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Mar
12
comment I just bought a frame off this kid in my neighborhood but don't know who makes it?
Pictures would help a lot
Mar
9
comment WeeRide baby seat on a Trek FX7.5
For something like this it's probably worth taking the bike down to a store that sells it and getting it set up on the bike to ensure it's going to fit correctly.
Mar
1
comment Do 7-speeder and 21-speeder have similar minimum range of gear-inches?
You can use Sheldon's gear calculator. Enter the specifics from each bike, and compare the gear inches that it gives you.
Feb
23
comment Converting a 7/8spd cassette to 4/5spd
What is your purpose for doing this?
Feb
22
comment Should I dispose of my cheap bike or is it worthy to keep?
If you decide not to keep it, at least sell it to someone. Any bike can be put to use by somebody. Even if it's just for spare parts.
Feb
19
comment Are there any bluetooth speed sensor with data logging ability?
This might be the best solution if there isn't an existing speed sensor that can store data and save it to your computer. If you don't need the screen, you can even hide the head unit under the seat or on the underside of the stem to make it less obvious to thieves.
Feb
16
comment How do you count the number of links in a chain?
A quick way to count the number of links if you can remove the chain is to measure the chain with a measuring tape. Each link of the chain will be 1/2 an inch long. Take the total length of the chain in inches and multiply by 2 to get the number of links. If your chain is 57.5 inches long, you have 115 links. Measure from the middle of the first pin, to the middle of the last pin.
Feb
16
comment What is the relationship between block, gear speed and derailleur? With Pictures
I'm guessing that block is short for cassette/freewheel. It's a 14 speed bike with a 7 speed rear shifter. It will only be able to use 7 of those gears in the back because of the limitations of the shifter. I'm pretty sure I've heard the British blokes on GCN refer the the cassette as "block".
Feb
12
comment Can I mix and match cogs from 2 different SRAM cassettes and still expect it to work?
there isn't much difference between an 11 and 12 tooth cog. Assuming you are running a road bike with a 50 tooth chainring, an 11 tooth cog will make you go 51.7 KM/h at 90 rpm while the 12 tooth chainring will make you go 47.4 KM/h. Most people would struggle to make the bike go that fast.
Feb
9
comment Is the balancing easier on big cycles after the kid learns to ride pedal less bicycle?
The big advantage I found with runner bikes is that they work much better when the ground is uneven. Sidewalks are often banked to allow water to more easily run off them. Training wheels are terrible in this situation because they restrict the bike from standing upright. They want to stand at the same angle as the sidewalk or bike path. Using a runner bike or a regular bicycle without training wheels allows the bike to remain upright, making it easier to balance.
Feb
8
comment Upgrade gear ratio
If you go from 9 speed to 10 speed you have to change the rear shifter.
Feb
5
comment Best long distance padded shorts for tall man
This question could easily be fixed by changing the question to "What types of characteristics should I look for in shorts for long touring rides, and what products have those characteristics. Then people would respond with recommendations about which shorts they prefer, and what characteristics about the shorts make them fit for this purpose. The answers don't become outdated because we still know what characteristics to look for in shorts for long rides, and can Google for what others are using in lieu of the product that's no longer sold.
Feb
5
comment Best long distance padded shorts for tall man
@PeteH I think the [product recommendation ](meta.bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/276/)has been discussed on many times on meta. The general consensus seems to be that we will allow questions and answers as long as they aren't outright "what should I buy" but rather stuff like "I'm looking for a product that fits these my specific needs" and people responding with "here's a product that fit's your needs and here's the reasons why this product is a good solution". Stuff like my recent response is a good example.
Feb
5
comment Best long distance padded shorts for tall man
The "no product recommendations" is a hold over from the original 3 (StackOverflow, ServerFault, SuperUser). Product recommendations go out of date quickly for technology related stuff. Personally, I don't think that things go out of date that quickly in bicycles. Things tend to change a lot slower in the bicycle industry. In tech, even the technical questions can go out of date rather quickly. But, those are the rules. No product recommendations. We see a lot of product recommendations anyway, such as when people ask about flats, we say try Gatorskins or Schwalbe Marathon Plus.
Feb
5
comment Indoor trainer suitible for sprinting
@Criggie sometimes the roads aren't so good for sprinting either.
Feb
4
comment Can somebody identify my bike for me?
Looks like it says "Giant" in the downtube under all those stickers. That's a reputable bike company, so most likely not a BSO if that's what it says.
Feb
3
comment Gates Carbon Drive off-road experience?
I would think the only way to really do it properly would be to have a frame builder build the frame around the belt. I'm not a frame builder so I couldn't say if one couldn't rebuild the frame every time the belt needed to be changed, which hopefully wouldn't be that often. Another option would be to use a frame design such as this so that the belt doesn't have to go through the frame. I can't speak to how strong it was. The article does mention some strength problems around the bottom bracket.
Feb
2
comment Options for fully lined bulk cable housing
Probably off topic as any answers will go out of date quickly, but here's what I found in 3 minutes on google.
Feb
2
comment Could you make a bike frame out of 24kt gold?
I don't know how you define "statue" but there is a 99.999% pure gold coin measuring 50 cm in diameter and weighing in at 100kg.
Feb
2
comment durablity and brand?
@Moz I don't think that 10kg is a good number to go by for a full suspension mountain bike. This bike is definitely off-road worthy and weighs in at 14.33kg. With 6.8 KG being the UCI limit for road bikes, I don't think you'll find a lot of mountain bikes below 10kg.