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comment For a very amateur rider, is Specialized or Trek worth it?
Welcome to Bicycles! Product recommendation questions are generally a poor fit for a Q&A site; the answers quickly become out of date. There are many previous posts that will help you know what to look for when buying a new/first road bike, commuter bike and mountain bike.
May
2
comment Can I swop my 29“ wheels on my boardman mx sport for 26”
Welcome to Bicycles! This site doesn't work like a traditional forum; its focus is well researched answers to detailed and specific questions. Your question has no indication that you have done any research of your own, or have thought through what the problems and solutions might be. For now I am going to put this question on hold and recommend you Take the Tour for an intro on how this site works. You are welcome to come back, clarify your question and ask for it to be reopened.
May
2
comment Can I swop my 29“ wheels on my boardman mx sport for 26”
Welcome to Bicycles SE. We're looking for answers with more detail. Please consider expanding your answer to further elaborate on why or how the handling will be ruined A short answer like this is likely to get downvoted, flagged for moderator intervention, and possibly deleted.
Apr
27
comment How can I clean sand off my bike chain?
I don't take the chain off, and I usually spend around 15-20 minutes if I am trying to be reasonably thorough.
Mar
16
comment Will using a pannier rack mounting kit damage a carbon frame Axiom vs Tubus
Welcome to Bicycles SE. We're looking for answers with specific details. Please edit your post so it answers the primary question which is "Will a rack damage my carbon frame/how do I mount a rack on a carbon frame? A rambling answer like this is likely to get downvoted, flagged for moderator intervention, and possibly deleted.
Mar
15
comment How you can reduce wind noise in the ears while cycling?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. We're looking for answers with more detail. Please consider expanding your answer to further elaborate on the details, benefits and drawbacks of "cover ear". You may also want to look at your grammar and formatting. A short answer like this is likely to get downvoted, flagged for moderator intervention, and possibly deleted.
Feb
26
comment Buying brake levers, how do I find the correct ones for my bike?
Please don't answers that just say "thanks", or re-hash information that has already been posted. If you Take the Tour, you will see that unless you have something new to add, you should up-vote the existing answers you like, and can down vote answers that are incorrect, misleading, or that do not add substantially to the content that is already here.
Feb
26
comment Buying brake levers, how do I find the correct ones for my bike?
For an intro to how this and other Stack Exchange Q & A sites work, please Take the Tour. This site doesn't work like a traditional forum; it's focus is detailed and well researched answers to specific questions. I have combined your answers into one and deleted the other(s), as well as standardizing the grammar and spelling a bit.
Feb
26
comment Why do my pedals shake and pop?
Mike, welcome to Bicycles.SE. For an intro to how this and other Stack Exchange Q & A sites work, please Take the Tour. This site doesn't work like a traditional forum; it's focus is detailed and well researched answers to specific questions. I have combined your three answers into one and deleted the other two, as well as standardizing the grammar and spelling a bit.
Feb
23
comment Opposed cone chainless progressive 24 speed gearing system using belts, has it been tried?
Reminder (once again to several who were involved) to take these discussions to chat. In addition, the debate about what questions should be considered on and off topic is appropriately covered on Meta, most notable here and here.
Feb
17
comment How do you count the number of links in a chain?
Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat; additional comments no longer relevant to the edited post have also been deleted.
Feb
15
comment Can I mix and match cogs from 2 different SRAM cassettes and still expect it to work?
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Feb
12
comment Choice of two Stevens bikes, which one makes more sense?
Product recommendation questions are generally a poor fit for a Q&A site since the answers quickly become out of date. There are a number of previous posts that will help you know what to look for when buying a new/first road bike, commuter bike and mountain bike.
Jan
29
comment What is a good gents' hat to wear while cycling in formalwear?
This question is hilarious in both form and topic, but unfortunately it's only going to lead to opinion based answers and comments like the "funeral" one. Voting to close as "opinion-based".
Jan
26
comment how to increace the friction between tyre and road
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Dec
14
comment Winter cycling clothes in full black
Good additions, @cyder1. I took the liberty of adding a link and using the editing tools to format your answer for a bit better readability. Welcome to Bicycles.SE.
Sep
15
comment Good books for the bike self-repair newb who wants to learn how every aspect of a modern hybrid work
Welcome to Bicycles.SE. This is a site that tries to maintain a focused question and answer format, rather than collection of broad, free-ranging thread like you might see in a typical forum. For an intro to how this and other Stack Exchange Q & A sites work, please Take the Tour. Many general questions like this have been asked, and can be found by using the site search.
Aug
27
comment Choosing the right wheel size in my cycle computer
Welcome to Bicycles.SE. Check out the formatting options available using the icons above the answer box. Formatting can make what you write much easier for others to read. I'll make an attempt at editing you answer; check it out as a guide, and make sure I have retained your meaning.
Aug
26
comment Shoe covers (or other tricks) for commuting in shorts
And look into Fenders like Moz says, if you frame will accept them.
Aug
26
comment Shoe covers (or other tricks) for commuting in shorts
I have, and they are comfortable enough for my commute. If your shell is uncomfortable, the sweat band option, or socks just long enough that the shell sits over them is an option.