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Oct
3
reviewed Reviewed Is a leather saddle appropriate for all-weather riding?
Oct
3
comment Is a leather saddle appropriate for all-weather riding?
Proofide is a leather conditioner that helps the break in process and adds weather resistance. I wouldn't leave the bike out in the sun or heavy rain with only Proofide but I would (and do) ride in all weather on a leather saddle conditioned with Proofide.
Oct
3
awarded  Custodian
Oct
3
reviewed Reviewed Is a sprung saddle the answer to the saddle problems on my commuter bike?
Oct
2
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
1
comment What is the optimal cadence?
@Vorac, thanks for clarifying your question. I've added some discussion of cadence and knee strain.
Oct
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revised What is the optimal cadence?
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Sep
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revised What is the optimal cadence?
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Sep
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revised What is the optimal cadence?
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Sep
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answered What is the optimal cadence?
Sep
27
comment Can Tacx Flow head unit work with old (2002) Basic frame/brake?
I do not know the answer to your question but I have a 2005 Tacx Flow and the load generator for that year was the same as the load generator for the Tacx I-Magic and the Tacx Grand Excel -- and in previous years the Grand Excel and the Basic used the same load generator. The question then, of course, is whether the Grand Excel's load generator changed between 2002 and 2005.
Sep
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revised Relative efficiency of different commute bike setups
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Sep
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answered Relative efficiency of different commute bike setups
Sep
1
answered Velodrome atmospheric conditions
Aug
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awarded  Yearling
Aug
10
comment Why is BMX gearing so low
It's exactly because of the acceleration. BMX courses put a premium on being the first to the turn so the start is critical. Recently, UCI rules governing BMX have been amended to allow gearing systems but BMX riders have eschewed them, in part because they put out a max instantaneous power in excess of 2000 watts and few bicycle gearing systems can take that much load without risking a missed shift.
Aug
5
comment when does the pace bike leave in Keirin?
I don't think this is quite exactly right. The UCI regulations specify not a distance to be traveled but rather the distance remaining: no matter the length of the track, the pacer pulls off between 600 and 700 meters before the finish line. Thus, if the track is 250 meters long the pacer pulls off about 2.5 laps before the finish; if the track is 333 meters long the pacer pulls off 2 laps before the finish; and if the track is 400 meters long the pacer pulls off 1.5 laps before the finish.
Aug
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revised Why aren't Tour de France riders going any faster?
updated for 2012 Tour and Giro results
Jul
31
comment Do higher speed crashes result in less serious injuries.
They reported odds ratios because the study was a case-control with a non-random sample design so the selection bias makes the population-level effect size impossible to estimate.