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I love all things cycling. I happen to own a bicycle shop in downtown Guelph, Ontario.


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comment Differences between Biopace and Rotor cranks
But they are not the same, which is what I am getting at. Shimano and SRAM chainrings, while both round, are far from the same. They are only the 'same' if you consider the common thread of being a chain ring sufficient to be the same. The reasoning behind the two products (biopace/RotoR) is the direct opposite with both supposedly reaching the same conclusion (less knee strain, greater traction etc). It is correctly spelled biopace.
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comment Oiling bike frame to keep it cleaner?
actually there are people who will get it on the drivetrain as well, with the intention of shedding mud. This is apparently a motocross/quad trick (originally) that made its way to the world of mountain bikes. What harm would it do to your drivetrain? My assumption is absolutely nothing. Pedros has a line of lubes that are made out of canola oil ... the only problem I ever had was that they would freeze quicker than a synthetic
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answered Oiling bike frame to keep it cleaner?
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comment Differences between Biopace and Rotor cranks
While it might seem the round is considered sub optimal ... it always seems to go back to round. Shifting performance is such a huge part of cycling (evidenced by SRAMs XX chainrings, shimanos DI2 etc) and I think it can be said that, without a doubt, shifting performance on round chainrings is far superior while shifting on the non-rounds is sub-optimal at best.
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comment How is stem length measured?
brightspoke.com/t/bike-stem-calculator.html I've used this to estimate how much rise one would achieve as well.
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comment Why is my chain so noisy after cleaning and lubricating?
I think this is a great comment. Proper lubrication for one and the concept of over cleaning the chain is spot on. I find people who soak a chain every time they clean it end up with shorter chain life and a noisier drive train.
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answered Differences between Biopace and Rotor cranks
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comment Differences between Biopace and Rotor cranks
I would disagree with your statement that they are basically the same product because, in my experience and from what I have gathered, they are not. I won't edit that statement but I would suggest you might want to. I would note that your following two paragraphs suggest vast differences between the two products thus negating that first statement.
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revised Differences between Biopace and Rotor cranks
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