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accepted Cleaning Carbon Black off a Bicycle
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accepted How much does a typical cardboard bike box weigh?
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asked How much does a typical cardboard bike box weigh?
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comment Cleaning Carbon Black off a Bicycle
@arne I'm actually unsure. Both bikes I have this issue with are reasonably smooth, but perhaps not as much as another of my bikes which I'm sure is powder coated. Do you think that would make a difference?
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comment Cleaning Carbon Black off a Bicycle
@hillsons since it only seems to be a problem after the rain, it's possible that some mud or other debris are getting mixed into it as well. However, I'm reasonably confident that the main ingredient is brake dust.
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asked Cleaning Carbon Black off a Bicycle
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comment How can I interpret the intent of and respond to cars behind me honking?
@Izkata Actually this isn't really a bad thing. Notwithstanding that in rush hour in most Canadian cities, bikes travel about as fast as cars, and that Michelle is taking up less space by cycling than by driving, in most jurisdictions (and, to my knowledge, all Canadian jurisdictions), cyclists are permitted, and even instructed, to take the entire lane when it is too narrow to share safely. From a legal perspective, any lane which is less than about 8ft wider than a typical car is too narrow to share with a cyclist. Michelle is being courteous by allowing cars to share her lane at all.
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revised How can I interpret the intent of and respond to cars behind me honking?
Added more on appearances.
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comment How can I interpret the intent of and respond to cars behind me honking?
@dsalo Good suggestion. I don't encounter Trolls much at home, but have when I've biked abroad. I've lumped them in with "Enemies" in the last section, and updated the text accordingly.
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revised How can I interpret the intent of and respond to cars behind me honking?
Incorporated dsalo's suggestion of Trolls.
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answered How can I interpret the intent of and respond to cars behind me honking?
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comment Can I mount a wheel with a narrow hub to a wide frame?
I was thinking of the Sturmey Archer 8 Speed IGH, which comes in a disk mount version. However, consulting their site, I see that the disk mount version is actually 127mm, and there's even a wide version at 134mm. Still be interesting to have an answer to the original question though.
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asked Can I mount a wheel with a narrow hub to a wide frame?
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