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Apr
10
comment Is there a polite way to take the centre of the road without antagonizing motorists?
+1 for #3. In my city, the blinking lights are the difference between routine honking and aggressive behavior from motorists, and 100% of drivers patiently waiting to change lanes when passing.
Apr
3
revised Headwind when riding in a loop
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Apr
3
answered Headwind when riding in a loop
Mar
27
revised Cut U-Lock…Bicycle Left?
Edited for clarity and tense agreement.
Mar
27
answered Cut U-Lock…Bicycle Left?
Jan
21
comment Techniques for safely leaving a bike for 1-2 minutes in a safe-ish place
@CareyGregory It depends on the thief. Where I'm located, lower-end bikes are more often stolen by junkies who ride them off. Maybe vans and trucks are just a US thing? I've never seen or heard of this happening, but it seems like we get reports of someone riding off with a bike pretty frequently.
Dec
2
comment How is cornering on the road different than cornering on dirt?
@Vorac If you have good tires, and smooth, clean, pavement, you can corner very sharply on a road bike, at very high speeds. If you're doing 40km/h, and want to make a sharp 90 degree turn, you can do it, but you're going to have to lean pretty aggressively. If you don't want a pedal strike, then leaning both bike and body would seem to be the way to go.
Nov
30
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
30
comment What is a good bike for college?
@Batman +1, but the mini can actually fit in the back pocket of your jeans too!
Nov
28
comment Is cornering in snow any different?
Can't speak for cornering at "fun" speeds, but my practice riding a slick tire on icy roads last winter was always: start braking 200m before the turn, slow to less than 10km/h, and then turn the bike very slowly, making a wide turn, and keeping the bike as upright as possible. 0 falls, but maybe not what you're seeking.
Nov
22
comment What to look for when buying a single gear bike?
+1 for the fixed vs. single consideration. Also, 3 speed hubs make for a great about-the-town bike, as suggested.
Nov
22
answered What to look for when buying a single gear bike?
Nov
21
comment Can bicycling cause runner's knee?
Going to second what's been suggested about bike fit and gearing. If your bike fits, you should never have to stand, unless you're near a real mountain. Day to day commutes should have you in the saddle the whole time, even on hills. Gave myself ITB pain after riding a poorly fitting, overgeared bike in the Alps, but it went away with a few weeks of serious stretching.
Nov
11
revised Is it normal for a fixed gear bicycle's rear wheel to slip forward in its dropouts from time to time?
Changed "foot pounds" to "inch pounds"
Nov
11
comment Knowing what bicycle frame material I have
Probably if it is much heavier, it's not the material so much as the design. Many walmart brands produce 30 or 40 pound creatures from what I assume to be very low grade steel (sometimes called "Mystery Pig Iron" alloy). A good steel frame can be more or less identical in weight to an aluminium one. Use the magnet.
Nov
11
comment Removing bike interfaces to reduce likelyhood of theft?
One possibility in place of quick releasing pedals would be something like an egg beater pedal, which is difficult to ride without the required cleats.
Nov
10
comment Is it normal for a fixed gear bicycle's rear wheel to slip forward in its dropouts from time to time?
Interesting. By chain tensioner though, I meant that I already have tuggnuts. Possibly I'm using them incorrectly however. Is the idea to tension the chain with the nut, and then tighten down the main nuts, or is a different procedure needed?
Nov
9
asked Is it normal for a fixed gear bicycle's rear wheel to slip forward in its dropouts from time to time?
Nov
6
accepted Is it possible to mount a disk brake hub to a rim-brake rim?
Nov
6
asked Is it possible to mount a disk brake hub to a rim-brake rim?