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Aug
21
comment how do I paint a bicycle chain?
Are they really that much more expensive? I see some on Amazon for $8.99. Even my LBS only wants $15 or so for them.
Aug
21
comment Waht is the difference between Shwalbe's Basic compound and Performance compound tyres?
Haven't ridden both, so I won't leave a proper answer. I switched from a continental basic compound (~$40) to Schwab performance (~$65). The tires grip better, but somehow feel less sticky on the road during acceleration. Absolutely worth the money for me.
Aug
18
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
6
accepted How can I inflate Presta valve tires using a Presta compatible pump without bending the valve stem?
Aug
4
comment Are New York pedestrians allowed to use bike lanes?
@CareyGregory Actually, in many places and circumstances, pedestrians are allowed to walk on the surface of the road, against traffic. For example, on suburban roads without a sidewalk, this is usually legal.
Jul
28
asked How can I inflate Presta valve tires using a Presta compatible pump without bending the valve stem?
Jul
25
awarded  Teacher
Jul
25
revised Biking Tour Through the Alps: Via Claudia Augusta
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Jul
25
answered Biking Tour Through the Alps: Via Claudia Augusta
Jul
24
comment What are important items should I carry if I am plannig for 200 - 400 km
@PrasadSDeshpande You should train a lot more, or plan to go very slowly.
Jul
6
comment Most effective upgrades on Road bike
+1 for tire upgrades. I'd do that now in fact. Good tires cost a lot less than good wheels, and can make almost as much of a difference at non-pro speeds.
Jul
1
comment Is there any advantage to removing rust?
A disadvantage: removing rust may make your bike more attractive to junkies and other bike thieves. Possibly coincidental, but my 70's steel commuter was stolen after years of use, just a few weeks after I finally cleaned off all the rust.
Jun
24
accepted Learning to ride fixed gear: Clipless or not?
Jun
24
accepted Where do stolen bikes go?
Jun
24
comment Learning to ride fixed gear: Clipless or not?
Thanks! Do you find you still need to adjust if you ride the fixie the majority of the time? My geared commuter was stolen, so I expect to make the majority of my trips on the new bike.
Jun
24
asked Learning to ride fixed gear: Clipless or not?
Jun
20
comment Where do stolen bikes go?
@AlexJones That's a very nice link. I think the economic analysis is especially interesting.
Jun
20
comment Where do stolen bikes go?
This is quite a good resource. Thanks!
Jun
20
revised Where do stolen bikes go?
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Jun
20
asked Where do stolen bikes go?