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Sep
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comment Reuse oversized hardtrail frame to build a commuter bike?
@arne should I not mention the use of a drop bar since it wasn't specifically mentioned? Drop bar bikes are pretty common commuters and most people don't understand geometry that well, so I thought it best to cover all the bases from longest to shortest cockpit. Also, suggesting TT bars keeps all the problems with drop bars and adds some more. TT bars are designed for breaking, sprinting, and climbing, not holding onto for long distances, so for many they cause nerve impingement. They also have the same reach problems as drop bars for this situation. But you do get hip points, so there's that.
Sep
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comment Reuse oversized hardtrail frame to build a commuter bike?
@Batman a 20.5", which basically an XL, is 2-3 sizes too big for someone 5'7". At that point it's more than just a matter of standover.
Sep
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comment Reuse oversized hardtrail frame to build a commuter bike?
Jeeze, bicyycles.stackexchange got a little standoffish while I was gone.
Sep
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answered Reuse oversized hardtrail frame to build a commuter bike?
Sep
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answered Hookless rim benefits
Sep
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answered Pedal bearings (friction and spinning)
Jul
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Noticeably more Muscle on one leg than the other?
Jul
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answered Noticeably more Muscle on one leg than the other?
Jun
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awarded  Notable Question
Jun
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comment What are the advantages of filling tires with Nitrogen instead of air?
@Blam That's relatively insignificant. Nitrogen pays off when you're talking about temperature swings of 100F, 200F, or more, which is a very real possibility in motorsports racing. F1 tires can reach 300F. Bicycle tires don't come anywhere close to those kinds of temperature swings.
Jun
6
answered Carbon Fork Noise
Jun
6
comment How many freewheel thread sizes are there?
@BMXftw Is the pitch of the thread different, as in the freewheel starts to thread on but quickly becomes difficult? Or is the diameter of the threaded portion of the freewheel too large or too small?
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awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
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comment Is it harmful for a hydraulic brakes bike to be put upside down
Down voted why?
Mar
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comment Spoke tension - is a left tilt ok to prevent explosion?
Usually nice to explain a downvote
Mar
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reviewed Close Advice on buying a SCOTT SUB Sport 10 2014
Mar
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reviewed No Action Needed Why don't road bikes use v-brakes?
Mar
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reviewed Close if my height is 5'9" what mtb should I buy?