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Sep
3
awarded  Yearling
Sep
4
awarded  Yearling
Sep
27
comment Problem with chain `skipping` (but not trying to shift)
Stiff links can often be fixed by flexing the chain from side to side a little.
Sep
21
answered How often should I grease and repack my hubs and bottom bracket?
Sep
18
answered What type of chain lube is best for winter riding?
Sep
16
answered How do you calculate aerobic and anaerobic heart rates?
Sep
11
answered Why should I wear bicycle clothes made of spandex?
Sep
11
comment What should I look for in clipless pedals and shoes?
Downsides of Crank Bros pedals (Egg Beaters, anyway) is that the bearings don't last. They have one bearing and one bushing and the bushing wears quickly, leading to a pedal with a lot of play on the axle. Be prepared to rebuild/have them rebuilt.
Sep
10
comment What is the best floor pump?
+1 for Silca. Inexpensive in the first place and everything's user-replaceable and easily available. Worn washer? Buy a new one for £1 and your pump is as good as new.
Sep
8
answered What's the cheapest way to get into training with power?
Sep
8
comment What's the cheapest way to get into training with power?
The Polar system worked by measuring the resonant frequency of the chain. From this it derived the chain tension and the rider's power. IIRC tests showed it to be less accurate than direct measurement systems but it tracked changes in power (relative power, not absolute, is what really matters) reasonably well. Looked fugly and was a pain to clean though.
Sep
4
answered I'm changing from 8-speed to 10-speed will I need to replace my rear Hub?
Sep
4
answered What to use to clean your chain (and cogs)?
Sep
4
awarded  Teacher
Sep
4
answered What range of sprockets is useful in a road bike cassette?
Sep
3
answered What are the 'easiest' ways to determine functional threshold power?
Sep
3
awarded  Supporter