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Nov
6
comment How to get over anger at inconsiderate drivers
Thank you, I see the difference now. Didn't notice the very slight difference in wording before.
Nov
5
comment How to get over anger at inconsiderate drivers
Your points 3 and 4 are the same?
Jul
18
comment Creaking sounds from the saddle tube?
It's definitely metal! There's no space-age technology on this horse :) Yeah, black-anodized aluminum would fit the bill.
Jul
18
comment Creaking sounds from the saddle tube?
I can't tell, @DanielRHicks. (It is written on the frame, that's the only way I knew that.)
Jul
18
comment Creaking sounds from the saddle tube?
Yes @DanielRHicks it's aluminum.
Jul
18
comment Creaking sounds from the saddle tube?
Of course you're right :) I just removed the saddle post and found the mark 1cm below the point that meets the tube, so technically it's not too high but I might still be putting too much weight on it. I also greased it while it was out; let's see if that helps! Put it as an answer?
Jul
18
comment Creaking sounds from the saddle tube?
Thanks, I checked for such a mark but didn't find any.
Sep
16
comment Protocol for slipstreaming another cyclist?
Thank you, I'll be sure to avoid you then.
Jun
14
comment Is it legal to pass a car on the right when that car is turning?
Sorry but I don't have time to dig up the actual paragraphs. I see your point of view, but I just happen to disagree. No harm in that.
Jun
13
comment Is it legal to pass a car on the right when that car is turning?
@unforgettableid - if I understand your right, you mean bicycling in the middle of your lane. Motorcycles should adhere to vehicular cycling because they can indeed move with the flow but bicycles should not. For bicycles, that is actually not legal in the countries where I learned to bicycle (Germany, Denmark) because bicycles are small and slow vehicles; vehicular cycling would be dangerous because it obstructs the traffic. I would definitely not dare to do so except on small, narrow, slow roads.
Sep
24
comment How do I deal with a dog chasing me when I'm touring?
@Luke: What, and pepper spray isn't? I'm surprised so many of the answers mention pepper spray as if it's something people carry around like a cell phone.
Aug
31
comment Toddler bike seat vs. bike trailer?
See also this question on Parenting.SE: At what development stage is an infant ready for a ride in a bike trailer?
Aug
31
comment Why are there almost no bikes with a single chainring?
+1 for the last paragraph alone.
Aug
31
comment Why are there almost no bikes with a single chainring?
My bike is like that: 1 ring in front, 8 in the back. I love this for the simplicity, plus I don't get dirty from the front ring because it's not "naked". I only use 6 of the gears and even that is perfectly fine for my 12km commute - and I'm one of the fastest non-racers on that route.
Aug
28
comment Is there a reason for brakes to be reversed in bikes with Hydraulic Brakes?
@Starx: What confuses me is that so many people respond that the left hand should do the front brake. I haven't ever thought about the reasons why the brakes are left/right but it seems that most people prefer the opposite of what's common, citing safety advantages?
Aug
28
comment Is there a reason for brakes to be reversed in bikes with Hydraulic Brakes?
FWIW I'm in Europe and every bike I've ever owned (nonhydraulic) has front brake on the left hand.
Aug
24
comment Protocol for slipstreaming another cyclist?
@Pete: What would you do? I guess just go by your own speed, and if it happens to match his speed then keep a little courtesy distance instead of drafting.
Aug
21
comment Is it considered rude to draft other random cyclists?
Your shopping bag comparison is unfair: drafting someone does not cost that person any energy. Other issues are more relevant, like safety and personal space.
Aug
21
comment Protocol for slipstreaming another cyclist?
Re: drafting really close, I'd never go closer than 1m distance, let alone overlapping (unless the one in front is my twin brother; the only person I'd trust that much). Because I'm riding a regular bike, I am not bent over as much and can easily see what's going on ahead, except perhaps a fast squirrel close by.
Aug
21
comment Protocol for slipstreaming another cyclist?
What does "cat 6" mean?