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Dec
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comment Is the 'shark wheel' a good idea for a bicycle?
Plenty of bicycle wheels in The Netherlands look like this.
Nov
26
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Sep
16
comment Pros and cons of gears in bottom bracket vs. rear hub?
@Kibbee With a touring bicycle (recumbent or not), I want a small gear to go up with a big load, but with the same big load I'm still going fast when it's going down a bit. I agree that I rarely feel that my 526% is not enough, but I suspect that with a recumbent of velomobile, it might be.
Sep
15
comment Bottom bracket with built-in internal hub - does this exist?
How about the Pinion?
Sep
15
comment Pros and cons of gears in bottom bracket vs. rear hub?
@Batman Is it? One problem with Rohloff is that the gear range is not quite as large as some might want it to be, in particular for recumbents and velomobiles. Even on my regular touring I've had moments wishing for a larger largest gear, with full load, 526% is not quite ideal.
Sep
15
comment Pros and cons of gears in bottom bracket vs. rear hub?
@Batman Interesting, I missed that one. It could use some updating now that there is actually one on the market, though.
Sep
15
comment Why not have the gears inside the bottom bracket?
The Pinion gear is in the bottom bracket. 18 gears, 636% gear range. Not cheap.
Sep
15
comment What are the pros and cons of internal gears?
For what it's worth, I've used Rohloff down to -40°C and I've never had it stop working completely, although I have experienced the slipping effect. I would usually park it indoors when it was cold though.
Sep
15
asked Pros and cons of gears in bottom bracket vs. rear hub?
Aug
13
comment Mechanism to draw rear wheel back and tighten chain stuck; oil not helping, what's next?
@DanielRHicks Will try
Aug
13
revised Mechanism to draw rear wheel back and tighten chain stuck; oil not helping, what's next?
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Aug
13
comment Mechanism to draw rear wheel back and tighten chain stuck; oil not helping, what's next?
The thing on the left (with a thread visible) is stuck. It is supposed to be connected to the thing sticking out on the right, but regardless of how much I loosed the thing sticking out on the right, the thing on the left won't move. Sorry, I don't know the right terminology.
Aug
12
comment Mechanism to draw rear wheel back and tighten chain stuck; oil not helping, what's next?
@Klaster_1 I haven't tried knocking too much yet, I'm worried to break things. My bicycle is currently in a quite useable but suboptimal state...
Aug
12
revised Mechanism to draw rear wheel back and tighten chain stuck; oil not helping, what's next?
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Aug
12
asked Mechanism to draw rear wheel back and tighten chain stuck; oil not helping, what's next?
Aug
5
comment What are the risks of fenders/mudguards?
I've had things (in particular sticky snow) stuck between mudguard and fenders, causing the wheel to jam. I've never crashed as a consequence. It just means I stop.
Jul
29
comment What bicycle to buy for commuting to work and for leisure (Aberdeen)
For commuting, get a luggage rack. Cycling with panniers is so much better than cycling with a backpack!
Jul
26
comment How to commute to work on your bike and dress up
@eldering That works on a touring bike as well, and I've even seen mountain bikes with luggage racks. I personally hate cycling with a backpack and for me a luggage racks is very high priority for any bicycle, no matter how high-end or low-end.
Jul
23
comment How to commute to work on your bike and dress up
@Johnny I changed the first sentence to point out what it relates to people who sweat when cycling, but not when walking.
Jul
23
revised How to commute to work on your bike and dress up
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