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You can never have enough bicycles, but my wife says eight is enough.


Mar
26
comment What is the correct language for talking about cyclocross?
I've also heard (and said) "racing cross"
Mar
6
comment gatorskin tyres
Some tires are harder to put on then others, but it should fit. Checkout these questions/answers for some tips: bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/4602/… or bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/1235/…
Mar
5
comment 7 speed to 8 or 9 speed cassette change
You may also need to change the rear derailleur to aloow more gears. The shifter, cassette and derailleur all work together.
Jan
24
comment Looking for components needed to route 3 cables on top of toptube for cyclocross bike
You need at least one cable stop on the seat stay as the cable will be coming from the seat and not the downtube.
Jan
15
comment Recommendations for bike headlight…possibly running on AA batteries?
Wow, how long is the cable, the images make it look like you would need both the light and battery on the helmet. The actual light on the older MiNewt I have is very small (similar looking to the 1800) but the cable is only 5 or 6 inches and you need to mount the battery close.
Jan
10
comment Recommendations for bike headlight…possibly running on AA batteries?
The 1800 does offer longer run time at low/medium but does require separate battery pack. I have an older MiNewt with this setup. While it is nice to leave the light on the bike and just bring the battery in to charge, the Lumina all in one is much nicer (to me) it is easy to get on/off both the handlebar mount (in your link) and the helmet mount. Putting the 172g Lumina on helmet will be much nicer than the 435g 1800.
Jan
9
comment Recommendations for bike headlight…possibly running on AA batteries?
yes exactly. I have seen some web sites in the past that show the width and focus of the beam of light, but cannot find it right now. The way the light spreads out makes a difference. The optics as well as the reflecting focus from inside the light. Some are more wide beam, some more focused. I think the NightRider Lumina series has a good beam of light not extremely narrow focused but not wide at all, enough to spread out across a lane of traffic, with ambient spreading a bit wider.
Jan
9
comment Recommendations for bike headlight…possibly running on AA batteries?
I recently purchased the Nightrider Lumina 650 with 650 lumens and love the USB charging and helmet mount. It is almost too bright. I've taken it on roads and trails, on roads I almost feel like I'm blinding drivers, but on trails it really shines (pun intended), fully lighting up the trail with plenty of distance to see and ride at upwards of 18-20 mph (wide gravel trails) and with the helmet mount, can look around when going slower on single track sections. Very nice all in one unit with no wires.
Jan
9
comment V-Brake levers for drop handlebars?
Yeah, accidentally posted and then took too long to edit. - 42-622 is 28x1.60 or 700x40mm which are quite wide for a road/cyclocross type of bike. The widest I've ridden on my CX bikes is 35mm. 40mm is not that much more, if your bicycle has the clearance (chain and seat stays) to handle the width, these mini V-Brakes should handle the width... I've never ridden studs, but have seen some that are very short (almost just rivets in the tire) to inch tall spikes. It will again depend on bike clearance more than the brake clearance. In short, these mini V-Brakes should allow the 42x622 tires.
Jan
9
comment V-Brake levers for drop handlebars?
42-622 is 28x1.60 or 700x40 which are quite wide for a road/cyclocross type of bike. If your bicycle can handle the width, I
Jan
7
comment What is a wireless crankset?
Yes most likely all cranksets are wireless. A buddy has an older SRM wired power meter and the wire runs from the head unit to the bottom bracket area to a sensor magnet that is required to be within 3-5mm of the power meter lid (covers the power meter on the cranks), so even this 'wired' power meter is truly a wireless crankset.
Dec
31
comment Frequent flats with Michelin Pro3's
This has been my experience too, everything sticks to these tires. I highly recommend an inspection everytime you get done with a ride, get anything out/off before it can get worked further into the rubber.
Dec
10
comment Social network for bike users
I love the social parts of Strava.com (Kudos, Segments, Clubs, Segment leader boards) but they do not offer a way to really communicate in text (other than ride comments).
Sep
14
comment brake lever will not return
I have had my pads too high as well - rubbing the tire raw, but don't get this type of ridge/lip when it rubs the tire, just when it is too low and is over the edge towards the spokes.
Sep
8
comment How to clean white handlebar tape?
I love Simple Green, but no longer leave it on or let parts soak in it for very long... (velonews.competitor.com/2005/11/bikes-and-tech/technical-faq/…)
Aug
8
comment How to convert 17“ bike to 18” without changing frame
Also, when you raise the handlebars by adjusting the angle, the handlebars move ever so closer to the seat. You don't want to be too stretched out, but not too compact either.
Aug
8
comment How to convert 17“ bike to 18” without changing frame
When I got a new stem for my single speed, I went with an adjustable stem and have been happy with it. It is one additional area for something to loosen, I have noticed it loosens up a bit. The one I got has notches so it doesn't fully slip but just gets a little sloppy and I tighten it up.
Jun
28
comment Self-made studded tyre with glue?
Cheap and easily replaceable are helpful factors too.
May
30
comment How do I prevent STI shifter cables from blocking access to my Randoneering Bag or Handlebar bag?
Looking at images of Shimano STI shifters on amazon, the Tiagra level shifter has the brake cable coming out the side. Upgrading to the 105 or higher has both the brake and shift cable that run under your handlebar tape.
May
15
comment What map / navigation / bike direction apps are available for the iphone for commuting / urban cycling
Have you tried using the walking directions the iPhone maps app provides?