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I like to ride and fix bikes. Fixed Gear, Cyclocross, Mountain Bike, Touring / Bike Packing...


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comment How long for legs to get used to fixed gear 15 mile daily ride
Throw a 17t cog on there and you should be much better off, that's damn near close to 70 gear inches if you're using 700x25c tires. That should be way easier on your legs at this point. You may want to swap back to the 15t later after your legs get used to riding this long. Alternatively a 17 or 18 tooth freewheel may be nice to use as well so that you can coast and rest until you're used to the distance.
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comment Where can I find a Shimano cs50 stopper fixing bolt?
mcmaster.com They have a huge selection of small hardware. Measure your existing bolt and get a replacement of similar length. These folks ship very quickly, so you should have your item in a couple days. I've ordered lots of different metric bolts for mounting racks, fenders, bottles, etc...
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reviewed No Action Needed Is there any kind of adapter to mount v-brakes or cantilevers to a frame that's not designed to accommodate them?
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reviewed No Action Needed Are there any parts I should replace on my SCOTT Metrix 20?
Apr
17
comment Are there sirens/horns that are like a car horn?
Not quite available yet as this was a kickstarter venture, but it was funded and should be available to non-sponsers soon.
Apr
17
answered Are there sirens/horns that are like a car horn?
Apr
11
answered High-quality commuting bike with “women's” frame
Apr
9
answered Tough road or touring frame/bike
Apr
8
comment Cyclocross racing with fixed gear road bike with cross tires
Keep in mind that you can swap your fixed cog with a freewheel (you'll probably want one with a nice easy ratio). A freewheel will thread on to your fixed gear hub, even if it's not a flip flop. I do this on my hardcourt polo bike with no problem.
Apr
8
comment What percentage of bike vs. car accidents at night could be avoided by good side visibility?
I've been using reflective rim strips and frame decals to some success. You want to keep them clean-ish to work. They add a good bit of additional side visibility. ridewithfiks.com
Apr
8
comment How to protect yourself from pollution in city cycling
Additionally, check out another question about respirators for pollution: bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/9267/…
Apr
8
comment How to protect yourself from pollution in city cycling
See related question about anti-pollution masks: bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/10245/…
Apr
7
comment What does vulcanizing solution in patch kits consist of? Can I buy it?
Just buy a bunch of cheap patch kits from your local bike shop. If you're running out of patch kit materials fast, you need better tires that are more puncture resistant or tuffy liners.
Apr
7
comment new tires for schwinn phocus 700C
Panaracer Ribmo - Not the lightest, but these things are durable, awesome flat protection. Available in tons of sizes. I'd recommend the 700x28c for a road bike.
Apr
4
comment How to protect rear derailleur while mountain biking?
I do know someone who rides hard and was having issues snapping derailleurs off. He was successfully using a shimano Alfine 11 speed on a moonlander without any issues to date.
Apr
3
comment Shimano SLX Rear Derailleur with Microshift bar end Shifters
Unfortunately, the micro shift bar ends do not support friction mode for rear deraileurs.
Apr
3
answered How to protect rear derailleur while mountain biking?
Apr
3
comment How to choose protective cycling gloves?
I also use these gloves for mountain biking. I have found them to wear out relatively fast, but for the price, they are a pretty good deal and provide a some good protection.
Apr
3
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Apr
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Best cycle to work provider?