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May
9
comment Disabling back-pedal brake
@CareyGregory easier to skid?
May
1
comment What is the braking (stopping) distance for bicycles?
Yeah just about to answer the same. I would also say the road surface and tyre width play a big part too. And of course the classic are you using front or back brake.
May
1
comment BMX gearing - for road / commuting
Have a play around with this sheldonbrown.com/gears and to be honest your best bet is to work out what gearing is right for yourself. If you have someone with a higher gear ratio try a spin on their bike and see how it fits and work from that
Apr
24
comment How to avoid riding on a gravel on the road sides? + Riding through traffic lights
Out of interest where are you from? Not being able to claim the lane sounds dangerous but then again if you're from russia according to youtube no where on the road is safe :)
Apr
12
comment I'm lost with all the names of bike parts flying around!
No offence but what do you need that you can't get from your LBS? Unless track cycling is non existent by you I'd imagine they would have all the parts necessary, the only difference between a fixie and standard bike is the rear hub
Mar
22
comment What to do with old tires?
sounds like he's hooked up or else adopting the Sky approach of marginal gains :)
Feb
19
comment Is this rim safe?
Yeah I think it should be fine it's a 40mm deep rim and just looks as cheap as it was
Sep
3
comment Correct riding position on a road bike
Yeah that's why I was considering the layback seatpost. Since my stem is already inline with my front hub. I've heard that having the seat behind the BB can affect performance.
May
23
comment How do I wrap a road bike handlebar?
what do you mean by going around the lever once? how does this get 3 strips?
May
21
comment Will a track wheel work with the dropouts on my frame?
Ah crap forgot to type spacers, I figure 2mm on the sprocket side and 5mm on the non drive side. To keep chainline straight
May
21
comment Will a track wheel work with the dropouts on my frame?
2mm and 5mm an option?
May
2
comment Biopace chain rings and front deraileur rub
Apologies zenbike I added the video as another another view of the problem. @Daniel R Hicks Yup quality pretty shite. I can't really see much of the chain ring being bent. How can I test and if needs be fix?
May
2
comment Biopace chain rings and front deraileur rub
opinion
Apr
25
comment Reducing saddle bounce when increasing cadence
Suspension seatpost looks the ticket
Apr
18
comment Efficient gear shifting
Yeah I'm pretty sure I'm a masher out of habit. I do have a new goal of getting larger distances under my belt and upping my endurance since it's pretty meh atm.
Apr
18
comment Efficient gear shifting
Seems a purchasing a bike computer is next on the list of things to :)
Mar
28
comment What are the “monument” races?
Upvote for Eddy Merckx reference just read his wiki somewhat of a God on the saddle
Mar
23
comment geared to fixied options
Pretty dead set on fixed. I've seen some drop out conversion kits but I'm a little dubious of them. Then again they may be my only option if I do not want a slack chain
Mar
8
comment what to look for when buying bicycle pants
@DanielRHicks Yeah I know, but many ppl have the mini kryptos attached to their jeans and no doubt a few $60 locks have been lost due to Jean rippage. Perhaps a viable alternative, can't say till I try them. However my krypto is huge so it stays in the backpack. On the topic of wearing locks However I the levi's do have a few features I like, water resistance and reflective tape. Thou I do believe this is levi's cashing in on the rise of cycling. Blame hipsters!
Feb
29
comment what to look for when buying bicycle pants
150 quid for trousers! They look the part but my problem is how they will hold up to the weather and general dirt from the bike