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answered Shoe covers (or other tricks) for commuting in shorts
Aug
7
comment Spokes keep breaking
Where are the spokes breaking? At the elbow (where they attach to the hub), or the nipple (where they attach to the rim)?
Jun
10
comment converting stem shifters to brifters
If you're not sure about all the individual parts, take a look at the complete kits on wiggle, chainreaction, SJS or another good retailer. Or, of course, find a good local bike shop and take it in.
Jun
10
comment converting stem shifters to brifters
By "main stem", I assume you mean the down tube. You might find a diagram like this helpful since the names aren't always obvious. For the cable stops, you're looking for something like these to bolt into the existing shifter braze-on.
Jun
9
comment Are Hövding helmets safer than regular helmets?
There's a video somewhere of a wearer accidentally triggering the airbag while pulling on a jacket. I can't find a link immediately, but it certainly supports the false triggering hypothesis.
Apr
24
comment Wheel builder London?
I agree this is probably off-topic here - try a London-specific forum like LFGSS. The atmosphere can be a little robust sometimes, but I can't think of a better place to find East-London wheelbuilders.
Apr
8
comment can you use a cycle path to bypass red lights?
Since I regularly see drivers getting this wrong, it's worth being clear: the light only controls the stop line. If you don't cross a line, it doesn't matter where the light is or what colour it's showing.
Apr
7
answered can you use a cycle path to bypass red lights?
Mar
18
answered New Rear Wheel goes out of true
Mar
17
comment Will disc brakes aggravate the problem with spokes pulling through the rim?
In the nicest possible way, you asked a question and got an answer. This isn't really the right format for long conversations; it works better to ask follow-up questions as self-contained new questions on the site.
Mar
17
comment Will disc brakes aggravate the problem with spokes pulling through the rim?
There will definitely be more strain on the NDS braking spokes, yes, but it shouldn't be problematic if the wheel is built correctly. Just to reiterate, something is terribly wrong if you routinely have spokes pull through a rim, and while you should fix whatever is causing that, it's not a good foundation for reasoning about other wheels.
Jan
28
answered Schwalbe Marathon Plus recurring puncture - options?
Jan
20
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Dec
19
comment Are road brakes designed not to brake too much?
Do you mean it's harder to (exert sufficient braking force to) lock the wheels, or takes longer to actually stop? IMO the former is false, unless your brakes are set up badly, and the latter is true and explained by having a smaller contact patch and (as Z. Fechten said) higher speed.
Dec
17
comment Coping with crash fear?
Do you understand why you crashed? Figuring out what happened, and what to look out for so you can anticipate, avoid or ameliorate it in future, is generally helpful.
Dec
5
comment Is there any rule of thumb for comparing lights rated in lux and lumens?
No clue. I've seen OP's light wearing a few different badges, and I was hoping the comparison would include one of the rebranded versions. Couldn't find one, but maybe OP knows that light well enough to tell roughly where it sits.
Dec
5
answered Is there any rule of thumb for comparing lights rated in lux and lumens?
Sep
30
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Sep
24
comment Why is it important to keep equal number of turns when building a wheel?
No, if the rim is warped, you'd expect quite different tensions/number of turns. Some spokes will be carrying only the "base" tension, and some will be doing extra work correcting the rim.
Mar
11
answered Vegetable oil to oil a bike?