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Jul
27
comment Why ride a fixed-gear bike?
If you want to derail the chain, it needs to be able to flex sideways a bit. If you want to fit multiple sprockets between the dropout and spokes, it limits their maximum thickness and the spacing between them. Fixed, singlespeed and hub-gear chains don't need that flex and are thicker and stronger.
Jul
26
revised What is the logo gear worn by non-commuter cyclists?
include un-sponsored club kit
Jul
26
suggested approved edit on What is the logo gear worn by non-commuter cyclists?
Jul
26
comment Why ride a fixed-gear bike?
@BillyONeal ... no reason why the metal on cassettes or chainrings would be any thinner. So you run a 1/8" chain with a derailleur? If you use the more usual 3/32", most fixed gear bikes will have 33% more material to absorb wear on each tooth
Jul
17
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
20
comment Is there legal recourse to drivers passing too close?
OP mentioned the distance of 3 feet, and even linked to the statute.
Jun
20
comment Is there legal recourse to drivers passing too close?
A wet sock you say? What I wouldn't give for so robust a response from the local criminal justice system.
Jun
14
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
12
comment What is lever throw and cable slack?
You mean, so you can't modulate your braking force?
Jun
11
comment What does an expensive wheel have over a cheap wheel?
Surely it means a cheap wheel will be either light (but weak) or strong (but heavy)
Jun
11
comment Riding in nice office/casual clothes?
Might be a skin flora thing ... my wife has strong opinions on how I smell in most technical fabrics, and especially smelly helly.
May
31
answered Which clothes to use in wet weather for long distances?
May
29
answered Do Kevlar Belts really offer puncture protection?
Apr
3
comment Electronic bicycling ranking for the office cyclists?
You mean like clubs?
Jan
22
comment Bicycle lights- Indicating in the dark
FYI, I just saw this article, which seems relevant.
Jan
21
comment Bicycle lights- Indicating in the dark
Good point! (I was thinking of motor traffic, and anyway use a light strong enough to light a reflector myself).
Jan
21
comment Bicycle lights- Indicating in the dark
In general, if someone is close enough they need to see your signal, they're probably close enough to illuminate retroreflectives with their headlights. So, something like this or this would probably be fine, and doesn't need either a clip or a battery. (OK, the second is really for ankles, but might work if you have thick wrists).
Jan
20
awarded  Yearling