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Oct
23
comment What is the recommended type of tire for riding on wet pavement?
Learn to modulate the front brakes and you can stop faster, without flipping, and with less chance of skidding. Of course, if you do skid the front wheel, it's less recoverable.
Oct
22
comment Is it better to breathe through your nose or mouth when cycling?
cotton balls are balls of cotton wool. You can get the same substance in other shapes as well.
Oct
19
revised What effect does head tube angle have on a bicycle?
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Oct
19
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Oct
12
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Oct
8
comment What are the parts needed to build your own fixie?
I only mentioned it because of the juxtaposition of your last paragraph with Tim's comment about flat pedals: just in case someone (mistakenly) thought pedal resistance is sufficient with no foot retention. I didn't mean to suggest that going brakeless is a good idea, or to imply that you & Tim said so. I have two brakes and a lockring, myself.
Oct
6
comment What are the parts needed to build your own fixie?
If you're planning to go brakeless, you really need some form of foot retention. Otherwise if your feet come off the pedals (and good luck getting them back on as you gather speed downhill) you have no way of stopping short of jamming a shoe against your tyre. I'd prefer clipless, but toe clips can work too.
Oct
2
comment How do I make the platform side of a Shimano PD-A530 multi-purpose SPD pedal less “slippery”?
They're great, but I don't think the PD-A530 has a cage you can fit them to.
Sep
30
comment What to get for my second saddle?
Second the recommendation, but I have no idea how widely distributed they are (or where the OP is for that matter ... I'm just guessing $ means USD)
Sep
28
comment Should you use GT85 on your chain?
WD40 and GT85 aren't bad for your chain if used properly, which is to say for cleaning it. They're just not suitable lubricants.
Sep
26
revised for a single-speed conversion, is it always necesary to change bottom bracket?
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Sep
26
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Sep
26
answered for a single-speed conversion, is it always necesary to change bottom bracket?
Sep
17
answered What's special about bicycle socks?
Sep
16
comment How to stop handlebar from creaking
+1: over-tightening the handlebar clamp in particular can lead to the bar snapping at the edge of the clamp. If your stem is an aheadset with 4-bolt faceplate holding the bar, try to make sure all 4 bolts are evenly tight, so you're not focussing the pressure on one spot
Sep
9
comment Does the USADA have the authority to strip Lance Armstrong of his Tour de France titles?
I think this is technically correct, but misleading (as is the USADA soundbite in the question). If USADA decides confiscation of all titles is the appropriate sanction, UCI are likely bound to go along with that as a WADA signatory. That isn't quite the same as USADA having direct jurisdiction over French titles, but it gets the same result.
Sep
7
comment Why did the bike shop put grease on my seatpost?
If you have a better link to illustrate how commonly this happens (and is discussed), I'll happily edit it in.
Sep
7
answered Do bar-ends with brake levers exist?
Sep
7
comment Why did the bike shop put grease on my seatpost?
Aluminium alloy seatposts can seize too. I'm not sure whether it only happens if the surface oxide layer is damaged during insertion, but it definitely happens.
Sep
7
answered Why did the bike shop put grease on my seatpost?