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Sep
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Sep
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comment 'safety dot' on rims
Some have a groove instead, but the idea is the same
Aug
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comment wedge/saddle rail mounted bags interchange
I guess this is an MTB thing then (and tagged it as such). I have one of these, and I can't imagine loading enough weight in there that it could generate enough force to break the webbing or the buckles
Aug
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Aug
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revised wedge/saddle rail mounted bags interchange
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Aug
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comment Do skilled cyclists really “use the front brake alone probably 95% of the time”?
It's true that max braking force comes from the front wheel, but I interpreted Brad's statement as I'd rather risk a back wheel skid than a front wheel skid, which seems sensible
Aug
21
comment wedge/saddle rail mounted bags interchange
You can also get wedge bags that use straps and/or velcro instead of fixed mounts, if you just want to move a saddlebag between bikes and aren't already dependent on a specific fixed mount.
Aug
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comment En masse bicycle commuting
But a decent infrastructure for fast, confident cyclists already largely exists: it's the roads. The great value of dedicated provision is that it gives slow and inexperienced cyclists a way to get around when they're not prepared to ride in traffic
Aug
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revised En masse bicycle commuting
follow-up question
Aug
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comment En masse bicycle commuting
I dislike that argument because it's exactly the type of reasoning that leads to drivers claiming exclusive priority on roads!
Aug
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comment En masse bicycle commuting
I'd agree with Brad: on shared-use paths, I always give priority to pedestrians and slow right down around small children and dogs - because they're unpredictable. In the same way, for inexperienced or just less-confident cyclists to feel safe on a bike path, I have to give them space to wobble a bit and not terrify them by sprinting past out of their blind spot
Aug
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answered En masse bicycle commuting
Aug
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comment Maximum weight an average bicycle can carry?
Maybe consider inflating them to a slightly higher pressure then. There are some tables online (eg), but mostly you just want to avoid pinch flats from the rim bottoming out, without making the ride harsher than necessary
Aug
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comment The back brake on my bike is not functional, is it illegal for me to cycle?
Shift your weight back and modulate the brake with a little more care then
Aug
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answered Does anybody manufacture extra-wide (3E/4E or EEE/EEEE ) wide road or mountain biking shoes?
Aug
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revised A general explanation of rim, tire and tube specifications
missed a bit of question
Aug
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answered A general explanation of rim, tire and tube specifications
Aug
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answered My Road bike pedals locked up tonight. Why?
Jul
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comment Does a typical floor pump have an integrated one-way valve?
I know the valve is held closed when the inner tube pressure exceeds external pressure, and opens if the external pressure exceeds the internal pressure. However, the OP asked if the pump relies on this, and my pump demonstrably does not rely on this, apparently using instead an internal return valve.
Jul
24
comment Does a typical floor pump have an integrated one-way valve?
I can see how OP could think it possible, since the valve is held closed by pressure from inside the tube. So, in principle, the pump could force the valve open briefly just by exceeding the pressure inside the tube ... I suspect it would be very inefficient and much harder work though.