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Jan
20
comment At what temperature do you say its too cold to ride a bike?
@SuspendedUser I'll grant you that's an objective answer, but I think we'll find it's the one and only objective answer. All others will be opinion and anecdote.
Jan
20
comment At what temperature do you say its too cold to ride a bike?
How is this anything but an opinion poll? I don't have sufficient rep here to cast a close vote but I sure would if I could. The question isn't answerable with objective facts or information.
Jan
20
comment At what temperature do you say its too cold to ride a bike?
Above 70F is hot? LOL.........
Jan
12
comment How accurate is the 'calories burned' figure on my GPS device?
@Criggie I understand that and go by more than just weight. I pay attention to how clothes fit and also body fat % as measured by calipers.
Jan
2
comment How to reduce vibrations to handlebars on aluminium road bike
@Frisbee The drops aren't farther away in the horizontal but they are farther away vertically, so if you're already at the limits of your comfortable aero position then the drops will indeed seem "farther away."
Dec
29
comment Traning for 2x250km in 4,5 months
Ditto to Criggie's comment. I'd be very worried about doing a ride of that length on a rented bike. Proper fit will be crucially important and it's pretty rare to have a wide selection of bikes when renting. You usually get maybe 1 or 2 choices.
Dec
2
comment Will strapping salsa anything cages on my suspension fork damage it?
How would you attach them?
Dec
1
comment first road bike
Oh, I see. Yeah, even low-end road bikes come with carbon forks these days.
Dec
1
comment first road bike
I don't think you'd ever find Sora on a carbon frame, but there's not necessarily something wrong with it. Could be the previous owner replaced the higher grade group set with Sora before selling it.
Dec
1
comment Upgrading front drailleur
Also braze-on vs. clamp attachment. I think the Sora is clamp only but I'm not sure.
Nov
24
comment What benefits do bike clubs provide?
@Frisbee I was agreeing with you that $400 is ridiculous.
Nov
23
comment What benefits do bike clubs provide?
My club allows anyone to join their group rides and that seems pretty typical of clubs around here. All they ask of non-members is that they sign a liability waiver since club insurance doesn't cover non-members.
Nov
23
comment What benefits do bike clubs provide?
I belong to a club that sponsors or supports racers and races, benefit rides, etc. Is it a racing club? No. They provide all the benefits listed in Batman's answer plus a few more like 4-5 group rides per week at varying levels of ability, and a spring and fall club dinner or picnic. Members get a 10% discount on everything at the LBS, which pretty much makes their prices match online prices. Non-members are welcome on the group rides. Membership fee is $40 per year. $400 per year is nuts unless you're getting something worth a hell of a lot more than group rides.
Nov
3
awarded  Famous Question
Nov
3
revised What to Look for In Gloves for Winter Commuting
Seems like it can be a reasonable question so trying to salvage.
Nov
3
reviewed No Action Needed MTB levers on a road bike conversion
Nov
3
reviewed No Action Needed Giant Overdrive 2 fork replacement
Nov
3
suggested approved edit on What to Look for In Gloves for Winter Commuting
Oct
31
comment How can I charge my phone while cycling?
@DanielRHicks Oh, I understand and agree, but solar chargers are mostly a waste of money for high-use devices like smartphones. They're great for other, less power-hungry devices though.
Oct
31
comment How can I charge my phone while cycling?
@DanielRHicks From what I've heard from the touring community, James Bradbury is right. Those solar chargers only work well if you're in a very sunny climate. Even partly cloudy conditions will reduce the charging to far less than what's needed to keep up with GPS use.