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Mainly, I just like to ride bikes. Do you need any more explanation than that? :-)


Jan
19
comment Is it important to have a road bike shoes and pedals or it won't make a difference?
I would add that the day you find yourself 10 miles from a cell signal, two flat tubes, and no more patches or CO2 cartridges, you'll be damned glad you're wearing SPD shoes.
Jan
19
comment Is it important to have a road bike shoes and pedals or it won't make a difference?
Ditto to @andy256's comment.
Jan
16
comment How accurate is Google Earth
First and foremost, I would suspect that your cheap Chinese bike computer is the source of the error as Benzo suggested in his answer.
Jan
14
comment How long does it take to be ready for a multi day ride as a newbie?
@mattnz They are but I don't think they're overly aggressive considering the starting mileage. But clearly the OP needs to adjust to his condition and what his body tells him. If 5x10 miles the first week is too much, make it 3x10.
Jan
13
comment how long does it take to break in a brooks saddle (b17)
@Batman I don't think it's just that. I switched to a B17 a few years ago. After a few weeks I began to question whether it was an improvement, so I put my old gel saddle back on as a test. I wasn't 10 miles down the road before I turned around to go back and get my B17. The difference was amazing and that was only after a few weeks of break-in (however, I treated it very aggressively with Neatsfoot oil when it was new).
Jan
13
answered How long does it take to be ready for a multi day ride as a newbie?
Dec
9
comment My bike Crank is making noise like Tuk, Tuk… once or twice when I pedal hard
If you use clipless pedals, consider also the cleats on your shoes. Mine tend to creak a bit if the bolts aren't very tight.
Dec
6
comment Handlebar stem : height vs length
I don't understand the spreadsheet. It appears to contain only hard-coded numbers and does no calculations.
Nov
20
comment What could cause the bicycle chain to break?
Three months?! The chain was either incorrect type, faulty, or incorrectly installed. LBS owes you a new chain.
Nov
19
comment Why are brake lights not common?
Doesn't that add significant cost to bikes in Germany?
Nov
19
comment Why are brake lights not common?
Agree or not, I don't understand the downvotes.
Nov
16
comment Why are brake lights not common?
Since bicycles have never had brake lights, I seriously doubt that drivers would see them for what they are.
Nov
10
comment Triple vs Double chainring?
I have both a triple and a double, and although I agree that triples require more precise alignment, I've never noticed any real difference in maintenance needs between the two bikes. Maybe the triple takes a couple minutes longer to adjust than the double, but considering that I only adjust the front derailleurs about once a year, that's completely insignificant.
Nov
4
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Nov
3
answered Should I grease press fit attachements?
Oct
30
comment Is anyone really convinced of ANT + technology/benefits?
ANT+ is absolutely what you should choose. Bluetooth doesn't work when the signal has to pass through the human body, which means your device and its receiver must be on the same side of your body.
Oct
29
comment What is the use of GPS/Elevation on Bike computers
One other reason it's good to have a barometer for elevation measurement is that GPS measurement of elevation is ridiculously inaccurate. It can be off by 10s of meters at any given point, and often is. And even though you can get geographical elevation data for a given route, that too is much less accurate than a barometer.
Oct
27
comment What is a recovery ride?
@andy256 Interesting. I'd never heard that definition. "Half-wheeling" to me means following the bike in front of you with your front wheel half way alongside the lead bike's rear wheel. It's an invitation to having one of the skewers hook the other bike's spokes, leading to a crash for both.
Oct
26
comment How often should I lube with Pedros Ice Wax?
How often to lube depends mainly on environmental conditions and mileage. A low-mileage person living in an arid climate can probably go months between lubes, while a high-mileage rider in a wet climate probably needs to do it every few weeks.
Oct
22
comment Bicycle shoes for road cycling
Using shoes you can't walk in is just plain silly unless you're racing and therefore won't be doing any walking. If you haven't found yourself 20 miles from home with no option but to walk then you haven't (yet) found out why racing shoes are silly if you're not racing.