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


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comment Recovering COnfidence after bike fall
10 critical accidents?! Dude, you're not doing it right.
Mar
28
comment Is the plastic piece between the seven gear sprocket and the spokes hard to replace, and how?
Actually, you could probably remove it without removing the cassette by just cutting it with a good pair of shears.
Mar
26
comment Can there be a stack exchange for casual, rural bike riding and remote touring free of the fanaticism of professional bike riders?
You've been here a whole two days and you think this forum is dominated by fanatics and pro snobs? I've been here 3 years and have yet to encounter a single person I knew or thought was a professional racer. I'm also yet to encounter fanaticism of any sort, except maybe fanaticism for riding bikes. Questions and answers from casual cyclists all over the place. How you missed them is a mystery.
Mar
21
comment Peer pressure in road cycling
It always puzzles me when I see people say clipless pedals offer no significant improvement. Buy a set and point your bike at the nearest hill for proof that they make a huge difference.
Mar
17
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
15
comment What causes the noise that race wheels make when you are not pedaling?
@DanielRHicks I find that loud freehubs are almost as good as a bell when approaching walkers from behind. But I do wish I could turn the sound on and off.
Mar
9
comment When I put my bike on the repair stand and turn the pedal, is the rear wheel supposed to spin freely
It's a new bike. If the wheel doesn't rotate freely I'd return the bike as defective.
Mar
5
comment Getting local businesses to install bicycle parking
Maybe the local bike groups just don't have enough volunteers so they have to focus their efforts on areas that will be more bike friendly. Maybe you could be the one to take on south Nashville.
Mar
4
comment Getting local businesses to install bicycle parking
Why start from scratch? There are probably bike advocacy groups in your area. Find them and get involved.
Mar
4
comment Carbon Wheel Heat Bending
By any chance did you record this ride with a GPS app of some sort? I find it really hard to believe that you overheated the rims enough to do that with just 100m of descent unless that 100m was all at once and at a ridiculously steep grade.
Mar
4
comment Carbon Wheel Heat Bending
Wow. No and no.
Mar
4
comment Carbon Wheel Heat Bending
Assuming the OP was riding on surfaces appropriate for the wheel, I completely agree it should be returned. And I'd want a refund, not a replacement.
Mar
3
reviewed Reviewed Just bought a vintage Sprinter Gran Touring, where to find info?
Mar
3
comment Just bought a vintage Sprinter Gran Touring, where to find info?
It would be good if you fleshed out your answer a bit by telling us how you know this.
Mar
3
reviewed No Action Needed Clip-on to temporarily convert Look pedal to stand-on style?
Mar
3
comment Lactate feeling
Same here. I find that it takes me well over 30 minutes or so at a moderate pace to fully warm up. A short warm up period just doesn't do it anywhere near as well.
Mar
3
comment After fall bicycle feels really slippery
I don't think anyone can give you an answer that's sure to be right, but if your bike is in good mechanical condition then I think it's probably just confidence. Your mind is leery of falling again, so it's hyper-aware of every little twist and turn. The only way to cure that is by riding your bike. Success builds confidence.
Feb
26
comment Will electric heaters degrade bicycle tires?
Ditto to what Daniel said. I think it couldn't help but accelerate breakdown of the tire materials. And if we're talking about close enough to an electric heater that the tire gets hot to the touch, that could even be a fire hazard.
Feb
25
comment Face gets extremely red when biking in the cold ~5c, and then going indoors, due to temperature change maybe
Why do you label this a problem? It's a perfectly normal reaction that's visible on any light-skinned person and will go away in minutes.
Feb
21
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