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


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
awarded  Informed
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.
Oct
20
comment Use a lock nut on a presta valve?
I also agree with @tedder42. When the tube is deflated it makes attaching a pump much easier. I've never encountered a nut that was difficult to remove, but maybe that's because I always tighten them before inflating the tire.
Oct
16
comment Legality of opening someone else's car door?
I would consider someone opening my car door to be an immediate physical threat and would respond accordingly.
Oct
14
revised Mechanic says not to use top three/bottom two gears or the chain will throw
Those last two gear combinations had to have been reversed.
Oct
14
comment Mechanic says not to use top three/bottom two gears or the chain will throw
@EsotericScreenName The advice from the shop is utter bullshit. You should be able to shift into any gear combination with a functioning drivetrain. Whether you should use some of them or not is another debate, but you should be able to shift into them.
Oct
14
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Oct
14
comment Mechanic says not to use top three/bottom two gears or the chain will throw
After reading your question, all the answers and all the comments, I've come to the conclusion that either you just need to adjust the derailleurs (see youtube), or something is damaged and you shouldn't be paying for it.
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
23
comment Gearing on drivetrains
How to make long, steep hills shorter and flatter: Hill repeats.