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Jan
20
comment How to store a bike outside and still avoid rapid decay?
ynnekkram, adding velcro straps is a cool idea. Thanks for mentioning this.
Oct
15
comment Does the National Bike Registry work?
The original poster's question was about whether registering (for any site) is worth it. Can you add any data that gets at this directly? What is the rate of recovery at Bike Index? Is it improving over time?
Sep
22
comment Anti-aero resistance training jerseys?
You could consider repacking the bearings in your hubs and bottom bracket with tar. :)
May
7
comment Do Carbon Wheels Stay True Longer Than Aluminum Wheels?
Thanks for editing. This is now a very good answer.
Mar
4
comment Are revolights a good idea?
This is a great answer. Thanks for sharing your personal experience.
Feb
11
comment Why does the glue in a puncture repair kit dry up so quickly?
I suppose you could strap a mini fridge and generator on a bike rack. :)
May
20
comment What tint colors are most useful for cycling sunglasses?
Would you please consider updating your answer to clarify why you find reflective sunglasses to work better?
May
13
comment Good idea to commute with a road bike and keep it outside?
In my experience, tarps fit loosely enough that there's pretty good airflow.
Apr
27
comment Why do my disc brakes squeal when wet?
Related question: bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/26/…
Mar
25
comment Which way to wrap handlebar tape
Related question: bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/9352/…
Jan
19
comment How does the geometry of cross bikes affect on-road handling?
Just to be clear, "commuting speed" is a very relative term. Average commuting speeds can range from 10 mph to 20 mph, depending on the person.
Jan
19
comment What should I use, VeloPlugs, Rim Tape, or Rubber Rim Strips in new wheels?
High pressure rim tape is elastic and doesn't have a sticky backing, right? If it's the stuff I'm thinking of, it's great and doesn't slide around like ordinary cloth rim tape can.
Jan
18
comment How do you deal with flats in the winter?
This isn't an answer. Why did anyone vote this up?
Jan
13
comment Suggestions for winter cycling glasses?
In addition to tinting, another major problem is fogging up, particularly if you're using a balaclava (or even if you're not).
Jan
12
comment Why does the glue in a puncture repair kit dry up so quickly?
I tried this, but even with the teflon tape, it still dried out. I don't know if I left too much air in the tube, or if I didn't use enough tape.
Nov
14
comment What are the consequences of riding a bicycle tire backwards?
possible duplicate of Which way do I orient my bike tire's tread direction? and why?
Nov
13
comment Shimano Revo Shift Gives No Clicks
Friction shifters don't have pawl springs, do they?
Nov
2
comment What are the most significant factors affecting downhill cruising speed?
@lmjohns3, the moment of inertia and mass do matter (pun not intended), but they're not forces, so they aren't in the list. They determine how much acceleration is given by a force, but I don't believe they should affect the final speed once the forces are equal. I'd have to think this through a little more.
Oct
3
comment (Automatic Bike Project) amount of torque required to change gears?
Maybe I'm just being dumb, but if you're pulling a cable linearly, wouldn't it be an issue of force rather than torque?
Sep
20
comment Why do left pedals have inverted thread?
Related question: bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/3957/…