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I've been commuting by bike since 2009. I enjoy road cycling and occasional mountain biking.


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/…
Sep
20
comment Why do left pedals have inverted thread?
The Physics Stack Exchange site has a question about this with good answers: physics.stackexchange.com/questions/6488/…
Aug
21
comment Can you change a 7 speed freewheel to 6 speed
Could you give a little more information about your situation and why you're considering a change?
Aug
12
comment Is it better to get an entry-level carbon bike or a similarly priced aluminum bike?
Much of this answer compares entry level bikes with expensive bikes--I'm not sure this really answers whether it's better to get a similarly priced aluminum or carbon bike.
Aug
12
comment What are the benefits of nickel-plated chains?
Thanks for sharing the list--that's really helpful.
Aug
8
comment Replacing a road bike frame
Welcome to Bicycles.SE. Can you be a little more specific about what you're asking? Is there something wrong with your current frame?
Aug
8
comment How do I prevent my pants from getting caught into the bike gears
Manufactured leg straps may include elastic, but I'm guessing the home-made velcro doesn't stretch. I have velcro leg straps, and the elastic helps it stay secure and comfortable.
Aug
7
comment What is considered a good “safe biking distance” to bike to work?
From your edit, it sounds like you're asking whether a 5 mile commute is reasonable. It definitely is.
Aug
7
comment What Supporting Muscle Groups Should Be Strengthened?
I once asked a similar question that got migrated here: fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/12031/…
Aug
7
comment What is considered a good “safe biking distance” to bike to work?
Are you concerned about a specific maximum travel time or something else? (It sounds like it's not about safety as I initially read the title to imply.) If you can make your situation a little more specific, then it would be a lot easier to answer.