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comment What are some good films about cycling?
Whats a film - are the Danny Maskell type short clips films?
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comment What are some good films about cycling?
Link only answers are not really what SE is about. Links are good but answers should at least provide a summary of the content of the link.
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comment How do treads affect traction?
Never say never.... Sheldon Brown has a table showing speed you will hydroplane (based on aviation formula) at 100km//hour with 40-PSI tire pressure and 180km/h at 120psi tire pressure. Given the speed record on a bicycle is 187km/h, it could be argued it is theoretically possible. :)
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comment How many years an aluminium frame lasts in a touring bike?
Aluminium bikes rust just as much as steel. I have yet to see a steel frame with anything more than cosmetic/surface rust before the metal components common to Alloy bikes are stuffed.
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comment What can I use for a DIY cable end?
Along the glue lines I have had great success with a thick blob of ADOS F2.
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comment Are some tires safer than others?
@PeteH - Sorry - I overstated it a bit:) I was trying to say some may not be all they seem to be, and care is required. Verify those reviews with information from sites like this and forums. Also look for reviews on small, specialist web sites and compare them to likes of Amazon. Look for consistency across the information. Cycling is particularly vulnerable, as has had a huge jump in popularity, giving lots of novices to be ripped off and targeting the cashed up middle-aged its highly profitable.
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comment Are some tires safer than others?
Do you really trust internet product reviews? Labor rates in the 3rd world make rorting them too easy.
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answered Mountain bicycle miles convert to road bicycle miles
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reviewed Close Shimano R500 or Alex ALX-295 - Which Are Better?
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reviewed Leave Open Stuck front derailleur
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reviewed Looks OK Should or can I (car) wax my frame?
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reviewed No Action Needed How do I use the plastic backing on patches?
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reviewed Close Giant Europe spare parts online shop
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comment Will carbon fork make a huge difference when commuting?
@Blam - Hes states the carbon option is too expensive and is looking at another bike (the Trek) with carbon fork.
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comment Will carbon fork make a huge difference when commuting?
Frame Geometry has as much an impact on ride comfort as material. You cannot state "Its got a carbon fork so it will be better"
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comment Are 32mm tires ideal for a fast commuter bike?
Given you have asked about communting, "Faster" has to be considered total commute time, including tire miantainence. 28's will be slower as they will need to be pumped up more often that 32's (or even 35's), and that takes time. I dobt the difference betwen 28's and 32's will make up that differenece. On this surfaces 28's will likely puncture and fail more often - nothing like a puncture to drop average speed. Tortoise and hare.....
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comment Recommendation for lightweight pedals for use with SPD or without
I have a set of single sided SPD's in my box of "good idea at the time, but..." bits I no longer use. They perform poorly as SPD's (The flat side is always up when you want to clip) and poorly as flats (the SPD side is always up) when you have non-SPD's shoes on - '.. they know....' . I not use a doble sided SPD with a big outer giving a flat for dual purpose - not light though so not an answer
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comment Bell that looks good on an XC or road bike?
You ask the question then post pics with the answer. Whats you connection to the bells inthe pictures? $50 does not seem to me very expensive, espicially when discussing expensive road bikes.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do I get rid of odor from cycling shoes?
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revised MTB with Road crank
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