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comment Bicycle Frame: anodized Aluminium?
Looks like aluminium (could be titanium) with a outer layer of some alloy - Was thinking the green looks copper as does the frame colour, so outer is possibly an aluminium or titanium alloy. What is the value of the frame?
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reviewed Leave Closed Create the shortest route from A to B with an altitude penalty
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comment Speed and distance for a beginner
Do you wear padded cycle shorts? If not, I recommend them not only for the sore butt (the will help, but not stop) but on longer ride they help with preventing all sorts of problems.
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comment Speed and distance for a beginner
There is quite strong evidence that exercise induced heart attacks occur in people who were about to have a heart attack in the next few days. (i.e. the exercise made it happen a day or two earlier than it would have otherwise, but it was going to happen soon)
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comment Expanding the range of capabilities of a gravel bike
Why do you want XT drive train? What functional benefit do you expect it will give you over 105?
Jun
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answered Is it possible to get a light that is too bright?
Jun
26
comment Bicycle maintenance notes, technical book: do you have one?
Modern Bikes are high precision machines. The biggest danger to a bike is DIY bike maintenance by a "Gorilla with a spanner". They need more patience and finesse than motorcars that are built heavier and have been designed with maintenance ability of the average gorilla in mind. Lots of resources on line for the DIY guy, and in most cases a large amount of $$$ to be saved over taking to the shop. Biggest "sin" I see bikes that need a 2 minute tune up tweak destroying the riders enjoyment of the ride - and its not hard to learn to do.
Jun
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comment Finding better routes than bicycle apps suggest
The difference between theory and practice is the business case.
Jun
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answered Finding better routes than bicycle apps suggest
Jun
23
revised Hydraulic Vs. Mechanical disc brakes
Added update re cable brakes in response to comments about BB7 quality. Added information abut boiling fliuds.
Jun
22
comment Is 32km possible to ride with my body condition?
+1: for the points on the bike he is intending to get.
Jun
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comment Is 32km possible to ride with my body condition?
The bike is a 18.5kg BSO. It is very heavy. It is cheap. Its has a very inefficient riding position. Its the wrong kind of bike for what you want to do. 32km on that would require as much effort as 50km or more on a better suited bike.
Jun
21
comment How to deal with motorist's road rage (after prevention has failed)
If you end up "Discussing" it with an enraged driver, position your bike between you and them. A fist in the face is usually less damaging than being mowed down by a car - depending on the circumstance it might be safest to stop and try to talk the driver down. If that is the case, do so in public view.
Jun
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answered Is 32km possible to ride with my body condition?
Jun
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comment What are these parts?
Brand/model of bike, forks and brakes would also help.
Jun
18
comment What is the best way to track you mileage, routes and calories burned?
To track calories burned with any more than the remotest level of accuracy you must have Heart rate monitoring. Plenty of Bluetooth HR monitors that will work with Driod.
Jun
17
answered Should I drink more water the day before a tough ride?
Jun
17
comment Should I drink more water the day before a tough ride?
@Chris - In this context the intake need not be so fast the body does not have the ability to balance the electrolytes within the digestive system.
Jun
16
comment Electronic bike keeps getting flat tire on the back
Did you replace the tube when you did the tire?
Jun
16
comment (racer) Standard vs compact crankset: Increased leverage for same gear ratios true?
Sorry - I re-read my comment and agree it could have been better worded ....I was not meaning you personally, just the roadie community as a whole. (MTB's don't debate cranks, they have other, equally immeasurable things to focus their attention on)