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comment Bike Shorts, Do you wear things under/over them?
Go for MTB Baggies if you don't like the idea of Lycra. if you must buy Lycra, get black (coloured side panels are fine).
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comment Want a snappy scrambler for stumptown
Internal hub may be an option.
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comment Front wheel compatibility
That would work, but its too easy. :)
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answered Front wheel compatibility
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comment Is it practical to wear motorcycle half helmet for road cycling?
If you want more protection got the whole hog and drive a car. In a cyclist vs car injury head is not the only concern. Motor bike helmets protect at far higher speeds than bike cycle ones - and are heavy as a result.
Apr
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comment Hydraulic disc brakes - total friction as a function of rotor size
Bigger disk cools faster, so you may need to account for the extra heat in the rear disk in calculating the fiction created and pressure. If so, the speed of braking would then need to be considered. I think in the end (as suggested by @renesis) it is best asked over a Physics.
Apr
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comment Can you brake and operate gears at the same time with MTB Dual Control levers?
They would be standard equipment on everything above entry level bikes by now if they worked well.
Apr
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comment Is the bike i'm using right for Mountain Biking?
The tires will be cheap tires, so new better quality tires will almost certainly have better grip, and also be much lighter. The small block tires in the pictures are great on hard pack and dry surfaces, they roll fast and have good cornering - it will depend on the trails he rides if they are suitible.
Apr
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answered Is the bike i'm using right for Mountain Biking?
Apr
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answered Children's bike problem with back wheel
Apr
10
comment I want to weld or braze the pedal to the crank arm, but what metals are they?
@whatsisname: In light of Sheldon's page - this answer (and its tick) is a rare example of a S.E. Fail.
Apr
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answered Outstanding Organized Rides
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comment how much of a difference does bike weight make when trying to maximize the bike's top speed?
Its impossible in the cycling world to separate weight from quality. As no one makes good quality heavy components, lighter bikes are generally faster - because they are better quality.
Mar
31
comment Rear disc brake question
You can get adapters for adding discs to frames with no mounts, but the precision required makes it difficult to get set up right. With good quality (parallelogram) V Brakes, pads and new cable you will out perform cheap discs. My old bike I could easily lock the rear with just my index figure.
Mar
30
comment Why some companies stop supplying frames to pro teams?
I doubt they are running out of money, more likely they are spending the money they have (for advertising) elsewhere. As far a frame quality goes, as suggested - its about money, not frame quality.
Mar
29
answered Recovering COnfidence after bike fall
Mar
28
comment How Can A Faster Rider Aid A Slower Rider On A Long Ride?
@Rob. Great edit - have up voted the Q, as this situation applies to many people (couples.... ).
Mar
28
comment How Can A Faster Rider Aid A Slower Rider On A Long Ride?
We need more detail on the problem you need to solve. Whats the situation? As it stands, the Q is unanswerable.
Mar
26
comment What do you wish you knew you before you bought your first nice bike?
Don't spend all you money on the bike. Think about clothes (Padded shorts, Cycle shoes etc) and spare tube, pumps, lights and other accessories.