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Feb
3
comment How to carry a step-through/mixte bike
Some thoughts (never done it), upside down and sholuder it. If regularly doing carries, especially longish ones, have a shoulder strap that can clip to the frame for taking the weight on you shoulder.
Feb
2
comment Options for fully lined bulk cable housing
There is nothing to stop you using a full length housing on bikes that normally don't. Use zip ties to hold the cable to the frame. Won't look as nice, and when new will have a bit more friction, but no exposed sections means only points for ingress of gunk is the ends of the cables.
Feb
2
comment Could you make a bike frame out of 24kt gold?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because its not question that addresses a real problem
Feb
2
comment 2 speed quad sprocket bike… do these exist? If not, why not?
You make be interested in sheldonbrown.com/bichain-fixed-free.html
Feb
1
comment Going to race a 29er MTB in a 200 mile / 320 km gravel race. Bike preparation?
Really should be a comment - Its not answering the question asked.
Feb
1
comment Going to race a 29er MTB in a 200 mile / 320 km gravel race. Bike preparation?
Really should be a comment - Its not answering the question asked.
Feb
1
comment Converting from V-brakes to Disc Brake without existing mounting holes
Suggest you read this Q and A [bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/10918/…
Jan
31
comment Ease of servicing disc vs. rim brakes
If you keep a set of rim brakes working well, and have access to google/utube, you can easily keep cable disc brakes working optimally with the same tools you already have. Only caveat - discs have finder tolerances, and require more care with respect to oil contaminating the pads. If you are a messy 'gorilla with a spanner' mechanic, you may find rims better.
Jan
31
comment Ease of servicing brifters
I would hesitate to draw a conclusion from 39 responses. Even if all are professional bike mechanics its a small sample. However in the absence of a better source of data, its much better than opinion alone:)
Jan
31
comment Effectiveness of disc brakes with brifters
There are situations where Cable is a better choice than hydraulics. High quality cable discs will out perform cheap hydraulics (and probably cost less), and there is no need for new brifters - a massive cost saving.
Jan
14
comment Why does hunger have a much more drastic effect in cycling than in other endurance activities?
When you exercise at aerobic threshold, your body will not metabolise fat due lack of oxygen. A well trained in cyclist who is has poor running fitness can cycle at Aerobic threshold, but cannot run hard enough to reach aerobic threshold, so has oxygen to metabolise fat and can replace the glycogen - therefore not Bonk.
Jan
13
answered Gear shifts and drive speed on bikes
Jan
13
comment V Brake does not snap back
I lube brakes and shifter cables with dry lube when they have stopped working smoothly. Most times it makes a big improvement. The only other option is to replace them - Cable Manufacturers prefer you replace them, hence the "Don't lube' advise. Cables replacement is cheap if you do it yourself and don't go OTT on expensive cables and outers.
Jan
11
comment How to approach driver after near-miss?
Think of the outcomes of approaching the driver - what is your 'end game' - what do you want from them, and if you don't get it, was it worth it. Unless you are offering an apology, or a friendly wave or smile to show no hard feelings, it best to let it go as you are then asking something from them you may not get.
Jan
11
comment Pedals won't turn normally following strange noises
If the Bottom bracket (crank bearings) - unless its a one piece crank , you need specialised tools to remove cranks and Bottom bracket (and deal with left hand threads)- if wheel bearings, you usually need to remove the cluster to do bearings - special tools, and you really need cone spanners (special tools) to do it. A visit to a LBS will likely diagnose in a few seconds a fault that needs specialised tools to fix.
Jan
7
comment derailleur recommendation
The shop probably recommended the Deore as its on the shelf. You could spend $25+$5 delivery for the 'correct' one (and wait a day or two), or $35 and have a much better quality component installed immediately.
Jan
6
comment What are the hallmarks of 90s cycling?
@robwilkins: True EPO appeared in cycling about 1990, but its use has dominated every decade since.
Dec
26
comment What percent of crashes are due to bicycle failure?
I had a front wheel come off years ago - happened before lawyer lugs were common.... Minutes after doing 70+km/h on my commute, lifted front to mount a kerb and wheel fell off. Nothing broken, but the only reason I could work that day was I wear gloves. Subsequently found out other bikes in the stands had been tampered with - does count as bike failure, rider failure (no checking), or something else?
Dec
26
comment What percent of crashes are due to bicycle failure?
Disc brake forced ejection is only solved by Lawyer lips and Thru axles (on MTB).
Dec
25
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