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Oct
22
comment What is the kind of bicycle nobody is building?
@Kibbee: Would add cyclists see it as a hobby and will throw good money getting a better bike. Electric/Smart bikes are 'functional' and therefore must meet a different pricing model. I know a heap of guys who happily put down $3K or $5K on pure bike, but would cringe at spending $1000 on an electric bike.
Oct
21
reviewed No Action Needed What are good ways to dry shoes?
Oct
21
reviewed No Action Needed Which 6 or 8 rims fit a Cervelo P4?
Oct
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can I drop-in a compact crank set with my current 105 groupset
Oct
20
comment Help me buy a bike seat post
The printed/stamped seat post diameter is the outside diameter of the seat post and needs to be within 0.1mm for a correct fit. Unless you have precision engineering shop measurement tools, go with that size (25.4).
Oct
20
comment Help me buy a bike seat post
The "little thing" clamps the seat rails to hold the seat. If you get the "simple sticks" you need to clamp a clamp onto the stick to clamp the seat on using the rails on the seat. It's lot easier to get the former.
Oct
20
comment how many bike I can carry in my sedan?
In, on top or behind? Weight is not the issue - 4 or 5 with all the gear weigh less than a person - even a the smallest cars handle the weight. Its where the weight is on the car and how its attached - four in the boot of a Commodore Wagon (wheels off you could probably manage more) is not a problem for the car (bikes will likely suffer minor damage such as scuffs and maybe damaged spokes or broken derailleur hanger.) - 4 loosely hanging off a lightweight towbar, not tied back, is asking for trouble.
Oct
19
reviewed Close How do I reply to a question?
Oct
18
comment how many bike I can carry in my sedan?
I have see an insurance claim for 4 bikes and a rack when the hitch failed due fatigue and the attached assembly went under the following B-Train - bring tears to your eyes thinking about it. Any more than 2 bikes you should strap the top of the rack/bikes back to the car. 4 bikes would be the max I would put on a Commodore unless it has a heavy duty towing kit. 4, or more bikes is a lot of weight a long way behind the rear axle which noticeably upsets the cars handling. If you need to carry more than 4, put 2 on roof racks or tow a trailer.
Oct
16
comment Legality of opening someone else's car door?
@PeteH - depends on country/state - where I live the wording is along the lines of "If the victim has reasonable cause to believe a threat will be carried out.... assault has been committed" - In this case, the demeanour of the cyclist would determine if opening the door was assault. Fist waving and profanities as the door was opened would almost certainly be considered an assault. However you are in the realms of "public interest" as to if the police will laying charges.
Oct
16
comment Pros and Cons of 29 "wheels
@Batman - Where I live 26'ers are becoming department store and kids bikes. Many bike shops now have mostly 650B's on the floor, as its only the really big shops that can afford to carry a good range in all sizes. Samller shops stock 650B's as they can sell up from 26er or down from 29er and avoid otherwise walk-away customers.
Oct
15
answered Pros and Cons of 29 "wheels
Oct
15
comment Can a double loop cable stand up to cable cutters?
Ask your insurance company if they will pay out if using that (or any other lock). Keep asking till they say yes, use that lock. I am somewhat defeatest - if I leave my bike locked up, it is only mine if its there when I come back.
Oct
1
comment If a derailleur cable snaps on a long ride, how can I keep going?
@Blam - not me - nothing wrong with your answer.
Sep
30
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Sep
30
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Sep
29
answered If a derailleur cable snaps on a long ride, how can I keep going?
Sep
29
comment Is it realistic to fuel a long ride with NO sugar?
Agree - I have climbed 18 Hours Mountain climbing at 6000meters (20000ft) and -20 to 5 Degrees (C) - total food intake 1 Power Bar and electrolytes, advisable - heck no, survivable - yes.....
Sep
29
comment Is it realistic to fuel a long ride with NO sugar?
@Fred: Pure glucose is what the muscles use - it does not need digesting, just absorbing. Sucrose (i.e. table sugar) is to all practical purposes 50/50 Glucose/Fructose). Complex carbs, Fructose, Fat, Protein and Alcohol (I just had to add that one in :) ) need processing (digesting) to convert them to glucose before they can be used by muscles.
Sep
29
comment Is it realistic to fuel a long ride with NO sugar?
@StephenTouset: Wheat < 0.5g/100g Sugar, Brown rice < 1g/100g Sugar. Most complex carb gets turned into Glucose (or Glycogen depending if its needed immediately). Glucose pretty much all goes straight into the blood and is the perfect fuel as it is what the muscles use , Fructose can only be processed in the Liver and produces mostly fat if not needed immediately.