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Dec
8
comment Is standing up and pedaling on multi-gear bicycles a bad idea
Indeed, sitting is most efficient, but the outlined examples require sanding up.
Dec
1
reviewed Approve Use Raspberry Pi (and C#) in a bicycles
Nov
27
comment How to select gearing for descent?
About the video, I mean the pump-track and milking thing. As I am becoming confident of dropping small heights, I can feel even my cross-country riding change - I choose different lines than before, spend some time in the air, turn wider arcs. +1 and accept for answering much more than I asked.
Nov
27
accepted How to select gearing for descent?
Nov
25
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
24
comment How to select gearing for descent?
This guy seems to be following your advice pretty well.
Nov
24
comment How do on-road mountain bike speeds translate to road bike speeds?
You keep saying "the same level of effort". I don't think I understand your definition of "effort". The same cadence at different gearing is maintained by different pedalling wattages.
Nov
21
comment sram cx1 without the sram cx1 crankset?
But what about the special tooth cross-section of SRAM 1x11 and it's resistance to chain dropping?
Nov
21
comment Converting a MTB to a Road Bike
I don't believe I have seen 14t small cogs, most often it's like 12. Still, from 12 to 11 may be a bigger change than one might realize.
Nov
21
revised Converting a MTB to a Road Bike
paragraphs, but I am too lazy to introduce spaces after punctuation
Nov
18
comment Making a very sharp turn by pivoting on your front wheel?
So I can now lift the rear wheel from walking pace and pivot it about 45 degrees. However, when I am carrying more speed, I make the turn, but the impulse throws me to the side and into the direction I was traveling. Can this thing be done while carrying any more speed than 5km/h?
Nov
13
revised What are typical max speeds for pro downhill races?
the question is obviously aimed at DH and not roads
Nov
12
comment Will slightly loose bearings result in damage?
Some quick thoughts: 1) Impact load on the balls when the wheel wobbles 2) Smaller contact surface because fewer balls contact both rings. Probably those are insignificant and Daniel's comment about handling will be the only result. But if perfect tuning is impossible, I reckon loose bearings will wear out much slower than overtightened bearings.
Nov
11
comment Puddle of oil when left up side down
@Carel, I can think of at least two situations, where turning the bicycle upside down is needed. Those are wheel truing and disc brake caliper alignment. Plus I agree that atube change is much easier than for a bicycle on it's side.
Nov
11
comment Triple vs Double chainring?
Should we add the road-bike tag here? Riding on road is quite different than mountain biking in that there is at least some visibility behind corners and surprise uphills (combined with poor traction) are not that much of a problem.
Nov
11
reviewed Reviewed Odd metallic chafing sound
Nov
11
revised Triple vs Double chainring?
edited tags
Nov
10
comment Cyclocross on airplane
One more reason to get a light bike :D
Nov
7
comment What's the logic behind this chain length estimation method?
Here is an example reference, where they say " It is not necessary to thread the chain through the rear derailleur", but I have seen the more powerful claim, don't thread through the RD.
Nov
7
asked What's the logic behind this chain length estimation method?