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Feb
20
reviewed Reject What makes a bike stay upright when moving?
Feb
18
revised What skills/drills should I learn to descend faster and more confidently? (for mountain biking)
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Feb
18
comment How to do a track stand?
+1 for the triangle explanation. OFF: I'm so happy people on this site are unlike the close-minded audience on Outdoors.SE. Those guys don't drink(even beer) and assume anyone mentioning weapons is a mass murderer.
Feb
18
comment Front wheel requires weight for traction: is this applicable to icy conditions?
To be honest, I was hoping for some good wisdom on riding slippery surfaces from Aaron, mattnz, cherouvim, DWGKNZ or Jahaziel.
Feb
18
comment Clothing: when should we wear what, are there any guidelines/conventions?
Indeed, the "initially cold, comfortable after 5 minutes of riding" is a great rule of thumb. Even hikers on foot suffer when not adhering to it!
Feb
18
revised Clothing: when should we wear what, are there any guidelines/conventions?
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Feb
18
comment Clothing: when should we wear what, are there any guidelines/conventions?
possible duplicate of How to dress for biking 3 miles to work in 40°F (3°C) and below so not to sweat to much but still keep warm
Feb
18
revised How to dress for biking 3 miles to work in 40°F (3°C) and below so not to sweat to much but still keep warm
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Feb
18
revised Clothing: when should we wear what, are there any guidelines/conventions?
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Feb
18
answered Clothing: when should we wear what, are there any guidelines/conventions?
Feb
17
answered What is the impact of a buckled wheel?
Feb
17
revised What skills/drills should I learn to descend faster and more confidently? (for mountain biking)
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Feb
17
comment Front wheel requires weight for traction: is this applicable to icy conditions?
So keep my weight back, but shift my braking to the rear as well. I'll try that. Good thing I learned effective rear braking recently.
Feb
17
comment Front wheel requires weight for traction: is this applicable to icy conditions?
To clarify, this question is about technique and not equipment. Riding on ice is loads of fun, but I do it only away from cars. The part of my commute, that involves cars, isn't usually iced (rather wet asphalt) and studded tires may reduce my handling in those critical regions, so those are absolutely out.
Feb
16
revised Front wheel requires weight for traction: is this applicable to icy conditions?
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Feb
16
comment Weight saving between Sora and 105
I would guess the OP would be happy with comparable components from both lines e.g. same number of gears, same cable routing etc.
Feb
16
asked Front wheel requires weight for traction: is this applicable to icy conditions?
Feb
16
comment Weight saving between Sora and 105
@Batman, I can't easily find that information on Shimano's (new and shiny) website. For example, this is my crank. How much does it weight?
Feb
16
comment Determining front & rear derailleur compatibility
I was under the impression that after 9sp Shimano abandoned their "2:1 pull ratio" (trade name, not actually 2:1) and switched to something like SRAM's "1:1" (actually 1.2 : 1 or so).
Feb
16
comment Determining front & rear derailleur compatibility
"The rear derailleur is less complex, only really requiring an equal or greater number of gears than the original" so I can use a 10sp Deore RD on an 8speed setup?