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Jan
15
comment How to decelerate effectively with a rear brake?
That one week of only rear braking gave me three things. First, the ability to estimate stopping distance when using only the rear. Second, the feel how to modulate the brake so that the tire does not skid (usually the rear skids much easier, because of front braking). And thirdly, an effective technique for braking (explained in the answer).
Jan
15
accepted How to decelerate effectively with a rear brake?
Jan
14
reviewed Approve How long does it take to be ready for a multi day ride as a newbie?
Jan
14
comment How long between spoke adjustments on a mountain bike?
@Rider_X, some people pot grease on the nipples. Tension is what keeps the wheel together, not some glue.
Jan
13
comment How long between spoke adjustments on a mountain bike?
2 months sound awfully short for quality spokes. Maybe the re-truing person is under-tensioning them (unintentionally)?
Jan
12
comment Which winter road cycling shoes are rated for sub-15° F weather?
What does it mean "cycling shoes"? Are you riding clipless or flat?
Jan
12
answered Uphills and downhills vs a flat
Jan
11
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
6
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
5
revised Why so many headset spacers on some expedition bicycles?
added 25 characters in body
Jan
5
comment Do I need to use thread locker or spoke prep when building wheels if spokes come pre-treated?
And I have only heard of applying grease to spokes, not thread locker: sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html @ Preparation
Dec
31
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
25
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
23
comment Can I use a mountain bike to go bike touring?
And, as @QuinnComendant mentions below, at leas 2 water bottle positons.
Dec
22
comment How to clean and lube SR 29 XCM-HLO fork?
Its a cheap fork, you shouldn't worry too much. At 2 years of riding, I would expect the bushings (the plastic cylinders between the stanchions and the lower body) to be worn and have quite some play in them (the movement when you hold the front brake and rock the bike).
Dec
19
comment Advice on Folding Bicycle
I mean with such a system you could store a normal bike with little space penalty - for example above a drawer.
Dec
19
reviewed Approve Schwinn Vestige no longer lights up; why not?
Dec
19
comment Advice on Folding Bicycle
Have you considered hanging hooks or rods high on the walls?
Dec
17
comment How is “correct” tire pressure related to tire volume?
Presumably you ride the uni less aggressively than say an MTB. On another point, Schwalbe's Snakebite Protection maybe makes the tire walls significantly harder and P = F / A no longer holds.
Dec
17
comment Coping with crash fear?
Try mountain biking (I crash about once per ride)?