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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?
Feb
12
revised What skills/drills should I learn to descend faster and more confidently? (for mountain biking)
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Feb
12
answered What skills/drills should I learn to descend faster and more confidently? (for mountain biking)
Feb
12
comment Is the Park Tool Allen Wrench going to strip out bolts?
My dirt cheep 5mm has begun loosing it's (nickel) plating after only one year of (ab)use, so I doubt a bit the "lifetime" thing. Maybe 10 years (== lifetime for people who hate helmets).
Feb
12
comment Why no wheels with rope instead of spokes?
Haha, "exploded" view! 1. A possible solution to the catastrophic failure shall the string break is have 2 continuous strings - now there are be different tensions, but the single point of failure is eliminated. 2. Concerning movement of the strings: not sure if this can be engineered, but what if friction is enough to allow the string to move only when being tightened (adjusted) and not during normal riding (excluding hard jumps - there the movement of the string could add to the strength of the wheel).
Feb
12
comment Does there exist optimal damping setting for all terrains?
Somewhat off the point of the question, but digital shocks already exist 1, 2, 3. They even have sensors in the fork, wirelessly transmitting data to the rear shock, for continuous real-time auto-tuning.
Feb
12
asked Why no wheels with rope instead of spokes?
Feb
11
revised Does there exist optimal damping setting for all terrains?
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Feb
11
comment Does there exist optimal damping setting for all terrains?
Optimal as in absorbs terrain irregularities best, resulting in smoothest (closest to straight line) trajectory of the rider.
Feb
11
comment Does there exist optimal damping setting for all terrains?
Hmmm, so let's ignore pedaling efficiency. The question still remains relevant.
Feb
11
asked Does there exist optimal damping setting for all terrains?
Feb
10
comment Will 40km E-Bike trip in Texel Island(Holland) be hard for untrained people?
So ... walking will do just fine as well :D (5km/h)
Feb
10
comment Should I be able to 'manually' rotate the headset?
@Blam, whatever, first step is to conduct the experiment outlined above and from there we can work out the cause.
Feb
10
comment Is 11- 34 rear cassette necessary?
I was referring to the cassette, as that is a big piece of steel. And I concur the difference cannot be felt, just wanted to add this for completeness in the "The (only) down side is".
Feb
6
accepted What are those washers for?
Feb
5
comment Is 11- 34 rear cassette necessary?
Another drawback is increased weight. Don't get me wrong, I frown at anything below 36 on an MTB.
Feb
5
revised What are those washers for?
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