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Mar
22
comment Attack position
@mattnz, I was under the impression that the attack position is assumed anytime the rider is off the saddle (and not pedalling hard, then you stand up and move your weight forward). Btw the guy in this video has his back vary far from parallel to the ground (his shoulders are high). How come?
Mar
21
comment Attack position
I think I'm beginning to understand. So the rule your butt should be in the middle between the saddle and fully extended position is rather a guideline, and the hard rule is your back must be parallel to the ground. Correct?
Mar
21
comment Attack position
See, for example, here the bars are higher than the saddle. On the other hand, here the seat is higher than the bars.
Mar
21
comment What are the good ways to maintain the bicycle while raining season?
Can you tell us what sort of bottom bracket you have? Also, what brand are your hubs? Type of breaks?
Mar
16
comment How to evaluate used bicycle price?
@Blam, it's a question of perception. At a forum marketplace, where people from around my country resell old parts, the percent starts from about 50% and can reach 120% of the shop price, lol.
Mar
13
comment How to build good jumps?
I haven't built jumps, but wouldn't some structural elements firm the ramp up? For example a pile of logs, perpendicular to the rider line, then covered with 10cm of soil.
Mar
13
comment Barn Bicycle Find Information appreciated
What kind of information are you looking for?
Mar
11
comment What's a good, reliable mountain bike drivetrain (1x10?)
Sounds like a 10sp SLX or Zee on the rear. Any idea what is the difference in the designs?
Mar
4
comment Upgrading a heavy duty bike
If you lace and true your new wheels yourself, the satisfaction will be over 9000.
Feb
27
comment Why are chains sold in fixed lengths rather than by the meter?
@Blam, a reel of chain, that is cut in the shop to length, avoids packaging different sizes.
Feb
27
comment Why are chains sold in fixed lengths rather than by the meter?
The waste of several links per chain would be eliminated.
Feb
24
comment Mongoose stamped vs. unstamped
The lack of a stamp.
Feb
20
comment Weight saving between Sora and 105
Quote your source?
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
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
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
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.