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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
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)?
Dec
16
comment How to decelerate effectively with a rear brake?
What about fixies - those guys brake with only their pedals!
Dec
15
comment Protective Gloves for bmx / trials
There is this thing with DH riders, that is basically a plastic protector for the whole wrist - in case of fall or impact with an obstacle. Saw it on a video once. However, I very much doubt it will be comfortable in anything else than gravity biking.
Dec
15
comment Would learning to ride a unicycle boost biking skills?
@DanielRHicks, you were correct, as usual. A couple of chicks decided they want to talk to me after 30 seconds (!!) of learning to ride (it was a busy plase, but oh well).
Dec
15
comment How to decelerate effectively with a rear brake?
@Carel, I agree, off-road downhill is much safer than riding on asphalt.
Dec
15
comment How to decelerate effectively with a rear brake?
So you are saying that rear braking is appropriate when cornering on slippery surfaces. Can you please compare this to front braking at the same conditions? Furthermore, I would appreciate it if you comment on braking without cornering at the same conditions (winter is coming).
Dec
15
comment How to decelerate effectively with a rear brake?
@mattnz, best comment ever!
Dec
12
comment How to decelerate effectively with a rear brake?
@Batman, what do you know, I might be asking in order to get safely home and fix it there immediately.
Dec
12
comment How to decelerate effectively with a rear brake?
And I would think pressing hard and then releasing the break lever will lead to a lot more skidding, than continuous modulation ... but that is for the vote system to decide.
Dec
12
comment How to decelerate effectively with a rear brake?
Well, I have oil all over the pads plus I lost one of the master cylinder cap bolts :D But the replacement Deore hydraulic is on the way. Still, I am having fun with the reduced control over the bike.
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.
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
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?