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Feb
3
comment Going to race a 29er MTB in a 200 mile / 320 km gravel race. Bike preparation?
Wow, and I thought only Trek made drop-bar mountain-ish bike.
Feb
2
comment Could you make a bike frame out of 24kt gold?
+1 for "the strongest pure gold beam"
Jan
13
comment Gear shifts and drive speed on bikes
@Mσᶎ, lol, true. I was referring to the freehubs and gravitational acceleration.
Jan
13
comment Gear shifts and drive speed on bikes
Pedantic correction story: I have ridden at about 50km/h at about minus 90rpm of the cranks.
Jan
13
comment Gear shifts and drive speed on bikes
Can you count how many rotations of the cranks you do in a minute?
Jan
7
comment Least worn tyre: front or back?
Fat Albert is one example.
Jan
3
comment Is bicycle Helmet really effective?
@GaryE, Momentum is proportional to speed and represents how things bounce around. Impact energy is what you are probably referring to, representing how things break.
Jan
3
comment Is bicycle Helmet really effective?
Here is one reason against helmets. On long summer XC climbs, the sweat from even a road-style helmet leaks into the eyes and can make riding more dangerous than without it. Having said that: 1) In all other cases, I wear a helmet 2) I have seen on the same climbs people with lost of hair and FF helmets, doing just fine.
Jan
3
comment Is it safe to ride with bent fork?
@Kibbee, or this one.
Jan
2
comment Experience with GPS trackers - thieves' reactions?
I am saddened to know that things are the same around the world as in second-world Bulgaria. There is a local internet message board, where a 55 page thread lists stolen bikes. Some get returned, 99.9% do not. I (many people) know of several locations to purchase stolen bikes. A friend boasted about purchasing a 1TB HDD for 2BGN.
Jan
2
comment Should I change my chain? It broke once, but its condition seems rather good
@Rider_X, I agree that a chain, that is in tolerance, does not need to be replaced. My answer is "quick and dirty" - if you are not sure, replace the chain. Victor, chain stretch is a real problem. If you ride with a worn chain, you are shortening the life of your chainrings and cogs! Those cost about 10 times more than the chain.
Dec
29
comment Should I change my chain? It broke once, but its condition seems rather good
The only 2 times I had a chain brake were on a bike, which was used for 100km XC rides and I hadn't bother to oil the chain after every puddle of water and mud. The part from my answer, beginning with "secondly" is what the local mechanic explained after the incidents.
Dec
24
comment How do I determine current value of a used bicycle?
This is a great question with lots of upvotes @Batman,andy256, freiheit. Can we edit it to keep it open?
Dec
12
comment How to procced when pedestrians ocupy the dedicated bike path?
Hey, I changed your title; I think the original was attracting downvotes, althought the question is good. Please feel free to revert. Also - roflmao about your commend below Criggie's answer.
Dec
11
comment How to procced when pedestrians ocupy the dedicated bike path?
Al true, buuuuuut one of the greatest moments of my life was when I did an endo 10cm from an infant, whose mom was walking him onto the bike lane. The look on her face was priceless.
Oct
27
comment How much does tire pressure affect the weight of the wheels
@dlu, I didn't consider that (so may answer is wrong). Still wouldn't weigh as much as in vacuum.
Oct
3
comment Is it ethical to ride with races without being part of them?
It's actually the commute to the insurance office and then to the bike shop that I am tight-fisted about - that's half a day riding in dangerous city traffic. I fully agree with your point that the money goes to a good place (and insurance money go to mountain rescue parties). However, I suspect race organisers get most of their funding from sponsors (rough estimate).
Oct
3
comment Is it ethical to ride with races without being part of them?
@Criggie, most probably I am not using the correct term. You pay about 1 euro for a day or 15 euro for a year. If you call the national mountain rescue teams, you have the first 500 euro "free". If you purchase a more expensive insurance (only the basic is required for races), you can cover the cost on a heli evac or a multi-man multi day search party.
Oct
2
comment Is it ethical to ride with races without being part of them?
Comments are meant for clarification, however.
Oct
2
comment Is it ethical to ride with races without being part of them?
Do you classify as "closed" an XC race, where on crossing asphalt roads, signs have been put for cars to pass with care?