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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?
Oct
2
comment Is it ethical to ride with races without being part of them?
@Frisbee, hikers walking their dogs can also cause an incident to a rider (or rather the other way around). In my country, only DH trails are forbidden for hikers and those can be counted on fingers.
Oct
2
comment Is it ethical to ride with races without being part of them?
What about races on hiking trails? I guess if the area was really closed, they wouldn't let an unnumbered rider there at all - that's what closed means, right.
Sep
29
comment What is the significance of tire minimum pressure?
I have noticed (and read) that rim outside diameter and tire bead diameter are subject to significant tolerances. For example, from the same rim one tire could require tire levers and significant force to remove while another could be removed just by hand. How do those tolerances correspond to minimum pressure, especially when it is not know which rim will be used?
Sep
29
comment Why only ball bearings on bicycles?
That's interesting. I never opened a sealed BB. Why BBs but not the much slower rotated headsets? Why only in the past?
Sep
29
comment Front and Rear speed shifters aligment guide
My favourite videos on the topic are Art's Cyclery videos on adjusting Front and Rear derailleurs in Youtibe.
Sep
29
comment Help altering old Marin MTB to an In-town pavement cruiser?
possible duplicate of MTB Conversion For Lighter Commuting
Sep
26
comment Why no wheels with rope instead of spokes?
@Criggie, just wait till you read about the guy that filled his tubes with water instead of air.
Jul
24
comment How do I determine my wheel size
I am sorry for misleading the OP. In my country, and to my knowledge, the standards 28", 29" and 700C usually refer to rims of 622mm tire bead diameter.
Jun
25
comment Is graphite grease suitable for bicycle bearings?
DanielRHicks, actually the Wikipedia article on dry lubricants lists ball bearings among graphite grease applications. But can that be trusted? What area of application of ball bearings? Is graphite grease inadequate in some respect (lubrication, water isolation, etc.). The question stands.
Jun
9
comment Is this article accurate? If so, why is the hype about loosing the FD on enduro bikes?
Hey @Blam. The article is being criticised in a local forum, where I found the link to it as well. Secondly, what alarm are you talking about. My wast paragraph says that enduro bikes (e.g. 160mm front and rear) are fascionable, together with 1x drivetrains, which seems contradictory.
Jun
4
comment What type of grease to use as general purpose bearing lubricant?
I find my question question better, as in more focused on a single problem, than the linked duplicate!
Jun
4
comment Mud buildup at the chinstay near FD
@Batman, that's nice, but wouldn`t work. The mud builds up in the way of the chain and derails it to the outside!
Jun
3
comment Mud buildup at the chinstay near FD
I was thinking in these lines. Some questions: 1. wouldn't the plastic of the jug just bend in the way of the sticky mud? 2. Do you have any link to a picture of something similar, along with the seps to construct it and the pitfalls to avoud?
Jun
3
comment Mud buildup at the chinstay near FD
I was not sure about tags, if you find any suitable, pelase add. Also, creating tag mud. If not needed, feel free to remove it.
Apr
28
comment Should the hands be used for absorbing the impact after a jump?
Created tag [tag]jumping[/tag], as this seems to be a large part of mtb and dj riding. Edit away if needed.
Apr
26
comment What are the good ways to maintain the bicycle while raining season?
According to latest comments under the question, his BB is sealed. His hubs are unspecified, and I am not sure if the cheapest hubs are loose bearings or sealed. The headset is most certainly loose. His pedals are not large platform with pins, which (in my book) means that wearing out the bearings and needing a replacement is a good thing.