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comment SRAM force upgrade from compact to standard 53-39
@Kipper, after about 5 minutes of searching, I've found rings by TA Specialties for 110 bcd that are compatible with 10 speed setups: harriscyclery.net/product-list/parts-1400/chainrings-1405/…
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comment How do I figure out which size chain my fixed gear bike has
Many of the newer, more mass-produced fixed gear bikes (non track) just use 3/32", so Sheldon doesn't necessarily hold up with this. Since 3/32" is probably easier to find at a vast majority of bike shops, as well as just being a bit more universal they've moved to this sizing. Unless you bought a track bike for use at the track or a higher end "fixie", you're probably using a 3/32" chain.
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answered Advice for increasing endurance
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answered SRAM force upgrade from compact to standard 53-39
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answered What are the current options for short crank arms?
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comment What is the sliding bar on the bottom of my road shoe for?
That's exactly what it is. The tab should come with your cleats. Once you get your cleats in the correct position you tighten that tab down so when your cleats wear out you don't spend forever trying to realign them.
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answered Alternatives for front shifting for small hands
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answered Changing from a triple ring Shimano Sora chainset to a double ring chainset
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comment Route mapping tool - INSERTING a point
ah, I understand what you're after now. Yes, Benzo's suggestion is better for your intended purpose. It does allow to create a start and end point and then drag the path to be adjusted to your needs, while gmap-pedometer is good for plotting out a manual or semi-automatic path but lacks the capability of making two points and adjusting the course between after the fact.
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answered Route mapping tool - INSERTING a point
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comment shaving your legs, arms, or both?
Anyone who has gotten road rash thanks their lucky stars that they shaved. Having hair and dirt scrubbed out of a wound is horrible as is a hairy scab while it heals. Additionally, a lot of cyclists use embrocation throughout the year for both weather protection and pre warmup/race massage of muscles. Application to hairy legs is both gross and less than functionally ideal. Cleaning it off is additionally a harder chore with leg hair.
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revised Are Z-shaped cranks a good idea?
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comment Are Z-shaped cranks a good idea?
If you read through the link I provided, you will also find an additional link to information on Z torque cranks themselves. Outside of all the other physics data provided in other posts in this question, the issue of ground clearance is huge. There is far less ground clearance on these cranks making pedal (or an unheard of arm) strike a real and distinct possibility for even the slightest of turns.
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answered Are Z-shaped cranks a good idea?
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answered Rec for bike backpack with side zipper into main compartment