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May
9
comment Can a 10-speed mountain bike chain be used on a 10-speed road bike?
Your answer is much more well-researched than I would have been able to. I will see, to what extend the mentioned aspects reflect in performance in the next days.
May
9
comment Can a 10-speed mountain bike chain be used on a 10-speed road bike?
Does your MTB have an 8-, 9-, or 10-speed cassette respectively chain?
May
6
comment Can a 10-speed mountain bike chain be used on a 10-speed road bike?
I found a German vendor that states exactly the opposite: "nicht mit anderen, für Rennräder konzipierten 10-fach Schaltungen kompatibel" - "Not compatible with other gearshifts designed for road bikes" I guess vendors have an interest in selling specific parts and can therefore not be quoted as a reliable source.
Jan
23
comment How to avoid turning the spokes while tuning the wheel
@trailmax: You may want to point that link to the paragrah about avoiding torsion.
Nov
17
comment Is a headlight required to emit light to the sides?
You are right about the light getting soaked up. I rode through heavy fog the day before yesterday and at my usual distance, the light cone was not visible on the ground.
May
20
comment Is it a good idea to get a narrower front tire and a wider rear tire on a road bike?
Thanks for your interest. I will summarize my findings here, when I tested the new tires.
May
20
comment Is it a good idea to get a narrower front tire and a wider rear tire on a road bike?
@zenbike You basically say "yes" based on your experience with the Attack/Force combo, so I will accept your answer.
May
20
comment Is it a good idea to get a narrower front tire and a wider rear tire on a road bike?
Thanks for your impressions on the Attack/Force. For the rear at least they are not puncture proof enough for me, as they are pure racing tires. For the front I will reconsider the Attack, because a Grand Prix in 20-622 might be overkill.
May
20
comment Is it a good idea to get a narrower front tire and a wider rear tire on a road bike?
I can not imagine a single disk brake to cause pull to one side, as the axis is stiff and will translate the torsional moment to the other side of the fork, decelerating the tire symmetrically. As one can see from single sided forks, what matters is if the center of decelerating force (the tire center) and the center of kinetic force (mass center of the bike/biker) align.
May
20
comment Is it a good idea to get a narrower front tire and a wider rear tire on a road bike?
The front tire has higher contact pressure, while breaking, why I suspect a narrower tire to be able to carry the developing forces as well. I think, I will get a 20-622 Continental Grand Prix for the front. For the rear tire I could get the Grand Prix 24mm, which has two layers of polyester and was tested to be very puncture proof, staying with Continental, as the Grand Prix 4000 are already Kevlar belted.
May
20
comment Is it a good idea to get a narrower front tire and a wider rear tire on a road bike?
In my case the additional drag when speeding is not as much of an issue, as I do not drive long streaks and reach top speed seldom, only. Also my health is at stake when breaking and my time is at stake when speeding, so the balance is quite clear for me. Perhaps there is no other way of increasing brake performance than to go with a wider front tire and handle the pulling. I think, I will get two tires of different widths and try it out. A lighter and more expensive bike is not possible as I have to park at public places and do not want to increase the potential of my bike getting stolen.