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Aug
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revised What skills must cyclists master to succeed at racing?
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Aug
7
answered What skills must cyclists master to succeed at racing?
Aug
7
comment Heavier Thicker Chains and Gears for Winter due to Salt?
Re "Bike chains come in two sizes", they come in far more: 11/128", 3/32", 1/8", 5/32", or 3/16"
Aug
6
revised Is China dumping cheap spokes on America market?
fixed grammar
Aug
6
suggested approved edit on Is China dumping cheap spokes on America market?
Aug
2
revised Need help choosing compatible rear derailleur, cassette & chain
Edited for proper article agreement and use of contractions
Aug
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suggested approved edit on Need help choosing compatible rear derailleur, cassette & chain
Aug
1
comment Unsure of Proper Tire Pressure
Odd. I suppose parts that fail close to home are better in some ways than ones that don't fail until you're riding aggressively.
Jul
31
comment Unsure of Proper Tire Pressure
"when I used to ride nylon mag wheels". Non metal rims don't shed heat well. Did they blow out on long windy descents where you were braking round turns? If your rims can't shed heat, then they heat up the air inside the tire which raises the pressure and can lead to blowouts. A buddy of mine who used rim breaks solely on his touring tandem put heat sensitive dots on his rims so he could tell when they were heating up. On long descents, he got in the habit of stopping periodically to let the rims cool. I do the same on my touring single since I'm heavy and a slow descender.
Jul
31
comment Unsure of Proper Tire Pressure
@DanielRHicks, or the tire manufacturer's counsel decided that they're more likely to be sued for a single blowout during a heat wave than for umpteen pinch flats.
Jul
31
comment I've had a bike in storage for over 10 years. What maintenance does it need?
@Jahaziel, +1 on brake cable housing. You'll likely notice early on if the brakes don't close, but corrosion or build up on the cable or a kink in the housing can also prevent the cables from sliding back when you release your brakes. Worst case, first time you really need the brakes, they don't release and you endo.
Jul
31
revised Radon bikes - has anyone heard of them?
simplified language, fixed a typo, and formatted links
Jul
31
suggested approved edit on Radon bikes - has anyone heard of them?
Jul
31
comment What shifters are compatible with shimano 9-speed?
Are you committed to indexed shifters or are you ok with friction shifters?
Jul
30
comment Do higher speed crashes result in less serious injuries.
@amcnabb, I wasn't talking about leaving the atmosphere -- just moving fast enough at a tangent to the Earth's surface that the earth curves away from you at 9.8m every second. But yes, I think there might be other complications with this idea.
Jul
30
comment Why don't cyclists wear all-encompassing motorcycle-style helmets?
In what kind of weather do you ride? Do you often cycle in 80°F (25°C) weather wearing an unvented helmet, leather jacket, and chaps?
Jul
30
answered How does stiffness affect experience and performance?
Jul
30
comment Do higher speed crashes result in less serious injuries.
If you can get up to and maintain escape velocity at a bit above sea level (ideally above hill and tree-top height), then if you fall off your bike you won't hit the ground.
Jul
30
revised Removing a stuck pedal
fixed grammar
Jul
30
comment What are the benefits of 700c23 tires?
You might find the Rivendell Reader review of Surley's Pugsley interesting. After Grant made it up his benchmark climb in under 8 minutes on the Pugsley he says "I don't get it - The 15.9lb wheels alone weigh more than some whole bikes." and notes that he "feels slower" on it but is as fast climbing on the heavy fat-tired Pugsley as on his lighter narrower-tired bikes.