Reputation
2,420
Top tag
Next privilege 2,500 Rep.
Create tag synonyms
Badges
10 29
Newest
 Enlightened
Impact
~122k people reached

Oct
11
comment What is the point of pedal straps?
@neilfein: That and the seat-bars distance. I feel that a lower body position helps using the pedals to their full potential.
Oct
11
comment What is the point of pedal straps?
@neilfein: I should mention than I ride a "race" bike, even when commuting. So that might have an effect on my pedalling. Pulling is a bit more natural with that type of geometry.
Oct
11
comment How do on-road mountain bike speeds translate to road bike speeds?
Yeah, it's really about fitness. "Faster than without a road bike" is how fast you should go with a road bike. The exact numbers depend on you.
Oct
11
comment What is the point of pedal straps?
I also pull when starting, sprinting and when facing strong winds. Although the rest of your post is very interesting, and probably right, pulling is pretty useful.
Oct
11
comment What is the point of pedal straps?
As a complement to answers below, I'd say that it's much easier to get your feet out of clipless pedals than straps, which is one of the reasons why they aren't used that much anymore.
Oct
9
revised How do I know when to replace my bottom bracket?
deleted 7 characters in body
Oct
9
answered How do I know when to replace my bottom bracket?
Oct
9
comment How can you recognise a quality steel frame?
For a quality steel frame, your best bet would be to look for an old-but-taken-care-of frame from a known brand. A model from the years when everything was steel. Adding this as a comment since I'm not really telling you how to recognize quality.
Oct
9
comment Why would one put tennis balls in the spokes?
Indeed. It's just a way to be "unique".
Oct
9
comment do DT Swiss 240 hubs need proprietary tools to maintain them?
Updated my answer with more info. ;)
Oct
9
revised do DT Swiss 240 hubs need proprietary tools to maintain them?
added 1685 characters in body; edited body
Oct
7
comment Building from scratch vs. buying new
"You spent hours researching every part" - This can be considered fun ;)
Oct
7
answered Building from scratch vs. buying new
Oct
7
answered Can I ride home with a broken spoke?
Oct
5
answered Tubeless tyre pressure on 29er wheels?
Oct
5
answered do DT Swiss 240 hubs need proprietary tools to maintain them?
Sep
30
awarded  Supporter
Sep
22
answered Where can I find replacement screws?
Sep
20
awarded  Editor
Sep
20
revised What do you wish someone had told you before your first commute?
deleted 4 characters in body