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Nov
17
comment Why are brake lights not common?
@whatis, can you elaborate that into an evidence-based answer please?
Nov
15
asked Why are brake lights not common?
Nov
15
comment Are there devices to moderate speed on mountain descents without braking?
Some quick math: These hills are steep enough that 5 MPH is a very fast ascent. Let's say I'm pedaling at a very conservative 50 RPM (it's probably faster in reality). Then, if I'm coming down in the same gear at 30 MPH, I'll need to pedal 6 times faster, or 300 RPM. I would like to see the practice regiment that enables me (or anyone) to do that.
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May
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comment How to minimize wear on pants
+1 for commuting in street clothes.
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Sep
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comment What is the simplest way to lower the gearing on my touring bike?
I ended up with Option 2. We couldn't get the IRD derailleur to work -- shop says something is wrong with it, and I never followed up with warranty replacement. The stock Sora FD worked not great, but OK. I've actually replaced the bike and now have flat bars with a Rohloff rear hub, which is a far nicer arrangement. Bottom line, low gearing plus drop bars is a major money, time, and frustration sink, AFAICT.
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Mar
19
accepted How is the riding experience of a Rohloff hub different than derailleur gears?
Mar
19
comment Sources of vibration at high speed in and around rear wheel
It turned out that it was #5 -- the bearings in the hub were worn out. The rim was also worn, so replacing the wheel solved the problem.
Mar
12
asked How is the riding experience of a Rohloff hub different than derailleur gears?