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Mar
5
comment Are flat handlebars stable at high speed?
OK, sounds like the answer is "yes, since it depends more on frame geometry than handlebars".
Mar
5
accepted Are flat handlebars stable at high speed?
Mar
3
comment Are flat handlebars stable at high speed?
Even being in the hoods feels iffy at speed, so I don't think it's just how far apart my hands are.
Mar
2
asked Are flat handlebars stable at high speed?
Feb
10
comment How can I properly replace the hose on this older Schwinn pump?
@Benedikt, I believe that's the core of my question. :) How can I check if the thread is the right size? Is there a name or spec for the threads that I have? How could I figure it out with normal household measuring tools?
Feb
9
asked How can I properly replace the hose on this older Schwinn pump?
Oct
21
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
27
accepted What are the steepest, highest, most miserable road ascents in the world?
Aug
27
comment What are the steepest, highest, most miserable road ascents in the world?
@JohnP, the question is pretty specific on those dimensions. I asked about road ascents, grade, and height, not mountain biking or the other dangers you list.
Aug
26
asked What are the steepest, highest, most miserable road ascents in the world?
Aug
24
comment What is considered the maximum safe downhill speed on a road bike?
@user: given the context, you can be highly confident it's miles per hour.
Jul
16
comment Can I damage my brakes by testing them vigorously?
@Daniel: Oh. I didn't realize that.
Jul
15
comment Can I damage my brakes by testing them vigorously?
Sometimes I can take them all the way to the bars, sometimes not. It’s very hard to do so. They are cantilever brakes (non-V-brakes). The wheel is true within a couple of mm, and the pads ride just a hair away from rubbing with very modest toe-in. I don’t think they’re set up wrong.
Jul
15
revised Can I damage my brakes by testing them vigorously?
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Jul
15
asked How long do brake pads last in storage?
Jul
15
asked Can I damage my brakes by testing them vigorously?
Jul
7
comment Should I listen to music when I bike?
A different framing of the previous comment: The behavior of others affects my own safety. It's difficult to find a situation where one really can "decide for yourself" and one's choices don't affect others. Therefore, it's reasonable to ask others to behave more safely; i.e., yes, it really is OK for me to have an opinion about your behavior while on the bike.
Jul
5
comment How can I tell the difference between a J.I.S. and ISO square taper bottom bracket?
@Kibbee, yeah, I saw that Ritchey was in the JIS list. I'd love some way to verify that independently. Regarding the interchangeability, it sounds like the length spec gets confusing, so I'd like to avoid that.
Jul
4
comment What is the hand gesture for “I'm sorry”?
Don't yell. It's unlikely you'll be understood, and you risk just seeming angry.
Jul
4
comment How do I test ride a bike that I'm looking at buying?
+1 for longer ride. Good bike shops will let you take a bike you're serious out for quite a while. I believe I rode mine for 20 miles before buying it.