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Jun
17
comment Are there devices to moderate speed on mountain descents without braking?
Regarding “learning to descend at speed”, the natural equilibrium on these descents is 40-50 MPH. The posted speed limit is 25 MPH, which is quite reasonable given the tight curves. I don't have any desire to blast through such curves, which are atop cliffs and are often the steepest parts of the ride. Thus, the basic point is that I'd rather descend more slowly overall, rather then accelerating to 50MPH on the straights and having to brake sharply before entering curves. (Similarly, the routes are so steep that a “slower” bike would have little practical effect.)
Jun
17
revised Are there devices to moderate speed on mountain descents without braking?
clarifications requested by answerers
Jun
17
comment Are there devices to moderate speed on mountain descents without braking?
It's asphalt, and I'm on a touring frame (i.e., more or less a road bike).
Jun
17
comment Are there devices to moderate speed on mountain descents without braking?
I'd wager that any gear reasonable for ascent would be crazy on the descent. I'm happy to go 30 MPH; I just don't want to do 50.
Jun
16
comment Techniques for minimising injury when falling or crashing?
@Unsliced, I have a Take-A-Look mirror and it gives superb visibility to the rear. I don't go anywhere without it.
Jun
16
asked Are there devices to moderate speed on mountain descents without braking?
Jun
16
revised Why do my brakes squeak? Do I have an incorrect distance between brake pads and rims?
add name of the angle, for clarity
Jun
16
revised Why do my brakes squeak? Do I have an incorrect distance between brake pads and rims?
the question is really about why the rims squeak -- clarify title
Jun
16
comment Why do my brakes squeak? Do I have an incorrect distance between brake pads and rims?
Wouldn't misadjusted centering of the brakes be a more likely cause for one to rub than dish error? I'd think the latter would be fairly unusual...
Jun
16
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Jun
16
suggested approved edit on Why do my brakes squeak? Do I have an incorrect distance between brake pads and rims?
Jun
9
comment How many miles of riding require the same effort as one mile of running?
You could both ascend a hill so steep that the increase in potential energy dominates energy consumed by the mode of transport... :)
Jun
9
comment What is the simplest way to lower the gearing on my touring bike?
The cable pull compatibility concern is with the front, though, which is what this answer addresses.
Jun
7
comment What is the simplest way to lower the gearing on my touring bike?
@zenbike, no actually, it's a Sora which is a road group.
Jun
5
revised Is it possible to use road-style brifters with an internal gear hub?
clarify that link is Rohloff-specific
Jun
5
comment What is the simplest way to lower the gearing on my touring bike?
@Daniel, I don't; the specs above are the best I've been able to find (i.e., no model numbers for individual components). It does seem to match the curve of the 52-tooth chainring quite well.
Jun
5
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Jun
5
accepted Is it possible to use road-style brifters with an internal gear hub?
Jun
5
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Jun
5
comment Is it possible to use road-style brifters with an internal gear hub?
I'd love to see a similar roundup for other hubs!