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It is impossible to drink a gallon of milk in an hour.

I have done so.

Therefore, I can do the impossible.


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reviewed Close Right hybrid bike?
Apr
20
comment What's the benefit of a titanium skewer?
@Blam Also, you should give this answer a vote so people know it's good!
Apr
20
comment What's the benefit of a titanium skewer?
@Blam When you see posts like that, flag them. One of the mods will get it taken care of.
Apr
20
comment What's the benefit of a titanium skewer?
@Blam I didn't say it was a bad answer and didn't vote it up or down. I simply removed the portions of the answer that should have been comments on other posts so that it stands on its own. If you feel that I have removed something important, feel free to edit it back in.
Apr
20
reviewed Approve Bike Rack for Hatchback vehicle?
Apr
20
comment What's the benefit of a titanium skewer?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. This site does not operate like a typical discussion board. It operates on a Q&A basis. Much of your post was commentary on other answers. Once you have asked and answered a few questions, you'll have earned enough reputation to comment everywhere on the site. In the meantime, I have cleaned up your answer to better fit our format. If I have removed anything crucial, feel free to edit it back in.
Apr
20
revised What's the benefit of a titanium skewer?
Removed commentary on other posts
Apr
17
comment Sourcing wheels for hybrid bike
@Blam I think with a performance hybrid, we can safely assume 700c rims running something like a 30-32mm tire width, not likely to have 25mm rims.
Apr
17
comment Sourcing wheels for hybrid bike
It sounds like your primary concern is running narrow tires. If that's the case and it were me, I'd just throw some 23s on and see what happens before I spent a chunk of change on a new wheelset. As Sheldon notes, those charts are conservative. At worst, you start getting more pinch flats. But considering the cost of a wheelset, it's a cheap experiment.
Apr
17
revised Sourcing wheels for hybrid bike
added a link to the chart mentioned
Apr
17
comment Cycling too Fast
Since you say that you're looking for "pointers to articles," I have closed this question as a learning material recommendation. Please see our help pages for more information about what questions are a good fit for this site. You also have enough reputation to ask in The Velodrome, which is a more open and free forum.
Apr
15
reviewed Leave Open Is the bike i'm using right for Mountain Biking?
Apr
10
reviewed Looks OK Advantages of higher quality cranksets
Apr
10
comment Advantages of higher quality cranksets
Welcome to Bicycles SE. We're looking for answers with more detail.A short, one-line answer like this is likely to get downvoted, flagged for moderator intervention, and possibly deleted. Please consider expanding your answer to explain how performance is improved. Also consider adding any further advantages. For example, other answers discuss maintenance issues.
Apr
10
revised Can't shift and I don't know how to fix it
spelling and grammar
Apr
10
comment Can't shift and I don't know how to fix it
Welcome to Bicycles SE. As indicated, we really need a lot more detail in order to be able to help you. You can use the "edit" button at the bottom of your post to add in some more information. If you do not do so, your question is likely to receive further downvotes and possibly be flagged for deletion.
Apr
10
reviewed Approve Beginner bicyclist question about purchasing a new road bike
Apr
9
reviewed Looks OK Is it really OK to hang a bicycle by the rear wheel from a hook?
Apr
9
comment Is it really OK to hang a bicycle by the rear wheel from a hook?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. We're looking for answers with more detail. A short, one-line answer like this is likely to get downvoted, flagged for moderator intervention, and possibly deleted. Also, please consolidate your answers into a single post.
Apr
8
reviewed No Action Needed Cadence and speed monitor on rear wheel?