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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.


Jul
17
reviewed Reviewed Do these pads look contaminated?
Jul
17
revised Do these pads look contaminated?
minor grammar and spelling
Jul
17
reviewed No Action Needed Why did the hydraulic disc brake stop working when riding down a steep mountain?
Jul
17
comment Repairing Presta valves
I'm not "hating you." I comment on many, many posts throughout the day. I am not the only one who has noted that the question is unclear. See the first comment on the question itself and the other answer. The glue sounds to me like someone attempting to reattach a valve that has separated from the tube. Glue should not be needed to replace a valve core. I note that not all cores are replaceable because you say to save any valve. This implies that they are all replaceable.
Jul
17
comment Repairing Presta valves
Not all presta valves have removable cores. Here's an image I found showing valves with and without removable cores. It's also not clear if the OP is having problems with the valves themselves, or where the valves attach to the tubes. The bit about using glue makes me think it's the latter.
Jul
16
comment Could you make a bike frame out of 24kt gold?
@JohnP Moderator hat off... I think the "spirit of the law" is more important than the "letter of the law" here. It may not be a problem that the OP actually faces, or an incredibly practical one, but it is clearly an answerable one. I also don't see how it's open ended. Either it can be done, or it can't. The answers have also served to illustrate a lot of frame material properties that are considerations in the making of any frame in any material. My vote is to leave open. Moderator hat back on. But, of course, it's up to the community. If it gets five close votes, I won't reopen it.
Jul
16
revised Can I put 700c tires on rims made for 27 x 1.25"?
removed extra "c" in tire sizes, put spaces in sizes with inches for readability
Jul
16
reviewed Reviewed 700 x 32c Tire on 27 x 1 1/4 Wheels?
Jul
16
reviewed Reviewed Is there a do-it-yourself way to tow a kid's bike?
Jul
16
comment Is there a do-it-yourself way to tow a kid's bike?
What is a "stoker"? It's not a term I'm familiar with beyond being a person who fuels a fire.
Jul
15
comment Converting a Bicycle without gears into a Geared one?
@WedaPashi Just because it didn't come with gears doesn't mean it doesn't meet the necessary requirements. Many bikes are set up and sold as single speeds but easily accept gears.
Jul
15
comment Loose pedals on Norco MTB
It's not clear exactly which parts you are referring to when you mention the "whole pedal structure" and the "base." The pedals are what you place your feet on. They are attached to the crank arms, which are each connected to the bottom bracket. The bottom bracket is the bearing assembly within the frame. You'll be able to get a better answer if you clarify your question. Also, there are a couple of different types of crank/bottom bracket combo. If you post a picture, that would help us to diagnose your problem.
Jul
14
awarded  Pundit
Jul
11
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
10
comment Why top touring bikes have no suspension forks?
@Batman That's precisely the point of my previous comment. Rohloffs have other disadvantages, e.g., not easily compatible with a front derailleur, which is why we don't see those on touring bikes. Disc brakes have become commonplace on touring bikes because they have numerous benefits and very few drawbacks (especially mechanicals, hydraulics are less friendly to roadside maintenance). Suspension forks just have too many disadvantages compared to rigid forks, KISS being only one of those disadvantages.
Jul
9
reviewed No Action Needed Mountain bike tires vs. road tires - from crushed limestone to pavement
Jul
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on touring-bikes tag wiki excerpt
Jul
9
reviewed Leave Open Do expedition bikes offer advantages over standard touring bikes?
Jul
7
comment Should or can I (car) wax my frame?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. We ask that you write to the best of your ability on this site. That means proper sentences, punctuation, and paragraph structure. Please consider editing your post into a more readable format. Otherwise, the community is likely to downvote it and it may ultimately be deleted.
Jul
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Converting a MTB to a Road Bike