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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
22
reviewed Reviewed Hybrid bike change to road bike
Jul
22
comment Hybrid bike change to road bike
Welcome to Bicycles SE. The lack of proper sentence structure makes it a bit hard to tell what you are asking. I am closing it for the moment. Once you (or anyone else) has edited it, it will automatically be flagged to be reopened. It might also be helpful to take our tour and/or peruse our help pages, particularly the section on how to ask a good question.
Jul
22
reviewed Close Solid rubber bicycle tires
Jul
21
reviewed No Action Needed Is it ok for the trunk bike rack to rest against the glass of a hatchback?
Jul
19
reviewed No Action Needed How dirty should the chain and the cogs be before I should consider cleaning them?
Jul
18
comment What is the crank length on a Shimano Deore XT?
It's often labeled somewhere on one or both of the crankarms as well. I believe that for the past couple years Shimano has been putting the labels on the inside of the arm where the pedal spindle threads through.
Jul
18
reviewed Leave Closed Where to purchase a simple single-speed?
Jul
18
comment Where to purchase a simple single-speed?
Asking where to search for something sounds to me like a service recommendation, which is off topic for this site. Feel free to ask in chat though. You'll get help there for sure.
Jul
18
reviewed No Action Needed What is the hand gesture for “I'm sorry”?
Jul
18
comment Presta vs schrader valves
@DanielRHicks Ah, gotcha. Glad it got reopened.
Jul
18
reviewed Close Converting a Bicycle without gears into a Geared one?
Jul
18
reviewed Close Presta vs schrader valves
Jul
18
comment Presta vs schrader valves
@DanielRHicks That question isn't closed. It's just protected so that new users don't flood it with non-answers.
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