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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.


May
8
comment How do you remember which rack you have left your bike in?
I've never encountered this situation, but if I had to park there regularly I think I'd mount a nice, tall, and super dorky flag.
May
7
reviewed Reviewed I broke my rear axle, apparently it's an old style. Is it easily replaceable?
May
7
comment Is it rude to take the lane, then filter when encountering congestion?
@armb I think you took that out of context a bit. I gave fairly specific examples of conditions in which it is certainly rude. Anyway, this discussion is getting long, which is discouraged. If you would like, we could carry it on in chat.
May
7
comment Is it rude to take the lane, then filter when encountering congestion?
@armb See my comment to ChrisH directly above. (You can only reference one user per comment.)
May
7
comment Is it rude to take the lane, then filter when encountering congestion?
@ChrisH I think I see where we're bumping heads. The problem is that the OP hasn't given us enough information. I read the question as asking about short-term, temporary congestion, such as you encounter at major intersections on the edge of the metro area of a major city at rush hour. You seem to have read it as talking about the general congestion in a dense urban area. The OP hasn't actually indicated which type of congestion they're talking about.
May
7
comment Is it rude to take the lane, then filter when encountering congestion?
@armb If a driver passes you only to get held up farther down the road, the driver has gained something: he/she has passed you. This is something that the driver would most likely have to do anyway and it doesn't make a difference if they do it before or after hitting congestion. The big difference is that what the OP is describing means that they have to pass you twice. And I'm not saying that you shouldn't take the lane. I'm saying if you do, you're behaving like you're driving a car and you should continue to do so even if you hit congestion.
May
7
comment Is it rude to take the lane, then filter when encountering congestion?
@ChrisH If you are using the bike lane, you are by definition in a different situation than what the OP is describing. And I certainly don't mean to imply that drivers are never rude or overtake poorly. They do. But that doesn't make it any less rude if we also overtake poorly.
May
6
answered Is it rude to take the lane, then filter when encountering congestion?
May
6
comment Bicycle keeps 'skipping a beat'
Does it only happen in certain gears? What does it sound like?
May
6
reviewed Reviewed Bicycle keeps 'skipping a beat'
May
3
reviewed Close Allez vs Secteur
May
2
comment what is the difference between a freewheel and a hub
@Batman Or it could just be that I seriously don't pay very much attention to them. Generally, the only things I get from that part of the store are water bottle cages.
May
2
comment Direction of chain whip
How do you use a chain whip for cassette installation? I've never needed anything beyond the lockring tool.
May
2
reviewed Reviewed Why do my disc brakes squeal when wet?
May
2
comment Why do my disc brakes squeal when wet?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. This site does not function like a typical forum, it operates on a Q&A basis. This post doesn't really answer why disc brakes squeal when wet or whether it's preventable, which is what the OP was asking about. As such, it would have been better placed as a comment. Once you have asked and answered a few questions, you'll have sufficient reputation, you'll be able to comment everywhere.
Apr
30
comment what is the difference between a freewheel and a hub
@Batman Most of today's BSO's that I've taken more than a passing glance at are "24 speeds" with a cassette and a freehub. Admittedly, I don't pay too much attention to the bikes at the big box stores.
Apr
30
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Worth it to touch up my bike?
Apr
30
revised Worth it to touch up my bike?
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Apr
30
answered what is the difference between a freewheel and a hub
Apr
29
reviewed No Action Needed Old 6 speed casette on a new modern wheel