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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.


Oct
16
comment About join a bicycle race
@PeteH I actually read the question as asking what gearing the OP needs. I assumed that a "normal bike" was some kind of cruiser based on the speeds he or she is talking about.
Oct
16
comment About join a bicycle race
We really need more detail to give you a good answer. What type of race are you talking about? Road? Mountain? Cyclocross? What distance? Over what distance can you maintain the speed that you mention? What do you mean by a "normal bike"? Road? Mountain? Hybrid? Is it the same bike you'll use in the race? What constitutes bad conditions? Poor road or trail surface? Heavy head winds? Rain? Up a mountain? The day after you've over trained? Some combination? Please edit these details into your question.
Oct
16
reviewed Close rear panniers attachment catching in spokes
Oct
15
reviewed Close Pros and Cons of 29 "wheels
Oct
15
reviewed Reviewed Fat Tyre Punctures
Oct
15
revised Fat Tyre Punctures
Removed signature line and contact information
Oct
15
comment Can a double loop cable stand up to cable cutters?
@Batman Every Wal-Mart I've ever ridden my bike to has had the loopy bike racks that have become sort of standard business bike racks. I had assumed that they had all adopted that.
Oct
15
reviewed Close How do I get my brakes to stop squealing
Oct
15
comment Can a double loop cable stand up to cable cutters?
I know it's not really the point of your question, but Wal-Marts usually have a ton of security cameras in their parking lots and are probably one of the safer places to park your bike.
Oct
13
reviewed No Action Needed Help! Tire Pressure
Oct
9
reviewed No Action Needed Can I use a Shimano 105 10 speed BCD 130mm 52t chainring as a replacement in my 9 speed tiagra triple crankset?
Oct
9
reviewed Reviewed Do good tires lessen the chances of your innertube bursting?
Oct
9
reviewed No Action Needed How much should the front wheel flex
Oct
7
reviewed Reviewed Is there such thing as a freewheel that doesn't click?
Oct
7
comment Is there such thing as a freewheel that doesn't click?
Is it quiet, or silent?
Oct
4
reviewed Leave Open protecting your man part while cycling
Oct
4
comment What to upgrade to achieve a higher top speed?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. We're looking for answers with more detail. Please consider expanding your answer to include how these changes will help with the OP's problem. It's not clear if you are suggesting larger or smaller tires than what the OP has. There are arguments in the bike world in favor of both.
Oct
4
comment How do I put grips on mountain bike handlebars?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. We're looking for answers with more detail on this site. Please consider expanding your answer to include how you used boiling water and hairspray to aid in the process.
Oct
3
reviewed No Action Needed Name that frame! (Likely Japanese, likely made in 1986, with known serial number, likely a Bianchi)
Oct
3
comment Reversing Drop Bars
This comment conversation is too long. We can continue it in chat if you like.