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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
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?
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Jul
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Converting a MTB to a Road Bike
Jul
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
3
revised Why top touring bikes have no suspension forks?
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Jul
3
comment Why top touring bikes have no suspension forks?
@olee22 It's always about balance. Most of that stuff has such an incredible benefit in one way or another that it might be worth it to add a bit of complexity. For example, a fixie is as KISS as it gets, but there's a reason nobody tours on them. A suspension fork just doesn't add that much benefit compared to the number and magnitude of problems it potentially brings.
Jul
3
comment Why top touring bikes have no suspension forks?
@DanielRHicks Efficiency! I knew I was forgetting something. Although I personally think that durability and ease of repairs are much bigger concerns.
Jul
3
answered Why top touring bikes have no suspension forks?
Jul
3
revised Figures on accidents involving cyclists where motorists are using cell/mobile phones
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comment Figures on accidents involving cyclists where motorists are using cell/mobile phones
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Jul
3
revised Figures on accidents involving cyclists where motorists are using cell/mobile phones
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revised Larger cassette options on a compact set up?
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revised Best brake pads for long distance travelling?
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revised V-Brake levers for drop handlebars?
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revised Can you attach front panniers to shocks?
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