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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.


Sep
24
reviewed No Action Needed Strange logo on the frame
Sep
23
comment Can I replace a QR spike with a normal solid axle?
It appears that I was a bit overzealous in my editing. I have edited some of the information back in and softened the language to be more neutral. I apologize.
Sep
23
revised Can I replace a QR spike with a normal solid axle?
partial reversion based on comments
Sep
23
reviewed Reviewed Can I replace a QR spike with a normal solid axle?
Sep
23
comment Can I replace a QR spike with a normal solid axle?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. I've removed the rant portion of your question to make it a bit clearer what you're asking. This site works a little different than a typical forum. You may wat to take our tour or see our help pages for more info.
Sep
23
revised Can I replace a QR spike with a normal solid axle?
removed rant
Sep
23
comment Is it good practice to wave following cars through when safe?
I'm not sure that this is quite the same. Flashing headlights can have many meanings: turn your lights on, turn your brights off, go ahead even though it's not your turn, my wife is about to have a baby so get the hell out of my way, etc. Waving someone through is pretty unambiguous.
Sep
23
comment Is it good practice to wave following cars through when safe?
Did you make this a community wiki on purpose?
Sep
22
comment Is there a way to merge tracks within a GPX file?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. I think that your #3 should really be a whole separate question. It would be better if you edited it out of this question and then asked it as a new question.
Sep
22
reviewed Edit Is there a way to merge tracks within a GPX file?
Sep
22
revised Is there a way to merge tracks within a GPX file?
removed signature
Sep
19
comment Is it safe to go over roots at high speed on a cross-country bicyle?
From what I can tell, the Cube AIM is actually an entry-level MTB. Entry-level bikes are typically the same frame as more expensive versions of the same bike, but with lower quality parts. It looks like the fork on that bike is one of the places where they saved a lot of money. I didn't really dig too deeply, but that fork may not be designed for the type of riding that you're describing.
Sep
18
reviewed No Action Needed New wheelset, spokes losing tension
Sep
16
reviewed Reviewed Safe cycling lights red but the man is green
Sep
16
revised Safe cycling lights red but the man is green
sentence structure
Sep
16
comment Safe cycling lights red but the man is green
Welcome to Bicycles SE. Please use proper sentence structure when composing your posts. And also note that we have a global audience. Without any reference to what country you're talking about, the law you cite is meaningless. Furthermore, in many locations it actually is legal for a cyclist to treat a stop light as a stop sign and treat a stop sign as a yield sign. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idaho_stop
Sep
15
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
15
comment youth racing. 11 speed 16 up cassette
I'm not sure what the question is here. Can you clarify?
Sep
12
reviewed Close How do I go about choosing a bike for commuting?
Sep
12
comment How do I go about choosing a bike for commuting?
As @Tom mentions, you're really asking a lot of different questions here. My suggestion would be to start at your local bike shop. You'll pick up a lot more in face-to-face interactions than you will on any online forum. And poke around the site some. We have a lot of questions about geometry, commuter bikes, and cyclocross. I think you'll find that many of your questions have already been answered.