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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.


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comment Pedals turn but front sprocket does not
Please post a picture of your crankset. That will help to diagnose your problem.
Jul
26
comment When do I need more than one bike? How many bike is enough? How many bikes is too many?
In all seriousness though, this question is bordering on being primarily opinion based. Personally, I'll wait to see what kind of answers it gets before passing judgment, but it won't surprise me if the community votes to close it.
Jul
26
comment When do I need more than one bike? How many bike is enough? How many bikes is too many?
There are two equations to establish the correct number of bikes to own. In both equations c is the correct number of bikes. The first is n + 1 = c where n is the number of bikes you currently own, or a - 1 = c where a is the number of bikes at which your significant other will leave you.
Jul
25
comment Coping with mud in the face
Welcome to Bicycles SE. If you are in any way affiliated with this product, you must declare your affiliation within the body of your answer. Whether or not you are affiliated, it would be good if you could give reason why this fender is better than any other option. From what I can see, it doesn't look any different than anything else on the market. As it stands, your answer is likely to get downvoted, flagged as spam, and possibly deleted.
Jul
25
comment Annual technology gap of high end road bikes
@DanielRHicks Please do not engage in extended discussions via comments. If you wish to continue this discussion, do so in chat. bicycles.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/comment
Jul
25
comment Annual technology gap of high end road bikes
@DWGKNZ Please do not engage in extended discussions via comments. If you wish to continue this discussion, do so in chat. bicycles.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/comment
Jul
25
comment Annual technology gap of high end road bikes
@Kibbee Please do not engage in extended discussions via comments. If you wish to continue this discussion, do so in chat. bicycles.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/comment
Jul
25
comment Annual technology gap of high end road bikes
@Blam Please do not engage in extended discussions via comments. If you wish to continue this discussion, do so in chat. bicycles.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/comment
Jul
23
comment Crunching/grinding chain noise
@PeteH Or better yet, a video.
Jul
23
comment difficulty inflating my bike tire
Also, what kind of tires are you filling, i.e., road, mountain, hybrid? And what kind of valve?
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
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
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
comment Presta vs schrader valves
@DanielRHicks Ah, gotcha. Glad it got reopened.
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
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
comment Is there a do-it-yourself way to tow a kid's bike?
What is a "stoker"? It's not a term I'm familiar with beyond being a person who fuels a fire.
Jul
15
comment Converting a Bicycle without gears into a Geared one?
@WedaPashi Just because it didn't come with gears doesn't mean it doesn't meet the necessary requirements. Many bikes are set up and sold as single speeds but easily accept gears.