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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.


9h
comment Can I replace only the smallest cog on my rear cassette?
Yup. Touring rigs are often set up that way from the factory. Just check that your rear derailleur can accommodate the bigger cogs. They usually list the maximum range in the tech docs.
9h
comment Can I replace only the smallest cog on my rear cassette?
It'd be a smidge more range than you're after, but there are lots of options for 11-32 cassettes if you look at mountain parts. You'd just have to make sure that your derailleur can handle the extra couple teeth. You might have to add a link to your chain as well.
12h
comment New 26“ inner tube different size to old 26” inner tube
Do you mean ETRTO? If so, that's now called ISO. ISO is the label that you normally see on tires. sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html#isoetrto
1d
comment How do I stop punctures for good?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. We ask that you write to the best of your ability on this site. This means proper capitalization, proper punctuation, and complete sentences. Your lack of sentence structure makes it very difficult to understand what you are suggesting.
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comment What are the advantages of a building an electric bike from a kit vs. prebuilt
Welcome to Bicycles SE. We ask that you write to the best of your ability on this site. This means proper capitalization, proper punctuation, and complete sentences. I have made some edits for you. If you feel I have inadvertently changed the nature of your question, feel free to correct me.
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comment Can't remove lockring
Welcome to Bicycles SE. We ask that you write to the best of your ability on this site. This means proper capitalization, proper punctuation, and complete sentences. As your answer stands, it is very difficult to read, especially for people who speak English as a second language. Please edit it so that it will be more clear for our global audience. Otherwise, the community is likely to downvote it and it may ultimately be deleted.
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comment Just found a vintage Sears & Roebuck 'Ted Williams' Free Spirit 3 wheeler. Can I modernize it?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. We ask that you write to the best of your ability on this site. This means proper capitalization, proper punctuation, and complete sentences. We are also looking for answers with more detail. Please consider expanding your answer to explain why you are making the suggestions that you are making.
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comment Why does coaster brake hub growl when coasting but not when braking or pedaling?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. We're looking for answers with more detail. Please consider expanding your answer to include the reasons you think it is a manufacturing defect. Otherwise, the community is likely to downvote your answer and it may ultimately be deleted.
Oct
19
comment Front tyre size - is 1.9" a good option?
While the specific tire sizes in the duplicate question are different, its answers are still applicable to this question.
Oct
17
comment Can a double loop cable stand up to cable cutters?
@B1KMusic That's not always an option. Sometimes you have to lock it. Anyway, this comment thread is getting long and we're veering off point. I realize that's totally my fault for starting this discussion in the first place, but we should wrap it up.
Oct
17
comment Can a double loop cable stand up to cable cutters?
@Johnny Oh, no doubt. No single factor makes a bike safe. It's a combination of stuff. And even in the best of situations, bikes still get stolen.
Oct
17
comment How can I fit 6 bikes on a hitch rack?
@Unsliced And incidentally, it looks like a Toyota Sienna is a US minivan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Sienna
Oct
17
comment How can I fit 6 bikes on a hitch rack?
@Unsliced I didn't know a "van" was different in the UK than it is in the US. What do you call the vehicle that we in the US call a van, i.e., a passenger vehicle that typically seats 8-10 people?
Oct
17
comment How can I fit 6 bikes on a hitch rack?
I've noticed that your only two posts on this site have been about this bike rack. Are you affiliated with this company? If so, you must disclose your affiliation within each of your answers. We also tend to frown on self promotion. Continuing to engage in promotional activities will likely result in your posts being marked as spam and deleted.
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
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
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
7
comment Is there such thing as a freewheel that doesn't click?
Is it quiet, or silent?
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.