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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.
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
comment Reversing Drop Bars
This comment conversation is too long. We can continue it in chat if you like.
Oct
3
comment My front wheel was steering to the right… now it's steering to the left. What's the cause of this?
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.
Oct
2
comment Upgrading rear derailer and cassette
@Revoo Sheldon Brown has a good explanation of the difference between a freewheel and a cassette. sheldonbrown.com/free-k7.html
Oct
2
comment Reversing Drop Bars
The cross section on that ergonomic section is narrower and a different shape than the rest of the bar. The screw in the mounting band on the levers may not have enough threads to fully tighten it onto that section. And of course comfort is an issue. It is one of the primary functions of a handlebar. A purpose-made bar bypasses these issues. Your sarcasm is not necessary, appreciated, nor productive. Please remember that you must remain civil on this site.
Oct
2
comment Get a gift certificate for Assos cycling wear?
@Batman We actually have a product rec closure now. It's under off-topic on the page that asks for the reason for closing.
Oct
2
comment Reversing Drop Bars
The original image you displayed is not a set of standard bars flipped. @Kibbee also pointed that out. The reversed curvature I was referring to is below the hoods, in the drops, for a more ergonomic grip. You can actually see it in your new picture. This could be uncomfortable when flipped as the OP describes. It could also create problems mounting the brake levers if that curve happened to be where you wanted to mount them. The bar in your original picture also offers multiple hand positions, which would not be possible doing what the OP describes
Oct
1
comment Reversing Drop Bars
The difference is that this dodges the problem of a single hand position, as well as the potential problems created by the reverse curvature in some drops, i.e., awkward hand positioning and difficulty mounting brakes. The answer is valid, the image is just a bad example.