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comment Is cycling with crystal sunglasses dangerous?
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Apr
22
comment From Trek to Surly - advice on frame size
You're likely to have a lot of incompatible parts. The headset and seat post for sure. Possibly the fork, depending on whether the steer tube has been cut too short. Maybe the bottom bracket too if the shells are different and he bb doesn't accommodate spacers, which could mean the crankset as well. It's kind of hard to tell from just the specs. If all of that stuff was incompatible, you'd be better off just buying a complete Cross Check and selling the Trek.
Apr
21
comment Handlebar-mounted “turn indicator” that can pair with a smartphone for turn-by-turn GPS navigation
Welcome to Bicycles SE. We prefer answers on this site to be self-contained. That way, the answer is still valid if the link dies. Please summarize what information is contained in the link within the body of your answer. Otherwise, it is likely to be downvoted, flagged for moderator intervention, and possibly deleted.
Apr
11
comment Cog/Lockring size
Welcome to Bicycles SE. We're looking for answers with more detail. If a vernier caliper caliper is easy and accurate, it's same to assume that the OP doesn't know what it is. Please consider expanding your answer to explain what it is and how to use it to solve the problem at hand. A short, one-line answer like this is likely to get downvoted, flagged for moderator intervention, and possibly deleted.
Mar
31
comment Canyon commuter bottom bracket noise
In addition to the linked question, there are lots of others on the site regarding creaking. If that question doesn't help you, use the search bar at the top right.
Mar
26
comment Fixie vs Road Bike - the right fixie bike for bunch rides
Welcome to Bicycles SE. This answer doesn't seem to add anything new to the discussion. The two top voted answers have both mentioned that the strength of the rider is the the key, not the bike (s)he rides. Please only post a new answer if your answer covers something not already mentioned.
Mar
26
comment How can I fit 6 bikes on a hitch rack?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. As @Criggie points out, we no longer do product recommendations on this site. In addition, a short, one-line answer like this is likely to be downvoted, flagged for moderator intervention, and possibly deleted. Please consider expanding your answer to explain why this particular rack is a better solution than others already mentioned.
Mar
17
comment What to do with my old bike?
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Mar
16
comment Reverse Gear in Bicycles
As it stands, this answers sounds a bit speculative. Please consider expanding the answer to explain how one could do something like this. Specifically, you could describe the locking mechanism you have in mind in more detail. If you do not expand this answer, it is likely to be downvoted, flagged for moderator intervention, and possibly deleted.
Mar
10
comment Why is a steady cadence so important? Or is it?
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Mar
1
comment Spokes to DT Swiss cyclocross wheel
Welcome to Bicycles SE. Product recommendations are off topic for this site. As such, I have removed that portion of your question so that it will not be closed by the community.
Feb
28
comment Bike Washing Steps to know
@frisbee I don't own a car, but I get your point. I meant prior to washing. I'd actually rinse it the same way I washed it, but without the soap. I'd also hand dry, but that's not as important.
Feb
28
comment Bike Washing Steps to know
There's really no reason to use a hose. A bucket full of soapy water and a sponge will get the bike plenty wet where you want it wet and not where you don't.
Feb
18
comment Can your rims wear down from too much braking?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. As it stands, it sounds like you are unsure that this failure is due to rim wear. Since you are unsure, please update your post to say what leads you to that conclusion. It would also be helpful if you mentioned the type of rim and the type of brake pads, since the OP specifically asks about that.
Feb
6
comment Front derailleur is hard to shift into the big ring. Where to start?
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Feb
6
comment difficulty in shifting to lower gear on shimano (6 speed rear gear)
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Jan
31
comment Riding into a headwind faster than my top speed - how is it possible?
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Jan
29
comment Why don't we see this special progressive 3x5 gear setup being offered?
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Jan
28
comment Why is a steady cadence so important? Or is it?
I'm not sure if this actually answers the question at hand. The first paragraph is relevant, but in order to answer the question, it would also be necessary to explain why stressing your muscles to a peak level and then resting is bad. This actually sounds a lot like intervals, which are widely accepted as a great training practice. The second paragraph basically boils down to "it looks silly," which is just an opinion (though not one I disagree with), not a reason that steady cadence is important.
Jan
23
comment Left side isolated granny gear, right side all other gears? Possible and practical?
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