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comment How to minimize wear on pants
Welcome to Bicycles SE. We're looking for answers with more detail. Please consider expanding your answer to how a plastic bag will reduce wear on the rider's pants. A short, one-line answer like this is likely to get downvoted, flagged for moderator intervention, and possibly deleted.
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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Jan
22
comment Super close ratio high gears via double size sprockets… practical?
This conversation is bordering on hostile. I would like to remind everyone to be nice on this site. If you do not believe someone's questions have value, simply vote to close and/or flag them. If someone antagonizes you, do not respond in kind. Flag the content and move on.
Jan
9
comment Identify: 26in dirt jumper/bmx bike “fetish” brand?
Serial numbers are not as helpful in bicycle identification as you might think. As @Mσᶎ mentions, a picture will help much more. A picture of the bike as a whole, and then close-ups of the head tube, rear drops, etc. would be best.
Dec
22
comment Should I be wearing sunblock?
You've posted two nearly identical answers. Please delete one of them. Thanks.
Dec
22
comment Stainless steel bolts for brake calipers
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Dec
16
comment What bicycle safe anti-car road spikes exist?
@Mσᶎ can undelete his own content if he chooses. I will respect his decision regarding his content.
Dec
16
comment What to do when a snake is in front of you?
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Dec
16
comment Is it more economical to true a cheap wheel or to buy a better wheelset?
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Dec
11
comment Why do skinny tires require less pedal effort?
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Dec
4
comment What is the deal with the new weird Gazelle chain case design?
@RoboKaren In addition to Mladen's comments, it's incredibly difficult to get chain tension correct on a bike with vertical dropouts without some sort of tensioner. It's actually a [fairly common]( way to convert a geared bike to a single speed). Gazelle's approach is just a variation on that idea.
Dec
4
comment Any experience with spokes breaking on new Trek 720 touring bike
The 520 comes with 36 spoke wheels and should be compatible with the 720. In fact, just about any newer 700c disc compatible wheelset will be compatible with your bike. The only thing you'd really have to worry about is the rear hub spacing. Touring bikes can be weird about that sometimes.
Dec
3
comment Disc brakes and single walled rims - is there something to worry about?
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Dec
3
comment Can I put a rack on a carbon road bike?
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Nov
14
comment Are 700x 28 x 32 x 35 tires interchangeable?
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Nov
14
comment Is rubber cement in stationery stores the same as in tire patch kits?
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Nov
9
comment I'm looking for a 700c disc fork. Integrated headset and fender eyelets
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