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comment How to select double leg kickstand
@BPugh I find that the handlebars are a bigger hindrance to stuff like that. I do have a longer, cable lock though. So that probably helps.
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comment How to select double leg kickstand
@BPugh I have a kickstand similar to these and I've never had a problem getting right up next to a bike rack, telephone pole, whatever. If anything, I find it even easier than a traditional kickstand because the bike stands straight up and doesn't lean away from the object in question.
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comment How do I tune up the shifters/derailleurs on my mountain bike?
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comment How can I learn to take care of an old (70s era) road bike/get it back to working condition?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. Learning material recommendations are off topic for this site. Therefore, I have removed that portion of your question. However, the rest of your question is a good, workable question and you already have a few answers to go with it. Once you gain a bit more reputation, you'll be able to enter our chat room where asking about learning materials would be just fine.
May
15
comment How to prevent spiders from making webs on my bike?
@andy256 and Jana: I apologize. I cut and pasted the wrong link when I marked it as duplicate. It is now linked to the correct duplicate question that specifically asks about keeping spiders off of bikes.
May
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comment Training involved to ride 175 miles in a day
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May
14
comment Training involved to ride 175 miles in a day
@Blam Please remember to be nice on this site. If someone says something to you that violates that policy, do not respond in kind. Flag it and move on.
May
14
comment Training involved to ride 175 miles in a day
@StephenTouset Please remember to be nice on this site. Name calling is specifically forbidden in our "be nice" policy.
May
12
comment Panniers stuck in tire spokes!
Welcome to Bicycles SE. A photo of your rick with your panniers mounted on it would be a big help in diagnosing your problem. Without that, any answers we give will be pure speculation.
May
10
comment First Road Bike - Some Options and Issues
Welcome to Bicycles SE. We don't do product recommendations on this site, so I've edited out that portion of your question. However, I think you'll get solid answers based on the remaining portion of your question. With the information you get from those answers, you should be able to make an informed decision on your purchase.
May
8
comment Can I change my 28“ wheels for 24”?
@KristaA. Everyone (well, almost) rides bikes that don't fit up until and often through their teenage years. Our parents buy our first bikes so that we can touch the ground while we first learn because it's safer. We get our "big kid" bikes and they fit a little better. But we grow quickly and our bikes stay the same. As that happens, we adapt to riding a bike that's too small. All of the sudden, we're fully-grown teenagers and still riding a child's bike. Later, we buy ourselves our first adult bike and, if nobody tells us we're doing it wrong, try to fit it like our childhood bike.
May
8
comment What is the point of pedal straps?
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May
5
comment cable too short to reattach into a sturmey archer 3 speed shifter
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Apr
17
comment Sourcing wheels for hybrid bike
@Blam I think with a performance hybrid, we can safely assume 700c rims running something like a 30-32mm tire width, not likely to have 25mm rims.
Apr
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comment Sourcing wheels for hybrid bike
It sounds like your primary concern is running narrow tires. If that's the case and it were me, I'd just throw some 23s on and see what happens before I spent a chunk of change on a new wheelset. As Sheldon notes, those charts are conservative. At worst, you start getting more pinch flats. But considering the cost of a wheelset, it's a cheap experiment.
Apr
17
comment Cycling too Fast
Since you say that you're looking for "pointers to articles," I have closed this question as a learning material recommendation. Please see our help pages for more information about what questions are a good fit for this site. You also have enough reputation to ask in The Velodrome, which is a more open and free forum.
Apr
10
comment Advantages of higher quality cranksets
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Apr
9
comment Is it really OK to hang a bicycle by the rear wheel from a hook?
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Apr
4
comment Are today's bikes “better” than a few decades ago?
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Mar
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comment Can I use a 9-speed shifter with a 8-speed cassette?
@cmannett85 It's not the chain width that's a problem, it's that the distance between the cogs needs to match up to the amount of cable pulled by the derailleur. But you are correct in that the shifter and the cassette are incompatible.