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comment Need help on finalizing a bicycle for fitness and recreation!
I have read your question repeatedly and it still appears to me that the main point is to seek product recommendations. The mountain bike vs. hybrid part reads as an afterthought. If you would prefer to ask about that, I suggest reformulating your question to meet that goal. Again, if you disagree with my decision, simply cast a reopen vote. As a moderator, I make the decision that I feel is best for the community and longevity of the site. As your question stands, I stand by that decision. If that decision does not, in fact, reflect the thoughts of the community, a reopen vote will show it.
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comment Need help on finalizing a bicycle for fitness and recreation!
Ultimately, this question seems to me to be seeking product recommendations. This community has determined that those types of questions are off topic. While this website is dedicated to bicycles, it is a Q&A site. Shopping questions do not fit that format well. As I said before, if you do not feel that this question fits that closure criteria, simply cast a reopen vote. If four other members of the community agree with you, your question will automatically be reopened.
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comment Need help on finalizing a bicycle for fitness and recreation!
It is true that there are older, unclosed shopping questions still lurking around. The community on this site only came to a consensus on shopping questions in the last few months and shopping as a closure reason was very recently added to our off-topic page. If you truly feel that this question is a good fit for the site, cast a reopen vote and it will be open to the community.
Apr
19
comment How much does tire pressure affect the weight of the wheels
I seriously doubt that it's an appreciable amount, but this is a fascinating question. I hope someone has the knowledge and/or equipment to come up with an answer.
Apr
19
comment When riding with a single pannier, does it matter which side it's on?
@Kibbee I've used those in the past but have found that I have a habit of accidentally snapping them off.
Apr
19
comment When riding with a single pannier, does it matter which side it's on?
@PeteH It's not really a design flaw, just a couple of factors coming together in a bad way. The light is low because it's a suspension seatpost and the pannier is a Timbuk2 Shift, which just happens to sit high.
Apr
19
comment When riding with a single pannier, does it matter which side it's on?
Nothing is mounted incorrectly. It's not the tire and frame that blocks it, it's the pannier. It's a seatpost mounted light with a Timbuk2 Shift pannier, which just sits high up on the rack. And the seatpost is a suspension seatpost, so the light has to be mounted low. You can see the light just fine from behind, but as you pass it just kind of disappears behind the pannier.
Apr
18
comment How to choose a good bike light?
At this point, all of the posts that you have put on this site have contained a link to "koolerbuy". If you are in any way affiliated with this site, you must declare your affiliation in your posts. bicycles.stackexchange.com/help/behavior
Apr
16
comment Is a Giant TCX W wrong for me if I want to use it for around town and occasional long rides?
@Akshay is correct. The CX geometry also typically includes a longer wheelbase and a more upright riding position.
Apr
16
comment Creaking From Bottom Bracket
Definitely check out Sheldon's page mentioned by @Batman. Also, check the "Related" question to the right. There are already a number of questions about creaking bottom brackets on the site. If you feel that none of these addresses your issue, vote to reopen your question.
Apr
14
comment What bike for a long distance tour. What to change on current set up?
Focusing on lighter gear and reducing what you pack will usually make far more significant weight reductions than swapping out bike parts.
Apr
14
comment Spoke Tension Guidelines
FYI, Signatures are discouraged on Stack Exchange sites. bicycles.stackexchange.com/help/behavior
Apr
9
comment Chain slipping on newish bike
Welcome to Bicycles SE. We prefer posts on this site to be formatted into proper sentences and paragraphs. Please edit your answer to meet this standard. You can read more about writing a good answer here: bicycles.stackexchange.com/help/how-to-answer
Apr
7
comment How do you install a bicycle pedal without a wrench?
@arne Better yet, a maintenance guy.
Apr
5
comment installing a 700-18-23C tube on a bicycle
@ChrisH I wish I had your local bike shop. :)
Apr
4
comment Has a bike been made with a rear derailleur above the chainstays?
@BPugh That's a new one to me, but it wouldn't surprise me given all the wacky "innovations" the bike industry has tried over time.
Apr
4
comment Has a bike been made with a rear derailleur above the chainstays?
@BPugh A figure 8 in the chain would drive the wheel backwards.
Apr
4
comment Does anyone sell a direct-drive recumbent with no handlebars?
Now that there's an answer, it's a little late to split it up; but in the future please post multiple questions as separate questions.
Apr
1
comment Why does the chain tension vary as pedals are turned?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. We tend to frown on self-promotion oh this site, especially when it's not related to the matter at hand.bicycles.stackexchange.com/help/behavior
Apr
1
comment What is the benefit of a larger disc rotor?
The self-promotion guidelines that @BenediktBauer is referring to can be found here: bicycles.stackexchange.com/help/behavior