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16h
comment What's the benefit of a titanium skewer?
@Blam Also, you should give this answer a vote so people know it's good!
16h
comment What's the benefit of a titanium skewer?
@Blam When you see posts like that, flag them. One of the mods will get it taken care of.
16h
comment What's the benefit of a titanium skewer?
@Blam I didn't say it was a bad answer and didn't vote it up or down. I simply removed the portions of the answer that should have been comments on other posts so that it stands on its own. If you feel that I have removed something important, feel free to edit it back in.
23h
comment What's the benefit of a titanium skewer?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. This site does not operate like a typical discussion board. It operates on a Q&A basis. Much of your post was commentary on other answers. Once you have asked and answered a few questions, you'll have earned enough reputation to comment everywhere on the site. In the meantime, I have cleaned up your answer to better fit our format. If I have removed anything crucial, feel free to edit it back in.
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
17
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
Welcome to Bicycles SE. We're looking for answers with more detail.A short, one-line answer like this is likely to get downvoted, flagged for moderator intervention, and possibly deleted. Please consider expanding your answer to explain how performance is improved. Also consider adding any further advantages. For example, other answers discuss maintenance issues.
Apr
10
comment Can't shift and I don't know how to fix it
Welcome to Bicycles SE. As indicated, we really need a lot more detail in order to be able to help you. You can use the "edit" button at the bottom of your post to add in some more information. If you do not do so, your question is likely to receive further downvotes and possibly be flagged for deletion.
Apr
9
comment Is it really OK to hang a bicycle by the rear wheel from a hook?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. We're looking for answers with more detail. A short, one-line answer like this is likely to get downvoted, flagged for moderator intervention, and possibly deleted. Also, please consolidate your answers into a single post.
Apr
4
comment Are today's bikes “better” than a few decades ago?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. We ask that you write to the best of your ability on this site. As indicated by the previous comments, this means formatting your answer into paragraphs. An unformatted answer like this is likely to receive further downvotes, be flagged for moderator intervention, and possibly deleted. Please see our help pages for more info on how to write a good answer for more tips.
Mar
27
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.
Mar
27
comment How to fix a sluggish bike?
What happens if you put the bike on a stand or turn it upside-down? Does the crank turn easily? If you turn just the rear wheel, does that turn easily? How about the front?
Mar
27
comment unknown make model and year
Are there any decals, badges, or writing anywhere on the frame that we can't see? If there are, edit in some close-ups. If not, the comment from @DanielRHicks is likely to be the best anybody will be able to nail it down.
Mar
27
comment Convenient bike-security measures for rural, small-town, and remote-touring environments
@RichardHaney Please also note that it is our policy that you must be nice on this site. Much of your commentary, both within the posts and regarding your edits, is bordering on rude.
Mar
27
comment Convenient bike-security measures for rural, small-town, and remote-touring environments
@RichardHaney This site does not function like an open-ended forum. It is not an arena for bouncing ideas off one another. This site operates on a Q&A basis. The questions on this site should have definitive answers. There are a number of bicycle forums on the internet that are perfectly good arenas for open-ended discussions like the one you're attempting to start. One of those forums is our chat room. You do need 50 reputation to participate in that chat room, which you'll have once you've asked and answered a few questions.
Mar
27
comment Can there be a stack exchange for casual, rural bike riding and remote touring free of the fanaticism of professional bike riders?
I have closed this question as off-topic because it is not about bicycles, tricycles, unicycles, handcycles, or their use, as defined as the scope of this site in the help center.
Mar
13
comment Pressure mapping a Brooks saddle
This seems to me to fall under the umbrella of "product, service, or learning material recommendations," which are off-topic. I'm willing to entertain thoughts to the contrary though.
Mar
12
comment Pedals won't turn while riding
Welcome to Bicycles SE. Your question has received a few flags and close votes because it is not clear what the problem is, as indicated in the above comments. For now, your question has been closed. You should see an "edit" button just below your post. Edit in some additional information and your question will automatically be flagged for reopening. We also have a short guide on how to ask a question that gets good answers that is worth a read.
Mar
8
comment Fox Float CTD Evolution vs Fox Float CTD Performance
Could you expand on how it's better? In what way(s) specifically? More travel? More durable? More adjustable? Lighter? Etc.