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Aug
25
comment Specs for parts on Giant Defy 4 (2013) to decide on upgrades to transfer parts onto another bike
Weight savings would depend entirely on what parts you have and what parts you're replacing them with. There's no way to estimate that without direct comparison. If you find answers (and questions, for that matter) on this site helpful, it's customary to upvote or accept them so that others know that the answer was helpful. Check out our tour for more info. Also, it's perfectly acceptable to answer your own question.
Aug
25
comment Specs for parts on Giant Defy 4 (2013) to decide on upgrades to transfer parts onto another bike
@ja_him Welcome to Bicycles SE. Please do not respond to comments by editing your posts. Do it with comments. If you'd like to address a specific person's comments, do so with the @ symbol and that user's name.
Aug
23
comment How do i figure out the maker of my bike?
Serial numbers aren't very useful in bicycle identification. Photos help a lot more, especially close ups of any logos, designs, etc.
Aug
22
comment Training Advice for Road Cycling
Could you please clarify your question? Is it about tire pressure specifically? Or are you just asking for general training advice?
Aug
22
comment Is my stopping dangerous when Idaho Stop is de facto but not legal?
Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat.
Aug
21
comment Why Do the same size tires say they can hold different amounts of air (psi), and does that matter?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. To avoid confusion, please try to keep your questions concise and on point. For example, the info about your bike getting stolen, the bus strike, and the fact that you're a college student are all irrelevant to your question. Also, please try to only ask one question at at time. In this case, you are asking at least five different questions, and one of those has subquestions. Try splitting them up into completely separate questions. You'll get much better answers that way. You'll also be less likely to be downvoted and/or flagged for mod intervention.
Aug
20
comment Does anyone have experience with wooden saddles?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. Product recommendations are off topic for this site. However, the core of your question was solid, so I have removed the portions asking for specific product recommendations. If you feel that I have changed the nature of your question, fell free to revert the edits.
Aug
19
comment bike grease got on my wall. best way to get it off?
The OP desires to remove grease from a wall. I think it is safe to assume that he or she does not want to remove the paint. Hence, Acetone would be a problem. Using WD-40 for removal of rust and oxidized terminals is irrelevant to the question.
Aug
15
comment What bike have i found i have no clue ?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. Frame numbers aren't nearly as helpful as you might think. A few pictures, especially close ups of parts, logos, stickers, etc. will go a lot further.
Aug
10
comment Trying to find Derailleur hanger for Triace A310
Pictures would help a lot.
Aug
10
comment Problems with a slipping seatpost
If you can fit a PVC pipe between your seat post and seat tube, I'm guessing that your seat post is much too small. I would also bet that this is a poor solution long term. My guess is that the PVC will eventually crack from the stress on it and your seat post will slide down again.
Aug
10
comment Plastic screw with ripped-off head stuck in the frame
Welcome to Bicycles SE. We ask that you write to the best of your ability on this site. This means proper capitalization, proper punctuation, and complete sentences. As your answer stands, it is a bit unclear. Please use the "edit" button to clean your post up. If you do not, it may be downvoted, flagged, and possibly deleted.
Aug
9
comment Is it rude to take the lane, then filter when encountering congestion?
@jqning No one is saying that such a law exists. That's usually referred to sharing the lane. Lane splitting is completely different and is illegal for motor vehicles in many, many places. The legal stance that bicycles are vehicles often extends this lane splitting status to bicycles, unless a further statute specifically exempts bicycles.
Aug
8
comment Is it possible to replace a 1 1/8 steering tube with a 1"?
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, and ultimately deleted.
Aug
4
comment What to use to clean your chain (and cogs)?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. We're looking for answers with more detail. Please consider expanding your answer to explain why auto body degreaser and simple green are good solutions for the OP's problem. You might also explain why the OP wouldn't want to use auto degreaser all the time. A short, one-line answer like this is likely to get downvoted, flagged for moderator intervention, and possibly deleted.
Jul
27
comment Securing a bike on a car rack against theft
Product recommendations are off topic for this site, so I have removed that portion of your question.
Jul
19
comment Why are so many technical aspects of cycling so subjective?
Please do not engage in extended discussions through comments. If you would like to continue this discussion, please do so in chat.
Jul
7
comment What is a good replacement for a cable end cap?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. We're looking for answers with more detail. Please consider expanding your answer to explain what these are for anyone who might not be familiar with them. E.g., what their standard use is, where someone might look for them, and what they're called. A short, one-line answer like this is likely to get downvoted, flagged for moderator intervention, and possibly deleted.
Jul
2
comment How can I merge two GPX files into one?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. Please consider expanding your answer in the way that @andy256 suggests. Otherwise, your answer is likely to be downvoted, flagged, and possibly deleted.
Jun
22
comment Is 32km possible to ride with my body condition?
For a person in good health, a 16km ride is perfectly reasonable. Doing so again later in the day could prove difficult if not accustomed to cycling. And given your stated medical conditions, this question would be better asked of a medical professional.