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It is impossible to drink a gallon of milk in an hour.

I have done so.

Therefore, I can do the impossible.


Nov
13
comment How much light is enough for year round commuting?
I've removed the last sentence of your question asking for specific product recommendations as that's off topic for this site. It'll be more likely to remain open that way. Although it is still bordering on being too broad. It's up to the community whether or not to leave it open.
Nov
10
comment How to get over anger at inconsiderate drivers
@Mark Welcome to Bicycles SE. We ask that users remain civil on this cite. Your statement "You obviously do not understand how logic works" is belittling and rude. Please keep this in mind when using the site in the future.
Nov
10
comment Replacing 14“ x 1.95” With 14“ x 2.125”?
@Blam Please remember to keep a civil tone on this site.
Nov
7
comment What are the advantages/disadvantages of press fit bottom brackets compared with threaded?
Are you asking about external vs. cartridge style bottom brackets, press fit vs. threaded external, or a comparison of all three?
Nov
7
comment What's the logic behind this chain length estimation method?
Incidentally, you're actually only supposed to add one full link. A single chain link is two pieces: two half links, an inner half link and an outer half link. See the illustration on the linked (pun not intended) page for a better visual of the difference between a half link and a full link.
Nov
7
comment Is there a 3rd party tool to create a heat map of all activities in a specific area?
@PeteH I don't see a functional difference. The answers would still end up being a string of equally valid recommendations. But whether or not it makes a difference would be a good topic for Meta. And again, you have enough rep to cast a reopen vote. If you cast one and the community decided to reopen it, I wouldn't squash that decision.
Nov
6
comment Bike chain too long?
As @Blam points out, your cassette is most likely worn. The venerable Sheldon Brown has a wonderful article about how chains and rear cogs wear together and then everything goes to pot when you replace the chain.
Nov
6
comment Is there a 3rd party tool to create a heat map of all activities in a specific area?
@mattsolar The Stack Exchange Q&A format doesn't work well with product recommendations. The Bicycles SE community in particular toyed with the idea of keeping them open, but ultimately decided that they weren't a good fit. You are always welcome to ask in chat.
Nov
6
comment Is there a 3rd party tool to create a heat map of all activities in a specific area?
@PeteH It seems to be pretty clearly a request for a product recommendation to me. But feel free to cast a reopen vote.
Nov
5
comment Commuting: How to carry office clothing so it doesn't get crushed?
In addition to @Gary.Ray's comment, if you are affiliated with either the product or the website mentioned, you must disclose your affiliation with the body of the post. bicycles.stackexchange.com/help/behavior
Oct
28
comment First cyclocross race - how to choose and set up the bike
@Blam When I am going to write a longer post, I'll sometimes compose it elsewhere (typically Google Drive so I can switch computers if I need to) and then copy and paste it into SE. You might give something like that a shot.
Oct
28
comment First cyclocross race - how to choose and set up the bike
@Blam You have edited this post six times. The two answers bumped it twice. And you bumped it six more times. Furthermore, you have established a pattern of creating an incomplete post and then polishing it through edits. This is not the proper use of edits.
Oct
28
comment First cyclocross race - how to choose and set up the bike
@Blam Once again, please limit your edits. If you are not prepared to construct a completed post, please wait until you are before posting. Each edit of a post bumps it to the top of the list of active questions. Repeatedly editing a post takes attention away from other questions.
Oct
25
comment Can I replace only the smallest cog on my rear cassette?
Yup. Touring rigs are often set up that way from the factory. Just check that your rear derailleur can accommodate the bigger cogs. They usually list the maximum range in the tech docs.
Oct
25
comment Can I replace only the smallest cog on my rear cassette?
It'd be a smidge more range than you're after, but there are lots of options for 11-32 cassettes if you look at mountain parts. You'd just have to make sure that your derailleur can handle the extra couple teeth. You might have to add a link to your chain as well.
Oct
25
comment New 26“ inner tube different size to old 26” inner tube
Do you mean ETRTO? If so, that's now called ISO. ISO is the label that you normally see on tires. sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html#isoetrto
Oct
24
comment How do I stop punctures for good?
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. Your lack of sentence structure makes it very difficult to understand what you are suggesting.
Oct
24
comment What are the advantages of a building an electric bike from a kit vs. prebuilt
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. I have made some edits for you. If you feel I have inadvertently changed the nature of your question, feel free to correct me.
Oct
24
comment Can't remove lockring
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 very difficult to read, especially for people who speak English as a second language. Please edit it so that it will be more clear for our global audience. Otherwise, the community is likely to downvote it and it may ultimately be deleted.
Oct
24
comment Just found a vintage Sears & Roebuck 'Ted Williams' Free Spirit 3 wheeler. Can I modernize it?
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. We are also looking for answers with more detail. Please consider expanding your answer to explain why you are making the suggestions that you are making.