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comment Is there a way to merge tracks within a GPX file?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. I think that your #3 should really be a whole separate question. It would be better if you edited it out of this question and then asked it as a new question.
Sep
19
comment Is it safe to go over roots at high speed on a cross-country bicyle?
From what I can tell, the Cube AIM is actually an entry-level MTB. Entry-level bikes are typically the same frame as more expensive versions of the same bike, but with lower quality parts. It looks like the fork on that bike is one of the places where they saved a lot of money. I didn't really dig too deeply, but that fork may not be designed for the type of riding that you're describing.
Sep
18
comment What are the top cyclist-caused types of crash?
The personal experience aspect of this question is the problem. As it stands, this question could easily have hundreds of answers. It would be better to focus on research, as @freiheit suggests.
Sep
18
comment What are the top cyclist-caused types of crash?
I have marked this as a Community Wiki for now. However, I'm on the fence as to whether or not it is actually a good candidate for CW. My concern is that I believe it is likely to devolve into a series of horrific/funny/tragic stories and not actually be constructive.
Sep
16
comment Safe cycling lights red but the man is green
Welcome to Bicycles SE. Please use proper sentence structure when composing your posts. And also note that we have a global audience. Without any reference to what country you're talking about, the law you cite is meaningless. Furthermore, in many locations it actually is legal for a cyclist to treat a stop light as a stop sign and treat a stop sign as a yield sign. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idaho_stop
Sep
15
comment youth racing. 11 speed 16 up cassette
I'm not sure what the question is here. Can you clarify?
Sep
12
comment How do I go about choosing a bike for commuting?
As @Tom mentions, you're really asking a lot of different questions here. My suggestion would be to start at your local bike shop. You'll pick up a lot more in face-to-face interactions than you will on any online forum. And poke around the site some. We have a lot of questions about geometry, commuter bikes, and cyclocross. I think you'll find that many of your questions have already been answered.
Sep
12
comment How do I choose a light GPS device supporting Strava?
The question is still too broad and primarily opinion-based. Things like "what features should I look for" are going to be highly dependent on individual preferences. As far as selecting the "lightest/best" device, I recommend checking the device specs to see which one is the lightest and reading online reviews to determine which is the best. Ultimately, what is best is also going to be primarily opinion-based.
Sep
4
comment What bike is better 2010 Trek FX 7.5 or 2015 Trek FX 7.2?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. I think if you edit your question to focus on the issue of how much bike technologies change over time, you'll get better responses. You'll also notice a lot of similar questions that may help you out on the right side of this page. There was even a very similar question asked recently (possibly even a duplicate), but I can't find it at the moment.
Sep
4
comment Bike Rack from Apartment's Underground Carpark Removed - Is building management liable?
@mattnz I raised a similar objection to another question once before. The consensus at the time was that bike thefts are a unique type of question and are on topic. In fact, much of the logic in that Meta thread applies to this question more than the one I initially asked about. However, I personally wouldn't object to revisiting the issue of legal questions in Meta.
Sep
3
comment Minimum width tire?
@DanielRHicks You should post that as an answer.
Sep
3
comment How long do brake pads last in storage?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. We typically ask that answers have more detail. Please consider adding support behind your reasoning, i.e., why the OP need not worry.
Aug
21
comment How to move a bicycle by bicycle
I've done this many times with a variety of bikes. I find that the easiest is to ride a fixie and push/pull a second bike. This way you don't have to worry about using your hands for the brakes. Also, if you lift the front tire of the bike you're push/pulling off the ground, the whole thing is easier to steer. The catch is that your arm gets tired.
Aug
20
comment Career in bicycling industry
A similar question was asked and closed on this site once before. The previous question had a few answers though. See it for inspiration.
Aug
20
comment Where to buy (carbon) framesets?
@Batman and GriffinEvo The off-topic/shopping closure specifically mentions service recommendations as part of the closure criteria. As such, I've closed this question.
Aug
17
comment New chain is pre-lubricated, should I clean it?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. Please note that this is not a typical forum. We operate on a Q&A basis. Please limit your answers to addressing the question at hand. See the tour for more information. Also, please write to the best of your ability. This means proper sentence structure, punctuation, and capitalization.
Aug
15
comment Is the max pressure on tubeless rims specifically for tubeless, or do they apply to tubed tires too?
@Blam I bought the bike brand new and those are the rims that it came with. Complete with standard tires and tubes.
Aug
9
comment Cable routing around bottom bracket
Is that one of the modifications?
Aug
9
comment Cable routing around bottom bracket
I've never seen anything like that so I don't have an answer for you, but I'm curious - what kind of bike is that?
Aug
9
comment How to remove completely stuck saddle post from frame
@MadsSkjern Weeding is precisely the reason that contributing to an on hold question through edits is not a good practice. We don't weed heavily or often on this site, but there is no doubt that an on hold question will eventually be deleted. Then all of your work will be for naught. Another alternative that might be easier is to edit out the duplicate parts of your question. The edit will automatically cast a reopen vote. You can then use the edit history to past your "answer" into a genuine answer post.