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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.


1d
comment What is the carbon footprint of a new bike?
@BenediktBauer is correct. A short, one-line answer like this is likely to be flagged for deletion if it is not improved.
Dec
15
comment Unicycling for over 60s
Welcome to Bicycles SE. This site is not a typical forum. Like all Stack Exchange sites, we operate on a Q&A format. We are looking for questions with specific answers rather than open-ended discussions. Once you have asked and answered a few questions, you'll have earned enough reputation to participate in our chat room, where this kind of discussion would be welcome.
Dec
9
comment Trek T-900 Tandem rear hub
Welcome to Bicycles SE. We're looking for answers with more detail. The OP is asking for specs on this bike. If you have that information, please edit it into your answer.
Dec
5
comment Optimal beginner training
Ummm... I'm not sure if averaging 45+kph is realistic. TDF winners rarely average over 40kph. They might get above that for a stage, but they can't hold it over days and weeks. Even the Hour Record is just under 52km in an hour, and that's a hardened pro in the prime of his career giving it everything he has for an hour under ideal conditions.
Dec
5
comment How to achieve an always clean chain
Welcome to Bicycles SE. This community tends to frown on self-promotion. We also prefer answers to be self-contained, i.e., summarize the information in your linked article within the body of your answer.
Dec
2
comment Do expedition bikes offer advantages over standard touring bikes?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. We prefer answers on this site to be self-contained. Please summarize the information contained in your link. That way, if the link ever dies, the answer is still valid. Also note that the community tends to frown on overt self-promotion. bicycles.stackexchange.com/help/behavior
Dec
1
comment How easy are Parabolic v. Standard Rollers to use?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. We're looking for answers with more detail. Please consider expanding your answer to what makes parabolic rollers easy and how normal rollers are like riding on ice. Otherwise, your post will likely be downvoted by the community and may ultimately be deleted.
Nov
25
comment What are the advantages of owning a Unicycle?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. We're looking for answers with more detail. A one-line answer like this is likely to be downvoted by the community and possibly deleted.
Nov
25
comment How are the wheels spokes laced in the bikes you buy at shops?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. We're looking for answers with more detail. Please consider expanding your answer to include a description of what is going on in the video. That way, the answer is still valid if the link dies.
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
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.