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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.


1h
comment My bike won't shift out of 7th gear in the back
At a guess, something is clamping the cable when you put weight on the bike. This may be why @Emyr is asking about rear suspension, it could be getting clamped in the mechanism somewhere.
1d
comment Disk brake wheels - multiple wheelsets
If you're running mechanical discs, you'll want to tighten the inner pad down until it touches the pad before loosening the caliper and then back it off again afterward. If you don't back it off at the end, it'll rub. And if you don't tighten it up at the beginning you'll end up with a totally backed off pad after a couple of wheel changes.
2d
comment Can I cut down a quick release skewer?
I'm with @Carel. Skewers are cheap enough that it's not worth the trouble of cutting it.
Jan
25
comment Food for 400+km ride? (in single session)
Welcome to Bicycles SE. Unfortunately, questions like this are too broad for our format. There are some related questions to the right which might be helpful. The Velodrome would also be a great place to discuss good riding foods. It's much more free form.
Jan
25
comment Incorrect number of clicks on SRAM MRX gear shifter
Welcome to Bicycles SE. We prefer that you not use signatures on this site. It is greatly preferred that you say thanks by upvoting and/or accepting useful answers. bicycles.stackexchange.com/tour
Jan
25
comment How do I prevent my pants from getting caught into the bike gears
Welcome to Bicycles SE. We're looking for answers with more detail. Why is this solution superior to others mentioned? Are there any drawbacks? Etc. A short, one line answer like this is likely to be downvoted and possibly deleted.
Jan
24
comment How can I tell if I can add a front brake to my cruiser?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. I've made a couple of minor edits to your question. We prefer that you avoid signatures and greetings on this site. And rather than saying "thanks" in your post, please upvote and/or accept useful answers. I've also removed the product rec portion of your question because that's off topic. If you feel I've changed the nature of your question, feel free to edit it further.
Jan
23
comment Which waterproof shoes?
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Jan
23
comment Disc brakes better for rainy days?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. We expect answers on this site to be based on research and/or experience rather than supposition. As this question does not cite research or experience about disc brakes in comparison to rim brakes, it does not adequately answer the OP's question. See our help pages for information about how to write a good answer.
Jan
22
comment Disc brakes better for rainy days?
Please do not use comments or answers to debate subjects that belong on other Stack Exchange sites, like English SE.
Jan
18
comment Why is there a stitched hole in the back pocket of my new jersey?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. It is unclear what you are trying to convey with such a short answer. Please see our help center for information about how to write a good answer. A short, one line post like this is likely to be downvoted, flagged, and ultimately deleted.
Jan
15
comment Possible Broken Shifter
If you have found the answer to your question, please post it as an answer rather than editing it into your question. Answering your own question is an acceptable and even encouraged practice on Stack Exchange sites.
Jan
15
comment Why aren't Tour de France riders going any faster?
@DanielRHicks Please remember to be nice, welcoming, and patient on this site.
Jan
15
comment Why aren't Tour de France riders going any faster?
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Jan
13
comment Which winter road cycling shoes are rated for sub-15° F weather?
Incidentally, you can flag it for reopening and the other mods will look at it and weigh in on it.
Jan
13
comment Which winter road cycling shoes are rated for sub-15° F weather?
I put it on hold because it's a product recommendation question, which the community has decided is off topic. And yes, the problem that you're trying to solve is clear: What shoes should I buy? The problem with this question is not that it's subjective. The problem is that it tends to garner answers where each answer is equally valid. Basically, it's a subset of the "too broad" closure reason.
Jan
12
comment Bmx serial number need identification
There's no way for anyone to tell you what your bike is based on the serial number. Pictures of logos, decals, and components will help a lot more.
Jan
12
comment How to prevent shifting issues due to derailleur or cables freezing in cold weather
@Carel You should post that comment as an answer.
Jan
8
comment If I use an 8 speed bar end shifter with the TT bar on my Allez, will I need to change any other parts of the drive chain?
You should probably find a new mechanic. That guy is either too lazy or incompetent to find you the part you need, or he just straight-up lied to you to sell you more parts. Whichever the case, he doesn't deserve your business.
Dec
26
comment Shimano Sora 9-speed shifters “missing a speed”
@PeteH I wasn't suggesting a skipping chain. I'm suggesting that if the OP is counting 8 clicks and hasn't visually confirmed that the chain skips over a gear that there actually may be nothing wrong at all.