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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.


2h
comment Crunching/grinding chain noise
@PeteH Or better yet, a video.
2h
comment difficulty inflating my bike tire
Also, what kind of tires are you filling, i.e., road, mountain, hybrid? And what kind of valve?
1d
comment Hybrid bike change to road bike
Welcome to Bicycles SE. The lack of proper sentence structure makes it a bit hard to tell what you are asking. I am closing it for the moment. Once you (or anyone else) has edited it, it will automatically be flagged to be reopened. It might also be helpful to take our tour and/or peruse our help pages, particularly the section on how to ask a good question.
Jul
18
comment What is the crank length on a Shimano Deore XT?
It's often labeled somewhere on one or both of the crankarms as well. I believe that for the past couple years Shimano has been putting the labels on the inside of the arm where the pedal spindle threads through.
Jul
18
comment Where to purchase a simple single-speed?
Asking where to search for something sounds to me like a service recommendation, which is off topic for this site. Feel free to ask in chat though. You'll get help there for sure.
Jul
18
comment Presta vs schrader valves
@DanielRHicks Ah, gotcha. Glad it got reopened.
Jul
18
comment Presta vs schrader valves
@DanielRHicks That question isn't closed. It's just protected so that new users don't flood it with non-answers.
Jul
17
comment Repairing Presta valves
I'm not "hating you." I comment on many, many posts throughout the day. I am not the only one who has noted that the question is unclear. See the first comment on the question itself and the other answer. The glue sounds to me like someone attempting to reattach a valve that has separated from the tube. Glue should not be needed to replace a valve core. I note that not all cores are replaceable because you say to save any valve. This implies that they are all replaceable.
Jul
17
comment Repairing Presta valves
Not all presta valves have removable cores. Here's an image I found showing valves with and without removable cores. It's also not clear if the OP is having problems with the valves themselves, or where the valves attach to the tubes. The bit about using glue makes me think it's the latter.
Jul
16
comment Could you make a bike frame out of 24kt gold?
@JohnP Moderator hat off... I think the "spirit of the law" is more important than the "letter of the law" here. It may not be a problem that the OP actually faces, or an incredibly practical one, but it is clearly an answerable one. I also don't see how it's open ended. Either it can be done, or it can't. The answers have also served to illustrate a lot of frame material properties that are considerations in the making of any frame in any material. My vote is to leave open. Moderator hat back on. But, of course, it's up to the community. If it gets five close votes, I won't reopen it.
Jul
16
comment Is there a do-it-yourself way to tow a kid's bike?
What is a "stoker"? It's not a term I'm familiar with beyond being a person who fuels a fire.
Jul
15
comment Converting a Bicycle without gears into a Geared one?
@WedaPashi Just because it didn't come with gears doesn't mean it doesn't meet the necessary requirements. Many bikes are set up and sold as single speeds but easily accept gears.
Jul
15
comment Loose pedals on Norco MTB
It's not clear exactly which parts you are referring to when you mention the "whole pedal structure" and the "base." The pedals are what you place your feet on. They are attached to the crank arms, which are each connected to the bottom bracket. The bottom bracket is the bearing assembly within the frame. You'll be able to get a better answer if you clarify your question. Also, there are a couple of different types of crank/bottom bracket combo. If you post a picture, that would help us to diagnose your problem.
Jul
10
comment Why top touring bikes have no suspension forks?
@Batman That's precisely the point of my previous comment. Rohloffs have other disadvantages, e.g., not easily compatible with a front derailleur, which is why we don't see those on touring bikes. Disc brakes have become commonplace on touring bikes because they have numerous benefits and very few drawbacks (especially mechanicals, hydraulics are less friendly to roadside maintenance). Suspension forks just have too many disadvantages compared to rigid forks, KISS being only one of those disadvantages.
Jul
7
comment Should or can I (car) wax my frame?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. We ask that you write to the best of your ability on this site. That means proper sentences, punctuation, and paragraph structure. Please consider editing your post into a more readable format. Otherwise, the community is likely to downvote it and it may ultimately be deleted.
Jul
3
comment Why top touring bikes have no suspension forks?
@olee22 It's always about balance. Most of that stuff has such an incredible benefit in one way or another that it might be worth it to add a bit of complexity. For example, a fixie is as KISS as it gets, but there's a reason nobody tours on them. A suspension fork just doesn't add that much benefit compared to the number and magnitude of problems it potentially brings.
Jul
3
comment Why top touring bikes have no suspension forks?
@DanielRHicks Efficiency! I knew I was forgetting something. Although I personally think that durability and ease of repairs are much bigger concerns.
Jul
3
comment Figures on accidents involving cyclists where motorists are using cell/mobile phones
When linking to your own site, you must declare that you are promoting yourself within the body of your post. bicycles.stackexchange.com/help/behavior
Jul
3
comment Frame differences between 700c and 29er?
You may have a hard time mounting 2" tires on a frame that's designed for 700c tires. They're often not designed with enough clearance for a tire that large.
Jun
30
comment Why has my ride changed?
Even if you can't change tires and adjust your tire pressure yourself, you should be able to specify your preferred pressure to the shop. Vittoria has a pretty good calculator. Also note that any calculator's suggestions are just that: suggestions. Look at it as a starting point and adjust your tire pressure to be higher or lower based on your preferences and riding conditions.