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Dec
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revised Medium size cargo solution for road-bike for commuting
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Nov
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comment Medium size cargo solution for road-bike for commuting
My issue is neither time nor money (within limits anyway) I'm just not aware of any backpacks that have good airflow and are waterproof. Adding a drybag to an existing backpack is an option, but I prefer (and am willing to spend for) an all-in-one solution.
Nov
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accepted Medium size cargo solution for road-bike for commuting
Nov
19
comment Medium size cargo solution for road-bike for commuting
My problem with backpacks is that they always either have good airflow at the back (I have such a backpack which is great in summer) or they are waterproof. Never both. I like the Revelate Designs option but it does look like you need to fiddle with some straps to fix the drybag in the holster. At that point the holster just becomes a very expensive and impractical seatpost mounted rack.
Nov
19
comment Medium size cargo solution for road-bike for commuting
@AlanGerber gear-wise I am already pretty minimal. I have a camping towel as you suggest and a pretty light and packable soft-shell.
Nov
14
asked Medium size cargo solution for road-bike for commuting
Nov
14
comment What are typical max speeds for pro downhill races?
@chrisjleu here (in dutch) we have Belgian Philippe Gilbert claiming he has done 140 km/h (after he was clocked going 119) wielerflits.nl/nieuws/12188/… In the econd paragraph he says (roughly): "fast? Not so much, if you really try you can easily reach 140 kph here, I've gone much faster before but I don't know how much. The movie below shows dutch rider Theo Bos doing 140. Both drafting behind a car though. I've seen tv interviews where they claim 150 but I can't find any on-line references.
Nov
13
answered What to put on or inside winter-SPD-boots to keep toes warm?
Nov
13
comment What are typical max speeds for pro downhill races?
@DavidRicherby I guess you'll have to take my word for the 110-120 km/h figure, you need to be logged in to view them it seems.
Nov
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revised What are typical max speeds for pro downhill races?
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Nov
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answered What are typical max speeds for pro downhill races?
Nov
3
comment what make and model is this bike please?
Hi @user14256, a bit more context might help. For example: what country is this in? Is the bike new or very well maintained? Are there any markings anywhere on the frame?
Sep
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awarded  Yearling
Sep
10
answered Netherlands: where to buy cheap bikes? (Police autions, cheapest towns)
Sep
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comment Where to park a bike during a year for free ? (in the Netherlands?)
Going by train is really a very good suggestion. Within the Netherlands you can take your bike anywhere in the country by train for something like EUR 9,- per bike. I've taken my touring bike on a train in France and I can't remember it being expensive.
Sep
2
comment Where to park a bike during a year for free ? (in the Netherlands?)
Apart from a very bike friendly country we are also one of the most densely populated ones. We don't really have the space for free (or very cheap) long-term bike storage Or more accurately: nobody is rich enough to offer it.
Aug
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answered Where to park a bike during a year for free ? (in the Netherlands?)
Jul
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awarded  Notable Question
Jul
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revised chain getting stuck between chainrings
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Jul
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answered chain getting stuck between chainrings