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bio website vantslot.be/gertdotnet
location Belgium
age 44
visits member for 4 years, 2 months
seen Jul 28 at 9:04
  1. Mountainbike
  2. Road
  3. Standard bike: to brind the kids to school
  4. ...

Oct
12
comment My crank fell off, how do I re-attach it?
I think you're right. I've had my crank come off one time, and was never able to attached it without coming off again. Until I completely changed the crankset.
Sep
30
comment Why would one put tennis balls in the spokes?
Because the playing card makes a different noise when it hits the tennis ball.
Jul
4
comment Switch front and rear tire for distributing wear
The questions are different, but the answers from the other question answers mine as well. I know what (not) to do now.
Apr
26
comment Hand signaling while decelerating
I have seen v-brake pades with a red led. The led only burns when the brake is applied. quickparts.nl/…
Feb
2
comment How can I make a weather-proof bike?
I still use my old (25 years) dutch-style bike, to take my kids to school every morning. Used to commute to school myself, 40 km / day, for 6 years. (Now its only 2 km / day). But in those 25 years of Dutch weather no significant maintenance happened. Brakes and chain do not wear. Oh wait: I had to change the rear-light, because I cracked it with the garage-door 5 years ago, that was a major maintenance issue. (My mountainbike however....)
Jan
20
comment How to prevent my hub body from freezing?
So you do not apply it inside you hub. That's the part that gets frozen with me.
Dec
24
comment How to prevent my hub body from freezing?
How do you apply the Ice wax, do you disassemble the rear-wheel?
Oct
18
comment What are the reasons for and against wearing a bicycle helmet?
@sharptooth: I always wear my helmet (despite the bad smell).
Oct
18
comment What are the reasons for and against wearing a bicycle helmet?
Burying has a positive impact on your ecological footprint (on the long term). I'm not quite sure for a stay in the hospital. When you don't commute on your bike being in the hospital is also good (from an ecological point of view). The trip to the hospital (by car) is very bad, but is equivalent to the trip to the bike shop to buy the helmet (with car, because you do not have a helmet yet). You normally don't save a trip to the hospital per helmet, so overall impact of helmet buying vs getting injured and being transported to the hospital comes out negative on ecological footprint.
Oct
7
comment What tips do you have for making temporary “get me home” repairs?
This got me home (or at least to a road) too many times :-( When the bike, or myself, is beyond repair.
Oct
6
comment What type of brakes are best for mountain bike racing?
It's not my brakes. If conditions start to be muddy, the disc brakes start making noice. Also the blocks don't last as long.
Sep
28
comment What's your most useful cycle accessory?
Downhill with high heart-rate =adrenaline level rising. Yiiiiihaaaahhh.
Sep
28
comment What's your most useful cycle accessory?
I have a special bike-cell-phone. The cheapest I could find, this way I don't have to take my smartphone with me on my MTB.
Sep
21
comment For a long (25mile each way) commute, what kind of bike should I look at?
Slick tires ask for enough pressure. Check your rim-strip if it can take it. And go to the maximum pressure (printed on the side of your tires).