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Jul
2
awarded  Yearling
Jun
29
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
28
answered Dropped the Wedge of a quill stem in the head tube
Nov
11
comment Removing bike interfaces to reduce likelyhood of theft?
I've found locking my bike to something has worked for me. Choose something that the bike can't be lifted off and lock through the frame and at least one wheel. If a thief decides that he wants to take your bike then he will get it. If he just wants a bike then make yours more tricky to extract.
Oct
25
answered What kind of road tyres should I go for winter commuting?
Jul
12
comment Attach bottle cage to frame w/o mount screws
I don't think that there is any difference between bolt on cages and clamp on ones apart from the pack for the clamp on ones contains some extra bits. I have added "bolt on" cages to my bike using jubilee clips (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jubilee_Clip) around the frame slipped over the bolt on tangs. I don't know whether that brings the cost down though.
Jul
2
awarded  Yearling
May
10
answered Why is cycling on a road so much faster than cycling on a cycle path?
May
4
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
25
answered Worth it carrying spare spokes?
Apr
2
comment Is a bike faster than a car for the first ten metres?
There was a demonstration on one of the kids science programs on TV in the UK a while ago. A sprinter, a high performance car and a cyclist did a 10m race. The sprinter won, the car was second and the cycle third (by quite a long way). The explanation there was power to weight ratios.
Mar
12
comment Is a 7 speed chainring compatible with an 8, 9 or 10 speed cassette and chain?
Just to update - I have now added the 10 gear cassette and chain. It's been working fine since July with no change to the chainrings (to date).
Mar
4
comment Are tow-hitch bike racks legal?
In the UK, you need to have your number plate visible and also the tail lights and indicators. As you have a tow hitch fitted, presumably you also have a trailor light fitting. I use a tow hitch bike rack, and for short journeys with only one bike I just stick it on. When I have five bikes on it, I add a trailor board with repeat lights and numberplate.
Jan
23
comment Can I add gears on a bmx?
Many years ago, I used to have derailier mechs that fitted on the axle with a lug that engaged the frame to stop it being pulled forward by the chain. Maybe those are still around? That might need a longer axle.
Jan
18
comment Mounting a 7-Speed Cassette on an 8/9 speed hub
No problems at all with the set up - apart from the cost ...
Jan
17
answered Mounting a 7-Speed Cassette on an 8/9 speed hub
Dec
14
comment What kind of panniers is this tubus rack flange for?
The old Karrimor panniers had a hook on an elastic cord that fitted into an eye at the bottom of the pannier too.
Dec
10
answered What are some alternatives to fruitlessly ringing my bell at a motorist?
Nov
27
comment Who has right of way at a staggered crossroad
The green car shows the only time when you are allowed to wait in a box junction - when your exit is blocked only by oncoming traffic.
Nov
19
answered Why do my tires keep losing air, even after having the tubes replaced?