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comment Theft deterrents (in addition to locking up a bike)
@DanRosenstark If you're not bothered about your bike's appearance, one strategy would be to indelibly carve THIS BIKE IS STOLEN – or words to that effect – into some visible part of the frame, e.g., the top tube. I expect that make the bike a bit harder to sell. Perhaps add your name to the message.
Jan
13
comment How to get over anger at inconsiderate drivers
This is all well and good when you're not in any real danger, but what happens when someone puts your life at risk? In that case, it's not so much about quelling anger as about recovering from shock. That's a very different problem.
Jan
13
comment How to get over anger at inconsiderate drivers
I can deal with rudeness from other drivers (and people in general), and I think this is good advice here. However, I've had some terrifying near misses in my time (as I'm sure more cyclists have), and it's difficult to shake that feeling of almost having been killed.
Sep
17
revised Can the top tube on a mens bike be cut off?
Improved title.
Sep
17
suggested approved edit on Can the top tube on a mens bike be cut off?
Jun
5
comment Locking a vehicle bicycle rack
+1 Never rely on locks to secure bikes for any length of time. A lock is a deterrent and nothing more; even the toughest of bike locks will only slow a well-equipped thief for a matter of minutes. And when the anchor is your car, you also risk the thief damaging the car in his/her attempts to remove the bikes.
Jun
5
revised What do I grease and what do I lubricate?
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Jun
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Jun
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comment Missing lock nut part
I was hoping for the individual part, since the complete lock nut unit costs £40!
Jun
4
asked Missing lock nut part
Jun
3
answered What do I grease and what do I lubricate?
Jun
3
comment What do I grease and what do I lubricate?
@DanielRHicks Really? In my experience it's mostly just Shimano wheels that use loose bearings (they're die-hard advocates of cup-and-cone bearings). Nearly every other modern wheelset I've seen uses cartridge bearings, for better or worse.
Jun
3
comment What is the easiest to upgrade my chainrings from a double to a triple?
Also worth noting that a short cage rear mech wouldn't accommodate a triple chainset, so that would have to be changed as well.
Jun
3
comment What is the easiest to upgrade my chainrings from a double to a triple?
He would also need a longer cage rear mech to reliably accommodate a triple chainset.
May
27
revised Has anyone ever tried to estimate peter sagans ftp and 5 sprint power, if so what would they look like?
Grammar/formatting.
May
27
suggested approved edit on Has anyone ever tried to estimate peter sagans ftp and 5 sprint power, if so what would they look like?
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Jan
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accepted 9sp/10sp compatibility in Shimano SLX drivetrains
Jan
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comment 9sp/10sp compatibility in Shimano SLX drivetrains
That's what I was hoping for! Thanks :)