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answered Panniers stuck in tire spokes!
May
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May
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answered Mounting a dynamo headlight to a front rack
May
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answered Calorie burn information is dramatically different between Strava IOS App and Cyclemeter IOS app. Which is more accurate?
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Apr
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comment Garmin Edge Touring - Quality of the maps
One potential advantage of the City Navigator maps is that it has a listing of handy destinations such as grocery stores, train stations, etc which can be handy. Does the "Garmin Cycle Map" have this too? This can be handy when travelling in foreign country without a data plan!
Apr
28
answered Lycra and hybrid bicycle
Apr
23
comment Is Ultegra 9 speed compatible with Sora 9 speed?
+1 - I have been pleasantly surprised by the quality of Sora 9 speed components and shifting (with bar cons). I also tried out some recent the Sora STI shifters and noticed that they have a very similar ergonomics to my Ultegra 6600 STIs. I agree that the OP will likely do just fine.
Apr
22
revised 90 mile round trip work commute
I take shorter routes now as age is slowing me down :-(
Apr
22
comment Chain vs chainless options
During the previous winter I need to change around 1.5-2 months. 250 km/week + very muddy tracks (continuous rain) + cheap chain (Tiagra) + incomplete fender coverage resulted in massive drive train wear. The Tiagra chains were dying at around 1500 km or 1.5 months. My point is my experience is anecdotal just as your experience is anecdotal. Prescribing duration rules based on your experience assumes everyone reading the answer rides a bike in similar conditions and in similar amounts. The world is a diverse place.
Apr
21
comment 90 mile round trip work commute
Even dug out some 15 year old 9 speed cassettes from the collection. Still ran fine.
Apr
21
comment 90 mile round trip work commute
For winter I went back to 9 speed. It stood up quite well to the continual mud bath I was riding in on the gravel trails I take in the winter. I simply wiped the chain clean (then oiled and wiped clean again) every couple of weeks. Some how was getting 2500 km out of a KMC chain in that muck. Shifting (Durace bar cons) remained flawless all winter with no adjustment. I also used long metal fenders and a wide leather mudflap that comes to within an inch of the ground. This kept a lot at of junk at bay.
Apr
21
comment 90 mile round trip work commute
Having commuted on both, I agree it is mostly a fallacy. You do need to keep the cogs, derailleur pulleys a little more clean with a geared bike (perhaps 10 min every couple of weeks), but the advantage gained by being able to have the right gear on long commutes is huge. Older lower speed drive trains (e.g., 7,8,9 speed) seem more immune to conditions than higher speeds (10-11) in terms of consistent shifting under bad weather.
Apr
21
comment Chain vs chainless options
@whatsisname - I agree. The number of incorrect statements based on anecdotal experiences is frightening. For example, I personally have to change my chain about every 1 - 2 months due to mileage and conditions. It would be foolish to the same interval to more casual riders.
Apr
21
comment Pedal snaps at every rotation
Not necessarily. The OP stated that the problem lessens when riding inboard on the right pedal. There could be a problem with outboard bearing.
Apr
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Apr
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comment When is a wheel considered true?
A great summary. Any standards or rules of thumb on an acceptable amount of out-of-round, lateral runout and dish? I am looking at the front wheel I just built and wondering if there is much worth trying to do better than 0.5 mm out of round. (This is coming from a hobbyist perspective.)