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Bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride it where I like


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answered 27 1 3/8 tires on 27 1 1/4 rims
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comment Biking in the winter more difficult?
In cold weather more of your metabolism is directed at keeping core temperature up, then left-over metabolism capacity can be used for work.
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comment Is running 46t front chain ring with an 11t on the back such a huge disadvantage for flat cat 4 crits?
@user95786 - Doubtful. Don't limit yourself by preconceived notions of performance. You want to break through those. The only real-time numbers I ever found useful was a lap count (GPS computers can be set to auto lap by location). Sometimes heart rate, so I could focus on keeping it as low as possible. Beyond that, it is better to react as required to the situation at hand. Give everything until they tell you to stop or you win ;-)
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revised Is running 46t front chain ring with an 11t on the back such a huge disadvantage for flat cat 4 crits?
Did a quick proof read... opps! Grammatical horrors.
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answered Is running 46t front chain ring with an 11t on the back such a huge disadvantage for flat cat 4 crits?
Nov
21
comment What are the strengths, weaknesses and/or recommendations for a BLB Mosquito Saddle?
@acidrums4 - Bogata has a yearly rainfall of 824 mm. I have used a leather saddle for years in areas that have annual rain falls of 1500-2500mm without any issues. Just profide the leather and don't leave it out in the rain uncovered.
Nov
20
comment What could cause the bicycle chain to break?
You still need to explain why the chain was "catching"
Nov
20
answered Can you use an Alfine 8-speed “disc” hub with a non-disc wheel?
Nov
20
comment Do “trailer bikes” help kids learn to ride a bike on their own?
"Choose you battles carefully" - words to live by
Nov
20
comment What could cause the bicycle chain to break?
Then the LBS is still negligent for putting a new chain on a worn drivetrain.
Nov
20
revised What could cause the bicycle chain to break?
Improved language used to describe the proposed mechanism.
Nov
20
answered What could cause the bicycle chain to break?
Nov
19
comment Do “trailer bikes” help kids learn to ride a bike on their own?
@mattsolar - Pictures or it didn't happen ;-)
Nov
19
answered Do “trailer bikes” help kids learn to ride a bike on their own?
Nov
19
comment What are the strengths, weaknesses and/or recommendations for a BLB Mosquito Saddle?
Good point about temperature. Alaska can be bloody cold! I have never personally ridden a leather saddle in temperatures below -10 C. I could see leather being a liability in very cold environments.
Nov
19
answered What are the strengths, weaknesses and/or recommendations for a BLB Mosquito Saddle?
Nov
19
comment What are the strengths, weaknesses and/or recommendations for a BLB Mosquito Saddle?
Maintenance of leather saddles is not THAT hard, a half a minute at best to add some profide and check the tension. The comfort however can be amazing! I have never had a "modern" saddle fit as comfortably.
Nov
14
answered Cyclocross touring, studs for SPD shoes?
Nov
13
answered How much light is enough for year round commuting?
Nov
13
comment Anyone using studded bike tires on a commuter in milder climates?
@Batman - Many (such as myself) commute paths as well as the roads. I personally lovely 10 km track of gravel path/trail on my commute and have had this in two separate cities. Not everyone sticks just to the road. Paths/trails could be relevant to the OP.