2,979 reputation
821
bio website
location Vancouver, Canada
age
visits member for 2 years, 3 months
seen 7 hours ago

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


1d
awarded  Nice Answer
1d
answered Have there been designs of bikes with stepless transmission?
1d
revised can i use a 700c tire (Gatorskin 700c x23) on a 650 wheel
fixed spelling
1d
comment can i use a 700c tire (Gatorskin 700c x23) on a 650 wheel
If you do go the 650c route you will also need long calliper brakes. Standard road callipers have a reach of 39-49 mm. The rim will move 51mm/2 = 25.5 mm towards the hub. A brake calliper with a reach of 65-75 mm will be required. These exist, for example Tektro R559(Long Arms) are 53-73 mm.
1d
comment can i use a 700c tire (Gatorskin 700c x23) on a 650 wheel
The brakes will have to be able to accommodate a 51mm/2 = 25.5 mm drop of the braking surface towards the hub. Most standard road callipers have a reach of 39-49 mm. A brake caliper with a reach of 65-75 mm will be required. These exist, for example Tektro R559(Long Arms) are 53-73 mm.
1d
answered can i use a 700c tire (Gatorskin 700c x23) on a 650 wheel
Oct
18
comment Merge gpx files
Look further down in the file. This is the xml header describing what the nature of the document.
Oct
18
comment Legality of opening someone else's car door?
You may want to consider anger management. Negative reinforcements rarely changes behaviour in the target and if anything builds resentment. This type of approach will likely end badly for you one day. People panic. A panicked operator of a 2 tonne vehicle is a danger.
Oct
18
answered Getting the right cockpit position. Sliding forward. What should I adjust to keep my sit bones on the seat?
Oct
7
comment What are the advantages of a building an electric bike from a kit vs. prebuilt
@FandangoAus - Stealth Electric Bikes claim 4500 watts. So clearly a high power hub exits.
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
11
comment Breathable backpack
I never noticed the load shifting more than a regular design. The air gap reduces substantially when you actually put the pack on and it flexes to the form of your back. The internal frame keeps things stable. My only complaint is reduced storage space relative to a backpack of comparable total size.
Sep
11
answered Breathable backpack
Sep
5
comment Is the frame material of Specialized AWOL Comp and Elite the same?
The Comp (and AWOL frame set - US only) have a special rear rocker drop out that can be setup for derailleur gears, hub gears and as a single speed, while the Elite and low end "AWOL" model have a standard vertical drop out meant only for derailleur gears.
Sep
3
revised Widest tire on a 23c rim?
deleted 1 character in body
Aug
26
comment Why is it easier to follow a cyclist up-hill
I would provide the alternate view that that 5-10W represents about 1.25-2.5% of the total output at 400 W. While you will take anything you can get, it is unlikely that this will be the difference between hanging and cracking. For example if the peloton surged on the climb and need 1000 W to hang on to the surge, you are now down to 0.5-1% savings. Likely other factors will determine if you stay in or are spit out like a watermelon seed.
Aug
26
comment Is it preferable to pedal downhill?
May be a repeat of How do I descend faster on the straightaway?
Aug
26
awarded  Enthusiast
Aug
25
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Aug
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Source for statistics from pro cycle races