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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.
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comment What could cause the bicycle chain to break?
You still need to explain why the chain was "catching"
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answered Can you use an Alfine 8-speed “disc” hub with a non-disc wheel?
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comment Do “trailer bikes” help kids learn to ride a bike on their own?
"Choose you battles carefully" - words to live by
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comment What could cause the bicycle chain to break?
Then the LBS is still negligent for putting a new chain on a worn drivetrain.
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revised What could cause the bicycle chain to break?
Improved language used to describe the proposed mechanism.
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answered What could cause the bicycle chain to break?
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comment Do “trailer bikes” help kids learn to ride a bike on their own?
@mattsolar - Pictures or it didn't happen ;-)
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answered Do “trailer bikes” help kids learn to ride a bike on their own?
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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.
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answered What are the strengths, weaknesses and/or recommendations for a BLB Mosquito Saddle?
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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.
Nov
12
revised Anyone using studded bike tires on a commuter in milder climates?
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12
answered Anyone using studded bike tires on a commuter in milder climates?
Nov
12
comment Anyone using studded bike tires on a commuter in milder climates?
I have to disagree with you about not helping on snow. On many trails and paths the snow can get compacted and a layer of ice can form on top (especially at night in milder climates). In this situation the spikes are much better than mountain bike knobs.
Nov
12
comment Rockshox Quadra 21R — Removal tips for old brittle elastomer
Apparently an accidental click - my bad. I can't reverse as voting is locked for me (too much time has passed). If you edit your answer, voting will be unlocked for me and I will correct the accidental down vote.
Nov
7
comment Correct angle for front light?
Some bike lights, ones that state they pass the German bicycle lighting regulations, have mirrors like regular car lights (not high beams) which do not shine above the horizon. These can be focused to project much farther forward on the ground without blinding on coming riders, unlike the bike lights with spherical beams (unfortunately the majority of the market) which blind everyone even when you point them down.