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Dec
24
comment Light for Tubus rear rack
@JohnZwinck - It is a shame dynamos haven't taken of in North America. Won't commute without one!
Dec
24
comment Light for Tubus rear rack
@Blam - Both linked lights require a dynamo to power the light. The Busch & Müller 4DToplight Senso Multi can be powered by batteries or a dynamo source. See peterwhitecycles.com/taillights.asp
Dec
23
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Dec
22
comment Should one buy a used Brooks saddle that is already broken in?
@BenjaminMakoHill - I have updated the answer. I probably should have edited the question when I saw the mistake, thanks for contributing!
Dec
22
revised Should one buy a used Brooks saddle that is already broken in?
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Dec
21
answered Should one buy a used Brooks saddle that is already broken in?
Dec
20
reviewed Approve The make and year of my bike
Dec
17
comment Coping with crash fear?
Great answer... I laughed at riding at the back of a crit to "avoid" risk. So many do it, the irony is so thick you can cut it with a knife.
Dec
17
answered Coping with crash fear?
Dec
17
revised How does weight and strength of a person effects the riding of bicycle at higher speeds?
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Dec
17
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17
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Dec
17
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Dec
17
comment How does weight and strength of a person effects the riding of bicycle at higher speeds?
Optimal cadence (in terms of metabolic efficiency) is a bit of a myth. There is a huge capacity adaption by skeletal muscles. See McDaniel, J., Durstine, J. L., & Hand, G. A. (2002). Determinants of metabolic cost during submaximal cycling. Journal of Applied Physiology 93:823-828.
Dec
17
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Dec
17
answered How does weight and strength of a person effects the riding of bicycle at higher speeds?
Dec
11
comment Cyclocross bike as fast as a roadbike?
@DanielRHicks - You are likely over inflating your tires. 100 psi for 700x35c would be optimal for loads well over over 150 lbs per wheel! See bikequarterly.com/images/TireDrop.pdf - This could make your ride excessively harsh.
Dec
11
comment Cyclocross bike as fast as a roadbike?
@Trengot - The larger volume means you can run a lower pressure and get the same contact patch size. Larger volume tires need less pressure. Lower pressure also means more suspension, which can be faster on rougher roads. My 700x35 at 75 psi (15% sag) are much faster over B roads than 700 x23 at 110 psi. The difference is measurable and repeatable.
Dec
4
comment Problems with Edge 510 Cadence/Speed Sensor
I would vote on checking the sensor/magnet alignment. The cold could shift alignment, if set up in warm conditions. Battery life seems pretty good, I still have one cadence sensor from 2009 going strong on the same battery it came with.