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Nov
7
comment What's the logic behind this chain length estimation method?
Big-big with the derailleur is a PITA.You have to fight the return spring while trying to holding the ends of the chain in each hand, while trying to make the chain as straight as possible. Much easier without the derailleur.
Nov
5
comment Should I replace both wheels/rims if I convert the front to a dynamo hub?
With such a short commute, modern battery powered LED lights will last a very long time between charges. That said the connivence of always attached light is great even for short commutes.
Oct
31
revised Is there any use to motor pacing for people in the cat 4 to cat 2 range actually useful?
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Oct
31
answered Is there any use to motor pacing for people in the cat 4 to cat 2 range actually useful?
Oct
31
comment Should I restore my old mt-bike for winter commuting (and for wife to ride with me) or throw it away?
@Blam - Front derailleur can be handy all year round, especially if you live in coastal areas with steep hills!
Oct
29
comment Cyclocross Tire Pressure
If you can't see, you are likely holding on too the handle bars tight and your carrying too much tension in your upper body. You may need to loosen both up, and find your flow. Also the 75 riders will thin out fast as the pace in CX is typically fast, it won't be bunched like a road race.
Oct
29
comment What is the use of GPS/Elevation on Bike computers
@CareyGregory - You should see mattnz comment on another question in this thread about barometric measurement being prone to drift. I have experienced this discrepancy on longer rides that loop.
Oct
28
answered What is the use of GPS/Elevation on Bike computers
Oct
24
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Oct
23
answered Have there been designs of bikes with stepless transmission?
Oct
23
revised can i use a 700c tire (Gatorskin 700c x23) on a 650 wheel
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Oct
23
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.
Oct
23
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.
Oct
23
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
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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.