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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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Nov
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.
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