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I want to ride my bicycle
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Oct
16
answered Tightening a quick release wheel and having one spring
Oct
16
comment Cross tires on a road bike
@DanielRHicks But touring geometry makes a very boring ride! Don't get me wrong it is great when you have the bike loaded up to the hilt while riding down dirt roads, just uninspiring for most other riding.
Oct
16
answered Is there a road shoe cleat adapter (from road to mountain) that could be used in a cyclo cross race?
Oct
16
comment Is there a road shoe cleat adapter (from road to mountain) that could be used in a cyclo cross race?
Old mountain bike shoes are best as the sole has lost some stiffness letting you run better during dismounts. A stiff road style shoe (even with bolt on toe cleats) would be very difficult to run in.
Oct
16
comment Reusing SRAM 10 Speed PowerLock?
I just popped open and SRAM 10 speed PowerLock as I was swapping some components. The PowerLock still fit together quite tightly, so tightly in fact I couldn't get it to lock by hand. I suspect you can do it a few times before worrying about it randomly coming apart.
Oct
9
comment Tips for getting sponsored as an individual racer?
Believe it or not it is already late (for 2014) to be looking for sponsorship. Most decisions will have already been made or close to being finalized.
Jul
26
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Jul
26
comment Does the term “domestique” have negative connotations?
@zenbike - Being an "expendable asset" does have a negative connotations, at least within cycling circles. You can be easily replaced with someone else looking for a break.
Jul
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
26
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Jul
26
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Does the term “domestique” have negative connotations?
Jul
26
comment What's the difference between All-Mountain, Cross Country, Freeride, Downhill bikes?
The pictures are great (+1), but I disagree with your narrow definition of cross country. There are plenty of 26 inch wheel full suspension bikes that most would consider as being XC.
Jul
26
comment Why is wearing a skin suit in the Tour de France risky?
Most the high end kit is so thin now (for ventilation) that is no crash protection no matter the form factor.
Jul
25
comment What's the difference between All-Mountain, Cross Country, Freeride, Downhill bikes?
@mattnz Yes, price is a logical third dimension, but it wouldn't provide as much information to differentiate the different categories. There would be a lot of overlap on price, especially on the high-end, as you can find insanely expensive bikes in any of the categories. That said, the low end would be a better differentiator, with the cheapest being: cross country < all mountain < free ride < downhill. Finally, if I added another dimension I would have to create a dynamic widget to allow people could rotate the graph... too much work!
Jul
25
comment Does the term “domestique” have negative connotations?
The dichotomy is not that simple, it depends on how deep your talent pool is, team strategy, and egos. That said, when Mario Cipollini was in his day, everyone else on the team was essentially a domestique if through sheer force of will ;-)
Jul
25
revised Does the term “domestique” have negative connotations?
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Jul
25
answered Does the term “domestique” have negative connotations?
Jul
25
answered What's the difference between All-Mountain, Cross Country, Freeride, Downhill bikes?
Jul
24
comment Can Garmin Edge 500/510 and 800/810 be charged while riding?
I can confirm you can charge a Edge 800 while in use. In my case a Schmidt hub dyno + biologic ReeCharge on some long tours.
Jul
20
awarded  Nice Answer