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Bicycle bicycle bicycle
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Dec
3
reviewed Approve The bike Weight and Performance gain for Lightweight riders?
Dec
2
comment Can I put the speedometer sensor for my cycle computer on my rear brake line?
I can confirm that this does work. Pipe insulation foam seems to work best as it is a little stiffer.
Nov
30
comment Are there any reasons why you would avoid going disc (other than cost) for racing cyclo cross?
When disc CX frames first started becoming available (ca. 2005) we used to joke that if you need to use your brakes you were doing CX wrong. Ahh, ignorance!
Nov
28
comment Why do we need front brakes?
@Batman - I updated the formula to be more technically correct. Note that I had defined it as "resistive force" rather than "static frictional force", which implies the maximal force possible.
Nov
28
revised Why do we need front brakes?
Updated formula to be more technically correct.
Nov
28
revised Why do we need front brakes?
Grammatical corrections
Nov
28
comment Why do we need front brakes?
@mattnz - why can't we have math and bicycles? Most Bicycling related math is relatively simple and would bore most mathematicians, but can be relevant to cycling questions.
Nov
27
awarded  Custodian
Nov
27
reviewed Leave Open What are the strengths, weaknesses and/or recommendations for a BLB Mosquito Saddle?
Nov
27
reviewed Approve How to thread gear cables through outers and end caps?
Nov
27
reviewed Approve How to lubricate cables?
Nov
27
answered Croozer bike trailer optimalisation for less tire detoriation
Nov
27
revised Why do we need front brakes?
Added physics fun section.
Nov
27
revised Why do we need front brakes?
Added physics fun section.
Nov
27
answered Why do we need front brakes?
Nov
26
comment How to measure the size of a suitable tire for my bike?
Also 650b (584 mm) is making a comeback.
Nov
25
answered 27 1 3/8 tires on 27 1 1/4 rims
Nov
25
comment Biking in the winter more difficult?
In cold weather more of your metabolism is directed at keeping core temperature up, then left-over metabolism capacity can be used for work.
Nov
23
comment Is running 46t front chain ring with an 11t on the back such a huge disadvantage for flat cat 4 crits?
@user95786 - Doubtful. Don't limit yourself by preconceived notions of performance. You want to break through those. The only real-time numbers I ever found useful was a lap count (GPS computers can be set to auto lap by location). Sometimes heart rate, so I could focus on keeping it as low as possible. Beyond that, it is better to react as required to the situation at hand. Give everything until they tell you to stop or you win ;-)
Nov
23
revised Is running 46t front chain ring with an 11t on the back such a huge disadvantage for flat cat 4 crits?
Did a quick proof read... opps! Grammatical horrors.