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Jan
20
comment At what temperature do you say its too cold to ride a bike?
@Batman - I suggest you remove your comment (where you named the service that shall not be named) so they get zero pings from search engines.
Jan
20
comment At what temperature do you say its too cold to ride a bike?
@Batman - I removed the blatant Astroturfing referral to an unnamed service which time and time again has been held to task for their complete lack of morals. Apart from that the question is actually interesting and could be of use.
Jan
20
revised At what temperature do you say its too cold to ride a bike?
Removing blatant advertising. Hands up who hates astroturfing?
Jan
19
comment Crankshaft snags and loses resistance while cycling
A picture of the crank (drivetrain side) could be useful to rule out a Shimano Front-Freewheel System (FFS) which has the freewheel in the crank. When coasting (rolling forward without pedaling) does the chain continue to run?
Jan
19
comment Crankshaft snags and loses resistance while cycling
It is not strictly true that could be a free-hub problem. Years ago there was the Shimano Front-Freewheel System (FFS) which put the freewheel in the crank.
Jan
12
comment Braze on or what sort of clamp on a Cinelli frame?
Take a close look at the picture, the bike already appears to come with a Cinelli branded braze on to clamp adapter. So both descriptions are in a sense correct.
Jan
9
comment Are the Shimano BR650 brakes really Ultegra spec?
Any idea what pull ratio the RG957 work best with, older style Ultegra (e.g., 6600 and below) or the super SLR pull ratio (6700 and greater)?
Jan
9
comment Disc brake freezes up
@madisondan if you do not clarify your question (e.g., temperature scale - 20 degrees centigrade is very warm) this question will be put on hold and forgotten)
Jan
9
comment Is commuting 10 km on an empty stomach harmful?
Those are some very simplistic and sweeping generalizations.
Jan
9
comment Is commuting 10 km on an empty stomach harmful?
Your body will also prefer different metabolic pathways (e.g., glycogen and fat) depending on the length of time since you last ingested food, the intensity of the current exercise, and your training history. It's a complex set of trade-offs your body continually makes. Repeatedly, exercising a fasted state encourages your body to prefer fat metabolism pathway over glycogen metabolism if the effort is low enough.
Jan
7
comment Is commuting 10 km on an empty stomach harmful?
Studies have shown that training (moderate pace - 175 watts) in a fasted state can actually improve how quickly your body can move to fat metabolism for energy production. I typically ride 1-2 hours in a fasted state (without breakfast). Any longer I find I risk bonking.
Jan
7
comment Disc brake freezes up
@madisondan - which is consistent with the ice formation hypothesis. We will have to wait to the next sub-zero before we can get confirmation on whether or not the actions taken have helped.
Jan
7
comment Disc brake freezes up
@DanielRHicks - Interesting idea! You could probably just drip some in from the brake caliper end. Just don't hang the bike or you will get antifreeze draining out from a cable housing end.
Jan
6
revised Disc brake freezes up
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Jan
6
comment Disc brake freezes up
@madisondan - I had this exact scenario happen to me last year and I ended up changing the brake calipers to ones that could create a sealed system. So far no problems this year. And we have had one of the biggest rain falls in 10 years, followed by freezing weather.
Jan
6
comment Disc brake freezes up
@madisondan - Water cohesion may still be retaining enough water that it binds the cable in freezing conditions (recall that water expands when frozen). You are starting to run out of options. You can try disassembling the rear cable/cable housing and running oil through the housing to evacuate the remaining water or you may need to replace the cable/cable housing assembly. Without a way to seal the system you will be back to square one the next time it rains before freezing temperature.
Jan
6
comment How Can I Strengthen Bicycle Trailer Axles?
Followed your link, that is an impressive set of builds!
Jan
5
comment how much a good bike can cost?
I always though BSO = Bicycle Shaped Object
Jan
5
comment Last grand tour won on aluminum?
I would suggest vibration and small bump compliance would be the reason for the short run for aluminum.
Jan
4
comment Disc brake freezes up
@madisondan - That boot came with the BB7 brake caliper, most other calipers I have seen do not appear to be designed to directly take a boot. If you have BB7 caliper you can get order a replacement boot. If your have a different brand of caliper (a picture would help) I am less certain of your options. I have seen TRP calipers with boots as an OEM component from a big brand, but I have no idea how well they seal nor their general availability. The BB7 caliper itself has a ridge that the boot fits over onto making the system effectively water tight.