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Apr
24
revised How much cheaper is cycling than driving?
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Apr
24
answered How much cheaper is cycling than driving?
Apr
24
comment How much cheaper is cycling than driving?
Typically these calculations are amortized over the lifetime of the vehicle (bike or car)
Apr
24
comment How much cheaper is cycling than driving?
@Criggie sorry but vehicle maintenance is also considered in cost of ownership. In the same way, you can track the cost of various consumables (e.g., chains, cassettes, tires, brake pads, saddles, cables, grips/bar wrap), then amortize over the appropriate period of time or distance covered to derive the per km cost of ownership. It is also possible to include devaluation in this calculation. I have been collecting situation (personally) for a few years now.
Apr
20
comment Rim dish and flange angle problem
+1 Exactly this. Given a rim has tension applied in the middle I can't see how build a true wheel with one side of the rim lower than the other, excluding of course a massive manufacturer defect. Different sized flanges won't change this as you adjust spoke length + tension for the flange size.
Apr
20
comment Handlebar-mounted “turn indicator” that can pair with a smartphone for turn-by-turn GPS navigation
@Criggie - I am sorry but a good GPS that lets me follow a track has been invaluable when touring over hundreds of km of trails and back roads. Would have taken me 2x as long with regular maps. Turn-by-turn with pop-ups have been more gimmick than useful as you just need to glance down on to see where you are relative to the track.
Apr
18
revised Why/how did flat bars take over?
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Apr
18
comment Why/how did flat bars take over?
@Criggie - okay I have decided to retract my vote to close.
Apr
18
answered Why/how did flat bars take over?
Apr
18
comment Why/how did flat bars take over?
I profusely apologize to Mr. Merckx for misspelling his first name. I will be turning in my road bike shortly to the Velominati and will await the trial by fire.
Apr
18
comment Why/how did flat bars take over?
@errantlinguist - I personally think the main problem was the flood of cheap 10 speed knock-offs entered the market in the 70's and 80's. They featured drop bars with poor ergonomics and likely too low frame stack. Their only goal was to look like the what Eddie Merckx et al. were riding and I think this turned off many people to drop bars. Follow this by the explosion of MTB bikes in the late 80's and 90's (which featured flat bars) and you have historical contingency determining the current market dominance of flat bars. Similar to how an allele can become fixed by random chance.
Apr
18
comment Why/how did flat bars take over?
The problem you are experiencing is a frame with insufficient stack, not necessarily drop bars. The real issue too many road bikes have too little stack for the majority of riders. Not everyone is or wants to be a Euorpean pro. With sufficient stack you will find that hoods and drop position can be quite comfortable, drops especially under power as the force generate by your legs supports your upper body weight (through core muscle engagement).
Apr
18
comment Why/how did flat bars take over?
That question (IMHO) should have been closed as well. Again, as I said I hope an insightful answer proves me wrong, if/when that happens I will remove my vote to close.
Apr
18
comment Why/how did flat bars take over?
I think a verifiable answer will be nearly impossible, so with a heavy heart I am voting to close. I hope I am shown to be wrong.
Apr
17
revised Shimano Rear Derailleur Max Capacity
minor math notation correction
Apr
15
comment Shoulder pain caused by messenger bag?
Update: I used to have the same bag as the OP, except with the earlier version of the D-ring that would come undone.
Apr
15
answered Shoulder pain caused by messenger bag?
Apr
14
comment Smooth tires on wet road?
@Kaz - typically scuffing does not occur consistently over the entire surface of the tire. Hence why some very small tread patterns can be useful to ensure consistency. By the way, QED? I think you are taking this a little too seriously.
Apr
14
revised Smooth tires on wet road?
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Apr
14
answered Smooth tires on wet road?