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Oct
7
comment What are the advantages of a building an electric bike from a kit vs. prebuilt
@FandangoAus - Stealth Electric Bikes claim 4500 watts. So clearly a high power hub exits.
Sep
24
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Sep
11
comment Breathable backpack
I never noticed the load shifting more than a regular design. The air gap reduces substantially when you actually put the pack on and it flexes to the form of your back. The internal frame keeps things stable. My only complaint is reduced storage space relative to a backpack of comparable total size.
Sep
11
answered Breathable backpack
Sep
5
comment Is the frame material of Specialized AWOL Comp and Elite the same?
The Comp (and AWOL frame set - US only) have a special rear rocker drop out that can be setup for derailleur gears, hub gears and as a single speed, while the Elite and low end "AWOL" model have a standard vertical drop out meant only for derailleur gears.
Sep
3
revised Widest tire on a 23c rim?
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Aug
26
comment Why is it easier to follow a cyclist up-hill
I would provide the alternate view that that 5-10W represents about 1.25-2.5% of the total output at 400 W. While you will take anything you can get, it is unlikely that this will be the difference between hanging and cracking. For example if the peloton surged on the climb and need 1000 W to hang on to the surge, you are now down to 0.5-1% savings. Likely other factors will determine if you stay in or are spit out like a watermelon seed.
Aug
26
comment Is it preferable to pedal downhill?
May be a repeat of How do I descend faster on the straightaway?
Aug
26
awarded  Enthusiast
Aug
25
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Aug
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Source for statistics from pro cycle races
Aug
20
comment Choosing an e-bike for commuting
@ChrisH - The question was specific to Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. All buses in the area have a bike rack on the front capable of carrying two bikes. The lack of such facilities in the UK I found out the hard way when touring. A jammed wheel bearing left me stranded. I had to carry everything by foot!
Aug
20
comment Choosing an e-bike for commuting
@ChrisH - A couple extra kilometers over google maps as I prefer safer and more pleasant routes. Regenerative breaking will only add a slight top-up it won't add a huge change. Finally, the bus up can work, but you may have to wait for a free spot as each bus can only hold two bikes. On the Hastings side there is usually enough buses coming through that you won't likely have to wait too long.
Aug
20
revised Choosing an e-bike for commuting
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Aug
20
answered Choosing an e-bike for commuting
Aug
15
comment How can I interpret the intent of and respond to cars behind me honking?
Sounds like you are in Toronto, is this correct?
Aug
13
comment How to prevent freehub body damage?
@FredtheMagicWonderDog - Are these sold by velocity or is it another brand compatible with a Velocity hub? A link would be great as I may have to replace mine if it gets worse. Thanks!
Aug
13
comment How to prevent freehub body damage?
@Benzo - Twice as deep? You must be putting down some serious power. You have put me to shame!
Aug
13
answered How to prevent freehub body damage?
Aug
13
comment How much does tire pressure affect the weight of the wheels
@Batman - But what is the drag coefficient of that potato chip?