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Jul
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comment Expanding the range of capabilities of a gravel bike
@ChrisL - Which in a strange round about way is why "all-road" bikes may actually be more appropriate for most riders. Taller frame stack (many cx bikes have too short of a stack), ability to run tires larger than 35 c with fenders, lower BB and a few other bits. I used to use CX bikes to fill this gap, it is nice to see something more tailored. Maybe the industry is finally realizing most don't want to race.
Jul
1
comment Bicycle Frame: anodized Aluminium?
@NhânLê it may be corrosion, not rust. Salt can corrode aluminum.
Jun
30
answered Race Face Crank/Chainring Compatibility
Jun
30
comment Is it possible to get a light that is too bright?
@chichak - You are correct, lights with a horizontal cut-off create this cut-off by shaping the light with mirrors, not by discarding light. This creates a brighter patch on the ground in front of you for the same total output as a symmetrical beam light. Light shining "off-target" is sometimes referred to as "spill light." Some of it is by design, some of it is due to the limitations in how well light can be shaped of different light emitters.
Jun
29
comment Expanding the range of capabilities of a gravel bike
I appreciate your cynicism, except the CX bikes are race bikes and typically can't run bigger tires (I.e. > 32c) because they are designed with UCI regulations in mind. That said, they seem to be slowly reinventing is the 1940's randonneur bikes. Taller frame stack and wider tires are a good change in my opinion.
Jun
27
answered Is it possible to get a light that is too bright?
Jun
25
comment Hydraulic Vs. Mechanical disc brakes
Cable actuated are much more easy to service in the field. For some applications (e.g., touring, commuting) this makes up for any difference in performance (modulation & power). Running compression-less cable housings also closes much of performance gap. Not everyone needs top tier performance. In horrible conditions (ice, salt, etc) I found cable actuated (with full length housing) to be more reliable.
Jun
24
comment Inner elbow/bicep tendon pain from drop bars?
@SSilk - A higher saddle position may be optimal for power, but if hamstring flexibility is not present in the rider other tendon problems such as IT band flare ups can be triggered. Given the OP has already showing some potential signs of tendonitis, I would suggest being more conservative in the fit.
Jun
23
comment Tube sealant vs. tire liners vs. puncture-resistant tires — which best prevents flats?
@digijim - Your question explicitly asks about nuances of ride quality, then deviates into questions about scientific analysis of puncture resistance. I think you need to pick one and rephrase your question. Ride quality has many components (e.g., suppleness, grip, rolling resistance). Puncture resistance impacts these characteristicsl. If, as you state in your comment, you are only interested in puncture resistance then a solid tire will be scientifically best.
Jun
23
comment How to align a chain on a single speed
The only thing I would add is that differ chain ring model/manufacturers can have different chainlines as well, which can be used to tweak the final chainline.
Jun
23
revised Tube sealant vs. tire liners vs. puncture-resistant tires — which best prevents flats?
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Jun
23
answered Tube sealant vs. tire liners vs. puncture-resistant tires — which best prevents flats?
Jun
23
comment Tube sealant vs. tire liners vs. puncture-resistant tires — which best prevents flats?
No setup (beyond solid tires) is flat proof. Continental Hardshells are more puncture resistant and longer lasting than the Gatorskins, at the cost of a harder ride and less traction.
Jun
19
comment One Month to Build Endurance
Could you clarify what you mean by "climbing endurance?" I assume sustained long climbs, but is it at a constant pace or will there be periods of maximal output (aka surges). Can you adjust your pace if need be, or must you hit a particular pace or be dropped? If it's constant pacing of your choosing, given your base, you may simply need practice pacing long climbs so you don't blow yourself up.
Jun
18
revised Grabbing the attention of the person ahead of you while bicycling
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Jun
18
answered Grabbing the attention of the person ahead of you while bicycling
Jun
18
revised Time to replace chainring?
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Jun
18
answered Time to replace chainring?
Jun
17
revised I don't want to be the next Eddy Merckx; Is competitive cycling right for me?
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Jun
17
answered I don't want to be the next Eddy Merckx; Is competitive cycling right for me?