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Bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride it where I like


Dec
28
comment Using hub-dynamo for both lights and charging, with priority on lighting
I have run both a ReeCharge and a Lumotec IQ Cyo T Senso Plus without much problem at night. The light is dimmed slightly, the degree of which lessens with increased speed and was barely noticed. The warning is likely to protect the company against any possible lawsuits.
Dec
28
comment Flickering light, Lumotec IQ Fly Senso Plus with SON hub-generator
Also check the position of the switch, I had a similar problem and the switch was halfway between the senso setting and on causing an odd behaviour
Dec
28
comment Are there any high power bicycle generators?
@ChrisH - Trail lights have to be pointed practically straight down to avoid blinding others. Also continually change the setting while riding can be dangerous. In busy settings this is distracting and could lead you to missing important traffic cues which could increase the probability of an accident.
Dec
26
awarded  Guru
Nov
27
awarded  Good Answer
Oct
16
comment Help with cassette, worn or not?
Did you measure the chain stretch before switching chains? Typically this is preferred over raw mileage, as mileage from a chain depends on conditions. Running a stretched chain will damage your cassette and rings.
Oct
16
comment Cross tires on a road bike
@DanielRHicks - The OP stated "commuting, fitness, leisure" for which a proper touring geometry (e.g., very long wheelbase and long chain stay) will give a very uninspired ride. It's great for touring with a load, less so for everyday riding. I stand by my earlier comment.
Oct
16
comment Tightening a quick release wheel and having one spring
"break a sweat" is a very subjective measure of force. It should be tight enough that the QR lever just makes a mark in the palm of your hand.
Oct
16
answered Tightening a quick release wheel and having one spring
Oct
16
comment Cross tires on a road bike
@DanielRHicks But touring geometry makes a very boring ride! Don't get me wrong it is great when you have the bike loaded up to the hilt while riding down dirt roads, just uninspiring for most other riding.
Oct
16
answered Is there a road shoe cleat adapter (from road to mountain) that could be used in a cyclo cross race?
Oct
16
comment Is there a road shoe cleat adapter (from road to mountain) that could be used in a cyclo cross race?
Old mountain bike shoes are best as the sole has lost some stiffness letting you run better during dismounts. A stiff road style shoe (even with bolt on toe cleats) would be very difficult to run in.
Oct
16
comment Reusing SRAM 10 Speed PowerLock?
I just popped open and SRAM 10 speed PowerLock as I was swapping some components. The PowerLock still fit together quite tightly, so tightly in fact I couldn't get it to lock by hand. I suspect you can do it a few times before worrying about it randomly coming apart.
Oct
9
comment Tips for getting sponsored as an individual racer?
Believe it or not it is already late (for 2014) to be looking for sponsorship. Most decisions will have already been made or close to being finalized.
Jul
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
26
comment Does the term “domestique” have negative connotations?
@zenbike - Being an "expendable asset" does have a negative connotations, at least within cycling circles. You can be easily replaced with someone else looking for a break.
Jul
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
26
awarded  Custodian
Jul
26
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Does the term “domestique” have negative connotations?
Jul
26
comment What's the difference between All-Mountain, Cross Country, Freeride, Downhill bikes?
The pictures are great (+1), but I disagree with your narrow definition of cross country. There are plenty of 26 inch wheel full suspension bikes that most would consider as being XC.