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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?
Jun
12
comment Shimano sora shifter no longer shifts
When I had an STI shifter die, I could push the lever in to upshift, but it just wouldn't catch. Never had it jam. The fact it is jamming makes me wonder if you have debris in there jamming things.
Jun
11
comment Can't downshift rear derailer
@Jerryno - Most modern cable housing has a polymer sheath and most cables are now stainless steel. Lubing will attract dirt and actually degrade performance. I find that once the cable housing has worn out a bit of lube can temporarily bring back to life, but it is a stop-gap measure.
Jun
10
reviewed Approve bicycle pedal design specifications for threads
Jun
10
comment Is this article accurate? If so, why is the hype about loosing the FD on enduro bikes?
@mattnz - Agreed even though many may not understand the physics behind different setups, they will typically find an optimal set up by feel and trial and error. Looking back I have always noticed the suspension behaving different at different gearing and as a natural reaction choose gearing to get a particular response out of the suspension. At the time I had knowledge, but not understanding.
Jun
9
comment Is this article accurate? If so, why is the hype about loosing the FD on enduro bikes?
Quick thought - clutched derailleurs are a bit of a game changer too as you don't have to rely on Big-big gear selection to keep chain slack under control.
Jun
9
answered Is this article accurate? If so, why is the hype about loosing the FD on enduro bikes?
Jun
4
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Jun
1
answered Can mountain biking shoes be used with road bikes? What are the pros and cons?
May
29
answered Why is my big chainring is so scratched form the inside?
May
28
comment Relationship between chain tension and chain wear
In terms of the effect of tension you are thinking of "On the efficiency of bicycle chain drives" article in the IHPVA publication. Not sure if the reason behind phenomenon was fully flushed out.
May
28
comment Why are there BMX off road races
@ChrisH - agreed, that is why I said suspension can interfere with techniques such as pumping the bike.
May
28
answered Why are there BMX off road races