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Sep
3
revised Do Shimano Nexus hubs lose efficiency as they get older?
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Sep
3
comment Do Shimano Nexus hubs lose efficiency as they get older?
I am sorry but 20k is not too much to expect from a properly maintained hub. Also you should change the chain by the amount of stretch, which may or may not fall on a yearly schedule. I typically change the chain on my race bike 3-4 times a year, or approximately 2000 km, depending on conditions (rain, dust , etc). Finally, I hate to be pedantic, but chains have bushings, not bearings.
Sep
3
answered Do Shimano Nexus hubs lose efficiency as they get older?
Aug
31
comment Why are there almost no bikes with a single chainring?
@amcnabb - The question explicitly states that author believed a single chainring and derailleur is enough for most people. I many flat areas I would agree. I know many of reps within the cycling industry, often times marketing decisions/sell jobs are really as shallow as more is better.
Aug
31
answered Why are there almost no bikes with a single chainring?
Aug
27
comment What are the steepest, highest, most miserable road ascents in the world?
@StephenTouset - Never did I ever say there no way to rank climbs (which for the record is somewhat subjective), but that asking for the steepest hardest climb in the world is an open ended pursuit. Jefromi seems to understand this point. I am not trying to be a killjoy, just trying keep the answers from becoming an awkward list (to quote amcnabb).
Aug
26
comment What are the steepest, highest, most miserable road ascents in the world?
Don't forget the climb on Highway 3 on the Hope to Princeton segment. That is 1500m over 50 km. On a fully loaded touring bike it kinda sucks. Then you can also drop off of Highway 3 not too far from Keremeos and ride up a dirt road to Apex Mountain (1500m over 20 km). Or you go ride up Mt. Baker for a similar profile. It is impossible to answer the question as there are too many options.
Aug
26
comment What are the steepest, highest, most miserable road ascents in the world?
@StephenTouset - Unless you can survey and compare every road in the world all answers will be subjective. Furthermore, we would really need the see distribution of all road grades and duration to really judge what are the hardest possible climbs in the world.
Aug
26
comment What are the steepest, highest, most miserable road ascents in the world?
This questions reads more like a forum post, I am not sure it is appropriate for stackexchange. That said, I ride some gravel roads with 20-30% grade. I am sure there is worse out there.
Aug
9
comment What skills must cyclists master to succeed at racing?
Three tips for Cat 5 (which is completely different from cat 3 and cat 1/2). 1) Ride near the front (top 20). 2) Never take a pull longer than 30 seconds, ever. 3) Don't do squat until the end of the race and when you do commit everything. Too many make half hearted efforts, if you think you want the break 2 km form the finish, don't look back give everything you got until you either cross the line or fall off the bike.
Aug
8
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Aug
8
comment What skills must cyclists master to succeed at racing?
@MikeSamuel - I was hoping the whole answer gave the impression of the importance of sustained concentration. There are most certainty different types of concentration used throughout. As a side note, for what it is worth I found the concentration required for rock climbing to be very different from elite road cycling.
Aug
7
comment Mixing components: 105 and Deore XT
Deore XT were pretty high end derailleurs in 1999 so I don't think you lost out. As for your chain slipping this could be a number of things, but given the age of your bike have you checked to see if your drive train is worn out. If you chain has stretched too much, eventually it will start sliding over the cogs under pressure.
Aug
7
revised What skills must cyclists master to succeed at racing?
some grammatical fixes. I am sure many more are lurking...
Aug
7
comment What skills must cyclists master to succeed at racing?
I think it is a fair question if you keep in mind the audience will be someone who has never raced a bicycle.
Aug
7
answered What skills must cyclists master to succeed at racing?
Aug
5
revised Mixing components: 105 and Deore XT
Added caveat
Aug
5
answered Mixing components: 105 and Deore XT
Jul
30
answered How do I descend faster on the straightaway?
Jul
29
comment Would a military helmet make a safe alternative to a bicycle helmet?
@alesplin - While I agree that bicycle helmets are much better for ventilation, the question asked about the safety of using a military helmet, with an explicitly statement about lack of ventilation not being an issue.