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Jan
18
reviewed Approve Is it safe to ride a racing road bike in very wet weather?
Jan
15
revised Problem with inside of shoe clipping crank arm
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Jan
15
answered Problem with inside of shoe clipping crank arm
Jan
15
comment How long between spoke adjustments on a mountain bike?
@Vorac if you have a high-quality rim that can withstand high spoke tension. Even then under high vibration and load spoke nipples can back off. Spoke prep exist reason.
Jan
13
comment How to prevent shifting issues due to derailleur or cables freezing in cold weather
+1 for chasing the water out of the cable housing, but what will hair drying the derailleur accomplish? It is unlikely ice formation in the derailleur will affect shifting, and if it did it will simply re-occur on the next ride.
Jan
13
comment How long between spoke adjustments on a mountain bike?
They may have also forgot spoke prep, combined with insufficient tension, would allow spokes to loosen off.
Jan
9
comment If I use an 8 speed bar end shifter with the TT bar on my Allez, will I need to change any other parts of the drive chain?
You can run SRAM by using the 8-speed bar end shifter in friction mode (without indexing). Most bar end shifters have this mode (except for the 10+ speed Shimano bar end shifters).
Jan
9
comment How can we calculate the efficiency of the Siva Cycle Atom generator?
I calculated 20 watts drag as well. My Schmidt dynamo hub has a quoted efficiency of about 65% at 15 kph. At 30 kph the drag is about 6 watts. 6 watts of drag is barely noticeable, but 20 watts of drag will start to feel like riding on a false flat.
Jan
7
comment Can tubes be used in tubeless rims aswell as tyres?
Do you know if there are any tubeless rim standards that are not compatible with clincher tires?
Jan
7
revised base training with or without added energy?
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Jan
7
comment base training with or without added energy?
@Johan - Note that eating before exercise will basically undo the benefits of exercising in a fasted state (see De Bock 2005, De Bock 2008). It's either all in or avoid.
Jan
7
answered base training with or without added energy?
Jan
6
comment Mystery grease source - Alfine 11, Gates Belt drive, Shimano bottom bracket
For slipping check the shifter cable tension as well as look for housing that may be caught/pulled out of place. My Alfine deteriorated fairly rapidly after 2 years, hope you have better luck!
Jan
2
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Jan
2
comment What is the advice for new cyclists?
As you successfully finished a 200 and 300 km event without any notable concerns (at least not specified). It is unclear from the question the type of advice you seek/need or if you need any. For example, where you unbearably uncomfortable during the event? Did you have problems managing food and water? What are your long term goals (e.g., 600 km, 1200 km)? Do you have any concerns for meeting these goals? Without any guidance this question is overly broad, unanswerable, and is more suited to a Ranonneuring forum which encourages general discussions.
Dec
24
comment Light for Tubus rear rack
@JohnZwinck - It is a shame dynamos haven't taken of in North America. Won't commute without one!
Dec
24
comment Light for Tubus rear rack
@Blam - Both linked lights require a dynamo to power the light. The Busch & Müller 4DToplight Senso Multi can be powered by batteries or a dynamo source. See peterwhitecycles.com/taillights.asp
Dec
23
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Dec
22
comment Should one buy a used Brooks saddle that is already broken in?
@BenjaminMakoHill - I have updated the answer. I probably should have edited the question when I saw the mistake, thanks for contributing!
Dec
22
revised Should one buy a used Brooks saddle that is already broken in?
Updated quote to reflect current question text.