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comment Light for Tubus rear rack
@JohnZwinck - It is a shame dynamos haven't taken of in North America. Won't commute without one!
2d
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
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
17
comment Coping with crash fear?
Great answer... I laughed at riding at the back of a crit to "avoid" risk. So many do it, the irony is so thick you can cut it with a knife.
Dec
17
comment How does weight and strength of a person effects the riding of bicycle at higher speeds?
Optimal cadence (in terms of metabolic efficiency) is a bit of a myth. There is a huge capacity adaption by skeletal muscles. See McDaniel, J., Durstine, J. L., & Hand, G. A. (2002). Determinants of metabolic cost during submaximal cycling. Journal of Applied Physiology 93:823-828.
Dec
11
comment Cyclocross bike as fast as a roadbike?
@DanielRHicks - You are likely over inflating your tires. 100 psi for 700x35c would be optimal for loads well over over 150 lbs per wheel! See bikequarterly.com/images/TireDrop.pdf - This could make your ride excessively harsh.
Dec
11
comment Cyclocross bike as fast as a roadbike?
@Trengot - The larger volume means you can run a lower pressure and get the same contact patch size. Larger volume tires need less pressure. Lower pressure also means more suspension, which can be faster on rougher roads. My 700x35 at 75 psi (15% sag) are much faster over B roads than 700 x23 at 110 psi. The difference is measurable and repeatable.
Dec
4
comment Problems with Edge 510 Cadence/Speed Sensor
I would vote on checking the sensor/magnet alignment. The cold could shift alignment, if set up in warm conditions. Battery life seems pretty good, I still have one cadence sensor from 2009 going strong on the same battery it came with.
Dec
2
comment Can I put the speedometer sensor for my cycle computer on my rear brake line?
I can confirm that this does work. Pipe insulation foam seems to work best as it is a little stiffer.
Nov
30
comment Are there any reasons why you would avoid going disc (other than cost) for racing cyclo cross?
When disc CX frames first started becoming available (ca. 2005) we used to joke that if you need to use your brakes you were doing CX wrong. Ahh, ignorance!
Nov
28
comment Why do we need front brakes?
@Batman - I updated the formula to be more technically correct. Note that I had defined it as "resistive force" rather than "static frictional force", which implies the maximal force possible.
Nov
28
comment Why do we need front brakes?
@mattnz - why can't we have math and bicycles? Most Bicycling related math is relatively simple and would bore most mathematicians, but can be relevant to cycling questions.
Nov
26
comment How to measure the size of a suitable tire for my bike?
Also 650b (584 mm) is making a comeback.
Nov
25
comment Biking in the winter more difficult?
In cold weather more of your metabolism is directed at keeping core temperature up, then left-over metabolism capacity can be used for work.
Nov
23
comment Is running 46t front chain ring with an 11t on the back such a huge disadvantage for flat cat 4 crits?
@user95786 - Doubtful. Don't limit yourself by preconceived notions of performance. You want to break through those. The only real-time numbers I ever found useful was a lap count (GPS computers can be set to auto lap by location). Sometimes heart rate, so I could focus on keeping it as low as possible. Beyond that, it is better to react as required to the situation at hand. Give everything until they tell you to stop or you win ;-)
Nov
21
comment What are the strengths, weaknesses and/or recommendations for a BLB Mosquito Saddle?
@acidrums4 - Bogata has a yearly rainfall of 824 mm. I have used a leather saddle for years in areas that have annual rain falls of 1500-2500mm without any issues. Just profide the leather and don't leave it out in the rain uncovered.
Nov
20
comment What could cause the bicycle chain to break?
You still need to explain why the chain was "catching"
Nov
20
comment Do “trailer bikes” help kids learn to ride a bike on their own?
"Choose you battles carefully" - words to live by
Nov
20
comment What could cause the bicycle chain to break?
Then the LBS is still negligent for putting a new chain on a worn drivetrain.
Nov
19
comment Do “trailer bikes” help kids learn to ride a bike on their own?
@mattsolar - Pictures or it didn't happen ;-)