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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


Feb
11
comment Why to choose 36 or 32 spokes (or another number)?
You stated that you are changing the rims (but not wheels?). Does this mean you are keeping your hub or did you mean to say you are getting new wheels? If its the former, it is best to match the rim spoke count to the hub spoke count.
Feb
6
comment Do quick release wheels require certain design in the fork?
@Batman - name calling is not appropriate behaviour.
Feb
6
comment Do quick release wheels require certain design in the fork?
@Batman - while better even Shimano QRs are not faultless. I stand by my original answer.
Feb
6
comment Do quick release wheels require certain design in the fork?
@DanielRHicks - I am sorry misapplication of a QR can happen. Calling people "stupid" is inappropriate. If the QR is not tighten it properly the constant vibration of riding off road can cause it to loosen further. The "lawyer lips" can help keep the wheel in the drop outs under such circumstances.
Feb
5
comment Can I use a cyclocross bike for regular road-biking purposes?
I think you meant to say slacker head tube angles. I have a spread sheet of geometries, most CX bikes are about 1 to 2 degrees slacker on the head tube angle.
Jan
29
comment Disc Brakes VS cantilever / V brakes
Your question is too vague, you need to provide more information on your intended use case. Each brake may be optimal under different use situations. I don't think there is a one single 'correct' answer to the question as it is currently asked.
Jan
4
comment Properties with Belt-driven Chains?
Actually the gates carbon belts do not stretch under load. The carbon fiber is "length-stable" see carbondrivesystems.com/tech/overview
Dec
30
comment Are there any high power bicycle generators?
@ChrisH - For your purpose redirecting the light sounds practical. However, recall this site is a general question and answer website. For many other cyclists (e.g., city commuters) continually reconfiguring their light while riding could be dangerous and impractical. For example I commute by trail and road and pass upwards of 50 cars and people every day. That would be a lot of re-adjusting!
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.
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
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
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
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
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.