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comment Merge gpx files
Look further down in the file. This is the xml header describing what the nature of the document.
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comment Legality of opening someone else's car door?
You may want to consider anger management. Negative reinforcements rarely changes behaviour in the target and if anything builds resentment. This type of approach will likely end badly for you one day. People panic. A panicked operator of a 2 tonne vehicle is a danger.
Oct
7
comment What are the advantages of a building an electric bike from a kit vs. prebuilt
@FandangoAus - Stealth Electric Bikes claim 4500 watts. So clearly a high power hub exits.
Sep
11
comment Breathable backpack
I never noticed the load shifting more than a regular design. The air gap reduces substantially when you actually put the pack on and it flexes to the form of your back. The internal frame keeps things stable. My only complaint is reduced storage space relative to a backpack of comparable total size.
Sep
5
comment Is the frame material of Specialized AWOL Comp and Elite the same?
The Comp (and AWOL frame set - US only) have a special rear rocker drop out that can be setup for derailleur gears, hub gears and as a single speed, while the Elite and low end "AWOL" model have a standard vertical drop out meant only for derailleur gears.
Aug
26
comment Why is it easier to follow a cyclist up-hill
I would provide the alternate view that that 5-10W represents about 1.25-2.5% of the total output at 400 W. While you will take anything you can get, it is unlikely that this will be the difference between hanging and cracking. For example if the peloton surged on the climb and need 1000 W to hang on to the surge, you are now down to 0.5-1% savings. Likely other factors will determine if you stay in or are spit out like a watermelon seed.
Aug
26
comment Is it preferable to pedal downhill?
May be a repeat of How do I descend faster on the straightaway?
Aug
20
comment Choosing an e-bike for commuting
@ChrisH - The question was specific to Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. All buses in the area have a bike rack on the front capable of carrying two bikes. The lack of such facilities in the UK I found out the hard way when touring. A jammed wheel bearing left me stranded. I had to carry everything by foot!
Aug
20
comment Choosing an e-bike for commuting
@ChrisH - A couple extra kilometers over google maps as I prefer safer and more pleasant routes. Regenerative breaking will only add a slight top-up it won't add a huge change. Finally, the bus up can work, but you may have to wait for a free spot as each bus can only hold two bikes. On the Hastings side there is usually enough buses coming through that you won't likely have to wait too long.
Aug
15
comment How can I interpret the intent of and respond to cars behind me honking?
Sounds like you are in Toronto, is this correct?
Aug
13
comment How to prevent freehub body damage?
@FredtheMagicWonderDog - Are these sold by velocity or is it another brand compatible with a Velocity hub? A link would be great as I may have to replace mine if it gets worse. Thanks!
Aug
13
comment How to prevent freehub body damage?
@Benzo - Twice as deep? You must be putting down some serious power. You have put me to shame!
Aug
13
comment How much does tire pressure affect the weight of the wheels
@Batman - But what is the drag coefficient of that potato chip?
Aug
8
comment diference between 170mm 172mm 175mm crank arm length on road bike
@Mσᶎ - I have summarized some of the key findings. The flavour of the overall answer however remains the same.
Aug
8
comment diference between 170mm 172mm 175mm crank arm length on road bike
@Moz - downvotes should not be used to voice personal grievances. Perhaps you can clarify in the comment section why you consider my answer to be poor so that all may benefit. Also until you closed the question you could have provided your own answer.
Aug
7
comment diference between 170mm 172mm 175mm crank arm length on road bike
@Moz - Except I would argue the provided answer for Selecting the right crank length is misinformed and misleading. I also added a link back to this question for clarification.
Aug
6
comment Chain skipping on new freewheel and chain setup - What went wrong?
@Batman - The fact the skipping occurs less on the large chainring supports OCary's original suggestion. Larger diameter rings will typically wear better than smaller diameter rings (assuming equal usage).
Aug
6
comment How can you identify if a Shimano rear derailleur is medium or long cage?
@cherouvim - I have updated the answer to reflect your corrections.
Aug
6
comment How can you identify if a Shimano rear derailleur is medium or long cage?
@cherouvim - I did link those derailleurs, I considered the GS a long cage as it could still handle a 36-11 cassette. But I see, that this is now termed a medium cage - I stand corrected. A summary of lengths and capacities can be found here: bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/7264/…
Aug
5
comment How can you identify if a Shimano rear derailleur is medium or long cage?
@cherouvim - I just checked the Shimano catalog and I couldn't find a medium cage XT. Perhaps we need to be clearly define what constitutes "medium." Also Saint is not XT, the OP mentioned XT.