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reviewed Approve How can one prevent a tube from sticking to the inside of a tire?
May
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comment Why are riders allowed to draft behind cars in Grand Tours?
Good answer from @gaurwraith, but just to add another perspective - this year the Giro is competing directly with the Tour of California on the schedule. I wonder if there is an element of the organisers using their...discretion... so as not to rub the teams up the wrong way? Especially when the action didn't affect either the stage results or the GC? Sure they have a responsibility to run a fair race, but they are also looking to attract name teams and riders. And the Giro has struggled to do that in recent years.
May
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comment What is the benefit of Shimano Click'R technology?
One thing that might be worth considering is that Click'R appears to be a new system, and Shimano have 2 established clipping systems already. What is the possibility that in a year or two they will designate this third system a failure, and leave users high and dry? Bear in mind that every cyclist in the world who wears clipless pedals has gone through the process of learning to use them, so it can't be too difficult.
May
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comment Can I use 'normal' shoes/trainers with clipless pedals?
You can get pedals that are flat on one side (so you can use normal shoes) but are clipless on the other (so you can use cleats). However as far as I am aware, they are made for SPD system rather than the SPD SL system you've linked to.
May
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comment Bike Cleaning Help
I'm not quite sure what you're asking here, but after using e.g. water to wash the bike, you then dry it so as to avoid rusting. But it sounds like you also have issues with other parts which are already rusty, which you should probably address. Going to a shop and having them service the bike would probably work wonders
May
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revised I got glow-in-the-dark tape. Where do I place it?
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May
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comment Marin MTB eldridge Grade
Start by costing up what you want to upgrade, you may quickly find that a new bike will be cheaper, as parts can be disproportionately expensive when bought piecemeal. You're probably right about disc brakes - the fork (front) and frame (rear) need to be able to accommodate a disk brake, and if not...
May
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comment App to find the shortest route with the least amount of climbs?
Interesting answer, I wasn't aware that Google published their "default" metrics (such as minimising climbs). Do you have any more info?
May
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comment Chain slipping in cassette when under load, could a different type of cassette work better?
Yes, 3 years is probably beyond a change. If you have resolved to replace things (cassette and chain) anyway, make sure you get 9sp chain to be compatible with your cassette. I'd then be tempted to use first-principles to determine the length of chain to use.
May
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comment Training involved to ride 175 miles in a day
Wow! Good luck to you, that kind of distance exceeds most pro races. To do 175 miles is quite straightforward - just do a 150 and take it from there. Sounds flippant, but what I'm actually saying is that it is something you'll need to build up to. How quickly you can prepare will depend on your body and your will-power. Whichever way you look at it, for that kind of distance you will be in the saddle all day, so learn about nutrition.
May
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comment Chain slipping in cassette when under load, could a different type of cassette work better?
Did this behaviour start when you fitted the chain (or cassette), or have things degraded to this point? If it has always been an issue, I'd suggest either the parts are wrong or they haven't been fitted properly. If things have degraded to this point, it sounds like something is worn.
May
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comment Chain slipping in cassette when under load, could a different type of cassette work better?
Could also be a simple mismatch between the parts - Op says he has a 9sp cassette, but doesn't say he has a 9sp chain. Or it could be the right chain but wrong length.
May
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comment Is the 9-speed Sora crankset compatible with 105 11-speed chain?
Agreed. Expensive upgrade as soon as he starts replacing shifters, let alone anything else.
May
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comment Is the 9-speed Sora crankset compatible with 105 11-speed chain?
@Blam how is a new chainring for that matter?
May
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comment Is the 9-speed Sora crankset compatible with 105 11-speed chain?
...but not quite as cheap as using a 9sp chain ;-)
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comment Is the 9-speed Sora crankset compatible with 105 11-speed chain?
haha, I love the use of the word "just" - maybe you should mention how much this would cost?