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Jan
19
comment what does a 22 gear bike look like?
You multiply front and back. Your bike has 3 x 8 = 24 gears. A 22-gear bike has 2 x 11 gears.
Jan
19
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Jan
18
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Jan
16
comment Changing the entire chain gear mechanism
yeah, there are a few variations. My answer was coming from a "keep it simple" standpoint :)
Jan
16
reviewed Approve Chain slipping off derailleur jockey
Jan
16
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Jan
16
reviewed Approve New chain is pre-lubricated, should I clean it before use?
Jan
16
comment Is it better fitness-wise to ride at the maximum gear?
I'd go along with @Carel's answer below, but would also add that if you do ride in too high a gear (for the terrain, for your muscles) you risk damaging your knees. So be aware that there can be negative consequences to "going at the maximum gear all the time"
Jan
15
answered Changing the entire chain gear mechanism
Jan
15
comment Changing the entire chain gear mechanism
As a rule of thumb, any part in the 2400 range will be compatible with any other part in the 2400 range, that's just how Shimano numbering works. Second, you don't mention shifter - is the one you already have compatible? Third, before you do anything, cost this all up, you may be surprised how expensive it is to do this kind of upgrade piecemeal. Fourth, why? Claris is still pretty low-end gear, would you realy gain much?
Jan
15
revised Changing the entire chain gear mechanism
Reformatted the question to make it more readable
Jan
14
comment Why does hunger have a much more drastic effect in cycling than in other endurance activities?
Try and find out how many calories a runner will burn per hour. For a cyclist it can be up to around 1000, and that could be for 5-6 hours maybe. So if you can get data from runners, that'll either disprove your theory or answer your question.
Jan
13
comment Are presta valve cores universal?
Yeah, this is exactly the same as my experience. I mostly swap the cores and have never had an incompatibility issue
Jan
11
comment Trek 26" mtb disc, how to change up crank set /gear size?
@renesis that's very public-spirited of you, thanks. roadrunner, I suspect your questions will get more attention if you can use small letters as well as capitals.
Jan
11
reviewed Approve Trek 26" mtb disc, how to change up crank set /gear size?
Jan
11
reviewed Reject At what slope will the best bikes keep a constant speed?
Jan
11
comment How to approach driver after near-miss?
As you say yourself, different people will give you totally opposite reactions, so I don't think you can adopt a "one size fits all" approach. Is there maybe another SE community where this question would sit better? After all, the car/bike/collision things are mere details, you're actually asking about how to deal with human nature. I'm just kinda thinking out loud here, you almost want a Psychology.SE
Jan
10
comment Innertube fat on one side, skinny on the other
The Help Center has a good article on the thinking behind the way in which duplicates should be handled.
Jan
10
comment Pedals won't turn normally following strange noises
There's various things you can do to try to diagnose the problem, for example taking the chain off the ring, then seeing whether the cranks turn freely. But it sounds like you don't know a lot about bikes....would you not be better just taking it to a repair shop?
Jan
9
revised which power meters will work with a sram cx1 group set and a bb90 bottom bracket?
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