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Mar
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
7
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jan
7
revised Discouraging motorists from stopping at an intersection when they have the right-of-way
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Jan
6
answered Discouraging motorists from stopping at an intersection when they have the right-of-way
Dec
18
answered Why can't the gear ratio be something like 100:1? Is it practically possible?
Dec
12
comment Suspension setting for slippy and steep uphill
@cherouvim How about if I'm sitting on a bike in one place, not moving anywhere. Am I getting more friction between ground and wheel, because the bike has suspension?
Dec
11
comment Suspension setting for slippy and steep uphill
@cherouvim Suspension helps traction by ensuring compliance of the unsprung mass (wheel and anything that moves with it) with the surface. That doesn't seem to be very relevant when you're climbing a steep hill. The frequency of movement is so low that the entire mass can easily comply to the surface. Generalities like "suspension affects traction" are only useful when we can recognize when they are relevant.
Dec
11
comment Can I put a road bike tyre on a mountain bike?
I recommend discovering the true reason why the bike is difficult to ride. For starters, try inflating the tires you have now to 60-65 psi.
Dec
11
comment Assembly of New Bike
This is not an effective question; why don't you wait until the thing arrives and then ask about some specific problem you run into (if any)?
Dec
11
comment Do merino wool base layers need to be skin tight?
Give wool a hot wash and pop it in the dryer: it will be skin tight if it wasn't before. :)
Oct
8
comment Why do we rarely see recumbents and almost never see velomobiles?
efficient is not a synonym for aerodynamic. On a recumbent bike, you may be energy efficient, but you do not have a position for pedaling power. This is the same reason why people don't drive ridiculously fuel efficient experimental cars. efficient is meaningless unless you qualify what resource you are optimizing. Efficient in terms of what? Saving time? Energy? Cost?
Oct
8
comment Teams in the Age of Specificity
Periodization of training is new in cycling, in the last few years? Hard to believe, sorry.
Oct
4
answered reliable bike shifting
Oct
4
comment How many people use their mountain bikes for road riding?
1.95" is still standard for normal, consumer mountain bikes.
Oct
3
answered Suspension setting for slippy and steep uphill
Oct
3
comment Is it cost efficient to Convert a Huffy Mens mountain bike to a road bike like the one I rented at Orange Peel in CO?
@BPugh. Thanks. For some people, tinkering is worth while when learning is taking place. Then the time spent is regarded as tuition. I put in X hours, but I learned Y. When you're doing the same kind of repair or maintenance for the 7th time, it's no longer fun tinkering; it's just work to get that thing running again.
Oct
3
answered Is it cost efficient to Convert a Huffy Mens mountain bike to a road bike like the one I rented at Orange Peel in CO?
Sep
26
comment Why would one ever buy a 12-25 cassette when an 11-25 is available?
@BrianKnoblauch It sure sounds like that 11-23 does not work so well for you in that bike; you might enjoy a set of cogs that in fact tops out at 14.
Sep
26
comment Has bicycle gearing become 'easier' over the last few decades?
Bicycle gearing has become easier to customize endlessly since the 1970's with the introduction of cassette systems, and standardization of dimensions among vendors, etc.
Sep
26
comment Why would one ever buy a 12-25 cassette when an 11-25 is available?
@Kibbee But the bigger chainring scales up all of the cogs! Your 25 is now faster, too. A chainring swap cannot do exactly that what a switch from 12-25 to 11-25 does.