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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.
Sep
26
comment Why would one ever buy a 12-25 cassette when an 11-25 is available?
It's all relative to the wheel size, crank length and front chain ring! I put an 11-28 freewheel on my compact MTB. It has 24" wheels and a 48 tooth front ring. The 13-28 wasn't doing it for me any more (got to the point that I'm climbing some hills using the highest 48/13 combo), but 11-28 is about perfect. The 11 gives that nice impedance when I stand up to pedal, and less spinning on declines. If I build more muscle, I will have to go for a 50+ ring.
Sep
24
comment How do I help the less experienced cyclist cope with a hill climb?
@DanielRHicks The question was edited in 2011 thus: We are talking hills here, nothing particularly steep. Difficulty starting occurs only on steep hills. My technique is to hold the brakes, and then rev the pedals at a steady 1500 RPM while gently letting out the clutch. Then as I feel that the bike starts to grab, I let go of the brakes at which point the bike starts to move without any rollback. With a special button, I then retract the kickstand and both training wheels.
Sep
24
answered How do I help the less experienced cyclist cope with a hill climb?
Sep
23
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Aug
23
comment What are some good trail foods for long rides in mountainous terrain?
Ensure, Boost and the like are sugary shakes marketed as supplements.
Aug
22
comment Do wider tires wear better?
Commuting almost daily, I put about 7000-8000 km per year onto mountain bike tires, and they last for years. Judging by the answers, if I used a road bike, I'd be changing road bike tires at least once a year, perhaps twice.
Aug
21
comment Is vehicular cycling legal in France?
Note that this also covers motorcycles, and the idea that motorcyclists should ride other than in the center of a lane is ridiculous.
Aug
21
comment Is vehicular cycling legal in France?
The law you are citing is not even specific to bicycles; it seems to be aimed at motorcycles. It concerns itself with side-by-side riding, not with position of a bicycle on a road. Motorcycles do not have this issue, obviously. The intent seems to be to give permission to side-by-side riding, except when there are attachments which widen the cycle, and except at night.
Aug
21
answered What are some good trail foods for long rides in mountainous terrain?
Aug
21
revised How often should I check rear derailleur adjustments?
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Aug
21
answered How often should I check rear derailleur adjustments?
Aug
21
comment How to determine if a decline is too steep for safety?
I.e. when should you do the decline, and when should you decline to do it?
Aug
21
comment Cube bike cassette wobble
I don't think you can fix the problem by tightening the casette, since it sounds like the hub has free play. You have to tighten the hub, not to tighten the sprockets against the hub (which is what I understand by "tighten the casette"). The casette is not moving around on the hub, right?
Aug
21
comment Cube bike cassette wobble
"backlash" refers to "gear backlash": which is a jerking effect caused by free play in a moving transmission; it is not a synonym for free play itself.
Jul
16
comment Carbon frame damage
30 days old? Why are you even here; this is a warranty claim.
Jul
10
revised How Can I Increase My Braking Power?
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