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Oct
27
comment Fixed gear wheel NOT stopping when feet stop. Any ideas why?
On a fixed gear bike pedaling backwards would make the back wheel turn backwards not stop. You have to put more effort into stopping than you would starting from a dead stop. Have a look at track cyclists effort at the start to get their bikes going for an exaggerated effect.
Oct
10
comment I've recently bought a 1980 Raleigh Royal I have some questions. (brakes & pannier)
Its probably best to ask this as two separate questions.
Oct
8
answered Tri bike or track bike?
Aug
7
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Aug
7
comment Roof-top bike rack crash
it also doesnt look like it was the chain that wiped out your bikes. the ceiling doesn't look high enough to allow a bike on top of the car, it looks more like the bikes hit the building and the chain/rail just got caught up in them. if the bikes hit the building I'd think new frames were justified.
Jan
5
comment Flat pedal road bike shoes
try to make sure that the shoes you do use don't have a cushioning air sole - I pedalled 250miles on those and would never ever ever do it again.
Mar
10
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Mar
10
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Dec
22
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Nov
29
comment Why does my bike make a noise when I pedal hard?
is it the derailleiur cable pinging against the seat tube? sometimes mine does that when my leg/crank catches it on the way past
Mar
23
comment Competing against a 10 Speed Bike with 7 Speed bike?
How old is your bike? wheels? bearings? what tyres do you have? what psi are they inflated to? are they all in good order? is your gearing the same as his? less rolling resistance = faster; the fresher may just have had much less resistance than you.
Jan
12
comment Can I use normal grease for a car on the surface of carbon bike?
WD-40 is not a lubricant or grease, it may leave a slippery residue but its definitely not for lubricating. its a Water Dispersal agent.
Sep
29
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Jun
21
comment Disk brakes severely reduced in power after replacing bearings
Acetone can leave an oily residue, best to buy specific brake cleaner from any auto/hardware shop or rubbing alcohol.
May
17
answered I'm going to take my bike with me on a plane. Do I really need a special bike travel bag to have it transported safely?
Nov
25
answered Why/How should I bed in disc brake pads?
Nov
25
awarded  Critic
Nov
25
comment Why/How should I bed in disc brake pads?
bedding in pads -whether on a car, motorbike or bicycle should be done with firm pressure not slamming them on.
Nov
9
comment Bicycle innovations in the pipeline?
there can be more than one answer, maybe changing this to a community wiki would work better?
Nov
9
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