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Mar
20
comment What to do with old tires?
And how do you find people who need them?
Mar
18
comment What to do with old tires?
+1 for people who live in places with a season of bad weather, but for me personally, I don't have a trainer (why wouldn't I just ride outside) and changing tires frequently is a PITA.
Mar
18
comment How can I check tire pressure without a pressure gauge?
I really recently upgraded to puncture resistant tires, and I don't think that I could guess the pressure like I could in my old, thin tires.
Mar
14
comment How can I check tire pressure without a pressure gauge?
I have a pump with a built in gauge, and I check my tire pressure often. I also press from the top of the tire towards the rim and have learned from practice what about 100 psi feels like for my particular wheel and tire. But this is useless if you don't have a gauge to practice with.
Jan
14
comment What are some ways to keep biking when you have a car?
I just started biking to work. The 60 dollars a month worth of savings on parking for participating in the sustainable transportation program is a big motivation.
Dec
8
comment Are today's bikes “better” than a few decades ago?
Asphalt only, well maintained roads and bike paths; to and from work only; the area is somewhat hilly, but nearly always nice weather (southern California). Theft risk in my area (i.e. around a college campus) is probably fairly high.
Dec
8
comment Are today's bikes “better” than a few decades ago?
@WTHarper Price is the primary reason I'm considering an older bike. Why do you consider a steal frame more sensible?
Dec
8
comment Are today's bikes “better” than a few decades ago?
+1 These are all great things to think about, especially the replacement parts.
Dec
8
comment Are today's bikes “better” than a few decades ago?
@gerrit What type of bike do you suggest? Maybe "road bike" has a narrower definition than I intend.
Dec
6
comment Is pollution a problem in urban cycling?
@SuperElectric They cite another study which states the respitory average of cyclists is 2.3 times higher than car drivers. For some of the harmful chemicals, the intake of the car drivers is higher even taking that into account (e.g.) Benzene, but for other pollutants, the higher respitory rate of the cyclists makes up for the lower pollutants. For example, (in their study), inside the car, there are only 1.7 times more dust / particulates than on the bike, and so the cyclist would be breathing more dust, on average, if the respitory rate is as claimed. But that also varies widely per day.
Dec
6
comment Is pollution a problem in urban cycling?
@NeilFein With a little searching alternate, publicly available links to the pdf can be found. elcom.pub.ro/~dniculescu/altele/bicla/…
Oct
8
comment What advanced cycling skills are useful for a commuter or city rider?
I had a hard time picturing what countersteering should look like. This helped. youtube.com/watch?v=C848R9xWrjc
Oct
8
comment Can cars legally drive in the bike lane down the street?
When I first moved to a new city, I got pulled over for driving in a bike lane one time. It had the same width as a regular lane, and so many people were doing it that I didn't even realize that it was a bike lane. Now that I know better, I wish the officer was out there pulling people over more often.