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comment Can I replace my bicycles dynamo with batteries?
Maybe worry a little bit, just out of an abundance of caution.
Jun
10
comment BB30 bottom bracket won't stop clicking
The shop is backed up for 4 weeks.
May
7
comment Is it rude to take the lane, then filter when encountering congestion?
What Daniel just said.
May
5
comment Bicycle keeps 'skipping a beat'
Probably time for a new chain and a new cassette.
May
1
comment Disk brake squealing after bike shop changed my pads. Is it enough reason to ask them to re-service (for free)?
Ah yes, be sure to use good pads, don't assume the shop used nice ones.
Apr
16
comment Are there sirens/horns that are like a car horn?
'cyclists are not often noticed' Sometimes miles out of the way is a fine alternative to being 6 feet under ground.
Apr
16
comment Are there sirens/horns that are like a car horn?
It sounds like you should just find a less stressful route.
Apr
8
comment Shifting can't keep up with my acceleration
Try starting with a high gear and practice forcing your muscles to do more of the work.
Apr
8
comment Shifting can't keep up with my acceleration
Also, 'real bike racers' tend to be supplied with the latest and greatest component sets, sets that deliver the smoothest and fastest shifting that money can buy.
Apr
2
comment Headwind when riding in a loop
Maybe head on over to physics.stackexchange.com
Mar
7
comment Solar charger for iPhone whilst on a bike tour - is it worth it?
I've never had to wait longer than an hour for the biolite to charge my iPhone, and even if the 7 watt capacity solar charger is faster, you can't use it at night when you're normally sitting around needing to charge your phone.
Mar
6
comment Regulations regarding Braking redundancy on single speed bikes.
Yes, there are worse things than having only one brake, but not having two is unsafe for the same reason not wearing a helmet is unsafe. You might never hit your head, but then again, you might. Also, I've had a properly maintained brake fail on me once in adverse conditions; maintaining your equipment doesn't guarantee it can't possibly fail.
Mar
5
comment Regulations regarding Braking redundancy on single speed bikes.
Yeah, and I forgot about Sole too. Now I remember almost buying a Sole but I hesitated because I wasn't sure if I could add a rear brake, and I wanted to be able to let my wife use it but not without a rear brake. Maybe I should word it 'manufacturers that make bikes with only one brake are asking for a law suit.'
Mar
5
comment Regulations regarding Braking redundancy on single speed bikes.
@Ӎσᶎ I'm not sure it's accurate to change that to countries, most of these laws are specific to each state or province.
Mar
4
comment Does 1.2cm of additional frame stack make a large difference to the ride of a bike?
Unfortunately, the answer to that type of question is maybe yes maybe no, it depends on your proportions. You'll need to take some test rides to find out.
Mar
2
comment Camera alternatives for commuting (2014 version)
Just get the polaroid.
Mar
1
comment Aerodynamic effect of drafter to the draftee
Indeed, this is one of the reasons it's so effortless when you're positioned inside of the group, even air pressure all around you!
Feb
28
comment Guidance on Specialized bike models
Are you asking which of the two is more suited to the task than the other? It's hard to read your question.
Feb
27
comment Will using a pannier rack mounting kit damage a carbon frame Axiom vs Tubus
@Batman You don't necessarily need to be oddly proportioned or an expert to buy a custom bicycle. 2014.handmadebicycleshow.com
Feb
27
comment Rear mech cage stuck, how can I take it apart?
As a general guideline, I mean. If you're in a tight spot and WD40 is easiest to reach, then do what you need to do, but I wouldn't necessarily recommend it based on experience and other's opinions.