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Oct
16
comment Legality of opening someone else's car door?
No.... Just no.
Sep
4
comment CrankBrothers EggBeater 3 Rusted
Just return it.
Aug
29
comment How to get weight over the back under hard braking
Is it just me or is the guy in that photo headed straight into a handrail?
Aug
27
comment Cleaning Carbon Black off a Bicycle
I feel like there's something else going on here or the black paste you're fighting isn't brake dust. I've never been unable to remove brake dust with elbow grease.
Aug
20
comment Rear index shifting not staying in middle gears
Did you replace the chain and the cassette at the same time?
Aug
8
comment Brand New bike, chain slips into spokes on first gear
I recommend returning it while you still can, you're only going to have more problems with any walmart bike.
Jul
30
comment Quick Release on Fixed Gear Bike
Most likely, yes. You may have to seek out the more experienced employee, I'd start with the mechanics, in order to find someone that has experience with identifying steel threads, steel teeth, etc. You always run the risk of running into an employee that doesn't have much experience. Worst case scenario they lie and sell you a quick release that isn't what you're asking for. In which case, post photos of it here asking for help identifying the materials. You get the idea.
Jul
24
comment Can I replace my bicycle's 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.'