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comment Why is a tandem harder to ride uphill than a single rider bike?
David is right. Two identical riders have double the power on a tandem, but LESS than double the air resistance. Lower drag is a tandem's real advantage.
Dec
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comment Why is a tandem harder to ride uphill than a single rider bike?
No, the usual set up of a tandem is pedalling in unison or in phase. sheldonbrown.com/synchain.html#phase. However, you are right that rocking the bike side to side is harder.
Nov
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answered Why is a tandem harder to ride uphill than a single rider bike?
Nov
24
answered Which usually wears faster - wheel rims or brake blocks?
Nov
17
answered Why are brake lights not common?
Nov
17
comment What's the performance difference between a front-load and top-load bike stem?
Perhaps blue threadlocker on the bolts would help. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thread-locking_fluid
Nov
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reviewed Approve What are typical max speeds for pro downhill races?
Nov
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revised Odd metallic chafing sound
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Nov
10
answered Odd metallic chafing sound
Nov
7
comment How to get over anger at inconsiderate drivers
If I thought everyone was "there to kill me" I'd sell my bike and buy a tank. Assuming they're inattentive and careless might help, though.
Nov
4
comment How to get over anger at inconsiderate drivers
@LightnessRacesinOrbit. In Oxford this weekend was told, by a finger-wagging car passenger, to use the adjacent cycle path. A path covered in wet leaves, dog-walkers, bus shelters 2-foot wide trees, with give-way lines every 100m. Hmm.
Oct
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Oct
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answered Bicycle shoes for road cycling
Oct
15
revised How do I replace road brakes?
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Sep
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Sep
30
comment What to upgrade to achieve a higher top speed?
+1 Except that heavier riders would likely achieve a higher top speed on the flat or downhill.
Sep
30
revised What should I check with set up of a tandem?
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Sep
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reviewed Approve How to get the tyre back on to the rim easily?
Sep
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reviewed Approve How to get a very tight tire back on the rim?
Sep
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answered What should I check with set up of a tandem?