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Jun
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comment How easy (or hard) is to move a Rohloff speedhub from one bicycle to another?
I'm not sure. It might depend on how easily you can remove the pin at the left-hand end of the tensioner arm, below the chain-stay. I assume the tensioner arm is attached more securely to the hub and would move with it. You may be able to get more detailed information on the Thorn forum: thorncycles.co.uk/forums/index.php?board=25.0
May
19
comment Can I use 'normal' shoes/trainers with clipless pedals?
It looks like the BBB ones are SPD (2-bolt) only. The question remains whether fitting them is easier/cheaper than swapping to some flat pedals when you need them.
Apr
19
comment Is it practical to wear motorcycle half helmet for road cycling?
possible duplicate: bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/1743/…
Mar
27
comment Pros/Cons of Bar-Ends?
Not really an answer, but it looks like a great set up!
Jan
13
comment How important is centring dual-pivot brakes?
Thanks, that's good to know.
Jan
6
comment Is it ethical to use an abandoned bicycle in my parking garage?
Better hope that "property is theft" doesn't come across as a moral platitude. ;-)
Dec
24
comment Light for Tubus rear rack
I second the recommendation for the B&M Toplight Linetec. Uses a single AA battery and seems to last for ages. The design is meant to give larger lit area so judging the distance to you is easier for other roads users.
Dec
16
comment Campagnolo drivetrain compatibility and noise
Nice that you not only got it fixed, but learnt something for next time.
Dec
9
comment Why is a tandem harder to ride uphill than a single rider bike?
@andy256. I work with the brother one of the pilots who finished in the medals riding tandem at the CwG, so I may be able to ask his opinion at some point.
Dec
9
comment Why is a tandem harder to ride uphill than a single rider bike?
@andy256. Mmm, it is hard to make comparisons. I've searched but can't find solo 1km TT results for the pilots in that list, which may be the nearest thing, although their stokers may be slower than them. Ideally you'd need to clone a rider and compare their tandem time with their solo.
Dec
9
comment Why is a tandem harder to ride uphill than a single rider bike?
@andy256. The commonwealth games had a 1km TT on tandem, although it is a "para" event, so may be less competitive? Times were similar:-en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
Dec
1
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
1
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
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
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.
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
23
comment Is it good practice to wave following cars through when safe?
My answer owes something to the others who have convinced me to change my mind. I've up-voted them accordingly. :-)
Sep
23
comment Is it good practice to wave following cars through when safe?
+1 I've now changed my mind and behaviour to agree with this answer.
Sep
15
comment Is it good practice to wave following cars through when safe?
I can kind of see the sense of both comments. :-/