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Apr
16
comment Trouble with spiral folding bike lock - jammed
+1 for penetrating lubricant, I use a tiny squirt of this stuff every 6 months when the mechanism gets stiff on my lock which is used outside. abuspadlocksonline.co.uk/abus-lock-lubricant.html
Apr
10
comment Is it OK for a child's bike to have a radially-laced rear wheel?
The similar Cnoc14 has 1-cross spokes, so it can be done, but I guess it doesn't make much difference. islabikes.co.uk/products/bikes/item/cnoc-14
Mar
15
comment Is it difficult for one person to ride a tandem bike?
Great answer. The main point to watch out for is that the rear brake will be almost useless without the weight of a stoker. With a stoker it's better than the rear brake of a solo.
Dec
16
comment Winter cycling clothes in full black
@ChrisW - Good question. I've added an explanatory note.
Dec
15
comment Is it OK for a child's bike to have a radially-laced rear wheel?
@Kibbee. I looked at one in a shop and they really don't cross. Checking this image you can see the gap. i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/iwUAAOSw5VFWK6HV/$_57.JPG
Dec
7
comment What pressure should I run my Road Bike tyres at?
I don't know about the cornering, but I see a lot of good information in this answer. I presume none of us have done the science ourselves, but according to Jan Heine, very high pressures are only faster on a perfectly smooth surface. With any kind of bumps, suspension losses come into play. janheine.wordpress.com/2010/10/18/…
Nov
30
comment Why is a tandem harder to ride uphill than a single rider bike?
@Mσᶎ - if I'm going 20kph I don't call it a climb. :-) Fair point on drivechains, though.
Sep
18
comment Can the top tube on a mens bike be cut off?
I know a guy whose very old top tube broke near the seat post when out on a ride (rusted through I think). He tied a piece of rope from seat tube to head tube and rode carefully home. People who saw the photos said "How are you still alive?". Don't mess with your frame!
Sep
10
comment Why am I slow on flat surfaces?
+1 Honesty. I guess we've all done something like this.
Aug
3
comment Tips for cycling while pregnant, and is it safe?
My wife is a regular, but non-competitive cyclist. She had really bad morning sickness from about week 7 onwards. She continued her 3-mile cycle commute to work when pregnant at perhaps 80% of her previous pace. She considered stopping to throw up was much easier & safer on a bike than in a car.
Jun
1
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.