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answered Will the price of a bike go down if it doesnt have brakes?
Apr
27
answered Is there a ulock mount that uses the bottle cage openings?
Apr
27
revised Can I use 'normal' shoes/trainers with clipless pedals?
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Feb
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comment What speed of wind gust will cause a cyclist to swerve by 1m or more?
I've ridden on an elevated railway line converted to a bike path, with perpendicular gusts over 45 mph. The path itself was only 6 feet wide with a 20 foot fall if you went over the edge. It was no problem to ride it as long as I kept both hands on the bars. If I wanted a drink I had to stop and brace myself to grab my water bottle.
Jan
29
comment Why is Shimano 105 5700 (10-speed) is more expensive than 105 5800 (11-speed)?
A manufacturer designs a product, forcasts how many will be sold, tools, and starts selling that product. Pricing for that product is based on all of those items. After 5 years the manufacturer develops a new product and repeats the process. It may well turn out that due to advances in manufacturing the new improved product costs less to make than the old one. That will be reflected in the new product's price, but the old one may remain the same or actually increase.
Jan
25
comment Bicycle lights- Indicating in the dark
I've had a pair of these turn signal gloves for well over a year. Highly visible even in direct sun light: zackees.com
Jan
3
comment Is bicycle Helmet really effective?
People die all the time from bike crash head injuries! You move much faster on a bike than you do when you are walking. The momentum (and thus injury potential) is related to the square of the speed you are traveling at. There is no possible way you can control what is going to hit what when you crash. Try flipping over your handlebars to see what happens then.
Dec
18
comment Are collisions with animals something to be worried about when cycling in the country?
I've hit a Canada Goose too. But it was attacking me on the trail. My best hiss didn't scare that one.
Dec
18
revised Are collisions with animals something to be worried about when cycling in the country?
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Dec
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answered Are collisions with animals something to be worried about when cycling in the country?
Oct
25
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Oct
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Aug
27
comment Is it possible to buy a frameset from Trek that isn't listed separately?
Why are you asking here? Go to a Trek store and ask them if they will sell you a frame. Or go online and ask Trek. Everything you get here is an opinion, not a fact.
Aug
24
answered How do I tell if a used bike (craigslist) is worth it?
May
25
comment Help for a 169 mile bike ride
Trips like this in the US are planned around where you can stop, not traveling the same distance every day. Are you camping and taking all your gear with you? Are you staying in towns? Is there camping or a town every 10 miles? Where will you get water and food? As others have said, this should be a 3 day ride. Maybe 4 if the stops don't work out well.
May
20
comment Can I use 'normal' shoes/trainers with clipless pedals?
I have a set of these. They let you wear any shoe and you can use them in 2 different ways. 1:They turn your normal shoes into cleated shoes. (Tighten the straps so the hug your shoes.) 2 They function exactly the same way toe clips do. (Losen the straps a bit like toe clips.)
May
19
answered Can I use 'normal' shoes/trainers with clipless pedals?
Apr
24
comment Carbon bikes make me nervous. Can you ease the tension?
I have ridden Ragbrai for the last 4 years on the same carbon bike. 3,000 miles total each year on that bike, and at least 35 hours in the saddle during the week of Ragbrai. I need new tires each year, but the carbon bike has no problems. I also have a 2003 Cannondale with a carbon fork and it has no problems.
Apr
19
accepted When did Ultegra shift from 9 to 10 speed rear cassettes?
Apr
18
asked When did Ultegra shift from 9 to 10 speed rear cassettes?