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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?
Apr
4
answered I want to weld or braze the pedal to the crank arm, but what metals are they?
Apr
2
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Apr
2
answered Outstanding Organized Rides
Mar
21
comment Peer pressure in road cycling
Clipless pedals or toe clips will help, but do not put them on and join a ride. You need to practice with them first. Padded shorts also help on long rides & they don't have to be spandex. Plenty of places maked padded biking cargo shorts.
Feb
14
comment Gears, distance, cadence = Speed
You realize a $10 bik computer will how you speed and distance? And your cadence is probably too low. It should be 70 -90
Jan
27
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Dec
31
comment How does a bicycle tyre and wheel affect its performace and speed?
As far as I have seen, thinner tires have lower rolling resistance. They offer less surface contact with the ground and use higher pressures which gives less flexing of the tire walls.
Dec
6
answered Removing spray paint to reveal frame's factory paint job
Oct
26
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Oct
25
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Sep
30
comment Does it matter where you buy the bike?
Presales services also vary from bike shop to bike shop. In the metr Chicago area if you buy a medium or low end road bike whether the store will give you a free bike fitting seems to vary. Chicago stores don't generally give a free fitting, Surban store do.
Sep
28
comment Is it realistic to fuel a long ride with NO sugar?
I do stop at Mr Por Chop, but only once in a week. :)
Sep
28
answered Is it realistic to fuel a long ride with NO sugar?
Sep
24
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