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bio website SenderosDePichilemu.blogspot.…
location Pichilemu, Chile
age 58
visits member for 2 years
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Surfer & biker. I like long rides. See my rides at my web page.


Jul
14
answered Prescription Cycling Glasses
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Apr
29
awarded  Custodian
Apr
29
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Bike Speedometer Accuracy
Apr
29
answered Bike Speedometer Accuracy
Apr
25
comment Will increased weight make me go downhill faster?
I'm a 100 kgs man, and my bike partner is a 50 kgs woman. When we go down the hills, I just go coasting, while she has to keep pedaling just to keep up (our bikes are similar).
Mar
18
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
13
comment What are the pros and cons between an aluminium and carbon frame?
What are your special needs that only can be satisfy with a carbon bike? Going carbon means you have to take extra care for your frame. Factor that into the cost.
Nov
11
comment Do we really need another bike size?
Why every bike requires a different (and expensive) derailler hanger? It's too difficult to have a few standard sizes?
Oct
26
awarded  Yearling
Oct
10
comment Most Crucial Gear/ Accessories for a (Road) Cycling Beginner?
Instead of a cadence computer, you just can calculate a cadence table for every razonable gear/speed combination and memorize it. Why paid for a gadget when you can developed a skill? Gadget wears out; skills gets better.
Oct
10
answered Most Crucial Gear/ Accessories for a (Road) Cycling Beginner?
Oct
10
comment How to prevent wrist pain on road bikes?
I don't squeeze handlebars on road downhills (MTB). I just made a floating "ring" with thumb and index around handle bar, with the other fingers closed on, but no tight. The idea is "decoupling" me from the bike, so bike vibrate freely while inertia keep me in a much smooth trayectory. So, I avoid pain and keep a better control. (Where I live, every ride includes inescapable 40-60 kms/h road downhills with washboard and pot holes in spring/summer.)
Oct
8
comment Problems shifting under load
See bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/7420/… while pedaling standing up bike crank gives in as if shifting what is causing?
Oct
8
awarded  Commentator
Oct
7
answered Disk Brake or V Brake
Oct
4
accepted How long should pedals last?
Oct
4
comment How long should pedals last?
Money is not the issue here :-). Cheap pedals is all we get here, in my little town far from Santiago. Anything fancy means 3 hours traveling to big city and more money spent in gas, tolls, parking & food than in the bike store. While web-shopping is possible, unless you know what you want, you will not found it in the poorly made web sites most stores have (if any).
Oct
4
comment (Automatic Bike Project) amount of torque required to change gears?
How will you shift gears when the rider is applying pressure to pedals? What will happens when the gears shifts while you stand up on the pedals or going down hill on flat pedals?
Oct
3
asked How long should pedals last?