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answered Social network for bike users
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comment How much faster can i go after moving from 2x10 to a 3x10 gear setup?
If you want to keep a low lowest gear, you will have a hard time finding derailleurs capable of shifting a 52-38-24 with a reasonably wide-spread cassette. Drive train capacity (the added difference between largest and smallest chainring/cog) correlates closely with the ratio between highest and lowest gear. You cannot spread out your gears without at some point getting problems with derailleur capacity.
Dec
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comment What kind of panniers is this tubus rack flange for?
Old Ortlieb bags have a rubber strap hooking into such an eye as well. Tubus and Ortlieb usually match very well, which may be a reason for Tubus to keep the eye.
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answered How much faster can i go after moving from 2x10 to a 3x10 gear setup?
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revised Are today's bikes “better” than a few decades ago?
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answered Are today's bikes “better” than a few decades ago?
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comment Picking spare inner tube size
I would strongly doubt that the fabrication tolerances for bicycle inner tubes are better than 2.5%. That would mean that these sizes are not only interchangeable but effectively the same.
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answered What is this point of this Phil Wood “Rohloff Disc Rotor Compatible Hub”?
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revised How can I tell if a bike is too big for me?
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comment How can I tell if a bike is too big for me?
Thanks for your kind words! I should probably mention that some knowledgeable people consider the horizontal saddle position as secondary. They often say that they don't mind where they sit horizontally (within some margins). They position the handlebars to the bottom bracket so that a good overall balance is achieved when pedaling out of the saddle. The saddle is then positioned relative to the handlebars, so that it fits the rider's torso and arm lengths. I ride mostly sitting, and do feel a difference, so I personally disagree with them.
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answered How can I tell if a bike is too big for me?
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answered Ideal pants for bicycle commuting the rain