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comment Tiredness after long rides
You sound dehydrated to me. Be sure to consume electrolytes after efforts like this!
Mar
25
comment Road tyres on mountain bike
May I recommend the Schwalbe Supermoto: schwalbetires.com/node/3860
Mar
25
comment Road tyres on mountain bike
"just be a bit more cautious whenever it rains" I disagree with this. Slick tires will have better traction on wet roads than knobbies.
Mar
24
comment Need Hidden nut for SRAM Force 1 chainring
just for my own curiousity, would you mind posting some photos of this (both were you placed the nut originally and where it should be)?
Jan
28
comment Does brake modulation matter, for efficiency, beyond having enough to avoid locking the wheels?
But there's more to biking than going downhill. Rereading the question, I don't see why this should be limited to downhill only terrain. Sudden changes in speed in a pack are generally frowned upon. Hence, modulation is useful. That's my only point.
Jan
28
comment Does brake modulation matter, for efficiency, beyond having enough to avoid locking the wheels?
This braking strategy would be a nightmare in any group setting.
Dec
23
comment Lessons from downhill crash
@fractor max tire pressure isn't necessarily the optimal pressure. As the answer say, you probably want to go lower to get more grip. Also, I disagree with the answer on the point that tread on your tires might have helped. All things equal, slicks will grip asphalt better than knobs and knobs won't bite into the asphalt if you encounter e.g., sand or gravel on the road.
Sep
7
comment What is safer…coaster brakes, regular brakes, or fixed gear braking?
Another thing to consider with a fixie is that body position (weight distribution) plays a huge role in getting the most of out a front brake in emergency stops. Getting your weight back to keep the rear wheel on the ground is much more difficult when the rear wheel wants to keep the pedals spinning.
Jul
13
comment Do stocked tubes go rubbish over time?
@RoboKaren noted
Jul
13
comment Buying a new bike for under $1500 - best option for hard terrain on a budget
My 2 cents: you don't want a $1500 full suspension bike. For $1500 I'd be looking at used bikes, though decent, new, and affordable hardtails are out there.
Jun
2
comment What is the easiest to upgrade my chainrings from a double to a triple?
good suggestion going to a compact crank. having helped a friend make that shift, the front der will still work, just need to lower it a smidge
Feb
12
comment Is it possible to tune a hub gear?
you call it a hill
Feb
12
comment Is it possible to tune a hub gear?
If the total number of teeth decreases enough to add more slack than you can take up in your horizontal dropouts, then yes. @nsn
Feb
10
comment Is it possible to tune a hub gear?
@nsn like the answer says: by swapping the chainring and cog for differently sized new parts (i.e., with different numbers of teeth). see this question about gear ratios: bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/13191/…
Feb
10
comment Is it possible to tune a hub gear?
excellent comment @freiheit. I've added that info to the answer.
Feb
9
comment Is it possible to tune a hub gear?
Ramps for stunts? What do you mean by speed vs strength? In my opinion, you have to be pretty strong to go fast.
Jan
26
comment Bike lights with beam cut-off to avoid dazzling drivers?
Of course. My comment wasn't meant to be comprehensive. Just a quick comment with a link to some nice pictures. @ChrisH
Jan
26
comment Bike lights with beam cut-off to avoid dazzling drivers?
I know the euro lights have this. I have a euro light! That's why I provided the link to the lights with which I have the most experience. (@ChrisH)
Jan
26
comment Bike lights with beam cut-off to avoid dazzling drivers?
This design feature usually comes from the mirror and orientation of the LED, so it's hard to imagine meaningfully retrofitting a light. In particular, Busch & Muller lights are very good with this: peterwhitecycles.com/b&m-hl.asp
Jan
24
comment How do I make my frame water tight?
@Blam so is it even necessary then? Not sure that stuff even needs to soak for more than a few minutes.