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Matthew Eagar

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May
27
comment Is it possible to measure your sit bones at home?
@NeilFein That's a catch 22. You're assuming the saddle on your bike will hit your sit bones correctly, in which case this whole exercise is redundant.
Apr
30
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Apr
24
comment Are there pedals that are both flat and cleated on each side?
Definitely a duplicate post, I remember seeing this question a year ago. Actually, I think I'm thinking of this question which is similar but perhaps not a duplicate bicycles.stackexchange.com/q/3912/607
Apr
3
accepted Are aerodynamic rims worth additional weight?
Apr
2
comment Is a bike faster than a car for the first ten metres?
Well, a size versus distance versus energy thing. A bullet, from the smallest BB to the largest cannon ball, accelerates faster than a car or cyclist or runner or ant.
Apr
2
comment Is a bike faster than a car for the first ten metres?
Do you expect every cyclist in your city to explode off the line when the light goes green? Even people who are able to out-accelerate a car will, from time to time, miss the light changing or miss clipping into their pedals or forget to preemptively shift to a lower gear.
Apr
1
comment Are aerodynamic rims worth additional weight?
@freiheit So I guess there is good evidence that a decrease in drag is worth $2000 more than a 100g decrease in weight?
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asked Are aerodynamic rims worth additional weight?
Mar
14
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
15
comment What will happen to a roadbike when rode on broken tar?
There are two good answers which offer the same sentiments.
Feb
15
comment What will happen to a roadbike when rode on broken tar?
Avoid the worst of it and take it slow and it should be fine. I would question your choice of bike though. You're obviously not buying it for racing, as you're willing to get a mountain bike or road bike, so why not split the difference and get a touring bike? You'd be much more comfortable and you'd have the option of adding panniers and fenders.
Feb
15
comment What will happen to a roadbike when rode on broken tar?
The answer is "nothing". Road bikes are not going to fall apart just because you ride them over rough road. It's going to be less than comfortable, as there is much less shock absorption, but the bike will be fine.
Feb
15
comment What will happen to a roadbike when rode on broken tar?
@jimirings A cyclocross bike would be massive overkill for crossing broken pavement to get to the smooth road that makes up your daily commute.
Feb
7
comment Can I use WD-40 on my bike?
Not suitable for lubricating moving parts, but WD40 sprayed on a rag is good for cleaning grime off your frame.
Jan
22
comment Going on a long distance bike tour: what kit do I need?
Weight shouldn't really be your chief concern. Reliability is what you need to worry about.
Jan
17
revised Why don't cyclists wear all-encompassing motorcycle-style helmets?
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Dec
21
answered What are some alternatives to fruitlessly ringing my bell at a motorist?
Dec
7
revised Anyone know the pull ratios of Zee 10sp and XT 9sp Mechs?
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