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Matthew Eagar

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Dec
7
suggested suggested edit on Anyone know the pull ratios of Zee 10sp and XT 9sp Mechs?
Dec
7
comment Minimal effort chain cleaning
The parktool (and most chain cleaners I've seen) require significant slack in the chain as provided by a derailleur. It couldn't be used on a fixie/single-speed where the chain was taut.
Dec
7
revised Minimal effort chain cleaning
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Dec
6
comment Minimal effort chain cleaning
You might be using too thin a lube. You should pick up something specifically meant for winter riding, like whitelightningco.com/products/wet-ride.htm
Dec
6
answered Minimal effort chain cleaning
Dec
6
revised Which brake is most expendable?
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Dec
6
answered Which brake is most expendable?
Dec
6
comment Stop SPD shoes from grinding
This. You need a cobbler. There's really nothing you can do personally that won't be destroyed the first few times you walk on it.
Dec
6
revised What Seatpost Is This?
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Dec
6
answered What Seatpost Is This?
Dec
6
revised Terminology index - a list of bike part names and cycling concepts
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Dec
6
accepted What kind of tail lights can I attach to the rear of my rack?
Dec
6
comment What kind of tail lights can I attach to the rear of my rack?
Oh, this is funny. I actually wound up buying this light prior to reading this answer. Unfortunately it failed, the screw ripped the metal mount out of the plastic backing on the light.
Nov
7
comment Winter commuting - how to keep warm?
Can't really recommend this if you ride on the road. Peripheral vision is pretty important.
Oct
31
comment Why choose a traditional frame over an aerodynamically streamlined frame?
Hey, don't jump all over me, I'm completely uninvested in your argument. All I know is I read "how could 'a placebo effect' alter the recorded speed and power?" which would seem to indicate two separate measurements which could easily be affected by false believe in a placebo. I only mentioned them as "the metrics" because you mentioned them as the metrics. If you're saying that the power was the same but the speed increased, that wouldn't seem to be as easily linked to a placebo effect.
Oct
31
revised Why does my bike make a noise when I pedal hard?
Grammar fixes
Oct
31
suggested suggested edit on Why does my bike make a noise when I pedal hard?
Oct
31
comment Why choose a traditional frame over an aerodynamically streamlined frame?
@R.Chung That's what the placebo effect is. He's alleging that the cyclist subconsciously tried harder because he believed he was on a faster bicycle. The placebo effect could absolutely effect metrics like speed and power output.
Oct
30
comment Why choose a traditional frame over an aerodynamically streamlined frame?
Oh, in the interests of full disclosure, I test drove both (well, the next model down in each case, the R3 and S2) and chose the S2 because it came with a SRAM Red group set. Both felt fantastic and I'm having a hard time figuring out why a company would provide both bike series if there is any clear advantage to one or the other.
Oct
30
comment Why choose a traditional frame over an aerodynamically streamlined frame?
No, they're roughly the same price.