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Matthew Eagar

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Twitter: @meagar


Jul
17
comment I wish to get fit, therefore should I have a heavy bike?
@JayBazuzi I am living, breathing proof that "can't keep it off part" simply is not true. I'm 70 pounds lighter than I was in college. Losing the weight had virtually nothing to do with exercise and everything to do with diet though.
Jul
14
comment Clip-on to temporarily convert Look pedal to stand-on style?
I find the problem with this is (depending on how high you have your tension set) it can be very hard to twist the "pedal" out of the clip. When you twist your foot free, the entire weight of your leg is behind it. Twisting the platform out of the clip with out a large handle to grab onto might be difficult.
Jul
13
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
8
awarded  Caucus
May
23
comment Is there any reason to keep original drive-train components together until they can all be replaced?
Bought a new chain and tried it - no issues so far, and no skipping even under extreme load.
May
20
accepted Is there any reason to keep original drive-train components together until they can all be replaced?
May
20
comment Is there any reason to keep original drive-train components together until they can all be replaced?
Sound advice. Will pick up a new chain next week, thanks.
May
20
comment Is there any reason to keep original drive-train components together until they can all be replaced?
The bike is about 4 months old, and has been getting between 150 and 200km/week of usage. He did use a gauge, and told me the chain had much more wear than it should for a bike only ~4 months old. I'm trying to drag this out of memory, but the thing read "twice" what it should, give or take. They chalked it up to insufficient cleaning/oiling of the chain. When I asked if the chain should just be replaced, he told me the above about not mixing and matching old/new components in the drive train.
May
20
revised Is it a good idea to get a narrower front tire and a wider rear tire on a road bike?
Grammer, removed random bolding
May
20
suggested suggested edit on Is it a good idea to get a narrower front tire and a wider rear tire on a road bike?
May
20
asked Is there any reason to keep original drive-train components together until they can all be replaced?
May
10
awarded  Good Question
Apr
22
comment Why is it safer to bike with traffic, instead of facing oncoming cars?
@nhinkle No, I really did mean "hellish plane". I'm talking "planes of existence" here, my use of "plane" over "plain" was intentional and correct.
Apr
22
comment Why is it safer to bike with traffic, instead of facing oncoming cars?
What hellish nightmare plane do you live on, where people are actually considering this? Somewhere in North America, or in the UK? I can't believe any reasonable person could take up this idea.
Apr
21
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
24
comment Why does the glue in a puncture repair kit dry up so quickly?
Mine had two...
Feb
23
accepted Should a link opened/closed by a chain-breaker be stiff afterwards?
Feb
22
comment Should a link opened/closed by a chain-breaker be stiff afterwards?
Awesome, and somewhat obvious when you think about the mechanics of what's going on I guess. Will accept as soon as I can test this out, but I suspect you're right.
Feb
22
asked Should a link opened/closed by a chain-breaker be stiff afterwards?
Jan
22
awarded  Popular Question