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comment reliable bike shifting
Are the problems only when shifting with the left (front) or the right hand (rear) gears? If your problems are with the left, that is understandable. You should be in the center or inner chain ring before you start the incline, then you can go through the rear gears easily under load.
Oct
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comment Does riding on the sidewalk make it more likely to get a flat tire?
It depends I suppose on the community. In my riding areas, sidewalks and trails are always much cleaner than the sides of streets including those with dedicated bike lanes. There is way more 'drunk' and accident glass on the streets than sidewalks or trails. Yes, you are more likely to get hurt on the sidewalks but an accident on the street is more likely to be fatal than on any sidewalk or trail. We have had 3 or 4 bike deaths in the Boulder county area in the last year or so and none of them were on a sidewalk or trail.
Oct
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comment Does riding on the sidewalk make it more likely to get a flat tire?
What punctured the tire, was it glass slivers, thorns or other objects? Are the sidewalks in urban / commercial areas or residential neighborhoods? In my area, the sidewalks and trails are typically much cleaner than the sides of the roads.
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answered Is a recumbent trike faster than a non-recumbent bicycle?
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revised Do the benefits of clipless pedals out weigh any danger they may pose the rider?
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answered How to properly position foot on flat pedals?
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revised Do the benefits of clipless pedals out weigh any danger they may pose the rider?
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comment How can I find the right size road bike without a test ride?
@DanielRHicks competitivecyclist.com/html/fit/traditions_of_road_riding.html
May
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comment How can I find the right size road bike without a test ride?
@DanielRHicks Google works well for questions like yours. Competitive, eddy, Comfortable are the three terms, with eddy suggesting the in between or compromise fit.
May
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comment How can I find the right size road bike without a test ride?
I think this question needs more work and cannot be answered in more than a general way without it. It says you want a Road bike and your calculator gives you two options Competitive and Eddy fit. What are you going to use your bike for? Competition, Touring, Commuting? How much experience do you have? What kind of bicycle have you been riding and for how long. The point being do you need to be fit onto a bike that will be competitive but not comfortable, or comfortable but not competitive?
May
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comment Questions to ask before buying a bike?
Buying a bicycle is more of a physical than a mental thing. Getting the right fit on the right kind of bicycle that you can test ride as long as you need has been the key to my happiness with bicycles.
May
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comment What is the Optimal Tightness for Learning to Ride with SPD Pedals?
My broken ankle has mended, but will never be like it was before SPDs. 1,024 miles ytd without them, life is good.
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revised What happened? tube blew the rim?
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answered What happened? tube blew the rim?
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comment walkable clipless pedal shoe to replace normal shoe?
Michael, I rue the day when I went clip-less, thinking I'd out grown and advanced beyond my toe clips. I can never wear a boot again and my foot has nerve damage that annoys me every night when I go to bed. I am 600 miles on big flat pedals in what ever shoe that fits my foot. Google "The Flat Pedal Revolution" and know you have choices.