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comment Issue replacing Avid BB7 disc brake pads
The BB7 installation manual says to pump the lever five times then hold - I suspect usually the first time is enough but if things aren't quite as loose somehow the extra times might make an important difference.
Dec
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comment How to give away lights to cyclists without lights?
Along with obligation, accepting a light would mean admitting you were wrong not to have had one already. No one likes to admit they were doing something dumb!
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comment Cycle law: definition of Dismounting
@NhânLê It's very easy to end up going faster if you keep one foot on a pedal, similar to how people go fairly fast on skateboards. Seems pretty sensible to really force you to get off to make sure you don't go fast.
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comment Is it ethical to ride with races without being part of them?
Also a car driving past the cyclists is very different from riding in their path. The course may not be literally completely closed, but as far as the cyclists are concerned it's as closed as possible: the organizers have done their best to make sure that the cyclists don't have anything in their way.
Jul
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comment How to commute to work on your bike and dress up
@DavidMulder It's not about the gear; it's about the fact that it's sunny and hot outside and a 5 mph breeze isn't going to stop you from sweating, it's just going to make the sweat mostly (but not completely) evaporate, assuming it's not also too humid.
Jul
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comment How to commute to work on your bike and dress up
@DavidMulder That answer does say "almost completely dry" and is mostly about ways to keep a smaller amount of sweat from being an issue. And the author might just be lucky; I know I'll sweat riding in sufficiently hot weather even if I only ride 5-10 mph, and some people sweat a lot worse than I do.
Jul
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comment How to commute to work on your bike and dress up
@DavidMulder I suppose so - though most people drive in an air conditioned car and the walk through the parking lot isn't long enough to sweat much. Anyway, if that's the point, I think there are better ways to make it than the way the first sentence of this answer is actually phrased.
Jul
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comment How to commute to work on your bike and dress up
It matters a bit whether you're north or south - you got several answers claiming if you ride slowly you won't get sweaty, and that's just not true in much of the US, especially in the summer. It's a bit late now but you might have gotten better answers if you specified what kind of temperatures you're expecting. (For example in plenty of places in Texas, the average low in the summer is ~25C, warmer nights can be more like 30C, and unless you're leaving at sunrise you won't be biking at the low temperature.)
Jul
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comment How to commute to work on your bike and dress up
While there's truth to the general idea that you don't have to sweat a ton, I think you're exaggerating quite a bit. There are plenty of places where you're going to sweat substantially even just from walking. (Have you tried summer in Texas?) And even if you can avoid sweating, it might well mean riding much, much slower, and you'd be better off riding faster and taking a couple minutes to cool off once you get to work.
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revised Is 32km possible to ride with my body condition?
I don't think the OP wants to go trail running
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comment Patching waterproof panniers
@RoboKaren This question is over three years older than the one you've proposed as a duplicate. It also asks specifically about keeping things waterproof. Assuming you don't think that makes any difference, perhaps you'd like to close that one instead?
Dec
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comment Discouraging motorists from stopping at an intersection when they have the right-of-way
Generally when people say "wave a driver through" they mean gesturing in the direction you want the driver to go, not just a passive wave. It can be plenty clear and effective; you don't have to actually point at them. I'm sure pointing works, but I'm a little doubtful that all drivers interpret "polite" pointing as polite.
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