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Jul
20
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
8
comment Password protect Shimano Di2?
Really, what is your actual goal here? I know you're saying you only want to protect the firmware, but... why? If someone has physical access to the bike and malicious intent surely you have bigger problems, so you have to guard against physical access anyway, so this becomes a non-issue, right?
Jun
4
comment What kind of flat is this?
@JKnight If you're still having trouble finding anything, try flexing the tire, even turning it partway inside out. If there's something tiny sticking out inside, it'll be a lot more obvious that way.
May
16
comment Is it unhealthy to fail this bike fit and why?
I know placebo effects can be strong, but constant knee pain sounds real, and it can get a lot worse over time. Be careful, don't mess up your knees. I don't know if it's this aspect of the fit or not, but it sure sounds like your body is telling you something is wrong.
Mar
31
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
10
awarded  Caucus
Mar
10
comment Sheldon Brown's writing?
@CareyGregory Exactly: he's an authority, not a god, so some things he says should be taken with a grain of salt, or at least healthy skepticism.
Mar
9
comment Sheldon Brown's writing?
@CareyGregory A lot of authorities have a few questionable ideas. You can take some things with a grain of salt while still regarding him as a great authority on most things. The examples in the question like leather saddles are fair, and there's more like that. He says there's no use for valve caps on presta valves, but the community here seems to disagree.
Feb
26
comment Advantages and Disadvantages of Bar light vs headlight.
@hillsons Perhaps have a look at Good Subjective, Bad Subjective? I don't think this is really bad at all. It asks for the advantages and disadvantages of each. It asks why, not just what's best. It's pretty impartial. It doesn't go so far as to explicitly say "don't answer if you haven't tried it", but I'm not sure that's really necessary to slap on every question.
Dec
31
comment Does cycling tighten your butt?
@Aaron Doesn't mean it has to be misleading - an accurate graphic can still illustrate that cycling uses all those muscles, without perpetuating the oversimplification.
Dec
31
comment Does cycling tighten your butt?
That blog post explains that the actual muscle usage is not nearly so simple, and the graphic may even be wrong, not just a summary. It includes a similar plot from actual measurements, which looks fairly different.
Oct
19
awarded  Yearling
Sep
5
comment Does the value of an old bicycle depreciate if old tires replace with new ones?
You're asking if a bike with a flat tire is worth more than one you can actually ride?
Aug
28
comment Shoaling etiquette
@freiheit If you're actually are significantly faster you've probably been watching them out in front of you for a couple minutes and obviously gaining on them. It's not that hard to tell if they're going 10-15mph while you're going around 20mph.
Jun
6
comment Should the bike or the rider take the jolt from a bump, and how?
@Kibbee I was thinking more of just letting the bike buck under you, for bumps small enough that you take them at a speed at which you don't really have time to shift back and forth much, but yup, that too!
Jun
6
answered Should the bike or the rider take the jolt from a bump, and how?
Apr
22
revised What could cause a screeching noise when going downhill without brakes?
fixed... everything
Apr
22
comment What could cause a screeching noise when going downhill without brakes?
Are you saying that the sound doesn't happen when you do use the brakes?
Apr
22
suggested suggested edit on What could cause a screeching noise when going downhill without brakes?
Apr
2
comment Waterproof spray or waterproof pannier cover?
I think it's reasonable to ask about what works and what doesn't in this department, but for the record, if you're using dry bags anyway, waterproofing sounds like overkill to me.