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Jul
23
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
23
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
23
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
22
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
22
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.
Jun
21
revised Is 32km possible to ride with my body condition?
I don't think the OP wants to go trail running
Jun
21
suggested approved edit on Is 32km possible to ride with my body condition?
Feb
3
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
3
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.
Oct
20
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Sep
30
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Jul
20
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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
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Mar
10
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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.