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Oct
29
comment How do people store bicycles in London?
I've rented a few houses/flats in London and never seen a no bike clause; in fact I've always had at least one bike at each place.
Oct
29
comment How do people store bicycles in London?
Its perfectly legal in the UK to have a clause in the rental contract to forbid the storage of bicycles; however it is pretty rare. Check the contract (or "tennancy agreement" as it will likely be called. If its in there then bad luck, if its not then you're OK.
Oct
20
comment Winter cycling clothes in full black
I disagree about riding in low light - I think neon orange clothing is the best thing - I think it shows better than lights or reflectives.
Sep
21
comment short, fat, first time cyclist
Congratulations on your 30kg achievement so far! Cycling is a great option to ramp up your exercise. Once you've got your bike then try to replace short car/public transport trips with a cycle ride. You'll save money as well as lose weight and it won't take much extra time.
Sep
7
comment I cannot go 30 miles without a flat. I can't figure out what the problem is
Pinch flats seem unlikely if you are inflating to the correct pressure. If you are looking for quality tubes then I have always used Continental and they are very reliable.
Jun
25
comment How to decrease belly fat while cycling?
In terms of training and power, yes, but for burning fat no. Short high intensity work outs will not reduce fat.
Jun
23
comment How to deal with motorist's road rage (after prevention has failed)
@cherouvim Wow - must be some really good bike lanes where you come from. In my country the bike lanes are often covered with litter, stones, broken glass and parked cars as you said. On a bike lane you also have to cede right of way at every driveway and side road, meaning its hard to actually make decent progress. That's why I mostly ride on the road.
Apr
29
comment Pedals hits the ground too often while turning at relatively high speed
The only people who should be pedalling through tight corners are crit racers, and they ride bikes with short cranks and raised BBs.
Oct
28
comment Credibility of my Bike fit
The headache and muscle cramps could be attributed to dehydration and salt loss. Do you notice the symptoms more if you ride in hot weather (when you sweat more)? It might be worth considering increasing your fluid consumption and perhaps using an electrolyte drink.
Oct
24
comment upgrading components on replacement?
Remember to replace the chain at the same time as the cassette!
Sep
16
comment British Cycling Attire
I feel it is important to differentiate what you refer to as British Cycling from britishcycling.org.uk
Aug
29
comment Is it acceptable to cycle towards the centre of the lane on blind corners?
@Paul think.direct.gov.uk/cycling.html You should be taking the primary position on all narrow roads. This is nothing to do with US being wider.
Feb
26
comment New commuting road bike. Wishlist: discs & electronic gears
@Roaders - I commute about 100 miles/week and occasionally ride with a club on Sundays. If you're getting through a chain in 2 or 3 months then something is wrong. Either its the wrong size or not fitted correctly or never cleaned. As stib says, 5000-8000 km is easily achievable.
Jun
24
comment What supplies do riders cary on century sportives and how do they carry it?
Why would you take your passport? Why would you take ID? There's no need. He'll have a rider number to identify him to the organisers.
May
13
comment What can I do to help me sustain frequent long-ish rides?
Luckily there are changing and showers at my workplace.