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comment Does riding a cyclo cross bike carry a large aerodynamic penalty when compared to a road bike?
Drag is proportional to velocity squared, just velocity.
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comment Does riding a cyclo cross bike carry a large aerodynamic penalty when compared to a road bike?
There is no way you are the "same power" as other riders. The difference in capacity between different people is tons more variable than between bikes.
Mar
27
comment Pull Inexperienced Tandem Stoker?
Are both members of this tandem team adults?
Mar
27
answered Pull Inexperienced Tandem Stoker?
Mar
26
revised Do I need to chase a thread before installing a bottom bracket on a new frame?
Clarification this is for square-taper only.
Mar
26
comment Do I need to chase a thread before installing a bottom bracket on a new frame?
@azer89: whether you need to chase or not will depend on each individual frame or maker. Obviously, if you already have the tools, there is no downside to always chasing, but it isn't always totally necessary.
Mar
26
comment Do I need to chase a thread before installing a bottom bracket on a new frame?
Funny, the Park BTS-1, the tool for the job, is almost the exact same price as the CC.
Mar
26
answered Do I need to chase a thread before installing a bottom bracket on a new frame?
Mar
26
comment Convenient bike-security measures for rural, small-town, and remote-touring environments
This is not an option for most people that use bicycles for practical purposes.
Mar
26
comment Convenient bike-security measures for rural, small-town, and remote-touring environments
This website is not for "stimulating useful brainstorms" or discussions, it is for answering specific questions that can be answered. If you want to try to "stimulate useful brainstorms" take it to Bicycles Chat
Mar
26
comment Convenient bike-security measures for rural, small-town, and remote-touring environments
First you say you want to be absolutely sure that theft is impossible, then you say "There are always going to be relatively unforeseen hazardous conditions.". You don't even have a consistent position.
Mar
26
comment Convenient bike-security measures for rural, small-town, and remote-touring environments
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because the asker is constantly asking for something impossible.
Mar
26
comment Convenient bike-security measures for rural, small-town, and remote-touring environments
We understand you want to be absolutely sure it won't be stolen, but we know that it is absolutely impossible to actually deliver on that desire. Your impression is incorrect.
Mar
19
comment QR vs solid axle for freewheel hub
@OverOverUnderSkipAHole: I've had both on different tandems.
Mar
19
answered QR vs solid axle for freewheel hub
Mar
18
comment wheel bearing pre load
Are you talking about adjusting cones on your hubs, or your quick-release skewer, or what?
Mar
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
17
comment New Rear Wheel goes out of true
How many miles have you put on it in the past couple of months?
Mar
17
answered Is it fine to clean bearings with gasoline?
Mar
17
comment Will disc brakes aggravate the problem with spokes pulling through the rim?
There are plenty of quality European touring bikes with disc brakes. Look them up yourself.