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Jan
18
comment Is it safe to ride a racing road bike in very wet weather?
*don't have a square leading edge
Jan
13
comment Is it safe to ride a racing road bike in very wet weather?
Bicycle tires resistance to hydroplaning is primarily because they don't have a leading edge, they have a curved leading edge, which means water can't get trapped under nearly as easily.
Jan
3
comment Make rim braking efficient
Check your pads. Also, tell us what kind of brakes you have, e.g. V-brakes, cantis, calipers, etc.
Dec
31
comment best ride to burn tummy fat
@thinlyveiledquestionmark: the accept answerers answer should have mentioned that spot burning fat is impossible. His opening line he admits to not actually answering the OPs question.
Dec
20
comment Can I use a mountain bike to go bike touring?
Product recommendation: Salsa Fargo.
Dec
14
comment Are road brakes designed not to brake too much?
@mattnz: every respectable brake, rim or disc or other, is capable of locking up the wheels.
Dec
14
comment Are road brakes designed not to brake too much?
Disk brakes have no advantages over any other brake as far as locking up a wheel goes. Thats a function of your tires and the road surface.
Nov
27
revised Why do we need front brakes?
knowing how to handle your bike is not just for professionals
Nov
24
comment Why are brake lights not common?
@Aron: No, acknowledging that bicycles are different than motor vehicles is not why drivers rage. Not being a motor vehicle matters because bicycles do not weigh 2000 lbs and don't exceed speeds of 60 mph trivially. 20 mph isn't all that fast, and while it can be fatal, very rarely is and usually involves a stroke of very bad luck. Most healthy adults can get pretty close to 20mph running, albeit not for long.
Nov
16
comment Why are brake lights not common?
They're not common because they're inappropriate. Bicycles are not motor vehicles.
Oct
30
comment Can I fit rear panniers to a full-suspension bike with a dropper post?
Get a Salsa Fargo, that's what you need.
Oct
27
awarded  Yearling
Oct
19
comment What are the benefits of external bottom brackets?
@leosenko: I believe lantius is describing the torque normal to the rotation axis, i.e. torque bending the axle as opposed to twisting it. If the axle deflects significantly as it rotates, it will unevenly wear the bearings and cause other trouble.
Sep
18
comment Why is carbon fiber inherently weak? Or is it?
@Blam: Aluminum can be plenty durable. Durable doesn't have an engineering definition, and sure, while Al doesn't have an endurance limit like steel, the fatigue life can be great enough to render it a non-issue. Furthermore composite components can be built to not fail catastrophically, however in few situations where they are used today is that a requirement of use.
Sep
7
comment Why aren't average speeds computed over distance?
Except you do regain it on the downhill, because you cover a great distance in a short amount of time.
Aug
6
comment Chain skipping on new freewheel and chain setup - What went wrong?
There are still many high quality thread on freewheels made today.
Jul
17
comment Can I use cartridge bearings on my wheel hub?
@Mσᶎ: counting the bearings present won't be accurate if he is in fact missing any.
Jul
17
answered Can I use cartridge bearings on my wheel hub?
Jul
17
comment How do treads affect traction?
You are confusing automobile tires with bicycle tires. Auto tires contact along their width instantly, which is what leads to hydroplaning. Bicycle tires, with their round cross section, results in a progressive wedge-shaped contact. The tire's shape inherently provides the 'biting edge'.
Jul
12
comment Armadillo's or Kevlar Inserts?
@user1833028: You'll have to slow down a hair, but treaded tires won't give you any improvement in muddy spots on the road.