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Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
1
comment How does the geometry of cross bikes affect on-road handling?
Can I ask which bike shop told you this? Also, I have a cyclocross and the only problem I have with leaning into corners is skill; of course it takes practice, especially at higher speeds.
May
23
awarded  Yearling
Apr
28
awarded  Nice Question
Apr
23
accepted What is the difference between a horizontal top tube and a sloped one?
Apr
19
asked What is the difference between a horizontal top tube and a sloped one?
Mar
10
awarded  Caucus
Jul
24
comment What are important items should I carry if I am plannig for 200 - 400 km
For your first aid kit question, see: What are important items for a touring first-aid kit?
Jul
13
comment What are some red flags to look for when buying a used road bike?
@amcnabb Initially it does seem to be a duplicate, but this question is inverted, and specific to road bikes. I think it will yield a different flavor of answers than the other question.
Jul
13
comment How to achieve a tighter turning radius?
Leaning the body is a good technique. Also, have you looked into counter-steering? By the way, I've found that really tight, slow turns are nigh unachievable while pedaling, as my tires scrape my shoes. As @DanielRHicks said, depends on the geometry of the bike.
Jun
26
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
14
comment Is it normal that the Abus Bordo folding lock rattles?
It may not actually rattle more. I ride different roads than you do or may just notice it less. Anyway, I'm sure you'll find a nice solution with time that works for you.
Jun
14
comment Is it normal that the Abus Bordo folding lock rattles?
Yeah, that's the one. Mine is screwed in as well (but I was impressed with the quality of the velcro straps). My hope is that a thief here in the US will be deterred because Abus locks aren't common around here and they aren't familiar. I guess it's worth the rattle...
Jun
14
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
14
comment How to properly ride over ripples on gravel roads (washboards)?
Can you skim the edge of the road? Usually washboard tapers out at the end... or heck, can you just ride off the road a few inches? I know everywhere is different, but...
Jun
12
revised Is it normal that the Abus Bordo folding lock rattles?
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Jun
12
answered Is it normal that the Abus Bordo folding lock rattles?
Jun
9
comment Can a chain-lock be better against cutting than a U-lock?
@DanielRHicks That's a good idea... assuming the gel was thick enough and you couldn't bleed it out easily.
Jun
9
revised Should the bike or the rider take the jolt from a bump, and how?
I kept seeing "rider of the bike" so I reversed the two
Jun
9
comment Reusable gloves for bike repairs?
+1 for literal veteran experience (and a good answer)