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comment Will using this kind of parking rack damage the wheel?
@Andy256 a few of the bikes in the picture probably do have steel wheels, but mainly I'm comparing chunky alloy to lightweight alloy. The extra rim width gives some stiffness. I've rarely ridden on carbon road wheels, but IME most people who do would be too worried about scratches and especially theft to use a rack like that.
10h
comment Will using this kind of parking rack damage the wheel?
On some of these racks, if you can back in at all, you can get a D-lock onto a seat stay (normally just one but better than going in forwards).
22h
answered Will using this kind of parking rack damage the wheel?
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comment How to prevent drafting?
Fit a pannier rack and strap a pool cue to it, pointy end backwards?
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comment Rim brake pad interchangeability?
I've got an old Raleigh Michigan with cantis. It had two different type 4 sets, I put type 3 on with a perfect fit. The hole is too big to securely hold an M6 stud (accidentally bought some caliper/V "universal" pads). My impressionis that the grooves on type 3 cantis are to act as a ruler and measure the distance from the arm. There may be some minor benefit to grip. I'm sure I've seen cantis that use v-brake pads, but never handled them.
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comment How to prevent drafting?
@Rider_X just stopping turning the pedals and sitting up works - which is lucky if you don't know someone's there. (When commuting I've had people creep up so close I can't see them in my mirror, and not say anything either. But I don't want to make them crash, least of all into me.)
Apr
27
comment Electric bike rear wheel spokes breaking
I suspect drum brakes for tanderms are high end kit built to a spec, while even if you avoid the cheapest, e-bikes and their components are built to a budget. If we get pictures maybe we'll be able to tell. (btw I upgraded the rear wheel on my hybrid to a 36 spoke touring wheel when the rim failed, because of the load of a toddler seat).
Apr
27
comment Electric bike rear wheel spokes breaking
More spokes wouldn't be a bad thing but the number is often fixed by the motor hub even if you're prepared to have the wheel rebuilt with a new rim. And the motor is an expensive part matched to the electronics.
Apr
27
comment Electric bike rear wheel spokes breaking
@Blamblamblam the OP appears to say that the spokes are both bent and threaded at the hub end. That's not normal. You've no idea what the bike cost, and neither have I. Regardless of the cost though, I suspect a bad wheel build like you do.
Apr
26
comment Electric bike rear wheel spokes breaking
Some pictures might help, especially if you have any of the broken end.
Apr
26
answered Electric bike rear wheel spokes breaking
Apr
25
comment How can a recumbent tadpole trike brake three wheels with only two levers?
A pulley system could probably work on the front wheels off a single lever. After all, cantilever brakes split the force between 2 cables without much trouble.
Apr
25
comment How do you clip your helmet to your bag when not wearing it?
I'd keep the helmet on for riding, but it wouldn't be unreasonable to ride flat forest trails without a helmet on the way to a downhill, or to take it off for a sunny towpath. The answer the OP is looking for all depends on whether they plan to ride with it clipped on, or only walk.
Apr
24
answered How do you clip your helmet to your bag when not wearing it?
Apr
24
comment How much cheaper is cycling than driving?
If you pay for car parking, the saving goes up dramatically. For example to park at the station near here costs £7 per day; bike parking of course is free.
Apr
21
answered Inner chainring bent on 6 week old MTB
Apr
20
answered can i replace my rims 622x19 hybrid for a 622x17?
Apr
20
answered Handlebar-mounted “turn indicator” that can pair with a smartphone for turn-by-turn GPS navigation
Apr
19
answered How to carry a large backpack on a bike rack?
Apr
19
comment How to carry a large backpack on a bike rack?
@Kibee a waist strap steadies the bag but doesn't take much weight. A hip strap takes weight but if I'm riding to a hike I undo it or it presses on my stomach. I find a chest strap very helpful riding with a backpack, to stop it swinging around.