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comment should my left shifter be clicking more than twice
@DanielRHicks, that sounds similar to what I've seen. The revoshift isn't my bike but last time I adjusted it the mark lined up with well centred on the ring and a click either side it was still engaged cleanly (IIRC). It's not the current model, and the clicks seem closer together than on my thumb shifter.
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answered should my left shifter be clicking more than twice
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comment Cyclo-cross versus Cross bike
There are quite a lot of crosstrail/hardtail hybrids around (see e.g. evans) but there's the question of what they're good for with low-travel front suspension (though they might make the vicious speed bumps nicer on my new commute).
Apr
20
comment Bosch Nyon and W-LAN
@Franco purely for troubleshooting can you set up an unsecured network?
Apr
20
comment Pros and cons of auto bike rack types
Also hitch racks will be a lot more if you don't already have the hitch.
Apr
19
comment Is it practical to wear motorcycle half helmet for road cycling?
It's likely to be hot, and in road-bike posture will probably be uncomfortably heavy before long.
Apr
18
comment Reason for handlebar diameter
@DanielRHicks, perhaps "standards" is too strong but "habit" and the range of grips for flat bar bikes come to the same thing in practice.
Apr
18
comment Reason for handlebar diameter
Just to back up @Blam's point a bit, the aerodynamics would have been approximated, guessed or assumed at the time standards were set, so the small effect we can calculate or measure now may have been taken to be larger. Without a compelling reason to change the diameter of the actual metal it is likely to stay the same.
Apr
18
answered Reason for handlebar diameter
Apr
17
comment Does anybody use an under the saddle bag for touring? (Not Pannier Bags)
Also the weight isn't much further forward than for panniers - the main benefit would be in forcing you to pack less as it's so small.
Apr
14
comment Saddlebag Laptop advice
@Rider_X Dropbox has its place as a means of distributing backups but I agree it's not a backup solution especially as a major cause of lost data is things like deleting the wrong file - which Dropbox promptly deletes at the other end as it syncs.
Apr
14
comment Saddlebag Laptop advice
When it comes to vibration (and some shocks) , solid state drives are great but with spinning disc hard drives be sure to shut down or hibernate so that the heads away from the platters.
Apr
14
comment Cycling too Fast
@danielrhicks you are of course right and one of my comments could be taken as advice which is not meant to be. Treating the question as more of a "where can i find advice..." would seem to be more on topic.
Apr
14
comment Cycling too Fast
@peteh the law regarding speed limits and bikes is rather odd (in the UK) as some of the relevant legislation is rather old, predating mass car ownership. People who know about these things have written quite a bit about it - I'm not one of them.
Apr
14
comment Cycling too Fast
But note that in the UK is always the responsibility of the overtaker to choose a safe opportunity. What happens when they stop or crash immediately after is rather harder because it relies on defining immediately.
Apr
14
comment Cycling too Fast
I've seen something online written by a UK lawyer about speed and other legal issues related to cycling. Can't find it at the moment with a weak phone signal. CTC have something as well iirc. I'll try to have a look later on.
Mar
30
comment Front rack is not straight with fork, is this normal? And how can I fix it?
It could simply be that the design assumptions in the rack are incompatible with that fork. When I fitted a lowrider rack on mine, I had to modify it quite a bit to get it to fit at all.
Mar
28
comment What do you wish you knew you before you bought your first nice bike?
If you can find somewhere to hire a bike of the class you want to buy, give it a try - even better more than one bike. Hire shop bikes tend to be heavy, sturdy and reasonably specified and will be a much closer match to what you're thinking of buying than a Walmart bike. Borrowing is an option of course but needs friends of the right size with the right type of bike.
Mar
12
comment How to convert a commuter CX bike to an Electric bike?
@Kibbee the motors are most efficient at high speeds, so getting 200W out of the motor to make the difference isn't implausible. Sustaining that for ~an hour each way might be. Overall I think the hoped-for gains won't be reached in that budget (it looked like more £ than that number of $ to make a UK-road-legal -- i.e. cheaper -- version last I looked), but toned down a little it might be doable.
Mar
8
comment Where should I install the kickstand?
It's hard to tell from your pictures but it looks like your bike is capable of taking a kickstand behind the seat tube. I think i can see a plate welded across the gap between the chain stays and if that has a hole in it for a bolt its's a good place. I've now got a double kickstand mounted there - the bike doesn't lean on it. Almost essential if you're solo with a baby in a seat and there are plenty of other reasons why you might want a kickstand of some sort on a practical bike. Do check it doesn't interfere with anything but don't worry about people saying apps them completely.