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Recreational bicyclist and a bike commuter. I am learning to work on my bike and interested in preventive maintenance.


Jul
8
awarded  Yearling
Apr
16
comment Is a Giant TCX W wrong for me if I want to use it for around town and occasional long rides?
Cyclocross bicycle's geometry is usually different than that of a road bike's. CX bike also has a higher bottom bracket, cable routing on top tube is not on the bottom of top tube to be able to shoulder the bike.
Mar
13
comment Transition between hybrid bike and endurance road bike
If your road bike has brake lever with integrated shifters, this will take some getting used to.
Mar
10
awarded  Constituent
Mar
3
awarded  Caucus
Feb
5
comment Which waterproof shoes?
If I understood your question correctly, you have flat pedals/flat pedals with toe-cages. I used full grain leather/ water proof work boots on flat pedals, it was tough to get them in the toe cages though. Just wax the boots weekly, they will keep your feet dry.
Jan
16
comment Do rubber bike pedals or rubber pedal covers exist?
Old bicycle inner tubes work well. Just slide it over the pedal.
Dec
23
awarded  Fanatic
Dec
17
comment What type of bicycle is closest to European city bike?
Pashley cycles may fit your bill, I have seen several dealers who sell them in USA.
Nov
22
comment What to look for when buying a single gear bike?
Trying out different gear ratios on single speed cycle would be useful to help you pedal with ease for your commute/to be able to spin the pedals as opposed to pedaling hard.
Nov
19
comment Pedaling causes rear wheel/pedals to slip
It would help attract more answers if you could post a picture of your broken derailer. I am not aware of any quick fixes to ride with stretched chain. I would avoid riding until chain is replaced to avoid damage to cogs and chain rings.
Nov
18
answered Pedaling causes rear wheel/pedals to slip
Nov
14
comment What are the consequences of riding a bicycle tire backwards?
As a non-performance related consequence, you may invite some scrutiny/critique from cyclists with more attention to detail.
Nov
13
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Nov
1
revised What accessories do I have to add to my bike so that I may commute during rainy weather?
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Oct
31
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
31
revised What accessories do I have to add to my bike so that I may commute during rainy weather?
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Oct
23
answered Where should my sit bones rest on a leather hammock/sling saddle?
Oct
14
awarded  Enthusiast
Oct
11
comment How to properly position foot on flat pedals?
@andy256 - Waterproof cycling shoes solved my problem. After riding SPD pedals for just a year and switching to flat pedals; I couldn't ride the flats for more than couple of weeks. I switched back to SPD as I did not want to spend lot of energy and focus on my feet position.