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Feb
7
comment Should I feel self-conscious wearing cycling shorts to school?
I don't consider this a relevant question for this site. It is more appropriate for a psychologist.
Jan
15
comment Why would a manufacturer change chainring sizes drastically between years?
Did the cassette also shrink? If so, it's called 'compact' but the gear range might be similar
Jan
12
comment Is pollution a problem in urban cycling?
@unscliced not sure if this is the case - where do you get this information? The force of turbulent air can be much greater than the force of gravity for many of the particulates.
Jan
11
comment Cross Training routines for longer rides
but the great Lemond says that hills are a suitable substitute for hills when the hills are missing
Jan
8
comment Tactics for riding in strong winds
curtismchale is correct that wind speed increases with height from zero (by definition) at the surface grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/boundlay.html
Dec
31
answered Recommendation for panniers used off the bike a lot
Dec
31
comment What are the pros and cons of panniers vs messenger bags?
+1, just to add to the issue with weight - using a messenger bag with lots of weight might be tolerable while riding, but I found that the uneven stress on my shoulders developed painful and range limiting pain in my neck and upper back. Now I use panniers except for light loads.
Dec
27
comment Single speed conversion chain keeps derailing rear cog under load?
I do it the same way, but I don't find it necessary to lay down the bike or use my feet.
Dec
27
revised What should I look for when buying rollers?
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Dec
27
answered What should I look for when buying rollers?
Dec
25
answered How have you setup your tri-bars?
Dec
24
revised Is a “run-bike” equivalent to a bmx bike with no drivetrain?
added review of kinderbike
Dec
16
revised Recommended inexpensive heart-rate monitors?
added update about incorrect assumption re watch-only versions
Dec
16
comment Recommended inexpensive heart-rate monitors?
@Wilka actually, I guess these are not wrist-only even though the product info on Amazon doesn't always mention that there is a chest strap. So, I assumed that the most popular ones didn't have a chest strap.
Dec
16
answered I keep breaking my road frames - why?
Dec
12
comment Recommended inexpensive heart-rate monitors?
@neilfein, this is correct.
Dec
10
asked Recommended inexpensive heart-rate monitors?
Dec
10
comment What are the reasons for and against wearing a bicycle helmet?
I heard this said in the 80's about the old styrofoam helmets that had a separate lycra cover, that the styrofoam would stick to the road. But I don't think it is any longer valid. @Jay do you have any research to back this up? At the same time I have heard that the main benefits of the leather helmets over no helmet at all is that they reduce this risk.
Dec
9
accepted How to descend mountain roads?
Dec
9
revised Single speed conversion chain keeps derailing rear cog under load?
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