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Feb
19
asked How do I wrap a road bike handlebar?
Feb
10
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
9
comment Brakes periodically make “finger nails on chalk board” sound
nice answer; I would add that if there are many pieces of rock/grit on a pad, it is sometimes easier to scrape off with a razor blade than to pry them out.
Feb
9
comment Should I feel self-conscious wearing cycling shorts to school?
@David you had similar issues when you were 15, so if you could take the time to provide counseling here, you could increase participation in cycling by others.
Feb
9
revised Practical cleaning routine for a commuter bike
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Feb
9
answered Practical cleaning routine for a commuter bike
Feb
9
comment Practical cleaning routine for a commuter bike
hosing it down is fine; even with a strong spray, the key is to spray perpendicular to the axis of rotation (e.g. spray the headset from the side or front of the bike, bb and hubs either straight down or from the front / rear but not side of the bike)
Feb
7
answered Recommended budget waterproof jacket
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?
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