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revised At what height should I have my seat on a road bike?
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answered At what height should I have my seat on a road bike?
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accepted When are studded tires necessary?
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revised What are the advantages and disadvantages of turbo trainers and rollers?
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comment What are the advantages and disadvantages of turbo trainers and rollers?
@Dane, since they make the bike so much more sensitive to your movements, they train you to be able to hold a steady line. I wouldn't necessarily expect that they would help with track stands or other technical skills other than those related to maintaining a straight line and focusing your effort on forward motion, e.g. being able to ride with no hands, take clothes on/off, use your water bottle without swerving.
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comment How to make studded tires
maybe it depends on the type of plastic? +1 for an innovative and relatively simple idea.
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comment Is a “run-bike” equivalent to a bmx bike with no drivetrain?
I am more interested in if there are design aspects that are particular to the teaching goal of a run-bike, and if so, what they are.
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revised Is a “run-bike” equivalent to a bmx bike with no drivetrain?
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revised Why ride a fixed-gear bike?
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comment Why ride a fixed-gear bike?
+1 and don't forget bicycle polo
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answered Why ride a fixed-gear bike?
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comment Why ride a fixed-gear bike?
you can also do a trackstand without a fixed gear, easiset if you can point your front tire uphill or resting against something like the white raised lines
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comment Deteriorating lycra
if it were UV, the shoulders or the butt panel would deteriorate before the thigh panels.
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revised Will a bicycle trailer damage my (steel) bicycle?
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revised Is a “run-bike” equivalent to a bmx bike with no drivetrain?
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answered How fast do you need to be going to get an effective slipstream on a bike?
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revised What should one eat while cycling?
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comment Is there a All-In-One Bike that I can use for several types of riding?
@domsterr I would say that a racing bike is limited to fireroad-ish type trails, but a is cyclocross bike is pretty much just as versatile as a 29"MTB with no shocks. I would say that the is shocks are a much greater limitation when going off road than wheels, given strong enough wheels and a some care.