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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.
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comment Is there a All-In-One Bike that I can use for several types of riding?
+1 yep - the spare wheels are key.
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comment Is there a All-In-One Bike that I can use for several types of riding?
exactly - if there were an all in one bike, there would be no excuse to maintain such a diverse collection of machines.
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comment When are studded tires necessary?
+1 especially for the trick of keeping an extra front wheel handy
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comment How do I get my brakes to stop squealing
why do you say oil is the major cause? almost all breaks that squeal can be fixed by toeing in except in the less common cases when sanding is required (this may be partly related to oily crud) or the brake/rim combo is bad.
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comment What are the advantages and disadvantages of turbo trainers and rollers?
almost any model can be connected to one by looping the 'drive belt' rubber band around theunused side of a roller. Kreitler killer headwind is one classic alternative that is not available for a trainer.
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comment How deep does snow have to be before it becomes unrideable?
@sixtyfootersdude (+1) I gave some justification based on experience but I don't know the mechanical / physical rationale; maybe this could be a separate question, perhaps on the physics site
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revised How deep does snow have to be before it becomes unrideable?
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comment Looking for orange tyres
if you just want stripes on the side, either ride through some fresh asphalt or hold a black marker to the tire while riding.