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Dec
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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.
Dec
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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.
Nov
30
comment When are studded tires necessary?
+1 especially for the trick of keeping an extra front wheel handy
Nov
30
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.
Nov
30
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.
Nov
30
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
Nov
30
revised How deep does snow have to be before it becomes unrideable?
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Nov
30
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.
Nov
30
answered Looking for orange tyres
Nov
30
answered Is pollution a problem in urban cycling?
Nov
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Nov
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comment Is pollution a problem in urban cycling?
I wish I didn't have to do this but -1 for giving a misleading answer: among the conclusions from the Zuurbier et al study that you posted concluded: "we calculated that the inhaled air pollution doses were highest for cyclists."
Nov
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revised What should one eat while cycling?
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Nov
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answered What should one eat while cycling?
Nov
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asked When are studded tires necessary?
Nov
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revised How deep does snow have to be before it becomes unrideable?
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Nov
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answered What is the stopping force of your average road bike?
Nov
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comment What is the stopping force of your average road bike?
it is easier to write out the answer in on the physics site since it supports LaTeX, but you should be prepared to provide more details.
Nov
30
comment What is the stopping force of your average road bike?
here or on the physics site, it would help if you could provide some estimate of the speed at time=0 and either how much time it takes to stop or how far it takes to stop.
Nov
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