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comment Can you use a 8 speed Shimano shifter with a 7 speed cassette?
Shimano still makes 8 spd integrated brake lever shifters. Claris line.
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answered How bad is cross chaining?
Aug
22
answered What's the difference between road bike disc brake wheels /cyclosross wheels?
Aug
22
reviewed Approve Huffy Cranbrook 26“ Ladies' Cruiser crank / pedal / chain ”pop" sound…?
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comment Is my stopping dangerous when Idaho Stop is de facto but not legal?
Unfortunately, I would say there are many cyclists in the Bay Area that go well beyond the Idaho Stop. Or else they have very strange ideas about how "yeild" signs actually work. I believe the Idaho stop is actually safer since you spend less time in the intersection, but only if you use good judgement.
Aug
21
comment Is my stopping dangerous when Idaho Stop is de facto but not legal?
Intersections are the most dangerous place when you're a cyclist. This should be in bold 40 pt font. Novice cyclists seem to worry most about cars overtaking, but by far and away most bike/car accidents are side impacts at intersections.
Aug
21
comment Is my stopping dangerous when Idaho Stop is de facto but not legal?
I was trying to think of why it would be dangerous wrt cars, not other cyclists.
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answered Is my stopping dangerous when Idaho Stop is de facto but not legal?
Aug
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comment Would Putting BMX Bike Brakes on my Road Bike be Ok?
The problem isn't the brakes, it's the tires. Ultimately you stop by the friction between the tire and the road. It doesn't matter what brake you put on the bike, it will be able to generate more braking force than the contact between the tire and the road will allow. If you want better braking, put on wider tires or take some of the air pressure out of your current tires.
Aug
19
comment Long Quill Stem?
I would avoid very short stems unless you absolutely have to. If you put the bars up higher, that effectively shortens the stem anyway. Short stems affect the handling of a bike quite a bit.
Aug
10
comment 46/30 from a 53/39
I use 36/53 which is 17t and with a chain watcher it works pretty well. An older campy shifter setup with more clicks in the front definitely helps.
Aug
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comment 46/30 from a 53/39
They aren't easy to find, but 94 bcd doubles are out there for the 30/46. IMHO, 30/46 makes a lot of sense for the non-racer in hilly terrain. Velo Orange makes one.
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revised Is my fork disc compatible?
Correct rim/hub and added reference to disk brake mounting standards.
Aug
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answered Can I install a double chainset on a bike that was originally designed for a triple chainset?
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comment How much speed can I buy
FWIW, a heavier bike will generally be faster downhill.
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reviewed Approve Always cycling in highest gear, why?