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comment Smartphone mounted on handlebar: Will vibrations during cycling damage it?
I'm a dreadful Strava junkie so I've always got it on my bars as my bike computer / speedo. Stops me leaving my phone behind, which was a regular occurrence before.
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comment Smartphone mounted on handlebar: Will vibrations during cycling damage it?
good point @BentSpokeCycleRepair. Since I wrote this I've moved to another phone, but still have a home-made holder, and no damage to the phone despite regular commuting and the occasional spot of MTB-ing.
Dec
14
comment Bike Lights: Helmet Mounted or Handlebar Mounted
@chrisH I'm not sure about where you live, but in Australia buses always have the right of way when pulling out from a bus stop. When you see them indicating you're supposed to stop and let them out into the lane.
Dec
2
comment Bicycling apps for Android
One thing that's annoying with Strava is that even with a premium account the app doesn't let you see segments in real time. I used cliiiimb on my iPhone which had this function, but I can't seem to find an Android equivalent.
Nov
13
comment Should I be able to peel off a glued tire patch?
I bet you also use the old tube when replace a tire. Too right I do! I'm not allergic to money like some cyclists seem to be.
Nov
12
comment How can I gauge what angle I can safely ride at on a downhill curve?
note that tread on your tyres doesn't make them less slippery, unless you're riding in mud. Tread is for dirt and to prevent aquaplaning which isn't a big deal with skinny tyres.
Nov
12
comment Fettling issues - slow shifting rear gears while riding
"Fettling"…? Doesn't that mean laying railway tracks?
Nov
12
comment Should I be able to peel off a glued tire patch?
@Frisbee, can I have your old tubes if you chuck them after one puncture? If you do it right a patched tube is as good as a new one.
Oct
16
comment Spokes both too long and too short on same side of wheel
@henry nah, I can't possibly imagine any…
Oct
11
comment What muscles am I using when wheeling?
No, I worship Jens Voigt.
Oct
9
comment What muscles am I using when wheeling?
Wow. Of all the things in the world YHWH could have intervened in, he chose to give you Wheelie Powers. Hey next time could you pray for world peace or an end to hunger while you're at it? Since He's obviously listening to you…
Oct
7
comment Spokes both too long and too short on same side of wheel
"…possibly beer and spoke calculation are a poor mix…" Who knew?
Oct
7
comment What muscles am I using when wheeling?
To which deity did you pray? Is there a special supernatural being for wheelies, or can you get awesome wheelie power from a generic big brand god or godess?
Oct
7
comment Replace rim because of 4 broken spokes?
One thing that is worth knowing is that spokes commonly break because they're under tensioned, rather than over tensioned. Under tensioned spokes flex, which causes metal fatigue.
Oct
7
comment If I can't find the hole causing a flat tire, do I need to replace the tube?
You must have fat tyres if you need a swimming pool. A bucket usually does for me.
Oct
7
comment What causes a tube to become deflated on its own?
I don't know about 48 hours. I have 120psi tyres and only need to pump them every month or so, even though they get ridden every day, and the tubes are old and full of patches. But maybe if that's true if you spend big bucks on lightweight tubes.
Sep
13
comment What is a good replacement for a cable end cap?
I used to do that too. But then I paid like $2 on ebay for a bag of a couple of hundred end caps, so I'm pretty much sorted for life now.
Sep
1
comment Smartphone mounted on handlebar: Will vibrations during cycling damage it?
I've now graduated to a swank new holder I made out of perspex (with a clear plastic and gaffer tape cover I can put on it when it rains)
Jan
19
comment Why aren't Tour de France riders going any faster?
@tdc "How did they go so blinking fast in 1960!?" Drugs, and lots of 'em of course.
Sep
28
comment My Gears Are not Shifting Well
Of course. Amended my answer.