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Cycling to work - 30 mile return

Even with an e-bike going to 150 miles a week is a big jump. Likely you just need to have a few rest days to allow your body to adapt and recover. 3 weeks is the range in where you start run into ...
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Cycling to work - 30 mile return

I moved house in August, and have had a 26 km commute so roughly similar. Mine's got 50 metres drop on the way to work, so mostly flat. In my experience, you're in the distance where comfort becomes ...
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Rear cassette replace 11-30 with 11-32, or 11-28?

If the OP's bike has a short cage Shimano rear derailleur, then officially, the maximum cog size is 30t. Going down to 28t is definitely fine, but going over 30t is not technically OK. Shimano's ...
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Rear cassette replace 11-30 with 11-32, or 11-28?

Going down to 11-28 should be fine. Going up to 11-32 will probably be fine. If it were my bike, I would just give it a try and hope for the best, but I tend to be a little cavalier about the ...
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Cycling to work - 30 mile return

Bike fit is an important factor in comfort on the bike and it is likely that you need to change some things about your bike to make it more comfortable. Is the saddle the right size? Is the saddle in ...
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Replacement fork has forked up my bike

The new fork has a greater rake ... but the handling of the bike is now really unsteady and twitchy. The greater rake reduced the trail. The trail the distance between where the pivot axis of the ...
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Cycling to work - 30 mile return

However, after nearly 500miles saddle time I’m experiencing A) some quite uncomfortable saddle pains & really sore / numb thighs / legs. I also feel quite tired at points during the day & in ...
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Does a 3x to 1x conversion make sense for this bike?

Cost wise it is probably not a great investment to change the front of the drive train. At some point it becomes a better value proposition to sell the bike and use those funds, plus what it would ...
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Cycling to work - 30 mile return

A bit late to the party, but I feel that saddle fit isn't quite being covered as well as I think it needs to be. I used to have numbness problems, and while a lot of fitters talked about posture ...
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Does Cycling Cause Erectile Dysfunction and Sterility

I'm confused by the diametrically opposite views. My answer will attempt to explain why you may see "diametrically opposed" views on these types of subjects. For a summary of evidence on ED and ...
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Cycling to work - 30 mile return

When I started a daily commute of 10 miles each way on a hybrid I found similar things that weren't revealed doing it 3 days a week. One thing that definitely helped was a protein snack (I found ...
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Bike trailer/grocery buggy combo

I use a trailer that was for moving one or two small children. As such it came with a third front wheel, and the drawbar folds underneath. Not mine, but similar design. So you could ride to the ...
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Does a 3x to 1x conversion make sense for this bike?

What I'd do, on a budget, is lock the front mech in the middle ring, disconnect the cable, and fit the widest range 7-speed cassette I could find online (11-32 or 12-34 is common, 11-34 available, 11-...
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Does a 3x to 1x conversion make sense for this bike?

A 7 speed cassette is a rare thing now days. I use them on my wet-day road bike and no bike shop stocks them. Check its not a 7 speed freewheel instead of a cassette. A 6, 7, and an 8 speed ...
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Cycling to work - 30 mile return

Right now I commute ~ 20 miles each way 3-5 days a week (alternate destinations and occasional train days put me at around 160 - 170 most weeks). That distance is a year into my commuting journey; I ...
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Cycling to work - 30 mile return

From personal experience, finding the right saddle is a tough nut to crack. I have found it, and I am carrying it along on the bikes I am using: I am now at the third bike in 5 years, and the saddle ...
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Cycling to work - 30 mile return

I too am a ebiker, a 70 year old one suffering from the same bodily uncomfortable saddle syndrome. Rather than blaming the saddle and after unsuccessfully looking around for a more comfortable one, I ...
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Cycling to work - 30 mile return

For that length of commute, especially amount of time in the saddle, I would say that an electric road bike would be more appropriate for the following reasons: More comfortable, due to a variety of ...
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