GuyZee
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Looking for Techniques for Riding Uphill on a Single Speed
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I ride both SS/FG and approach climbing hills much of the same way I would if I were on a geared bike with one very big exception...MOMENTUM. When on a heavily geared SS/FG I gain as much speed as ...

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How to prepare oneself for riding in the snow?
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Studded tires are a must on ice. They are expensive, but well worth it! A couple of points to consider that have not been mentioned: Footwear: Winter specific riding shoes or boots. For mountain ...

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Carbon bikes make me nervous. Can you ease the tension?
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Watch the Tour de France...you'd be hard pressed to find a bike that is not carbon. Yes pros do get multiple steeds, but remember riding is their full time job. When was the last time one of us put 30-...

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How to store bicycles outside during winter
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Here a few other considerations: Make sure bike is 100% dry Yes oil chain and all other gears, bearings etc... If bike is steel, oil or repaint any exposed metal If bike steel, add nice layer of car ...

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Bike Size to Human Size Conversion Chart
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IMO single most important factor of cycling joy is FIT! This is a great tool and worth the effort: http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za/CCY?PAGE=FIT_CALCULATOR_INTRO I have used it myself and ...

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What is the biggest component difference between a cheap road bike and an expensive road bike?
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After the frame, wheels are the second most important element of a bicycle. Wheels are also the second most expensive and at times even more expensive than the actual frame. In terms of advice on ...

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of riding a smaller Mountain Bike frame?
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Both Neil & Ttarchala are spot on. The one additional comment or perspective that should be considered is with a smaller cockpit your body may not be stretched out enough and for me the impact of ...

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What can bald guys do to prevent helmet sunburns?
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Another Baldy Here! Seems like the answers cover the range of options. I typically go with "headsweats" type options with wicking fabrics and buy em only when they are on sale. On a day where I do ...

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Real measurable benefit to ceramic bearings?
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I have ridden ceramic BB bearings. This is my one and only experience. They seemed to take a couple rides to break-in which definitely seemed odd. One of my training partners noticed the same thing, ...

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Why recover with carbohydrates, instead of with protein?
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Actually your recovery should start on the bike. What I mean by that is the primary fuel used is carbohydrates and you should be re-fueling throughout the ride even at the end of the ride. ...

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Bike Polish for Carbon Frames
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Not sure about filling in hairlines, but I have used Pledge and have been very happy with the results!

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Aero Wheels, Velocity Wheels. Does it really matter?
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Here's the skinny from my perspective. Two factors: weight & aerodynamics Carbon wheels are super lightweight which requires less power to spin. Taller(Deep Profile) rims are more aerodynamic, ...

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What benefits does a tapered head tube afford?
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I have ridden both versions of head tubes/steerer tubes - tapered/non-tapered and it is my experience that the tapered version provides much more stability and with frame weights what they are today, ...

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Can chain-slap cause damage to a chainstay that is beyond superficial?
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YES! I have had frame damage occur, but it was not from chain slap alone! As Daniel mentioned, it was on a steel steed, that led to corrosion. In fact it was on the very first bike in which I was ...

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Removing lubricant from the rear brake and rim?
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My recommendation is to use a rag and de-greaser like Simple Green. Apply the solution to your rag, wet pads let the liquid do its thing and wipe clean/dry. If that does not work, repeat. If after ...

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What make/brand is this bike marked "Challenger" and "Resistance"?
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Based on this picture, it looks like it was most likely purchased at a department store. I am not sure how knowing the brand will help you decide whether or not you will get a new bike. IMO the main ...

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What is the recommended procedure for adjusting the fit of my bike?
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I concur with M. Werner & previously used this answer (someone down voted :-O) for similar question: IMO single most important factor of cycling joy is FIT! This is a great tool and worth the ...

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Wheel rigidity, is it noticeable and should I care about it?
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This question is akin to, "I have a Chevy and a buddy of mine went into a BMW dealership..." If you are happy in the Chevy, do not test drive the BMW! Once you do, you will likely notice all sorts of ...

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How should I approach hills?
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An answer I had posted previously: I ride both SS/FG and approach climbing hills much of the same way I would if I were on a geared bike with one very big exception...MOMENTUM. When on a heavily ...

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Train cycling legs for a long walking trek
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Andrew, without knowing how much time you have to train before the trek, I cannot provide an answer to that portion of the question. Time between trek and ride is 4 days...much of this has to be ...

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Multi hour ride nutrition
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I agree with both answers thus far, but fact is to meet your nutritional needs for any ride close to this distance you need to start preparing three days out! Experience is the best teacher and it is ...

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Frequent flats with Michelin Pro3's
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My experience is similar, thus I am currently testing two other brands. I did move from the Michelins to Conti's Grand Prix 4000 S which have a fantastic feel and handle superbly, but did not last or ...

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I am about to buy a new bicycle - what should I check before I do so?
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As others suggest the main question is road vs. trail, thus I am introducing the idea of a cyclocross bike...there many advantages and trade offs, but it something worth investigating. It may get you ...

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Why does my back tyre wear so much more quickly than the front?
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Thus, consistent tire rotation is key to tire longevity.

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