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What is the proper etiquette for overtaking a horse?
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Passing a horse, mounted or otherwise, should be done so: very slowly as quiet as possible. If you have a loud freehub, pedal slowly -- do your best not to coast. with as much space & ...

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Is standing up and pedaling on multi-gear bicycles a bad idea
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I agree with Hicks sentiment that the crank "giving" is more likely due to worn parts or misalignment. The crank would have to flex a lot to actually be responsible for ghost shifting, which would ...

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Protocol for slipstreaming another cyclist?
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It might be interesting to ride closely behind someone whose speed matches mine, but what's the protocol for doing this, apart from road safety concerns? In my experience, if you can keep up then you ...

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Does an SPD-SL AND SPD compatible pedal/shoe exist?
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Does an SPD/SPD-SL pedal exist? No, the cleat and retention is mutually exclusive. SPD is a two screw setup, while SPD-SL is a three screw setup... Does an SPD/SPD-SL shoe exist? Yes - these exist. ...

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En masse bicycle commuting
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Do you find that higher volumes of commuters mean a worst commute for you personally? It's not bad if you ride smart: Look 20+ meters ahead, to see possible choke points Know how capable you are to ...

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Why did the bike shop put grease on my seatpost?
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Depends: Frame and post material matters. With metal, bonding or rust can occur Carbon posts can need the friction because they tend to be a smoother material There can be imperfections that are too ...

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Looking for a cycling jacket for Fall/Spring
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I picked up the Derecho - the reflective material is awesome, but I ride hard/am a sweater cuz the inside is always wet (15 KM commute, round trip). Been working with the cuffs & vents to no end.....

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How to clean up at work after a commute?
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My work has showers, so I pack a fast-dry/ultralight towel (brand is MSR). Think about getting two towels, because the towel doesn't get any real time to dry while at work so I alternate each day. ...

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Avoiding being wiped out after work commute?
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I would drink more gatorade or other electrolyte-replenishing drinks, but I'm not sure where or how to buy them cheap and in bulk so the cost doesn't add up too much. I've been using Nuun tablets - ...

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What needs to be considered when building a winter bike?
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I'd suggest a cyclocross (CX) frame over a mountain bike. CX frames have wider stays to take wider tires, and most have fender/pannier mounts. A CX frame can be lighter than a mountain frame, and ...

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Why Do I Need a Better/Lighter Road Bicycle to Train For 'Fitness'?
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People definitely noticed when I'd pass them on climbs I could muscle over, but longer, drawn-out climbs demonstrated that high cadence (80+) is a better approach for the workout. The higher cadence ...

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