AnT
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Why do freehub and cassette have only one position that matches?
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If you consider the cassette as a whole, it doesn't really matter how it is installed on the freehub. What matters is each individual cog is aligned with relation to other individual cogs. Why it is ...

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Is standing up and pedaling on multi-gear bicycles a bad idea
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Pedaling in standing position usually serves at least two primary purposes: To compensate for a shifting error. I.e. if one forgets to downshift before an incline, one can try to power oneself out of ...

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Is it normal for the chain to slip in an 'extreme' gear?
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There's nothing wrong with crosschaining with the modern drivetrains, despite what you might read in the comments. In fact, many modern drivetrains are specifically designed to help you to crosschain (...

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What causes chain suck?
3 votes

There's no definitive answer about the root causes of chain suck. Or, more precisely, the definitive answer is probably the one that says "there is more than one contributing factor". The two obvious ...

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How do you shift your weight when leaning on a turn?
8 votes

Your question is based on an incorrect assumption about how a bicycle makes turns. You say "...move my bottom to the left and this is sufficient to tilt the bicycle to the left." Unfortunately, what ...

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shaving your legs, arms, or both?
2 votes

That's quite strange thing to "understand". There's absolutely no bicycle-specific requirements to shave anything. Most people involved with sports (any sports) will do some shaving from time to ...

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Why does my floor pump only fill a presta valve tire after a pop sound?
2 votes

That's just how it works with Presta valves. When you attach the pump head to the valve, it does not open the valve mechanically. The valve remains closed. In order to open the valve you have to start ...

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What does a flashing yellow arrow traffic signal mean?
1 votes

As always, it might differ from state to state, but at least in CA the meaning of flashing yellow has been established for a long while already: flashing yellow is equivalent to "yield" sign, just ...

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Are the numbers on a shifter standardised?
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9 votes

No. The full gearing ratio of the bike (from your foot to the tire contact patch) is determined by four factors: the crank length, the chainring diameter, the cog diameter and the wheel diameter. ...

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