Gabriel
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Why are brake levers still bent in form to accomodate more than one finger?
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A question that starts with "why" will often be hard to answer objectively, but I'd simply say that: about length: making brake levers too small will make actually catching them in an emergency more ...

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E-Bikes - Is it bad for the bike to run out of battery?
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Most rechargeable batteries have a certain voltage threshold below which they will get permanently damaged. Li-ion cells should never drop below 3.0V (slightly higher at 3.2V for LiPo). Smart ...

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Identify a 70's road frameset
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My first clue was from the serial number which started with a J. The French derailleur also pointed me to this direction: I took a guess and searched for pictures of Jeunet frames. Then, browsing a ...

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Identify bike manufacturer using the number 1857 and is made in England
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I might have traced back some info on it: This forum talks of Healing track bikes and one user mentions the underside of his BB is marked G.R. 23 and England, with serial number marked upside down on ...

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Remove old non-indexed levers for gear changing to make "fixed" speed bike?
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The really quick and dirty method (after removing the shift levers) would be to use a vise-grip plier and pinch the cable at the required position while it's routed through a cable brazing on the ...

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Clipless pedals (safety release)
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Clipless pedals are very safe if the cleats are properly installed. If not, they might become loose and then you will have much trouble getting your feet to detach from the pedals. If you are ...

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Faster with lower center of gravity?
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Not like I see it. I remember reading on wind tunnel results in the 90's that concluded being narrow is more important than being low. COG doesn't have an effect on speed as the real problem is wind ...

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Can't remove 6mm hex pedal
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The heat could potentially alter the tempering of the alloy, but I'm not sure it's going to be catastrophic. As for the pedal, have you tried extending your leverage with a breaker bar of some kind? ...

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Does toddler need a helmet inside a bicycle trailer?
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If I had a child in a trailer, I would put a helmet on them. Not as much needed as in a child seat, but still an added security factor. The kid could bash their head on the struture in a sudden ...

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Are recumbents more fatal in an accident than a regular bicycle?
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While I know of no accident statistics that differentiate between types of bikes, I would argue that riding a recumbent is probably less likely to cause severe head injuries as the rider won't ...

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Broken fork and front wheel after head-on crash, need to replace headset?
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A headset isn't that expensive but why not try a new fork and wheel in the existing one? Nothing to lose really. The only thing you might damage is the bearing race on the fork when you set it. And if ...

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Are 23mm tires on a 25mm rim (21 mm internal width) safe?
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Sheldon Brown's website has a nice table with a general rule applied to safely using different tire widths VS rim width. It's towards the bottom of the page in a section called Width Considerations. ...

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