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25 votes
4 answers
7k views

Why do racers follow the leader in a curve rather than take the shortest path?

20 votes
5 answers
3k views

How should an adult lead a group of child cyclists?

19 votes
11 answers
5k views

What are the counter-intuitive surprises an amateur bike mechanic encounters, after pedals and cables?

16 votes
7 answers
5k views

Do I really need to pamper myself with a stand?

15 votes
5 answers
3k views

What is a good fabric to protect forearms in 30+°C weather on long rides (in lieu of reapplying high-SPF creams)?

14 votes
7 answers
3k views

Are there gadgets that will protect a fork sitting on the ground while the front wheel is removed?

12 votes
4 answers
1k views

Is there an established system (intervals, total intake) for fueling over longer rides to avoid a drop in performance?

12 votes
3 answers
873 views

Why do base kilometers help with time trials?

11 votes
5 answers
4k views

How can I make road-bike rims survive tree roots on trails?

11 votes
3 answers
5k views

Is adjusting the angle of a drop handlebar a viable way to reduce wrist pain?

11 votes
4 answers
1k views

Is a spoke tensiometer useful for determining that a wheel is on its way to becoming out-of-true?

11 votes
11 answers
4k views

Why might I want to buy MTB clothing, rather than use road cycling kit that anyway seems exactly suitable for both sports?

10 votes
4 answers
1k views

Are brifters meant to spin/slide on impact, by the choice of a low attachment-bolt torque?

10 votes
7 answers
3k views

How useful is a caliper for a home-based bike workshop?

10 votes
3 answers
3k views

How much grease should I use to pack hubs?

10 votes
7 answers
13k views

How tight should cycling shoes be?

9 votes
2 answers
6k views

Where do you discard chain cleaning solvents/degreasers?

9 votes
6 answers
4k views

Why bother maintaining a road bike for summer and a mountain bike for winter rather than two complete sets of wheels (as with cars) on a cyclocross?

9 votes
2 answers
488 views

Can time-till-rest be used as a hub-regrease-and-repack flag?

8 votes
2 answers
2k views

What makes a stem a "mountain bike stem" and why might it not be suitable for (or clamp properly on) a road bike?

8 votes
1 answer
1k views

Cycling jargon: "relaxed geometry", "slack geometry", and "aggressive geometry"

8 votes
1 answer
932 views

Do tubeless sealants remain a highly viscous liquid or do they form a thin rubber film?

7 votes
7 answers
2k views

Does it ever make sense to use clipless pedals with studded tyres?

7 votes
9 answers
5k views

What's the point of double-sided SPD pedals if SPD pedals with platform are more convenient and lighter?

7 votes
1 answer
538 views

Why will some chainrings fit 7s-12s while others are meant for just 10s?

7 votes
5 answers
3k views

Can I get a bright rear light using AA batteries, or is there a compelling reason why nonreplaceable batteries are so widespread?

7 votes
7 answers
7k views

Is a powered car tire inflator suitable for road bike tire inflation?

7 votes
2 answers
763 views

Two locknuts and a washer (want to be sorted out)

7 votes
5 answers
2k views

Sub-zero cycling water bottles that fit regular cages

7 votes
3 answers
1k views

What stops the axle from rotating against the inner part of the ball bearings in through-axle systems?

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