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I live in the southern most part of Nashville, TN (quite hilly with a major hill between my community and the rest of Nashville). I ran into @Blam's point exactly and have been considering investigating this new technology. http://senseable.mit.edu/copenhagenwheel/index.html The weight is the lowest comparable to other options (battery variable). TOP SPEED ...
Why should you prioritize top tube length over stand over? Because top tube length affects fit and stand over does not affect fit. When you are riding the bike stand over does not affect fit. My CX only has 1" of stand over. A big triangle is good for stiffness and shoulder carry. A tall top tube means faster transition to shoulder carry. I don't get ...
I bike year round in Minnesota where it is often below 0 Fahrenheit (-18 Celsius). A balaclava is a must. Use Shea butter on your nose. If it is very sunny, you can get sunburned. If you are a male, don't shave so much. Wear goggles or safety glasses to protect your eyes from the cold wind. By the way, I consider 0 degrees Celsius quite warm.
Overinflation blowout is a possibility; I had that happen with Schwalbe Marathons, don't recall the exact PSI but it was the tire's rated max. Try 10 under the max; if that does okay, then maybe push it a little further.
OK if the tire was blown off the rim then I highly suspect that is the whole story. When the tube leaks out the because tire bead has come out the tube will burst and you will see a slit. A tube outside a tire cannot take much pressure. Most likely when you went from 60 to 85 psi it was enough pressure to push the tire off the rim (bead). I have ...
Find what caused the flats. Take the tube out, keep it relative to the tire and find out where the hole is. Search that area of the tire or rim to find the offending object or hole. There are a great many possibilities, your rim strips could have gone bad and rotted away, leaving your nipples or spokes exposed. One of your spokes could be over tightened ...
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