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Apr
11
comment Do Kevlar Belts really offer puncture protection?
Also see: What type of tires can prevent goatheads?.
Mar
10
awarded  Constituent
Mar
8
comment My lock was rusty and key snapped while trying to unlock bike so now its permanently locked
You'll probably need to open the lock by force. Please edit your question to indicate the type (ideally the model) of the lock.
Mar
3
awarded  Caucus
Feb
8
awarded  Yearling
Jan
22
comment Anti-puncture options
Also, you should always pack a spare inner tube. That way, you can quickly fix the flat by changing the tube. Then you can later patch the puncture at your leisure in dry conditions and use the repaired tube as the new spare.
Jan
22
comment Anti-puncture options
Also see: What type of tires can prevent goatheads? for puncture-resistant tires.
Dec
31
comment Periodic Maintenance Task for Bike Commuters
@Batman: Yes, and so is a complete tear down. I've used bikes for years without ever tearing them down completely. Also, on modern bikes most bearings are not serviceable anyway (unlike old bearings, where this made sense).
Dec
31
comment Periodic Maintenance Task for Bike Commuters
Related question: Practical cleaning routine for a commuter bike
Sep
26
answered Which public transport networks allow you to transport a bike?
Sep
18
comment What accessories do I have to add to my bike so that I may commute during rainy weather?
IMHO a seat cover only makes sense if the seat can absorb water (leather, cloth). For seats with a plastic surface, you can just wipe off the water, which is much easier than always putting on and taking off a cover. For leather, however, a cover is essential, as otherwise the leather will suffer.
Sep
11
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Sep
1
comment Looking for a commuter bike, What should I look for?
Possible duplicate: What bike+equipment for a long daily urban commute?
Aug
12
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
16
comment What cleaner and oil should I use on my bike chain
Looks like a duplicate of What to use to clean your chain (and cogs)?
Mar
16
answered How do I estimate how long it will take me to ride my commute?
Feb
8
awarded  Yearling
Oct
11
answered Good backpack for carrying groceries
Sep
21
awarded  Custodian
Jul
2
comment What to use to clean your chain (and cogs)?
@Benzo: I did not want to imply you should not clean the chain at all - I just wrote that you should only wipe it off from the outside, and not bathe it in solvent. So there's no contradiction :-).