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I'm a self-teaching geek. teaching because that process is far from over. I don't know a ton, but what I know, I'll share, and I won't answer a question if I'm not confident I'm correct.


Jun
18
reviewed No Action Needed BMX stem slipping; how to stop?
Jun
6
comment Carbon bikes make me nervous. Can you ease the tension?
@Vorac: That is not accurate. They have a limited 2 year warranty on the Session (carbon) model frames and swing arms. All of their other carbon frames have a lifetime warranty. As to why, you'd need to ask Trek. But I suspect it has something to do with the way the Session is ridden. Being a freeride/DH machine, it's use is far outside "normal". By the way, the Aluminum Session listed has a 3 year warranty, not lifetime.
May
26
reviewed Approve helmets tag wiki
May
26
reviewed Approve suspension tag wiki
May
26
reviewed Approve suspension tag wiki excerpt
May
26
reviewed Approve helmets tag wiki excerpt
May
23
awarded  Nice Question
May
12
reviewed Approve Theft deterrents (in addition to locking up a bike)
May
11
reviewed Close Removing suspension from a bike
May
11
reviewed No Action Needed What road bike tire pressure is best for speed?
May
11
comment How much does non-ideal frame size matter?
...rider will tend to naturally reach farther than a less flexible rider, and will thus be more comfortable on a larger frame.
May
11
comment How much does non-ideal frame size matter?
As you noted, that is why a proper bike fit with a trained technician is important. :) For example, with my body (also 5'11"), a 56cm Scott or Specialized or Trek works well, but a 55cm Storck, a 55cm Bianchi, and a 52s Colnago C59 all fit pretty close to the same for me. Partly, that is a difference in how the bikes are measured, and also with the varying geometries used in their creation. Someone who is 5'11" with a long torso and shorter legs, may fit a 58cm better than a 56cm. Not on the "average" person, though. Even your flexibility can mean a change in frame size. A more flexible...
May
10
revised How much does non-ideal frame size matter?
added 6 characters in body
May
10
comment How much does non-ideal frame size matter?
This is a pretty good answer, although a 55/56cm frame for most people would fit closer to 5'11"-ish, and a 60cm frame closer 6'3"+, typically. Aside from that detail, which was already noted by @Batman as only an intuitive guess, +1
May
9
comment Clip-on to temporarily convert Look pedal to stand-on style?
As others have noted, the product actually looks like a good option, but the answer, as written, doesn't show that. Please edit your answer to show a bit more detail and encourage others to actually read it.:)
May
9
reviewed No Action Needed Deformed/uneven/bumpy wheel/tire/tube, how to diagnose or repair?
May
7
awarded  Custodian
May
7
awarded  Custodian
May
2
comment Why are 10 speed chains so expensive?
@Mac: Hypothesis does not, in fact, make a better factual answer than an assumption, since a hypothesis is only an assumption based on at best incomplete data used to BS a grant committee into funding the researcher's lifestyle while he does the research. :) It's the result of the research which would make a better factual answer.
Apr
16
awarded  Enlightened