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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.


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
Apr
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
15
awarded  mountain-bike
Mar
23
comment Puncture resistant tires
They are heavy, and while they work well in the short term, they dry out and get brittle over time. Eventually, after around six months, they will get sharp enough to cause you flats.
Mar
21
awarded  Yearling
Mar
19
reviewed Approve preventative-maintenance tag wiki
Mar
12
awarded  Caucus
Mar
12
awarded  Constituent
Mar
12
awarded  Revival
Mar
11
awarded  Nice Answer