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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.


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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Are tubular tires still used today?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are the benefits of 700c23 tires?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Hydraulic brake cable invisible leak. Possible?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Modifying a bike for winter (on a budget)
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comment How do I bring an old bike up to speed?
@sistyfootersdude: You are welcome to disagree. There are obvious benefits to restoring an older bike, most of which are educational. If the point is to have a decent, well functioning bike for the least cost available, though, replacing the bike is still the way to go. Not least because you rarely see all the problems up front on a rebuild, and thus have no real idea of what the final cost will be until it is done. If he wants to update the gears and rakes alone, as he suggested, that will cost more then th finished bike will be worth, unless it is solely for educational purposes.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on reliability tag wiki excerpt
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Reusing SRAM 10 Speed PowerLock?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Alternative options for Trek FX 7.1 brakes
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Smartphone mounted on handlebar: Will vibrations during cycling damage it?
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comment How do on-road mountain bike speeds translate to road bike speeds?
@Kevin, yeah, I use it a lot. I kind of disagree that gearing is not a limiting factor, though. Even if you are not in your top gear all the time, the gearing is radically different throughout the range. I am including wheel size and tire dimension in the drivetrain and gearing. Obviously, fitness and rolling resistance, and bike weight and many other things play a part, but gearing is the largest mechanical differential between mountain and road bikes.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to inflate a tire with a Presta valve?
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