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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.


Feb
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comment Can Garmin Edge 500/510 and 800/810 be charged while riding?
If plugged into a PC, it switches to disk mode, and will not function as a bike computer or GPS. If plugged in to a wall outlet, it will function just fine.
Feb
27
comment What is the name of the part, often seen on BMX bicycles, that allows an additional rider on the back the bike?
@Erik, I have been working in bike shops as a mechanic since 1992 to current. Most of our bikes in the shop, as of today are 14mm axles, at least on the rear. The front is more of a choice. The front axle isn't 10mm, it's 3/8" or 9.5mm. And the material properties of cro-moly and high carbon steel haven't changed, but thanks for your condescension.
Feb
26
comment Better 7-speed chain for Trek Allant?
While I appreciate Mr. Brown's take on many things, I'll stick with what Shimano says. Since they design and build the chains.
Feb
26
comment What is the name of the part, often seen on BMX bicycles, that allows an additional rider on the back the bike?
@Erik, yes, I have. I've also seen a number of axles which break for those reasons, also. Pros get paid to ride, and can afford to break both their bikes and there bodies. This is a primary reason why many axles were upgraded to 14mm from 9.5mm, back in about 1995.
Feb
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awarded  chain
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Oct
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Are tubular tires still used today?
Oct
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are the benefits of 700c23 tires?
Oct
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Hydraulic brake cable invisible leak. Possible?
Oct
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Modifying a bike for winter (on a budget)
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Oct
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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.
Oct
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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 reliability tag wiki