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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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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.
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reviewed Approve preventative-maintenance tag wiki
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answered Sheldon Brown's writing?
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answered Can it fit the rim i have?
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reviewed Approve travelling tag wiki
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reviewed Approve travelling tag wiki excerpt
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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'm not going to argue with you. If you know bikes, you know this is unsafe. If you don't, then you can say whatever you like. I will not respond to you further.
Feb
27
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
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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
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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
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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.
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