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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
20
comment When truing a wheel, is it enough to only use a tension meter, and not a truing stand?
Add to this that a basic truing stand is usually cheaper than a decent tensiometer. I think that there is something missing in the premise here.
Feb
18
comment When registering keys, which number is the Kryptonite key#?
@Caitlin joan leavitt: Your answer has been converted to a comment, as it does not answer the question. Please refrain form using the answer forms for conversational purposes.
Feb
18
comment Determining front & rear derailleur compatibility
They still claim a 2:1 pull ratio. However, as I said previously, I don't know the exact reason for why they say that 9 speed and 10 speed MTB are incompatible on the derailleur side. Only that they do say so. And the same with 11 speed and 10 speed MTB. Although, as yet, that is still very uncommon in the real world.
Feb
16
comment Determining front & rear derailleur compatibility
Actually, this answer is out of date. There is conflicting information regarding 10 speed MTB derailleurs backwards compatibility with 9 speed. Shimano says no way, although they don't really specify the reason. It apparently has something to do with the shape of the curve the derailleur cage takes as it climbs through to the larger cogs. Some users say it still works, but I tend to stick with what they who designed it tells me. :)
Feb
10
accepted Exact dimensions for Wheelsmith Rim Rods?
Feb
9
reviewed Leave Open New bike advice - Singlespeed/fixed, mountain, or road
Feb
9
revised Special hub requirements for an 11-speed group
added 149 characters in body
Feb
5
comment Is reversing the stem (pointing it backwards) a safe way to reduce reach length?
@bdsl - Yes, I have ridden bikes set up in this manner. I don't recommend it. The leverage for the steering is wrong. It reacts in a twitchy and unstable manner. As I said already. There really isn't anything else to say. You are welcome to try it yourself, or to take my word. No skin off my back either way.
Jan
18
awarded  Custodian
Jan
18
reviewed Close Which sites in the UK are available for selling older / vintage bike components?
Jan
18
reviewed Leave Open Best bike with foot brake
Jan
18
reviewed Close No non-sus 29er mtbs?
Jan
18
reviewed Close I am hauling my bike a couple of thousand miles
Jan
18
reviewed Reviewed Why is there a stitched hole in the back pocket of my new jersey?
Jan
18
reviewed No Action Needed Is it safe to ride a racing road bike in very wet weather?
Jan
17
answered Can't remove lockring
Jan
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
22
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
20
comment How do on-road mountain bike speeds translate to road bike speeds?
Yes. Wattage = Power = Work = Effort.