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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.


Jun
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Understanding MTB Pedals
Jun
23
comment What type of tires have tubes inside?
Since your tires have no adhesive, you aren't using tubulars. Your bike uses a fairly basic 700c clincher tire, with an inner tube.
Jun
23
comment What type of tires have tubes inside?
@Jm2: Speaking as someone who's been riding the Tufo C Elite Jet tubular clincher for almost 2 years now, I'd fairly strongly disagree with that evaluation. I am curious why you make it though.
Jun
23
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Pros/Cons of Bar-Ends?
Jun
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Map during touring?
Jun
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on If I attached a “pointy” pool noodle to my bike, would it make me safer even from sadistic drivers?
Jun
21
comment rebuild shimano wheel
@PeteH: Prowheelbuilder.com will sell you spokes per piece. Most shops can't, because we are forced to buy the box of 100, and it is unlikely to be needed again, soon enough to make the cost worth the buy. Thats exactly what I meant the shop was choosing not to stock them.
Jun
21
comment Does anyone make a split seat clamp?
Your problem with tightening is likely more related to needing to compress the seat tube and the top tube, which is welded in a position to brace the seat tube, and thus is preventing much compression, I think.
Jun
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Does anyone make a split seat clamp?
Jun
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on garmin tag wiki excerpt
Jun
21
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Are there any cyclocross/road bike rims that I could buy that will fit on my Cannondale F600 mountain bike?
Jun
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on rebuild shimano wheel
Jun
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is there difference in quality for disc brake rotors?
Jun
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Grip for Shimano Nexus hub gear shifter
Jun
21
comment rebuild shimano wheel
Unfortunately, handbuilding a wheel is usually only cost effective for really good (and therefore expensive) wheels, or when you need something specific or unique. Or if you do the work yourself.
Jun
20
revised How to repair sticky Ultegra shifter
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Jun
20
answered How to repair sticky Ultegra shifter
Jun
19
comment rebuild shimano wheel
That may be true, for his shop. It is not true for any other shop i know of. DT Swiss, Mavic, Zipp, SRAM, Syncros, Xentis, Lightweight, and Profile Design all make replacement parts readily available. It is usually the shop choosing not to stock them, for (very legitimate) cost/benefit reasons.
Jun
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why are electric bikes so expensive?
Jun
18
answered rebuild shimano wheel