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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.


Jul
6
comment What is the carbon footprint of a new bike?
It was a joke. I mean, surely, a carbon frame has a major carbon price tag?
Jul
6
comment What is the carbon footprint of a new bike?
Is it carbon frame? That will add to it significantly?
Jul
6
answered What is the carbon footprint of a new bike?
Jul
6
comment How to measure calories burned?
Agreed that it a complex process, and that no system will be 100% accurate, even in a lab IMHO, but a power meter on the bike is a direct measurement of watts produced, and that give you a very consistent place to start the math that accounts for all of those differences in position better than any other consumer grade system. If you've seen the systems like the cyclefit trainer, or the spinscan trainer, you get a real feel for the way position affects power and consistency, along with caloric burn.
Jul
6
awarded  Suffrage
Jul
6
awarded  Vox Populi
Jul
6
comment Mountain bike tires for rocky, steep, dirt trails?
And how does one attract the attention of the person from whom you wish an answer, if you can't discuss it where it occurs?
Jul
6
comment Mountain bike tires for rocky, steep, dirt trails?
Except here is where the action took place, so here is where I questioned it. How about you answer it?
Jul
5
comment Mountain bike tires for rocky, steep, dirt trails?
@ChrisW: WHy would you edit the title to radically change the meaning of the question? Neil didn't choose to do so, and the OP had the option to follow Neil's advice or not. Is it accepted practice for you to do that? For the record, it would irritate me greatly if it was my question. My first instinct was to simply change it back, but that would be as bad as you doing it to begin with.
Jul
5
answered What's causing soreness in front upper thigh?
Jul
5
comment Can I use an inner tube that's too narrow for the tyre?
That sucks. But most people really only have the weekend to do what's important. And shopping online for small parts in particular will eventually deprive you of the resource you need when you most need it.
Jul
5
comment Can I use an inner tube that's too narrow for the tyre?
Why the down vote, Neil? Did you disagree with Stephen? I thought you were supposed to explain that kind of thing?
Jul
5
comment Can I use an inner tube that's too narrow for the tyre?
Because those same forty guys are the ones who always want right now service on their bikes when they need something, and expect that I will drop everything to make their "emergency" go away, but won't buy a tube from my shop if they can get in 10 cents cheaper somewhere else?
Jul
5
comment Can I use an inner tube that's too narrow for the tyre?
Let's see. Because the shops and mechanics who make sure your bike continues to function when it gets outside your skill level to repair need to survive to be there when you need them. Because I can almost see an argument for purchasing luxury and specialty items online, whether I agree with it or not, but when you take the absolute basics away from your local economy, you undermine the very thing that makes our economy function? Because I know maybe one out of a hundred guys who are avid cyclists who doesn't hang out at the shop to BS and pick my brain, but 40 of the same guys buy online?
Jul
5
answered Can I use an inner tube that's too narrow for the tyre?
Jul
5
comment Can I use an inner tube that's too narrow for the tyre?
Agreed, no issues with doing this.
Jul
5
comment Can I use an inner tube that's too narrow for the tyre?
Ok, Problem one: You mail ordered your tubes. Enough said.
Jul
5
comment How can I adjust for uneven brake wear?
The wear in that picture is consistent, but clearly not a properly adjusted brake. Left unchecked, the metal pad holder would soon be digging into the rim. I do agree with the fact tat once the rubber is flat on the rim, wear will be no different than the correctly adjusted pad, but that is no reason not to fix it.
Jul
5
revised Mountain bike tires for rocky, steep, dirt trails?
added 3 characters in body
Jul
5
comment How do I choose brake pads?
You can't be serious. Or you never use your brakes. But you don't seriously expect me to believe that your canti pads, essentially rubber eraser on a stick, lasted 10,000 miles of friction on aluminum rims... and then you say you swapped them for soft pads, too?