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I am an Assistant Professor of Biology at Longwood University. My main interests are how biodiversity affects ecosystem function in aquatic sediments. You can find out more about what my lab is doing here: http://longwood.edu/staff/fortinok


Mar
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
20
comment How can I repair a swollen tire allowing visibility on the inner tube (picture provided)?
It seems to work even if the sidewall is not torn but just weakened. I think it just distributes the pressure over a larger area. It is not a long term solution but it will help while you ride your bike to the shop to get a new tire.
Mar
20
answered How can I repair a swollen tire allowing visibility on the inner tube (picture provided)?
Mar
7
comment Folding bike vs mountain bike
I am not sure how train stations apply to this question. Further, I disagree that a cheap mountain bike that was stored outside would ride better than a good folding bike that was properly taken care of - at least not for long.
Jul
16
comment What is guttering the peloton
+1 nice answer but I would be willing to upvote just for using alee.
Jun
8
comment what is this protrusion on one side of my platform pedal for?
I still prefer clips and straps on my mtn and road bikes. I am not a racer and they are much simpler to maintain.
Jun
8
awarded  Caucus
May
10
awarded  Yearling
Feb
28
comment Safety data: Which is safer, head/tail lights which blink or emit a steady beam?
The question specifically asks for studies or data. Do you have data to support your assertions?
Feb
20
comment Why are both Schrader and Presta valves still used on tubes?
thanks for the clarification, that makes sense.
Feb
19
comment Why are both Schrader and Presta valves still used on tubes?
How does a Schrader limit tire pressure? Semi-trucks run 100PSI plus on Schrader valves.
Nov
19
comment How can I protect components from being stolen off my bike?
this sounds more like vandalism than a serious attempt to steal valuable parts (kinda like when morons taco the wheel of a locked up bike for no reason). Unfortunately I am not sure there is a good way to prevent this.
Oct
27
comment attaching seatpost acessories to rear of racks?
I have done this and it works great. I used hose clamps to attach a short length of PVC pipe.
Oct
11
awarded  Commentator
Oct
11
comment Is it better to have mountain bike tyres for the winter?
@DanielRHicks like I mention, I haven't tried it so I can't say for sure but I think the placement of the "zipper clip" part makes a kind of stud that aids in the lateral traction. That is my understanding at least.
Oct
11
awarded  Editor
Oct
11
revised Is it better to have mountain bike tyres for the winter?
corrected typo
Oct
11
answered Is it better to have mountain bike tyres for the winter?
Oct
11
awarded  Critic
Oct
11
comment Is it better to have mountain bike tyres for the winter?
-1 the OP indicates that they have heard conflicting reports as to whether knobby tires help in winter conditions. They seem to understand that different tires may be needed in different terrain but are looking for advice as to whether knobby tires help in winter conditions.