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Jun
22
comment Attacked by birds
Stop stealing their eggs?
Jun
22
answered Rotate or replace tires
Jun
22
comment Rotate or replace tires
"Don't they rotate when you pedal?" Sorry. Someone had to say it. Now that I've got that out of my system...
May
16
answered How can I carry a tripod on my bike?
Apr
10
comment Unconventional, pretty bicycle helmets
I remember the first time I got shot out of a cannon...
Feb
28
comment Buying a car with the bike rack in mind
Put the bike inside the car. Grandma can ride on the roof. As far as I'm concerned, passengers are taking up valuable bicycle space.
Feb
20
answered Why are both Schrader and Presta valves still used on tubes?
Feb
14
comment Can I replace steel bearings with ceramic bearings?
They're also going to wear against the races faster since ceramic (at least the ceramic they use for bearings) is harder than steel. You'll end up having to replace the other components that move against the ceramic bearings sooner than you would with steel bearings.
Feb
13
comment Fixing a flat - how to find the piercing object?
If you try and remember to always put the tire in the same place relative to the tire (line it up with the manufacturer's logo, sidewall marks, whatever) it's a little easier to find the location even with the tube pulled. Also, my patch kit has a one dollar bill in it; if I have to field patch I usually fold that up to fit and stick it between the tube and the tire where the flat happened. It's gotten me home a few times with a piece of glass still stuck in the tire.
Feb
3
comment What is a good roof-rack configuration for optimal gas mileage?
I carry my bikes inside the vehicle, mostly because I've heard to many horror stories of people forgetting about the bikes and going under low bridges, garage doors, etc. Anyone I go riding with can ride on the roof.
Jan
31
comment Garmin Heart Rate Monitor Not Reporting Accurate HR Anymore
Maybe you're dead?
Jan
31
comment What to use to clean your chain (and cogs)?
I use a pyrex bowl I bought at the Job Lot for $2. It's got a lid (so I can actually gently shake the chain) and is marked "No Food Goes in Here". Also, my understanding was that the superlink is good for one use only - you pop it free, clean your chain, and put a new superlink in place.
Jan
16
answered Suggestions for budget mountain bike with opportunities for upgrade
Jan
16
answered After an accident, what next?
Jan
3
comment How can I make a glow bike?
Placing your sferos directly onto radioactive material...hmm - what could possibly go wrong with that?
Dec
15
answered Storing bicycle helmets…will temperature affect the performance of the helmet?
Dec
15
comment Storing bicycle helmets…will temperature affect the performance of the helmet?
@Mike: Nice! I was riding in 15F this time last year. :-)
Dec
9
comment What are the advantages of owning a Unicycle?
And you can do kids' parties on the weekends...
Dec
2
comment How can I pedal in circles?
+1 for rollers - if you don't pedal in nice circles you surge forward and backward. Nothing like a couple of minutes of that to get you to pay attention to your form.
Nov
16
comment Will a 9 speed front derailleur work properly with a 10 speed sprocket?
Well, he of all people would know. :-)