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matlab/stats/linux nerd. proud, sleepless, new parent. HCSSiM alum. faking it as a quantitative analyst at a small quant fund in San Francisco.


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comment How much distance can I put on drivetrain components?
Do 9 & 10 speed chains really wear faster? I can see how they might be designed for weight and performance over longevity, but do you think it is just the narrowness?
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comment does a tire bead 'jack' work?
+1 on 'having to take the tool with you is a PITA'; I bought one, and it solved my problem, with no pinch flats. it is, however, a fairly substantial hunk of ABS plastic...
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answered Bottom Bracket Creaking
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comment non-steel frames and longevity
I was secretly hoping the thief would have a frame with longevity problems! I was also trying to decide whether to replace the bike with a used al frame, a new al frame, or a steel frame.
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comment does a tire bead 'jack' work?
I learned about the tire jack on Sheldon Brown's page. If Sheldon recommends it...
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comment does a tire bead 'jack' work?
good point. I think I have to get them on the rim and ride a couple of weeks. Not sure I can stretch by hand.
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