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bio website mcnabbs.org/andrew
location Pittsburgh, PA
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I've been commuting by bike since 2009. I enjoy road cycling and occasional mountain biking.


Jul
31
answered Genesis Onyx 29" New tires? New wheels?
Jul
30
comment Do higher speed crashes result in less serious injuries.
@MikeSamuel: yes, leaving the earth's atmosphere lowers the risk of some types of serious injuries but increases the risk of others. :)
Jul
30
comment any gps improvement on smartphones with barometer?
Could you clarify what type of accuracy you need and what plan to use it for?
Jul
28
comment How do I descend faster on the straightaway?
See also: bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/10459/…
Jul
28
revised Are 22mm tires too thin for commuting?
Make a bunch of spelling, grammar, and formatting fixes and rewrite the title
Jul
27
suggested suggested edit on Are 22mm tires too thin for commuting?
Jul
27
comment When is a good time to change tyres due to age?
See also: bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/437/…
Jul
27
comment What's the shortest / easiest “granny gear” available?
My mountain bike had a 24x34 gear on 26x2.00 wheels, which according to the calculator is 18.2 gear inches. At 60 RPM, that gives 3.3 miles (walking speed). As silly as it feels to go that slow, it can be nice to have the option. :)
Jul
27
revised What kind of pump do I need for this valve?
Fix a spelling error in the title and add a few other minor improvements
Jul
27
suggested suggested edit on What kind of pump do I need for this valve?
Jul
27
answered I find that I'm always in my highest gear. What options to I have to re-distribute the ratios to a more useful range
Jul
27
comment I find that I'm always in my highest gear. What options to I have to re-distribute the ratios to a more useful range
It sounds like you probably have a hybrid or mountain bike. Could you give any more detail about the bike or the specific components on it?
Jul
27
comment Padded saddle VS padded shorts
Furthermore, a padded saddle and unpadded shorts would cause the saddle's padding to put pressure on the perineum when moving to certain positions.
Jul
27
comment What are the most significant factors affecting downhill cruising speed?
@Angelo, that's really interesting. Does this happen before or after the speeds where the top gear maxes out (around 30-35 mph). In other words, if I hypothetical bike had a really high gear, would this change the speed where it would make sense to stop pedaling?
Jul
26
comment What are the benefits of 700c23 tires?
I just did a quick search and didn't see any 35mm tires rated above 85psi. Do you have special rims and special tires to let you ride such a wide tire at such high pressure?
Jul
26
revised What are the benefits of 700c23 tires?
Fixed a typo
Jul
26
comment Can I zero the gauge on my floor pump
I'm glad you were able to fix it. Hopefully the pin isn't likely to get stuck again.
Jul
26
answered What are the benefits of 700c23 tires?
Jul
26
comment What are the benefits of 700c23 tires?
You have some very interesting thoughts here, but unfortunately the tone seems unnecessarily confrontational. It would also be helpful to have references for any specific studies that show that wider tires have lower rolling resistance, so it's not just one person's word against another's.
Jul
26
answered What are the most significant factors affecting downhill cruising speed?