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


Aug
8
revised If I can't find the hole causing a flat tire, do I need to replace the tube?
Add more detail to the title
Aug
8
reviewed Reviewed loose brake calipers
Aug
8
comment Replacing a road bike frame
Welcome to Bicycles.SE. Can you be a little more specific about what you're asking? Is there something wrong with your current frame?
Aug
8
comment How do I prevent my pants from getting caught into the bike gears
Manufactured leg straps may include elastic, but I'm guessing the home-made velcro doesn't stretch. I have velcro leg straps, and the elastic helps it stay secure and comfortable.
Aug
8
reviewed Close What is considered a good “safe biking distance” to bike to work?
Aug
7
comment What is considered a good “safe biking distance” to bike to work?
From your edit, it sounds like you're asking whether a 5 mile commute is reasonable. It definitely is.
Aug
7
comment What Supporting Muscle Groups Should Be Strengthened?
I once asked a similar question that got migrated here: fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/12031/…
Aug
7
comment What is considered a good “safe biking distance” to bike to work?
Are you concerned about a specific maximum travel time or something else? (It sounds like it's not about safety as I initially read the title to imply.) If you can make your situation a little more specific, then it would be a lot easier to answer.
Aug
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Storing spare tube under saddle bag
Aug
7
comment Why would a bike computer calculate distance accurately but average speed inaccurately?
This answer does a fantastic job of explaining the limitations of processing in a bike computer. But I think there might be just a bit more to the average thing because the bike computer shows average speeds changing in 0.1 mph increments but the error is much higher than this. Is there maybe some way that it's using a lookup table to find the average speed in discrete time intervals and then it has some way of "cheating" to combine these?
Aug
7
reviewed No Action Needed What is a simple mnemonic for remembering the thread direction when removing pedals?
Aug
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why the penny-farthing?
Aug
7
comment Should I put my wider tire in front or in back?
Related questions: bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/4555/… and bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/3727/…
Aug
7
comment Is it okay to use mismatching tires?
See also: bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/9308/…
Aug
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revised Is it okay to use mismatching tires?
Attempt to make the title more informative
Aug
7
comment Why would a bike computer calculate distance accurately but average speed inaccurately?
@imel96 I've edited to mention that it's a non-GPS bike computer.
Aug
7
revised Why would a bike computer calculate distance accurately but average speed inaccurately?
Mention that it's not GPS
Aug
7
comment Why would a bike computer calculate distance accurately but average speed inaccurately?
It does stop accumulating time at stops, but it also stops updating the average speed at stops. So as far as I can tell, the "trip time" and "avg speed" are supposed to be moving time and average moving speed.
Aug
6
asked Why would a bike computer calculate distance accurately but average speed inaccurately?
Aug
6
comment Why do the front and rear brakes work independently?
See also: bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/10918/…