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Nov
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comment Removing Seat Post rusted into downtube
+1. This month, I freed a stuck seatpost. Sheldon's "use the saddle" and "remove the bolt" suggestions weren't enough. But his "vise" suggestion worked for me, and it didn't even destroy the seatpost. I am grateful for all the work that Sheldon and the new website maintainers have put in.
Nov
19
answered Alternatives to buying a repair stand?
Nov
19
comment Removing Seat Post rusted into downtube
-1. The asker's seatpost is aluminum alloy. So the asker is dealing with some form of oxidation or corrosion. Not with "rust" (iron oxide).
Nov
18
comment What are the disadvantages of “puncture proof” (or puncture resistant) tires?
-1. Your answer contains useful material. Still, I downvoted you because you wrote: "Puncture resistant tires are puncture resistant because they are made out of a thicker, tougher rubber." As others have noted, this is true of some puncture-resistant tires, but not of all puncture-resistant tires. Please edit your post then ping me once you have done so.
Oct
31
comment If I attached a “pointy” pool noodle to my bike, would it make me safer even from sadistic drivers?
-1. I wrote above: "I would have it stick out less: only a couple feet (30-50 cm) towards overtaking traffic." To clarify: I would not make it stick out towards the sidewalk at all.
Oct
8
comment What's an “Auto-Mini” folding bike? Can I use one for decades without having to replace the frame?
Dear all: Please do not reply to ThomasFlanagan's misplaced words. If he chooses to re-ask his question in the correct place, he might get answers; if not, too bad.
Oct
8
comment What's an “Auto-Mini” folding bike? Can I use one for decades without having to replace the frame?
Dear @ThomasFlanagan: Welcome to the website! Your words may be deleted soon, since they accidentally got posted in the wrong place. Please click "Ask Question" quickly, and re-ask your question in the right place, before your misplaced words get deleted. Thank you!
Jul
22
comment What's an “Auto-Mini” folding bike? Can I use one for decades without having to replace the frame?
Dear downvoter: Why the downvote?
Jul
15
accepted What's an “Auto-Mini” folding bike? Can I use one for decades without having to replace the frame?
Jul
15
revised What's an “Auto-Mini” folding bike? Can I use one for decades without having to replace the frame?
I have found the last piece of information I need in order to make a buying decision. (I don't think I'm gonna buy an Auto-Mini.) Adding this piece of information before accepting this answer. The information begins: "Spending $100 - $200 on a folding bike won't get you quality of any sort".
Jul
15
comment What's an “Auto-Mini” folding bike? Can I use one for decades without having to replace the frame?
Dear @amcnabb and dear Carey: Fair points. Well, it's already community wiki, and anyway I don't need more than 400 reputation in order to do the things I want to do on Bicycles.SE. Plus I want to encourage future edits. Even if it's unlikely that anyone will ever suggest a future edit, it might happen, and I want to encourage the possibility of that happening.
Jul
15
comment What's an “Auto-Mini” folding bike? Can I use one for decades without having to replace the frame?
@NeilFein: Thank you; I guess I'll spend more then. Also, thanks for the tip. My comment wasn't actually intended as a complaint; I was actually worried that the question would be automatically deleted if it didn't get at least one upvote. But today I checked the automatic-deletion rules and I see that the question will actually never be automatically deleted. So I'm no longer worried about the fact that the question has no upvotes.
Jul
14
revised How can I make my bike (and myself) visible at night?
Slight copyediting.
Jul
14
comment Replacing rear hub, beginners advice required
If you do decide to rebuild the wheel yourself: Do you have a co-op nearby? They can help you to learn how to do it yourself.
Jul
14
revised What's an “Auto-Mini” folding bike? Can I use one for decades without having to replace the frame?
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Jul
14
comment What's an “Auto-Mini” folding bike? Can I use one for decades without having to replace the frame?
@CareyGregory: Thank you. But I'm not so concerned about the answer: I'm mostly concerned that the question has zero upvotes. :)
Jul
14
comment I was in a collision the other day. What should I check?
Being hit by a car is no fun at all, and it's sad that it happened to you. :( In the future, do carry a collision checklist with you. Here's one collision checklist which I just found on Google. Also, try to be super-ultra-visible. Read freiheit's five tips for daytime visibility, and this advice on night visibility.