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Nov
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comment Do shops that sell used bikes normally also sell used parts?
I've been to some of the co-ops in my city. They're great. Both the staff and the patrons are friendly and nice people. I just don't want to schlep all the way to a co-op if I don't have to. :)
Nov
11
comment Do shops that sell used bikes normally also sell used parts?
@Mσᶎ: In my city, it's OK to bring bikes on the subway (metro) system during off-peak hours; and many of the buses also have bike racks. If my bike is in safe working condition, I can bike to the shop. If my bike is damaged, I can take it to a shop by walking with it or by taking it on public transit. But you also seem to (perhaps) be implying that I'm more likely to get good advice for free at a co-op than at a shop. Fair point. Maybe I should schlep all the way to a co-op.
Nov
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revised Do shops that sell used bikes normally also sell used parts?
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Oct
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revised What's an “Auto-Mini” folding bike? Can I use one for decades without having to replace the frame?
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Dec
19
revised Schwinn Vestige no longer lights up; why not?
Copyediting.
Dec
19
comment Schwinn Vestige no longer lights up; why not?
Welcome to Bicycling.SE! Thank you for your question Jennifer. We hope you'll stick around, ask more questions, and provide more answers. :) In order to bump your query and get more attention, we encourage you to edit it and provide us with an update.
Dec
19
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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?