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bio website ericmenze.com
location Minneapolis, MN
age 29
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I'm a Computer (Web) Programmer/Analyst based in Anchorage, AK and Minneapolis, MN. I use (among other things) ASP.NET, C# and SQL Server.

I build things. Bicycles, computers, websites, guitars, cars, motorcycles, sound sytems... lots of things.


Nov
16
answered How can a GPS with damaged screen be put to use?
Nov
15
comment What are the consequences of riding a bicycle tire backwards?
That's true too, not to mention the 'non-directional' tires. The ones that are designed like that usually have arrows going both ways ('Front'/'Rear' perhaps) or no arrow at all, so I assumed we were talking about the single direction arrow only.
Nov
14
answered What are the consequences of riding a bicycle tire backwards?
Oct
27
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
22
comment Why have 29-ers arisen only recently?
Indeed, though no downvote from me. They're different tools for different situations; Mountain Bikes are more durable (read: can take a pothole or 6 foot drops) and can go places that would make road bikes cry, but clearly can't keep up with their additional rolling resistance, weight, and aerodynamic drag.
Oct
6
answered rebuilding/frankenbike query
Oct
6
comment rebuilding/frankenbike query
Could you add a picture or two and a list of components?
Sep
28
awarded  Excavator
Sep
28
revised Terminology index - a list of bike part names and cycling concepts
Added SpeedPlay and Eggbeaters
Sep
28
comment Terminology index - a list of bike part names and cycling concepts
Would platform pedals qualify as well, since they are 'clipless' too?
Aug
30
comment What options do I have when replacing my fork's elastomers?
I have AntiGravity forks, not Manitou.
Aug
14
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
5
awarded  Good Answer
Jul
24
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
14
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
12
comment How wide of tires can I run on a Victory Vision road bicycle?
@DanielRHicks Is there a single place where the 'bulge' is the greatest? My frame and forks are curving upward, so where should I measure for the tire width clearance? 5mm above the rim? 10mm? Some set distance?
Jul
11
comment How wide of tires can I run on a Victory Vision road bicycle?
Yeah, but these are generic cheapie rims and I can't find that. I do have a caliper, so is it measured from the inside of the bead seat groove or just where the caliper will sit nturally?
Jul
11
asked How wide of tires can I run on a Victory Vision road bicycle?
Jul
11
comment Are there road bike tires invulnerable to popping?
195 lbs. The root of this is having ridden mountain bikes my entire life, dropped stairs and curbs and hit potholes and rode through glass at will. This will just take some adjustment, I suppose.
Jul
9
comment Are there road bike tires invulnerable to popping?
They're 25mm wide rims with 22/24mm wide Continental Attack/Force race tires, which I think was a mistake in tire choice (thin, light race style) AND width.