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bio website ericmenze.com
location Minneapolis, MN
age 29
visits member for 2 years, 5 months
seen Aug 24 at 18:55

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.


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.
Jul
8
comment Are there road bike tires invulnerable to popping?
Yeah, I'll try those tires. They were at 100psi, but were narrower than the rims themselves. And I guess expecting to hit potholes on a roadbike is asking too much.
Jul
8
comment Are there road bike tires invulnerable to popping?
No downvote here, thanks for the information. @plh summed it up well enough why I don't want solid tires.
Jul
3
comment Are there road bike tires invulnerable to popping?
I was having trouble getting the 24mm rear tires' bead to seat, so I blew out two tubes, then the rear got a piece of glass in it, which popped the inner tube and left a small hole so I went back to the stock tire. Now I hit a pothole and it popped both the front 22mm and rear 28mm. I have veloplugs installed to cover the spoke end holes.