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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.


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.
Jul
3
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Jul
2
comment Are there road bike tires invulnerable to popping?
Thanks for the link on the solid tires, and your review. I will give some of the stronger tires a shot but if all else fails I know of one place that has them at least.
Jul
2
comment Are there road bike tires invulnerable to popping?
I realized that after I bought the tires, but the stock tires are wider than the rims by about that amount, and popped over the pothole as well (along with the 22mm Attack).
Jul
2
comment Are there road bike tires invulnerable to popping?
@anaheim - What brand/model/width of tires are you using?
Jul
2
comment Are there road bike tires invulnerable to popping?
@DanielRHicks I inflated them to ~100psi (probably slightly less when I pop the pump off the valve stem). They were a folding tire, perhaps I should avoid the folding ones. I think my rims are 28mm (which gave me lots of difficulty seating the 24mm rear, but the 22mm front was just fine until the pothole, which popped both the 22mm Attack and the 28mm stock non-folding tires)
Jul
2
comment Are there road bike tires invulnerable to popping?
@JamesBradbury yes I could keep my garage floor clean, but I can't keep the street glass/sharp rock free.
Jul
2
comment Are there road bike tires invulnerable to popping?
Or could I just fill the innertube with something, like the Fix-a-Flat stuff?
Jul
2
revised Are there road bike tires invulnerable to popping?
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Jul
2
asked Are there road bike tires invulnerable to popping?
Jun
25
accepted Does anyone make a split seat clamp?
Jun
19
comment Why aren't average speeds computed over distance?
Agreed, I just wanted to add that the points you have apply more to human tracking, and aren't much of a factor to modern electronics.
Jun
19
comment Why aren't average speeds computed over distance?
There are other, non-exacting ways to go about this, and they're used often in devices like GPSes. They receive and store point data - latitude, longitude, elevation and time in chunks as fine or course as your unit and settings specify. From this, you can get "speed between each point", and is one way they can use to calculate the total average, though the intervals are spaced by time units and not distance. For these devices it is both easy to track and mathematically as accurate as your device is calibrated to.
Jun
19
answered Why aren't average speeds computed over distance?
Jun
3
comment Separate hex keys vs. combined multi-tool for bike adjustments?
How do the ball ends reduce the number of tools you have to carry? They allow you to turn the screw without being perfectly straight out from the head, which are really nice when you have obstructions in the way.
May
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Apr
3
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Apr
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