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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
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
20
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Apr
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Apr
1
awarded  Yearling
Mar
26
revised What kinds of brake designs exist, and what are their general pros and cons?
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Mar
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
8
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
4
revised Why do shock pumps use a Schrader valve?
Added clarification on why industry prevalence is a reason for valve selection - cost.
Mar
3
comment Why do shock pumps use a Schrader valve?
Strength is not moot, people would prefer to not replace breaking parts to the alternative. The valve may or not be replaceable (you may need to replace additional parts as well, or it could be formed into the metal as one piece), so until I see evidence that ALL air shock models have replaceable valves, that point is not moot either. The use of Schraders outside this market is very relevant to the reduced cost to the manufacturer in design, tooling, mating equipment, and other factors that are important when they select which valve to use.
Feb
28
comment Why do shock pumps use a Schrader valve?
In principle, yes - if the valve is easily replaceable, presta and schrader aren't any different. Designs are already in existence for o-ring sealing schrader inserts, where as far as I'm aware there are no o-ring sealing presta designs, that'd have to be custom made. Should is another key word - because nothing says they must be replaceable. They are also replaceable, but not without tire removal/breaking the bead on vehicle wheels, which would make them a pain on many other applications.