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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.


Feb
28
comment Why do shock pumps use a Schrader valve?
However, it should be noted that this is the proper Schrader fitment - if you look at refrigerant/industrial/non-consumer usage. The sloppiness of car/bicycle tire pumps was not the way they were designed to be used, just a convenient afterthought.
Feb
28
comment Why do shock pumps use a Schrader valve?
Many of them do use regular ol' Schrader valves, so the point isn't to ram home that 'You can't fit your normal pump up' - especially since prestas don't dominate the downhill/extreme travel fork market. If it was, they wouldn't use either valve. The valve is usually a regular schrader with nothing remarkable about it, though the pump heads can use a proper threading instead of the crush-some-rubber-in-there of sloppier pump heads.
Feb
28
revised Why do shock pumps use a Schrader valve?
Added some detail, fixed some grammar.
Feb
28
answered Why do shock pumps use a Schrader valve?
Feb
27
revised Can I use a shock pump to inflate a tube?
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Feb
27
answered Can I use a shock pump to inflate a tube?
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Dec
7
comment Does anyone make a split seat clamp?
Would I then need to remove the seat to remove the seat post, and need allen wrenches with me? My goal here is to make it quickly removable on the fly without tools.
Dec
7
comment Does anyone make a split seat clamp?
Are there any quick release levers that are set up to use flat flanges? Usually the clamp is radiused to fit the lever. Is there a similar aluminum quick release clamp I could buy just for the quick release?
Dec
7
comment Does anyone make a split seat clamp?
I have 2 of the equivalent of the DMR style pieces on there, and I just don't think they're strong enough. The Staff-Lok Collar would be, though - I think I'll try one of those if there isn't a bicycle-purposed one. Thanks!
Dec
6
asked Does anyone make a split seat clamp?
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Sep
11
accepted What alternative spoke lacing patterns exist (that make a decent wheel)?
Sep
11
accepted Can I lace my hub with all inward or outward facing spoke heads?
Sep
11
accepted What physically makes chainrings have a specific speed compatibility?
Sep
11
accepted Why is my chain riding up and skipping teeth on the freewheel?