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bio website ericmenze.com
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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.


Sep
23
comment Using Anti Seize in place of Grease
Care to provide any speculation on the implications of using Anti-Seize in bearings or for high-movement components? I'm tempted to try it on something just to see what happens.
Feb
14
comment Can I use a shock pump to inflate a tube?
I have Kenda hybrid tires on my mountain bike, which are 2.1" wide and take 65 psi. If, however, you're referring to most MTB tires that are between 35 and 40 PSI max, just half it: 2,950 pumps for a 26" tire and 3,200 for a 29" (38.6 PSI)
Jan
13
comment What is the frame called that fits 700c wheels?
I also wouldn't try to fit 700c/622mm 'road' rims/wheels into a 29er MTB, nor the other way around (likely impossible to fit in the frame or fork), hence the naming difference despite sharing the 622mm ISO BSD.
Jan
13
comment What is the frame called that fits 700c wheels?
While the "29er" uses the same diameter wheels as 700c, doesn't the c refer to the width? I thought "29er" rims were wider and accepted much wider tires.
Jan
13
comment What is the frame called that fits 700c wheels?
Agreed, but if the size is omitted, or not specified otherwise, it's likely 26". I rarely see the 26 spelled out explicitly, or included in the name.
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.
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
comment rebuilding/frankenbike query
Could you add a picture or two and a list of components?
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.
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
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.
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?