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bio website jimchristie.me
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It is impossible to drink a gallon of milk in an hour.

I have done so.

Therefore, I can do the impossible.


Apr
8
reviewed No Action Needed Can having a valve too short cause punctures?
Apr
7
reviewed No Action Needed Chain with master link / quick connect link doesn't clear rear derailleur
Apr
7
reviewed No Action Needed creaky sound when cranking
Apr
6
reviewed No Action Needed Are rusty disc brake pads a worry?
Apr
6
reviewed Approve Is a 29.5 km/h average speed decent for a 90 km ride (on road) with an elevation of 1200 m?
Apr
6
reviewed No Action Needed Rear derailleur shifts all gears at once
Apr
6
reviewed No Action Needed How to repaint a Carbon bike frame?
Apr
4
comment Are today's bikes “better” than a few decades ago?
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Apr
2
reviewed Close how much of a difference does bike weight make when trying to maximize the bike's top speed?
Apr
2
reviewed Approve Why are both Schrader and Presta valves still used on tubes?
Mar
31
reviewed No Action Needed How do I keep my seat from tilting back?
Mar
30
reviewed Close Recovering COnfidence after bike fall
Mar
30
reviewed Leave Open How Can A Faster Rider Aid A Slower Rider On A Long Ride?
Mar
29
awarded  Famous Question
Mar
27
comment Can I use a 9-speed shifter with a 8-speed cassette?
@cmannett85 It's not the chain width that's a problem, it's that the distance between the cogs needs to match up to the amount of cable pulled by the derailleur. But you are correct in that the shifter and the cassette are incompatible.
Mar
27
reviewed No Action Needed How to fix a sluggish bike?
Mar
27
comment How to fix a sluggish bike?
What happens if you put the bike on a stand or turn it upside-down? Does the crank turn easily? If you turn just the rear wheel, does that turn easily? How about the front?
Mar
27
reviewed Reviewed unknown make model and year
Mar
27
comment unknown make model and year
Are there any decals, badges, or writing anywhere on the frame that we can't see? If there are, edit in some close-ups. If not, the comment from @DanielRHicks is likely to be the best anybody will be able to nail it down.
Mar
27
reviewed Leave Closed Convenient bike-security measures for rural, small-town, and remote-touring environments