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bio website abhibeckert.com
location Australia
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Oct
6
answered GPS with maps for touring / using an iPhone
Oct
6
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Oct
4
awarded  Yearling
Oct
4
answered How long should pedals last?
Oct
3
comment Why ride a fixed-gear bike?
This is true for some people, but definitely not for me. I don't give a **** about being trendy. I just like how it makes the bike simpler (because I have never taken mine to a mechanic and don't intend to), and I appreciate the weight reduction as I live up a flight of stairs. For me the question is why ride a bike with gears? They require maintenance (lubrication at least) and can be damaged easily and increase the weight of the bike. I never ride up or down hills. I'm not racing and don't need to travel as fast as possible, so no need for the gear ratio to be perfect for my current speed.
Oct
2
comment Will any Avid brake bleed kit work with my Promax brakes?
@Ben With my brakes it isn't necessary to have a kit, it'll just take longer. The air will (slowly) rise to the top and out of the system as you put fluid in.
Oct
2
answered How do I stop my bike tires from puncturing?
Oct
2
answered Will any Avid brake bleed kit work with my Promax brakes?
Nov
27
awarded  Student
Nov
25
awarded  Commentator
Nov
25
awarded  Scholar
Nov
25
accepted How can I use a small Shimano BB on any frame?
Nov
25
comment How can I use a small Shimano BB on any frame?
Thanks, I was just trying to guage how common they are. Horizontal dropout frames aren't all that common either, at least not where I live. I was hoping there was some eccentric bb that would fit in a standard road bike frame.
Nov
22
comment How can I use a small Shimano BB on any frame?
Thanks for the info. The bike it came out of (Giant CRX-City) did have an eccentric BB similar to the one you posted. I was hoping to find another Eccentric BB that would fit in commonly available frames. Does that exist?
Nov
19
comment Why do my tires keep losing air, even after having the tubes replaced?
I agree with these guys, there is definitely something on your wheels or tyre that is wearing a small hole (or holes) into the tube. Use @mattnz method to find where the hole is (probably don't need soap, just a sink or bucket of water). Instead of marking the tube/tyres it is common to make sure the brand/logo on the tyre is in the same position as the valve for pumping the tyre up. If you religiously follow that (most bike shops do) you will not need to mark the tube/tyre. Last time this happened to me there was a tiny piece of wire sticking slightly out the inside of the tyre.
Nov
18
asked How can I use a small Shimano BB on any frame?
Nov
18
answered Any wheel on any fork / frame?
Nov
18
comment When does a trackstand “officially” ends (or how to measure its duration?)
@heltonbiker it sounds like they consider anything less than "walking pace" to be a "standstill".
Aug
26
awarded  Supporter
Aug
11
answered Reduce Resale Value to Avoid Theft? (Uglify)