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Computers, Cars and Cycles - I love the three C's


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comment Basic toolkit for bicycle maintenance
I'm one of them :) I used the term Latex loosely... some people are allergic to Latex, and others (myself included), find Latex to get a bit itchy after a while. Nitrile doesn't have these problems - and also is more resistant to tears (though I've not noticed this difference myself). Nitrile is latex, but it's made synthetically, and doesn't have the Latex proteins that cause allergies.
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comment What do you wish someone had told you before your first commute?
Yeah, I've seen people leave a lock places to save carrying it and thought that it was a good idea - but you give a potential thief plenty of time to work out how to pick the lock under cover of darkness with no interruptions. In my area, I avoid it - I guess it depends where you are and how trusting you feel!
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comment How long should a road tyre hold its pressure?
I'm wondering if temperature has anything to do with it? I'd expect high temperature variation to cause the tyre to lose pressure quicker... what's the climate like where you guys live?
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answered Recommendations for transporting twins on the front of a bike
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accepted Does the plastic cap on a Presta valve serve any purpose once fitted to a rim?
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comment Does the plastic cap on a Presta valve serve any purpose once fitted to a rim?
I am pretty lazy... but you make a good point about the fragile top part of the valve. I guess if it were a bike that I only ever used on the road in nice dry conditions I wouldn't need them, but I'd also have more time to worry about the little things like that! I guess I'll leave them on and stop being so lazy. :)
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comment What is a reasonable speed for long distances on a bike?
+1 This is a difficult question, with as many answers as there are people, but this is about the tidiest answer that I've seen anywhere.