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


Sep
23
comment Upgrading straight handlebars to drop handlebars
Are you upgrading for comfort, or performance? I switched from a straight barred MTB to a road bike with drop bars; it's a massive improvement, but the drop bars are not the main difference for me.
Sep
23
comment What do you wish someone had told you before your first commute?
+1 People do rude/annoying things all the time on the road, and if you're rushing and tense it will seem 100x worse. It's all too easy to arrive at your destination all riled up about what was really a minor thing, which really spoils the experience.
Sep
23
comment What type of tires can prevent goatheads?
I've had a pair - and they're horrendous. The problem that they will always have is that, even if they feel as soft as real tyres, the air cannot be displaced to other areas of the tyre and so they don't deform anywhere near as much as even a high pressure tyre. This gives worse traction, a harder ride and more bent rims.
Sep
23
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Sep
23
comment How long should a road tyre hold its pressure?
I'm used to losing pressure when attaching a pump to a Schrader valve, but I haven't found this so far with Presta. Perhaps it's just my pump, but I actually need to exert some pressure before the valve will open and I can get a reading - at this point the connection is already airtight and I've filled the gauge/pump. Worth considering all the same - I may test this a few times tomorrow, and see what I'm losing!
Sep
23
comment How long should a road tyre hold its pressure?
700x23 @ 100-110psi, standard (cheap) butyl tubes.
Sep
23
answered What do you wish someone had told you before your first commute?
Sep
23
asked Does the plastic cap on a Presta valve serve any purpose once fitted to a rim?
Sep
23
comment How long should a road tyre hold its pressure?
+1 for being specific - I'm seeing a similar rate of deflation, so it's good to know I'm not a special case. Thanks!
Sep
23
comment How long should a road tyre hold its pressure?
Thanks - the high pressure/volume difference is kinda what I expected... sounds like more pumping for me! I'll monitor them a bit more closely in future.
Sep
23
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asked How long should a road tyre hold its pressure?
Sep
23
answered Basic toolkit for bicycle maintenance