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comment What to do with old tires?
And how do you find people who need them?
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comment What to do with old tires?
+1 for people who live in places with a season of bad weather, but for me personally, I don't have a trainer (why wouldn't I just ride outside) and changing tires frequently is a PITA.
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asked What to do with old tires?
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comment How can I check tire pressure without a pressure gauge?
I really recently upgraded to puncture resistant tires, and I don't think that I could guess the pressure like I could in my old, thin tires.
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comment How can I check tire pressure without a pressure gauge?
I have a pump with a built in gauge, and I check my tire pressure often. I also press from the top of the tire towards the rim and have learned from practice what about 100 psi feels like for my particular wheel and tire. But this is useless if you don't have a gauge to practice with.
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comment What are some ways to keep biking when you have a car?
I just started biking to work. The 60 dollars a month worth of savings on parking for participating in the sustainable transportation program is a big motivation.
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accepted Are today's bikes “better” than a few decades ago?
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comment Are today's bikes “better” than a few decades ago?
Asphalt only, well maintained roads and bike paths; to and from work only; the area is somewhat hilly, but nearly always nice weather (southern California). Theft risk in my area (i.e. around a college campus) is probably fairly high.
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comment Are today's bikes “better” than a few decades ago?
@WTHarper Price is the primary reason I'm considering an older bike. Why do you consider a steal frame more sensible?
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comment Are today's bikes “better” than a few decades ago?
+1 These are all great things to think about, especially the replacement parts.
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comment Are today's bikes “better” than a few decades ago?
@gerrit What type of bike do you suggest? Maybe "road bike" has a narrower definition than I intend.
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