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Web Developer/Designer, Homebrewer, Freestyle Disc Enthusiast, Nature Lover based out of Rochester, NY area. Recent grad of Rochester Institute of Technology majoring in Information Technology.

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comment what type of bike/frame to use when overweight?
I'm 6'3" 230lbs and have no problem on the road or mountain bikes I have ridden. Just make sure you have your tires inflated to the correct pressure to prevent pinch flats.
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comment Skate shoes vs mtb shoes?
And just as an aside, I own a pair of freeriders and they are awesome. Almost too good at their job as I need to pick up my feet to adjust my position on the pedal. They are the next best thing to going clipless and actually I prefer them to clipless in case of emergency.
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answered Skate shoes vs mtb shoes?
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comment Are there road bike tires invulnerable to popping?
Definitely isn't a psi problem then. I'm kind of surprised you are having this much trouble as I am a rather big guy 230lb now but I have ridden on my road bike up to 260 and other than the psi issue I don't get many flats. Maybe the tires you are currently running are cheap but I wonder if it has something to do with the rims. I ride MTB as well and you definitely can't expect as much mtb style riding from road tires. I've bunny hopped and ended up with flats or broken spokes.
Jul
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comment Cant get my rear derailleur to reach all cogs
As stated, I adjusted the limits and made sure I can shift to each cog manually before reattaching the cable. The cable is relatively clean. I'm assuming I would have to take apart the shifter to check the cable end so I might have to do that when I get a chance this weekend. If it matters, when shifting to larger cogs it will stop moving to the larger cogs but I can still move the shifter further without it shifting, it goes back when I let it go though.
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comment Cant get my rear derailleur to reach all cogs
I've been running the same components for about 12 years now and they've definitely shifted fine in the past - and just to clarify, this wasn't 12 years straight. I took a break in college and bought a mtb after college. Just got back on the road bike last year.
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comment Cant get my rear derailleur to reach all cogs
I started on the smallest cog. I don't have an indexed shifter so I suppose if it isn't supposed to be pushed in all of the way to reach the smallest cog it could be the problem.
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asked Cant get my rear derailleur to reach all cogs
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answered Are there road bike tires invulnerable to popping?
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comment Can I use a Presta tube in a Schrader rim?
As Dustin mentioned, it was an issue with the tube pushing through the hole around the valve stem. I'm back on the same bike now and I have a small rubber piece that wraps around the stem and prevents the tube from going through.
Aug
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comment Am I too heavy for my road bike tires?
This issue was definitely because of under-inflation. All I had at the time was a hand pump and there was no way I was going to get it up to the proper psi. Got a floor pump and I am much happier now. Thanks for the answer!
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answered Mountain Bike on Paved Roads