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I think there is now a light rail line from the airport into the city.There is. Get off at Chinatown for King St station (Amtrak) it's a very short walk.
The front "nut" would work loose quite regularlyAnother thing I hadn't thought of. This is probably why having the skewer locking mechanism on the LH side matters. (It's easy to get it wrong on the front wheel) I never realized there was a sound practical reason for what I thought was just a convention. Gawd, is there no limit to the things I haven't thought of?
Tightened properly they cannot loosen spontaneously.Never thought of that. Has anyone heard of nuts, e.g. the oddball anti-theft types, coming undone? I'd guess the left one would tend to loosen if this happens at all.
Makes no sense. A spare tire is carried for emergencies. Not normal replacement of a worn out tire.Err quite. Myself I've given up carrying a spare: they take up a lot of room, even a Kevlar bead folder. Instead I carry Park Tool patches in the hopes a patch will get me to a place I can buy a tire should I get a gash in a one, like I did yesterday on a day ride. Mind you I don't think patches would be much use if a tire won't stay on a rim (a new on on me). Suppose I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. If I'd not been lazy and replaced the paper thin worn tire I wouldn't have needed the patch. Ah well no fool like an old fool.
if the tread depth is insufficient to properly channel water out to prevent aquaplaning.According to Sheldon bike tires cannot aquaplane even with no tread at all. What sometimes brings people down on wet roads is oil and grease being brought to the surface by the rain. This may have been mistaken for aquaplaning in heavy rain. Tread is no help on an oily surface any more than it is if you don't take a RR track at 90 degrees. In fact tread only appears to be of any use if the surface is softer than the tire i.e. on mud. So I wouldn't worry about tread depth.
With my bike it's opposite:Hmmm. Must be that bikes differ. My own steed is a Trek 520 I've never heard of this problem with 520s. My front rack I wouldn't describe as rock solid; it's a $50 cheapo I got from the ACA store and actually flexes quite a bit. I wonder if that's the secret i.e. the bendy rack absorbs vibrations.
The 50-32 combination is called cross chaining and avoiding it is a good idea as it's hard on the chain. However, the chain length HAS to allow that big-big combinationToo true. I found this out the hard way. My chain seemed very slack on the 24T ring so I took a link out. Big mistake. I ended up locking the chain up on the Devils Incline just south of SF. The only way I could get enough slack in the chain to unjam it was by removing a derailer pulley. I had to do all this quite literally in the ditch, there is no shoulder. So live with what seems a slack chain on the granny, the amount of time you spend using it is minimal.