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location Woodinville, WA
age 47
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I'm a bit pusher who occasionally turns a wrench on bikes. I enjoy building and maintaining wheels. My main ride is currently a 2011 Argon-18 Krypton with SRAM Force, Hawk Racing BB, and Hawk Racing Wheels.


Apr
25
answered Watts per wheel on my cyclocross
Apr
24
comment What can I do to help me sustain frequent long-ish rides?
It will take your body more than the two weeks to start adjusting (this is a GOOD thing, you're getting in better shape). There are folks that will swear by various nutrition guidelines to assist, but IMO, just eat healthy and keep at it. Your body will get used to the abuse in a couple more weeks. If you feel especially sore/fatigued, take a rest day mid week. Soon you won't need one. Happy Riding.
Apr
22
answered Can Garmin Edge 500/510 and 800/810 be charged while riding?
Apr
12
comment Is it OK to use coffee or other drinks to clean road rash?
I'd also avoid the milk; basically, if the drink has calories, it's probably not a good candidate for wound rinsing. Interestingly enough, urine is a good field expedient as it's sterile.
Apr
8
comment Which is the most stringent bicycle helmet certification?
@DanHulme, I disagree. Granted a helmet will not do much good in a car-vs-bike at speed, but I've had a couple of significant crashes where I am convinced the helmet helped. One of these I received a concussion, looking at the helmet I'd probably have been leaking gray matter without it. I suspect the reason for lack of this type of testing is that it would be VERY expensive.
Apr
8
comment Which is the most stringent bicycle helmet certification?
In looking at the various standards, all are missing doing any real tests of how the helmet would hold up (and protect my head) during an actual crash. I consider a "crash" to be a moving event, what they test I would call a "fall".
Apr
2
answered Is a bike faster than a car for the first ten metres?
Mar
28
comment Packaging a bike for flying with a bike bag
Great article on flying with bikes here: dcrainmaker.com/2011/02/how-i-travel-with-my-bike.html
Mar
27
comment How to: Sram 2x10 to 1x10
I run my 'cross bike as a 1x10, all SRAM Force, bash guard in place of the big ring and a chain keeper on the inside. No problems at all.
Mar
18
comment 3x increase in endurence in 3 months?
Skip the clip-on aero bars. They will help very little and would require a complete different fit to the bike. Riding with your hands in the drops is much more effective.
Mar
13
awarded  Organizer
Mar
13
revised How to cut carbon handlebars
add carbon tag
Mar
13
answered How to cut carbon handlebars
Mar
6
answered Do I need to replace cranks after newly installed pedals torqued out along with some threads in my crank?
Mar
4
comment How long will a battery last in a Garmin GSC 10?
1 - 2+ years on various Garmin cadence/speed sensors.
Mar
2
comment Are flat handlebars stable at high speed?
The handlebars are very stable at high speed if installed correctly. The bike may not be.
Mar
1
comment 10-speed chain too short, can I add links?
That will work. I'd break the chain more or less opposite of the current master link if present.
Feb
28
comment If I replaced the fork on my cyclocross bike with a track fork, what would be the effect on the bike geometry?
I think the hubs would be a bit different as well.
Feb
28
comment getting in and out of shape
staff.uny.ac.id/sites/default/files/penelitian/… ... "within a few days following the interruption of training, functional disturbances occur"
Feb
27
comment Can I use a shock pump to inflate a tube?
You aren't going to hurt anything, and as Benzo mentions you can use an adapter to do presta. Please try and report back how long it takes to get a decent pressure.