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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.


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
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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.
Feb
27
comment getting in and out of shape
getfitguy.quickanddirtytips.com/… "In as little as 72 hours".
Feb
26
comment getting in and out of shape
There have been several articles about this in the last couple years of Triathlon magazine. I'm sure there are other studies elsewhere. If I have some time this evening I'll do a search or two.
Feb
26
answered getting in and out of shape
Feb
18
comment Gear up-shift not smooth
Indexed shifting is where you shift with something that 'clicks' from one gear to the next moving the deR one gear each time. Prior to that you basically had a lever that moved the cable and you choose your gear by how far you moved it. If things started making a lot of noise, you would wiggle the shifter a bit. Good fun.
Feb
18
comment Why do I always get punctures in my rear wheel?
This is a normal ratio, at least for me and those I ride with. Sam's answer + Daniel's comment paints the probable picture.
Feb
17
answered Fitting brake cables on Tektro rl726 levers
Feb
17
comment Daily Maintenance
I'd skip the rinse and do a weekly clean instead. Adding water when not needed doesn't help and can easily hurt (especially if it gets into places...headset, tubes, etc).