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bio website labs.2-bit-toys.com
location Redondo Beach, CA
age 43
visits member for 4 years
seen Jun 18 at 5:27

At any moment in time I may wear one of these hats: interaction designer, coder, gamer, educator, hacker, athlete, musician, chef, woodworker. I like to dabble in lots of things...from the virtual to the physical.


Jan
25
comment Basic toolkit for bicycle maintenance
This is a great list for starters. I can always customize the toolkit more if I see the need.
May
6
comment Can someone give me a short description and comparison of the different road cycling pedal / shoe systems?
Great answer post @Mac. I wish I can give you more up votes. :)
Dec
17
comment Storing bicycle helmets…will temperature affect the performance of the helmet?
I haven't thought of that. We've actuall seen pest droppings outside of our garage so I'm guessing that they might work themselves into the garage at some point. Ugh.
Dec
15
comment Storing bicycle helmets…will temperature affect the performance of the helmet?
That's reassuring Daniel. Are the types of foam different between the architectural applications and the safety application?
Dec
15
comment Storing bicycle helmets…will temperature affect the performance of the helmet?
Interesting solution with the cooler.
Oct
1
comment What are the parts needed to build your own fixie?
@Jack : Want to build one from the ground up. This way it would give me insight into all the parts that go into a bike.
Oct
1
comment What are the parts needed to build your own fixie?
What's the benefit of the horizontal dropout? Is it safety? Is it just a style? Is it ease of maintenance?
Oct
1
comment What are the parts needed to build your own fixie?
I'm trying a format that I've seen work on other stackexchanges, where each answer is only part of the whole solution. So for your answer, you would focus on the hub, someone else might answer about the frame, or the pedals.
Sep
16
comment What is a good small bicycle bag to store your gear and/or personal things?
Accepting the answer of Saddle Bags. These have the form factor that I'm looking for. I also found one and posted below.
Sep
16
comment How to do a track stand?
Can this still work if you're on a freewheel? So the front foot does all the pressure control. If you're on a level street, how do you roll back? I guess I just have to try it out. :)
Sep
16
comment How can I carry a tripod on my bike?
What kind of riding will you be doing? Does it have to be on the bike?
Sep
13
comment What's your most useful cycle accessory?
Pretty neat. I've never seen this before.
Sep
3
comment What do you do to make positive you remember your water bottle?
Is this relevant to this forum? I see this more as a general topic of how to remember things.
Sep
3
comment What is safer…coaster brakes, regular brakes, or fixed gear braking?
Wow...'overheat and explode'...that's a show stopper! Also I didn't know that we should be using the front brake more. I usually use the back brake more because someone cautioned me from using the front brake since that may cause me to fly over the handlebars.
Sep
2
comment What's the best way to track your performance?
Thanks @neilfein, will do.
Aug
31
comment What is a good small bicycle bag to store your gear and/or personal things?
I love Timbuk2 bags. I like the fact that it can be used as a fanny pack, but it seems a little big for that.
Aug
27
comment Bike sharing services and systems
There are various types of these services around the world in metropolitan areas. It's more of a meta question where bikes help with transportation around metropolises, helps the city to be environmentally friends, helps its citizens be more healthy...I'll try to rephrase the question...maybe turn it into a wiki.
Aug
27
comment Bike tires need air every ride…is this normal?
@neilfein...they both require air. I actually replaced the tube on one of them just as a test awhile ago and it's still doing the same thing. I think you're right that I'm putting in about 5-10 PSIs every time I take it out.
Aug
26
comment What is a good small bicycle bag to store your gear and/or personal things?
Those are pretty cool. I like the little waterproof map attachment!
Aug
26
comment Where do you sleep while on tour?
This is a bit off topic and too open. Maybe restating the question would help.