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I'm a self-teaching geek. teaching because that process is far from over. I don't know a ton, but what I know, I'll share, and I won't answer a question if I'm not confident I'm correct.


Aug
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Cannondale Lefty DLR Ti Fork Rebuild/Maintenance
Jul
31
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Caliper bolts after crash: repair or replace?
Jul
26
comment Does the term “domestique” have negative connotations?
Ummm... If you use expendable asset in a military sense, sure, that's negative. But using athletes in whatever way suits ensuring the overall victory for he team, doesn't quite meet that description. And, in the "cycling circles" I hang out with, "domestique" has no more negative connotation than does, say,"team player".
Jul
26
comment Does the term “domestique” have negative connotations?
Re-read your answer. All of your explanations for what a domestique are are accurate, but I don't see any support for this being a negative term. I just see you saying that cyclists who are domestiques, are working their way up in the industry while gaining experience. Why is that negative?
Jul
21
revised Can you be ticketed for breaking the speed limit on a bike?
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Jul
15
revised What's an “Auto-Mini” folding bike? Can I use one for decades without having to replace the frame?
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Jul
14
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How to choose the right Citi Bike?
Jul
14
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can I make my bike (and myself) visible at night?
Jul
14
comment Cause of spalled cones?
I can't explain the physics of it, but when pitting is slight, it usually seems to start first on one side, and stay worse on that side, even when the other side starts to show it. At least in my experience.
Jul
14
revised Saddle for long rail trails, streets and dirt paths
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Jul
14
answered Cause of spalled cones?
Jul
13
comment Attach bottle cage to frame w/o mount screws
Many bike shops have the tools, and the rivnuts themselves are cheap. Also, there are many DIY versions of the tool. They just take more time to use. See this link for example: parktool.com/blog/repair-help/water-bottle-fittings
Jul
13
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Jammed Giant brand U-Lock. Unable to insert key
Jul
12
comment Attach bottle cage to frame w/o mount screws
Not to mention, this is how it is done originally, when the frame is built.
Jul
12
answered Attach bottle cage to frame w/o mount screws
Jul
9
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What could cause a tyre to deform in this way?
Jul
5
revised Oil specs for the 2013 Totem RC2 DH DPA
Corrected link
Jul
5
comment Oil specs for the 2013 Totem RC2 DH DPA
See updated link with 2013 PDF
Jul
5
revised Oil specs for the 2013 Totem RC2 DH DPA
Corrected link