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location Los Angeles, CA
age 25
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seen Aug 7 '11 at 2:10

I'm an alumnus of UC Santa Barbara where I was on the cycling team. I also broadcasted sports for KCSB-FM 91.9 while I was there. I love working on bikes and making wheels. I have helped many of my friends with all kinds of repairs, and I hope I can help you get your bike working well, too.


Jul
28
accepted Can a bike with an internal bottom bracket be retrofitted to have an external bottom bracket?
Jul
28
comment Electra Shifter (Revoshift) is hard to turn
The answer I put is based on it being a 7-speed bike (one gear in the front and seven in the back). That's what I found the Electra Townie 7D to be, but if I'm wrong, please let me know so I can answer your actual question.
Jul
28
answered Electra Shifter (Revoshift) is hard to turn
Jul
28
awarded  Student
Jul
27
asked Can a bike with an internal bottom bracket be retrofitted to have an external bottom bracket?
Jul
27
comment Road bike that is gentle on body, but can go in some dirt
Welcome to the community. What exactly is your question?
Jul
23
comment What is a simple mnemonic for remembering the thread direction when removing pedals?
@DanielRHicks let us continue this discussion in chat
Jul
22
awarded  Commentator
Jul
22
comment What is a simple mnemonic for remembering the thread direction when removing pedals?
and if you're really in MN, it's not even 5pm. If I am mistaken about the threading, I'd like to know.
Jul
22
comment What is a simple mnemonic for remembering the thread direction when removing pedals?
@Daniel Doesn't it have something to do with pedaling direction and that you're pedaling forward, so you want the pedals to tighten forward and not loosen from friction?
Jul
22
comment What is a simple mnemonic for remembering the thread direction when removing pedals?
@Daniel at that point you're swearing at yourself because you've already stripped the threads trying to pull your cranks off, and it only got worse when you tried to fix that with a tap. Time to get a new bike!
Jul
22
answered What is a simple mnemonic for remembering the thread direction when removing pedals?
Jul
22
answered Bicycle Socks for Road Rides
Jul
22
comment What kind of handlebar should go on a fixie to sell it?
@meagar it was a project for me to build -- especially the lacing of the wheels -- but when I moved back home after college, there was no real space for it. So I have to let it go.
Jul
22
answered How can I tell a bike is safe after a crash?
Jul
21
comment What kind of handlebar should go on a fixie to sell it?
I have a white chain and white brake lever. I was supposed to get white pedals and straps, but my lbs's supplier was backordered. I built it because I thought I could, and I really wanted a reason to lace a 36-spoke crow's foot front wheel and a 3-leading 3-trailing rear wheel. It was plenty of work, but it was a ton of fun to do.
Jul
21
comment Should a chain be replaced even if it's not stretched?
@zenbike You may be dissatisfied with this answer, but I believe people use 2000 miles because it's conventional knowledge, like getting an oil change for your car at 3000 or 5000 miles. These figures may not represent exactly when you actually need to replace these things, but they protect you against complications that may arise from ignoring their importance.
Jul
20
answered Should a chain be replaced even if it's not stretched?
Jul
20
answered Do mountain bikers yield to hikers?
Jul
20
awarded  Editor