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Follow me on twitter... @GeekCyclist

  • By day a Microsoft Platform Web Developer.
  • By night 1/2 the year, a H.S Basketball Coach.

I am a mixed mode commuter - sometimes I ride, sometimes I drive, and sometimes there is a bus or train ride mixed in there.

My rides:

  • 2008 Specialized Roubaix Comp (pretty much stock)
  • 2004 Novara Randonee - racks, fenders, lights and an upgrade to 105 on the rear after a crash.

Started commuting as an adult on a 1993 MtnTek Vertical - rack, fenders, slicks - Sold in 2013.


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reviewed Reviewed What effect does head tube angle have on a bicycle?
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reviewed Looks OK Where can I get some rags?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do I get my hydraulic disc brakes working well again
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answered How can I tell if I have properly patched a tube? (specifically a 2" mt. bike tube)
Jul
18
reviewed No Action Needed orientation of non rotating washers (Nexus 8-Speed Internal Hub)
Jul
18
reviewed No Action Needed Are there any cleats (for SPD-SL) that convert the pedal to a regular flat platform for regular shoes?
Jul
18
reviewed Close Are these bikes real from Aliexpress?
Jul
18
reviewed Reopen Why are both Schrader and Presta valves still used on tubes?
Jul
17
reviewed Leave Open Could you make a bike frame out of 24kt gold?
Jul
16
reviewed No Action Needed Is there a do-it-yourself way to tow a kid's bike?
Jul
16
comment How do treads affect traction?
Welcome to Bicycles! Your answer was flagged a couple of times for low quality. Formatting, spelling and grammar can make what you write much easier for others to read. I'll make an attempt at editing you answer; check it out and make sure I have retained your meaning.
Jul
16
revised How do treads affect traction?
Grammar, spelling and formatting.
Jul
15
comment Is it appropriate to build bikepaths in local roads instead of Minor or Major Arteries?
I'm with Daniel... Some people love bike lanes, others would rather see "complete streets". I'm not familiar with the law or politics in Mexico. That said, a starting point would be to look at the League of American Bicyclists Bike Friendly Community Assessment for evaluation ideas.
Jul
15
reviewed Leave Closed Is it appropriate to build bikepaths in local roads instead of Minor or Major Arteries?
Jul
15
revised Does any rental car company offer bike racks?
Expand based on email from Sixt customer service.
Jul
14
comment What U-lock has a reasonable weight to safety ratio?
In addition to being a close duplicate of previous questions, this is another request for a product recommendation. Those questions are generally a poor fit for a Q&A site like this because the answers frequently become out of date as manufacturers change their product lines. See Q&A is Hard, Let's Go Shopping.
Jul
14
comment Recommendation for lightweight pedals for use with SPD or without
This question was flagged for review as off-topic. It's not a bad question but "shopping" or product recommendation questions are generally a poor fit for a Q&A site like this because the answers frequently become out of date as manufacturers change their product lines. See Q&A is Hard, Let's Go Shopping.
Jul
14
reviewed No Action Needed What causes my front wheel to twist when I apply the brake?
Jul
14
reviewed Close How to reuse a rim after the brake edge has been damaged
Jul
14
reviewed Close Is it appropriate to build bikepaths in local roads instead of Minor or Major Arteries?