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  • 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.


2h
comment How can I keep spider and other bugs off my bicycle?
I hate spiders too... Upon finding one on my arm, I've both crashed and beaten my arm so hard trying to kill one that I later had bruises.
2d
comment Definition of a bunny hop
I'm in favor of adding a definition to the Index, but this discussion is likely to generate several opinionated answers and is better suited for Chat or Meta than the main site.
Jul
28
comment Pedals turn but front sprocket does not
Despite your edits, there is not enough information to tell whether this is different from the question listed as the duplicate. It's unlikely that this will be reopened without a picture of the crankset and a clearer description of how the behavior is different from that of the duplicate question.
Jul
23
comment Do I need to take my weight off the bike to lock out the suspension?
Welcome to Bicycles. Formatting can make what you write much easier for others to read. Check out the formatting options available using the icons above the answer box. I'll make an attempt at editing you answer; check it out as a guide, and make sure I have retained your meaning.
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
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
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
9
comment What can I use for a DIY cable end?
Solder works fine, and after soldering, you cut or file a bit off the end to make it smooth and less sharp.
Mar
14
comment MTB Crank on a Cyclocross Bicycle?
Vorac, that's a good point but not really an issue here since it sounds like Andresch is planning on replacing the entire crankset, not just a chainring.
Jan
31
comment Pedal arm inside pedal screw hole stripped
Typically bike applications use a light lithium grease as a lubricant. In fact, I would put a dab on the pedal threads every time you remove and re-install your pedals. This would be the same grease you would use when you repack hub, bottom bracket or headset bearings.
Jan
10
comment V-brake mount for caliper brakes
Doesn't seem clear to me what you are trying to do... Do you mean an adapter to allow a fork with v-brake mounts to use disc brakes, or do you mean switching from v-brakes to cantilever brakes, or are you talking about lever compatibility with different brakes?
Jan
10
comment Do I really need to use primer first?
Too bad the comment by Mr Hicks is a comment rather than an answer, because it's a very good one.
Nov
8
comment Threaded headset wobbles after riding
A small picture or two here might be very helpful in understanding what is going on.
Oct
21
comment What's the correct position to assemble eliptic (Biopace, Rotor, etc) chainrings?
Welcome to Bicycles Stack Exchange! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference.
Oct
9
comment Problems shifting under load
The top answer has more than double the votes, is clear and concise. The reason it hasn't been accepted is that the original author abandoned it and hasn't been back on the site in over a year.
Oct
7
comment what is the “best” indoor trainer
Welcome to Bicycles Stack Exchange! This question is not a great fit for our Q/A format. "Shopping" or "Which is Best" questions are generally too broad, garner only opinions, and go out of date quickly. See the Help Center for more information.
Oct
5
comment Full carbon fiber 29er suspension mountain bike from AliBaba
Welcome to Bicycles Stack Exchange! Shopping, or product recommendation questions are frequently downvoted and flagged for moderator attention because they quickly become obsolete and often invite opinions rather than factual answers. See the help center for reasons why questions are put on hold and tips on how to revise this question.
Sep
24
comment Will this Retrospec Siddhartha bike suit my needs?
Welcome to Bicycles Stack Exchange! This question is not a great fit for our Q/A format. "Shopping" or "Which is Best" questions are generally too broad, garner only opinions, and go out of date quickly. See the Help Center for more information. Better would be the simple question "In an area with [characteristics], what features should I look for in a bike for [riding type] that costs less than [budget]. Search the site since there are many questions like this.
Sep
4
comment What are the differences between a mens and womens bike frame?
Welcome to Bicycles! Please note that this is a Q&A site, not a traditional forum. See the help link above for more info. I am going to let your post stand, but I think you should edit it to more clearly answer the original question, and incorporate Kibbee's comments. If you desire to have a "back and forth" conversation, please try our link above.