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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.


Mar
21
comment Will disc brakes aggravate the problem with spokes pulling through the rim?
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Mar
19
comment New to bicycles; Bad setup, bad bike, or too heavy?
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Feb
24
comment What do I do wrong to get hip aches after biking?
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Feb
23
comment Can I replace the 32 mm tires on a Trek 7.3 with 35 mm tires?
Welcome to Bicycles! This is really a comment, not an answer, and while this type of answer is welcomed and expected on a forum, it's not in line with our goals as a Q/A site. Much better would be an answer that includes details on why it worked, and why it might not. Please see the Tour for an overview of how this and other Stack Exchange sites work.
Feb
20
comment Best Gear Shifters
Product recommendation questions are generally a poor fit for a Q&A site since the answers quickly become out of date. There are a number of previous posts that will help you know what to look for when buying a new/first road bike, commuter bike and mountain bike.
Feb
13
comment What make and model is this MTB with no decal (pictured)?
If there is a decal or badge on the headtube a picture or description of that would be the most useful in identifying the make of your frame.
Dec
16
comment Fluid trainer for an intermediate rider
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recommendation questions are generally a poor fit for a Q&A site like this because the answers frequently become out of date as manufacturers change their product lines.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.
Nov
5
comment Commuting: How to carry office clothing so it doesn't get crushed?
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. How and why is this a good solution? Otherwise this post will likely be downvoted or flagged as spam.
Oct
28
comment Disc brake clicking noise
This is really a comment, not an answer. It would be better if you explained what you did to fix it (changed alignment, bought shorter bolts, etc.) While this type of answer is welcomed and expected on a traditional forum, it's not in line with our goals as a Q/A site. Please see the Tour for an overview of how this and other Stack Exchange sites work.
Oct
12
comment The right saddle for touring
Although this may theoretically answer the question, you should probably expand this answer to include "why" the seat saved you.
Oct
10
comment Can I change my large chainring without changing the entire crank?
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Oct
3
comment Sekai 2000 tire and rim?
Welcome to Bicycles.SE. For an intro to how this and other Stack Exchange Q & A sites work, please Take the Tour. This is not like a forum with free ranging threads. Between the original post and the comment you have at least 3 different questions here... Is the bend important/fixable? Can I convert to colored rims? Where can I find fenders and handlebars? Wide ranging posts like that tend to get closed by the community.
Sep
26
comment How to select a cyclocross bike at around £800
Product recommendation questions are generally a poor fit for a Q&A site since the answers quickly become out of date. There are a number of previous posts that will help you know what to look for when buying a new/first road bike, commuter bike and mountain bike.
Sep
25
comment Front wheel bent
It's a "Zen" thing - I completely lose track of time.
Sep
18
comment Why do cyclists prefer messenger bags over backpacks?
Welcome to Bicycles Stack Exchange! Your original answer seems to be targeted at motorcycle riders, not bicyclists. I have edited the answer to clarify. If I have significantly modified your intent, you can re-edit the answer, but please keep things targeted to Bicycling. For an intro to how this and other Stack Exchange Q & A sites work, please Take the Tour.
Sep
12
comment How do I choose a light GPS device supporting Strava?
This question was flagged for review not because it's a bad question per se, 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. Any device that is the "best" and "lightest" today, will be surpassed by a newer device by years end.
Sep
11
comment Brompton: where to find the higher supply of second-hand bikes in UK, or anywhere in Europe?
This question was flagged for review as off-topic. It's not a bad question but "shopping" 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 (or in this case, shops go in and out of business). See Q&A is Hard, Let's Go Shopping.
Sep
11
comment Retrieving Loose Nipple from Inside Rim
Can you give us a few more details about how you would use a vacuum to solve the stated problem?
Sep
10
comment Advice for getting Campagnolo Zonda wheelset on a 2000 8 speed shimano rsx
Welcome to Bicycles.SE. Please see the Tour for an overview of how this and other Stack Exchange sites work. By "no problems at all" do you mean that you have experience with this problem? Are you able to expand your post to answer the question more fully? If not, you should probably just upvote the answer by Graeme.
Sep
5
comment What makes a folding bicycle so difficult to ride?
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