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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.


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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recommendation questions are generally a poor fit for a Q&A site like this because the answers frequently become out of date as manufacturers change their product lines.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but "shopping" questions are generally a poor fit for a Q&A site like this because the answers frequently become out of date as manufacturers change their product lines (or in this case, shops go in and out of business).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?
Welcome to Bicycles.SE. Check out the formatting options available using the icons above the answer box. Formatting can make what you write much easier for others to read. I've made an attempt at editing you answer; check it out as a guide, and make sure I have retained your meaning. For an intro to how this and other Stack Exchange Q & A sites work, please Take the Tour.
Sep
4
comment Bike Rack from Apartment's Underground Carpark Removed - Is building management liable?
I recognize that, and the link on Bailment in the answer touches on identifying whether there is a bailment or a contract in AU. Here in the US I store my bike in a "secure" garage, in a locked bike cage both of which are provided by my employer. That is still not enough to establish liability outside the existence of a contract because no representative of my employer has legal possession and control of my bike.
Aug
29
comment Real measurable benefit to ceramic bearings?
Welcome to Bicycles Stack Exchange! This is really a comment, not an answer. While this type of post is welcomed and expected in a traditional online 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. You may then want to edit your post to more clearly answer the question asked.
Aug
20
comment Usage experience with anti-theft GPS trackers
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.
Aug
19
comment Choosing an e-bike for commuting
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. I've edited the question to be more general, and hopefully not too broad, to get you some relevant answers without the question being closed.
Aug
19
comment Want to start cycling, is this a good bike
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. Better questions ask about general characteristics rather than specific models, like this one that may apply to you.
Aug
19
comment How to lubricate cables?
Another chain lube user here - I use Dry lube, not Wet, pull the cable housing as far one way as it will go, drop or two of lube in the other end, and then work the housing back and forth on the cable. Then push the housing the other direction and do the same thing.
Aug
3
comment Why do my handlebars wobble left and right?
If you hold the front end of the bike off the ground and spin the wheel, does it wobble or is it wavy as it spins? If it has front caliper brakes, does the rim touch the brakes as it spins?
Aug
1
comment How can I keep spiders 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.
Jul
30
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.