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Mountain biker since 1999, I ride Cross Country and Downhill and anything in between. I also commute by bike some days(home to work and vice versa) in a very hilly city.

Started competition riding in 2008 national level in Honduras, Central America. I usually perform most of the maintenance and even major repairs in my bikes or friend's bikes. I own a small collection of bikes consisting of a road bike, one hardtail, three full suspension XC bikes and a DH bike. All of them except the road bike where assembled completely by me and none has ever fallen apart! ;)


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revised 1980's bike vs New(er) Models? (Should one stay with an ancient bike?)
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answered Is it possible to ride 18km everyday for a beginner?
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answered What is the best way to stop and restart at a stoplight?
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comment What is the best way to stop and restart at a stoplight?
+1 for the trackstand.
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answered How to choose protective cycling gloves?
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comment Bike Lights: Helmet Mounted or Handlebar Mounted
Let's suppose for a minute that you have the handlebar torch and you have some sort of ankle strap for tucking your pant leg and keep it off the chain. You can use it to temporarily fit the torch to your helmet. Yet another option: some bike lights have flexible rubber mounts to fit the handlebar. Those can also be fitted to helmets of certain shapes.
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comment Making a very sharp turn by pivoting on your front wheel?
In my humble opinion, this is more a show off than a very useful maneuver, because doing it with your brakes makes you loose speed (therefore, time). I know it can be done without braking because I unexpectedly performed it once, and it feel extremely cool. The alternative maneuver for sharp cornering is drifting the rear wheel. Can also be done with or without the brake. By the way, look for TRIAL bike videos, they do this maneuver (the one you describe) a lot!
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answered Bike Lights: Helmet Mounted or Handlebar Mounted
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comment How can a GPS with damaged screen be put to use?
It may be possible to find a second hand unit that has been damaged in some other way, but still has an operative screen, and perform the swap. (I did this a couple of times with blackberry phones, don't know specifically for your gps unit though...)
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answered Garden of stones, that are similar to watermelons
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revised Daily Adjusted Seatpost for Trainer Bike
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answered Daily Adjusted Seatpost for Trainer Bike
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comment Identify my bike
It looks similar to a Specialized Hardrock that a friend of mine owns...