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Senior Software Engineer with 9 years of professional experience. Currently coding in Java and C#.

Sep
10
comment Can a greasy chain cause the chain to come off the rings?
In addition to the answers below, if this is on a new bike, then after a few hundred miles the cables and housings will break-in and possibly stretch a bit, causing shifting problems. Usually after re-adjusted after initial break-in, then they stay much better.
Sep
9
awarded  Commentator
Sep
9
comment Avalanche upgrade cartridge for Boxxer, or tune existing?
Yeah, progressive springs would be nice. You might need the double adjustability as you originally said. Depending on the cost difference, I'd probably lean toward the Avalanche kit, since you will get that adjustability, as opposed to having the cartridge retuned and still having the single adjustment. If you eventually loose or gain weight, or want to re-tune for different events or terrains, you will be able to compensate with the Avalanche. Since you've ridden the R2C2 , have you considered selling your RC and getting the R2C2? That might be more cost effective than the Avalanche upgrade.
Sep
9
revised Recommendations on best-value stock fixed gear model?
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Sep
9
answered Recommendations on best-value stock fixed gear model?
Sep
9
answered Avalanche upgrade cartridge for Boxxer, or tune existing?
Sep
8
comment Can a front wheel have a different number of bearings on each side?
If you put 9 back in one side, is there enough gap left to fit 1 more? I assume putting 10 in one side doesn't leave a lot of gap...
Sep
8
answered Are there advantages of dedicated bike computer instead of smartphone apps?
Sep
8
answered Is it considered rude to draft other random cyclists?
Sep
8
awarded  Teacher
Sep
8
awarded  Analytical
Sep
7
answered What should I carry on day trips for emergencies?
Sep
7
comment Securing sliding bar grips without hair spray?
Substitute anything plastic and rigid in place of the flathead... possibly a ball-point pen, if it isn't too thick, or a plastic butter knife, Popsicle stick might even be sturdy enough... My point was more that glass cleaner works in place of hairspray, etc.
Sep
7
comment What makes a bike stay upright when moving?
+1. A bike's natural ability to stay upright when you "ghost ride" one, or send it off rolling without a rider, is largely due to the rake (or caster) of the front wheel. If it was mounted vertically (your wheel axel was directly below the head tube, and the head tube was vertical) then the bike would fall over fairly easily. This is similar to the caster of a car's front wheels, which helps stability and to center the steering wheel on its own (let go of a car steering wheel in a turn and it comes back toward center) and the dihedral of an aircraft wing which helps it from rolling over.
Sep
7
comment What is the name of the part, often seen on BMX bicycles, that allows an additional rider on the back the bike?
+1 for Kibbee's comment, specifically they are NOT designed for someone to stand on. They are designed for trick riding (grinds, etc.)
Sep
7
awarded  Editor
Sep
7
revised Securing sliding bar grips without hair spray?
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Sep
7
answered Securing sliding bar grips without hair spray?
Sep
7
comment Adjusting saddle angle on a road bike (drop bars)
Another great point. Both my MTB saddles have the groove, but this road bike seat doesn't. I marked Adam's answer as 'accepted' because sliding the seat forward a bit on the rails did help in my particular case, but saddle replacement with a more comfortable one is definitely a good option too.
Sep
7
awarded  Scholar