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location Porto Alegre, Brazil
age 36
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seen Jul 23 at 14:18

I ride non-stop since I am 4, my father gave me one bike each 4 years until 18. Since then I am changing components and assembling new bikes. Now I have seven, including tandem, home-made recumbent, fixed gear, city-bike with generator and internal-gear-hub, freeride full-suspension.

I have been bred on XC mountainbike (raced a bit), and enjoy technical terrain, as well as light freeride, randonneuring, and touring. I also like to try to smoke my friends and acquaintances on group rides (and so do them).

I tend to do my own assembling and mainteinence, and am known among friends for a natural willingness to solve mechanical problems "in the field", even those not on my bike. I like to read about deep intricacies in bicycle mechanics, being a strong fan of a lot (but not all) of Sheldon Brown approaches.

Recently, I am engaged on bike as transportation, bike advocacy, and political-related-bike-issues, and participate in a lot of local groups, mostly nightbikers, weekend rides (not club rides) and Critical Mass.

My short-term bike-related goal is to have equipment and energy to commute all-year round (my winter is very rainy), and my long term goal, more like a dream, is to be full-time involved with bikes, professionally (most probably designing/manufacturing or selling stuff).


Jul
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asked Rear hub for randonneuring - any “classic” model?
Oct
24
asked How to clean rubber and plastic parts with sticky, thick teflon-based lube stains?
Sep
27
answered Which way should a seat post clamp be oriented?
Jul
22
answered Does having machined brake surface on rims matter?
Jul
19
answered Am I going to get injured mountain biking if I don't have rear suspension?
Jul
1
answered Why does the chain tension vary as pedals are turned?
Jun
20
answered Differences between symetrical and asymetrical brake pads for cantilever / v-brakes
Jun
12
answered Concerns with different brake types for the front and the rear wheel
Jun
9
answered How to fix a stripped pedal crank
Jun
2
answered Twist shifter spacing between 6 & 7
May
24
answered How do you evaluate a chamois (padding in shorts) before buying?
May
7
answered How to get back on the road again?
May
5
answered When is a child ready to switch from scooting to pedaling?
Apr
29
answered Why are single-speed bikes with disc brakes hard to find?
Apr
26
answered What factors determine stem length ?
Apr
25
answered Are single-speed bikes better equipped to handle cog/chain wear?
Apr
15
answered I want to buy a fixed gear bike. Which one should I buy?
Apr
15
answered What is the advantage of a reverse arch suspension fork?
Apr
13
answered Speed On a Road Bike
Apr
11
answered Repurpose old android phone (without cell phone plan) as cycle computer with GPS tracking?