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location Bellingham, WA
age 44
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You can never have enough bicycles, but my wife says eight is enough.


Jan
9
comment Recommendations for bike headlight…possibly running on AA batteries?
I recently purchased the Nightrider Lumina 650 with 650 lumens and love the USB charging and helmet mount. It is almost too bright. I've taken it on roads and trails, on roads I almost feel like I'm blinding drivers, but on trails it really shines (pun intended), fully lighting up the trail with plenty of distance to see and ride at upwards of 18-20 mph (wide gravel trails) and with the helmet mount, can look around when going slower on single track sections. Very nice all in one unit with no wires.
Jan
9
comment V-Brake levers for drop handlebars?
Yeah, accidentally posted and then took too long to edit. - 42-622 is 28x1.60 or 700x40mm which are quite wide for a road/cyclocross type of bike. The widest I've ridden on my CX bikes is 35mm. 40mm is not that much more, if your bicycle has the clearance (chain and seat stays) to handle the width, these mini V-Brakes should handle the width... I've never ridden studs, but have seen some that are very short (almost just rivets in the tire) to inch tall spikes. It will again depend on bike clearance more than the brake clearance. In short, these mini V-Brakes should allow the 42x622 tires.
Jan
9
comment V-Brake levers for drop handlebars?
42-622 is 28x1.60 or 700x40 which are quite wide for a road/cyclocross type of bike. If your bicycle can handle the width, I
Jan
7
comment What is a wireless crankset?
Yes most likely all cranksets are wireless. A buddy has an older SRM wired power meter and the wire runs from the head unit to the bottom bracket area to a sensor magnet that is required to be within 3-5mm of the power meter lid (covers the power meter on the cranks), so even this 'wired' power meter is truly a wireless crankset.
Dec
31
comment Frequent flats with Michelin Pro3's
This has been my experience too, everything sticks to these tires. I highly recommend an inspection everytime you get done with a ride, get anything out/off before it can get worked further into the rubber.
Dec
10
comment Social network for bike users
I love the social parts of Strava.com (Kudos, Segments, Clubs, Segment leader boards) but they do not offer a way to really communicate in text (other than ride comments).
Sep
14
comment brake lever will not return
I have had my pads too high as well - rubbing the tire raw, but don't get this type of ridge/lip when it rubs the tire, just when it is too low and is over the edge towards the spokes.
Sep
8
comment How to clean white handlebar tape?
I love Simple Green, but no longer leave it on or let parts soak in it for very long... (velonews.competitor.com/2005/11/bikes-and-tech/technical-faq/…)
Aug
8
comment How to convert 17“ bike to 18” without changing frame
Also, when you raise the handlebars by adjusting the angle, the handlebars move ever so closer to the seat. You don't want to be too stretched out, but not too compact either.
Aug
8
comment How to convert 17“ bike to 18” without changing frame
When I got a new stem for my single speed, I went with an adjustable stem and have been happy with it. It is one additional area for something to loosen, I have noticed it loosens up a bit. The one I got has notches so it doesn't fully slip but just gets a little sloppy and I tighten it up.
Jun
28
comment Self-made studded tyre with glue?
Cheap and easily replaceable are helpful factors too.
May
30
comment How do I prevent STI shifter cables from blocking access to my Randoneering Bag or Handlebar bag?
Looking at images of Shimano STI shifters on amazon, the Tiagra level shifter has the brake cable coming out the side. Upgrading to the 105 or higher has both the brake and shift cable that run under your handlebar tape.
May
15
comment What map / navigation / bike direction apps are available for the iphone for commuting / urban cycling
Have you tried using the walking directions the iPhone maps app provides?
Apr
27
comment Is it practical to replace two sprockets on a cassette?
On my cross bike, I have used SRAM with Shimano 105 derailleur and did not notice shifting issues. It was a hodge poge drive train of Shimano, SRAM, FSA, Wipperman. My MTB I still run SRAM (12/34 though) with Shimano XTR, FSA crankset, no issues with rear changes, but get chain suck (still after new inner chainring, new chain...).
Apr
27
comment Is it practical to replace two sprockets on a cassette?
Thanks @zenbike for the edits, great stuff! - SRAM makes a 9 speed cassette (PG950) in 12-28 on Amazon (US store for $26)
Mar
7
comment How to use Windstopper gloves most effectively?
Those are the same Windstopper gloves that I have and my experience is the opposite. I stay quite warm. I've never ridden an electric bike, I wonder if you are not generating heat.
Mar
7
comment What sites support Garmin Edge 200 .FIT format?
Checkout Bike Route Toaster to create routes and upload to your device too. bikeroutetoaster.com/Course.aspx
Feb
16
comment Why does a bike frame have to be above 56 cm usually to fit 700c tires?
I don't know why, but don't see it across the board, most bicycles I've looked at use 700c down to 50cm. I have three 700c bikes all around 52cm (each measures frame size a bit differently).
Feb
11
comment Bicycle GPS Devices
@Adrian That is another reason I love (any) GPS bike computer, they are so easy to switch from bike to bike. I bought extra mounts, one for each bike. My buddies who use the speed/cadence pickups don't swap that from bike to bike though.
Feb
11
comment Bicycle GPS Devices
@RandyMinder I use a PowerTap power meter hub in my rear wheel to measure the amount of power I am generating during a ride.