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location Bellingham, WA
age 43
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You can never have enough bicycles, but my wife says eight is enough.


Jan
11
comment Reducing noise on a bike trainer
Are you trying to reduce the noise for others in your house or for yourself when you are riding? I'll ride with headphones to reduce the noise I hear from my trainer.
Jan
9
comment Reliable Bike Computer
Garmin now makes an Edge 200 which retails on the internet from $125 to about $150 buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=160&pID=90675
Jan
7
comment How can I make a glow bike?
Had not read about the Flax Fiber bike, very cool, thanks for the idea (bikerumor.com/2011/03/09/…)
Jan
6
comment What maintenance is required for a thru axle?
Yes, on the other side. Thanks for the help.
Jan
6
comment What maintenance is required for a thru axle?
I don't know what those terms mean. We push it thru from one side to the other and screw it into place and once tight (I think) something locks into place.
Dec
30
comment How helpful are neon/led lights on the rims, while riding at night?
A co-worker has one of these (M133 model) and I must say, they are pretty cool too, he can set different light patterns. monkeylectric.com
Dec
27
comment What is the effect of adding weight to a wheel vs adding it to the frame?
My favorite theoretical tangent is that the earth is just a big circle (it was proven round some time ago) and at any point you are just riding along a tangent... Since the tangent is FLAT... There are no hills when cycling :) => Just gravity. Thanks for sharing this.
Dec
13
comment What kind of tire should I purchase for use on a bike trainer?
I have not noticed any difference with slippage. I have an older CycleOps Fluid 2 (with the twist mechanism to tighten/loosen pressure). Once the roller kisses the tire, I do two and a half rotations to tighten. I can only get it to slip if I am trying to make it slip, under normal workouts, various intervals, spin ups, one leg drills, I do not get any tire slips.
Dec
13
comment Does anybody manufacture extra-wide (3E/4E or EEE/EEEE ) wide road or mountain biking shoes?
I have not tried heat molded shoes (Shimano makes a shoe you heat up too) but even the $480 on those Lakes is too much in my opinion. I don't know how much the material will stretch with the heat molding.
Dec
8
comment Can I run a dual crankset with a chain guide tensioner?
The bicycle has a rear dearaileur and 9 speed cassette with vertical dropouts. The chain guide/tensioner is attached to the bottom bracket. The bike has a single chainring and my son would like a double chainring setup so he can get an easier gear for climbing. I did not know about the DRS from eThirteen allowing for a double chainring and still providing chain retention.
Dec
8
comment Does anybody manufacture extra-wide (3E/4E or EEE/EEEE ) wide road or mountain biking shoes?
Thanks for the info on Sidi. I just bought new shoes recently and totally discounted Sidi, never even looking them because of past experiences with them being narrower then other brands. I will have to try on some of these.
Dec
2
comment Is it safe to leave my carbon bike in my stationary trainer for extended periods of time?
Cyclops Fluid 2 - Yeah, I imagine the stress of riding on the trainer is more than simply leaving it mounted.
Dec
2
comment What causes chain suck?
It actually wasn't worn out, I read somewhere that an aluminum inner chainring could cause chain suck. I still get it with the steel ring.
Dec
2
comment What causes chain suck?
Drive train (except for my new inner ring) is all original. Bought bike new Jan 2010 - 9 speed, Shimano XTR Derailleurs, Deore XT cassette, KMC super narrow chain. I am going to switch to a Shimano chain. Thanks for the great advice!
Nov
30
comment Good tires for road riding in winter weather?
Good point about the Disc brakes! Very important
Nov
30
comment What causes chain suck?
No, it stays on the smallest ring but 'sticks' to the ring basically fully wrapping the ring