5,224 reputation
2925
bio website stackexchange
location central mass. u.s.a.
age 56
visits member for 2 years, 7 months
seen yesterday

ride mostly single track with a little road biking mixed in.


May
12
answered exploding inner tubes
May
11
comment Thinking of quitting due to dangerous driving
Contact your local bike shop and see if they sponsor a group road ride. I know several in my area offer rides for novices and explain how and where to ride safely in a group setting. They plan them during low traffic times so you can get accustomed to traffic.
May
11
revised DIY colouring components
additional information
May
10
answered DIY colouring components
May
9
comment What happened to pumps?
Make sure the head is fitted correctly on the valve. Most older pumps had the "locked on" position with the lever parallel to the hose with the lever layed down. . Most new pumps seem to have the locked position with the lever up or perpendicular to the hose.
May
3
accepted Is it possible to date Shimano components?
Apr
30
asked Is it possible to date Shimano components?
Apr
23
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Apr
20
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
18
comment Sizing guide for road bikes vs mountain bikes
LBS is a common abbreviation for Local Bike Shop. Sorry for any confusion.
Apr
16
comment Replacing thick wheels with thinner ones
What size tires (27, 700c, 26x2.0, 26x1 3/8) are you currently using. It should be embossed in the side of the tire.
Apr
16
answered What kind of paint should I use on my plastic mudguards?
Apr
16
awarded  Custodian
Apr
16
reviewed Close I want to buy a fixed gear bike. Which one should I buy?
Apr
16
reviewed Close Fast touring bike / Roadbike with touring capabilities
Apr
15
answered What factors influence the maximum tire pressure other than the tire itself?
Apr
14
comment Can I replace a 1/2 inch bolt with a 14mm one to secure my axle?
Are you refering to the size of the nut that retains the bearing cones on the axle or the nuts that hold the axle in the frame/fork?
Apr
6
answered Is my disc brake caliper correctly mounted on the frame?
Apr
6
answered How Can I Prevent Slime Barrel Pumps from Clogging?
Apr
5
answered Why isn't my suspension bouncy?