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bio website mcnabbs.org/andrew
location Pittsburgh, PA
age 32
visits member for 2 years, 8 months
seen Nov 12 at 15:11

I've been commuting by bike since 2009. I enjoy road cycling and occasional mountain biking.


Aug
12
reviewed Reviewed Is it better to get an entry-level carbon bike or a similarly priced aluminum bike?
Aug
12
comment Is it better to get an entry-level carbon bike or a similarly priced aluminum bike?
Much of this answer compares entry level bikes with expensive bikes--I'm not sure this really answers whether it's better to get a similarly priced aluminum or carbon bike.
Aug
12
comment What are the benefits of nickel-plated chains?
Thanks for sharing the list--that's really helpful.
Aug
11
accepted What are the benefits of nickel-plated chains?
Aug
11
reviewed Reviewed What are the disadvantages of more suspension travel?
Aug
8
revised If I can't find the hole causing a flat tire, do I need to replace the tube?
Add more detail to the title
Aug
8
reviewed Reviewed loose brake calipers
Aug
8
comment Replacing a road bike frame
Welcome to Bicycles.SE. Can you be a little more specific about what you're asking? Is there something wrong with your current frame?
Aug
8
comment How do I prevent my pants from getting caught into the bike gears
Manufactured leg straps may include elastic, but I'm guessing the home-made velcro doesn't stretch. I have velcro leg straps, and the elastic helps it stay secure and comfortable.
Aug
8
reviewed Close What is considered a good “safe biking distance” to bike to work?
Aug
7
comment What is considered a good “safe biking distance” to bike to work?
From your edit, it sounds like you're asking whether a 5 mile commute is reasonable. It definitely is.
Aug
7
comment What Supporting Muscle Groups Should Be Strengthened?
I once asked a similar question that got migrated here: fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/12031/…
Aug
7
comment What is considered a good “safe biking distance” to bike to work?
Are you concerned about a specific maximum travel time or something else? (It sounds like it's not about safety as I initially read the title to imply.) If you can make your situation a little more specific, then it would be a lot easier to answer.
Aug
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Storing spare tube under saddle bag
Aug
7
comment Why would a bike computer calculate distance accurately but average speed inaccurately?
This answer does a fantastic job of explaining the limitations of processing in a bike computer. But I think there might be just a bit more to the average thing because the bike computer shows average speeds changing in 0.1 mph increments but the error is much higher than this. Is there maybe some way that it's using a lookup table to find the average speed in discrete time intervals and then it has some way of "cheating" to combine these?
Aug
7
reviewed No Action Needed What is a simple mnemonic for remembering the thread direction when removing pedals?
Aug
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why the penny-farthing?
Aug
7
comment Should I put my wider tire in front or in back?
Related questions: bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/4555/… and bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/3727/…
Aug
7
comment Is it okay to use mismatching tires?
See also: bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/9308/…
Aug
7
revised Is it okay to use mismatching tires?
Attempt to make the title more informative