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bio website ericmenze.com
location Minneapolis, MN
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I'm a Computer (Web) Programmer/Analyst based in Anchorage, AK and Minneapolis, MN. I use (among other things) ASP.NET, C# and SQL Server.

I build things. Bicycles, computers, websites, guitars, cars, motorcycles, sound sytems... lots of things.


Apr
22
reviewed Approve Road positioning when stopping at an intersection with stationary traffic
Apr
20
reviewed Approve Bike Rack for Hatchback vehicle?
Apr
17
reviewed Approve Can I change from short to long derailleur to increase cog size
Apr
8
answered Pedals hits the ground too often while turning at relatively high speed
Apr
8
comment What are the differences between road rims/wheels and hybrid?
Yes, I am discussing the measurement that is between the inside of the tines of the fork and the rear triangle - however this is rather imprecise as the forks and rear triangle are 'spread' somewhat, and come in a few mm when the axle is tightened. The most accurate way to measure this is to measure the Over Locknut Distance on the hubs that came with the bicycle. See the OLD measurement: wheelspoking.com/Measure.aspx
Apr
7
answered What are the differences between road rims/wheels and hybrid?
Apr
3
awarded  Necromancer
Apr
2
comment how much of a difference does bike weight make when trying to maximize the bike's top speed?
Wow, great read. Thanks!
Apr
2
comment how much of a difference does bike weight make when trying to maximize the bike's top speed?
What is the story behind that bike?!? Link please!
Apr
1
answered Why are spoke nipples called nipples?
Apr
1
awarded  Yearling
Mar
31
comment Are all side-pull road bicycle brakes compatible?
I bought a new Shimano 105 brakeset ($77 shipped) that comes with a recessed mount. Will I be able to mount that on my 'nutted' mounts?
Mar
31
comment Are all side-pull road bicycle brakes compatible?
Direct mount side pull calipers are not compatible with center mount side pull calipers.
Mar
31
comment Are all side-pull road bicycle brakes compatible?
I am noticing a new mounting option, 'direct mount', which is not compatible and not mentioned.
Mar
31
comment Why are spoke nipples called nipples?
Nice one! But surely there are plenty of things we twist, like screws and nuts and cranks and so on - all those are just subclasses of nipples due to their ability to be twisted?
Mar
31
asked Why are spoke nipples called nipples?
Mar
31
comment Are all side-pull road bicycle brakes compatible?
Anyway to clarify: all sidepull cantilever brakes will work on all "short pull" levers? There's no exceptions or mounting variations or other catches?
Mar
31
comment Are all side-pull road bicycle brakes compatible?
As a project, I'm going to replace things until it makes the transition into getting it's own slow motion entrance like a bad teen movie. It was $180 on craigslist: Victory Vision Road Bike and I've handbuilt new wheels for it with Attack/Force tires, upgraded to RaceFace Cadence external BB crankset, and a carbon seatpost and computer. Next up is brakes, and then perhaps a threadless headset with carbon forks and integrated stem/handlebars. "Not Another Teen BSO!"
Mar
31
asked Are all side-pull road bicycle brakes compatible?
Mar
24
accepted Is threadless a noticeable difference from threaded headset setups?