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bio website ericmenze.com
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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
11
answered Are there any things to avoid when being given a free bike?
Apr
9
accepted What brand / model of brake is this modified U-brake?
Apr
8
comment What options do I have when replacing my fork's elastomers?
Where can I buy Micro-cellular urethane? If I find it in tubing, should I install it in 6" and 5" lengths, or cut it into 6x 1" and 4x 1.25" lengths?
Apr
7
awarded  Promoter
Apr
7
comment What options do I have when replacing my fork's elastomers?
And hey - I left Option C open!
Apr
7
comment What options do I have when replacing my fork's elastomers?
They say you should show research in your questions... I just take that like a fundamentalist does the parts of the bible they like. There are questions in there somewhere.
Apr
6
asked What options do I have when replacing my fork's elastomers?
Apr
5
accepted What are the pros and cons of Double Butted vs Straight Spokes when building a wheel?
Apr
5
comment What brand / model of brake is this modified U-brake?
That's my best guess, I bought the setup from the guy who built it when I was in high school, and it seemed like it was something he had bought around that time. I think he called it a "C-Modified U-Brake."
Apr
5
awarded  Vox Populi
Apr
5
awarded  Suffrage
Apr
5
answered In what ways is a dual pivot brake better than single-pivot?
Apr
5
comment What brand / model of brake is this modified U-brake?
Details added. It didn't come with the brakes. Center pull calliper brakes MORE refined? Everything was shifting to Cantilever / V-Brakes at the time this brake was purchased, 1997-1999.
Apr
5
revised What brand / model of brake is this modified U-brake?
Added frame model and year as requested.
Apr
5
comment What brand / model of brake is this modified U-brake?
Still, I can't be the only one who owns one of these, or having a similar design. Perhaps someone even just wanted one or saw it and knows who made them?
Apr
5
answered Different kinds of Handlebars
Apr
5
asked What brand / model of brake is this modified U-brake?
Apr
5
awarded  Necromancer
Apr
5
revised What kinds of brake designs exist, and what are their general pros and cons?
Added some brake types, fixed broken image link, corrected cantilever vs calliper brakes
Apr
4
comment What should I use, VeloPlugs, Rim Tape, or Rubber Rim Strips in new wheels?
Did I miss any advantages/disadvantages? If I did, please add them to your answer. You only lost plugs while changing tubes, right? (FYI they claim to have addressed that issue in the newer versions, red being for 8mm holes and yellow for 8.5-9.3mm holes. However, the rims I'm buying don't state their hole diameter, nor do most rim specifications)