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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.


Sep
11
accepted What alternative spoke lacing patterns exist (that make a decent wheel)?
Sep
11
accepted Can I lace my hub with all inward or outward facing spoke heads?
Sep
11
accepted What physically makes chainrings have a specific speed compatibility?
Sep
11
accepted Why is my chain riding up and skipping teeth on the freewheel?
Sep
8
comment What tricks do you use to avoid damaging cables when adjusting the gears?
I have never heard of such a thing, nor ever found it necessary or desirable. If it's that important, solder it together with some silver solder before you crimp it; but this seems unnecessary to the extreme.
Sep
6
comment What tricks do you use to avoid damaging cables when adjusting the gears?
I suppose some superglue might help initially, but once it's clamped once there it'll break the glue's bonds with the wires. I've never concerned myself with the flattened cable section - it doesn't fray the cable when it's clamped beforehand.
Sep
5
answered What tricks do you use to avoid damaging cables when adjusting the gears?
Sep
3
answered What is the bicycle Danny MacAskill uses in his “Way Back Home” video?
Aug
31
answered How do I make a road brake lever work alongside a mtb brake lever
Aug
24
answered Is it possible to perform tricks with 100% safety during commuting?
Aug
18
comment How does a two wheel drive bike work?
I'd like this reopened, but I can't vote for such. In any case: OP, Christini shows how their AWD system works, with a driveshaft that runs inside the frame tubes from the rear wheel to the front. It's detailed with a great video here: christinibicycles.com/tech.php
Aug
16
answered Recommendations for inconspicuous helmet-mounted video camera
Aug
10
answered Why is BMX gearing so low
Jul
8
comment Is reversing the stem (pointing it backwards) a safe way to reduce reach length?
What is it that makes this so? Could you provide some details?
Jun
28
answered How did bubbles form on my tire?
Jun
28
comment Self-made studded tyre with glue?
Not only are the tread lugs smaller, but motorcycle/atv/passenger vehicle tires have woven metal bands underneath the rubber, which the screw's ridges can sink into. Bicycle tires do not, and the soft rubber compound won't be enough to hold the screws the same way.
Jun
28
comment Self-made studded tyre with glue?
Yeah. Screwing from the inside out would be the best, but it'd take a bit of time, lots of screws, and probably pop your inner tubes over time. Also, it'd increase the weight a bunch, and just all around not worth the time to do for a crappy, heavy tire.
Jun
28
comment Self-made studded tyre with glue?
I agree with the 'least unlikely to fail' part - nothing I can think of will really work for this. The problem I see is that the glue won't flex enough compared to the stiffness of the metal and the movement of the rubber, so it'd pull away anyway. The metal should be somewhat like a flat washer with no middle hole, and a 1/8" spike in the center for both surface area and traction. I can't think of something offhand that would be like this, and custom making them would likely cost more than the studded tires anyway.
Jun
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
27
revised Self-made studded tyre with glue?
Added section about drilling