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bio website velostrigiformes.tumblr.com
location Portland, ME
age 28
visits member for 2 years, 8 months
seen Oct 24 at 21:13

I'm fascinated with bicycles...with how they work, how they're built, how they're used, and what they have to offer. I'm pursuing an MS in Civil Engineering specifically to design and construct cycling infrastructure for transportation planning.

I have worked with several bike-share programs providing free access to bicycles for students, workers, and retirees. In addition, I volunteer as a bicycling safety advocate with local schools.

I appreciate lugged steel, leather saddles, Bridgestones, and pink bar tape.

My next big goal is a cross-country ride from Maine to California.


Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
May
24
reviewed Approve Looking for a commuter bike, What should I look for?
May
24
reviewed Approve Light-weight ladies bike
May
24
reviewed Approve Anti-puncture options
May
24
reviewed Approve Saddle bag for food container
May
22
comment Burley Flex Connector, square tube vs round tube, does it really matter?
Can you include pictures? I'm pretty sure I know what you're talking about, though.
May
4
comment Interrupter (cross) brake lever cable guide wedges?
I've noticed and been annoyed by that too! I think my Tektro levers have a bit less of a gap, though.
Apr
20
reviewed Approve Is a “run-bike” equivalent to a bmx bike with no drivetrain?
Apr
10
awarded  Yearling
Mar
21
comment loose spoke that will not screw back in
Are you turning the spoke or the nipple? Are you turning it the right way? Have you read any pertinent how-to's? (sheldonbrown.com/tooltips/truing.html)
Mar
16
comment Bicycle Storage: Does Kvartal method need studs (or other suggestions)?
I'd also stick something to the wall where the saddle contacts the paint so as to not have bits of white paint stuck to your saddle...maybe a piece of fabric or something? (Latex paint has a tendency to stick to stuff and peel off the wall if you're not careful.)
Mar
16
answered Bicycle Storage: Does Kvartal method need studs (or other suggestions)?
Mar
12
comment Shimano MF Z012 replacement Freewheel?
I've found IRD and some Shimano cassettes to be of respectable construction. They're not as refined as cassette technologies, but they're out there. (Though, I suppose when it comes down to it modern freewheels won't obtain the same quality as older ones simply because they're considered an outmoded technology. It's the way of the world, I suppose.)
Mar
10
awarded  Constituent
Mar
9
comment Sheldon Brown's writing?
I think Sheldon would encourage people to read everything with a critical eye and to make up their own minds about what works for them.
Mar
4
reviewed Approve How to determine if my rear axle is bent?
Mar
4
awarded  Caucus
Mar
1
comment Mountain Biking Websites
You're asking for websites about mountain biking? Like, product reviews, forums, and the like?
Feb
25
comment What are the advantages of a custom frame for a touring bike?
What is your experience touring?
Feb
25
reviewed Approve What is needed to change a set of wheels? + advice RE the cassette size