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location Portland, ME
age 28
visits member for 2 years, 6 months
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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.


Nov
7
comment Cantilever brakes for older narrow fork bosses (55mm)?
I've had this exact same problem (and I've also emailed VO and Paul with the same answer!)
Nov
7
comment Cantilever brakes for older narrow fork bosses (55mm)?
bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/5619/…
Nov
3
comment Identify my bike
That definitely looks right on.
Nov
2
comment Reverse center pull cantilever brakes (how to set up and issues)
I was thinking that a V brake would be the way to go. Maybe one could modify the noodle to pull from below somehow...
Nov
1
comment Reverse center pull cantilever brakes (how to set up and issues)
How is it routed originally? Is this a new build?
Oct
29
comment Is there a best suspension frame?
Alternatively, you could look at the discussions about trail on road forks. Even with a super specific and narrow component field there is no real conclusion as to what is "best." Some people like high trail, some like low trail, some like medium trail...and so on.
Oct
29
comment Is there a best suspension frame?
Patents aren't necessarily indicative of advanced technology: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patent_troll
Oct
17
comment Replacing needle bearing threaded headset with an ordinary one
Once upon a time I tried hammering an ISO crown race onto a JIS fork :( Lesson learned.
Oct
16
comment Replacing needle bearing threaded headset with an ordinary one
No worries. I'm sure if the stack height is comparable you'll be in good shape. I like to provide answers for any hypothetical situation that may arise, but it is always good to have a simple solution!
Oct
16
comment Fixing damage to brake rim surface
It couldn't hurt. You're not going to be able to damage the rim unless you have above average hand-sanding endurance.
Oct
16
comment Fixing damage to brake rim surface
Your brake pads will do a great job at smoothing everything out. All rims will wear out over time, but if it's shallow scoring you won't have any problems.
Oct
16
answered Replacing needle bearing threaded headset with an ordinary one
Oct
16
comment Do I need to face my new frame?
An elevated section is exactly the reason to have a head tube faced. Head tube reamers/facers align themselves against the inner surface of the head tube at the top and bottom of the tube. If there is an elevated or irregular section on the lip, the blades shave it off so that it is perfectly square to the steering axis (i.e. it doesn't simply smooth it out.)
Oct
16
comment Replacing needle bearing threaded headset with an ordinary one
This is a threaded headset? Are there any spacers between the upper race and the locknuts?
Oct
15
comment Definitive reference for tire widths?
Question: How much are you willing to spend on a tire? What kind of riding do you do?
Oct
15
comment Definitive reference for tire widths?
It does seem odd, considering the tire rubs against the stays without fenders even installed. Not all touring bikes are created equal, sadly.
Oct
13
comment Plastic screw with ripped-off head stuck in the frame
@Vorac meta.bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/832/… discusses exactly this.
Oct
10
comment Plastic screw with ripped-off head stuck in the frame
@Vorac bicycles.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/comment I wanted to provide information that I didn't think constituted a complete answer (but I guess technically we shouldn't be discussing community behavior/site policies? I don't know.)
Oct
10
comment Plastic screw with ripped-off head stuck in the frame
Pick up a screw extractor kit from a hardware store. They're inexpensive and extremely handy. I'd worry that melting the plastic would cause it to stick to the threads of the braze on.
Oct
10
comment Change the angle of the arc of downtube / stem shifter lever to make it an alternative thumb shifter?
Also, do you already own these shifters, or are you planning on buying them to modify them?