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bio website velostrigiformes.tumblr.com
location Portland, ME
age 28
visits member for 2 years, 3 months
seen Jul 23 at 1:22

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.


Dec
28
revised Combination of different Shimano braking components
Made the title specific to braking components rather than Shimano components in general.
Oct
2
revised Very basic mudguard question
Edited to reflect regional terminology differences.
Sep
19
revised Different tire and rim widths front and back - Why? Should I replace one?
Edited for grammar, spelling. Edited title to replace misused terminology.
Jul
11
revised Rolling backwards while pedaling forward on a Freecoaster
Trying to fix incorrect info!
Jul
10
revised Rolling backwards while pedaling forward on a Freecoaster
Added an edited image.
Jul
10
revised Rolling backwards while pedaling forward on a Freecoaster
The clutch is threaded onto the driver body and not the axle!
Jul
10
revised Rolling backwards while pedaling forward on a Freecoaster
Added the word Freecoaster to the title. Edited for grammar.
May
12
revised How can I fit this mudguard?
Grammar and spelling!
Apr
15
revised Why do my pedals move when I move my wheel? How do I fix it?
Added a photo for clarity.
Apr
13
revised Replaceable cartridges for rim brakes
Edited for grammar and to be a bit more inclusive in scope.
Apr
12
revised Replaceable cartridges for rim brakes
Grammar, clarity, so on.
Mar
27
revised Derailleur Hanger replacement for GTS R5 road bike frame
Exchanged the term 'dropout' for the correct term 'derailleur hanger'
Mar
23
revised Recovering confidence after a fall
Corrected grammar, clarified meaning, focused on the intent of the question and the title.
Mar
19
revised Are road bikes durable for use on roads full of cracks and potholes?
Grammar and spelling, especially in the title.
Mar
15
revised Long Distance Navigation
I removed the specific request for peoples preferences to prompt more substantive answers.
Feb
10
revised How do I tell if my cog needs replacing?
Changed term 'chainring' to the correct term 'cog.'
Jan
20
revised Why does my right Achilles hurt when I use my Sidi S Pros
Edited for grammar.
Dec
18
revised Is it possible to replace a 1 1/8 steering tube with a 1"?
Added a relevant thread and commentary.
Dec
3
revised Rear hub-adjuster thing - What does it do?
Fixed spelling in the title for clarity and accuracy.
Jul
3
revised Are bicycle rear racks and panniers suitable for cross-country riding?
Fixed grammar and spelling errors, edited for clarity.