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I founded my software company, Elfring Fonts Inc, in 1980. We are global suppliers of bar code and MICR printing software and bar code scanners. Over 75% of the U.S. Fortune 100 companies use one or more Elfring Font products. We also sell UPC codes at My Bar Code Store.

I have B.S. and M.S. degrees in engineering, plus an MFA in Ceramics. I have one patent, have written several books and numerous magazine articles.

I have been developing and selling software electronically since 1979, using the first BBS system to start. I joined the Association of Software Professionals in 1989, was elected to the ASP Board of Directors in 1991, and was elected Chairman of the ASP Board of Directors in 1992. I joined the Software Industry Awards Foundation board of directors in 1998, which hosts the Software Industry Conference each year. I am also a founding member of the European Software Conference, which began in November of 2000.


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comment Carbon bikes make me nervous. Can you ease the tension?
I have ridden Ragbrai for the last 4 years on the same carbon bike. 3,000 miles total each year on that bike, and at least 35 hours in the saddle during the week of Ragbrai. I need new tires each year, but the carbon bike has no problems. I also have a 2003 Cannondale with a carbon fork and it has no problems.
Apr
19
accepted When did Ultegra shift from 9 to 10 speed rear cassettes?
Apr
18
asked When did Ultegra shift from 9 to 10 speed rear cassettes?
Apr
17
comment I Need MAXIMUM padded biking glove
Gloves aren't going to give you wrist support. And the best padding probably won't do what you want. If you haven't been properly fitted (by a professional) to your bike you need to do that. If you have been fitted, try a longer stem slanted up towards you. This will raise your riding position and put less strain on your wrists.
Apr
4
answered I want to weld or braze the pedal to the crank arm, but what metals are they?
Apr
2
revised Outstanding Organized Rides
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Apr
2
answered Outstanding Organized Rides
Mar
21
comment Peer pressure in road cycling
Clipless pedals or toe clips will help, but do not put them on and join a ride. You need to practice with them first. Padded shorts also help on long rides & they don't have to be spandex. Plenty of places maked padded biking cargo shorts.
Feb
14
comment Gears, distance, cadence = Speed
You realize a $10 bik computer will how you speed and distance? And your cadence is probably too low. It should be 70 -90
Jan
27
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
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comment How does a bicycle tyre and wheel affect its performace and speed?
As far as I have seen, thinner tires have lower rolling resistance. They offer less surface contact with the ground and use higher pressures which gives less flexing of the tire walls.
Dec
6
answered Removing spray paint to reveal frame's factory paint job
Oct
26
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Oct
25
awarded  Yearling
Sep
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comment Does it matter where you buy the bike?
Presales services also vary from bike shop to bike shop. In the metr Chicago area if you buy a medium or low end road bike whether the store will give you a free bike fitting seems to vary. Chicago stores don't generally give a free fitting, Surban store do.
Sep
28
comment Is it realistic to fuel a long ride with NO sugar?
I do stop at Mr Por Chop, but only once in a week. :)
Sep
28
answered Is it realistic to fuel a long ride with NO sugar?
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
12
comment Are there any permanent solutions for holes smaller than 1cm on outer tyre?
I'm not advocating running with a patch for 500 miles. I'm just saying it's better than a paper insert for the reasons stated and I have acidently run on one for a very long while.
Sep
11
answered Are there any permanent solutions for holes smaller than 1cm on outer tyre?