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I am an acupuncturist and web developer in Portland, OR.


Mar
12
comment Uncomfortable SPD pedals
2x on the above. Dialing the preload back so that it is easier to unclip is key. It will make you much more comfortable and confident. You can increase the preload once you feel more comfortable, but unless you are regularly popping out of the clip when you pull up against your shoe there is little reason to do so. Better to be able to get unclipped quickly.
Mar
7
answered How to keep my hydration pack tubes and valve from freezing?
Feb
5
answered My chain appears to be squeaking when I ride it forward but not backwards
Jan
29
answered Safety Bike Tail Light with Directional Signals
Dec
2
awarded  Autobiographer
Nov
28
accepted Suspension Maintenance
Nov
24
asked Suspension Maintenance
Nov
22
awarded  Supporter
Nov
22
comment Feet on the middle of the pedals
This was why I said that clipless might be the answer, because they essentially turn your entire shoe into a pedal platform. However, I would bet that your frame is too small for you. I'm the same height as you and I feel very comfortable on a 58cm frame. If you decide to look for a new frame you might want to consider something with a more slack geometry. I.E. Has a head tube angle of < 70 degrees. Also the a less vertical down tube angle will move the bottom bracket and thus your feet further forward, relative to your hips. Slack geometry = better stability. Maybe this would work...
Nov
21
answered Feet on the middle of the pedals
Nov
21
comment Ideal pants for bicycle commuting the rain
Maybe I just need to embrace being wet, skip the rain pants, and towel off when I get home. I do love the shoe covers, they keep my feet toasty warm when it gets really cold.
Nov
21
comment Ideal pants for bicycle commuting the rain
True, when it really rains you are going to be wet no matter what. I guess I'm looking for a piece of gear that will keep me a little more comfortable when there is light rain, and I'm not worried about getting wet when it super rainy.
Nov
21
comment Ideal pants for bicycle commuting the rain
Some how I missed this pair of pants when I looked at Showers Pass. They look just right. And yea, it really doesn't matter what you are wearing when it rains 2 in in a day, you are going to be wet. Best you can hope for is warm enough to stay comfortable. Thanks for pointing out those pants hillsons.
Nov
21
awarded  Scholar
Nov
21
accepted Ideal pants for bicycle commuting the rain
Nov
20
awarded  Student
Nov
20
asked Ideal pants for bicycle commuting the rain
Oct
27
awarded  Teacher
Oct
27
comment Why is my front Derailleur not shifting as smooth as it used to?
This Park Manual is super useful if you are trying to learn how to maintain your bike. amazon.com/Park-Tool-BBB-2-Bicycle-Repair/dp/B001B6NAW2/…
Oct
27
answered Why is my front Derailleur not shifting as smooth as it used to?