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Water resources engineer in Portland, OR.


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Jan
26
comment Bike lights with beam cut-off to avoid dazzling drivers?
Of course. My comment wasn't meant to be comprehensive. Just a quick comment with a link to some nice pictures. @ChrisH
Jan
26
comment Bike lights with beam cut-off to avoid dazzling drivers?
I know the euro lights have this. I have a euro light! That's why I provided the link to the lights with which I have the most experience. (@ChrisH)
Jan
26
comment Bike lights with beam cut-off to avoid dazzling drivers?
This design feature usually comes from the mirror and orientation of the LED, so it's hard to imagine meaningfully retrofitting a light. In particular, Busch & Muller lights are very good with this: peterwhitecycles.com/b&m-hl.asp
Jan
24
comment How do I make my frame water tight?
@Blam so is it even necessary then? Not sure that stuff even needs to soak for more than a few minutes.
Jan
24
revised How do I make my frame water tight?
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Jan
24
revised How do I make my frame water tight?
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Jan
24
answered How do I make my frame water tight?
Nov
16
comment Is an old mtb with replaced gear safe to buy?
Which bike is it? You said it has good reviews online, but don't link to any of them. It's hard to give an assessment with so little information.
Nov
14
comment Tightening a nut too much
I appreciate his sentiment, but Sheldon wrote that before you could get full suspension mountain bikes they weigh less than the road bike he had at the time.
Nov
7
revised Do single speed/fixed bicycles come with machined rims?
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Nov
7
answered Do single speed/fixed bicycles come with machined rims?
Nov
7
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Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
21
comment Why aren't Tour de France riders going any faster?
Wooo +1 just for the python!
Sep
16
comment Switching Parts to a New Frame
Typically, 120 mm spacing in the rear is for track frames, 130 mm for road, and 135 mm for mountain. I think 135 mm is becoming more common on road with frames that accommodate disc brakes, larger tires, etc.
Sep
10
comment Why are higher-end freewheels so much louder when coasting?
I seem to recall reading that Shimano designs their hubs to be quiet. Or perhaps it's that their hub design is inherently quieter. Something like that.
Sep
10
comment Why are higher-end freewheels so much louder when coasting?
Great answer. I would like to mention that more points of engagement become particularly using with mountain bikes -- especially when ascending a technical section in a very small gear. I personally don't see the need on the road.
Sep
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
10
revised Why do spokes break?
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