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Water resources engineer in Portland, OR.


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?
punctuation, spelling
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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Sep
10
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Sep
10
comment Why do spokes break?
@mattnz excellent point. i'll add a bit about fatique and try to keep it sufficiently high-level. let me know if i miss the mark.
Sep
10
revised Why do spokes break?
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Sep
10
answered Why do spokes break?
Sep
5
comment Buying first hybrid bike; better to put $ into components or disc brakes?
hmm. then perhaps the answer should be clarified by saying, "in this price range, you'll likely want to avoid suspension and the quality of the disc brakes might not be satisfactory compared to ..."
Sep
5
comment Buying first hybrid bike; better to put $ into components or disc brakes?
does it rain a lot where you live? if not, i wouldn't worry about disc brakes. even if it does, it's a toss up, IMO.
Sep
5
comment Buying first hybrid bike; better to put $ into components or disc brakes?
I don't think the OP means mountain bike trails. Sounds like he's on paved (or at least well graded) multi-use paths.
Sep
3
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