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Water resources engineer in Portland, OR.


Jul
23
comment Damaged (scraped) tire - what to do?
definitely want the best traction up front, so that's where the new tire goes.
Jun
12
comment Why do Mountain Bike helmets have visors?
@vclaw, how exactly does a visor above your face keep mud from hitting it from below?
Jun
12
comment Why do Mountain Bike helmets have visors?
my 2 cents: to arbitrarily differentiate them from "road" helmets. no other reason. if the sun's in your eyes, sunglasses and a cap do wonders.
Jun
11
comment Is there any advantage to preparing the tire bead with sealant during installation on the rim
Ahh -- I totally get that. Plenty of broccoli here in Oregon.
Jun
11
comment Is there any advantage to preparing the tire bead with sealant during installation on the rim
just curious: what's "broccoli" in this context?
Apr
3
comment Should I not use a trail because of poor conditions?
@Vorac If you're skidding and drifting, you do have more impact on the trail and you should modify your behavior. IMBA trail design guidance mentions best practices on how to limit the temptation to skid. But as a trail user, you have a responsibility to ride in a manner that minimizes trail impact (i.e., don't skid!)
Mar
6
comment Regulations regarding Braking redundancy on single speed bikes.
@DanielRHicks when the rear wheel just starts to lift off the ground.
Feb
6
comment Are deep V wheels only for fixed gear bikes?
@psycling The point about strength of the Deep Vs is an interesting one. I imagine that since so many fixed gear riders are one frame with aggressive geometry that provide clearance for 23 mm tires at best, the stronger rim did help out with the high pressure tires and crappy urban roads.
Feb
5
comment Why don't race bikes have solid front triangles?
just chiming in to say that the pros climb fast enough that aerodynamics still play a role. that role is diminished compared to flat portions of the course, but it's still there.
Feb
5
comment Adjusting a triple front derailleur after removing largest chainring
Thanks. I'll give it a shot and report back
Jan
28
comment Which way does the seat clamp go on the post?
what @Lucky said is correct. Seat tubes have gaps to allow clamping to happen. The bolt needs to be on the same side as the gap. 99% of the older frame I've seen have the gap on the back side. Newer bikes however, are cropping up with gaps on the front of the seat tube (looking at one on my Salsa Vaya right now).
Jan
23
comment Adjusting a triple front derailleur after removing largest chainring
@Batman They're the current model 105 triple shifters that came with the bike.
Jan
23
comment Adjusting a triple front derailleur after removing largest chainring
Are you talking about adjusting the vertical or horizontal position?
Jan
22
comment Adjusting a triple front derailleur after removing largest chainring
@Benzo I left the stock 42-tooth ring in place.
Jan
17
comment Where to mount a headlight if the handlebar is obscured by a basket
I personally find helmet lights to be somewhat rude in a dense city. Seems that at least a few fellow commuters shine theirs in my eyes each evening during my ride home from the office. Helmet lights for the trail or rural road, bar/frame/fork lights for the city