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Former member of C# team at Microsoft. Now a stay-at-home dad and DIY homesteader.


Sep
17
comment For a slightly warped wheel, is it worth getting it repaired?
" tighten the spokes on the opposite side where the brake pad rubs" is bad advice, and I don't want to see anyone copy it. There's no room here for a tutorial on truing, but the basic problem is that you're adding tension as you go; you need to release tension to keep the wheel balanced, and you need to avoid twisting spokes as you go.
Sep
16
comment For a slightly warped wheel, is it worth getting it repaired?
This would harm wheel tension and round.
Aug
9
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Jul
7
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Jun
21
comment Can you shift both the front and back gears simultanously?
Note that I shift the front to a larger & the rear to a smaller (or vice versa). I am not creating slack at both ends at the same time. I am not cross-training.
Jun
20
comment Can you shift both the front and back gears simultanously?
You use the word "often" but I have never had this problem. I realize I'm only one person, not enough data to be conclusive.
May
31
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May
17
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May
17
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May
12
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Apr
15
comment Back wheel skidding out
How fat are your tires? I like to ride the biggest tires I can (but not knobbies!)
Mar
29
answered Adjusting rear derailleur - shifts to lower gear, but not to higher
Mar
26
comment Cheap energy sources for electronics during touring with low amount of sun energy?
I'd probably go with a smartphone. Very low power, low voltage, small, includes internet, GPS, etc.
Mar
16
answered Where can I get some rags?
Mar
4
comment Tandem for limited space?
Riding tandem requires a certain kind of trust and other relationship elements, as well as riding skills that you may or may not have. Find out by renting or borrowing a tandem before you commit.
Mar
3
comment Replace Brompton folding pedal - what tool is needed?
Can you add a picture?
Feb
26
answered Explaining the effects of frame geometries
Feb
25
comment What kinds of kickstands are good for touring?
I completely rewrote the question. I think it's better now; I hope others agree.
Feb
25
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Feb
25
revised What kinds of kickstands are good for touring?
rewrite question