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When I'm not bicycling, I'm a Linux SysAdmin. I'm on the board of my local bicycle advocacy group.

Bikes are my primary transportation. A 2009 Surly Long Haul Trucker, set up as a commuter and a 2012 Trek Ion CX. I also take the bus, but do not own a car.

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May
21
comment How has biking changed in the past 15 years?
Also: (road): ramps and pins on cogs to improve shifting performance and increase the maximum jump, leading to the compact double (making a double instead of triple a reasonable non-racer option). An increase up to 11 gears in a cassette. Tapered steerer tubes (headset wider on bottom than top)
May
19
reviewed No Action Needed How can I increase my speed on my hybrid bike?
May
19
reviewed Reviewed Is it really going to damage a bike to wash it with a hose?
May
19
reviewed No Action Needed How often should I grease and repack my hubs and bottom bracket?
May
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can I increase my speed on my hybrid bike?
May
19
awarded  Good Answer
May
19
comment Rim Stickers/Decals
Welcome to Bicycles Stack Exchange! Could you please add a close-up picture of the brakes and of the rim sticker skid marks? It's difficult to see any detail in this picture.
May
18
reviewed Reviewed Chain drops in smallest gear under load
May
17
reviewed No Action Needed Is it ok to mix 23 and 25 tyres
May
15
reviewed Reviewed Properties with Belt-driven Chains?
May
15
comment Properties with Belt-driven Chains?
Very minor point: sometimes it's the dropout that's split. Either way, I think they avoid reducing rigidity by, basically, adding more material in that area.
May
14
revised Protecting carbon bike frame after a small chip?
appended answer 21151 as supplemental
May
13
reviewed No Action Needed Would an original Abloy padlock and [toughened] chain make a good bike lock?
May
11
comment Are both sides of a Avid rotor the same?
I've never heard of disc brakes on the right side. At first I thought you must have the fork on backwards, but I was able to confirm in their specs and photographic evidence that some roadrats have a right-side front disc brake. More information about their reasoning here: cotic.co.uk/geek/#ROADHOG_discmount
May
11
comment Are both sides of a Avid rotor the same?
According to their specifications and this pic of a roadrat from cotic's flickr, there are right-side mounted discs on some roadrats.
May
11
reviewed Reviewed Changing freewheel singlespeed cog
May
11
reviewed Reviewed How do I fasten my loose chain guard?
May
11
reviewed Looks OK Is there a way to syncronize cycling activities from Movescount to Runkeeper or vice versa?
May
11
reviewed No Action Needed Removing suspension from a bike
May
11
reviewed No Action Needed How much does non-ideal frame size matter?