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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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Aug
9
answered How can I teach my capable 20-something friend to ride a bike?
Aug
9
revised Dictionary of regional vocabulary differences (US vs UK)
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9
revised Dictionary of regional vocabulary differences (US vs UK)
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Aug
9
answered Dictionary of regional vocabulary differences (US vs UK)
Aug
9
revised Dictionary of regional vocabulary differences (US vs UK)
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Aug
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Equipment for a multi-day bike trip
Aug
9
comment What are the benefits of a carbon seatpost?
At a cyclocross race I saw a failed carbon seatpost; broke as he was jumping back onto the bike. Borrowed my needlenose plier multitool to pull the rest out of the seat tube.
Aug
8
comment Terminology index - a list of bike part names and cycling concepts
@Amb100: you've never seen a bike lane that ran through the area doors would open into? The "DOOR LANE" thing isn't real, but the configuration of bike lane in door zone is common in the US.
Aug
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to know when to change a chain?
Aug
5
comment Toddler bike seat vs. bike trailer?
There are some US box-bike manufacturers (CETMA, Metrofiets, Bilenky, Hudson Urban Bicycles, Larry Vs Harry aka Bullitt, Madsen, etc) but $1200-$3000 for a cargo bike seems more likely to be out of budget (money and storage space) than a trailer or seat.
Aug
5
comment Toddler bike seat vs. bike trailer?
@memnoch_proxy How did you stop? When carrying a heavy load I find that braking and using the pedal as a step to step straight forward off of the seat, and then using the pedal to step up onto the seat helps a lot. That way the bike stays straight up when stopped instead of being leaned over. Trying to lean over and touch the ground with a foot without getting your butt off the seat will always be a little unsteady.
Aug
5
revised What should I use to lubricate my kickstand?
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Aug
5
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Aug
4
comment How do I calculate the diameter of a chainring from the number of teeth?
@jackJoe yes, but that's not helpful because you don't know the radius, either.
Aug
4
comment Why don't brakes come with 'Safety Levers' any more?
Sure seems like if there had been sufficient demand (such as if they always worked well), Shimano would've caved into customer demand and made them.
Aug
4
revised Why don't brakes come with 'Safety Levers' any more?
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Aug
4
comment How do I calculate the diameter of a chainring from the number of teeth?
There are basically 3 circles with different diameters (tips of teeth, base, or where the chain actually sits) -- which one do you want? What do you need the diameter for?
Aug
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revised Why don't brakes come with 'Safety Levers' any more?
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Aug
4
comment Why don't brakes come with 'Safety Levers' any more?
@ʍǝɥʇɐɯ -- didn't know about regulation changes or historical market details. Added a link to your answer
Aug
4
answered Why don't brakes come with 'Safety Levers' any more?