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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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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
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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.
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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?
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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
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answered Why don't brakes come with 'Safety Levers' any more?
Aug
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comment Looking for a first race worthy road bike - What should I look for?
Mentioning your commuter bike and the types of racing you're interested in really helps make this question more specifically answerable. Much better.
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comment Looking for a first race worthy road bike - What should I look for?
Look at the question now, was edited a few hours ago and makes it clearer that larger tires, fenders, etc aren't relevant for the questioner.
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comment Looking for a first race worthy road bike - What should I look for?
With the edit to the question, it's clear that he's been riding a bike (CX as commuter) and is specifically looking for something to do 50-100 mile races with. With that edit to the question, I think your answer could stand to have some stuff taken out...
Aug
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comment How do you know if you can trust your LBS?
Related: How to Choose a Local Bike Shop
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comment How do you know if you can trust your LBS?
+1 -- awesome answer. Note about chains: it's very difficult to tell "chain" store from "franchise" store from a "partner"/"concept" store. Even with the brand name in the store it might be a franchise or owner-operated "concept" store.
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comment What is the best technique for carrying a large box on my bike rack?
@ʍǝɥʇɐɯ, sadly I only had enough bungee to photo one at a time. The two in the photo are about enough to attach a six pack of beer and 3 plastic (or cloth bags same size) grocery bags. (or 2 six packs and 2 bags).
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revised What is the best technique for carrying a large box on my bike rack?
pictures and more explanation
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answered What is the best technique for carrying a large box on my bike rack?
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comment Child seat: how to keep the child's head from falling forward?
This answer would be more helpful if you could describe a little what a BEABO is, how it works, how it's different from the other solutions in the other answers on this question...
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Child seat: how to keep the child's head from falling forward?