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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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Mar
25
comment Dynamo hub lighting system recommendation
@hhh: you mean building your own? No, not that hard with some basic elecronics knowledge. An induction coil from something, and some magnets from old broken hard drives. instructables.com/id/…. That's much more of a topic for electronics.stackexchange.com though.
Mar
17
comment Long sleeves for safety?
@ChrisW - Motorcyclists are going much faster, such that substantial amounts of skin can be removed entirely in an accident. Also, they're not exercising, so that stuff doesn't lead to overheating. For normal cycling, don't compare to motorcyclist safety equipment.
Mar
16
comment Protecting steel bike from salty roads
What about the inside of the frame? Does salt water tend to get inside?
Mar
16
comment How to attach and mount wheels onto a cargo trailer?
Two wheeled trailer or one wheeled trailer?
Mar
14
comment What should I look for in a cycling undershirt for warm weather?
@mgb no, even polecats don't like when another polecat has gone rancid
Mar
13
comment What should I look for in a cycling undershirt for warm weather?
What do you look for? What features of that particular shirt make it work well?
Mar
11
answered Sport Hybrids For Commuting and Exercise?
Mar
10
comment Sport Hybrids For Commuting and Exercise?
Could you be more specific about exactly what kinds of terrible the roads are? Rough, nearly gravel, lots of glass, lots of thorns?
Mar
9
revised What to use to clean a derailleur?
added 16 characters in body
Mar
9
comment What's the most secure type of bike lock that costs less than $30?
Note also that for otherwise comparable U-locks (same locking mechanism, same thickness of steel), the one with the smaller opening will be more secure.
Mar
7
answered Correct way to pedal
Mar
4
comment Tandem for limited space?
@JayBazuzi: Good point! I've heard that tandem riding can make or break a marriage. The physics simply don't allow for disagreements.
Mar
4
answered Tandem for limited space?
Mar
2
revised How do I gear up a bike for winter riding?
typos
Mar
2
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do I gear up a bike for winter riding?
Mar
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
28
revised Fork lube. Should I use it? If so how often?
edited tags
Feb
27
wiki created bicycle description
Feb
27
wiki created bicycle excerpt
Feb
27
comment Explaining the effects of frame geometries
@moz: It's a pretty theoretical point unless we can find a bike with no trail to test ride, but how do you balance a bike with no trail? With any amount of trail turning the handlebars moves the contact patch left and right and lets you steer and countersteer the bike to balance, break balance to start a turn, etc... Sure seems like balancing a no trail bike would be equivalent to balancing a non-moving bike. Perhaps more like I need to rephrase or remove that particular sentence...