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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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Jul
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Jul
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
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revised Should I use a narrower saddle on a road bike than I would on my hybrid commuter?
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Jul
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answered Should I use a narrower saddle on a road bike than I would on my hybrid commuter?
Jun
24
comment Daily commuting - are dietary supplements recommended?
You must be ovo-lacto vegetarian, otherwise B12 would be in the list.
Jun
19
comment How to practice jumping over cars with disc brakes and SPD shoes?
Very very carefully, wearing as much protective gear (helmet, knee/elbow pads, etc) as you can. :)
Jun
17
comment Most favoriable collision with a car? How should I act before collision, supposing enough time?
Would "crash" be a better word than "smash"? Or maybe "collide", as in "Suppose a car is going to collide with you."
Jun
16
comment Secure Storage for Running Errands
from reading the question, I think they're looking for something where the cargo system locks to the bike and also locks shut (somehow), so that things can be left securely on the bike while it's locked up outside the 2nd shop being visited.
Jun
16
comment Best advice for buying a replacement spoke
@moz: How relevant is that weakness? Is it just in the area where they've cut and threaded the spoke? I've never had a spoke break at the rim end (where they'd be cutting), they always break at the hub end.
Jun
15
comment How is infrastructure for bicyclists designed, and how does it evolve?
Nice answer. From what I've seen where I am (city in california, US) it's very similar here as well, with the possible addition extra intermediate levels of bureaucracy/politics (national, state, multi-county transportation district, county, and local city). Also, our step 12 was more like "one cycling-related project with some very vocal opponents creates political pressures that lead to an anti-cycling majority on next city council and all cycling infrastructure projects suffer and/or die for at least a couple years".
Jun
14
comment How is infrastructure for bicyclists designed, and how does it evolve?
I'm having trouble finding a "practical, answerable question based on actual problems that you face" in there.
Jun
14
comment How is infrastructure for bicyclists designed, and how does it evolve?
There's no one answer for this. It depends on every level of government, and it's changed over time.
Jun
14
comment Which countries should be avoided due to political reasons?
A fairer Sharia example: in Saudi Arabia, women are not allowed to ride bicycles (or drive cars).
Jun
14
revised What does WSD mean relating to mountain bikes?
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Jun
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comment What does WSD mean relating to mountain bikes?
@ChrisW: somebody had to write an answer with more specifics, so I did.
Jun
14
comment What does WSD mean relating to mountain bikes?
As an aside, my girlfriend always finds the "men's" frames fit her better than the "women's", because she doesn't have a torso that's particularly shorter than a man the same height.
Jun
14
answered What does WSD mean relating to mountain bikes?
Jun
13
comment SPD shoes that look like normal shoes
quocpham.com/products/tourer_tan.html
Jun
13
comment Why has indexed shifting displaced traditional friction shifting?
FYI, it's common for "touring" bikes (Surly LHT, Trek 520, Novara Randonee, Raleigh Port Townsend, Bianchi Campione, Fuji Touring) to have shifter levers, with the front shifter non-indexed, and the indexing on the rear easily disabled.
Jun
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comment What is the difference between a TREK 7.2 FX and a TREK 7.3 FX?
@JL01: @ToddPierce's answer covers it pretty well. For the same model year, the 7.3 is better than the 7.2 (but in very minor ways). Is there some reason you can't go to two bike shops and check them both out?