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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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Apr
15
comment How to choose a good bike light?
In fact, Nathan Hinkle basically already reviewed that headlight.
Apr
13
comment Has anyone bought a bike from bike-sales.com?
What's exact URL? bike-sales.com is currently just a domain for sale.
Apr
7
comment Extra screw after removing front wheel (plus enclosed hub brakes)
Does this bicycle have a fender? Can you include a picture of the front half of the bike, too?
Mar
20
comment What is the actual cable pull of brake levers?
@mattnz: I don't think that would be the case, since you need to be able to pull the brake cable some standard amount of mm in order to fully activate the brake. There might be extra pull depending on the mounting, grip, etc, but you'd need to have at least the minimum for that standard kind... There's also lever ratio issues (pairing long pull levers with short pull brakes would require very strong hands)
Mar
7
comment Am I too heavy for my Trek 7200 multitrack?
See this answer: bicycles.stackexchange.com/a/9113 -- That bike is rated by Trek for riders up to 300lbs (136kg). If you keep getting flats, there's probably another cause, such as underinflation (flats with two holes near each other) or running over sharp things.
Mar
5
comment
Based on what I've seen, I believe you would make a decent moderator.
Feb
25
comment Shimano Ultegra vs Shimano Sora
I agree that 105 is a great compromise, since it's basically the previous generation of Ultegra with less expensive materials. However, the question is because he's comparing a specific new bike with Sora to a specific used bike with 2011 Ultegra.
Feb
24
comment Shimano Ultegra vs Shimano Sora
@vclaw: Didn't notice that had happened.
Feb
9
comment Badly rusted suspension fork
Welcome to Bicycles! This answer really needs some more details, not just a link to a video. Maybe just describe the technique that's used in the video?
Feb
7
comment What is a thru axle?
@Ӎσᶎ Most of the through axles I've seen were quick-release and didn't involve an allen key. I don't know about you, but it takes me a few minutes to change a flat, so an extra second really wouldn't matter.
Jan
29
comment How do I train to gain Tony Martin/Fabian Cancellara/Bradley Wiggins esq abilities to turn over a big gear 58t, 11t,?
@user95786: Yes, edit the question.
Jan
14
comment Is deep v wheels safer then the standard fixie rims
Welcome to Bicycles! Are you affiliated with bikesxpress.com in some way? It appears that your post may be promoting a product you're affiliated with, without sufficient disclosure. We generally frown on overt self-promotion, and covert self-promotion will be deleted as spam almost immediately. See our faq and this handy reference to posts that link to your material.
Jan
12
comment What is the frame called that fits 700c wheels?
I don't know of a generic term for "bike that fits 700c tires". Most common road bikes (including racing, touring and cyclocross) fit a 700c tire. "29er" mountain bikes also take that size rim. That rim size is also known as "622" after the bead-seat-diameter of the rim and tire. You could always measure the frame. It should be 311mm (12.24in) from center of axle to (roughly) top of brake pad, and should have room from axle to top of fork (and other clearance points) for 350mm (13.78in) of tire radius.
Jan
5
comment Electronic shifters
Welcome to Bicycles! We really need more information to give you a good answer. Could you be more specific? What kind of shifting are you used to? What specific kinds of electronic shifting are you looking at?
Dec
25
comment How can I make my bike (and myself) visible at night?
@DanielRHicks - Looking carefully at my reflective sidewall tires, it looks like the reflective strip is something stuck onto the tire after it's otherwise been made. Previous reflective sidewall tires of mine have had the tread wear out with no sign of any sidewall problems.
Dec
9
comment Vintage Peugeot tends towards the left when riding
Welcome to Bicycles! This site is a Question and Answer site, not a traditional forum. "Ramblings" tend to get removed. It would be best to ask each question separately, and include the essential question in the title, instead of putting multiple related questions in a single post.
Nov
24
comment How to minimize wear on pants
Welcome to Bicycles! We're looking for answers with more detail. Please give us some reasons and explanation, not just a one-line answer. A short answer like this with no explanation is likely to be deleted.
Nov
4
comment How are Prophete chains with built-in locks assembled?
There's just one special plate that looks like that? Not two?
Oct
22
comment How can I get rid of I.T. Band pain caused by cycling?
While this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference.
Oct
20
comment How to keep my hydration pack tubes and valve from freezing?
If you're affiliated with Source Hydration Systems in any way, you need to make that extremely clear. Second, you seem to have a lot of stuff in this answer that doesn't really address the question.