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I'm an experienced bike commuter and touring cyclist. I have passions for folding bikes, drawing and painting, and playing my guitars. I'm often seen hauling groceries with or taking photos from my bike. I'm also a musician, and my band also has released a couple of albums.

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You can follow me on Twitter @neilfein.


Sep
16
answered How can I carry a tripod on my bike?
Sep
16
revised Perfectly setting up gears - how?
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Sep
15
comment How do I make sure my bike's the proper size?
+1. I'd like to add that your feet should not be flat on the ground on a road bike. However, if you're feeling unsteady when mounting the bike, you could lower the seat for a while and work your way up to proper height.
Sep
15
revised How do you calculate aerobic and anaerobic heart rates?
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Sep
15
revised Perfectly setting up gears - how?
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Sep
15
revised Using a ski helmet for winter biking
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Sep
15
comment Luggage rack attachments for laptops?
If I'm seeing this correctly, you'd need to put one of these into a pannier or strap it to the top of a rack, correct? These look like they'd stand up to biking quite well, nice find!
Sep
15
comment What do you do to cure road rash more quickly after a crash?
@John: I think so. Part of the problem is that the SO format requires asking a question with a single, exact answer, but we can't do that here as much as we'd like -- bicycles aren't lines of code, which is what SO was designed for. Just do the best you can, so that the question has a chance of being answered reasonably well. Thanks for being responsive, and I hope you feel better!
Sep
15
answered Lock for extremely frequent use
Sep
15
revised What do you do to cure road rash more quickly after a crash?
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Sep
15
comment What do you do to cure road rash more quickly after a crash?
I would, of course, follow the advice the ER gave you! Can you please reformat this question to be less of a discussion-board-style post, so it's asking a single question?
Sep
14
comment Ever seen a locking bag that could be locked to the bike?
It's remarkably simple to remove most racks. Do they make racks with more secure attachments?
Sep
14
revised Ever seen a locking bag that could be locked to the bike?
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Sep
14
comment Ever seen a locking bag that could be locked to the bike?
Perhaps something like a handlebar bag that locks?
Sep
14
revised Luggage rack attachments for laptops?
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Sep
14
comment Locking your bike in public areas
Well-lit areas means that if a thief wants to steal a bike, they have to do it in plain view. (Not that most people will actually do anything to stop a bike thief.)
Sep
14
comment Locking your bike in public areas
I made this one community wiki; the way the question is structured (asking for tips) precludes a single answer that will address the question completely.
Sep
14
revised Locking your bike in public areas
Fixed a typo, made the question CW; added 2 characters in body
Sep
14
comment Cannondale Lefty DLR Ti Fork Rebuild/Maintenance
Part of your question is whether or not you should tackle this. Your experience working with bikes is relevant information; perhaps adding that to your question will help people answer it. For example, what maintenance have you successfully performed on your bike already? Did any repair/upgrade projects stymie you?
Sep
14
comment Is an exercise bike good enough for keeping fit in the winter, rather than a turbo trainer
@Johnny: This question is fairly subjective in its current form, and invites a discussion board-style response. Please consider rewriting it to give a single, objective response.