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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 few albums.

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You can follow me on Twitter @neilfein.


Sep
21
asked How to clean out the inside threads of a braze-on?
Sep
21
comment For a long (25mile each way) commute, what kind of bike should I look at?
For $1000, you can get a pretty decent folding bike. Brompton makes a great bike, and it should be easy for you to find one in the UK.
Sep
21
revised Making panniers out of canvas map bags — how to seal after the build?
edited body
Sep
21
comment How can one maintain cycling fitness as one ages?
This question could also apply for some younger folks -- I have some calcium loss in my bones, what most folks have about 10 years on from where I am, so I'm interested in how to prevent broken bones.
Sep
21
asked Making panniers out of canvas map bags — how to seal after the build?
Sep
21
comment For a long (25mile each way) commute, what kind of bike should I look at?
The bike Gary linked to is the Novara Randonee, and it's a little hard to find in the UK, but it's a similar bike to the Surly LHT and the Trek 520.
Sep
21
comment For a long (25mile each way) commute, what kind of bike should I look at?
+1 Big ol' barends on fat bars are great, I used them for a year before going to the dark side (i.e., drops).
Sep
20
comment What is the best place to buy a folding bike for $350-$400 in Canada?
@Moofoo - no, sorry.
Sep
19
revised Terminology index - a list of bike part names and cycling concepts
added 19 characters in body
Sep
19
comment Which states or countries have stop-sign-as-yield laws for bicyclists (Idaho stop law)?
@Brian - You might consider adding this to the terminology wiki.
Sep
19
comment How can I look unsafe to a car driver but be safe
-1, Getting first in line at a stop sign or a light will antagonize drivers. Taking the lane (where sharing the lane is dangerous or impossible) is a safe way to cycle.
Sep
19
revised How can I look unsafe to a car driver but be safe
Fixed three typos
Sep
19
comment How can I look unsafe to a car driver but be safe
@Jay - If someone's on the fence about running you off the road, they might hesitate if you have safety gear and are riding legally -- i.e., that makes them clearly in the wrong.
Sep
19
comment What is a good camera arrangement for city riding?
+1, great question! I remember seeing a lot of people posting about cameras in this gadgets forum. You might consider crossposting or posting a link there.
Sep
19
revised What is a good camera arrangement for city riding?
edited tags
Sep
19
revised Which states or countries have stop-sign-as-yield laws for bicyclists (Idaho stop law)?
Edited title to better reflect the question
Sep
19
comment Which states or countries have stop-sign-as-yield laws for bicyclists (Idaho stop law)?
I remember seeing a table of bicycle laws in various states, but I forget where. A search isn't helping; does anyone remember seeing this?
Sep
19
comment What type of chain lube is best for winter riding?
@Mark - Please let us know about your experience, and what worked; I'm quite curious.
Sep
18
answered What is the best place to buy a folding bike for $350-$400 in Canada?
Sep
18
revised Which states or countries have stop-sign-as-yield laws for bicyclists (Idaho stop law)?
edited tags