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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
3
comment What is the best breakfast right before cycling?
Why couldn't you add a link? That shouldn't be rep-dependent, I think.
Sep
3
comment What is the best breakfast right before cycling?
You mean this? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eragrostis_tef
Sep
2
comment Terminology index - a list of bike part names and cycling concepts
We're really not here to copy and paste from Wikipedia. Are there recommended cadence rates for beginners? What users are generally concerned with cadence? Perhaps you could address concerns like these?
Sep
2
comment When or how often should I replace my bike helmet?
What about a crash where your head makes contact with, not the ground, but, say, a car or a telephone pole?
Sep
2
comment Is listening to music dangerous while cycling?
This is the stuff of which flame wars are made: Too many well-made points on both sides of the issue of whether or not cycling while listening to music is a safety issue. (They generally come down to "It's okay for me to do, but those other people...")
Sep
2
comment What type of chain lube is best for winter riding?
Good question, but possibly tweak it a bit, particularly the title, so answers will be less subjective. (This isn't a discussion board. :)
Sep
2
answered purchasing a bike
Sep
2
comment purchasing a bike
I had another thought. Perhaps, rather than ask for a specific model of bike, you could ask what features you should prioritize in such a bike? For example, commuters would probably want a rear rack, so the ability to add one to the bike would be important. (Some road bikes don't have braze-ons fittings for racks) Such a question would doubtless help more people in their quests for bicycle goodness. :)
Sep
2
comment Is listening to music dangerous while cycling?
@Kara: The second part of your question might be a good question on its own if phrased correctly.
Sep
2
comment Is listening to music dangerous while cycling?
@Kara: Subjective and argumentative, voted to close.
Sep
2
comment How much should I inflate my tires?
...unless there's something specific about Kojaks? (I have a pair, and except for the higher pressure rating, there's not much that general inflation advice won't cover.)
Sep
2
comment What's the best way to track your performance?
You could link to this in your answer if you like.
Sep
2
comment Can you be ticketed for breaking the speed limit on a bike?
@Peter Recore: Ah, no, asking about a specific locale will get this question closed as regional. It sounds like the asker is looking for an overview of the issue.
Sep
2
comment What's your most useful cycle accessory?
It sounds like you have a kickstand that attaches to the rear of the chainstays, near the rear fork. Perhaps one of these?
Sep
2
revised What's your most useful cycle accessory?
added 10 characters in body
Sep
2
comment What's your most useful cycle accessory?
A handheld GPS unit can also serve as a cycling computer, and then some. You are limited to where you can get a signal, and the expense may make this overkill for all but touring cyclists.
Sep
2
comment How much should I inflate my tires?
Duplicate of this question, vote to close.
Sep
2
comment How much should I inflate my tires?
possible duplicate of What pressure should I run my Mountain Bike tires at?
Sep
2
revised purchasing a bike
edited tags
Sep
2
comment purchasing a bike
this question encompasses a lot of bikes, and is difficult to answer in its current form. I'm hesitant to vote to close, because it's a very common question and many new cyclists could benefit from the answer. Can you rewrite the question to be even more specific? Is buying on the net an option? Are you averse to buying used?