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bio website magnificentnose.com
location New Jersey
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seen Nov 20 at 19:04

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.


Nov
10
comment In which orientation should a front wheel be installed?
velominati.com/the-rules
Nov
2
comment Is bike fit really needed?
4. Research bike fit yourself and adjust your bike accordingly. It won't be as good as a pro fitting, but it's definitely better than nothing.
Sep
26
comment Looking for advice on upgrading
This question is kinda vague as it is now. Can you clarify what you want from the bike? More speed? Better hill climbing?
Sep
18
comment What is the best method to teach a young child to ride?
You can also remove the pedals from a regular bike and lower the saddle a bit to get more or less the same effect.
Sep
18
comment Shorten or replace bicycle chain?
@Blam - Good eye, thanks. Fixed.
Aug
31
comment Who Made my Bike?
@JamesMorris - Please be civil on Stack Exchange sites.
Aug
27
comment What can cause direction to wobble?
Your rack is on the front?
Aug
24
comment How To Get Started With Hand Cycling
I created a handcycle tag; we've had a few questions about them by now.
Aug
19
comment New chain is pre-lubricated, should I clean it?
Why would you want dirt in your drivetrain?
Aug
6
comment Carrying Pizza on a Bicycle
This is perfect if you want to eat a pizza all scrunched up on one side of the box while you wait for the ambulance because your front brakes jammed.
Aug
5
comment Need a method to wrap H-bars with handlebar tape
Trying to make a diagram. (I added numbers to make it easy to sync up.) Can someone tell me what steps 5, 7, and 8 are and I'll add them? (We can embed the diagram in the answer when it's done.) So far it seems like a good method, but if I follow this, parts of the barends would be triple-wrapped. Maybe I'm not getting this?
Aug
5
comment Need a method to wrap H-bars with handlebar tape
No, I get what you mean by NE, SW, etc. But what do north and south mean by themselves?
Aug
5
comment Need a method to wrap H-bars with handlebar tape
@headeronly - Will do. Thanks!
Aug
4
comment Need a method to wrap H-bars with handlebar tape
I'm not quite sure I follow all of this. What are south and north?
Aug
4
comment Need a method to wrap H-bars with handlebar tape
@Blam - Done, see edit.
Jul
14
comment Theft deterrents (in addition to locking up a bike)
Tremendous answer! To make it even better, I'd love to see some links backing up the studies you mention. Also, welcome to the site!
May
21
comment Rim Stickers/Decals
Welcome to Bicycles! I've lightly edited the text for grammar and spelling, details are in the change history.
May
21
comment How has biking changed in the past 15 years?
This question is looking to start a discussion; have voted to close for now, but maybe it can be edited into something more specific?
May
3
comment Allez vs Secteur
This is more of a discussion question than anything else. I'm voting to place this on hold for now, but you can probably improve this by adding more detail about your circumstances, as per this answer on meta.
May
3
comment Is it possible to predict when roads will have less traffic?
I've also added the touring tag, is it appropriate here?