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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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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?
May
3
comment Is it possible to predict when roads will have less traffic?
@romkyns - I've significantly reworded this to address some of the concerns in the comments. As a touring cyclist myself who loves the planning phase of a trip, I hope that my changes will head off any more close votes. But please don't hesitate to rollback my edit if you feel I've changed your meaning too much.
Apr
7
comment DIY wooden bike rack — looking for plans
@robbarreca I eventually purchased two metal bike racks (I found them for a very cheap price) but had I not I would have built the rack illustrated above.
Jan
27
comment How can I bike in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada?
@DanielRHicks - Do we have a question about that? I'd like to link to it here.
Jan
23
comment How bad is road salt for my bike?
Rolled back the edit about bearing efficiency since the question isn't about efficiency.
Jan
1
comment Can I pedal my bicycle backwards to move it backwards?
possible duplicate of What's stopping you from pedalling backwards?
Dec
24
comment How can I make my bike (and myself) visible at night?
@DanielRHicks - I didn't know that. Anything to back that up? I'd be curious how that works. I imagine I'd want to keep them on a commuter but not so much on, say, a mountain bike (which I don't ride at night).