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Software developer, mathematician

Feb
18
comment Most suitable and tasty ride food?
Fascinating idea, I never thought of boiled potatoes as a cycling food. I'll give it a try...
Feb
17
answered Repairing a bent bike frame, is it worth it?
Feb
16
comment Why are battery-powered lights so popular?
And congrats about the picture. It very effectively stirs up bad memories of creaky side wheel dynamo systems with me... (though, to be fair, there actually are decent side wheel dynamos now, which rarely slip).
Feb
16
comment Why are battery-powered lights so popular?
I don't think they are cheaper, at least not the decent ones (though there may be more extremely cheap battery lights). "Easier to fit" is indeed true.
Feb
16
comment Why are battery-powered lights so popular?
Actually, point one and two sound more like disadvantages to me :-). The interchangeability is a good one though; I didn't think of people with more than one bike.
Feb
16
asked Why are battery-powered lights so popular?
Feb
16
comment What are the pros and cons of panniers vs messenger bags?
+1 Nice list. Could you explain what a "bracket" is? Is it some kind of bag holder? I could not find any explanation by googling.
Feb
16
revised What are the pros and cons of panniers vs messenger bags?
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Feb
16
suggested suggested edit on What are the pros and cons of panniers vs messenger bags?
Feb
16
comment Safety data: Which is safer, head/tail lights which blink or emit a steady beam?
Just as an addition: Note that in jurisdictions where bicycle lights are required by law, usually a non-blinking light is required (for example in Germany). In that case, a blinking light is only legal in addition to a non-blinking light.
Feb
16
awarded  Commentator
Feb
16
comment How can I make my bike (and myself) visible at night?
+1 I also use a generator front hub, and I'm very happy with it. 500$ however seems excessive. Front hub generators run from ~ 50 - 200$ (plus cost of the wheel).
Feb
15
answered how to choose inner tubes
Feb
14
awarded  Scholar
Feb
14
accepted Practical cleaning routine for a commuter bike
Feb
13
revised Am I too heavy for my road bike tires?
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Feb
13
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Feb
12
answered Is an e-bike more of a bicycle or more of a scooter?
Feb
12
comment How to keep the pants from getting dirty
On a bike with an exposed chain, light-colored trousers are problematic in my opinion - you will get oil stains on them at some point, and on light-colored fabric these are very visible and almost impossible to remove.
Feb
11
comment Re-painting Rims
So in other words, while it's technically possible to anodize a used rim, it's probably much cheaper and easier to get a new rim...