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I'm a Product Manager, 150+ mile/week fixed gear cyclist, options trader, father and optimist.


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answered Compact crankset, how to use and criticality of cross chaining
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comment Protocol for downhill cyclist overtaking a car?
Most concrete set of suggestions about what I could have done to help him out I've seen in any of these responses - very thoughtful, thanks!
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comment Where can I go to change the vertical drop out for a horizontal drop out?
Sheldon quoth thou shouldst not use chain tensioners with fixed gear (single speed free OK, but not single speed fixed): sheldonbrown.com/harris/singlespeed.html#tensioners
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comment Protocol for downhill cyclist overtaking a car?
Quite right: I'm certain I wasn't aware of him for at least many seconds (due to watching the turns in the road) because the first glance I got of him was when he was about 8 feet off my rear bumper. And you're very right that - as a cyclist - even if a car is attempting to cooperate with me, I never leave it up to them to make sure I survive, so I err on the side of assuming they'll make a slightly bad judgement at the moment I'm negotiating a tight spot with them.
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comment Protocol for downhill cyclist overtaking a car?
Great, great answer - thanks! esp. the "slowly and steadily" and signaling the rider some way (e.g. blinking light), and I definitely felt less maneuverable (not just slower) than the cyclist on this particular road - bikes just corner a heck of a lot better than an SUV. Just want to help out a fellow cyclist who is perhaps being more aggressive than he "should" but is understandably looking for a little help to continue with an enjoyable ride and these are some great strategies.
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comment Protocol for downhill cyclist overtaking a car?
Here's a segment of the road in question to give you a sense of visibility and width. Downhill grade was at least 5% so cyclist would be building speed quickly the entire time. goo.gl/maps/njDKG
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