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Mostly I ride a commuter bike short distances as an environmentally friendly, cheap and healthy mode of transport.

Occasionally I ride off road on a hard-tail mountain bike.


Aug
22
answered Do skilled cyclists really “use the front brake alone probably 95% of the time”?
Aug
20
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
16
comment How does a two wheel drive bike work?
Something like this is probably your best bet - barthworks.com/cars/forneycycles/1993legacyexh519_1.htm
Aug
12
answered Can I soak my helmet in water?
Aug
12
revised What bikes will be used by the competitors in the Mountain Bike Olympics?
added more info
Aug
12
answered Avoiding being wiped out after work commute?
Aug
10
comment Why is BMX gearing so low
The UCI rules say "Multiple speed gear systems are permitted", so I'm surprised nobody seems to be using one - uci.ch/Modules/BUILTIN/…
Aug
9
comment What is the usual pattern of use of a velodrome (cycling track)?
This is my local velodrome (never actually used it) - www3.hants.gov.uk/calshot/track-cycling.htm
Aug
9
accepted What are the disadvantages of wearing an aero helmet?
Aug
8
asked What are the disadvantages of wearing an aero helmet?
Aug
2
answered Change-over rules for women's team sprint
Jul
31
comment What bikes will be used by the competitors in the Mountain Bike Olympics?
You can tell on the close-up pictures, e.g. this one - caitelliott.co.uk/gallery/pictures/dannyelliott37.jpg
Jul
30
answered What bikes will be used by the competitors in the Mountain Bike Olympics?
Jul
26
comment How can I adapt a mountain bike for a one or two week tour?
Have you considered renting a bike for the week?
Jul
24
comment What are the most significant factors affecting downhill cruising speed?
Have you tried swapping bikes to see if it's the rider or the bike?
Jul
20
revised How to eat properly when cycling in extreme heat?
added link to BMJ article
Jul
6
comment Why are bicycles considered vehicles and not “walking aid”?
If you push it you're not riding it, but with one foot on a pedal you are - cyclecraft.co.uk/digest/pushing.html
Jul
6
answered Why are bicycles considered vehicles and not “walking aid”?
Jun
29
comment How to fit a Storage Options bike cam helmet mount
A diagram or photograph would be useful.
Jun
27
answered What is the hand gesture for “I'm sorry”?