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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.


Jun
10
comment Riding a bike on a tilted road
camber or cant is the technical word for this - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cant_(road/rail)
Mar
21
comment If a lane is going to expand should the left lane be taken prior to the expansion?
Can you post a satellite view of the junctions?
Feb
28
comment Urban rides map projects
That last link is very interesting.
Jan
22
comment What are the pros and cons between an aluminium and carbon frame?
possible duplicate of Carbon bikes make me nervous. Can you ease the tension?
Nov
11
comment Removing bike interfaces to reduce likelyhood of theft?
Quick-release front wheel and take it with you?
Oct
24
comment Does this sound right: $485 ticket for not walking my bike across the street?
Similar question (also closed) - bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/12997/…
Oct
18
comment Nice Work Shoes That Won't Get Messed up in Toe-Clips
You can get "summer" or "light" overshoes as well as "winter" ones. I assume a commute is a relatively short distance at a slow / moderate pace so overheating shouldn't be too much of an issue.
Aug
5
comment Are New York pedestrians allowed to use bike lanes?
"How do I handle people walking in bike lanes?" might be a better question.
Jul
29
comment Exertion time vs heart rate or %LT(Lactate Threshold)?
I read a paper on this (for marathon running) I'll see if I can find it. Basically exercise is fuelled by a mix of fat and glycogen, the harder you exert yourself the higher the % of glycogen you use. You've got lots of fat but limited glycogen.
Jul
11
comment Why do some road bikes cost more than motorbikes? Are they grossly overpriced?
Why Is Carbon Fiber So Expensive? - gizmodo.com/5843276/why-is-carbon-fiber-so-expensive
Jul
2
comment Are there road bike tires invulnerable to popping?
possible duplicate of Which puncture-resistant tires?
Apr
9
comment Baby Transportation Safety Statistics
I think I'll edit that bit and try and make it a bit clearer.
Jan
4
comment Small non-folding bike
It would help if you said why you want a small bike. Is it a storage issue?
Nov
15
comment How should I deal with bike messengers + others (salmon) riding the wrong way in a bike lane?
There's a blog on this here - guardian.co.uk/environment/bike-blog/2012/nov/13/…
Oct
9
comment Are Z-shaped cranks a good idea?
I'm really not convinced, but my Physics is a bit rusty so I'll need to have a think about it.
Sep
9
comment Crate of beer as cargo
Buy your beer in cans?
Sep
4
comment Is it legal to pass a car on the right when that car is turning?
In the UK (where we drive on the left), "Do not ride on the inside of vehicles signalling or slowing down to turn left." - direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Highwaycode/DG_069837
Aug
28
comment What is the 3 foot law and which states have it?
In the UK it's "at least as much room as you would when overtaking a car".
Aug
26
comment Do skilled cyclists really “use the front brake alone probably 95% of the time”?
If you apply the rear brake the rear wheel will skid just before it leaves it the ground, warning you that you're about to go over the handlebars.
Aug
24
comment Are Hövding helmets safer than regular helmets?
There's a link on the manufacturer's website to this test by a Swedish insurance company - mynewsdesk.com/se/view/pressrelease/…