111 reputation
4
bio website nd.edu/~qculver
location South Bend, IN
age 94
visits member for 3 years, 4 months
seen Nov 16 at 23:30

I like this and this and even this. Not this and especially not this.


Nov
16
awarded  Teacher
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
3
comment Why ride a fixed-gear bike?
@naught101 It's only stupid if you value your life. And preparing for a negligibly probably event, like encountering a driver whose trying to maim cyclists, would be silly. Personally, I've never had a problem riding without brakes that would've been solved/avoided with them.
Feb
19
comment Why do I always get punctures in my rear wheel?
Don't rule out the possibility of randomness.
Dec
23
revised How do I gear up a bike for winter riding?
added 8 characters in body
Aug
21
answered How can I stop my feet/shins getting soaked/muddy when cycling offroad in the winter?
Aug
12
awarded  Supporter
Aug
12
comment How do I gear up a bike for winter riding?
@ChrisW I'm missing your point. What do you mean by "spin"?
Aug
12
comment Why ride a fixed-gear bike?
@Kai But for my purposes it is better. So it depends on what one needs from one's brakes. Of course, for someone who needs to stop quickly, a handbrake is a must. But for most people--most able-bodied adults, at least--I don't think sudden breaking is necessary. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that most adults would benefit from riding a handbrake-less fixed since they'd be forced to pay closer attention and not rely on sudden stopping ability.
Aug
11
awarded  Editor
Aug
11
revised How do I gear up a bike for winter riding?
added 1 characters in body
Aug
11
comment Why ride a fixed-gear bike?
@Kai Ha. It's not bad to begin with, just different; one must plan one's stops a little ahead of time. Why do you think it's worse?
Aug
11
comment Why ride a fixed-gear bike?
@Kai The point is that tires slip across wet brake pads (and other brake parts get wet and either immediately malfunction or rust and then malfunction). Of course, there are other types of brakes (e.g. disc brakes), but back-pedal pressure is much better in the rain (or snow) than standard brakes.
Aug
11
answered How do I gear up a bike for winter riding?