Torben Gundtofte-Bruun

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Hello, world!

I enjoy using my experience to help others. That is why I am active at a number of other sites in the StackExchange network on topics that interest me.

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I'm something of a Swiss army knife both professionally and in private, able to juggle a wild variety of things at once. I've worked in every kind of business that uses software. I'm also very good with tools, both IT and mechanic. Whether you need software design or assembling some IKEA furniture, I'm your man for the job. I'm generally soft-spoken but driven by clear principles.

I'm a twin, I've lived in five countries, I speak four languages fluently and two more embarrassingly. Also, being a father routinely develops my patience which is useful for moderating on StackExchange too.

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Aug
31
comment Why are there almost no bikes with a single chainring?
+1 for the last paragraph alone.
Aug
31
comment Why are there almost no bikes with a single chainring?
My bike is like that: 1 ring in front, 8 in the back. I love this for the simplicity, plus I don't get dirty from the front ring because it's not "naked". I only use 6 of the gears and even that is perfectly fine for my 12km commute - and I'm one of the fastest non-racers on that route.
Aug
29
awarded  Excavator
Aug
29
revised Can you be ticketed for breaking the speed limit on a bike?
I guess you _could_ be arrested for bicycle speeding if you cause a huge accident but this Q is only about the _speeding._
Aug
28
suggested suggested edit on Can you be ticketed for breaking the speed limit on a bike?
Aug
28
answered Why are there a large number of businesses that do not allow bicycles in the drive through?
Aug
28
comment Is there a reason for brakes to be reversed in bikes with Hydraulic Brakes?
@Starx: What confuses me is that so many people respond that the left hand should do the front brake. I haven't ever thought about the reasons why the brakes are left/right but it seems that most people prefer the opposite of what's common, citing safety advantages?
Aug
28
comment Is there a reason for brakes to be reversed in bikes with Hydraulic Brakes?
FWIW I'm in Europe and every bike I've ever owned (nonhydraulic) has front brake on the left hand.
Aug
24
comment Protocol for slipstreaming another cyclist?
@Pete: What would you do? I guess just go by your own speed, and if it happens to match his speed then keep a little courtesy distance instead of drafting.
Aug
24
revised Protocol for slipstreaming another cyclist?
added link to bike
Aug
21
comment Is it considered rude to draft other random cyclists?
Your shopping bag comparison is unfair: drafting someone does not cost that person any energy. Other issues are more relevant, like safety and personal space.
Aug
21
comment Protocol for slipstreaming another cyclist?
Re: drafting really close, I'd never go closer than 1m distance, let alone overlapping (unless the one in front is my twin brother; the only person I'd trust that much). Because I'm riding a regular bike, I am not bent over as much and can easily see what's going on ahead, except perhaps a fast squirrel close by.
Aug
21
comment Protocol for slipstreaming another cyclist?
What does "cat 6" mean?
Aug
21
revised Protocol for slipstreaming another cyclist?
Added small question.
Aug
21
comment Protocol for slipstreaming another cyclist?
Thanks Rory - how do you start tailing, or how do others approach you before they tail you? Do they silently follow you, and wait for you to discover them?
Aug
21
revised Protocol for slipstreaming another cyclist?
Added small question.
Aug
21
comment Protocol for slipstreaming another cyclist?
Thank you. When you say annoying: does being tailed actually cost you more effort than if you were going alone? Or do you mean you'd have appreciated taking turns?
Aug
21
revised Protocol for slipstreaming another cyclist?
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Aug
21
asked Protocol for slipstreaming another cyclist?
Sep
4
awarded  Yearling