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bio website surreal.istic.org
location Cambridge, United Kingdom
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seen Aug 14 at 7:08

I ride my trusty steed to get to places in and around Cambridge. I ride to work every weekday, to the shops, and to band gigs. I also like to ride my bike just for fun sometimes, on rides between 15 and 50 miles.


Aug
13
reviewed No Action Needed Shimano FD-M191 replaced with Shimano FD-M590
Jul
22
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jul
2
reviewed Reviewed What is the effect of changing length of crank arms?
May
13
awarded  Custodian
May
13
reviewed No Action Needed WD40 on Single-Speed Chain
May
13
reviewed Reviewed How practical is an unicycle on uneven surfaces?
May
13
reviewed No Action Needed Are there front looking mirror options?
May
13
reviewed No Action Needed Looking for Techniques for Riding Uphill on a Single Speed
May
9
revised What's a safer alternative to a flag for marking special bikes?
add a detail about why rigid flags are no good
May
9
comment What's a safer alternative to a flag for marking special bikes?
Well, this is a bit of an aside, but the Campaign already has official flags that they use for stalls &c. These marshals' flags are just extras for the large ride(s). I'm glad you mentioned sashimono as that's the first thing I thought of when I looked at your picture :-)
May
8
accepted What's a safer alternative to a flag for marking special bikes?
May
7
comment What's a safer alternative to a flag for marking special bikes?
I don't think I've ever seen a bike rear light that was noticeable in daylight from more than a couple of metres away.
May
7
comment What's a safer alternative to a flag for marking special bikes?
@arne Would that be visible on a bright day? How big a battery would it need?
May
7
comment What's a safer alternative to a flag for marking special bikes?
I know the fish streamers are a good idea, as we've actually used those too. They're a lot more manageable in wind, but are more prone to getting caught on low branches, so it's swings and roundabouts. They're less visible than flags but adding several like in your picture would make that better.
May
7
asked What's a safer alternative to a flag for marking special bikes?
May
7
answered How do you remember which rack you have left your bike in?
May
7
comment How do you remember which rack you have left your bike in?
FYI, that area of the bike parking doesn't look like that any more, as they've replaced the racks nearest the camera with two-level ones because there isn't enough bike parking capacity. They're supposed to be adding another few thousand spaces next year as part of the station expansion.
May
6
reviewed No Action Needed Bent freewheel axle in less than 200km
Mar
10
awarded  Caucus