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Started programming on a Control Data mainframe in FORTRAN IV, back when that was still a new thing. Was apparently quite masochistic, because I kept programming anyway. For that matter, I still do...

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Sep
12
awarded  Yearling
Jul
11
comment What are some good films about cycling?
@DanielRHicks: Yeah, I was a bit surprised it wasn't pretty much the first one to be mentioned...
Jul
11
answered What are some good films about cycling?
Mar
10
awarded  Caucus
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awarded  Constituent
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12
awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Yearling
Jul
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answered Why do racing cyclists wobble when furiously pedalling?
Jun
8
answered Do aluminum rims provide better braking than steel ones when wet?
Jun
5
answered mountain bike chainsuck, replacing parts while thinking of future upgrades
Mar
2
comment Explaining the effects of frame geometries
Just for those who don't recognize his name, Grant Petersen was the product manager for Bridgestone Bicycles (when they were still made). Bridgestone's bicycles were quite respected (and Bridgestone's catalogs even more so) -- but they were definitely a bit on the quirky side, being almost a direct expression of Grant's ideas rather than the typical design by committee, or anything on that order.
Feb
19
comment Equipment needed for Frame-building?
I'm not sure how a compressor would be used for vacuum bagging -- what you need is a vacuum pump.
Nov
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awarded  Enlightened
Nov
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awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
19
comment How do I locate and loosen the rear derailleur hanger bolt?
@Zian: Look around the backside where the bolt comes out the other side of the hanger. A few drops of thin oil (and a 20 minute or so wait for it to penetrate) may help quite a bit.
Nov
18
answered How do I locate and loosen the rear derailleur hanger bolt?
Nov
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
10
comment Why is carbon fiber inherently weak? Or is it?
@neilfein: That's almost impossible to answer without doing a lot to quantify what stresses you're talking about. As a raw material, CF is much stronger than aluminium, but designing a usable frame to take advantage of that strength is much more difficult.
Nov
10
answered Why is carbon fiber inherently weak? Or is it?