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Coder. Geek. Cyclist. Rower. Ex-academic. Dad. Occasional manager. Part-time webmaster. Been on the Interwebs for longer than most realise there has been one.

Gentle opinions, strongly held.

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Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Mar
4
comment Camera alternatives for commuting (2014 version)
60fps, absolutely, based on the consideration that if you're thinking about using the video evidence to submit footage or reports to the local police, or even just to name and shame on YouTube or Twitter, then 30fps (particularly if handlebar mounted) doesn't produce good still images. At 60fps (even if from a handlebar but definitely if helmet mounted) you stand a fighting chance of being able to produce legible images showing a good level of evidence of poor roadcraft.
Jan
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Downtube friction shifters for 11 speed
Jan
20
awarded  Taxonomist
Jan
9
answered 'Best' Gear inch to start with on a fixed gear? Moderatley hilly area
Dec
1
answered Will mounting a camera on the handlebar instead of the helmet make the picture more shaky?
Nov
22
answered What to look for when buying a single gear bike?
Nov
8
comment Turbo training programs for long distance events
@ChrisH - I tend to use technical podcasts, or just the Breaking Bad box set, but yes - double timing is useful. Still not as much fun as being out on the road, though.
Nov
7
answered Turbo training programs for long distance events
Oct
2
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
2
comment Does riding on the sidewalk make it more likely to get a flat tire?
Karma. Unless - and hopefully - you are referring to shared use facilities; riding on the pavement is anti-social and should be avoided.
Sep
14
awarded  Yearling
Aug
5
comment Is there an (un)official rule about twisting back a seat on broken bike for CitiBike or other shared bike programs?
I've certainly not heard of this with London's similar 'Boris' Bikes, but with those there's an explicit fault reporting mechanism on the docking station - tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/cycling/15022.aspx - so you wouldn't have as much need to adopt an unofficial rule to deal with the situation.
Jul
26
answered Does the term “domestique” have negative connotations?
Jul
24
awarded  Disciplined
Jul
2
comment Are there road bike tires invulnerable to popping?
Solid tyres are a no-go for a number of reasons - bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/3890/… - and road bikes aren't really designed for hopping kerbs, maybe you'd be better with a cross, or just a MTB with slicks?
Jun
28
revised I have a foreign bike, and don't know what pressure to pump it to
added 2 characters in body
Jun
17
comment Ouch, I'm really sore. Should I take a break for a while? How long?
Nah, just MTFU. Seriously, though, the body can take a lot, so while you might have upped the workload, your body is adapting. Make sure you aren't mistaking soreness through effort with pain through injury, but otherwise while rest is important, don't give up on all the recent good improvements.
Jun
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
13
awarded  Enlightened