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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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Jun
11
comment Do helmets really lose their quality with time even if kept in package?
@J-unior sorry, I'm not familiar with the abbreviation - what's AM?
Jun
10
answered Do helmets really lose their quality with time even if kept in package?
Jun
7
answered Advantages and Disadvantages of Bibs vs Shorts?
May
21
comment Is having your hands “on the hoods” of drop handlebars safe for braking?
I'd agree - riding on the hoods is fine so long as your hands are big enough to get around them. The only time I ever go to the drops for reasons of braking is on steep descents where your grip on the levers is more sure; braking on the hoods isn't so comfortable when sustained but is fine for momentary use.
May
21
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Is having your hands “on the hoods” of drop handlebars safe for braking?
May
21
revised Is having your hands “on the hoods” of drop handlebars safe for braking?
Added conversion + case
May
18
awarded  Nice Answer
May
7
awarded  Nice Answer
May
6
awarded  Populist
Apr
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
2
answered Ride with someone who is less trained
Apr
2
comment Is a bike faster than a car for the first ten metres?
Somebody else will be along in a while with some equations, but my experience of such boxes (known as advanced stop zones, ASZs, in the UK) is that cyclists are quicker away because we, erm, tend to predict the green light better than the cars, so there's a time lag before the vehicles go as well as whatever minimal acceleration advantage.
Apr
1
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
26
awarded  Good Question
Mar
11
comment How do I estimate how long it will take me to ride my commute?
This is almost the only reasonable answer because while Strava does naturally attract people wanting to race over the segments, those segments allow you to track your relative ability too. The OP is obviously a competitive type wanting to mark himself against the crowd, so I'd whole heartedly recommend Strava for this.
Mar
1
awarded  Convention
Feb
19
comment Do my Shimano 7900 Dura Ace chainrings need replacing?
If the chainring is visibly deformed to the extent that someone is, independently, pointing it out to you, then that is feasible. It will wear down over time and if you've been particularly hard on it - many bad gear changes for example - a few thousand km is not out of the question.
Feb
19
revised Do my Shimano 7900 Dura Ace chainrings need replacing?
Fixing up the English
Feb
18
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
12
answered Are 28 / 47 - 622 / 635 tubes ok to replace my 28 / 44 - 622 ones?