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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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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?
Feb
7
reviewed Excellent Minimal effort chain cleaning
Feb
7
reviewed Satisfactory Bicycle for 2 x 30mins commute
Feb
7
comment Size medium or large
There are better, more general questions about sizing frames - e.g. bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/3049/…, bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/4030/… - this question will be of little use to anyone else even if someone can productively answer the original.
Feb
6
comment Would you do a 15mile + commute on an electric bicycle? Which one?
This is a poll; it seems like market research for an e-bike company. This certainly isn't a real question in the Bicycles.SE mould - there isn't going to be a definitive answer, just lots of opinions.
Feb
5
revised My chain appears to be squeaking when I ride it forward but not backwards
typos
Feb
5
answered Checking fixie for damage
Feb
5
reviewed Satisfactory Clipless pedals, saddle height and proper starting (and stopping)
Feb
5
awarded  Custodian
Feb
5
reviewed Needs Improvement What is an alternative hitch for the Re~Cycled bike trailer?
Feb
5
reviewed Excellent How to handle an attempted bike theft
Feb
5
reviewed Satisfactory Shock absorbing handlebar tape - recommendations?
Feb
4
comment Why do current, entry-level shimano rear derailers have large-diameter pulleys?
Cheaper materials might need to be made bigger and thicker to be as strong as higher end alternatives? Minaturisation needs to be quite expensive.
Feb
1
comment About 20-30 people bike to where I work. What equipment/supplies should we have on hand?
@mattnz I have a friend who owns a shop who does this - he goes into schools, workplaces, sports clubs and similar with a toolbox and a stand and does simple maintenance on bikes while explaining his methods and showing how easy most of it is. Of course, he is also selling his shop and its services ... but that's not a problem, everyone wins: he gets new customers and people get their bikes looked over and tweaked and learn some new skills.
Jan
31
comment About 20-30 people bike to where I work. What equipment/supplies should we have on hand?
@MarkRushakoff having a stash at work isn't going to be helpful at the time, but a problem on the morning that you've botched at the roadside could then be dealt with at work, rather than possibly risking worse on the return leg, so it's definitely better than nothing. And, of course, at the very least it shows you're an understanding employer - and at the fraction of the cost of a car parking space. And 3 miles is not a long commute :)