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Software engineer. Interests include Python, Ubuntu, Cycling, Badminton, Sailing, Philosophy.


Aug
9
revised Tips to Alleviate Hand Soreness
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Aug
9
suggested suggested edit on Tips to Alleviate Hand Soreness
Aug
9
answered Tips to Alleviate Hand Soreness
Aug
8
comment Why the penny-farthing?
Hmm, and the English one started in 1642... anyway, +1 for mentioning the pneumatic tire, which was an angle I hadn't considered.
Aug
7
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Aug
7
comment Why the penny-farthing?
...and without the roads campaigned for by cyclists, cars wouldn't have taken off, at least if Robert Penn is to be believed.
Aug
7
answered Why the penny-farthing?
Aug
7
comment Do wider tires wear better?
So maybe we can expect wear rate to be proportional to grip?
Aug
6
asked Do wider tires wear better?
Aug
6
comment Why do the front and rear brakes work independently?
In very long downhills when heavily-laden it can help to be able to switch between the brakes to let one cool down. Probably more significant on tandems, though.
Jul
31
comment Why are the rear wheels of Time Trial Bikes disc shaped rather than having spokes?
@DanielRHicks, that implies the wheel is not symmetrical when viewed from the top. Is that the case? Can't see that working very well, except in a wind tunnel.
Jul
31
comment Why are the rear wheels of Time Trial Bikes disc shaped rather than having spokes?
I'm not sure I understand. Is that negative drag at 20 deg from a headwind? Are we talking true or apparent wind here? I can't see how you could get negative drag without a tailwind. Worth a new question?
Jul
25
comment Pain in left hand
Also check that the handlebars and forks are aligned properly. I'd the bike came straight from the shop it ought to be ok tho.
Jul
24
comment How is the width of drop bars measured?
I've added a link.
Jul
24
revised How is the width of drop bars measured?
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Jul
24
comment How is the width of drop bars measured?
@KenHiatt. Agreed, comfort is the aim, but shoulder-width is a reasonable place to start.
Jul
23
answered How is the width of drop bars measured?
Jul
10
comment Finding Elevation Change, any method
The Garmin Edge 500 has a GPS and barometric sensor. I've set a fixed altitude point at the end of my drive so the sensor always starts at the right altitude.
Jul
9
answered Finding Elevation Change, any method
Jul
2
comment Are there road bike tires invulnerable to popping?
Those airless tires might be great in dusty California, but in the UK they'd fill with mud which would probably ruin their weight/suppleness.