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


Dec
15
answered Optimal Intensity training ratios
Dec
11
reviewed Approve Can I combine different wheel sizes in one mtb?
Dec
9
comment Why is a tandem harder to ride uphill than a single rider bike?
@andy256. I work with the brother one of the pilots who finished in the medals riding tandem at the CwG, so I may be able to ask his opinion at some point.
Dec
9
comment Why is a tandem harder to ride uphill than a single rider bike?
@andy256. Mmm, it is hard to make comparisons. I've searched but can't find solo 1km TT results for the pilots in that list, which may be the nearest thing, although their stokers may be slower than them. Ideally you'd need to clone a rider and compare their tandem time with their solo.
Dec
9
comment Why is a tandem harder to ride uphill than a single rider bike?
@andy256. The commonwealth games had a 1km TT on tandem, although it is a "para" event, so may be less competitive? Times were similar:-en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
Dec
9
revised Why is a tandem harder to ride uphill than a single rider bike?
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Dec
1
comment Why is a tandem harder to ride uphill than a single rider bike?
David is right. Two identical riders have double the power on a tandem, but LESS than double the air resistance. Lower drag is a tandem's real advantage.
Dec
1
comment Why is a tandem harder to ride uphill than a single rider bike?
No, the usual set up of a tandem is pedalling in unison or in phase. sheldonbrown.com/synchain.html#phase. However, you are right that rocking the bike side to side is harder.
Nov
30
answered Why is a tandem harder to ride uphill than a single rider bike?
Nov
24
answered Which usually wears faster - wheel rims or brake blocks?
Nov
17
answered Why are brake lights not common?
Nov
17
comment What's the performance difference between a front-load and top-load bike stem?
Perhaps blue threadlocker on the bolts would help. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thread-locking_fluid
Nov
13
reviewed Approve What are typical max speeds for pro downhill races?
Nov
11
revised Odd metallic chafing sound
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Nov
10
answered Odd metallic chafing sound
Nov
7
comment How to get over anger at inconsiderate drivers
If I thought everyone was "there to kill me" I'd sell my bike and buy a tank. Assuming they're inattentive and careless might help, though.
Nov
4
comment How to get over anger at inconsiderate drivers
@LightnessRacesinOrbit. In Oxford this weekend was told, by a finger-wagging car passenger, to use the adjacent cycle path. A path covered in wet leaves, dog-walkers, bus shelters 2-foot wide trees, with give-way lines every 100m. Hmm.
Oct
23
awarded  Yearling
Oct
21
answered Bicycle shoes for road cycling
Oct
15
revised How do I replace road brakes?
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