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


Jul
20
comment Reducing Bulk on a touring trip
Presumably because the tops roll down for waterproofing.
Jul
19
answered Training fasted: just about weight loss?
Jul
18
accepted Could you make a bike frame out of 24kt gold?
Jul
17
comment Could you make a bike frame out of 24kt gold?
Good point that all metallic bike frames are alloys and I guess even carbon has resin involved, not that you'd call that an alloy.
Jul
16
comment Could you make a bike frame out of 24kt gold?
Good find and a "bargain" at "only" $1M ;), but is overlaid (presumably over steel). Probably due to the many practical problems discussed below.
Jul
16
comment Could you make a bike frame out of 24kt gold?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thought_experiment
Jul
15
asked Could you make a bike frame out of 24kt gold?
Jul
14
comment Theft deterrents (in addition to locking up a bike)
Nice answer, but did you mean: "However, uglifying your bike isn't as effective against common thieves as it is against these planned attacks" or the reverse?
Jul
11
revised Best practices for commuting with rack & panniers
Added tire pressure point
Jul
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How does a bike's weight affect the overall experience of owning it?
Jul
10
comment Knee feeling after long ride with road bike
@artaxerxe, If you're happy that this answers your question, please consider ticking it as the Accepted answer.
Jul
10
revised Knee feeling after long ride with road bike
Clarity of cadence/gears
Jul
9
answered What can I use for a DIY cable end?
Jul
4
comment Knee feeling after long ride with road bike
Yes, thanks. Corrected now!
Jul
4
revised Knee feeling after long ride with road bike
Lower -> higher
Jul
4
answered Knee feeling after long ride with road bike
Jul
4
comment Why the penny-farthing?
+1 for the "major feat" idea. I think Mark Twain said something like "Try a [penny-farthing] bicycle, you won't regret it if you live".
Jul
3
comment 26“ vs 28” wheels for touring
I know it's only a link, but it is very relevant and concise, so +1
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jul
2
comment What is the effect of changing length of crank arms?
@PeteH, you might be better off with a thick inner sole or some kind of packing at the cleat. A shorter crank might help when the short leg is at the bottom of the stroke, but be worse at the top of the stroke. A professional bike fitter should be able to help.