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


Sep
15
asked Is it good practice to wave following cars through when safe?
Sep
15
answered Is there a polite way to take the centre of the road without antagonizing motorists?
Sep
11
comment Does it make you safer to use lights during the day?
Anecdotally, I've noticed that riding with a 200 lumen steady front light changes the way that oncoming traffic treats me. I seem to be taken seriously, given more respect on the road. I guess that this might be because for a split second they think I'm a motorbike. Perhaps having a light puts me in the mental category of vehicle, rather than pedestrian. As such they expect me to be going a bit faster and will be more likely to wait to let me through.
Sep
11
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
27
comment Is it preferable to pedal downhill?
+1 for "soft pedalling". The example might be MTB, but there's plenty here that works for road riders too. In my experience that threshold depends on how tired you are. If you've spent the last 5 mins above your LT, then a brief rest makes a huge difference.
Aug
19
reviewed Approve 5 speed cassette on 8 speed hub
Aug
13
reviewed Approve Will Slick Tires Work for a Mountain Bike Ridden by a Heavier Rider?
Aug
1
comment What are the most effective exercises to improve stamina and speed on my cycle to/from work?
Good answer, definitely get out more often, even in rain/snow/wind, but I'd caution against riding when there's ice on the road. Unless you have studded tyres or a trike, then an accident is likely and could stop you cycling for some time.
Jul
30
comment What is the easiest way to fix a loose chain?
Welcome to Bicycles.SE! I've edited your answer to remove the caps and hopefully clarify things a bit. If I've inadvertently changed your intention, please say.
Jul
30
revised What is the easiest way to fix a loose chain?
Edited out the shouting, reformatted, added small explanatory words.
Jul
30
answered What is the downside to me purchasing a road bike instead of a hybrid?
Jul
25
comment Carrying Pizza on a Bicycle
Is pie a synonym for pizza?
Jul
21
reviewed Approve How do I get my hydraulic disc brakes working well again
Jul
20
reviewed Approve Deep-Profile Carbon Wheels — How to choose depth?
Jul
20
reviewed Approve Headwind when riding in a loop
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.