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I code stuff with my bare hands.

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Mar
10
awarded  Caucus
Jul
24
comment What are important items should I carry if I am plannig for 200 - 400 km
For your first aid kit question, see: What are important items for a touring first-aid kit?
Jul
13
comment What are some red flags to look for when buying a used road bike?
@amcnabb Initially it does seem to be a duplicate, but this question is inverted, and specific to road bikes. I think it will yield a different flavor of answers than the other question.
Jul
13
comment How to achieve a tighter turning radius?
Leaning the body is a good technique. Also, have you looked into counter-steering? By the way, I've found that really tight, slow turns are nigh unachievable while pedaling, as my tires scrape my shoes. As @DanielRHicks said, depends on the geometry of the bike.
Jun
26
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
14
comment Is it normal that the Abus Bordo folding lock rattles?
It may not actually rattle more. I ride different roads than you do or may just notice it less. Anyway, I'm sure you'll find a nice solution with time that works for you.
Jun
14
comment Is it normal that the Abus Bordo folding lock rattles?
Yeah, that's the one. Mine is screwed in as well (but I was impressed with the quality of the velcro straps). My hope is that a thief here in the US will be deterred because Abus locks aren't common around here and they aren't familiar. I guess it's worth the rattle...
Jun
14
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
14
comment How to properly ride over ripples on gravel roads (washboards)?
Can you skim the edge of the road? Usually washboard tapers out at the end... or heck, can you just ride off the road a few inches? I know everywhere is different, but...
Jun
12
revised Is it normal that the Abus Bordo folding lock rattles?
added 142 characters in body
Jun
12
answered Is it normal that the Abus Bordo folding lock rattles?
Jun
9
comment Can a chain-lock be better against cutting than a U-lock?
@DanielRHicks That's a good idea... assuming the gel was thick enough and you couldn't bleed it out easily.
Jun
9
revised Should the bike or the rider take the jolt from a bump, and how?
I kept seeing "rider of the bike" so I reversed the two
Jun
9
comment Reusable gloves for bike repairs?
+1 for literal veteran experience (and a good answer)
Jun
9
comment Is it normal that the Abus Bordo folding lock rattles?
Mine is on its way. I hope mine doesn't rattle! (But I haven't heard of it rattling before, either.)
Jun
7
revised Should the bike or the rider take the jolt from a bump, and how?
Made the wording a little clearer
Jun
6
comment Should the bike or the rider take the jolt from a bump, and how?
Don't get me wrong... my ride is still awesome, but there's just some bumps near the end. After 2 years with a MTB I was so ready for drop bars and having a lot of fun riding to and from work. :)
Jun
6
comment Should the bike or the rider take the jolt from a bump, and how?
Thanks. And to clarify: A paved trail joins my path about halfway up my commute. It's less maintained than the road and has more signs of decay than the concrete of the actual road. Many of the cracks go all the way across the trail, and the curbs often don't go down to the same level as the road, causing about a 1- or 2-inch wall. In other words, without going off the trail into the grass, there's no way to avoid some of these bumps, unless I ride on the (mostly shoulderless) busy road.
Jun
6
awarded  Scholar
Jun
6
accepted Should the bike or the rider take the jolt from a bump, and how?