At the time, after a coded direct message, I received four stickers from this radicalised rim-braker in the mail.
Two years on, with BikeRadar’s new address somehow procured, another clutch of anti-disc stickers has arrived on my desk.
Of course, this anti-disc fanatic is preaching to the unconverted – I wrote an article in defence of rim brakes in 2017 and, to this day, still use them, even going as far as building a long-term test bike with thoroughly outmoded rim squidgers.
Though extensive snooping has thrown up a few clues – I am the BikeRadar snooper in chief after all – this anti-disc zealot is yet to be positively identified.
When I originally wrote this article, I predicted that the comments section would get typically heated and I was so right – nothing seems to boil the collective clams of readers more than the now age-old rim vs disc debate. If you plan on contributing I urge you, dear reader, to please remember to keep it clean.
An earlier version of this article was first published in August 2017