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location North Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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I am a retired Engineering Lecturer. My hobbies are Cycling, Golf, Gardening and a bit of DIY. I do all of my own cycle adjustments and repairs unless it requires any expensive tools like headset presses.

I cycle raced as a junior and retired from racing mostly road and time trials when I was 30. I cycle now for enjoyment, fitness and to keep my weight under control.


Feb
21
awarded  Critic
Feb
21
answered Replacing Crankset. Do I need to replace chain? Then do I need to replace cassette?
Dec
22
answered How to Sight a Chain Line
Dec
22
answered Mysterious case: chain falling off large chainring, how to fix?
Nov
4
comment Why does my bike make a noise when I pedal hard?
Daniel, we are talking about the same thing. The bolts hold the chain rings and the crank arms generally with about 4/5 bolts depending on the manufacturer.
Nov
4
comment How do I figure out which size chain my fixed gear bike has
Sorry hillson, I did not know if you had the equipment or know how to measure the components yourself, thus the LBS advice.
Nov
3
comment SRAM force upgrade from compact to standard 53-39
New chain rings 39/53 will not fit on a compact crank arm as the dcb is larger. You will have to buy a new chain set to fit your existing BB and increase the chain length with the excess chain from the one fitted.
Nov
3
comment Why does my bike make a noise when I pedal hard?
Daniel, I agree with your advice on tightening up the chain ring bolts as a first resort.
Nov
3
awarded  Supporter
Nov
3
comment How do I figure out which size chain my fixed gear bike has
Take your bike to a bike shop and they will tell you the size.
Nov
3
answered How do I figure out which size chain my fixed gear bike has
Nov
3
answered Benefits of toe grips/toe straps
Apr
15
answered Hand signaling while decelerating
Mar
22
answered misaligned wheel - could this cause problems?
Mar
22
awarded  Teacher
Mar
22
answered What causes my front wheel to twist when I apply the brake?
Mar
22
answered How to avoid wearing out gears?