227 reputation
1212
bio website houseofhawkins.com
location United Kingdom
age 35
visits member for 3 years, 6 months
seen Jul 1 '12 at 14:57

C# Developer in the London. Loves C# and being challenged with new and interesting projects.

My github account is: https://github.com/twistedtwig

Wished there were another 10 hours in the day to be able to code so my family could see me a little more. If only I didn't have to sleep!


Jun
5
comment upgrading gears to Shimano XT
Should I replace the chain whilst only doing the middle chainring or is this over kill? Not sure how old the chain is, half sure it is not the original, but as you might be able to tell I am not 100% confident on that one.
Jun
5
accepted mountain bike chainsuck, replacing parts while thinking of future upgrades
Jun
5
comment upgrading gears to Shimano XT
Thanks again Mathew
Jun
5
accepted upgrading gears to Shimano XT
Jun
5
revised mountain bike chainsuck, replacing parts while thinking of future upgrades
spilt this into two questions.
Jun
5
asked upgrading gears to Shimano XT
Jun
5
revised mountain bike chainsuck, replacing parts while thinking of future upgrades
more info and a bit more of a question
Jun
5
awarded  Commentator
Jun
5
comment mountain bike chainsuck, replacing parts while thinking of future upgrades
looking at wiggle's XT front derailers there are multi ones to choose from. Is it posisble to incrementally go to a 10 speed, ie change front to 10 speed style and then do rear later?
Jun
5
asked mountain bike chainsuck, replacing parts while thinking of future upgrades
Jun
5
comment When replacing wheel bearings, is there a standard or are they different for each type of bike
brilliant and informative answer. Thanks for all the help. Thinking of getting "Pedros Cone Spanners" from Wiggle. Will get some bearings from LBS. After yesterdays play and your advice I feel better at giving this a good go. Thanks
Jun
5
accepted When replacing wheel bearings, is there a standard or are they different for each type of bike
Jun
4
awarded  Editor
Jun
4
revised When replacing wheel bearings, is there a standard or are they different for each type of bike
added question about buying bearings
Jun
4
comment When replacing wheel bearings, is there a standard or are they different for each type of bike
read that LM Grease is good for things like bearings
Jun
4
asked When replacing wheel bearings, is there a standard or are they different for each type of bike
May
24
comment shimano M545 left pedal cap unit bolt fallen off during use
I had a good read and can see your point. Bit confused about the atac bit: wiggle.co.uk/?s=atac+pedal they all seem rather small (I like the base for normal shoes), the couple at the bottom of this page seem OK, but I do not know what they are like: wiggle.co.uk/?s=time+pedal, or if a sensible choice. I can't say I notice the bump on my pedal much (have high arches in my feet). Any thoughts would be greatly appraciated.
May
24
comment shimano M545 left pedal cap unit bolt fallen off during use
Hi Mathew, thanks for the advice. If I went with those pedals would my shoes be OK (wiggle.co.uk/mavic-alpine-all-mountain-shoes) I am very new to clipless and not that confident (as you might be able to tell). I only normally wear normal shoes for my 2 mile ride to work, rest of the time I am clipped in.
May
23
comment shimano M545 left pedal cap unit bolt fallen off during use
yep, completely agree. Thanks
May
23
comment shimano M545 left pedal cap unit bolt fallen off during use
They have emailed back and asked me to sent it all back to them and they will replace it, and refund postage if it is faulty. Was hoping I could just get it sorted quickly rather than loose my pedals for a while, (make riding somewhat harder :p)