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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!


Apr
2
comment unblock slime presta valve
went to the bike shop.. They didn't notice the removable core either and said they could have a look at some point today. Had a family bike ride planned so thought I would have another go. A pair of pliers and 5 minutes later I had the core out and push the slime blockage out. problem solved. Thanks :-)
Apr
1
comment unblock slime presta valve
either way.. assuming you can do this for presta or schraeder I am not fussed, the advice seems good to me. I need to go to the LBS tomorrow AM as do not have that tool.
Aug
31
comment Mountain bike rain coat / jacket (packable, not for winter)
extremely helpful info.. Thanks
Jul
12
comment 4 year old alivio 8 speed rear gears - compatible chain
The bike had not see lots of action compared to more serious riders so wear and tear might not be as worn as others could be... but I don't know lots about this stuff yet, so it's all guess work for me
Jul
12
comment 4 year old alivio 8 speed rear gears - compatible chain
LOL... thanks Zenbike.. your right, first time the chain has been changed... first time I have ever attempted this at all. Learnt how to use my chain tool a couple of weeks ago (when it snapped on a ride). Will look at those details tonight.
Jul
12
comment 4 year old alivio 8 speed rear gears - compatible chain
thanks for the info.. how would I tell if my cassette / current chain is HG or IG? Never knew there was a difference till you mentioned it. :-)
Jun
17
comment Disk brakes severely reduced in power after replacing bearings
will give the cleaning a good go, brakes are hydraulic (forgot to mention that, have updated post). Thanks
Jun
17
comment Disk brakes severely reduced in power after replacing bearings
will give the rotors a good clean, can't get pads that quickly but will have a look at them tonight. Thanks
Jun
16
comment mountain bike freewheel hub stopped rotating
found the two notches but couldn't budge them... a friend of mine took me to a car mechanic who built a metal tool (bar) the right size to get a good grip on it and open it up. Regreased it and all seems well. (just got to put it back together now!).. Thanks again.. if your ever in Sussex I owe you a drink or 2.
Jun
16
comment mountain bike freewheel hub stopped rotating
Thanks Mathew, will have a look at that tonight.
Jun
16
comment mountain bike freewheel hub stopped rotating
even after taking the cassette and lock nut / ring off it still doesn't spin... sounds like Mathew might be onto something, will look when I get home. Thanks
Jun
16
comment mountain bike freewheel hub stopped rotating
actually it will turn about 5mm in both directions then stops
Jun
16
comment mountain bike freewheel hub stopped rotating
I have taken all of the bits including the axle off and the freewheel hub still doesn't turn
Jun
15
comment mountain bike freewheel hub stopped rotating
lol... I did think that, don't much like that idea though :p
Jun
15
comment how to reassemble mountain bike rear wheel hub and bearings
Thanks so much, really helped (added picture of the final way you described).
Jun
6
comment mountain bike chainsuck, replacing parts while thinking of future upgrades
Thanks for that... will see if I can take it apart (not done that before), and have a look before I order the new one.
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
comment upgrading gears to Shimano XT
Thanks again Mathew
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
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