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Coder and mountain biker is the UK

Jan
20
comment How can I tell if my wheels need replacing due to rim wear?
On some rims such Mavic Open Pro the rim is drilled part way through from the inside - so for these rims you need to look for the hole appearing rather than something wearing away.
Jan
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
20
comment Is it worth getting a suspension seat post as a cheap alternative to full suspension bike?
Before I spent money on a seat post I'd make sure I had a very comfortable pair of padded shorts and a big jar of chamois cream. Personally I use endura MT500 shorts for the first and assos chamois creme for the second.
Oct
24
answered Road Shifters, Mountain Rear Derailleur?
Oct
20
answered How do half link chains perform for long term use?
Oct
20
comment When should I not use my front brake?
What may be good advice on a motorbike really isn't on a bicycle. The front brake is far more powerful than the rear on a bike and knowing how to use it a vital skill. Not only does over use of the back brake increase stopping distances it also cuts up the trails when riding off road as people inevitably skid.
Oct
20
awarded  Critic
Sep
3
awarded  Yearling
Aug
16
answered My LBS does not carry fixed-gear/single-speed parts. What next?
Mar
14
comment What should I look for in a cycling undershirt for warm weather?
And merino has the added advantage of not leaving you smelling like a rancid polecat after a hard day on the bike!
Mar
14
answered Amateur Bicycle Racing outside of the US
Dec
13
answered Should I grease a carbon fiber seat post?
Dec
10
comment Can I fit road tyres on a cyclo cross bike?
As cyclocross is so often a muddy sport any extra squirm from tyres is negligible! Seriously though I know a few people who have Boardmans and no one is complaining about squirmy tyres.
Dec
10
comment Should I oil my seat post?
My rule of thumb is that if you want to take it apart later then grease it when you put it together. For some parts, such as bottom bracket, where creaking can be an issue copper slip is often the way to go.
Oct
5
awarded  Supporter
Sep
16
answered What are good sites/places to buy/sell bike parts for older bikes?
Sep
6
answered How to fix front gear taking 2 shifts just to move onto next cog
Sep
2
awarded  Editor
Sep
2
revised Where Can I Legally Ride Off Road in the UK?
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Sep
2
awarded  Teacher