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comment Wheel builder London?
I agree this is probably off-topic here - try a London-specific forum like LFGSS. The atmosphere can be a little robust sometimes, but I can't think of a better place to find East-London wheelbuilders.
Apr
8
comment can you use a cycle path to bypass red lights?
Since I regularly see drivers getting this wrong, it's worth being clear: the light only controls the stop line. If you don't cross a line, it doesn't matter where the light is or what colour it's showing.
Apr
7
answered can you use a cycle path to bypass red lights?
Mar
18
answered New Rear Wheel goes out of true
Mar
17
comment Will disc brakes aggravate the problem with spokes pulling through the rim?
In the nicest possible way, you asked a question and got an answer. This isn't really the right format for long conversations; it works better to ask follow-up questions as self-contained new questions on the site.
Mar
17
comment Will disc brakes aggravate the problem with spokes pulling through the rim?
There will definitely be more strain on the NDS braking spokes, yes, but it shouldn't be problematic if the wheel is built correctly. Just to reiterate, something is terribly wrong if you routinely have spokes pull through a rim, and while you should fix whatever is causing that, it's not a good foundation for reasoning about other wheels.
Jan
28
answered Schwalbe Marathon Plus recurring puncture - options?
Jan
20
awarded  Yearling
Dec
19
comment Are road brakes designed not to brake too much?
Do you mean it's harder to (exert sufficient braking force to) lock the wheels, or takes longer to actually stop? IMO the former is false, unless your brakes are set up badly, and the latter is true and explained by having a smaller contact patch and (as Z. Fechten said) higher speed.
Dec
17
comment Coping with crash fear?
Do you understand why you crashed? Figuring out what happened, and what to look out for so you can anticipate, avoid or ameliorate it in future, is generally helpful.
Dec
5
comment Is there any rule of thumb for comparing lights rated in lux and lumens?
No clue. I've seen OP's light wearing a few different badges, and I was hoping the comparison would include one of the rebranded versions. Couldn't find one, but maybe OP knows that light well enough to tell roughly where it sits.
Dec
5
answered Is there any rule of thumb for comparing lights rated in lux and lumens?
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
24
comment Why is it important to keep equal number of turns when building a wheel?
No, if the rim is warped, you'd expect quite different tensions/number of turns. Some spokes will be carrying only the "base" tension, and some will be doing extra work correcting the rim.
Mar
11
answered Vegetable oil to oil a bike?
Mar
10
awarded  Caucus
Jan
20
awarded  Yearling
Jan
6
comment Is this a puncture protection thing?
I think tubs are supposed to be more resistant to pinch flats, but I'm not aware they're less liable to sharp punctures
Dec
10
comment Do merino wool base layers need to be skin tight?
As an aside, the work wicking refers to a fabric's ability to transport sweat, not heat. Cooling still depends on airflow (which you've blocked with the jacket)
Nov
13
comment Is it normal for a fixed gear bicycle's rear wheel to slip forward in its dropouts from time to time?
A chain tensioner normally refers to a sprung jockey wheel thing used to take slack out of the chain (it wouldn't help here and isn't recommended with fixed gears anyway). If you have chain tugs though, figure out how they're slipping, because they shouldn't.