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bio website meredevelopment.co.uk
location United Kingdom
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I'm a freelance php'ish Wordpress'ish developer... who likes bicycles.


Jul
5
comment What is the relationship between tyre pressure and weight?
Ah ok, the concept of trying to make the ride more difficult didn't even occur to me. Hah!
Jul
5
comment What is the relationship between tyre pressure and weight?
Why did you drop the pressure when doing the 8-9km commute? I've missed something there.
Oct
7
comment How do I make my brakes stop squealing?
I'd be interested to know if this is a temporary cure and has to be repeated. I wonder if the powder dries up any grease and grime.
Aug
27
comment Shoaling etiquette
I've found that when you have the opportunity to line up next to other cyclists - as we do in in most of the UK city junctions (See the image at the bottom of nidirect.gov.uk/cycling-skills-and-safety-turns-and-junctions) - then often slower cyclists (folders, MTBs) will stay far left and commuters/messengers will stay right to air immediate overtaking when the lights change.
Aug
15
comment How to correctly use an Avenir Airsource One bicycle pump
Can you tell us which sort of valves your tyres have, and what sort of rims your wheels have? If they are deep v-section rims then that could explain the problem.
May
8
comment How to get back on the road again?
I would definitely learn to confidently side-hop left or right. This will allow you to stay at whatever speed you are doing, does not require much of change of direction, and once you're good you will be able to hop vertical and horizontal distances of 10cm with no trouble. I used it almost daily on commutes in Bristol, UK and London to get up and down high curbs.
May
1
comment Should I sell a custom built mountain bike as a full bike or break it into parts?
@kibbee Yea totally agree, stripping only works well on eBay.
Apr
29
comment Why are single-speed bikes with disc brakes hard to find?
Check out the On-One Pompetamine. Love mine :)
Apr
27
comment Does riding with suspension locked do any harm long term
Is this a disc brake version?
Apr
27
comment What does “claiming the lane” mean?
+1 Yep that's how I see it. It's necessary in London sometimes to avoid being squashed and when traffic is usually moving slower than you are so wont get irritated and try dangerous overtaking. I most often claim the lane at traffic lights and roundabouts.
Apr
27
comment Minimum mountain groupset hard enough to resist abuse
Hi, this will be tricky to answer without more info about your riding style. Can you let us know: "riding harder" uphill or downhill or much longer distances or much gnarlier terrain. For example: If you're becoming a strong uphill rider we don't want to be recommending Saint for example ;) - this questions will attract subjective answers so might be kicked off anyhow.. but we'll see!
Apr
18
comment Is it possible to transport many (up to 12) bikes using some sort of auto-trailer?
If you google Image search "uplift trailer" you'll see loads! I reckon there will be someone offering hireable trailers. You might be able to purchase one second-hand from an uplift service that deals with Downhill Mountain Bikers.
Apr
17
comment Why are higher-end freewheels so much louder when coasting?
Lound freehub's seem to give the impression of a positive pawl action. I know that the best all-round MTB hubs I've run are Hope Pro's, and are 'BMX' loud. On that note, noisy BMX freewheels are considered desirable :)
Apr
9
comment What Shimano jockey wheels are compatible with my old Shimano 105 9-Speed Derailleur?
Well it would leave you with more options :)
Apr
8
comment Creaking from cranks/spindle. How to fix?
Hi, welcome to bicycles.se. As this is the same suggestion (more or less) as someone else, this would probably have been better as a comment.
Apr
7
comment What Shimano jockey wheels are compatible with my old Shimano 105 9-Speed Derailleur?
Are they 10 or 11 teeth jockey wheels?
Apr
7
comment Is my disc brake caliper correctly mounted on the frame?
In MTB circles downtube/chainstay cable routing is avoided whenever possible because the cable is more susceptible to damage if run that way. If you can, and have external Bottom Bracket cups, try and run the cable over the top of the BB-shell and not under it.
Apr
5
comment Why isn't my suspension bouncy?
Please tell us which make/model the forks are. Also how heavy you are. Thanks.
Apr
2
comment What are the most significant factors affecting downhill cruising speed?
Hi John, this might be better as a comment. When you have enough Reputation you'll be able to add things like this as comments to the original post, or other answers. Welcome to the site though :)
Mar
29
comment Painful Feet: Might be related to pedal-foot positioning
If you have flat, and overly pronated feet (like I do) you will probably find that using the ball of your foot over the pedal spindle actually hurts. I tend to pedal (stupidly) with more arch than ball. Less efficient but less pain :)