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bio website willvousden.co.uk
location Birmingham, United Kingdom
age 25
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  • Currently studying for a PhD in Gravitational Wave Stuff at the University of Birmingham
  • Interests: maths, physics, programming, web design
  • Hobbies: running, cycling, photography, cooking, eating
  • Languages I know: C#, C, Python, PHP, JavaScript, Bash, Mathematica
  • Languages I want to know: Haskell, Smalltalk, Lisp, Ruby
  • Languages I don't want to know: C++, Malbolge

I ride my bikes competitively in and around the West Midlands, UK. I ride for the RST Sport time trial team and specialise in hill climbs. My bikes:

  • Vitus Zenium 2008 (training)
  • Basso Astra 2012 (racing)
  • Cervélo P3-SL (time trialling)
  • Specialized Stumpjumper (trails)

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comment Recessed brake pivot nut stuck in carbon fork
The carbon doesn't rust, but the nut itself is steel I think, so there might still be hope...
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comment Recessed brake pivot nut stuck in carbon fork
@Blam The pivot nut isn't rotating. I meant that, since the calliper has to be aligned in a certain direction, I can't fully tighten it against the nut (the nut is positioned such that if I did, the calliper would be pointing the wrong way). I therefore have to leave it not-quite-tight in the nut. If I could release the nut, then I could hold the calliper in the correct orientation while tightening the nut instead.
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comment Recessed brake pivot nut stuck in carbon fork
Thanks – I've ordered some better penetrating oil than GT-85 so I'll try that first.
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comment Recessed brake pivot nut stuck in carbon fork
@Blam So that I can tighten the calliper properly; at the moment it can rotate slightly and tends to de-centre itself from the rim, despite repeated adjustments of the set-screw.
Jan
23
comment Are 130 BCD chainsets stiffer than 110 BCD?
I mean for the same size chain ring, so for example a 53/39 chainset in both 110 and 130 BCD: is one stiffer than the other to any noticeable degree?
Jan
23
comment Which headset to replace my FSA No.10?
Not to worry – should've been more specific in my question!
Jan
23
comment Which headset to replace my FSA No.10?
It's not an external headset, though, so I thought external headsets like that won't be compatible?