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I am an embedded software developer, working on a variety of control and instrument systems. Mostly I code in embedded C, sometimes C++ or assembler, sometimes with an operating system sometimes not. I also program tools for data acquisition, data analysis, software and system testing and algorithn prototyping in Python and Matlab.

From time to time I have enjoyed working through Project Euler and MATLAB Cody, but life away from computers frequently intervenes and I go for a swim, cycle or walk or do some reading or cooking.


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comment Will Slick Tires Work for a Mountain Bike Ridden by a Heavier Rider?
There is a great section on touring tyres in the middle of this touring bike vendors brochure - Thorn (pdf) . It might help.
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comment Will a change from 26x2.10 to 26x1.95 tires improve speed?
@BPugh, No, I didn't bother. But it was a while ago. Tires might be made to tighter tolerances now, or standard rims might be wider as I think the standard mountain bike tires are wider. I would still just try myself.
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comment Alfine 11 chain guard
That's why I will change from a 39 to 38 front chain ring, and as a side benefit, get a better setup for the hills round here. Also, the Chain Glider needs a reasonably narrow chainring, and the current one is quite fat.
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answered Are there any manufacturers of steel road bikes today?
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comment Can you recommend a fixed LED headlight for a bike with a hub dynamo?
My B&M IQ CYO RT works fine with the dynamo, except when pushing the bike when the light tends to flash. I don't know if any of the LED lights have a bigger capacitor to smooth out the current. The new B&M Luxos 2 with a build in battery looks interesting. Perhaps on my next bike ...
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comment Can you recommend a fixed LED headlight for a bike with a hub dynamo?
I went for the Lumotec IQ CYO RT, also a big improvement on the incandescent. I thought the day running lights might be worthwhile on grey days, and people are calling the flashing lights drunk magnets. Sadly my always on LEDs are drowned out by all the day running LEDs on modern cars. Oh well.
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answered Will a change from 26x2.10 to 26x1.95 tires improve speed?
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