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bio website onemanandhissaddle.me.uk
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I have a variety of bikes - Charge Plug fixie, Dawes audax, a Giant TCR Advanced road, Boardman hardtail, even a Dutch granny bike (omafiets) - which I ride depending on mood, route and weather. My preference is for road riding, but I also like the velodrome and have done some infrequent offroading.

Home is the New Forest, a rural part of southern England, which offers some superb cycling. But I've also been known to work (and cycle) in London. And I do try and get away with the bike, whether it be short tours or just plonking it on the bike rack when I go on holiday.

I started out riding several years ago to lose weight (successfully), these days its mainly for fitness and enjoyment. I've been maintaining my own bikes (mostly) for years, and recently got a bike mechanic qualification. I'm also a motorist.


Oct
20
comment Can I drop-in a compact crank set with my current 105 groupset
I would have upvoted this answer and not bothered writing an answer myself, but I'm pretty sure the part you say the Op needs describes the standard crankset, not the compact. The part the Op needs is not the FC-5600, but the FC-5650 (or FC-5750)
Oct
20
revised Can I drop-in a compact crank set with my current 105 groupset
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Oct
20
comment Can I drop-in a compact crank set with my current 105 groupset
thanks chaps, I hadn't realised that, I will edit my answer.
Oct
20
revised Can I drop-in a compact crank set with my current 105 groupset
added bit about sram
Oct
20
answered Can I drop-in a compact crank set with my current 105 groupset
Oct
19
comment Merge gpx files
well I made my suggestion and totally forgot to check back to look at the file. But that looks like a good answer @andy256, hopefully it helps the Op out
Oct
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on safety of carbon fiber bonded to aluminum fork crown
Oct
18
comment Merge gpx files
could be its not a track I suppose. Any chance you could put the files somewhere, and one of us can eyeball them?
Oct
17
comment Need to know the wrench size for 10.9 screw
Yeah. Off the top of my head its 4Nm for a typical stem, 40Nm for a typical cassette, other numbers I'd need to look up. But we're not talking 0.1Nm, and we're not talking 100Nm, that's all I really meant when I said "order of magnitude"
Oct
17
comment Need to know the wrench size for 10.9 screw
Also I've never seen any bike torques specified to that sort of precision. Certainly my torque wrenches would not allow me to set anything so specific. 10Nm would be the right order of magnitude for pedal tightness but I think, as Batman says, this is coincidence
Oct
16
comment Legality of opening someone else's car door?
Interesting that you mention assault. My understanding is that an assault can only happen when one person assaults another, after the door had been opened. Or do you think that the act of opening the door could itself be considered an assault?
Oct
16
comment Is bike fit really needed?
Well, a bike should fit you properly. The fact that you are having neck pains suggests that yours isn't fitting you very well. One way to get a fitting is to pay a professional to do it for you. But if you don't want to spend the cash on a fitting, there are a bunch of books that go into this. I'm bound to say, though, that if you're getting neck pains the odds are that you're going to have to spend some money in order to correct the existing problem.
Oct
16
revised Legality of opening someone else's car door?
added a tag, and made it clearer that this q applies to UK
Oct
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Credibility of my Bike fit
Oct
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Fat Tyre Punctures
Oct
15
comment Credibility of my Bike fit
The other comments make sense to me, just wanted to add that I am shorter than you, but ride a larger frame (172cm, 54cm). I know this is the internet and you can only read so much into numbers, but I'd certainly check your fit just because it sounds like it could be wrong.
Oct
15
comment Non Removable Presta Extension
@LoomyBear you're probably not riding much of a different setup from the pros. Someone must manufacture tyres for them! I can't see mechanics sewing special tubes in for them.
Oct
15
answered Non Removable Presta Extension
Oct
15
revised Non Removable Presta Extension
added a bit more detail on the tyres
Oct
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Mechanic says not to use top three/bottom two gears or the chain will throw