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bio website brantas.co.uk
location Glasgow, United Kingdom
age 34
visits member for 3 years, 10 months
seen 21 hours ago
Been working in IT since 1998, graduated University in 2003 and in 4 short years gone from Junior Dev to Head of Application Services. I've got a keen interest in all things web (.Net, CSS, xHTML, AJAX, ECMAScript) and do my best to keep on top of things.

Mar
10
awarded  Caucus
Mar
10
awarded  Constituent
Dec
22
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Nov
29
comment Why does my bike make a noise when I pedal hard?
is it the derailleiur cable pinging against the seat tube? sometimes mine does that when my leg/crank catches it on the way past
Mar
23
comment Competing against a 10 Speed Bike with 7 Speed bike?
How old is your bike? wheels? bearings? what tyres do you have? what psi are they inflated to? are they all in good order? is your gearing the same as his? less rolling resistance = faster; the fresher may just have had much less resistance than you.
Jan
12
comment Can I use normal grease for a car on the surface of carbon bike?
WD-40 is not a lubricant or grease, it may leave a slippery residue but its definitely not for lubricating. its a Water Dispersal agent.
Sep
29
awarded  Yearling
Jun
21
comment Disk brakes severely reduced in power after replacing bearings
Acetone can leave an oily residue, best to buy specific brake cleaner from any auto/hardware shop or rubbing alcohol.
May
17
answered I'm going to take my bike with me on a plane. Do I really need a special bike travel bag to have it transported safely?
Nov
25
answered Why/How should I bed in disc brake pads?
Nov
25
awarded  Critic
Nov
25
comment Why/How should I bed in disc brake pads?
bedding in pads -whether on a car, motorbike or bicycle should be done with firm pressure not slamming them on.
Nov
9
comment Bicycle innovations in the pipeline?
there can be more than one answer, maybe changing this to a community wiki would work better?
Nov
9
awarded  Supporter
Oct
25
answered Shoes for oddly shaped feet
Oct
19
comment Why don't cyclists wear all-encompassing motorcycle-style helmets?
Your vision is limited when wearing a motorbike helmet but when I am on my motorbike I can easily hear cars/vans approaching behind me (i guess it depends on the quality of the helmet), the limited field of view is also why in the UK you are taught "Lifesaver" checks - which really should be used when riding bicycles too.
Sep
28
awarded  Editor
Sep
28
revised How to get the tyre back on to the rim easily?
added degreasing agent after comments.
Sep
28
comment How to get the tyre back on to the rim easily?
ah yeah - i forgot about that, its amazing how quickly you take disc brakes for granted!
Sep
28
awarded  Teacher