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Software engineer. Interests include Python, Ubuntu, Cycling, Badminton, Sailing, Philosophy.


May
13
comment Rear derailleur hits spokes when switching to largest sprocket
Yes, this would still be useful for the next person who comes along with a similar problem.
May
13
comment Rear derailleur hits spokes when switching to largest sprocket
Glad to hear it - steel for the win!
May
13
answered Rear derailleur hits spokes when switching to largest sprocket
May
13
comment How can I fit this mudguard?
Thanks, I will check this too before I reach for the hacksaw.
May
12
comment How can I fit this mudguard?
Thanks, can't believe I didn't think of that!
May
12
accepted How can I fit this mudguard?
May
12
asked How can I fit this mudguard?
May
10
asked DIY colouring components
May
5
accepted What torque for caliper brakes onto carbon-alloy forks?
May
2
asked What torque for caliper brakes onto carbon-alloy forks?
May
1
comment Is there anything I can do to prevent snakebites (pinch flats)?
Also check the rim tape.
May
1
comment Is there anything I can do to prevent snakebites (pinch flats)?
Average weight riders shouldn't need as much as the max psi on the sidewall.
May
1
comment Whatever happened to solid bike tubes?
Not everyone needs 100psi plus. bikequarterly.com/images/TireDrop.pdf (PDF)
May
1
comment What is the braking (stopping) distance for bicycles?
From a strictly legal and safety point of view it must be the rider behind's responsibility to keep a safe distance. You can always go slower, you can't always go faster. Of course there's also some common courtesy and an acceptance amongst most of us of the benefits of drafting.
May
1
comment What is the braking (stopping) distance for bicycles?
There are many variables, that's why it's an interesting question, IMO. Also consider the length of the bike and position of the weight. Even without insulting my wife, there's no way the rear wheel of our tandem is going to lift!
May
1
revised What is the braking (stopping) distance for bicycles?
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May
1
comment Is it possible to date Shimano components?
@KenHiatt, maybe with the help of weightweenies.starbike.com
Apr
30
comment A bike for city commute - disc brakes, bar-end shifters, tires
+1 for the hands near the brakes. I recommend covering the brakes whenever there's a car or pedestrian about. Don't agree about tyres though. The only disadvantage of a wide tire is weight. Real-world tests (not steel drums) show they roll just as fast.
Apr
29
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Apr
29
awarded  Nice Answer