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


Aug
28
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
28
comment How to Patch a Bike Tube?
+1 for point number 4 for which I've always ignored the instructions, for reasons of impatience normally, but it does work well.
Aug
24
awarded  Custodian
Aug
24
reviewed Approve Is a 51cm frame road bike the correct size for someone almost 6ft?
Aug
24
comment How can I merge two GPX files into one?
@2u2. As you know the detail and I was just guessing, I suggest you answer your own question. You can even accept it and I'll upvote so I know what to do next time.
Aug
21
comment Best practices for commuting with rack & panniers
@DanielRHicks, gerrit. It might depend on the design of your panniers. I close my bags because you can never be sure when it's going to rain in this country.
Aug
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
21
revised Best practices for commuting with rack & panniers
Added braking notes.
Aug
21
answered Best practices for commuting with rack & panniers
Aug
20
answered Front pannier and child-seat balance
Aug
19
comment How can I merge two GPX files into one?
I think they're basically XML files (if they're like TCX), so, with a bit of careful cut-and-paste you may be able to remove the headers and footers, then insert the extra bit before the footer of the original. See also gis.stackexchange.com
Aug
19
comment Wrong bike gear
Image credit to sheldonbrown.com?
Aug
15
revised How to fix/prevent blocked cleat bolts
Added link to shoo-goo
Aug
15
comment How to correctly use an Avenir Airsource One bicycle pump
Often pumps have a lever or screw head to adjust the tightness or clamp them on. Could you post a photo?
Aug
15
comment How to fix/prevent blocked cleat bolts
+1 This sounds like a really good idea. A colleague suggested silicone bathroom sealant to me yesterday. If I can find some I'll use that, or I may try wood glue, which dries fairly rubbery and could easily be removed later. Pictures to follow...
Aug
15
suggested approved edit on How to fix/prevent blocked cleat bolts
Aug
14
comment Why are roadies concerned about weight?
@tisek Actually, if in the real world, two bikes are going 40kph on the flat and the riders both stop pedalling, the heavier bike will keep going for longer. It has more momentum. A heavier bike resists changes in speed, but this applies to decreases in speed too (and changes of direction).
Aug
14
comment How to fix/prevent blocked cleat bolts
Nice tip. I didn't have a masonry bit small enough at the time and didn't want to spoil any metal bits on road ballast.
Aug
14
asked How to fix/prevent blocked cleat bolts
Aug
13
comment Upgrade my Rear Cassette from 12/25t to 11/28t
Welcome to Bicycles.SE! This site has a question and answer format, so please be clear about what exactly your question is and ideally put that in the title.