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


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 suggested 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.
Aug
13
answered smaller wheels on big bike to reduce height
Aug
12
accepted DIY colouring components
Aug
9
revised Tips to Alleviate Hand Soreness
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Aug
9
suggested suggested edit on Tips to Alleviate Hand Soreness
Aug
9
answered Tips to Alleviate Hand Soreness
Aug
8
comment Why the penny-farthing?
Hmm, and the English one started in 1642... anyway, +1 for mentioning the pneumatic tire, which was an angle I hadn't considered.
Aug
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
7
comment Why the penny-farthing?
...and without the roads campaigned for by cyclists, cars wouldn't have taken off, at least if Robert Penn is to be believed.
Aug
7
answered Why the penny-farthing?
Aug
7
comment Do wider tires wear better?
So maybe we can expect wear rate to be proportional to grip?
Aug
6
asked Do wider tires wear better?
Aug
6
comment Why do the front and rear brakes work independently?
In very long downhills when heavily-laden it can help to be able to switch between the brakes to let one cool down. Probably more significant on tandems, though.
Jul
31
comment Why are the rear wheels of Time Trial Bikes disc shaped rather than having spokes?
@DanielRHicks, that implies the wheel is not symmetrical when viewed from the top. Is that the case? Can't see that working very well, except in a wind tunnel.
Jul
31
comment Why are the rear wheels of Time Trial Bikes disc shaped rather than having spokes?
I'm not sure I understand. Is that negative drag at 20 deg from a headwind? Are we talking true or apparent wind here? I can't see how you could get negative drag without a tailwind. Worth a new question?