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


Feb
6
comment What kind of crank extractor do I need
Thanks the CWP-7 did the job nicely on what turned out to be square-tapered cranks.
Feb
6
accepted What kind of crank extractor do I need
Jan
27
comment What kind of crank extractor do I need
Uh, obviously the screw thread is the same as the cap (standard kind of righty-tighty, lefty-loosey).
Jan
26
comment What kind of crank extractor do I need
Thanks, yes I tried that. Photo updated. The centre is a screw thread, though I can't tell which direction.
Jan
26
revised What kind of crank extractor do I need
New photo
Jan
26
asked What kind of crank extractor do I need
Jan
22
comment Techniques for safely leaving a bike for 1-2 minutes in a safe-ish place
Yes, I think there's a big difference between a naff lock and no lock at all.
Jan
20
answered Techniques for safely leaving a bike for 1-2 minutes in a safe-ish place
Jan
17
revised Do rubber bike pedals or rubber pedal covers exist?
Pretty sure the poster meant shoes for the pedals.
Jan
17
comment Good Quality Road Platform Pedals?
If you asked for help fixing your bike and someone replied, "Just take your car instead", you'd be annoyed that they didn't answer your question.
Jan
15
answered How to nail clipping into race pedals without looking?
Jan
14
comment Clipless shoes & pedals and long distance
+1 for the point about walking. Many audaxing friends have advised that SPD is the way to go as you can get more walkable "touring" shoes with a recessed cleat. You never know when a mechanical failure or unexpectedly bad road/weather means you have to walk for a bit. I would guess SPD ws the most popular option on rides like: londonedinburghlondon.com (1400km)
Jan
10
answered Discouraging motorists from stopping at an intersection when they have the right-of-way
Jan
6
comment Weight of wheels vs. weight of tyres
The short answer is that weight loss is probably not responsible for the improved the performance you noticed: bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/7133/…
Jan
6
revised Weight of wheels vs. weight of tyres
edited tags
Dec
19
comment Will I have problems maintaining a bike from the UK in the US?
Adding the make/model would make the question easier to answer (although less general).
Dec
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why does the rear hub (cassette) moves on the axle when I pedal?
Dec
18
comment Should I apply pressure on the saddle during downhill on a rigid frame
To be fair, you didn't ask why. :-) Give cherouvim the points it's a great answer.
Dec
17
comment Why can't the gear ratio be something like 100:1? Is it practically possible?
Penny-farthing and exceptionally long legs?
Dec
17
comment Should I apply pressure on the saddle during downhill on a rigid frame
Obviously you should attach some calipers or one of those steel rulers to your saddle. Be sure to record the results as you're barrelling down the mountain and update the question. This kind of sloppy vagueness makes it very difficult to answer! ;-)