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


Nov
13
comment slow bike…is it the chain?
From the question it's pretty difficult to tell what the problem is. Have you measured your average speed on the two bikes in similar conditions? What has changed besides the tires? Is there any obvious noise coming from the bike when you ride? Is the speed difference most apparent up/down hills or into a headwind? I think we need more information.
Nov
13
comment Cycling computers fits on any wheel size?
Measuring is generally thought to be more accurate. It should be done with the tires at normal pressure, with you and the usual load on the bike, as compressing the tires effectively makes the measured circumference slightly smaller.
Nov
12
answered Why would one ever buy a 12-25 cassette when an 11-25 is available?
Nov
12
answered Is it normal for a fixed gear bicycle's rear wheel to slip forward in its dropouts from time to time?
Nov
11
answered Removing bike interfaces to reduce likelyhood of theft?
Oct
31
comment Quiet Components/Configurations
Yes, gears 5 and 7 are very noisy on a Rohloff SPEEDHUB14, but others (like 11 and 13) are near-silent.
Oct
28
revised How to route cables aroung the head tube?
added 64 characters in body
Oct
28
comment How to route cables aroung the head tube?
The cables may also move when you pull on the breaks/change gear. So my flippant advice may be even worse than I thought.
Oct
28
revised How to route cables aroung the head tube?
Added links.
Oct
28
answered How to route cables aroung the head tube?
Oct
24
revised Tightening torque: 5Nm, 40Nm… how do I tell?
Spelling fix.
Oct
23
awarded  Yearling
Oct
22
awarded  Populist
Oct
18
accepted How to fix/prevent blocked cleat bolts
Oct
18
answered How to fix/prevent blocked cleat bolts
Oct
14
revised Spoke and nipple compatibility
Two typos fixed.
Oct
8
comment Carbon bikes make me nervous. Can you ease the tension?
Aren't surface scratches more of a worry in (monocoque) carbon components?
Oct
2
comment How do I stop my bike tires from puncturing?
+1 "slow you down, but not as much as fixing punctures does"
Sep
27
revised Which way should a seat post clamp be oriented?
Text which is not part of the answer removed (this would make a good comment, tho',
Sep
26
comment Which way should a seat post clamp be oriented?
+1 In my experience, some clamps don't grip properly unless the gaps are lined up. The same is true of shims inside the seat tube.