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


Sep
18
answered Any tips for aligning fenders?
Sep
17
comment drum brakes and drop handle bars
Also, is it possible to run drum brakes with an internally geared hub?
Sep
17
comment drum brakes and drop handle bars
Isn't it possible to get brake levers with two settings for long and short pull, so you can try and see what works?
Sep
14
comment Best practices for commuting with rack & panniers
+1 as this does make a difference, even if the panniers are empty. However, I think it would be rare that it would actually help you. Even if you had a freaky sail-shaped pannier you'd need to lean so far off the side to counter the leaning moment that you wouldn't be able to pedal.
Sep
13
accepted Spoke and nipple compatibility
Sep
9
comment Tandem for limited space?
But S&S couplings do allow for divorces... kind of.
Sep
9
answered Tandem team with large height disparity - possible?
Sep
5
comment How to fix/prevent blocked cleat bolts
What is it about a pick set or ice pick that would succeed where a sharp nail failed?
Sep
4
awarded  Benefactor
Sep
4
comment Spoke and nipple compatibility
Hehe. Well I tried but I can't really tell how they're butted by running my fingers along the spoke. I'm not surprised as any difference would be a gradually-changing 0.2mm. Perhaps I should just guess the size of nipple and see if it fits.
Sep
3
comment Spoke and nipple compatibility
Thanks both. Yes, I already have these spokes on my bike. Is it that obvious just from looking/feeling? It seems like a very small difference and I don't have a caliper/micrometer to measure them.
Sep
3
awarded  Promoter
Aug
30
asked Spoke and nipple compatibility
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 suggested edit on 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