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


Apr
4
comment headwind when riding in a loop
Headwinds are tough, but I've never had an infinitely long ride!
Apr
4
comment headwind when riding in a loop
I'm skeptical about the relevance of "sailing". For any significant power gained you'd have to lean over really hard to counter the sideways force. Land yachts have three wheels and a wide (6ft+) wheel base for good reason!
Apr
1
comment “Creaking” noise from headtube/handlebar
Put your head close to the head tube and try to recreate it. You may be able to locate the sound more precisely. I thought my stem/head tube was causing a noise, but when I listened closely discovered it was the QR skewer/fork interface. When riding these sound the same.
Feb
25
comment Shimano Ultegra vs Shimano Sora
I agree that 105 may be a good compromise, but this answer could be improved if you can describe the comparison to Sora (which presumably would be significant).
Feb
25
comment Dawes Super Galaxy - Tubes
Well, 32 is between 28 and 42, so well within the range.
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.
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
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
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
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
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/…
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
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! ;-)
Dec
5
comment How can I evaluate a used road bike i intend to buy?
Additional ideas/edits welcome.
Nov
28
comment Is cornering in snow any different?
Could you put on some protective gear and find a place with no traffic to practice?
Nov
27
comment Extra power needed uphill for weight increase
...and helps you by slowing deceleration.
Nov
27
comment Extra power needed uphill for weight increase
Surely "mass" not "ass". ;)