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I am a financial analyst in London who uses VBA/MS-Access/MS-Excel and sometimes php to build financial models and portfolio valuation, trading and risk management tools. I also design ordinary websites too from time-to-time where I use html, CSS, JavaScript/jQuery and WordPress.


Jul
16
comment Replace wheel with equal or better model
It can sometimes be a good idea to get some wheels hand-built for you. Something like a Mavic Open Pro rim built onto a Shimano 105-level or similar hub can give you a bombproof wheel that is light and rides very nicely. You can also return to the wheel builder if it initially goes out of true (which often happens with new wheels) to get it fixed for free.
Jul
14
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
23
comment Is it better to get an entry-level carbon bike or a similarly priced aluminum bike?
@7thGalaxy The answer is correct, despite being stronger and stiffer than alu alloy, carbon is much less resilient to bumps and knocks. Givin a hard enough impact carbon will fracture whilst aluminium will just bend or dent.
Jun
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
6
comment Replacing stem on non-oversize bars
I actually think I meant 25.8mm. After some googling for ITM Millenium bars there are plenty of sources citing that dimension. e.g. cyclingforums.com/t/320249/…
Jun
6
comment Replacing stem on non-oversize bars
yeah the shims look like what I'm after, just a shame VO is in the US as I'm in the UK. Bit was top range when new so I doubt it'll have cheap parts (Full Ultegra De Rosa). I might visit a LBS and see what they recommend, if not I'll just stick with the current stem - it's not too bad but I feel I could improve comfort a bit.
Jun
6
comment Replacing stem on non-oversize bars
I'm happy with the handlebar height, I just feel the reach is a bit far. Saddle has been adjusted forward too.
Jun
5
asked Replacing stem on non-oversize bars
May
31
awarded  Notable Question
May
23
accepted Partially disassembling Sticky Shimano STI shifter for service
May
22
comment Partially disassembling Sticky Shimano STI shifter for service
Yes, it is indeed a 9-speed and a cursory google will produce many posts about sticky shifting problems on shifters of these era . I'm using the opportunity to upgrade to 10-speed and have ordered a new set of 105 5700 shifters to replace them.
May
21
comment Partially disassembling Sticky Shimano STI shifter for service
Yes, the cables are all only a few months old and I removed the them to detach the lever; so was testing the shifter without any cables in anyway.
May
21
answered Partially disassembling Sticky Shimano STI shifter for service
May
20
asked Partially disassembling Sticky Shimano STI shifter for service
Mar
10
awarded  Constituent
Mar
4
awarded  Caucus
Feb
18
revised Physical limits for a fixie rider
added 65 characters in body
Feb
18
answered Physical limits for a fixie rider
Dec
19
awarded  Yearling