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bio website pureandapplied.com.au
location Melbourne Australia
age 45
visits member for 3 years, 7 months
seen May 31 at 9:07

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Jul
12
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
May
31
comment Can you take apart rear derailleurs, and how do you put them back together again?
@Batman: "Its spelled deraileur. Park Tool has a derailleur service guide…". Ok, now I'm really confused. How many Ls are there?
May
29
comment Why would I need a torque wrench for a bicycle?
Well, which is cheaper: the cost of a torque wrench, or the cost of an expensive component you accidentally destroy by over/under tightening something plus the cost of a torque wrench so you don't do it again? This is from someone who took the second option.
Mar
4
answered Bike Lights: Helmet Mounted or Handlebar Mounted
Mar
4
awarded  Caucus
Feb
24
comment New commuting road bike. Wishlist: discs & electronic gears
2 or 3 months really? I go through a chain in about 5000-8000km. Do you ride to work along the beach or something?
Jan
28
comment What to do when there's no more adjustment room on disk brakes
@Ӎσᶎ yep, I ended up finding a washer from an old axle and putting it on axle on the side with the rotor - the disk was rubbing on the outside of the caliper. That fixed it, but the axle bolt on that side doesn't stick out the full width of the drop out now, which concerns me. When I've got the energy I'll loosen off the lock nuts and put it next to the cone, and then wind the axle through so it's even, but that's going to be a whole evenings work with adjusting the cones again.
Jan
27
revised What to do when there's no more adjustment room on disk brakes
added 58 characters in body
Jan
27
asked What to do when there's no more adjustment room on disk brakes
Jan
27
answered Smartphone mounted on handlebar: Will vibrations during cycling damage it?
Jan
24
comment Runny nose while biking
What I hate is when you go to spit and realise you're being drafted by someone. Then what do you do?
Jan
14
awarded  Excavator
Jan
14
revised Can you put disc brakes on road forks originally intended for calipers?
fixed spelling of brake, because it was a bit confusing. We want brakes, but we don't want them to break.
Jan
14
suggested suggested edit on Can you put disc brakes on road forks originally intended for calipers?
Dec
27
answered Can I put bullhorn bars on a bike with hydraulic disc brakes
Oct
9
comment mountain bike switching tyres I get a puncture, why, am i doing something wrong?
You know that you can repair inner tubes don't you? Get some patches next time you're down at the bike shop.
Oct
9
answered Panniers or rack bags for photography equipment
Oct
9
comment When Should I replace the rotors on disk brakes?
@trailmax, a reasonably priced caliper (as in a vernier caliper or dial version, not a brake caliper) can reliably measure 0.05mm
Oct
9
comment When Should I replace the rotors on disk brakes?
Since I can feel grooves on these, and as they're eating pads maybe I should start thinking about new ones (I'll take better care of the next ones). Good to know they're not going to collapse on me though.