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bio website pureandapplied.com.au
location Melbourne Australia
age 46
visits member for 4 years
seen Oct 29 at 11:48

hello


Sep
28
revised My Gears Are not Shifting Well
corrected my late night posting goof.
Sep
28
comment My Gears Are not Shifting Well
Of course. Amended my answer.
Sep
28
answered My Gears Are not Shifting Well
Sep
28
comment My Gears Are not Shifting Well
Looking at your third largest cog on the cassette it looks badly worn. That won't stop you changing gears, but it could mean trouble when you do.
Sep
5
comment What to do when there's no more adjustment room on disc brakes
It's a good tip for people who have the opposite problem to me, but I needed the rotor to go toward the wheel - or the calliper to go away from the wheel.
Sep
5
accepted What to do when there's no more adjustment room on disc brakes
Sep
5
answered What to do when there's no more adjustment room on disc brakes
Sep
2
comment Why ride a fixed-gear bike?
Also: "gay" ...Really? Are you ten years old or something?
Sep
2
comment Why ride a fixed-gear bike?
Well I did make that comment four years ago. Trends have a way of going away to be replaced by something else. I mean, how else would capitalism keep selling us stuff?
Aug
18
answered Are there adult bicycle passenger trailers for adults in Australia?
Aug
18
comment Making my children's bike trailer more comfortable
I did exactly this to our bike trailer, that had the same sling style seat. I presume you've added a bit of padding for the seat on top of the wood. It's funny, my kids just couldn't stay awake in the trailer. I'd put 'em in after kindy and they'd be out cold by the time I was out of the driveway.
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 disc 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 disc brakes
added 58 characters in body