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Jerome Lavigne is a commuter, tourer and randonneur.

Currently riding a steel Marinoni Sportivo with Shimano Ultegra up front and XT in the back, no-nonsense 32-spoke DT swiss wheels with 28mm Armadillo tires, plus dynamo hub lighting and a Brooks B-17 saddle for that randonneur look.

Formerly a resident of Vancouver, BC, he has traded the long, wet west coast cycling season for the much shorter but drier season in eastern Canada.


Aug
30
answered Removing Seat Post rusted into downtube
Aug
30
comment Removing Seat Post rusted into downtube
This is a very cool tip. You might want to clarify alloy = "aluminum alloy" in this case. If it's an iron alloy (e.g. chromoly) then ammonia won't work.
Aug
30
answered Can I use a gas station pump on a bike tire?
Aug
30
awarded  Student
Aug
30
asked Does this chainring need to be replaced?
Aug
30
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
30
comment Experience with welding Titanium frame?
The tool is a crank puller, I think. I'd answer your actual question if I could... My LBS steered me towards steel instead of Ti since at my size (6'3" 225lbs) I might flex the frame too much during standing climbs.
Aug
30
answered What is safer…coaster brakes, regular brakes, or fixed gear braking?
Aug
30
answered What kind of maintenance does a shimano dynamo hub need?
Aug
30
comment Where is the best place to carry water (back or bike)?
This answer just about covers it. I use a hydration pack on any ride longer than 1hr simply because I drink more. No need to worry about stability (or dropping a bottle!) on a bad stretch of road/trail, in traffic or riding in a paceline.
Aug
30
comment How do I keep my seat from tilting back?
I don't know the workings of the Salsa post, but the other three are the two-bolt type I was thinking of. What you'll want to watch out for is the post diameter (must match your current post) and the amount of setback -- more might be better in your case since it'll reduce the amount of torque applied to the back of the saddle.
Aug
29
comment Basic toolkit for bicycle maintenance
Great list, should add a spoke wrench in there too. And a kevlar emergency spoke is handy and easy to bring along for long rides.
Aug
29
comment Where to find good bicycle maintenance info?
I have the road bike version and it's been very, very helpful!
Aug
29
awarded  Teacher
Aug
29
answered How do I keep my seat from tilting back?
Aug
29
answered Transporting groceries
Aug
29
awarded  Supporter