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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.


Apr
6
comment Mount additional water bottle on bike frame with only one water bottle mount
And once upon a time you could buy (cheap) clamps at bike shops specifically designed to do this. I used a set on my first touring bike.
Apr
6
comment Mount additional water bottle on bike frame with only one water bottle mount
I'll give you +1 if you clean off all that grime and take a picture that lets us see the details... =)
Apr
3
revised Randonneuring: Which UK 400k is appropriate for a new rider?
clarified 3 hours to finish comment
Apr
3
comment Randonneuring: Which UK 400k is appropriate for a new rider?
@Duncan: I was looking at the time buffer built up on a 600km and comparing that to a 400km. On a 600km, you wouldn't normally sleep until the 350km mark because that's when you have a decent time buffer built up. If you apply that to the 400km (since the time limits are based on the same 15km/h minimum speed), taking a nap around the 350km mark doesn't make much sense unless you can't go on. With only 50km to go, you should be able to finish in less than 3 hours.
Mar
30
answered Adjusting rear derailleur - shifts to lower gear, but not to higher
Mar
30
comment Adjusting rear derailleur - shifts to lower gear, but not to higher
can you put the note about using a 7-cog cassette with an 8-speed shifter into the body of your question? That's very important information!
Mar
29
answered Is there anything similar to motorbike roadbook holders for bicycles?
Mar
25
comment Cheap energy sources for electronics during touring with low amount of sun energy?
Leave the laptop at home and immerse yourself in the touring experience: scenery, local attractions, meeting new people.
Mar
25
comment Which endurance tires for touring?
@hhh: added a link to an image on wikipedia. The blue layer in the cross-section is made of kevlar (this may be a Schwalbe, hard to tell). Different manufacturers may use other materials, but it's basically an extra layer to keep glass and other debris from working through. Not 100% effective, but can often slow down the onset of a puncture. You won't see this from just looking at the tire, but it may make the casing feel stiffer.
Mar
25
revised Which endurance tires for touring?
added link for puncture protection image
Mar
25
answered Which endurance tires for touring?
Mar
24
comment Can mountain biking shoes be used with road bikes? What are the pros and cons?
Plus road shoes don't usually allow recessed cleats. This is why I use MTB shoes.
Mar
23
answered How can I avoid crashes on my urban commute? Tramlines and CBD sections especially
Mar
22
comment How can I avoid crashes on my urban commute? Tramlines and CBD sections especially
I was going to answer until I followed your link for "hook turns" (wasn't what I expected)... Sounds like a hazardous environment to cycle in!
Mar
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
18
answered How much rest (tendon or ligament), for a novice?
Mar
16
answered How long should cycling shorts last?
Mar
9
revised Correct way to pedal
added tags
Mar
9
comment Correct way to pedal
If it's on the weld then odds are high it could be a defect. Have you contacted the frame manufacturer? I had a similar problem once and they replaced the entire frame free, plus labour to reassemble the bike.
Mar
7
comment Correct way to pedal
It's much more likely that your frame broke for another reason, rather than pedaling style. Broken frames are not uncommon and can be caused by manufacturing defects, wear & tear, or weakness caused by previous crashes. The poster of the linked question has broken 4 frames all in the same area. Where did your frame break?