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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.


Feb
23
comment Spokes loose on a new wheel, is this expected or a bad build?
Nice answer. I can't recall the details, but a few years ago wasn't there an issue with one manufacturer's (DT Swiss?) spoke nipples not holding properly?
Feb
20
comment Is it safe to remove “lawyer tabs” on a carbon fork?
Common sense? Please explain...
Feb
20
comment Bonk! And solutions
Cola is fantastic! Beer sounds intriguing -- usually save that for a post-ride "recovery" drink...
Feb
20
answered Bonk! And solutions
Feb
15
comment What to do about hypothermia on a long ride?
@c2h2, you're right -- if you're already hypothermic the cold water may not be as helpful. My point is to keep hydrated before you get to the point of hypothermia. If you're not yet hypothermic, the cold water will do you more good than harm.
Feb
15
comment What to do about hypothermia on a long ride?
+1 anticipation is key
Feb
15
answered What to do about hypothermia on a long ride?
Feb
15
comment Tandem position - front or back
@wdypdx22: captain=front, stoker=back. The stoker adds more fuel to the engine.
Feb
15
asked Attaching a stem to a carbon steerer: how much torque?
Feb
15
answered What is randonneuring? How to get started?
Feb
13
answered Do I need to change my cassette if I can't see any wear?
Feb
13
answered Recurring flats
Feb
12
comment Long-lasting price-worthy fenders?
+1 for Planet Bike, I've used their fenders on both of my randonneuring bikes, no problems at all.
Feb
11
comment What bike+equipment for a long daily urban commute?
+1 that pretty much covers it
Feb
8
comment What pressure should I run my Road Bike tyres at?
+1 -- I'll add that the maximum not only varies with tire quality, but also width. 28mm tires are not likely to go up to 130psi.
Feb
7
answered How do I stop my brake from sticking?
Feb
7
comment How do I stop my brake from sticking?
"half springs back" -- half as far as it used to, or only one side springs back?
Feb
7
comment What are the advantage of the different gear shifters
@mgb: it's the same with bar-end and down-tube shifters. Muscle memory helps me pick the right direction, but if I stop to think about it, I usually shift the wrong way...
Feb
7
comment When is Cyclometer useful?
@HH01: A simple trip odometer would do that. Most cycle computers have a long-term odometer (only resets when you reset the device) and one or more shorter trip odometers that you can start/stop individually.
Feb
7
answered When is Cyclometer useful?