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location Melbourne, Australia
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I ride for fitness, enjoyment and an easier, less stressful commute.

On weekends I ride a custom (by Kennedy's Cycle Fit) road bike with Campag gear.

To commute I ride an SE Lager fixed (love the fixie!)

With the family I ride a Shogun hybrid.

I love to tinker with my bikes and won't go to a mechanic unless it's for something advanced or unfamiliar.


Apr
2
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
19
answered I sit real far back on my saddle
Feb
10
comment Is it possible to tune a hub gear?
I'm assuming ramps = hills and 'go larger' means make the gearing easier for going up hills.
Feb
5
answered Cycling Computers for seamlessly uploading to Strava?
Jan
26
reviewed Approve Hamstring pain while cycling
Jan
21
comment My back brakes don't lock the wheel (skid): feature or a bug?
Are you using the front brakes at the same time? If you're applying both brakes then the back probably wouldn't lock up. If it still doesn't lock up the wheel with just the back brake then you've probably got a problem.
Jan
20
comment Wear and tear and warranty
@David I'd trust the shop on that advice. I've had friends who haven't taken this advice and then ended up spending $500+ on cassette and chainrings.
Jan
20
comment Wear and tear and warranty
I don't agree with your last statement. It would be easy to wear your chain sufficiently to destroy the cassette and chainrings in much less than 2-3 years.
Jan
6
answered base training with or without added energy?
Dec
16
accepted Campagnolo drivetrain compatibility and noise
Dec
16
comment Campagnolo drivetrain compatibility and noise
@Batman I would have done this but I was changing the cassette to a different size, so the chain length would need to be different as well.
Dec
16
awarded  Revival
Dec
16
answered Campagnolo drivetrain compatibility and noise
Dec
16
comment My left STI shifter has 5 positions for a double crankset?
@Blam trim position is a smaller adjustment while still remaining on the same chainring to allow for cross chaining.
Dec
15
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
14
asked Campagnolo drivetrain compatibility and noise
Nov
2
comment Why is my fixie so very hard to pedal?
What's with the fixie hate? Just because you don't enjoy it doesn't mean nobody else does or that you have to be rude and dismissive.
Oct
31
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
28
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
28
comment Choosing a tool to take off the front cassette
Ah, didn't see that. Apologies.