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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.


Sep
15
comment How do I know if my cone/cap/bearings need to be adjusted?
Also if the wheel doesn't rub when not under load (ie: just spinning in place), but does when under load that would indicate the cones are loose
Sep
15
revised Can a steel fork be unbent?
typo in Title
Sep
15
suggested suggested edit on Can a steel fork be unbent?
Sep
15
comment Can a steel fork be unbent?
This seems like an incredibly risky procedure on something as important as a fork. I'm sure you've done it before and had no problems, but advising someone to do it with no idea of the extent of the damage and no way of inspecting the result seems irresponsible.
Sep
14
comment Bicycle Storage Indoors
@anton2g - You could probably hang it vertically if you use the seattube rather than top tube. For an option that doesn't need to be screwed to the wall look at floor to ceiling stands like this one: torpedo7.com.au/products/T7STCN92B/title/…
Sep
13
comment Bicycle Storage Indoors
Good idea... I hadn't thought of that, even though most nights I just slot my commuter into the work stand in the shed.
Sep
13
comment Does drafting cause resistance to the lead rider?
So you did. Oops.
Sep
12
asked How can I convince my company to sponsor corporate cycling gear?
Sep
12
comment Does drafting cause resistance to the lead rider?
Even if it doesn't slow them down, being drafted can be very frustrating. I don't like being drafted, I've even been hit from behind by a few inattentive drafters.
Sep
9
comment Can a front wheel have a different number of bearings on each side?
In fact wikipedia suggests that having a cage "avoids dents in the balls and has lower friction" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball_bearing#Caged
Sep
9
comment Recommendations on best-value stock fixed gear model?
Can you give us an idea of your budget?
Sep
8
accepted How do I keep sweat out of my eyes?
Sep
8
comment What should I carry on day trips for emergencies?
+1 for the payment. No matter how much gear you've got with you something could go wrong necessitating a trip to the LBS, a train or taxi home.
Sep
7
comment Are upright conventional bicycle more comfortable than a recumbent trike over forest trails?
The question is specifically about riding on forest trails. I would interpret it as 'How does a recumbent handle bumps compared to an upright bike'?
Sep
7
comment Are there research graphs for the Rotor Q Ring system?
Yes and no. It's good that the sources are "independent". However, I'd be surprised if they would publish any neutral or negative research. No criticism intended, it's a good list of references. I would merely advise being sceptical.
Sep
7
comment Are there research graphs for the Rotor Q Ring system?
Research on their own products might be a little biased.
Sep
7
answered Adjusting saddle angle on a road bike (drop bars)
Sep
6
comment How to significantly lower HR[avg] while improving performance output
HR[max] isn't the limit of how fast your heart can beat. It's a recommended threshold that shouldn't be exceeded due to health issues. You can exceed your HR[max] but it isn't recommended. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_rate#Maximum
Sep
6
comment Is a recumbent trike faster than a non-recumbent bicycle?
When riding an upright bike I stand up when over bumps. I'm sure my legs provide a lot more suspension than any bike suspension. So I assume (although I have no first hand experience) that it'd be bumpier on a recumbent. Might be worth a new question.
Sep
5
comment Is a recumbent trike faster than a non-recumbent bicycle?
I would expect that a recumbent will not be as comfortable on forest trails.