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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.


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29
revised Front wheel “shudder” or “pulse” when braking
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Sep
28
comment Do cyclocross/interrupter/touring brake levers reduce brake performance?
Thanks for the suggestions and I definitely plan to upgrade the brake calipers, levers etc. Maybe the question is too focussed on brake performance, but the question I really want answered is why 3 people independently identified the cyclo levers as the problem.
Sep
28
revised Do cyclocross/interrupter/touring brake levers reduce brake performance?
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Sep
28
comment Do cyclocross/interrupter/touring brake levers reduce brake performance?
@DanielRHicks I have actually tried that. I updated the question.
Sep
28
revised Do cyclocross/interrupter/touring brake levers reduce brake performance?
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Sep
28
revised Front wheel “shudder” or “pulse” when braking
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Sep
28
comment Do cyclocross/interrupter/touring brake levers reduce brake performance?
@DanielRHicks this is what I assumed too. So you're saying it's not the additional lever's fault?
Sep
28
comment Do cyclocross/interrupter/touring brake levers reduce brake performance?
Added some detail about rim brakes and the brake caliper and pads
Sep
28
revised Do cyclocross/interrupter/touring brake levers reduce brake performance?
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Sep
28
asked Front wheel “shudder” or “pulse” when braking
Sep
27
comment Do cyclocross/interrupter/touring brake levers reduce brake performance?
@DanielRHicks good point, I've edited to specify the performance problem. I assumed the same about losing a small amount of brake travel but the lever is pretty much a solid block when it's closed.
Sep
27
revised Do cyclocross/interrupter/touring brake levers reduce brake performance?
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Sep
27
asked Do cyclocross/interrupter/touring brake levers reduce brake performance?
Sep
22
answered Is a tire patch kit really necessary for urban commute?
Sep
19
accepted BBB chainring will not fit
Sep
19
comment BBB chainring will not fit
Good idea. I'll go do that now. Thanks!
Sep
19
comment BBB chainring will not fit
Thanks for that! Trouble is there is no genuine 50T Campagnolo 135BCD chainring. Only the compact, which is 110BCD. I think my only option is to buy a whole compact crankset.
Sep
19
revised BBB chainring will not fit
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Sep
19
comment BBB chainring will not fit
I think the article is talking about the width of the teeth. My question is more about the width at the point it attaches to the crank, although I can see that I didn't make that clear... I'll go edit the question
Sep
19
asked BBB chainring will not fit