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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
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
Sep
15
comment Why don't road bikes have disc brakes?
Also the glue that holds tyres to tubular rims will melt if the brakes are overused, causing the tyres to separate from the rim
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/…