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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.


Aug
30
comment Need a bright headlight for offroad, UK
I can't imagine a light system that takes 5 minutes to mount or remove from handlebars. Mine takes maybe 3 seconds to remove and 15 to fit. Certainly not an issue to me.
Aug
29
answered Need a bright headlight for offroad, UK
Aug
29
comment What Cannondale bikes compare to a Specialized Crosstail or Hardrock?
I don't focus on the brand of bike as much as the quality of the components. I assume they're both running Shimano gearsets. What level are they? Of course, if you love the look of the Specialized bikes there's a lot to recommend that. You want to love your bike!
Aug
29
comment How much of a difference do Toe Pedal Clips make in comparison to Platform Pedals?
Okay, this is turning into a religious war. Lots of comments that are opinions not facts. Maybe take it to chat?
Aug
28
comment Is there an optimal postion for SPD cleats?
@freiheit I agree, but I looked carefully at the article and tried to figure out how to summarise it and couldn't come up with much. It's a pretty concise article. I'd have to reproduce it almost in it's entirety.
Aug
26
comment Should legislation to ban cyclists from using cell-phones when on the move be opposed, if so, how?
I disagree that "Naturally this is perfectly safe to do". If anything it'd be much more dangerous on a bike than a car. On a bike the combination of having one hand off the bars and being distracted sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.
Aug
26
accepted How do I stop my clipless shoes and pedals from squeaking?
Aug
25
comment Sunglasses for commuting?
@r00fus - I'd say the lenses will be more expensive than the frames, so if $80 is too much you're not going to be able to afford this option.
Aug
25
comment What gloves work well for winter riding?
Lots of info here: icebike.org/Clothing/handprotection.htm
Aug
25
comment Is there something particularly wrong with exclusively riding a mountain bike in a city setting?
Neil, he mentions that his old bike is on it's last leg. Not the new one.
Aug
25
comment Sunglasses for commuting?
@STW I guess I'm saying that if you spend more on a set of glasses you may find that you won't lose or break them because you'll be more cautious with them.
Aug
25
comment Sunglasses for commuting?
@STW I have similar experiences in terms of losing/breaking glasses. But then I spent some dough on some good glasses (see my answer below) and have found that simply valuing them more has meant I'm more careful with them. My old 'disposable' glasses were disposable because that's how I considered them. Does that make sense?
Aug
25
comment Sunglasses for commuting?
Good question - there's obviously a lot of interest and opinions on the topic.
Aug
25
comment Sunglasses for commuting?
@STW Indeed you can. They add some cost but it's worth it when these are the only glasses you need in any conditions (in fact, in any outdoor activity at all)
Aug
25
comment How do I stop my clipless shoes and pedals from squeaking?
I gave that a shot today and it worked perfectly. There was also a very noticeable increase in the float on the pedal. I like it! How often do you find you need to re-lube? Also I've seen people recommending Armour-All. Have you tried that?
Aug
25
answered Is there an optimal postion for SPD cleats?
Aug
24
comment How do I stop my clipless shoes and pedals from squeaking?
Hehe. Do you have shares in Time?
Aug
24
comment How to remove bicycle decals?
Wow, what a brilliant article from Surly. Gotta love that refreshing attitude!
Aug
24
answered Sunglasses for commuting?
Aug
24
answered How much of a difference do Toe Pedal Clips make in comparison to Platform Pedals?