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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
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.
Sep
2
comment Are Merrell Barefoot shoes suitable for bike touring?
If you were after sandals, check this question
Sep
1
comment How do I keep sweat out of my eyes?
Do you use the pad because the Halo on it's own isn't sufficient?
Aug
31
comment How do I keep sweat out of my eyes?
Okay thanks. I'd call them pads.
Aug
31
answered Can I ride faster with a bike jersey?
Aug
31
comment How do I keep sweat out of my eyes?
What do you mean by "liner"?
Aug
31
asked How do I keep sweat out of my eyes?
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