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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
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
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.