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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
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?
Aug
24
revised How to remove bicycle decals?
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24
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Aug
24
answered How to remove bicycle decals?
Aug
24
asked How do I stop my clipless shoes and pedals from squeaking?
Aug
22
comment What's the purpose of cycling gloves?
+1 for protection - that's the main reason I use them. Also I find gloves give better grip on bar tape than bare hands.
Aug
19
comment Body Hairs and Cycling?
Might be worth linking to the reasons why cyclists de-hair in the first place: bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/44/…
Aug
18
comment Removing SRAM Red Chainrings
@j.s. - Can you add your comment as an answer and accept it?
Aug
17
comment What bicycle design factors affect stopping power?
@lantius - 13.9 seconds sounds like too long to brake from 30km/h. I just did the sums and got 1.39 seconds in about 15 meters. Does that sound better?
Aug
17
comment Do mudguards/fenders help? If so, what are the best for a fixie commuter?
Sweet! Which version of the Planet Bike guards are you using? They look a little more robust than the roadracers.
Aug
17
comment Do mudguards/fenders help? If so, what are the best for a fixie commuter?
Hey another Lager rider! The roadracers fit amazingly well, although I'm running 23mm front and back so I don't know how they'd go with 28s.
Aug
17
comment My LBS does not carry fixed-gear/single-speed parts. What next?
I've had very different experiences. I've been to a few shops and asked them to order me a specific part from a range they stock and they haven't called me back. As much as I'd like to support my LBS, sometimes online is so much better.
Aug
17
comment What bicycle design factors affect stopping power?
Wow, I always assumed that a bike could stop quicker than a car, so I was never concerned with how much space I left in front of me. Thanks for the linked article. I'm going to have to leave more space in front of me from now on. Cheers!
Aug
16
comment What bicycle design factors affect stopping power?
Do you have any citations/studies that back this up? I'd be interested to know how the typical braking distance compares between cars, motorbikes and bicycles.