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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
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revised Do mudguards/fenders help? If so, what are the best for a fixie commuter?
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Aug
15
comment How long should a well maintained chain last and what can I do to prolong its life?
@Daniel R Hicks - Added info
Aug
15
revised How long should a well maintained chain last and what can I do to prolong its life?
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Aug
15
comment Difference between road pedals and MTB pedals
The other pedal that nobody's mentioned is the Speedplay (speedplay.com). I haven't used them and they seem to be expensive, but I saw a number of TDF riders using them, so that can't be all bad.
Aug
14
comment Difference between road pedals and MTB pedals
+1 Road pedals are so much harder to get your foot into and out of. I prefer MTB pedals for almost all circumstances.
Aug
14
comment How long should a well maintained chain last and what can I do to prolong its life?
I updated my question with progress with the new technique. The chain has already died after only 353 km. Any other thoughts?
Aug
14
revised How long should a well maintained chain last and what can I do to prolong its life?
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Aug
12
revised Do mudguards/fenders help? If so, what are the best for a fixie commuter?
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Aug
12
accepted What's the best way to lift a bike onto a storage hook?
Aug
12
accepted What's the best way for a beginner cyclist to carry children?
Aug
11
comment What's the best way to lift a bike onto a storage hook?
@Brian - I still think this is good technique regardless of your height, strength or weight of the bike. It is a controlled lift and there is very little chance of the bike slipping, falling or running off track. Plus there's less chance of injury while lifting. I'm 6'3 and my commuter only weighs about 11kg but I still find it helpful.
Aug
9
awarded  Self-Learner
Aug
9
answered What's the best way to lift a bike onto a storage hook?
Aug
9
asked What's the best way to lift a bike onto a storage hook?
Aug
8
comment Real measurable benefit to ceramic bearings?
Can you expand on the "insignificant difference"? Maybe there are no more details to add, but could you detect any change in the riding/coasting/noise etc experience?
Aug
8
asked What's the best way for a beginner cyclist to carry children?
Aug
8
awarded  Enthusiast
Aug
5
revised What belt-drive compatible frame and belt-drive kit would you recommend?
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Aug
5
revised Why don't brakes come with 'Safety Levers' any more?
Added link to interrupter levers
Aug
5
comment Why don't brakes come with 'Safety Levers' any more?
+1 for mentioning interrupter levers. I think they're a great option and am surprised they're not on more bikes. A huge safety feature considering how many people I see riding on the flats and having to scramble for the levers when someone in front of them brakes