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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.


Jul
21
comment How long should a well maintained chain last and what can I do to prolong its life?
@Soo Wei Tan - 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner is a myth. It's physically impossible to combine shampoo and conditioner, since shampoo is (very slightly) acidic and conditioner is pH 3.5 (more acidic).
Jul
21
comment How long should a well maintained chain last and what can I do to prolong its life?
I'm not doubting you, Chris. It just seems counterintuitive.
Jul
21
accepted What is the impact of changing to a smaller chainring?
Jul
21
comment What is the impact of changing to a smaller chainring?
Thanks heaps for the suggestion. I didn't mark this as the answer simply because it's not quite answering the question. Still a great idea and I appreciate it. Your answers are always high quality and it's always difficult to not mark them as the 'right' answer.
Jul
21
comment How long should a well maintained chain last and what can I do to prolong its life?
I can't believe I'm too zealous with my cleaning! I'll try your suggestions and keep a better log to see how I progress.
Jul
21
comment How long should a well maintained chain last and what can I do to prolong its life?
Interesting comment about the chain gauge. I'm very gentle with it and it's a single piece of pretty strong metal so I doubt it's been damaged, but I'll check it out.
Jul
21
comment How long should a well maintained chain last and what can I do to prolong its life?
+1 for fenders. I've been meaning to get a set. Interesting comment about the lube having a cleanser. I find that hard to believe though. How can it degrease and grease simultaneously?
Jul
21
asked Is it really going to damage a bike to wash it with a hose?
Jul
21
asked How long should a well maintained chain last and what can I do to prolong its life?
Jul
20
comment What kind of handlebar should go on a fixie to sell it?
That is an awesome looking bike. Well done!
Jul
20
comment How is bicycle fit affected by switching from a riser bar to a flat bar?
+1 for the suggestion to look at add-ons for your bars. I had a flat bar bike with aero bars and it worked really well that when there was a headwind or I was in a hurry I could drop onto the aero bars and fly along!
Jul
20
comment Determining front & rear derailleur compatibility
Beware: I have changed just a cassette and it completely messed up the shifting. Even my LBS couldn't sort it out. I'd make sure you run everything past the LBS (and even get them to fit it all) so that if it doesn't work out they will sort it out without costing you too much.
Jul
19
comment Mysterious case: chain falling off large chainring, how to fix?
@Neil Fein it looks like a Deda Dog Fang wiggle.co.uk/deda-dog-fang
Jul
19
comment Mysterious case: chain falling off large chainring, how to fix?
Another solution I've seen is the Jump Stop. Site: n-gear.com. Ebay: cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/…
Jul
19
comment What is the impact of changing to a smaller chainring?
and I'd also need to get a new cassette. The prices seem to be getting pretty high when the alternative of just changing the big chainring to a smaller one might achieve most of what I'm after.
Jul
18
comment What is the impact of changing to a smaller chainring?
@zenbike - check out this page. 135BCD in many different tooth counts. bbbparts.com.au/products/category/KJUURSYI
Jul
18
comment What is the impact of changing to a smaller chainring?
A new crankset would be $170 (evanscycles.com/products/campagnolo/…) instead of $70 for just a chainring. But then I'd get the two new chainrings and a new crank.
Jul
18
comment What is the impact of changing to a smaller chainring?
That's an interesting idea. According to my interpretation of the campag page, my existing derailleur should work on both normal and compact cranks campagnolo.com/jsp/en/groupsetdetail/item_derVE_catid_1.jsp.
Jul
18
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