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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
12
comment Suggestions for progressive upgradation of bike
@MrBoJangles that can be tricky. If the current part is definitely substandard (like cheap brake calipers) I'll upgrade. Otherwise it can be safer to stick to originals to make sure they're compatible.
Aug
6
answered Can I install an 8 speed sturmey archer hub on a dahon folding bike
Aug
5
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Jul
31
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Jul
30
answered Expected chainline from 103 mm bottom bracket to 107 mm bottom bracket?
Jul
23
comment Are there advantages of dedicated bike computer instead of smartphone apps?
@BenediktBauer agreed... my comment was specifically for built up areas. My Garmin takes several minutes to get a lock on my commute home from work. The iPhone takes seconds.
Jul
23
comment Are there advantages of dedicated bike computer instead of smartphone apps?
Downside of Garmin etc is that they take a lot longer to get a location lock, especially in built up areas.
Jul
21
revised In what sense are UCI Pro teams 'national' teams?
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Jul
19
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Jul
18
asked In what sense are UCI Pro teams 'national' teams?
Jul
13
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Jul
12
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Jul
11
accepted Why is wearing a skin suit in the Tour de France risky?
Jul
9
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Jul
6
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Jul
1
comment Is there any advantage to removing rust?
@CareyGregory surely getting rid of rust and then sealing properly will then prevent future rust?
Jul
1
asked Why is wearing a skin suit in the Tour de France risky?
Jun
25
comment What are the pros and cons of internal gears?
+1 for heavy. I notice a big difference between my fixie and my single speed with a 3-speed hub even though the rest of the bikes are very similar
Jun
24
answered Learning to ride fixed gear: Clipless or not?
Jun
20
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