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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.


Oct
24
comment How can I get rid of I.T. Band pain caused by cycling?
@BenediktBauer Agreed. However, it's a low impact surgery and it's solved all my problems, so I think it's worth mentioning.
Oct
24
comment How can I prolong the life of my bottom bracket bearings?
@DanielRHicks Yep, I'm getting a bit sceptical. Might need to invest in some bearings myself and start doing my own inspection and replacement.
Oct
23
comment How can I prolong the life of my bottom bracket bearings?
@DanielRHicks I edited the question with some information.
Oct
23
revised How can I prolong the life of my bottom bracket bearings?
Added edit about noise
Oct
23
comment How can I prolong the life of my bottom bracket bearings?
I've generally had the bearings replaced at the shop, so I'm not sure whether they're rusted. I figure they're replacing seals properly. I might drill drain hole, even though I store it under cover.
Oct
23
revised How can I prolong the life of my bottom bracket bearings?
Clarification on use
Oct
22
asked How can I prolong the life of my bottom bracket bearings?
Oct
15
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
2
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
25
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
20
awarded  Famous Question
Sep
13
revised Should I wait for clear views of the sky before turning on my Garmin Edge GPS?
Added detail about ephemeris data
Sep
13
comment Should I wait for clear views of the sky before turning on my Garmin Edge GPS?
Hey, nice citation! I'm going to edit your answer to add an interesting tidbit about ephemiris data.
Sep
10
comment Should I wait for clear views of the sky before turning on my Garmin Edge GPS?
I was using an iPhone but the big downsides are: limited battery life, I broke one when it fell off my handlebars into a river (in a biologic case), and the inconvenience of having to start it, put it in my backpack, ride, stop, open my backpack to stop etc
Sep
10
comment Should I wait for clear views of the sky before turning on my Garmin Edge GPS?
My unit doesn't show how many satellites it can see... there's pretty much no progress indicator which is part of the reason it's frustrating me.
Sep
10
asked Should I wait for clear views of the sky before turning on my Garmin Edge GPS?
Sep
2
comment Can I change a 3speed sturmey archer to a derailleur system?
Can you add some photos so we can see if you derailleur hangers and vertical/horizontal dropouts? Mostly photos around the rear axle would be really helpful.
Aug
20
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
19
comment Wrong bike gear
@JamesBradbury Where else does one get information about bike maintenance?
Aug
19
answered Wrong bike gear