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location Melbourne, Australia
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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.


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
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Aug
19
comment Wrong bike gear
@JamesBradbury Where else does one get information about bike maintenance?
Aug
19
answered Wrong bike gear
Aug
19
comment Wrong bike gear
I don't think it'd be related to the high and low limit adjusters. It's more likely a badly adjusted cable.
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?