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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.


Nov
2
comment Why is my fixie so very hard to pedal?
What's with the fixie hate? Just because you don't enjoy it doesn't mean nobody else does or that you have to be rude and dismissive.
Sep
28
comment Choosing a tool to take off the front cassette
Ah, didn't see that. Apologies.
Sep
27
comment Choosing a tool to take off the front cassette
Excellent answer for removing cranks, although you didn't mention removing the crank bolt with a hex wrench. He specified in a comment that he only wants to remove the chain rings.
Sep
12
comment Foot position on pedal
I'm certainly not criticizing it's just interesting that there clearly isn't a lot of information about cleat placement so the same 2 or 3 articles keep cropping up.
Sep
12
comment Foot position on pedal
This is funny... your link is also in this question: bicycles.stackexchange.com/q/7433/1588
Sep
12
comment Foot position on pedal
I also found it interesting. Lots of people got very assertive based on no fact, and just a bunch of opinions. I would suggest a stiff sole would prevent the under-foot pressure problems. The info here seems to reinforce your advice given that this question is all about triathalon. Would you consider editing your answer with some of this info to make it more comprehensive?
Sep
12
comment Foot position on pedal
More information about mid-foot cleat positioning on this question: bicycles.stackexchange.com/q/7433/1588
Sep
4
comment What sort of bicycle helmet gives me better speed?
Be aware that TT helmets are often unventilated and you'll get very hot and sweaty under there.
Aug
8
comment How do I remove my Campagnolo Veloce rear brake caliper?
I've got wishbone style chainstays. So there's a hole for the brake caliper to go through, but not a 'traditional' bridge.
Aug
8
comment How do I remove my Campagnolo Veloce rear brake caliper?
I don't think so... I'm referring to front and back of the caliper, rather than the bike. Sorry, I see that's confusing. I'm reaching in through the frame (I don't have a bridge) and undoing that nut that's sticking out on the top of the diagram you included.
Jul
7
comment Are the Shimano BR650 brakes really Ultegra spec?
Actually, I rode on them today and they had plenty of stopping power, even in the wet. So maybe I was a little harsh earlier. I've also tried a set of Miche brake calipers and they had reach in between the standard and long reach Shimano brakes. They were pretty good.
Jul
6
comment Are the Shimano BR650 brakes really Ultegra spec?
I installed one of these yesterday! I'm not impressed... they're very spongy :( Definitely not as good as the 105s they replace, but at least I can align the pads properly.
Jul
3
comment Prescription Cycling Glasses
My lenses are not polarised. I've ridden in all conditions from complete darkness to a bright sunny day and haven't had any problems.
Apr
17
comment Are there sirens/horns that are like a car horn?
I was chatting to a guy with the hornit. He loves it and it was the loudest bike horn I've heard.
Mar
25
comment Fitting a bottle cage
@constpetrov you should make your comment an answer
Mar
3
comment How long do Garmin's cycling GPS devices take to get an initial GPS lock?
That's interesting. I updated your post with a citation on the 510 using GLONASS.
Mar
2
comment How long do Garmin's cycling GPS devices take to get an initial GPS lock?
@Kibbee It depends where you are. At my house it's almost instant. At work though in the city it can take up to 10 minutes.
Feb
25
comment Shimano Ultegra vs Shimano Sora
Replacement parts for Ultegra are a lot more expensive
Feb
4
comment Mini Pumps For Roadbike (120 psi)?
+1 for both co2 and a pump. CO2 on it's own is no good because if you get a few flats you're out of luck. But CO2 is really the only way I've found to get up to full pressure while on the road.
Jan
20
comment Can I put standard drop brakes on a MASI drop handlebar?
@Batman my motivation is that I have a set of these handlebars for free! Wanting to minimize my costs.