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location Vancouver, Canada
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I ride a 2009 Kona Dew for commuting to work.


May
9
comment Squeaky rear wheel when rotating
I thought it was my fender or rack, but as far as I can tell there is nothing rubbing against the tire. The noise is definitely loudest near the hub.
Aug
9
comment What are the benefits of a carbon seatpost?
They sure look good!
Aug
9
comment What are the benefits of a carbon seatpost?
This would be going on a aluminium frame. I do find the ride to be harsh over poor pavement so I'm hoping a carbon seatpost may improve the ride quality.
Jul
21
comment How long should a well maintained chain last and what can I do to prolong its life?
I'd think of it as something like a 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner - it cleans and conditions at the same time. It may not be ideal, but it's good enough for many.
Jul
20
comment How is bicycle fit affected by switching from a riser bar to a flat bar?
Ah, I didn't consider the sweep too. So there are several factors to consider: width, rise and sweep.
Jul
20
comment How is bicycle fit affected by switching from a riser bar to a flat bar?
Thanks for the add-on suggestion! Aero bars look like a nice way to get into a more aero position for the long straights without too much effort.
Jul
20
comment How is bicycle fit affected by switching from a riser bar to a flat bar?
I find that I switch my hand positions every couple of minutes or so - especially when I come to a stop at a traffic light. I use padded gloves from MEC - which are fantastic for the price BTW.
Jul
12
comment Converting bike from rim brakes to disc brakes
Thanks for the answer! I've been doing some research and the cost of conversion seems quite high, considering I'd need a new 700c disc wheelset in addition to the brakes. :(
Jun
30
comment Converting bike from rim brakes to disc brakes
The Avid BB7 looks great, there seems to be a road version and MTB version, which one would I use?
Jun
28
comment Modern Retro-design (Peugout-mixte) bicycle for girlfriend
Kona also has a beautiful mixte coming in 2012. cog.konaworld.com/archives/7717
Jun
28
comment Difference between 650c and 700c wheels?
With respect to height, is there a threshold at which a rider should be looking at 650C instead of 700C?
Jun
24
comment Converting bike from rim brakes to disc brakes
Thanks for the wonderful answer!