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I'm a commuter mostly, about 20km a day, for the last 15 years, in all weather. Sydney weather is not too harsh though.

I've done a little cycle touring. Most recently circumnavigating Samoa in early 2011.

I did a few weeks as a bicycle courier back in the 90s whilst on holidays from my permanent job.


Aug
22
awarded  Student
Aug
22
asked In practical terms, how often do you have to adjust the belt tension of a belt drive bicycle?
Aug
20
answered How to get a very tight tire back on the rim?
Aug
20
awarded  Supporter
Aug
20
answered How to get the tyre back on to the rim easily?
Aug
19
awarded  Commentator
Aug
19
comment Is it safe to remove “lawyer tabs” on a carbon fork?
This page ne.jp/asahi/julesandjames/home/disk_and_quick_release says more about the quick release and disc brake problem and has links to some calculations on the forces involved and links about a law suit. If you're using disc brakes I would definitely not file them off, as disc brakes generate large downward forces on the wheel tending to force it out of the dropout. What is the advantage in removing them?
Aug
19
revised Which puncture-resistant tires?
added 19 characters in body
Aug
19
answered Which puncture-resistant tires?
Aug
19
revised Choosing good slick tires for a MTB
added 68 characters in body
Aug
18
suggested suggested edit on How to measure the correct belt drive tension?
Aug
18
answered Choosing good slick tires for a MTB
Aug
17
revised Are there any drivetrain components designed and sold to last longer?
Added stuff about Phil Wood touring hubs
Aug
17
revised Are there any drivetrain components designed and sold to last longer?
A bit more about Alfine 11
Aug
17
answered Are there any drivetrain components designed and sold to last longer?
Aug
17
revised Do mudguards/fenders help? If so, what are the best for a fixie commuter?
Added a bit more about drivetrain preservation
Aug
17
revised Do mudguards/fenders help? If so, what are the best for a fixie commuter?
Added a bit about drivetrain
Aug
17
revised Do mudguards/fenders help? If so, what are the best for a fixie commuter?
Udpated my thoughts on suitability of mudguards with SE Lager in Paragraph 2
Aug
17
awarded  Teacher
Aug
16
awarded  Editor