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location Sydney, Australia
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I've been riding and fixing bikes with varying levels of success since I was knee high to a grasshopper.

These days most of my cycling is urban commuting and road riding, but I do manage to take my duallie out for a blat around the trails every once in a while.


Oct
11
answered How often should I clean my bike?
Oct
11
answered Does anyone still use the old Brooks-style saddles?
Oct
11
answered What is the point of pedal straps?
Oct
10
answered How can I clean sand off my bike chain?
Oct
10
comment How can you recognise a quality steel frame?
I'd like to say yes you can tell by flicking the frame, but I really don't know.
Oct
9
answered Good books on mountain biking
Oct
9
answered How can you recognise a quality steel frame?
Oct
8
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
7
awarded  Commentator
Oct
7
comment What effect does changing the stem length have on my bikes handling
Are you jumping or taking drop offs? If you are finding that the nose of the bike is dropping when you ride off a drop off, it could be more of a technique issue.
Oct
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
7
answered Can I use a gas station pump on a bike tire?
Oct
7
comment Can I ride home with a broken spoke?
No problems. If it's a road bike you can usually try flicking up the little lever on the brake caliper that makes taking the tyre out a bit easier. This gives the brakes more clearance and can avoid the drag. Just make sure you check that you can still lock up the brakes with the amount of movement you have left in the lever.
Oct
6
answered Can I ride home with a broken spoke?
Oct
6
answered How do I align a wheel?
Oct
6
comment Mountain Bike on Paved Roads
Great call on the fenders. One of the most worthwhile additions to an urban commuting bike.
Oct
6
comment How to store bikes inside a house or unit with limited internal space?
This sounds like a reasonable solution, but I think the bikes may project into the room space a bit much, and I don't really want to be drilling holes in my wall. This storage is for the "pretty" bikes in my collection (the road bikes), not the rough and tumble commuting bikes (which live out the back ready for instant action)
Oct
6
answered How do I prevent the rear derailleur from slipping gears?
Oct
6
comment How to store bikes inside a house or unit with limited internal space?
I like the look of that stand, I think that could be pretty close to what we want.
Oct
6
comment Off road lights
Two things. First, you should edit the spelling mistake and change it to "head torch", not "head touch". Second, I heartily second the idea that having a combination of head torch and handlebar lights is a really good idea. The head torch allows you to see round corners on twisty trails but provides no depth perception as you cannot see the shadows cast by rocks. The handlebar lights provide the depth perception, but are limited for going around corners.