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1922
bio website onemanandhissaddle.me.uk
location New Forest, UK
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I have a variety of bikes - Charge Plug fixie, Dawes audax, a fast Giant TCR Advanced, Boardman hardtail, even a Dutch granny bike (omafiets) - which I ride depending on mood, route and weather. I ride mostly on the road, although I also like the velodrome. I've done some offroading but definitely prefer tarmac.

Home is the New Forest, a rural part of southern England, which offers some superb cycling. But I've also been known to work (and cycle) in London. And I do try and get away with the bike, whether it be short tours or just plonking it on the bike rack when I go on holiday.

I started out riding several years ago to try to lose weight, but I've now trimmed down quite a bit so these days its mainly because I enjoy it. I do my own bike maintenance, where possible, and am also a motorist.


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comment Rear wheel rubs frame after tire change
It sounds to me like you've worked yourself up into a state of confusion. I'd recommend going to your bike shop and asking them to sort it, if only so that you have a reference point for next time. It is a trivial job so won't cost much.
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@DanielRHicks I've edited my answer to highlight your second point - I didn't mean to suggest that power links were a complete alternative. Was unaware of the plier-type tool but am seeing a Park CT-2 - is this the kind of thing you mean?
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comment Can I upgrade V-brake to disk brake for Cannondale Quick Cx 5
Off the top of my head, the two problems I'd foresee would be attaching the rotors to the wheels, and attaching the callipers to the fork/frame. If you can crack these you should be sorted.
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comment Chain Slipping?
Did you actually take the chain off the bike? (You'd need a tool to do this.)
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comment Chain Slipping?
what did you do when you fixed the puncture? did that coincide with the start of the problems?
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comment Chain falling off inner chain ring no matter how L screw is set
front derailleur cable loose? When it slips, what kind of tension is in the cable? What happens when you put the bike on a stand? Can you shift up and down the gears? It sounds like the front derailleur might be slipping.
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