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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 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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answered Cycling position for commuting
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comment Cycling position for commuting
broadly, seat and handlebar height, but also the horizontal distance between them. Give us some more information - how long is your commute? how fast do you ride? how much luggage do you need to carry? I suspect comfort will be your main concern.
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comment Choosing the correct Bottom Bracket
Also, I replaced a press-fit bb on my road bike last year. There are separate tools both for removing and for fitting, each tool cost a couple of times more than the bb itself. Unless you specifically want to do it yourself, it may be less hassle, and also cheaper, to take it to your LBS and letting them find out what is needed.
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comment Choosing the correct Bottom Bracket
What did Commencal say when you contacted them?
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comment When do I need more than one bike? How many bike is enough? How many bikes is too many?
There really is an argument for a cycling-specific dating site! shaven-legs.com?
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