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bio website onemanandhissaddle.me.uk
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I have a variety of bikes - Charge Plug fixie, Dawes audax, a Giant TCR Advanced road, Boardman hardtail, even a Dutch granny bike (omafiets) - which I ride depending on mood, route and weather. My preference is for road riding, but I also like the velodrome and have done some infrequent offroading.

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 lose weight (successfully), these days its mainly for fitness and enjoyment. I've been maintaining my own bikes (mostly) for years, and recently got a bike mechanic qualification. I'm also a motorist.


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comment Difference between 3 campy 80mm deep section wheels
Can you see what weights they are? Or maybe different hubs? Or rim material? Any of these might give a better idea of the differences. Rim depth is just one descriptor.
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comment Chain link jams after reassembling the rivet
That looks like a miniature tool, so yes there are other tools about. Try looking for a tool described as a "workshop" tool - these tend to be beefier but also heavier and not as portable. Ideal for sitting at home, not so good for taking on a ride.
Nov
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comment How to avoid running over animals whilst cycling on a canal at night?
@BenediktBauer yeah, I was thinking mainly in terms of it giving the op more time to respond to the situation. I wasn't really thinking about the animal!
Nov
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comment How to avoid running over animals whilst cycling on a canal at night?
My main advice, especially on a towpath, is never to swerve. With this in mind, is a better light an option?
Nov
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comment Does riding bicycles reduce sperm count?
I'd certainly hold off giving someone specific medical advice, but this question does appear to be somewhat more general in nature. I think it should be kept open.
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Nov
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comment Problems with Edge 510 Cadence/Speed Sensor
Can you clarify, you're talking about the CSC-10? I must admit I've got one of these sensors on each of my bikes and never see dropouts. I have an 800. Could it maybe be your 510 unit?
Nov
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comment Should I grease press fit attachements?
Well, one of the things that made me suppose that the grease wasn't anything I'd done, is that the grease I use is a different colour.
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comment Key Stuck in bike lock!
if it proves too easy to break the lock, you might want to replace it with a different one!
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comment Should I restore my old mt-bike for winter commuting (and for wife to ride with me) or throw it away?
I think,. as it stands, this answer is too subjective to be particularly useful. It would help if you could explain why you say what you say. I must admit I agree with @Batman, in that it depends on factors that the op hasn't even discussed, yet your answer reads as if it is a no-brainer
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comment Should I restore my old mt-bike for winter commuting (and for wife to ride with me) or throw it away?
This sounds to me like a "project". It will probably cost more than you think in terms of money and time (e.g. tools), so I'd suggest that you only embark on it if its something you're going to find interesting along the way. If not, I'd get a quote from a shop to restore the bike, and stack that against the costs of a new or secondhand bikes