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bio website onemanandhissaddle.me.uk
location New Forest, UK
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visits member for 2 years
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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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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Front wheel shudder on Cyclocross brakes
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on SRAM Red 22 crankset & 10 speed cassette
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Crunching/grinding chain noise
Jul
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on 7-speed MTB cassette on 8/9-speed wheel hub, where does spacer go?
Jul
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why is it important to keep bearing sets when greasing a campagnolo hub?
Jul
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reviewed No Action Needed Rear wheel rubs frame after tire change
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Chain Slipping?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why are aero bars usually disallowed in gran fondos?
Jul
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Sticky / broken floor pump head?
Jul
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Please help me identify my bike
Jul
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Please help me identify my bike
Jul
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Deep-Profile Carbon Wheels — How to choose depth?
Jul
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Disc brake maintenance
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How dirty should the chain and the cogs be before I should consider cleaning them?
Jul
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on My key jammed in my U-lock. How can I unlock/break it?
Jul
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on chain getting stuck between chainrings
Jul
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Replace crankset or cassette for better road performance on an MTB?
Jul
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are some good films about cycling?
Jul
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Explaining the effects of frame geometries
Jul
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Explaining the effects of frame geometries