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Do a range of cycling, on and off road - including audax, touring, commuting, and just riding around. Often riding a fixed gear bicycle.


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comment Quick Release on Fixed Gear Bike
It is possible to use a chain tug with forward-facing dropouts. Though it depends on the shape of the dropouts, and design of the chain tugs. Some may need modification to fit. The Surly Hurdy Gurdy is specifically designed for forward-facing dropouts. surlybikes.com/parts/drivetrain/hurdy_gurdy
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answered Choosing hubs and rims for training road wheels
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reviewed No Action Needed 7-speed MTB cassette on 8/9-speed wheel hub, where does spacer go?
Jul
24
revised How to fix V-brakes
more helpful title
Jul
24
suggested suggested edit on How to fix V-brakes
Jul
22
comment Annual technology gap of high end road bikes
Progress is inevitable. 20 years ago, you only got STI shifters with DuraAce, now they are available on Sora or even Claris. Electronic shifters will become cheaper to manufacture than mechanical, and the older mechanical parts will be discontinued. There already is a Di2 Alfine hub gear, which will make it more popular on commuting/touring bikes.
Jul
22
comment Annual technology gap of high end road bikes
I disagree with your last point - I think electronic gears will eventually become pretty much standard on road bikes. Because they will become cheaper, lighter weight, more reliable than mechanical. Though it will be quite a few years until this happens.
Jul
20
comment Brake Cable Ends - Barrel and Pear Nipples
Apparently Campagnolo brake cables use pear nipples, but in a slightly smaller size to Shimano/SRAM road brakes. So a Shimano brake cable won't work in a Campagnolo brake lever.
Jul
20
revised Deep-Profile Carbon Wheels — How to choose depth?
remove spammy link
Jul
20
suggested suggested edit on Deep-Profile Carbon Wheels — How to choose depth?
Jul
20
answered Reducing Bulk on a touring trip
Jul
19
reviewed No Action Needed Where can I get some rags?
Jul
19
answered Are there any cleats (for SPD-SL) that convert the pedal to a regular flat platform for regular shoes?
Jul
18
revised What is the crank length on a Shimano Deore XT?
correct spelling
Jul
18
reviewed No Action Needed What is the crank length on a Shimano Deore XT?
Jul
18
suggested suggested edit on What is the crank length on a Shimano Deore XT?
Jul
18
reviewed Reviewed Can a guy wear a woman's helmet safely?
Jul
18
comment Can a guy wear a woman's helmet safely?
Also worth considering the shape. Different brands may vary, so try a few to see if they fit your head better.
Jul
15
answered Converting a Bicycle without gears into a Geared one?
Jul
13
revised Can I swap down to a different number of teeth on a chainring
just checking if you were paying attention