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  • I studied MA Design Critical Practice at Goldsmiths University in London.
  • I founded a cycling community and mountain bike guided tour company in Georgia - Georiders.
  • I cycled from England to India, and across Mongolia.
  • I wrote books about my cycling journeys- 'Weave of the Ride', 'Between Worlds' and 'Prepare, Pack, Pedal'.

Jan
22
comment How to board a ski chairlift that is not intended for bicycles?
gaffer tape the bike to your leg and let it hang off the bottom.
Jan
22
comment My back brakes don't lock the wheel (skid): feature or a bug?
this question is named really badly. Brakes should fully stop the wheels from moving but skidding is not good .
Jan
22
comment How can I fix panniers that have got holes in
would this work? amazon.co.uk/flexible-suitable-glueing-leather-plastic/forum/…
Jan
21
awarded  Yearling
Jan
17
accepted Problem with inside of shoe clipping crank arm
Jan
17
asked Which sites in the UK are available for selling older / vintage bike components?
Jan
17
revised Problem with inside of shoe clipping crank arm
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Jan
16
revised Problem with inside of shoe clipping crank arm
added 10 characters in body
Jan
15
asked Problem with inside of shoe clipping crank arm
Jan
14
comment How can I fix panniers that have got holes in
Robokaren is Pliobond flexible?
Jan
14
comment How can I fix panniers that have got holes in
woolies don't have any flexible adhesives.
Jan
8
comment Indoor bicycle tray to preclude the rug from getting wet
I like the use of 'preclude' +1 for imaginative wording
Jan
7
comment New bike hubs way over-tightened?
that just sounds like 'defectiveness by design', poor design, poor build quality. no bicycle wheel bicycles should be overtightened for any reason.
Jan
6
awarded  Self-Learner
Jan
5
answered New bike hubs way over-tightened?
Jan
5
comment How can I fix panniers that have got holes in
Yeah but they vulcanise onto rubber, and the panniers are made of plastic so it would probably be better to use pliobond and innertube.
Jan
4
answered What sort of bike will suit both offroading and onroading
Jan
4
answered Why so many headset spacers on some expedition bicycles?
Jan
1
comment Why so many headset spacers on some expedition bicycles?
all good points there. On this model oxfordbikeworks.co.uk/models/model-1e the number of spacers looks obscene, but its not mentioned why. If you were a tall rider why not just buy a bigger frame? I suppose it might give you more stepover clearance which could be a benefit if you are stopping often and have a loaded bike.
Dec
31
comment Why so many headset spacers on some expedition bicycles?
I'm just curious because back in 07 when I put together a touring bike using a mtb frame, I ended up using a lot of spacers, which at the time I thought wasn't a good thing, because the frame wasn't designed for it, and I also decided later that the frame was also too small. Plus since then I've use an adjustable stem instead. Maybe there is a benefit of smaller frame diamond segments for strength?