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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
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?
Dec
31
comment Why so many headset spacers on some expedition bicycles?
why not design a frame with a longer headtube then?
Dec
31
asked Why so many headset spacers on some expedition bicycles?
Dec
29
comment How do I know what is the right bottom bracket for my old road bike?
its subtle, but I had to grind off a bit of the bb screwed in on the drive side - a couple of mm did it, but when I ride I feel slightly like the line isn't right and occasionally knock the inside of my shoe on the crank arm.
Dec
29
comment How do I know what is the right bottom bracket for my old road bike?
Yeah the existing bb is the wrong size. It is 116mm english.
Dec
29
comment How do I know what is the right bottom bracket for my old road bike?
So this looks like my crankset velobase.com/… BB Length 119mm english, 122mm italian / BB Style Square Taper (JIS)
Dec
29
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Dec
27
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Dec
25
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Dec
23
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Dec
23
accepted How do I know what is the right bottom bracket for my old road bike?
Dec
22
accepted Can I use a mountain bike to go bike touring?
Dec
22
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