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Matthew Eagar

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Feb
15
comment What will happen to a roadbike when rode on broken tar?
@jimirings A cyclocross bike would be massive overkill for crossing broken pavement to get to the smooth road that makes up your daily commute.
Feb
7
comment Can I use WD-40 on my bike?
Not suitable for lubricating moving parts, but WD40 sprayed on a rag is good for cleaning grime off your frame.
Jan
22
comment Going on a long distance bike tour: what kit do I need?
Weight shouldn't really be your chief concern. Reliability is what you need to worry about.
Jan
17
revised Why don't cyclists wear all-encompassing motorcycle-style helmets?
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Dec
21
answered What are some alternatives to fruitlessly ringing my bell at a motorist?
Dec
7
revised Anyone know the pull ratios of Zee 10sp and XT 9sp Mechs?
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Dec
7
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Dec
7
comment Minimal effort chain cleaning
The parktool (and most chain cleaners I've seen) require significant slack in the chain as provided by a derailleur. It couldn't be used on a fixie/single-speed where the chain was taut.
Dec
7
revised Minimal effort chain cleaning
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Dec
6
comment Minimal effort chain cleaning
You might be using too thin a lube. You should pick up something specifically meant for winter riding, like whitelightningco.com/products/wet-ride.htm
Dec
6
answered Minimal effort chain cleaning
Dec
6
revised Which brake is most expendable?
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Dec
6
answered Which brake is most expendable?
Dec
6
comment Stop SPD shoes from grinding
This. You need a cobbler. There's really nothing you can do personally that won't be destroyed the first few times you walk on it.
Dec
6
revised What Seatpost Is This?
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Dec
6
answered What Seatpost Is This?
Dec
6
revised Terminology index - a list of bike part names and cycling concepts
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Dec
6
accepted What kind of tail lights can I attach to the rear of my rack?
Dec
6
comment What kind of tail lights can I attach to the rear of my rack?
Oh, this is funny. I actually wound up buying this light prior to reading this answer. Unfortunately it failed, the screw ripped the metal mount out of the plastic backing on the light.
Nov
7
comment Winter commuting - how to keep warm?
Can't really recommend this if you ride on the road. Peripheral vision is pretty important.