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Wir sind Profi replied to Edward Re's discussion Laws allowing cyclists onto footpaths in WA
"Someone drove a car at me while I was walking on the footpath yesterday. Again, a decision not to…"
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Phil Byrne replied to Edward Re's discussion Laws allowing cyclists onto footpaths in WA
"I ride on footpaths a lot. Most of the time legally because I am either carrying or accompanying…"
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Jon replied to Jon's discussion still doing the impossible
"I think it is really a sum of so many things. Dan, if the cross section of your tyres had the same…"
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markysharky replied to Edward Re's discussion Laws allowing cyclists onto footpaths in WA
"The only time I have ever been hit by a vehicle and knocked off my bike in 38 years (and I…"
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Dan replied to Edward Re's discussion Laws allowing cyclists onto footpaths in WA
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Dan replied to Jon's discussion still doing the impossible
"I don't buy that cone argument, which was made before on this site. If I have a tyre with a…"
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Wir sind Profi replied to Wir sind Profi's discussion Distance based charging
"your cynicism is well placed Dabba can't say that I disagree will selling obsolete poles and…"
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Dabba replied to Wir sind Profi's discussion Distance based charging
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Wir sind Profi replied to Sam Daykin's discussion Just another morning on the Sydney Cycle Ways
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Wir sind Profi replied to Wir sind Profi's discussion Distance based charging
"Yes of course, someone will make a buck collecting the charges. I don't have a problem with…"
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Sam Daykin replied to Sam Daykin's discussion Just another morning on the Sydney Cycle Ways
"It must be because they read in the newspaper that the cycleways aren't being used so assume…"
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timothy.clifford replied to Sam Daykin's discussion Just another morning on the Sydney Cycle Ways
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HA! I got 'Letter of the week' for my 'Metre Matters' missive.

Posted by Susanna Mills on April 30, 2015 at 1:30pm 6 Comments

Published this week in the HORNSBY ADVOCATE under 'Your Say.'
(I was motivated to write this after almost being struck by a car at the Maccas Dural Traffic circle...)…
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This tyre is too hard...

Posted by Dan on April 29, 2015 at 4:12pm 6 Comments

I finally got around to buying a new set of tyres for my fixie; you may recall the one on the back was rather the worse for wear, and I had to rather hurriedly replace it with whatever I could get at the time.

Well, the new tyres arrived, and sat in the shed for a few more weeks until at last I decided to put…

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It's time to move on with life.

Posted by Andy Tayler on April 26, 2015 at 2:00pm 8 Comments

Some cosmically twisted soul has stolen my old bike and condemned himself to bad kama for the next two lifetimes! That's their problem, mine is thinking about a new dream machine.

I've been thinking seriously about a folding bike that would also give me a good touring base and the BIRDY seems to be coming up as a real alternative.

Are there any Birdy owners out there with comments (positive or negative) to make about them?

All's Fine on the DrFine 5 years and 30,000 kms on

Posted by DrFine on April 3, 2015 at 12:58pm 0 Comments

It has now has been over 5 years and at least 30,000 kms on the Kona DrFine.

Since my last update over 12 months ago I have had to have a rear wheel build (the 2nd) and a drive train rebuild i.e. chain ring, chain and rear sprocket. I don't seem to be replacing bottom brackets as much as I used to but it still requires regular tightening and greasing to prevent creaky cranky cranks.

More recently my Light n Motion Urban 550 front light packed in. Won't charge anymore.…

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