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Commuting

Commuting in Sydney. War stories, routes and tips

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Bicycle Commuting

All of us who do it know the benefits of getting to work on a bike. You arrive earlier (usually), happier (usually), it's cheaper, it's healthier and it's a great way to get rid of the days stresses.

Some links for bike commuting

The Sydney Easy Riders are a commuting group based on the North Shore. 

Or if you're in the inner west, the BikeBus is a great way to find a group of people riding to work in the same direction.

bicyclecommute an excellent resource from Sydneycyclist member brooza


If you're looking to start bike commuting and have questions, post a question here. We love to give advice.

Discussion Forum

Storm riding

Started by Henning. Last reply by Henning Dec 17, 2014. 15 Replies

Defending our cycle lanes

Started by Soren Harner. Last reply by Henning Dec 7, 2014. 9 Replies

Scaring them away ?

Started by DamianM. Last reply by Henning Dec 7, 2014. 6 Replies

Comment Wall

Comment by Neil Alexander on May 21, 2009 at 4:23pm
Disc brakes, James!
Comment by Jen on May 21, 2009 at 4:42pm
On Tuesday I morning I made the mistake of riding in the shoes I was going to wear all day. I learnt from that one (but did discover a new use for the blowdryer). This morning it absolutely poured but there still seemed to be the usual number of bikes in the cage.
Comment by Chris May on May 21, 2009 at 4:45pm
In response to James Morton - you don't.
I'm replacing mine as we speak.
nuts!
Comment by naomi on May 21, 2009 at 4:53pm
I usually wear clip in shoes but last night rode home in my knee high leather boots - came on very handy through a lake of a puddle on Regent St after Central. Boots soaked to the top - feet dry!
Comment by Benjamin Haslem on May 21, 2009 at 5:44pm
@James Morton: my brakes are getting looked at by KOM tomorrow. Not sure if the rain and sludge are to blame but they're sticking a lot. I've adjusted them but to no avail. It's time for the experts. Promised my self a new bike with disc brakes for Xmas (GFC not withstanding!)
Comment by hartleymartin on May 22, 2009 at 12:12am
All the recent rain and consequent puddles everywhere has made me very glad that I invested in those stainless steel mudguards for my bicycle! I just wish that I could get a traditional rain cape for a good price! I also discovered that cheap brake pads on chromed steel rims are useless when wet - especially when you only have them on your rear wheel!
Comment by hartleymartin on May 22, 2009 at 12:28am
What type of bicycle do you have? I wouldn't waste my time with plastic clip-on ones. Get a full-length set, otherwise you are just not getting the sort of protection from wet muck that you need. I use linear pull (v-pull) brakes. They work well, but I do plan to upgrade to a better brake pad. Jaguar XC's have some serious stopping power!
Comment by Ed74mnd on May 22, 2009 at 8:42am
ive got a set of plastic clip ons which you can have dirt cheap. front & rear work well.

im in Alexandria.

Ed
0404 848 774
Comment by hartleymartin on May 22, 2009 at 10:25am
Don't you just love the camaraderie of cyclists and how the internet has managed to help communities connect like this?
Comment by Ed74mnd on May 22, 2009 at 3:24pm
yep 'tis great.. the hive is connected.

Benjamin, sounds like your cables and pivots need lube.
I use my one and only"good bike" for commuting and find all you need to do is just keep it well lubed and maintained... moreso in wet weather.

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