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650b wheels

Started this discussion. Last reply by mikesbytes Mar 20, 2011. 4 Replies

Anyone know where I can get some 650b wheels? Velocity look to make them for the OS market but when I contacted them here they said no.  I know I can get them from Velo Orange or Sheldon but thought…Continue

So riding on the road is illegal if there is a bike lane.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Moore Sep 6, 2010. 16 Replies

So this may be old news to everyone but just reading a flyer about Sydneys Bike lanes it points out road rule 247 being you must use a bike lane if there is one. I have bought this up a few times…Continue

 

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Andrew Mac replied to Willster's discussion On road bike parking at the Cricketer's
"I agree, but its actually the other side of the road."
May 12, 2011
Andrew Mac replied to Willster's discussion On road bike parking at the Cricketer's
"Not sure the residents will agree. They won't use them because they will be taking their bikes inside so council are basically providing the pub and a cafe with their own bike parking. Since when do council do that for businesses especially…"
May 12, 2011
Andrew Mac replied to Willster's discussion On road bike parking at the Cricketer's
"This is Fashion ,not necessity . There are something like 16 poles I think I counted within 50m of the front door."
May 11, 2011
Andrew Mac replied to Deanoz's discussion Aggressive Driver Rams Cyclist!
"No its the other way around. I'm saying that because he has a camera he is possibly looking for trouble....something to film. I posted on here months ago about following a guy with a helmet cam through Surry Hills and down Oxford and how I felt…"
May 10, 2011
Andrew Mac replied to Sir Ubu, Viscount of Sitlandria's discussion Time for a happy thread - what's your best ever ride?
"Fantastic!!  Also been through there but on foot. A bike would have been amazing on the way down. The road back to the railway station would have also been fun. Great spot for a billy cart race!"
May 10, 2011
Andrew Mac replied to Deanoz's discussion Aggressive Driver Rams Cyclist!
"Maybe my skeptical eyes are seeing things..I don't know how to post a vid here but on his chanel, vid......2011.04.06-pm. Wide road , no reason not to let the car go through and then runs wide to be the victim.  1 meter to the left and…"
May 10, 2011
Andrew Mac replied to BikeWise's discussion Wheel Building Course
"Fantastic thing to learn. I find building a wheel is a bit like meditation and recommend anyone have a go. It looks like a black art but its actually quite easy once you know the tricks. BIG thumbs up for this course."
May 10, 2011
Andrew Mac replied to Deanoz's discussion Aggressive Driver Rams Cyclist!
"Yep , i stand corrected. I can see the  accelerate -brake move before the impact. My comment of having the camera was because it looks like he deliberately goes looking for things to video. There are a couple of vids where he could have removed…"
May 10, 2011
Andrew Mac replied to Deanoz's discussion Aggressive Driver Rams Cyclist!
"Totally agree but it does make me look again and wonder....did he back off to provoke it? The car is basically stopped at the time of impact. Is it the car accelerating toward the bike or the bike slowing toward the car we are seeing? Can't be…"
May 10, 2011
Andrew Mac replied to Deanoz's discussion Aggressive Driver Rams Cyclist!
"After viewing his other vids on his You Tube channel I feel this guy is an Accident Magnet! I think if he left the camera at home he would have fewer issues on his commute."
May 10, 2011
Andrew Mac replied to John's discussion Should we look back? or not?
"I can't believe this question is being asked. You should be aware of everything around you . Forward , backward,upside down , it doesn't matter. You should be aware of that bus you just passed that will be coming up again soon and that…"
May 9, 2011
Andrew Mac replied to Nate's discussion Blinkers on bikes - would you?
"You would wait until its safe to do so...... Always assume you haven't been seen and you will be ok. Thinking a driver will notice a little orange flashing light 150mm or so to one side of a little flashing red light and know what is meant buy…"
May 9, 2011
Andrew Mac replied to Nate's discussion Blinkers on bikes - would you?
"People will just think its a tail light unless they  are too close for comfort."
May 8, 2011
Andrew Mac replied to kirby's discussion pedestrians and the new cycle ways
"Great  advice Doddsy."
May 6, 2011
Andrew Mac replied to KimR's discussion Duncan Gay attacking CoS cycle lanes again
"Age 4 and coed these days.  Problem is the new zone is on Bathurst street and forces even more cars onto George street plus no way to see that your kid actually goes into the school from there. (not thought out too well). Can't see why…"
May 6, 2011
Andrew Mac replied to Colin's discussion Kent St Cycleway - Rainy Day Usage Numbers
"Not sure I would want to have to ride at 10kph but a  CBD permit for peak hour would help as they have in Singapore."
May 5, 2011

Profile Information

What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Mountain Biking, Touring
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Surry Hills
Tell us about your bikes
Malvern Star 2 speed cafe cruiser
Giant hard tail
Custom cromo 26 inch wheeled flat bar 6 speed slick tyred city weapon
About Me:
Cycling used to be my sport. 40 ks most days on road with about the same off road on the weekends. Now after knee problems i'm riding to get around the city not to keep fit. Still have fun though. I'm one who likes to look at both sides of an argument because there is always another side. Believe the same idiot in a car is also an idiot on a bike and that more should be spent on educating road users of ALL types. Can't understand why a totally unskilled rider expects to be provided with a totally safe ride by local council wherever they go. Learn some skills and road craft first. As I said.........education. Not into the cycle ways as they don't go where I ride and with a bit of speed feel unsafe to me. Sightlines are crazy as are some of the other riders. Find cars more predictable in many ways so I will stay on street around town.

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At 9:00pm on September 16, 2010, Sir Neil d'Ardthelmon said…
"Neil are you saying that because i don't agree with every thing you say i'm a troll?"
No, mate, I was referring to PLW.:
http://www.sydneycyclist.com/forum/topics/stateline-tonight-theres-a?commentId=1321712%3AComment%3A166802

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