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ReddyGo vs oBike - battle of the dockless share bikes!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Jackson 4 hours ago. 35 Replies

Bicycle Network reviews helmet laws...

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future transport survey

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Paul Jackson replied to Dan's discussion ReddyGo vs oBike - battle of the dockless share bikes!
"The world's largest bike share scheme www.ofo.com/ starting up on Wesdnesday. It seems these bikes have 3 gears, which is preferred, imho. I did see some 'Earthbikes' around Rhodes last weekend."
4 hours ago
mikesbytes replied to Dan's discussion ReddyGo vs oBike - battle of the dockless share bikes!
"Bus stops for private buses, taxi stands, car share spaces, coffee shop street seating, the list goes on.  Why is this one being singled out? It also defeats me as to why my car parked on public property is not an eyesore?"
22 hours ago
noelbike replied to Dan's discussion ReddyGo vs oBike - battle of the dockless share bikes!
" Glover says ..."We're all in favour of cycling, right? But we're also against commercial operators who take over public space to run a business. " Unless it is the SMH whose headline posters we walk around outside shops and…"
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Jim Frech replied to Dan's discussion ReddyGo vs oBike - battle of the dockless share bikes!
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dr bean commented on Dan's blog post Bicycles as art
"In April this year, Mr Pirsig went to the great bicycle repair workshop in the sky, so I daresay he won't be too bothered... :-)"
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mikesbytes replied to Dan's discussion ReddyGo vs oBike - battle of the dockless share bikes!
"I didn't know that helmets were so popular that people would risk a criminal conviction by stealing one"
Wednesday
Jakster commented on Dan's blog post Bicycles as art
"I can hear the sound of a new book title - Zen and the art of mountain bike riding.  would Mr Pursig be upset?"
Oct 18
Bob Moore replied to Dan's discussion ReddyGo vs oBike - battle of the dockless share bikes!
"Rescued several o bikes today, put in silly places (possibly not by the hirer of course) and/or trashed. The kick stands are easily bent at the frame join and the plastic rear guard is not very robust. Painful that vandals will do this. I'm…"
Oct 17

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Whatever
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Inner West
Tell us about your bikes
I've had a lot of bikes over the last five years; at one point I had five bikes in the shed. However, I've now rationalised down to two bikes (although I am itching to get another...)

Salsa Casseroll singlespeed / fixie

This is what I usually ride to work on. It’s set up as a fixed-gear, which means you can’t stop pedalling. Sounds mad, but it’s lots of fun. And it makes going up hills easier (kind of). I love this bike. It makes me smile every time I ride it. And it looks cool.


Xtracycle Radish

My cargo bike. I've carried all sorts of things on this, from my trombone to a table, from a person to a pile of boxes. it really does open up a new world of riding - just so practical. It's also made me re-think the benefits of an upright, slower bike that you can hop on any time without getting changed or putting on funny shoes.
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Bicycles as art

Posted on October 15, 2017 at 6:26pm 3 Comments

Mrs Chillikebab and I recently went on a cultural outing to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. Much fun to be had peering at the various avant-garde artworks – the usual combination of quite a lot of ‘meh’, a bit of ‘ooh’, occasional ‘aah’, and even the odd ‘WTF?’.

Amidst the piles of broken concrete fragments, lines drawn on walls, bags of coloured water and…

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More airport riding

Posted on October 3, 2017 at 10:57am 1 Comment

So I had to go to the airport again. But this time to the domestic terminal, rather than international. My assumption would be that it would be equally easy, and I set off with alacrity.

However, it isn’t as easy. Or at least, if it is I haven’t found the easy way to do it. It’s a bit further, but the only route I could find basically involved riding into the airport via the main…

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Dockless bike share – oBike vs ReddyGo

Posted on September 21, 2017 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

Dockless bike share has come to Sydney, with two rival companies setting up within a few weeks of each other. Red and yellow bikes are becoming a common sight scattered around Sydney; indeed already a controversial sight as tempers flare about ‘blocked footpaths’. The authority that maintains the foreshore areas…

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Running Board Scars

Posted on September 20, 2017 at 2:33pm 6 Comments



The new look Radish is working out well. The girls love going on it, it’s easy to ride and the running boards are not just nice for little feet to rest on – they are also useful for supporting luggage and trombones.

However, there is one problem. it is extremely easy, when pulling away or manoeuvring the…

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Ride and Fly

Posted on June 23, 2017 at 6:18pm 4 Comments



You may remember some time ago I impulse purchased a luggage trailer. My initial review was not 100% favourable, and to be honest since then it’s pretty much stayed in the garage unused.

However, the other day I had to go…

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Comment Wall (18 comments)

At 9:58pm on November 2, 2008, DamianM said…
Hi Dan

Welcome to Sydneycyclist! (a little belatedly I know, I'm usually more on top of this)
How do you like the Casseroll ? I considered that bike just before I bought my Masi
At 9:27pm on March 6, 2009, Neil Alexander said…
Hope you are able to read the map without the aid of the microscope I need these days. Geez they made it tiny! I really enjoyed researching the routes in Balmain -- some of the harbourside routes are superbly scenic but do you reckon they could shoehorn any more cars in there? Talk about wall-to-wall parking... See you again one Tuesday, maybe after DL saving ends and it is actually light in the morning at 5.45 when I need to leave Artarmon to get there.
At 10:11am on June 29, 2009, DamianM said…
Hey Dan

Damn you're quick up that hill!
At 11:06am on June 29, 2009, DamianM said…
It's all good, I need some new cleats I think, having lots of problems with the left foot staying in at the moment, so I got a slow start. I would have overtaken me too!
At 5:15pm on September 21, 2009, DamianM said…
Hey thanks for the comment. Yeah I'm healing up pretty well, my right shoulder is still a little sore, I might go get some remedial massage done now it doesn't hurt too much.
Skin is all healed up too.

My fitness is a bit of a worry, with my last 6 months of work I hadn't been riding much other than commuting, add in two weeks off the bike and I'm horrible shape.
Thankfully I'm working at home for a few weeks so I can turn that around.

Next step is get the bike fixed....thankfully I have more than one :)
At 1:22pm on October 9, 2009, Freewheelin' Franklin said…
Hi Dan,

Can you tell me what crank length you run on your fixie?
I' using some old 175's that I want to replace cause I keep touching when I pedal through corners. Was thinking most likely165's but was interested to hear what someone running a fixed casseroll was using.

PS glad you're likeing the new one - they are pleasant hey!
At 9:37am on October 16, 2009, Neil Alexander said…
Tiny, tiny screwdriver was put in a "safe place where it can be easily found". I will begin searching for it now.
At 9:48pm on October 19, 2009, Freewheelin' Franklin said…
great if you let me know when you get it back that would be tops

Am looking at these particular bits of fluff

I'm pretty sure the bb height is the same for all frame sizes - but will have to go check the salsa website to make sure. Mines a 53 (weird salsa size)
At 12:09pm on November 4, 2009, Freewheelin' Franklin said…
thanks for that. I'll go the 167.5's then should be no probs... of course tyre size probably makes a difference too
At 5:40pm on January 12, 2010, Michael S. (Boxhead) said…
Thanks Dan. It was good to meet you also. See you again some time zooming past on your fixie.

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