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Fabric scoop radius or cell radius which is more comfortable?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Donald Rintoule Aug 2. 7 Replies

Fabric has a great reputation for comfortable saddles. Which is more comfortable, scoop radius or a cell radius?Continue

32mm Specialized Roubaix Pro 2Bliss on H Plus Son Archetype Rim

Started this discussion. Last reply by Donald Rintoule Aug 4, 2017. 5 Replies

Accidentally bought the tubeless version of the Specialized Roubaix Pro 32mm tyres - 2Bliss? Wanted these tyres for their puncture protection (vital for Sydney's glass strewn roads), relatively low…Continue

Met Police to trial 'gold standard' of close pass operations - how about NSW Police!

Started Jan 28, 2017 0 Replies

How about the NSW adopting the The Metropolitan Police will trial what they hope will become the ‘gold standard’ of close pass cycling operations in spring, road.cc has learned, with the aim of…Continue

Crush aggressive driver cars now

Started this discussion. Last reply by Donald Rintoule Nov 22, 2016. 19 Replies

"Drivers in North London borough caught close passing a cyclist twice in a year could have their car crushedby Laura Laker November 17 2016Camden police to use section 59 legislation which means…Continue

 

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Donald Rintoule replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion Fabric scoop radius or cell radius which is more comfortable?
"Thanks Peter will give feedback after this weekend "
Aug 2
Peter Hoskins replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion Fabric scoop radius or cell radius which is more comfortable?
"The shape looks very similar to the Fizik Aliante - now available with cut out and wide (155mm) I tried several and this fitted my backside best - yours who knows. I got it for $113 from PBK on special"
Aug 2
Donald Rintoule replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion Fabric scoop radius or cell radius which is more comfortable?
"Thanks Bob. The English guy at my LBS recommended the scoop for a mountain bike. I have ridden a phenom. Very good if you are on the drops. Did not like it for a more relaxed upright touring position."
Aug 2
Bob Moore replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion Fabric scoop radius or cell radius which is more comfortable?
"I didn't realise "fabric" is a makers name, was thinking it was some sort of new or different saddle cover, which is actually what Fabric is  offering:) anyway, reviews seem positive, you can choose between levels of padding and…"
Jul 28
Donald Rintoule replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion Fabric scoop radius or cell radius which is more comfortable?
"This it the Fabric Scoop Elite Radius saddle This is the Fabric Cell Elite Radius saddle"
Jul 27
Donald Rintoule replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion Fabric scoop radius or cell radius which is more comfortable?
"Thanks Bob. Referring to two different tyes of Fabric brand saddles. Relatively new UK firm with a reputation for reasonably priced but very comfortable saddles using proprietary technology. Seem to be a smart group of people. Not sure which saddle…"
Jul 27
Bob Moore replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion Fabric scoop radius or cell radius which is more comfortable?
"Never heard of those terms, can you please enlighten? "
Jul 26
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Fabric scoop radius or cell radius which is more comfortable?

Fabric has a great reputation for comfortable saddles. Which is more comfortable, scoop radius or a cell radius?See More
Jul 26
Donald Rintoule replied to Bill Parker's discussion NSW government to allow teenagers to ride bikes on footpaths under change to road law (ABC)
"Bob your 100 percent right. BICYCLE NSW WHERE ARE YOU?"
Jul 24
Donald Rintoule replied to Dabba's discussion Lazy Libs/police on MPD and changing attitude of ALP on cyclist penalties
"Many UK police forces are educating and enforcing close pass laws with officers on bikes. Why not the NSW Police? What act of mass civil disobedience to we need to organise to shame polititicans into making this life saving measure a reality? Any…"
Jul 23
Donald Rintoule replied to Bill Parker's discussion NSW government to allow teenagers to ride bikes on footpaths under change to road law (ABC)
"At last we are giving up child sacrifice to the mighty car. Took even longer than getting children out of the mines!"
Jul 23
Donald Rintoule replied to John Knight's discussion Wax based chain lube - Anybody else converted?
"Have tried Squirt a waxy lube. It isnt gluggy or sticky. It doesn't draw dirt. Its durable and keeps on working. Its easy to reapply. Lastly, it reduces friction well according to independent tests. I like it and use it."
Jul 23
Donald Rintoule replied to Peter H's discussion proposed speed limit of 30km/h in Brisbane
"By the way I support a 30 kph suburban residential street speed limit,"
Jul 7
Donald Rintoule replied to Peter H's discussion proposed speed limit of 30km/h in Brisbane
"This humourless comment is a little over the top."
Jul 7
Donald Rintoule replied to Peter H's discussion Even posties aren't safe from the long arm of the ego oriented officers
"This constable, who exercised not even an iota of judgement, needs a severe reprimand from his superiors for making the police force look foolish and wasting valuable police and court time. The police have a tough job to do and do not need this sort…"
Jul 7
Donald Rintoule replied to Dabba's discussion She didn't kill the cyclist, so she thinks she deserves less gaol time
"While Justice Judge Mark Weinberg noted "it doesn't get much worse in terms of dangerous driving..." "... high on ice, ...wrong side of the road, no headlights, while disqualified, while on a suspended sentence." Prosecutor…"
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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Mountain Biking, Recreational, Touring
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Manly
Tell us about your bikes
Surly LHT, Trek 2.1 Pilot, Trek Liquid
About Me:
Like cycling, outdoors, rugby, history, reading, music, red wine and good food

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Aluminium nipples shearing off

Posted on October 6, 2016 at 5:37am 11 Comments

Bought a Specialized Camber a couple of years ago. Rode in the rain. Aluminium nipple heads started shearing off ever second ride. Had wheel rebuilt with brass nipples. Apparently very common problem in Sydney. Why?

Recovery from Speed Wobbles - some ideas

Posted on December 14, 2013 at 12:51pm 3 Comments

I used to belt down Sydney Road to Manly but I began to get the dreaded speed wobbles - frightened the crap out of me. Tried clamping my knees to the top tube - made it worse. Light hands on the bars - who writes this crap, the wobbles were so bad you simply hung on for dear life. Who else has had this problem and what did they do…

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Week on the Clare Valley Reisling Trail

Posted on April 25, 2012 at 1:30pm 3 Comments

My better half and I just spent a week tandem riding on the Clare Valley Riesling Trail about 110kms north of Adelaide South Australia

We began by basing ourselves at the Rising Sun Hotel at Auburn. Lovely old historic hotel clean and comfortable run by a wonderful family and staff providing excellent company, food and wine.

Rising Sun Hotel Auburn

We spent the first day exploring Auburn. A beautiful old town with many…

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Who fits S+S or Ritchey Breakaway couplings to a Surly LHT

Posted on February 18, 2012 at 1:54pm 4 Comments

Is there a frame builder in Sydney who would fit S+S or Ritchey Breakaway couplings to a Surly LHT? Which is the better coupling for touring?

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