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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Donald Rintoule Aug 4. 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 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

Recovering from Speed Wobbles

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Dec 15, 2013. 8 Replies

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…Continue

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Donald Rintoule replied to noelbike's discussion Danger caused by cars near schools
"There was a child run over and killed by a mother in the teachers car park at the local school sometime ago. Sadly people make foolish mistakes on a regular basis with tragic consequences. Every school needs cycle paths leading to it, drop off zones…"
Nov 14
Donald Rintoule replied to tonydelyall's discussion Hearing electric cars coming?
"Electric cars will be silent death driven by the same inattentive and fallible muppets. However with autonomous control, the addition of a small transponder to your bike should result in much safer urban cycling."
Oct 29
Donald Rintoule replied to John Knight's discussion Wax based chain lube - Anybody else converted?
"Treed wax based chain lubricants. Two issues were: build up of waxy gunk; or as it so often does, Sydney rain and squeaky chain. Gave up on wax lubes and went oil based with a thorough wipe down after lubricating."
Oct 29
Donald Rintoule replied to John Knight's discussion Seaforth - Burnt Bridge bike path - Watch for angry ducks
"HEADLINE - TERROR ATTACK DUCKS We rode past these viscious, feral ducks this morning. We barely escaped with our lives! They left us bloodied and beaten. Fear not, the ducks have chilled out and are now positively bucolic."
Oct 8
Donald Rintoule replied to Omar@Go! Alliance's discussion Peak Oil on hold? Bad news for cycling?
"Bob A carbon tax raises the question of what to do with the tax receipts? This is one reason for some people object to carbon taxes and the social engineering that could go with the use of the proceeds by government. THowever, there is another very…"
Oct 8
Donald Rintoule replied to Pat The Rat's discussion Disruptions: How Driverless Cars Could Reshape Cities
"Autonomous cars - can drink and still get home safely. Reaction - buy into pubs and clubs. People will prefer to socialize in groups at clubs and pubs if they can get home autonomously!"
Sep 29
Donald Rintoule replied to Omar@Go! Alliance's discussion Peak Oil on hold? Bad news for cycling?
"Peak oil as a concept is a crock. Better to think of the marginal cost of additional oil and the leads and lags in bringing on new supplies. Compared to the 1990's the marginal cost of the next barrel of oil supply is higher i.e. ~US$50 today…"
Sep 29

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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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