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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 tonydelyall's discussion Overnight camping trip to Killalea State Park on the South Coast
"Excellent report and place to go. Thanks"
Aug 12
Donald Rintoule replied to Scott McLeod's discussion I wonder if NSW Police will ever do this too.....
"I ask Bicycle NSW, what is being done to introduce close passing operations by the Nsw Police as has and is being done in the U.K.? How many NSW cyclists will be killed, maimed or terrorised before careless and in some cases, malicious drivers are…"
Aug 12
Donald Rintoule replied to Scott McLeod's discussion I wonder if NSW Police will ever do this too.....
"Bicycle NSW what are you doing about this? Speak up for safety."
Aug 8
Donald Rintoule replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion 32mm Specialized Roubaix Pro 2Bliss on H Plus Son Archetype Rim
"Thanks, these tyres last so long they are generation 1 hence I will not ghetto tubeless as in this case discretion is the better part of valour."
Aug 4
Bill Parker replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion 32mm Specialized Roubaix Pro 2Bliss on H Plus Son Archetype Rim
"The current, aka generation 2, supremes have some of the sizes with a "TL Ready" designation implying the others are not?"
Aug 4
Donald Rintoule replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion 32mm Specialized Roubaix Pro 2Bliss on H Plus Son Archetype Rim
"Had not thought about the Schwalbe Supreme not being tubeles and the risk of flatting and coming off! Good point. I might be stupid but I'm not crazy. With the hills in Sydney, flatting and losing a tyre at speed is very unappealing. Thanks for…"
Aug 4
PeterT replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion 32mm Specialized Roubaix Pro 2Bliss on H Plus Son Archetype Rim
"oh - if the 35C Schwalbe Marathon  Supreme tyres are NOT Tubeless ready or compatible, personally I'll be nervous going ghetto. My understanding is one of the key safety is the bulletproof tubeless bead that makes it hard for a…"
Aug 4
PeterT replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion 32mm Specialized Roubaix Pro 2Bliss on H Plus Son Archetype Rim
"Not sure if it helps but I'm running tubeless on 35mm Compass Jon Bon Pass  Extralights https://www.compasscycle.com/shop/components/tires/700c/compass-700cx35-bon-jon-pass/   on Reynolds ATR  …"
Aug 4
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32mm Specialized Roubaix Pro 2Bliss on H Plus Son Archetype Rim

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 rolling resistance and pothole comfort.Ran them for a few days with tubes and the comfort improvement was big and rolling resistance seems low. However they seemed sluggish to wind up compared to the 28mm tyres I had before.Did the tubeless thing (70ml of Orange sealant) and they inflated easily with…See More
Aug 4
Donald Rintoule replied to SHUT UPLEGS's discussion Signs and Operation Pedro
"Certainly looks to be a shared zone - even an over zealous copper could see that!"
Jul 14
Donald Rintoule replied to IAnW's discussion Sydney Bike Share - First Report
"Thanks for your report. It inspires me to give it a go sometime soon."
Jul 14
Donald Rintoule replied to Paul Jackson's discussion Alfred Street at Circular Quay closing down (access by bike?)
"As a lowly voter who rides a lowly bicycle, I would be lucky to get 5 seconds from those born to rule, toffy MPs with government cars and chauffeurs. Pigs fly and conservative politicians care about the ordinary bloke. Sure they do!"
Jul 7
Donald Rintoule replied to Paul Jackson's discussion Alfred Street at Circular Quay closing down (access by bike?)
"Typical - not even a scintilla of concern for people riding their bicycle into the city. Yep just get on the overcrowded streets with buses and heavy vehicles who seem to look at cyclists as inconveniences to be bullied. What a dopey, insensitive…"
Jul 7
Donald Rintoule replied to Bill Parker's discussion NSW cyclists lag the rest of Australia as fewer choose to ride (2017 survey)
"In the absense of better infrastructure when will the NSW Police start the successful British policy of policing close passes? Surely it's time to do something positive. What does Bicycle NSW say?"
Jun 25
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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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