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Crap all along Forest Way to Mona Vale Road

Started Feb 5 0 Replies

On Sunday there was crap (sticks and litter) all along the cycle lane on Forest Way. What is the policy for cleaning this? Does someone have to get a stick in their wheels and fall under a truck…Continue

When will Sysney get a bicycle expressway system?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Moore Sep 24, 2018. 15 Replies

Many people are put off cycling by a fear of cars and heavy vehicles. When will we see the 300km dedicated bicycle bicycle routes that Infrastructure Australia is supposedly seeking? Such a system…Continue

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Fabric scoop radius or cell radius which is more comfortable?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Donald Rintoule Aug 2, 2018. 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

 

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Crap all along Forest Way to Mona Vale Road

On Sunday there was crap (sticks and litter) all along the cycle lane on Forest Way. What is the policy for cleaning this? Does someone have to get a stick in their wheels and fall under a truck before it is cleaned? Do cyclist count as citizens or only Liberal voters in Mercs and BMs?See More
Feb 5
Donald Rintoule replied to centurion48's discussion Recall: Specialized Roubaix Ruby, Diverge & Sirrus bikes (Jan 2016 - Jan 2019)
"Stress corrosion in the part. New part has same dimensions but is slightly heavier - change in alloy? Also the space between the bearing tensioning screws and the bearing cover has been opened slightly presumably to stop moisture be retained and…"
Jan 24
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"Has anyone tried fitting Compass 650b x 48 Switchback Hill tires to a 2019 Diverge carbon comp? Did they fit?"
Dec 29, 2018
Bob Moore replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion When will Sysney get a bicycle expressway system?
"Bill, I’m told that IWCouncil has been talking to businesses and property owners along Parramatta Rd about the Greater Sydney Commision’s “urban improvements scheme”, which includes the cycle route. Other groups will be…"
Sep 24, 2018
John Knight replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion When will Sysney get a bicycle expressway system?
"Sad but true."
Sep 21, 2018
John Knight replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion When will Sysney get a bicycle expressway system?
"Yes!"
Sep 21, 2018
noelbike replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion When will Sysney get a bicycle expressway system?
"That's a classic Bob. May I suggest John tries NZ, Japan and Europe. "
Sep 21, 2018
Bill replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion When will Sysney get a bicycle expressway system?
"Well, BNSW is not the only bicycle organisation to meet in secret. The Inner West Bicycle Coalition ("A United Voice for Cycling in the Inner West") also never advertises its meetings, has no published constitution  and is effectively…"
Sep 20, 2018
Bill replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion When will Sysney get a bicycle expressway system?
"With any luck, plans for the route parallel to, and to the north of, Parramatta Road will be announced soon (was promised for this month!). (See separate discussion at…"
Sep 20, 2018
Dabba replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion When will Sysney get a bicycle expressway system?
"Thanks Bob. My LGA persists in building recreational cycleways. It seems beyond their comprehension that commuting cycleways become recreational cycleways, but the reverse is usually not the case."
Sep 20, 2018
Bob Moore replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion When will Sysney get a bicycle expressway system?
"As I understand it, the Inner City Network bike project has got to level one approval, a concept. It needs to get a detailed design done for level two,then final approval on a cost benefit basis for funding. Not sure if any authority is taking on…"
Sep 20, 2018
Duncan replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion When will Sysney get a bicycle expressway system?
"I don't think its down to IA. Looking at their docs - they announced funding, called for submissions from councils, who then filled up all the non-cycling bits (road improvements, bridges, bottlenecks etc), but didn't submit (or was it…"
Sep 20, 2018
Bob Moore replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion When will Sysney get a bicycle expressway system?
"https://bicyclensw.org.au/directors/ Peter Lee from NCM is on the board. I see a lot of strong recreational and competitive cyclists there but not many transport oriented board members, but I could be wrong. ROyce Lee is an architect with an…"
Sep 20, 2018
Dabba replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion When will Sysney get a bicycle expressway system?
"Bob, as someone knowledgeable in the black arts of BNSW, can you please shed some light on who are the BNSW directors? I've searched high and low for it, but they must be either embarrassed at their involvement, or it's a state secret and…"
Sep 19, 2018
Bill Parker replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion When will Sysney get a bicycle expressway system?
"I think John is wildly optimistic "
Sep 19, 2018
Bob Moore replied to Donald Rintoule's discussion When will Sysney get a bicycle expressway system?
"Only glimmer of hope is maybe if Labor gets in Federally, Albo will kick a few State arses and get his Active Transport and City policies from a few years back…"
Sep 19, 2018

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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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