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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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30 kph Side Road Speed Limit

Started this discussion. Last reply by Donald Rintoule Feb 10, 2011. 43 Replies

"Councils up and down the UK are beginning to come round to the idea of 20mph (30kph) speed limits on city and residential streets, but there still remains some resistance to the idea." There is a…Continue

 

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

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 sending the message to drivers: any cyclist anywhere in London could be a cop!See Roadcc: Exclusive! Any cyclist anywhere in London could be a cop - Met Police to trial…See More
Jan 28
Donald Rintoule commented on Donald Rintoule's blog post Aluminium nipples shearing off
"Yes, it seems the spokes may not have been not long enough for durability."
Oct 24, 2016
AdamM commented on Donald Rintoule's blog post Aluminium nipples shearing off
"I have a friend who rides VERY high end components on his MTBs, and builds all of his own wheels. He has successfully used aluminium nipples for at least a decade, even in Scotland with their salted winter roads, but he is fastidious in his wheel…"
Oct 24, 2016
Donald Rintoule commented on Donald Rintoule's blog post Aluminium nipples shearing off
"Thinking back you could be right on this. I don't recall any spokes past the top of the nipples or even really level with their top. Also living on the Northern Beaches, the salt might have had a part in their corrosion."
Oct 24, 2016
AdamM commented on Donald Rintoule's blog post Aluminium nipples shearing off
"Two Camber bikes breaking nipples? I wonder if Specialized specified slightly too short spokes for those wheels? Alumnium nipples really do need the spoke to extend all the way through to the outside of the nipple to maximise their longevity. If the…"
Oct 24, 2016
Donald Rintoule commented on Donald Rintoule's blog post Aluminium nipples shearing off
"Agree not breaking a spoke is a good thing but when tubeless changing nipples every second ride is a pain. Wheels rebuilt with brass nipples now seem stiffer. When cycling in southern highlands for two days Wingello and Welby and had a faultless…"
Oct 24, 2016
Tim commented on Donald Rintoule's blog post Aluminium nipples shearing off
"I have a Camber too, and once when I give the bike a good hit, it was a nipple that broke not the spoke.  Obviously the nipple is the weakest part of the chain.  Not such a bad thing, easier to replace a nipple than a spoke, especially on…"
Oct 22, 2016
Jon commented on Donald Rintoule's blog post Aluminium nipples shearing off
"Aluminium really is a poor material. It is soft, cold flows/ creeps and is damaged easily. If you put a thread in aluminium, it will only really hold once, and repeated adjustments or undoing and re-tightening will strip the thread entirely. A spoke…"
Oct 15, 2016
Neil Alexander commented on Donald Rintoule's blog post Aluminium nipples shearing off
"@DonaldRintoule I am guessing you mean "No, nipple heads are corroded." As opposed to: "none of the nipple heads is corroded". Punctuation is important! So, wheel NOT overtensioned, then. OK. –Ed"
Oct 11, 2016
AdamM commented on Donald Rintoule's blog post Aluminium nipples shearing off
"My guess would be that Sydney is a coastal city and the salt air doesn't do the nipples any good."
Oct 11, 2016
Donald Rintoule commented on Donald Rintoule's blog post Aluminium nipples shearing off
"No nipple heads are corroded"
Oct 10, 2016
Neil Alexander commented on Donald Rintoule's blog post Aluminium nipples shearing off
"Correlation does not imply causation... Could be over-tensioned wheel?"
Oct 6, 2016
Donald Rintoule posted a blog post

Aluminium nipples shearing off

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?
Oct 6, 2016
Donald Rintoule replied to timothy.clifford's discussion Cowardly magpies
"Magpies aside, no one from Manly hates other people. Though they occassionally feel sorry for them not living here!"
Sep 5, 2016

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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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