Donald Rintoule
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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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Donald Rintoule replied to Dabba's discussion Ebike pedal assist speed limits
"I borrowed an ebike and noticed the 25km non assist cut in regularly on the flat. But wow didn’t it flatten the hills!"
Nov 26
Donald Rintoule replied to Bob Moore's discussion Did Rob Stokes really say this?
"Jennifer Kent needs to understand economics and cost benefit analysis so she can bring the true cost of damage to health fully into the studies. Wishing for blanket rules just ignores the trade offs that are part of life. "
Nov 26
Donald Rintoule replied to Bob Moore's discussion Will City Of Sydney finally get its cycleways approved?
"Good and necessary."
Nov 26
Donald Rintoule replied to Bob Moore's discussion Sydney ranked as a cycling city!
"Have to agree with the need for a critical mass of safe cycling routes. Let’s be honest, people think you are a dare devil cycling to work in Sydney. When there is adequate connectivity by relatively safe routes, cycling in Sydney will become…"
Nov 26

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Mountain Biking, Recreational, Touring
Where in Sydney do you live ?
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…


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…


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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