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Anybody know what happened at the top of Parriwi this morning around 7.30?

Started on Thursday 0 Replies

As I drove by there were lots of riders milling around and a lot of activity.I hope nobody involved in a crash .......... Continue

Wax based chain lube - Anybody else converted?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Snowy_5 on Friday. 18 Replies

After being a little nonplussed by traditional oil chain lubes out there, and being intrigued by stories of paraffin wax based lubes, I bought a bottle of Smoove Chain Lube and last night did the…Continue

Mike Hall

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Moore Sep 4. 6 Replies

How long can it take?I think it's been just about 5 months since the tragic IPWR accident.Not a word.Is this normal? Continue

Oh dear - Brisbane this morning

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dabba Aug 27. 11 Replies

Another inattentive driver more than likely .....…Continue

 

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Snowy_5 replied to John Knight's discussion Wax based chain lube - Anybody else converted?
"Had anyone tried the Bike syrup chain lube yet as it was created and made in Aussie? Proudly created and made in Australia..  "
Friday
John Knight replied to Dabba's discussion Ularooo Hilton and Breakfast Bar with Bike Parking
"$38 does seem a bit rich!  But I guess Glamping has pushed up the prices of sites over the last decade or so. I'm following a mate who is on his first big cycle tour right now - He's done Sydney - Mt Isa - Alice Springs and is now…"
Friday
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Anybody know what happened at the top of Parriwi this morning around 7.30?

As I drove by there were lots of riders milling around and a lot of activity.I hope nobody involved in a crash .......... See More
Thursday
John Knight liked Jon's discussion Bike or food
Sep 14
John Knight replied to baa baa's discussion WITWIMB - Spring '17 (Special Young Fogies Edition)
"Burley Griffin Way, near Harden."
Sep 13
Bill Parker replied to John Knight's discussion Wax based chain lube - Anybody else converted?
"How come everyone else has silver chains and cassettes while mine are always black, maybe I should get the hose out and give them a good squirt, haven't done that for a few months."
Sep 13
JoshS replied to John Knight's discussion Wax based chain lube - Anybody else converted?
"Absolutely! The lube i am currently using requires application every couple of days and the bottle is almost dry. "
Sep 13
Dabba replied to John Knight's discussion Wax based chain lube - Anybody else converted?
Sep 13
Dabba replied to John Knight's discussion Wax based chain lube - Anybody else converted?
"It looks like I've been doing this wrong for years! I normally just lube each link at the bottom of the chain run below the chain stay. They also have a vested interest in getting you to waste heaps of it by squirting it all over the chain…"
Sep 13
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion Wax based chain lube - Anybody else converted?
"I actually don't know what Smoove recommend as their re-application process. Just dribble more on when the chain gets noisy I think. I gave the pedals a spin last night and shifted up and down through the gears now that the wax is dry. Wow…"
Sep 13
Da Munch replied to John Knight's discussion Wax based chain lube - Anybody else converted?
"Yeah I was travelling a similar path till Dabba's recommendation for lube (see below). CT pod cast https://cyclingtips.com/2017/01/cyclingtips-podcast-episode-23-watts-up-with-mechanical-friction-and-chain-lube/ You can buy a pre waxed chain…"
Sep 13
Robflyte replied to John Knight's discussion Wax based chain lube - Anybody else converted?
"I used to do similar, cleaned chains and then put in a mixture of paraffin and bees wax. Chains last much longer and always very clean looking. No dirty hands when handling the chains. But you had to redip before the wax worked its way out, maybe…"
Sep 13
Dabba replied to John Knight's discussion Wax based chain lube - Anybody else converted?
"Whoops! Cleaned with kero, not metho."
Sep 13
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion Wax based chain lube - Anybody else converted?
"Wow! Maybe if I have a win with the Smoove I will start down the homebrew path later!"
Sep 12
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion Wax based chain lube - Anybody else converted?
"This is the review I read that got me so interested ..... http://biketestreviews.com/new-breed-chain-lubes-now-available/"
Sep 12
Da Munch replied to John Knight's discussion Wax based chain lube - Anybody else converted?
"I use real wax. Get a new chain boil it in water with degreaser, dry, dry a bit more - paper toil in oven, dump in hot wax for a few minutes, drain over pot for a bit and then onto a warm tray with paper for a bit more. Been doing  this for…"
Sep 12

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Recreational, Whatever
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Lane Cove
Tell us about your bikes
1999 Litespeed Natchez Ti road bike - Purchased Dec 2012 - Fits me perfectly and is in beautiful condition.

2000 (?) Fuji cro-mo road bike of unknown model - Purchased June 2012 - Now retired since the Litespeed arrived.

2010 Marin Muirwoods 29er - my first bike in 26 years. Now reserved as family ride/bush/camping holiday bike.
About Me:
Back into riding after 25 years off!
I feel like a 10 year old on my bike and am enjoying riding to work once or twice a week.
I've lost 14kg since getting back into cycling when I bought the Muirwoods in June 2011 to ride with my daughter. Cholesterol has dropped from 7.5 to 5.0 during that time as well.
I feel healthier now than in the last 15 years.
April 2013 - Now lost 18kg!

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At 9:25pm on April 14, 2012, Snowy_5 said…

Hi John,

Bike Muster, Click on ride booklet tab for info. Mark was with me there.Been camping there. Breakfast, lunch and camping included in price but extra for dinner.. I had a good time the 1st time this year. Online entries will be after mid-January`13. Hope it helps you.

Cheers,

David.

 

At 2:54pm on April 1, 2014, PeterT said…
At 7:13am on April 2, 2014, John Knight said…
Oh dear. According to that I'm not really cut out for knighthood.
I can't grow hair on top of my head and hate shaving!

I'll have to look around for a chainmail jersey and knicks with solid pewter chamois :-)

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WITHIMB?

Posted on April 20, 2014 at 5:08pm 3 Comments

Nobody's done it this Christmas - WITHIMB?

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 5:51pm 13 Comments

Is in NSW.

Joys of the family bike ride

Posted on October 3, 2013 at 9:09pm 8 Comments

We're staying up in the Myall Lakes NP as we do every October and this morning we went on my traditional family bike ride.

The weather was a little cooler, a little cloudy, perfect. Rain predicted for the afternoon. OK.

It all started well. A few kms down the dirt road and over the Bomba Point ferry and down the Mungo Road for a walk through the Mungo Brush rain forest.







Lovely. We made it to the rain forest just in time for a light shower. No big deal.… Continue

Great Ocean Road Otways Classic

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 7:30am 1 Comment

I've been working up to this ride for ages - and looking forward to catching up with an old cycling buddy from my Uni days who I hadn't ridden with for around 30 years.

We got down to Torquay on Friday late afternoon. It was absolutely freezing, and raining and blowing pretty hard when we went out for dinner.

I was so glad I packed everything and bought arm warmers just the week before!

It was overcast, damp and a bit breezy a the beach for the start.…

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