John Knight
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John Knight's Discussions

10th May - Strava Global Ride to Work Day

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Moore Apr 30. 8 Replies

http://blog.strava.com/bike-to-work/Do we really need an excuse to ride to work? :-)Continue

Be careful out there folks

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Knight Apr 7. 3 Replies

Rider down on the Gore Hill Path tonight.Just down hill from Naremburn shops. I don't know the story - he was being looked after by several other riders already on the scene.Hopefully he isn't badly…Continue

My SRAM jockey wheels are wearing down, so I Google .....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dabba Apr 3. 35 Replies

And blow my mind!…Continue

All about me!

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Knight Mar 9. 30 Replies

Thank you Sydney Cyclist and all Sydney Cyclist inhabitants!I think I became a member here around July - August 2011. On doctors orders, I had to get a healthier lifestyle - my weight was slowly…Continue

 

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John Knight replied to Richard (Poncho)'s discussion Close pass this morning
"Great stuff!"
yesterday
John Knight replied to BernIe's discussion First ever interaction with Motor Cycle Cops
"My one and only experience is that they have no idea of the difference between Cycle Lane, Cycle Path, Shared Path. Rather than admit their ignorance, they get cranky."
Saturday
John Knight replied to BernIe's discussion Don't commute in Sydney because it might inconvenience motorists.
"That "8kmhs/hr for 10 minutes" relates to climbing Roseville Bridge in peak hour, which I reckon is nuts as well. I occasionally ride Military Rd instread of the back way and have never had issues apart from once being bombed by a magpie…"
Jun 16
John Knight replied to BernIe's discussion Don't commute in Sydney because it might inconvenience motorists.
"Just a little misrepresented! "
Jun 16
John Knight replied to Neil Alexander's discussion Another WITWIMB
"It has been quite an excellent sneaky trout fishing spot over the years. The property owner doesn't like fishermen accessing "his" river - no property owner does, unless you know him - but the railway line gives public access to the…"
Jun 15
Da Munch replied to John Knight's discussion New bearings in my Fulcrum Racing 5's
" Above is how I got the nipple into it's spot without the magnet that I don't have. The wire is pretty ductile so when it's been carefully pulled through, seated and blue tacked it can be pulled through/out bending it."
Jun 13
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion New bearings in my Fulcrum Racing 5's
"No, I just realised mine was drive side because when it popped, being straight pull wedge type, the whole spoke flew out of the hub and sort of overtook me. I wondered what the hell it was until I realised my wheel was scraping the chain stay and…"
Jun 9
Da Munch replied to John Knight's discussion New bearings in my Fulcrum Racing 5's
"LBS got one in for me yesterday but thinking of getting a full replacement set which you can get off amazon for about $80 but I'm not sure about dates and changes in sizing. The non-drive side ones are a PITA, you've got to completely take…"
Jun 9
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion New bearings in my Fulcrum Racing 5's
" He needs more spokes for Christmas!"
Jun 9
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion New bearings in my Fulcrum Racing 5's
"On the ride that broke the spoke I was blabbing at coffee how awesome the Fulcrum 3's are for the money and how strong they were - then 15 min later, pop! "
Jun 9
Neil Alexander replied to John Knight's discussion New bearings in my Fulcrum Racing 5's
"Mr O' is always breaking things."
Jun 8
Dabba replied to John Knight's discussion New bearings in my Fulcrum Racing 5's
""I will probably pop another spoke now " Sounds like O'Reilly's Law - Murphy was an optomist!"
Jun 8
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion New bearings in my Fulcrum Racing 5's
"I broke a rear non-drive side spoke on my 5's a year and half ago or so. It broke at the nipple thread. The LBS had to order the spoke in - they retensioned and trued it and I got it back in a couple of days. I thought the downhill slide had…"
Jun 8
Da Munch replied to John Knight's discussion New bearings in my Fulcrum Racing 5's
"Has anyone ordered replacement spokes for fulcrum racing 3's (10-11 speed from early 2014). If so where from? And why are do they keep on braking? I've done my 3rd on on the rear."
Jun 8
John Knight replied to Jon's discussion attacked with a knife
"Lazy, and crazy! Normal practice is to allow the bikes to ride through the edge of the speedhump/crossing .......   "
Jun 7
John Knight replied to Bhanu Loku's discussion GPS For Audax - Another Discussion
"I use the 500 - it has had enough battery life for my longest rides of up to 14 hours or so. My biggest complaint is shitty satellite reception - my 500, and plenty of others I think, takes ages to get a lock on satellites, and in hilly country with…"
Jun 7

Profile Information

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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