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Oval chain rings - First impressions

Started on Monday 0 Replies

I finally wore down my Red 22 big ring and took the opportunity to try oval chain rings for the first time.The Absolute Black chain rings I bought from Pro Bike Kit turned out to be cheaper than…Continue

Tags: ring, chain, oval, black, absolute

Warringah Rd new paths and overpasses near the Northern Beaches Hospital

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Knight Jan 8. 2 Replies

Merry Christmas All!Following from Neil A's Christmas Day post and his comments about the Northern Beaches Hospital roads fiasco, I thought it's worth a word about the new works around the area.I…Continue

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Cyclist gets instant karma

Started this discussion. Last reply by PeterT Sep 13, 2018. 1 Reply

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John Knight replied to Bill Parker's discussion WITWIMB
"Central West NSW? Close enough? "
yesterday
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion Wax based chain lube - Anybody else converted?
"1st ride with DIY wax. 19km to work this morning.  Wet roads all the way.  Clean huh! "
Monday
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion Wax based chain lube - Anybody else converted?
"Black? Yech ;-(  Great idea to buy it in the tin and cook sit straight up!"
Monday
Jon liked John Knight's discussion Oval chain rings - First impressions
Monday
Bill Elder replied to John Knight's discussion Wax based chain lube - Anybody else converted?
"Back in the motorcycle days, used to use Duckhams, which was a bake on the stove concoction....and used to stink the house out! It probably would last forever on a bicycle, seems this might be the modern equivalent…"
Monday
John Knight posted a discussion

Oval chain ring - first impressions

I finally wore down my Red 22 big ring and took the opportunity to try oval chain rings for the first time.The Absolute Black chain rings I bought from Pro Bike Kit turned out to be cheaper than genuine Red rings and one of the few made to fit the Red carbon crank set with the hidden bolt.It's a compact crank set and the new big ring is 50 teeth, but pushed into an oval shape making the equivalent diameter of 48 teeth over the top and 52 teeth on the down stroke. I've had them on for 500kms -…See More
Monday
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion Wax based chain lube - Anybody else converted?
"In the case of waxed chains, rotating a bunch of chains means only needing to fire up the BBQ once every 1,000kms - 1,500kms or so - rewax two or three chains at once and keep the extras ready for use in ziploc bags. "
Monday
Dabba replied to John Knight's discussion Wax based chain lube - Anybody else converted?
"I did the 3 chain trick for a few years. After a while I found it to be a PIA and stopped doing it. I can't quantify what difference it made, but I just found it easier to buy the bits when needed rather than stuff about changing chains.…"
Monday
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion Wax based chain lube - Anybody else converted?
"Heh heh. I got a good run from the Smoove, but it is still a bit sticky and still attracts road grime and oil/ grease.  I hope this way I can get a well lubricated, smooth shifting chain which is dryer and so attracts less blackness - which…"
Monday
AdamM replied to John Knight's discussion Wax based chain lube - Anybody else converted?
"Intrigued to hear how you get on with this, John.  Isn't the next step to have three chains that you rotate through to maximise cassette life and reduce the frequency of chain cleaning? ;^)"
Sunday
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion Wax based chain lube - Anybody else converted?
"Ok. I've just gone to the next level. DIY wax brew. Cooked up the brew today since it's been raining and all. I had to do something........ Melted wax , paraffin oil and Xylene. I cleaned the chain and all the other bits  and…"
Sunday
John Knight replied to JP's discussion Affordable Lynskey's.
"And free shipping - What a deal. That gravel bike frame looks like a winner - perfect for a long road trip. "
Mar 12
John Knight liked Bhanu Loku's discussion Bike Bag to Take to Europe
Feb 10
John Knight replied to Rob Berry's discussion Say goodbye to the Harbour Bridge Steps
"During peak commute hours the queues to get up and down will be easily worse than they are now! "
Feb 5
John Knight commented on Neil Alexander's blog post Riders rock Rule #9 at Bright
"Thanks for the post Neil. Such a beautiful place - riding on almost any road down there is a memorable experience.  I haven't been down there since April 2017.  You're helping me to get motivated again! I have a lot of work to do…"
Feb 4

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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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