John Knight
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Last minute shopping for girls "ride to school bike"

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Knight Dec 27, 2014. 15 Replies

I need to find a bike for my daughter who is 12yo and tall - 168cm.She wants a ladies type bike with mudguards and rack.We are in Lane Cove and have some hills up to 8%-10% so I think she needs a…Continue

Tags: triple, bike, school, girls, ladies

WITHIMB?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Knight Nov 24, 2014. 2 Replies

Here you go.Not as cryptic as the last one by far!Please name the town where this park is located.…Continue

WITWIMB?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Knight Nov 11, 2014. 12 Replies

There are a couple of subtle…Continue

Route advice from Wollongong to Sydney

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Knight Nov 3, 2014. 14 Replies

Hi All,I'm doing the Gong Ride on Sunday and plan to ride back if my legs are feeling reasonable.1/ Bulli Pass and Princess Hway, but I heard last year going up Bulli was pretty daunting. 2/ Mt Kiera…Continue

Tags: Bulli, Kiera, Mt, Ride, Gong

 

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John Knight replied to PeterT's discussion Move over Lightweights!
"http://cyclingtips.com.au/2014/02/gokiso-climber-hubs-review/ They seem pretty amazing, and to test well according so some criteria, but I think it's exactly like Matt Wikstrom says in  Cycling Tips - it's a large price to pay for…"
Mar 20
John Knight replied to Paul Jackson's discussion SHB south ramp works
"I looked at it again on the weekend. A new pedestrian foot path is now parallel to the road and crosses over the bike ramp - so that riders exiting southbound at high speed will be playing dodge'em with walkers crossing the ramp and riders…"
Mar 3
John Knight replied to DamianM's discussion One for Rob Berry. Add cleats to any shoes
"I had a couple of nasty stacks back in the days of commuting with toe clips and straps. It's quite disconcerting to hit the deck with both feet locked into the pedals "track style" - at high speed, there may not be time to uncleat a…"
Mar 2
John Knight replied to PeterT's discussion WITWIMB - A break from the news
"Would have to be Botany Bay, would it not?"
Mar 1
John Knight replied to Paul Jackson's discussion SHB south ramp works
"It's a dangerous area with more than a few cycle into cycle crashes over the years. Riders going South can carry way to much speed coming off the bridge to the concrete ramp and smash riders turning onto the ramp from Upper Fort St, especially…"
Feb 27
John Knight replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion The strongest racer rim OF ALL TIME?
"Do you get the wheels regularly serviced Michael? Is there any sign of impending doom -  going out of true before they go bang? I think that for a bloke like you (with busted wheels overflowing your bike shed), a 3 to 6 month wheel tune up…"
Feb 24
John Knight replied to timothy.clifford's discussion Front Fork Fail
"Yeah, I've seen a few. I have one downstairs at work - an Aldi bike with reversed fork."
Feb 24
John Knight replied to PeterT's discussion First timers guide to a mountain bike.
"Hi Peter, 57 replies and nobody has suggested a track bike with CX tyres? I have a fully rigid steel 29er with cable discs - it works well for fire trails and more technical stuff if you're not in a hurry. It's a BOTR Marin and has lasted…"
Feb 23
John Knight replied to Alan's discussion M2 Road Widening - Two year exclusion for cyclists :(
"A big +1 for ripple strip from me too. And for a sweeper/vacuum truck to clean up the glass and debris on the shoulders once or twice a month. I all but trashed a pair of Michelin PRO4s riding Lane Cove to Baulkham Hills in the damp 2 weeks ago.…"
Feb 23
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion Cheapy commuting headlight review - Solarstorm X2 - first impressions
"Yeah, the cheapo batteries don't last. I will probably have a similar problem - All my Wall-e batteries have been in the bottom draw since spring time."
Feb 20
Ed L replied to John Knight's discussion Cheapy commuting headlight review - Solarstorm X2 - first impressions
"Thanks John appreciate the prompt reply with extra detail and photos - feeling a bit more confident of ordering  the battery now. Standard battery didnt last too long, although I may have been partly to blame as I left it dormant and perhaps…"
Feb 19
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion Cheapy commuting headlight review - Solarstorm X2 - first impressions
"Probably will need more batteries, but, yeah, so far Wall-e it's unkillable :-)"
Feb 19
PeterT replied to John Knight's discussion Cheapy commuting headlight review - Solarstorm X2 - first impressions
"Wall-e lives! "
Feb 19
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion Cheapy commuting headlight review - Solarstorm X2 - first impressions
"BTW, the light is still going strong!"
Feb 19
John Knight replied to John Knight's discussion Cheapy commuting headlight review - Solarstorm X2 - first impressions
"You can see where I cut the socket removing part of the plastic lead in of the plug. There are replacement batteries on many web sites and eBay. They seem to have the same plug dimensions, but some of the plastic had to get cut away. Water…"
Feb 19
John Knight replied to PeterT's discussion A shout out to people with children or elderly or disabled or anyone to video their SHB stair effort.
"Good idea!!! A week or two ago, I rode North over the bridge during peak hour for the first time - it was about 7am - 7.15am or so when I got to the top of the stairs. It was choked. There were literally dozens of bikes being walked up the stairs,…"
Feb 19

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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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