John Knight
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John Knight's Discussions

WITWIMB?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Knight Sep 29. 22 Replies

Pardon my slackness…Continue

Change of season - Watch out on shared paths!

Started this discussion. Last reply by sammy Sep 27. 17 Replies

I've noticed that in the last week or two with warmer weather and later sunsets that there have been more people out on the Gore Hill Fway Shared Path. I have gotten too used to seeing riders and…Continue

Anybody running Sram Force 22 groupset?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Knight Jun 25. 4 Replies

I'm thinking of a total rebuild of my Litespeed in the next month or two, with a new groupset.I already have 11 speed compatible wheels, so 11 speed seems sensible!Force 22 (11 speed) looks pretty…Continue

"So Happy" - More on driving and texting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dabba Apr 30. 16 Replies

Saw this in the news today. More evidence of the danger/stupidity/consequences of texting while behind the wheel.…Continue

Tags: consequences, driving, happy, Text

 

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John Knight posted a status
"Getting excited. Upgrades ordered yesterday!"
Tuesday
John Knight replied to Dabba's discussion Has killing cyclists become a blood sport?
"That's what I'm trying to say in a boggled kind of a way. The reason for the crime may be completely insane e.g. "You raped my mother!" (That's what he said to my cousin who BTW, did not rape his mother!), but the plan,…"
Tuesday
John Knight replied to Rob Alexander's discussion Stolen Trek Fuel EX8 Bike - Drummoyne, NSW
":-( I don't know if they are pros or what, but none of the bikes - including top of the range Trek Madone, Bianchi, etc etc are gone without a trace - probably split for parts because the frames were very recognisable - the groupsets on Gumtree…"
Tuesday
John Knight replied to Dabba's discussion Has killing cyclists become a blood sport?
"Paragraph 34 - That's my cousin. He got a broken eye socket from that. He had no idea it was coming! The guy was suffering from schizophrenia or similar very serious mental illness. Remember that mental illnesses can make you have extremely…"
Tuesday
John Knight replied to Rob Alexander's discussion Stolen Trek Fuel EX8 Bike - Drummoyne, NSW
"That is really bad news. Is it a security u/g parking area? Unfortunately, your theft seems to be similar to a number of other bike thefts over the last year in the area - as far as I know, none of the bikes have been recovered. It seems best to…"
Monday
John Knight replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion Riding to work - Fairfax blog
"Commuting to the Northern Beaches by car has wildly varying times for morning and evening. Congestion is terrible and whether trying to drive via The Spit or Roseville in the evenings, Spit is worst, but both are bad bad bad. By bike, there is…"
Oct 17
John Knight replied to Rohan Tayler's discussion Ride2Work Day 2014 - the wet 'n' wild edition
"I missed that bit in the excitement! Yes, like asking an electrician about safety in the home, you can make some solid assumptions about what will be the top 10! Still, "H" word 14 times is an exceptional effort, even for a medico,…"
Oct 15
John Knight replied to Rohan Tayler's discussion Ride2Work Day 2014 - the wet 'n' wild edition
"I think the editor was having a joke with this "journalist". "Mention the "H" word 15 times in one story and I'll give you a gold star!" Only got 14. Sorry boss :~("
Oct 15
John Knight replied to PeterT's discussion How to fast track road repairs
"It's really about two things - 1/ Road surface preparation and resurfacing standards which are substandard and allow the substrate to subside under heavy loads 2/ Axle mass limits which aren't suited to 1/ Definitely, Councils and RMS do…"
Oct 14
John Knight replied to PeterT's discussion How to fast track road repairs
"Dumb Dumb Dumb. Do it once, do it properly. We were just talking about cheapo road resurfacing on yesterday morning's ride - The Pacific Hway from Nth Sydney up to Crowie has been redone. It looks great. We were wondering how many weeks it…"
Oct 12
John Knight replied to sammy's discussion please help with advice , can this be repaired ?
"The actual helicoil "wire spring" is oversized for the diameter of the thread that it goes into. By screwing in the helicoil "wire spring", it winds tighter and shrinks to fit inside thread. Once it's screwed in it expands…"
Oct 12
John Knight replied to sammy's discussion please help with advice , can this be repaired ?
"Google aluminum welding Sydney - there are plenty. I can vouch for Warringah Aluminium. I also have a M10x1 Helicoil set to make a new thread for the derailleur. You are welcome to use it if the welding shop can't tap a new thread for you."
Oct 11
John Knight replied to Jon's discussion Risks leading to death in perspective
"Your mum rocks! On the Gore Hill Path there a few regular old gents puttering along- you don't see many older women riding. My mum never learnt to ride. And so she just doesn't get it."
Oct 9

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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Comment Wall (3 comments)

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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John Knight's Blog

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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