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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

Oh crap :-\

Started this discussion. Last reply by PeterT Apr 9. 41 Replies

Putting my bike back together after a trip to Melbourne and snapped a stem cap screw. Guess it's time to buy a torque wrench.And maybe a new stem if I can't get the broken bit of the screw out.Do LBS…Continue

Tags: wrench, Shits, torque, stem, screw

Interesting BBC article on the origins of Jaywalking

Started this discussion. Last reply by jelyot Feb 15. 12 Replies

Sounds like a good marketing plan to me!http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-26073797Continue

 

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John Knight replied to sammy's discussion please help with advice , can this be repaired ?
"Any decent fabricating shop that does aluminium welding should be able to cut off the broken derailleur hanger and weld on hand made replacement one for <$100. It should be as good as new. I don't know if the bike is worth it."
2 hours ago
John Knight replied to Dabba's discussion Are professional "bike fits" worthwhile?
"Nash Kent of Park Bikes is developing a very good reputation as a fitter. I booked in after another LACC club member raved about the result achieved on his bike. I guess the results obviously do vary depending on how poor your set up is at the…"
yesterday
John Knight replied to Dabba's discussion Are professional "bike fits" worthwhile?
"I got done in mid July and I noticed a difference immediately. That was my first ever bike fit. I went to Park Bikes at Sydney Olympic Park for their "Precision Fit" - Which is Trek's latest system. Fairly major changes - - Bar height…"
yesterday
John Knight replied to Samuel Russell's discussion 6 Injured, 5 seriously Eastlakes 2014-03-16
"I don't know how it gets to be named a "Freeway" because the lack of shoulders certainly disqualifies the GHF from ever being a freeway."
yesterday
John Knight replied to Samuel Russell's discussion 6 Injured, 5 seriously Eastlakes 2014-03-16
"Russ, I have seen maybe 3 or 4 cyclists on the GH Freeway riding south from the Highway to (presumably) the Willoughby Rd cutting. Completely nuts at any hour of the day I would say!"
Thursday
John Knight replied to PeterT's discussion Lane Cove, Burns Bay Road descent - to take the lane or ride in the gutter?
"No."
Wednesday
John Knight replied to PeterT's discussion Lane Cove, Burns Bay Road descent - to take the lane or ride in the gutter?
"You have to keep your options open and riding the gutter zone gives you nowhere to go if you suddenly need a plan B. Peter, you can not draw me into any discussion about any Lane Cove bicycle plan/route/upgrade/path/cycleway/nothing :~) "
Wednesday
John Knight replied to PeterT's discussion Lane Cove, Burns Bay Road descent - to take the lane or ride in the gutter?
"I ride down hill there often early on Saturday mornings, sometimes at other more civilised hours. I always take the lane down the hill. That said, even rolling at 40 or 50kmh, I've one or two instances of some dick in a car tooting or close…"
Wednesday
John Knight replied to herzog's discussion Two-stroke Frankenbikes banned in NSW from Oct1
"And death wobbles too. A few years shoo saw a Lane Cove local lad treated by ambulance after a high speed death wobble into the path of a car coming up the hill! He was lucky to be around after that one........."
Tuesday
John Knight replied to Tim's discussion It happened – stopped by a ped at 45km/hr
"Jeeesus! Spear tackle sounds about right, and staying with the football analogy, you were pretty much given a "hospital pass". Sounds like nothing you could have done to escape it. I'm very glad to hear you are recovering and getting…"
Tuesday
John Knight commented on Neil Alexander's video
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The video Dulwich Hill Club doesn't want you to see!

"Heh heh. I just heard it with sound :~)"
Sep 11
John Knight replied to Neil Alexander's discussion How do you brake? Disc-uss.
"Theoretically you get stronger braking with a lighter and more nuanced lever feel. That should be good. SRAM also gives you lever reach adjustment. When the SRAM electric shift system comes out, the butt ugly hoods should shrink a bit because the…"
Sep 8
John Knight replied to Neil Alexander's discussion How do you brake? Disc-uss.
"And SRAM have hydro calipers. They look fugly as, but maybe the go! "
Sep 8
John Knight replied to Omar@Go! Alliance's discussion ACP Jerseys
"Can't wait to commute in that! "
Sep 4
John Knight liked Omar@Go! Alliance's discussion ACP Jerseys
Sep 4
John Knight replied to Neil Alexander's discussion How do you brake? Disc-uss.
"Different strokes for different folks Snowy. I know a bloke with 2 road bikes. One he imported himself from America and the brakes are reversed. He is a very competent rider and a fast descender. And he it's a bloke. It makes no difference to…"
Sep 3

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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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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