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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!


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John Knight replied to PeterT's discussion SureStop / SlidePad / ABS braking technology
3 minutes ago
John Knight replied to PeterT's discussion SureStop / SlidePad / ABS braking technology
"Ooh Ah! This seems pretty freaky to me. If the Surestop malfunctions, breaks, falls off, you not only lose your rear brake, but your front as well - no brakes! In Indiana or wherever they are where it's flat. Yes. Everywhere else, no thanks!"
19 hours ago
John Knight replied to markysharky's discussion Punctures
"Good move baa baa! I don't think any magpie, not even the evil Edgecliffe Esplanade magpie will attack if you're riding along with a trained vulture perched on your shoulder."
John Knight replied to markysharky's discussion Punctures
"I don't have that fancy stuff:-( I had to get dirty putting a patch in his 200 year old tube and blow a co2 canister. Then I have him a lecture about learning a few basics and going to Clarence St too buy some critical spares!"
John Knight replied to Neil Alexander's discussion WITWIMB 26 August 2014
"Look like it could be NZ to me - North Island, East Coast"
John Knight replied to markysharky's discussion Punctures
"BTDT! Maybe last year I was riding to work one morning and stopped at the bottom of Battle Blvd to help a guy with a flat. Unbelievable. He had just started commuting to the city on a $80 Gumtree bike and had NOTHING. Seriously nothing. He…"
John Knight replied to Pat The Rat's discussion Chains
"I use 10 speed Dura-Ace chain and Chain-L No.5 oil. The surface finish on the DA chain is better IMO than the lesser Shimano chains. It has a durable chrome type surface that cleans nice and shiny. I think it would take some determined abuse to make…"
John Knight replied to markysharky's discussion Punctures
"The wet greasy brake dust is the worst! I know many swear by baby wipes. I just carry a rag in my tool kit."
John Knight replied to PeterT's discussion "drivers who are cyclists look out more for bikes"
"I for two! Since I got back on a bike 3 years ago and particularly a bit after that when I started commuting, my attitude behind the wheel completely changed. I'm not in so much of a hurry any more. I rarely get flustered or frustrated. I keep…"
John Knight replied to Justin Smirk's discussion What do we call it?
Aug 26
John Knight liked Dan's blog post The fixie is back!
Aug 26
John Knight replied to PeterT's discussion Battery heated Glove liners
"How much more soft are you going to get Peter? Electric bikes, now electric gloves?? What's next? Heated seat? Pedal warmers? Long sleeves? Sunscreen? Harden up!"
Aug 22
John Knight replied to jelyot's discussion IDENTIFICATION of cyclists
"The original cybermen scared the crap out of me when I was a kid! "
Aug 15
John Knight replied to jelyot's discussion IDENTIFICATION of cyclists
"This would work for me "
Aug 14
John Knight replied to jelyot's discussion IDENTIFICATION of cyclists
"Logically following from your very good point Keen, if identification of all offenders no matter how petty, is essential, speed limits will need to be reduced to maybe 30kmh or 40kmh for ALL vehicles, so as to ensure that the witnesses of these…"
Aug 14
John Knight replied to Mohammed Abdul Rub's discussion Commuting from Strathfield to Chatswood
"I like the direct route in Ride The City - but I'd avoid Burns Bay Rd hill/Centenial Ave by changing to back streets at Fig Tree Bridge and then switching to the Safe Route to Chatswood. Getting from Strathfield to the East side of Gladesville…"
Aug 13

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.




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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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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