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New bike time

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Parker 52 minutes ago. 8 Replies

A lot of sad stuff on here recently. So back to a positive topic. Time for a new bike for commuting to work on. The current bike is completely flogged. So not really worth replacing every single…Continue

Tags: commuting, bike, new

Offer: Free old car baby capsule

Started Mar 19 0 Replies

We have an old baby capsule that we have long finished with.It is too old for safe use in a car (over 10 years old) BUT is perfect for carrying babies by bicycle.The base has a flat base and…Continue

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Family cycling in Canberra

Started this discussion. Last reply by yugyug Jul 9, 2016. 16 Replies

Off to the capital with the family soon.I hear good things about Canberra by bike.Any hints/ anything to look out for?General risk of bikes being stolen/ mucked with?Continue

 

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Latest Activity

Bill Parker replied to Jon's discussion New bike time
"32c tyres that aren't pumped to rock hardness will have 10 times the suspension impact of the seatpost or fork."
52 minutes ago
Jon replied to Jon's discussion New bike time
"I think Marksharky's post might apply to you. Cheeky has a few fixies. Their bikes are a bit out of my price league though."
1 hour ago
Jon replied to Jon's discussion New bike time
"Thanks Ben. Does the carbon fork and seat post really take the sting out of Sydney roads? Or was the guy in the shop having me on?"
1 hour ago
Jon replied to jrjr's discussion Tree pruning request being ignored - Norman St Concord (next to golf course)
"If the council doesn't know the plants are there..."
1 hour ago
James Mahon replied to Jon's discussion New bike time
"I've been thinking of a single speed commuter for wet days - must have disc brakes (through axles only) and take mudguards. If someone knows of a light weight single speed disc braked through axle bike that will take mudguards let me know. Disc…"
10 hours ago
Ben replied to Jon's discussion New bike time
"Loving my new Giant Cross City 1 FWIW"
22 hours ago
Jon replied to Jon's discussion New bike time
"Nice bike, I was planing on putting a dyno hub on anyway. How would it go with the stiffer aloy forks and seat post?"
yesterday
Andrew Taafe replied to Jon's discussion New bike time
"Have you looked at the Path 9? Looks like quite the deal with racks, mudguards and dynamo"
yesterday
markysharky replied to Jon's discussion New bike time
"Have a look at the Cheeky Transport web page. They have several out- the- door priced Bombtrack bikes. You might chance one that works for you"
yesterday
Jon posted a discussion

New bike time

A lot of sad stuff on here recently. So back to a positive topic. Time for a new bike for commuting to work on. The current bike is completely flogged. So not really worth replacing every single component on.Current OptionsGiant Cross City 1 2018Advantages:carbon fork and seat post to take the sting of Sydney roads out of it.matching racks and mud guards available. Important for carrying stuff to work…See More
Tuesday
Jon replied to Omar@Go! Alliance's discussion Peak Oil on hold? Bad news for cycling?
"1. Cars are reasonably well recycled already. 2. True. Lets also not forget that all the break and tyre dust is also really bad for our health. That said It's easier to clean up electricity generation that fossil fuelled cars. 3. Apparently…"
Jul 27
Jon replied to Omar@Go! Alliance's discussion Peak Oil on hold? Bad news for cycling?
"I fear this will not be good for us, as we'll become the dumping ground for all the unwanted petrol and diesel cars etc... That said, I reckon so much of this is the work of Elon Musk and Tesla. which is truly impressive."
Jul 27
Jon replied to Al.'s discussion Death shakes
"All people are correct. You need to change the dynamic mechanics of the bike. Basically move the weight, or change it's stiffness. Sometimes I loosen the grip and sit back, other times I brace, lean forward, and power even harder. My cargo bike…"
Jun 26
Jon liked Scientia et Labore's discussion Shared zones, and other low speed environments I like. Ways ahead?
May 30
Jon replied to Chris Henning's discussion Rush of blood to head
"4B for duplication of Sydney to Melbourne. $4B for Sydney to Brisbane. Another 4B to electrify the entire length"
May 28
Jon replied to Dan's discussion Another close pass - marked police vehicle
"number plate CG91GC? Make an appointment with the station commander."
May 18

Profile Information

What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Recreational, Whatever
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Western
Tell us about your bikes
Old heavy chrome molly steel bike, which is older than me. Rear panier rack for luggage, and mount for child trailer
About Me:
Commute to work almost every day.
Carry daughter to child care twice a week in the trailer

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