Jonathon Troy

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Would you buy a bike out of a box?

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

Has anyone seen this

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathon Troy Aug 26. 3 Replies


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Jonathon Troy replied to mikesbytes's discussion Sydenham Train Station
"Gee whiz Sydenham railway station has progressed a lot since I left Sydney. In my day you were lucky to get bike parking there at all!"
Oct 4
Jonathon Troy liked mikesbytes's discussion Sydenham Train Station
Oct 4
Jonathon Troy replied to Bill Parker's discussion NSW government - Compulsory insurance for cyclists?
"I was under the impression the Gay/Scruby rationale was so cyclists could be identified when being fined because according to Hazardous Harold the fines weren't being paid because cyclists (like pedestrians!!!!) are not requred to carry ID.…"
Oct 3
Jonathon Troy replied to Bill Parker's discussion NSW government - Compulsory insurance for cyclists?
"The ID solution is interesting - will it have to have a photo? If it doesn't there is bound to be fraud. The other issue is will pedestrians, skateboarders, rollerbladers and people riding airwheels be required to carry ID? "
Oct 2
Jonathon Troy replied to Average Joe Cyclist's discussion Scary Cycling in Sydney
"While you are here Joe - I hope you visit the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) of Canberra. Things are different here. "
Sep 30
Dabba replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Would you buy a bike out of a box?
"Your experience with Wiggle on getting things fixed is similar to mine.  I've had dealings with Chain Reaction, Wiggle, Koo Bikes and Probike - all in UK.  Any problem with the goods/delivery was very quickly resolved and without any…"
Sep 30
timothy.clifford replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Would you buy a bike out of a box?
"Yep - had a mate buy a bike from Wiggle and he had almost the same experience. His was a road bike and had no problems. Only had to put on the wheels and handlebars (which were already cabled up and adjusted)."
Sep 30
Peter Robinson replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion Would you buy a bike out of a box?
"I ordered my commuter from wiggle. All I had to do was put on handlebars and I think screw on the rear derailleur hanger (no adjustment needed), and put on the wheels. everything else was set and adjusted. That said it came complete with a badly…"
Sep 30

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Mountain Biking, Recreational, Touring, Whatever
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Tell us about your bikes
I have a couple of Hybrids, road bikes, mountain bikes and a couple of folding bikes

Jonathon Troy's Blog

My Gong Ride Tour

Posted on November 15, 2014 at 6:26pm 4 Comments

Well as you may remember I planned to do a tour to get to Gong Ride. I made a booking for Youth Hostel at Central and got the leave approved but got caught up in work and the date almost crept up on me. On Thursday morning I got my Cell S2200 road bike ready. It has a Topeak rack and a Topeak MTX bag with compartments that unzip into panniers. I also have a bag that straps onto the top tube and…


The road back - 6 weeks off the bike is bad for you

Posted on September 27, 2014 at 10:11pm 1 Comment

Well I have been back on the bike for a fortnight. On Tuesday week I rode to work for the first time since the accident. It was good to be out there even though I was a bit saddle sore and I was back in time for things to get a bit Alfred Hitchcock as regards the magpies. As things progressed the commute got better and I was able to get to and from work and too and from TAFE without any serious problems.

I also undertook one of my milestone rides. I said I would do the Goulburn Cycle…


The road back - second stage

Posted on September 13, 2014 at 6:44pm 0 Comments

I have begun the second stage of the road back. I decided to take myself shopping the other day and decided to check out the pricing on helmets. Given the last one prevented the prang from being worse than it was, I decided to get one from the LBS rather than go online. I got the feeling that the online price war has had it's effect on the local bike shops given one only stocked RJays and the others likewise had limited stock. Eventually I found a Scott MTB helmet on special which fitted…


On the road back!

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 8:52pm 0 Comments

Anyone who read this will know I had a prang not so long ago and copped at least 4 broken ribs and wrote off a helmet. Well I have gone back to work - they were snowed under while I was away. I am getting back into the swing of things and hopefully will get on top of things by the end of the week. 

I was told I would have at least 6…


A long way for a pie?

Posted on October 8, 2013 at 11:12pm 3 Comments

Well I rode 150 Km yesterday and ticked off one of the rides I have wanted to do since I arrived here in Canberra. I have been planning to ride to a number of the towns around the ACT. I have rode to Goulburn 4 times and Bungendore once. I had planned to visit Yass earlier in the year when my wife was in Sydney for her high school reunion but wound up having to cancel that when the reunion was cancelled. For the past week she has been in Brisbane visiting a cousin who is suffering cancer and…


Comment Wall (6 comments)

At 2:07pm on January 10, 2008, DamianM said…
Hey there Jonathon, welcome to the site!
At 11:15am on October 16, 2008, Lzzter said…
Hi Jonathan. Can you check your emails please. Thanks.
At 12:34pm on October 16, 2008, Lzzter said…
The meeting is cancelled. Apologies. Details in the email.
At 12:07pm on March 12, 2009, Ma Dame Vélo said…
Hi Jonathon, sorry I should have done this sooner. I have been extremely busy with family matters lately. I will contact Kevin Young (CEO of Cycling NSW) about Amy's Ride in Sydney and get back to you when I hear what he has to say.
At 4:27pm on January 5, 2010, Ma Dame Vélo said…
And dealing with anything that requires balls for that matter. They are a complete waste of space, IMHO.
At 6:40am on December 12, 2014, Dabba said…

If you want to give me your personal email address, i'll send you the blog that I did of the trip for my local group.

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