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Scientia et Labore replied to Bob Moore's discussion Ways to cross a roundabout
"Sounds like a plan. I still think the roundabout should go, if they cannot design it and the approaches to safely accommodate cyclists. Bugger the shoppers and their course reversal. Safety must prevail over convenience: vision zero. I…"
Sep 9
Scientia et Labore replied to PeterT's discussion How to by-pass a dynamo hub and link to battery instead?
"Let us know how you go! As an aside, my Dutch bike has a generator and LEDs which I love. I just leave them on and forget about them. My German MTB has USB rechargeable LEDs and they are great but I do prefer the generator especially as the German…"
Sep 2
Scientia et Labore replied to Bob Moore's discussion Announcing- the Inner West Bicycle Coalition- first up, Lilyfield Rd
"On the last point, I would like to see more cyclists riding on Victoria Road. As I often do, rejecting the crappy dangerous shared path. I get honked, but so what? It would be strategic to make a point of seizing lane 1 as a cycle route. Reduced…"
Sep 2
Scientia et Labore replied to Bob Moore's discussion Announcing- the Inner West Bicycle Coalition- first up, Lilyfield Rd
"= Michelle and I"
Sep 2
Scientia et Labore replied to Chris Henning's discussion Safety and health: Hooray for cycling (again––but is anyone listening?)
"All good points. Even in DE, where we cycle so much, this putting-risk-on-another inequity still exists despite most drivers trying very hard to do the right thing. A part of the problem is the assumption that cyclists don't move fast, and…"
Sep 2
Scientia et Labore replied to Chris Henning's discussion Safety and health: Hooray for cycling (again––but is anyone listening?)
"I changed society. That worked!"
Sep 2
Scientia et Labore replied to PeterT's discussion How to by-pass a dynamo hub and link to battery instead?
"This is nerdy fun Regardless of whether your generator/alternator/dynamo has a commutator in it or not, I would add at least one rectifier as a matter of course. Reversing the direction of rotation reverses the current, which will kill an LED…"
Sep 1
Scientia et Labore replied to PeterT's discussion How to by-pass a dynamo hub and link to battery instead?
"AC would be an alternator"
Sep 1
Scientia et Labore replied to PeterT's discussion How to by-pass a dynamo hub and link to battery instead?
"The point is are the tyres the same on each bike, condition and inflation too. If lights are off then 100% of hub resistance will become heat. With lights on, somewhat less but the point is if there is abnormal drag then the energy would go…"
Aug 25
Scientia et Labore replied to Keen Cyclist's discussion Threatened by Fastway Courier
"Hell yes. I would do this anyway, in other words do as Shane suggests, report to Police in the expectation of an outstanding warrant and seek to remove Fastway from the list of approved vendors. I did same with a hotel whose staff were not playing…"
Aug 25
Scientia et Labore replied to PeterT's discussion How to by-pass a dynamo hub and link to battery instead?
"Does the hub get hot? Are the tyres the same??"
Aug 24
Scientia et Labore replied to PeterT's discussion How to by-pass a dynamo hub and link to battery instead?
"Putting it another way, if the hub were offering a lot of resistance it would get hot. If it's not hot, don't worry about it."
Aug 23
Scientia et Labore replied to Keen Cyclist's discussion Threatened by Fastway Courier
"Bet he beats his wife/girlfriend/boyfriend/children/dog. As I found out when knocked over on purpose in North Ryde, often these types have outstanding warrants. Worth reporting just for that. Twice naughty people have been pulled into clink on…"
Aug 23
Scientia et Labore replied to PeterT's discussion How to by-pass a dynamo hub and link to battery instead?
"Well here's some science: run LED lights not halogen. These draw less power so the dynamo drag is less. More like the lights off curve. You could also put in a battery or supercapacitor as well, fed via diode of course. This could be designed…"
Aug 22
Scientia et Labore replied to PeterT's discussion Petition for Pro-active MPD actions , 1 minute advocacy
"Added my name to the change.org thingo. It's well known that bad habits concerning minor offences are indicators of much worse criminality as well. Persistent offenders need to have holidays from driving hence the points system of course. "
Aug 18
Scientia et Labore replied to Bob Moore's discussion Greenway Masterplan looks set to be approved
"A big win and thanks to the workers on this. Will use the blazes out of it, which is roughly what went on my comment on it. The railway nixed much of what was in BikePlan2010 Action for Bikes. Though I feel that NSW Labor embraced any excuse at all…"
Aug 16
Scientia et Labore replied to dr bean's discussion Regular commuting on the 'other side of the road'
"Pay attention to brakes, the right lever will usually be the back brake. The left lever will do bad things if you apply it too hard. And be ready for vehicles entering on your right. If your route isn't signed as having priority, usually the…"
Aug 14
Scientia et Labore liked Bob Moore's discussion Greenway Masterplan looks set to be approved
Aug 14
Scientia et Labore replied to Bob Moore's discussion Nepean River Bridge finished
"I wonder what the car toll would need to be on the Victoria Bridge to pay for this one. Anyway I am pleased to have it, and use it I shall !!"
Aug 11
Scientia et Labore liked Bob Moore's discussion Nepean River Bridge finished
Aug 11

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Mountain Biking, Touring
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Drummy and Faulco
Tell us about your bikes
In-Bred 29er, with Rohloff speedhub and beefy forks
Trek FX (in Germany)
Giant Reign X1 (for all mountain and freeriding)
Cove Handjob (geared frame set up as a singlespeed)
On-One Inbred (singlespeed Sydney commute steed)
About Me:
Commuter, tourer and remote MTBer. Occasional endurance event competitor.

No car, dislike driving but have commercial pilot license (aeroplanes) and a private/business license for helicopters.

Live a life with about 100 flights per year, so a bicycle or three makes much more sense than a momo

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Comment Wall (24 comments)

At 6:44am on April 13, 2010, Robert Harris said…
Martin Geliot replied to Super Si's discussion 'Beware spammers and scammers writing comments on your profile' 2 hours ago.

Martin Geliot replied to westinghouse's discussion 'Penrith to Katoomba' 3 hours ago.

Martin Geliot replied to Jason's discussion 'sad sad day' 9 hours ago.

Martin Geliot replied to Jason's discussion 'sad sad day' 10 hours ago.

Martin Geliot replied to Jason's discussion 'sad sad day' 10 hours ago.

Martin Geliot replied to Jason's discussion 'sad sad day' 13 hours ago.

Martin Geliot replied to yogi's discussion 'Psycho cycler's revenge' 15 hours ago.

Martin, don't you ever sleep?
At 6:12am on August 23, 2010, Littleteapot said…
Thanks Martin, there is the problem then. There was a time where I though WD40 was the cure for all things mechanical, I would spray it on locks, hinges, belts, chains whatever wasn't working I'd spray WD40 on it and it would fix the problem momentarily, and then things would start to clog up, and stop working. It definitely kept the water dispersed though.

I can put a computer together (it's like lego really), but I'm not really mechanically minded. I have started paying attention to the mechanics of the bicycle and one day would like to build by own, purchasing the parts separately. That would be the best way to learn I think and along the way learn how to maintain it.

As well as reading the forums, I think there invaluable, better than buying a book on how to do things for $50.
At 3:27pm on September 18, 2010, Russ W said…
Hi Martin,
Great to hear from you ...... well, probably every day with your great input into SC.
We received the PricewaterhouseCoopers /SKM study yesterday afternoon ...... it appears to be a huge disappointment. We'll need to get professionals to proivide input, but the study says the northern half might be undertaken by 2015, and the remainder possibly by 2026. I can't believe they'd be so stupid to have a gap of 11 years. With the RTA providing the major funding ($93,037) for the study, it's clear they are requiring PwC to fit in with the pathetic allocation of $158M over 10 years specified in the new NSW Bikeplan ..... what a disaster! By contrast, the RTA is about to spend $4M on the PacHwy/Mowbray Rd intersection, including an exclusive left turn lane from Mowb into PH (N-bound) with no bike storage facility ..... cyclists will be very exposed. By contrast, such treatments are largely standard in Melbourne. I've decided to try to get lawyers involved ..... perhaps we can take the RTA to court??? Are you still in Euro / Germany? If so, very lucky! Cheers, Russ .... webberrus@gmail.com
At 10:05am on November 1, 2010, Bill Parker said…
Happy Birthday Martin
At 2:55pm on February 3, 2011, dr bean said…

Martin, I'm confused - I thought you lived in Heidelberg (and I don't mean the one in Melb) - at least that's what your profile says!!

 

I'm in Collingwood St, just opposite Raglan St. I ride from there to USyd a couple of times a week and barely ever do weekend rides because I'm busy Sunday morning (so can't do LBUG stuff) and do enough riding on my own - any group/other rides you know about that I'm free for I'm happy to tag along for!

 

Cheers,

Michelle

At 11:43am on February 4, 2011, dr bean said…

Hey Martin - I'm not terribly well-placed to spend whole days in the mountains but sthg local would be terrific - for instance, was just reading in CoS cycling newsletter about the Greenway; I'd love to give that a go sometime!

 

Cheers - apparently we get some cooler weather on Sun/Mon... can't wait!!

At 7:19pm on February 4, 2011, dr bean said…

I might have to pass this week, Martin, but - soon (I have house guests all week).

 

Happy weekend riding!

Michelle

At 1:15pm on February 7, 2011, dr bean said…

Hi Martin - sounds bloody brilliant! What days generally suit you best?

 

I can do Sundays, but not until the afternoon. Any Saturday, by prior arrangement. :-)

 

It'd be great to have an excuse to finally meet some of these SC people whose comments I keep reading...

At 12:49pm on February 28, 2011, dr bean said…

Hi Martin,

 

Are you around in Syd/going to the safe cycling rally on March 12?

 

I'm thinking of getting the ferry over from Drummoyne to the northside (call me lazy or unfit, but I don't want to be buggered before I even start!) for 8am.

 

Oh, and speaking of excuses to meet SC people - are you going to the 3000-SC-members party at the end of March?

 

Cheers,

Michelle

At 5:19pm on February 28, 2011, Sit Ubu Sit said…

Hi Martin,

 

I thought this article might be of interest in relation to the Ch-Ch quake, in terms of the building standards discussion we were having the other day. I was thinking today that there are still many 100+ year old buildings still standing (either completely or sufficiently to be repared), and only a couple of new ones that came down after two significant shakes and 5000+ aftershocks over 6 months. I really hope we've seen the worst of them though!

 

SUS

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