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Loire Valley biking

Started this discussion. Last reply by Le Marquis Géliot-Guillaume Feb 11, 2013. 5 Replies

Advice please on places to stay,recommended bike hirers and tour operators who contract to the big operators like U Tracks.Our original plan was to be based in Tours but with the closure of the IYHA…Continue

Disc wheel replacement

Started this discussion. Last reply by baa baa Nov 8, 2012. 11 Replies

Looking for a replacement for my Bontager select Disk rear wheel (700) recently rear ended.The 22 spooked rim is no longer made/available. The rim width is approx 20mm and is fine for the Gator skins…Continue

Cycling benefits

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sir Paul son of Jack Jun 26, 2012. 6 Replies

Currently an excellent article on the cost benefits etc on cycling in theconversation.edu.auMany other excellent articles as well.Continue

SUN PROTECTION CYCLING GLOVES

Started Jun 20, 2012 0 Replies

Any advice please on where you can obtain above items, short fingered,preferably in Sydney to try on.Tired of getting those cancers burnt off.Continue

 

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Merv McCusker replied to Martyn P's discussion The Unfinished Cyclepaths of Sydney in the SMH today
"The Government made it perfectly clear its opposition to bike paths prior to the last election.Duncan Gay wanted the Kent St cycle path removed and relocated to a yet to be determined (by mysterious experts) location.I do not think their position…"
Jun 25, 2013
Le Marquis Géliot-Guillaume replied to Merv McCusker's discussion Loire Valley biking
"second link is bonzer"
Feb 11, 2013
Stuart replied to Merv McCusker's discussion Loire Valley biking
"We stayed in Blois at the very cyclist friendly 2 star Hotel Anne de Bretagne (about 60 euro a night in 2009!). We hired 'comfort bikes' off of them for 12E a day and just went riding. It was easy and fabulous. I bet the local bike shop…"
Feb 11, 2013
Sir Neil d'Ardthelmon replied to Merv McCusker's discussion Loire Valley biking
"And don't miss the amazing Chenonceau. Fantastic!"
Feb 11, 2013
Bob Moore replied to Merv McCusker's discussion Loire Valley biking
"Stayed in Blois, Amboise, Montrichard, Chitenay on a tour from Blois around the nearby countryside, inspecting all the chateaux and attractions, like Chambord, have to see it to believe it. A local bike shop /tour company in Blois arranged for…"
Feb 11, 2013
Le Marquis Géliot-Guillaume replied to Merv McCusker's discussion Loire Valley biking
"Oh gosh it is so easy I wouldn't waste money on a paid for tour. I did mine recently by training bike to Saumur, where I got accomm and fooding in the square opposite the river. The local tourist info gave me a map which was ideal Then I…"
Feb 10, 2013
Merv McCusker replied to Bernard The 37th Earl of Selkirk's discussion Lennox Bridge Parramatta - Support the Portals!
"On Parra councils wish list is connection to Uni of Western Sydney via pathway under gasworks bridge (northern side) The northern pathway will also be widened on western side of bridge. Pathway on southern side of river,western side of bridge will…"
Nov 15, 2012
baa baa replied to Merv McCusker's discussion Disc wheel replacement
"You can almost disc-guard that disc on disc comment once you see….. this http://urbanvelo.org/geekhouse-nahbs-polo-bike/"
Nov 8, 2012
Sir Ubu, Viscount of Sitlandria replied to Merv McCusker's discussion Disc wheel replacement
"Point of order - I'm guessing this is a disc brake wheel, not a disc wheel? Or is it a disc brake disc wheel? Now there's something I haven't seen before."
Nov 8, 2012
Merv McCusker replied to Bernard The 37th Earl of Selkirk's discussion Lennox Bridge Parramatta - Support the Portals!
"The commonality between motorists and cyclists has once again been confirmed by the desire to vandalise anything that impedes their progress. The  crude tunnels are entirely in keeping with the proposed adjacent Meriton development. Perhaps the…"
Nov 8, 2012
Merv McCusker replied to Merv McCusker's discussion Disc wheel replacement
"Paul Thanks for the reply,Mavic rims are great and i have them on my tourer,the open pros are over my price limit,so have  bought from Chain reaction Sun Ringle EQ21,they are disc specific and at 21 mm wide fit the bill,hope i don't have…"
Nov 7, 2012
Paul replied to Merv McCusker's discussion Disc wheel replacement
"I am using Mavic Open Pros with Disc Hubs (and Avid 7s). No issues. I destroyed my rear hub and had to buy a new one and rebuild the wheel onto the same rim. I still have a new set of rims and hubs waiting for me to measure up the spoke lengths and…"
Nov 6, 2012
Sir Ubu, Viscount of Sitlandria replied to Merv McCusker's discussion Disc wheel replacement
"A metabolism specialist, maybe a dietician and a bariatric surgeon. (I've gotta ask, why? And where from?)."
Nov 6, 2012
Bob Moore replied to Merv McCusker's discussion Disc wheel replacement
"Bad luck. I was on the ride with Merv and saw the results of the rear shunt, if not the whole thing, from a fellow rider a little too close maybe going into a roundabout when Merv had to brake suddenly for a car. Possibly a wheel with some more…"
Nov 5, 2012
Sir Si d'Eaudouce replied to Merv McCusker's discussion Disc wheel replacement
"You have the opposite problem I had a few months ago. I needed to replace my hub. I looked around at replacing the rim as well, but decided to keep the existing one (Alex) as it seemed to be in good condition. However, have a look at the usual…"
Nov 5, 2012
Sir Si d'Eaudouce replied to Merv McCusker's discussion Disc wheel replacement
"Who would be the right person to discuss this with?"
Nov 5, 2012

Profile Information

What sort of riding do you do ?
Whatever
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Parramatta
Tell us about your bikes
1 mountain bike-Merida
1 touring Bike -Mongoose
1 upright road bike-Scott Fisher
About Me:
Retiree

Experienced long distance tourer both here and overseas

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Sydney-Melbourne 2 Safe routes

Posted on February 9, 2012 at 5:14pm 4 Comments

Somewhat aghast that charity riders and others are still using the dangerous Princess highway to Melb Please consider the following two routes on generally quite back roads. Some days there was virtually no traffic. The first route covers the 1993 Bicycle Victoria ride, a camping trip, and the second route comes from Terry Threlfall’s, (Terrys Cycling adventures), accommodated trip of 2003. Miss your trips and fruit cake Terry. A line per day is shown with some intermediate points…

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At 7:02pm on January 5, 2011, stephen daniels said…
welcome aboard merv

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