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Bike boxes Sydney Airport/All Airports

Started this discussion. Last reply by noelbike Mar 8. 2 Replies

 Is Qantas the only airline selling bike boxes at the airport and that for only their customers? Years ago they just sold,with reluctance, to anybody,now even Jetstar refers you to Qantas and that's…Continue

Loire Valley biking

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scientia et Labore 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 Paul Jackson 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

 

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noelbike replied to Merv McCusker's discussion Bike boxes Sydney Airport/All Airports
"In Australia, as a general rule,  Virgin and Qantas carry boxes if they fly out of that airport. This applies to Qantas Link too. So Devonport and Launceston both have Qantas Link and both stock cartons. If you are flying Jetstar and there is…"
Mar 8
yugyug replied to Merv McCusker's discussion Bike boxes Sydney Airport/All Airports
"Qantas at Sydney airport sold me a box even though I was on a different airline. I think, but I'm not sure, that they sold me some tape too. That was 2 years ago roughly."
Mar 7
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Bike boxes Sydney Airport/All Airports

 Is Qantas the only airline selling bike boxes at the airport and that for only their customers? Years ago they just sold,with reluctance, to anybody,now even Jetstar refers you to Qantas and that's a hassle for internal flights,being separate buildings Could only buy a box from Air NZ at Wellington airport and they didn't ask what airline was using.(phew) Great if there was a site covering all airports,save a lot of time.Know in advance for example can't buy one at Budapest airport.It's always…See More
Mar 7
Merv McCusker replied to Phil Byrne's discussion Universe Cycles Closing auction
"This shop has only sold low end bikes in recent years.There are possibly only two bikes of any interest,one the standard Indian mnf one with rod brakes that has been in shop for over 10 years.A heap of some rare spare parts however. Prices may be…"
May 7, 2014
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
Scientia et Labore 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
Neil Alexander 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
Scientia et Labore 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 BernIe'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
Sit Ubu Sit 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 BernIe'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
Sit Ubu Sit 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

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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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