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Condor 53 cm classic road bike for sale

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Michael replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion Cyclist killed, Church Point area
"Too true.  There are several victims here, besides the cyclist. Both the cyclist's and driver's families and friends will be traumatised and the driver will carry the guilt for the rest of his life. I agree that inexperience was a…"
Nov 23
Michael replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion Cyclist killed, Church Point area
"I too rode to Church Point this morning and witnessed some of the usual aggressive, mindless behaviour of Sydney motorists. Certainly missing the drivers of France where I have been riding for most of this year. They mostly wait patiently to…"
Nov 22
Michael replied to Sir Mark's discussion Audax Night Riding in the group Audax Riders
"Thanks Garry, I'm now seriously kitting up for next year's PBP and the dynamo option seems the best bet. I've looked at the B&M E-Werk as you suggest, along with the Schmidt SON 28 hub and an Exposure Revo light (with one or two…"
Nov 16
Michael commented on Adrian's group Audax Riders
"Good ride Garry, congratulations. Another notch in the belt.  Pass on my regards to Kath and Ian too. Michael"
Oct 10
Michael commented on Adrian's group Audax Riders
"Bikes I have, and was putting in some good hilly kms until my renovations hit the critical phase. Now putting in 11 hour days to have the house ready to face winter. "
Oct 9
Michael commented on Adrian's group Audax Riders
"I'm feeling every inch of the P A P in my legs, but stranded here in France for the duration. Great to see such a good turnout. My thoughts are with Ian and Kath. Who's aiming for Paris Brest Paris next year? I'll be back in Oz mid…"
Oct 9
Michael replied to PeterT's discussion my vintage* bike in the group Vintage & Retro Bicycle Enthusiasts
"Nice, Recently had my Ken Evans repainted by Star Enamelers. I'm very happy with the result and it carried me to Melbourne in the Audax 1200 within a week of the rebuild with Athena 10 speed. "
Feb 20
Michael liked PeterT's discussion my vintage* bike
Feb 20

Profile Information

What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Recreational, Touring, Whatever
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Northern Beaches
Tell us about your bikes
Harry: Harry Quinn (Liverpool UK) Reynolds 531 touring special. Bought second hand in 1974. Built circa mid '60s. Campag Nouveau Record with Rally touring rear derailleur.

Ken: Evolution (Ken and Paul Evans) Australian made steel (Columbus EL) road bike, circa 1990. Campag 10 speed groupset.

Franky: Conceicao Australian steel road bike, circa 1980, built by Paul Hillbrick, Campag Centaur 11 S. Resprayed in original colours by Peter at Star Enamelers, the same person who painted it originally.

Paino; Frank Paino Columbus SLX steel road bike, circa 1985. Rebuilt with original Campag Nouveau Record and Super Record parts. Resprayed by Peter at Star Enamelers, the same person who painted it originally.

Willy: Willier carbon (yes I know, my cred is shattered) Campag Athena 11 speed

Uno: more carbon (what is going on?) Uno Velo SLS 1018 frame with Campag Athena 11 speed and Fulcrum Racing 1 wheels. A climbing machine.

The tank: Focus hybrid commuter, Sram 10 speed twist shift, disk brakes: for the daily chores, shopping, cruising to the beach and the only bike I dare lock to a bike rack. And yes, it is aluminium. Oh the shame!

Cinelli SuperCorsa circa 1988 Columus XLS, bright red with chrome lugs and forks. Athena 11 sp group and Camapg Neuron wheels. Perfect Pyrenees attack machine.
Dutch Army bike, circa ?? very old. Drum brake rear hub. Virtually no rust, found in field, new tyres and tubes, bit of oil and rides like a dream. Heavy but!
About Me:
Over 50 years of traffic jamming on three continents. Still active.
Love to rescue, restore and ride classic steel bikes.
Organiser Sydney Ride of Silence
Advocacy officer ManMosBUG
Audax member and rider
Community Representative Manly Bicycle Committee (disbanded by Lib council)
Critical Mass participant when possible
Ride with Manly Warringah Cycle Club on training rides.

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Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 10:30pm on May 9, 2008, DamianM said…
Hi there Michael
Welcome to Sydneycyclist!
At 10:50pm on May 9, 2008, Michael said…
Thanks Damian,
Can't promise to be a regular contributor, but will check in from time to time.
At 12:08pm on December 22, 2012, Tom Steinert-Threlkeld said…

One of my goals in life is to ride the Australian coast from Brisbane to Melbourne. You game?

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