• 39, Female
  • Sydney
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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Recreational, Touring, Whatever
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Tell us about your bikes
I am a 7 bike girl!
My new bike (last year) replaced my hybrid as my commuter and touring bike. I am very pleased with how the custom built and painted Europa frame turned out. Stronglight Cranks, Selle An-Atomica saddle (so comfortable), Grand Bois tyres, Mavic wheels built by Cheeky.

I have a Gitane hybrid with all sorts of different parts on it thanks to my boyfriend who just loves pimping my bike!

I also have an old style Malvern (from the guy who sells bikes at the Hub in Newtown) for getting about the inner west on the weekend - now complete with wicker basket and vintage mud guards - I heart Malvern!

Hand-me-down LeMond road bike (sometimes its great having rich friends who upgrade to a $8k bike). I totally get why people love road bikes now - they are awesome! Its like cheating:) Going fast is fun!

I also have a really old Malvern Star (Thomas - I think because the colours reminded me of the tank engine:) in amazing cosmetic condition - the rims are just beautiful but the wheels are soft and it doesn't really work. If anyone has any restoration tips - send them my way! The back pedal brakes don't work and the wheels are a bit buckled so it just rubs on the rear mudguard. But it is a thing of beauty and I love Thomas. It was owned by this guy's uncle for 70years in Queensland so there is almost no rust.

Ok so I finally got rid of my beautiful yellow bike (below) but I accidentally fell in love with this beautiful old Bennett on sale again from the guy who sells bikes at the Newtown hub bike stands. I call it Bennett. How could I resist a bike in my favourite colour? Pic of polishing and matching yellow handlebar tape to follow soon! (Though admittedly this bike has been hijacked by my boyfriend:)

I went down to Geelong for the UCI World Champs and while in Melb went to check out Pony Bikes. I shouldn't have for I fell in love with Eric. Many previous incarnations as a fixie in Sydney-I shall be assembling this into a retro road bike! And yes its blue..again

Bikes I no longer own:
A single fixed gear old yellow heavy steel bike complete with mudguards and basket that I fell in love with on eBay. Unfortunately it was way to small for me (damn sometemes being tall sucks!) so I had to polish it up and resell.

Ricardo step through - found at a jumble sale next door covered in cobwebs and in need of some tyre pumping but polished up beautifully - a steal at $10! I have now lent this to a friend after realising it really was too small for me and that I already have Malvern and that I poss have a problem with bikes overtaking the garage!

Bikes I someday hope to own:
Well in the end I just get to look at my friend riding this now I have Europa. Masi's really are nice looking bikes.

So pretty....

A custom titanium Waterford road bike is definately happening one day for me - fell in love when I saw one in San Fransisco last year....mmm shiny lugs.

About Me:
I don't like big hills much (but I am trying to learn how to love them!), love coffee, good food and big dogs. I work in an Arts/Museums institution (HHT) as a web editor and sponsorship assistant. I am also trying to do a part-time PhD in art history but I end up riding my bikes, hanging out and generally not studying on the weekends-so might have to give the books up!

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Merry Christmas from N&N

Posted on December 25, 2010 at 1:27pm 3 Comments

Enjoyed a lovely quiet ride to La Perouse along to Watson's Bay with Nick and Adrian this morning followed by a tasty coffee at Hernandez (it never closes!). Perfect way to start Christmas if you ask me!

Hope you all have a lovely day and maybe even get some fun riding in this festive…


Tree-Cycle – The Recycled Christmas Tree of The Rocks

Posted on December 1, 2010 at 1:30pm 4 Comments

Has anyone seen this yet? Looks awesome - now this would be something different for the home front lawn decorations;)

More pictures and description at:

Via @AustCycle…


Now THIS is a bicycle collection!

Posted on November 11, 2010 at 9:30am 2 Comments

I have 7.5 bikes (one is shared)....but this is what I call a bicycle collection. I nearly just fell off my chair coming across this site and how beautiful these bikes are and well, thought I should share for those of you who also have this weird fascination with shiny pretty retro bike bits.…


Great photo competition over at Eco Velo

Posted on October 27, 2010 at 3:21pm 10 Comments

I am really enjoying the photos and blurbs for Eco Velo's photo competition - 'Why I ride'

Check it out - it will bring a smile to your face.…


London Transport Museum's cycling illustration competition

Posted on July 9, 2010 at 4:25pm 0 Comments

Found this competition/exhibition from The London Transport Muesum via Melbourne CycleStyle's blog. Some lovely images to cheer up your rainy Friday!

From The Guardian:…


Comment Wall (50 comments)

At 5:37pm on May 6, 2008, DamianM said…
Hi there Naomi
Welcome to the site!
At 10:49pm on October 4, 2008, Jake said…
Hi Naomi,
Minerva's a great bike. I wanted a Surly crosscheck for a long time before I finally saved up and bought her from Cheeky Transport. I justified the expense by adding up how much I would have spent on bus fare after a couple of years of commuting to work on my old GT bike. You've got some pretty nice bikes yourself, I love the yellow one.

It would be fun to meet you. I'm hoping to take my daughters to the bike polo on Monday at Newtown High School. I think it starts at 1.30pm.
At 9:46am on October 11, 2008, Jake said…
Hello Naomi,

Did you ride past when I was taking pictures on Wilson St the other night? You should have stopped to say hello. We are trying to shoot a nice background for an artwork we are doing for the Road/Rode exhibition in November.
We didn't get the shot we wanted though. Have to go and try again. I was amazed how many cyclists come along there.
At 11:12am on October 12, 2008, Jake said…
Oh I did see you but unfortunately I missed you with my camera. I was too slow with the shutter speed. Thanks for looking at my pictures I'm glad you enjoyed them. Maybe you could have a look at my Flickr account and let me know which images you think we should use for our postcard and poster next year? Just leave a comment on the ones you like.
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At 12:04pm on November 4, 2008, DamianM said…
yep that was us. Sorry, was a bit rude of us not to say hi as we went by, not sure why I didn't do that. I know what you look like now, will keep an eye out next time.

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