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Rob Berry's Discussions

Bicycle Garden - Mechanics Workshops July/August

Started this discussion. Last reply by Da Munch Sep 12, 2014. 1 Reply

Hi everyone,Just plugging a few Bicycle Garden mechanics courses coming up at the end of the month.…Continue

Bike Lanterns

Started this discussion. Last reply by non ministrare sed ministrari May 16, 2014. 22 Replies

This morning I was leading one of the new CoS Bike Buses from Green Square, using the newly completed George St separated…Continue

North Sydney Integrated Cycling Strategy - Positive Submissions Neeeded!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Jackson May 5, 2014. 7 Replies

I think most of us would be aware of the North Sydney Integrated Cycling Strategy that was recently released. If not, read all about it here:…Continue

 

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Rob Berry replied to Neil Alexander's discussion AGAIN?
"I agree, BN is clearly a threat and this is the board's response to the threat. Rather than differentiating themselves, though, it seems like it is a move to make BNSW more similar to BN. Maybe that will increase membership for BNSW... but to…"
Aug 20
Rob Berry replied to Neil Alexander's discussion AGAIN?
"For full disclosure, I made an application for the position. I know someone else who is on here did too. We were both told with 48 hours of applications closing that the decision had been made, so as far as I can tell there wasn't an interview…"
Aug 20
Rob Berry replied to Neil Alexander's discussion AGAIN?
"I think this interview gives a pretty clear idea about what to expect from BNSW under the new CEO. "
Aug 20
Rob Berry replied to Jonathan Gray's discussion Windsor to Wyong - is this a sensible idea?
"Looks fine to me. St Albans to Buckety certainly isn't smooth tarmac, but standard 32s should handle it fine."
Aug 18
Rob Berry replied to PeterT's discussion SHB ramp... (maybe)
"I'd suggest putting a couple of decently wide hairpins on the ramp is the way to go - build the ramp stick out from the bridge rather than just running straight alongside it. I can't imagine any elevator design that would ever reasonably…"
Jul 28
Rob Berry replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion ALDI Road Bike
"It works. Its a little clunky on the shifts, it requires a bit more force at the lever to actuate it so the action doesn't feel as smooth as the more expensive groups, but I'd have no real worries about the durability of it."
Jul 10
Rob Berry replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion ALDI Road Bike
"Who says they will be a "problem"? They are just a fact of life. Bikes need ongoing servicing to function well. Cheaper parts often need more attention to keep them working well. Parts wear out and need to be replaced. Cheaper parts often…"
Jul 9
Rob Berry replied to Jonathon Troy's discussion ALDI Road Bike
"Every one of these will have to go to a bike shop pretty quickly after the person who buys it botches the self-assembly in some way."
Jul 9
Rob Berry replied to BernIe's discussion Bullitt bikes in Sydney?
"Total pain in the arse to get in Sydney the last time I tried. For a test ride your best bet is one of those on this page who has one giving you a go. Bicycle Garden has one, you might want to get in touch with them."
Jul 8
Rob Berry replied to Dabba's discussion Ssshhhh! Don't wake Dunc!
"The resemblance is uncanny... "
Jul 8
Rob Berry replied to Dabba's discussion Ssshhhh! Don't wake Dunc!
""Wastage" is an unavoidable consequence of the industry - far more dogs than are needed are bred in order to find the fastest ones that make it to the track. Only 4% of greyhounds live to their 4th birthday.The numbers involved go far…"
Jul 8
Rob Berry replied to Dabba's discussion Ssshhhh! Don't wake Dunc!
"Unsurprisingly, I don't. The lock out laws are a knee-jerk over reaction to a small issue, which cynically draws a boundary of implementation to just exclude the casino... Populism and vested interest a plenty there."
Jul 8
Rob Berry replied to Dabba's discussion Ssshhhh! Don't wake Dunc!
"No, horse racing should be. We should follow Japan's lead and replace them with Keirin racing for those who want to gamble their money away. A glimmer of good policy that trumps vested interests today from the Baird government. It's a…"
Jul 7
Rob Berry commented on Adrian's group Audax Riders
"That totally devalues my automated email this morning for actually riding it."
Jul 7
Rob Berry replied to BernIe's discussion Don't commute in Sydney because it might inconvenience motorists.
"Not offended, just confused."
Jun 25
Rob Berry replied to BernIe's discussion Don't commute in Sydney because it might inconvenience motorists.
"I have no idea why that would be your take away from what I wrote."
Jun 25

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Recreational, Touring
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Dulwich Hill

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Rob Berry's Blog

Frame Building in the USA

Posted on September 13, 2014 at 6:36pm 17 Comments

I've been quiet on here the last few month. I've been busy.

I've spent the last two months in the US, doing a lot of bike related activities - a frame building course, a mechanics course, riding around cities, riding in the mountains, lying in hospital...

I've been a bit slack with my blogging, but have managed to get the first half of the trip up now, covering a few days on…

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Where are our bikes?

Posted on May 5, 2012 at 10:36am 9 Comments

I think this one is a bit tough, so I will give you a few clues:

1. These aren't technically our bikes. We had to leave ours at home and rent these for the day but they did the job well, nice light aluminum hybrids with Shimano Alfine 8 Speed hubs.

2. We were about to stop for lunch…

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Berry Bike Project

Posted on November 20, 2011 at 10:19am 8 Comments

Fiona wants a new bike, and what she wants she tends to get!

 

Her Breezer Uptown is great for getting her around comfortably, but after my debut in Audax she has expressed the desire for something a little more suited to longer rides so we can do them together. Unfortunately, there isn't much money to spend at the moment, so we decided it would be fun to try to do it a little cheaper, building it up ourselves using second hand components where possible - it should be quite fun…

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Steel is real.

Posted on June 22, 2011 at 12:58pm 29 Comments

This morning I was happy to be riding on a steel frame.

 

 

Cruising straight down Enmore Rd at around 40km/h on my newish Fuji Touring, I saw ahead of me near the Enmore Theatre a car on the other side of the road, stationary, indicating to turn right. When I was about 20m from the…

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Comment Wall (19 comments)

At 9:59am on October 18, 2010, Fiona Berry said…
OH HEY THERE FRIEND!!!
At 12:29pm on December 17, 2010, PeterT said…

Thanks Rob!

At 7:24am on January 6, 2011, Bill Parker said…
Happy birthday Rob
At 2:06pm on February 4, 2011, Anne-Lise Larsen said…
Cooks River path is probably what I mean. Will definitely give it a go. Any idea where you get on it at Tempe? :)
At 2:31pm on February 4, 2011, Anne-Lise Larsen said…
Thanks for the Rob! :)
At 10:04pm on February 14, 2011, Anne-Lise Larsen said…
Did a small ride of cooks river path on Saturday. Loved it. Will definitely make it a regular thing.
At 10:51am on April 2, 2011, Struggler said…
At 7:28am on April 19, 2011, Neil Alexander said…
I found some photos in my collection which you may like. Check out the Previous and the Next as well. (I don't really hate dogs.)
At 9:59am on June 21, 2011, Neil Alexander said…
Yep, but Mr O's post is less ambiguous and is clearly referring to a post which has been deleted and it is rather insightful into that poster's motives.
At 10:02am on June 21, 2011, Neil Alexander said…

Except as I have just noted, he is invoking your name. Oh well, we just have to get him to delete his post as well.

Or, here's a good idea, Damian could do it!!

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