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Bicycle Parking near Capitol Theatre for an hour or so during the day on Saturday...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin Oct 17. 5 Replies

Would it be ok to lock to a lamp post?Any other options?(Sorry, you can take the boy out of London/Manchester, but he'll still think everyone is a thieving c**t).Continue

Good place to park a bike at Darling harbour?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nat Buckley Oct 23, 2015. 6 Replies

Also... good way to get there from, say, Kent/King cycleways.Roped myself into Dragon Boat racing (4 year old was disapointed when he saw the boat on a training session :)), so I guess I need to be…Continue

For Sale: Boardman CX Comp Cyclocross upgraded to 105/Ultegra

Started this discussion. Last reply by Justin Smirk Jan 28, 2015. 4 Replies

No longer able to commute by bicycle, unlikely to able to race for the next few years, I have my MTB for all my offroad needs (which also functions better for WeeHoo iGo towing), and I really need…Continue

Tags: awesomeness, awesome, commuter, cyclocross

Awesome Value Kinesis T2 Road Bike (size 54/medium) $400 (Freshwater, Northern Beaches)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Si Jun 27, 2014. 3 Replies

Awesome Value Kinesis T2 Road Bike (size 54/medium) $400 (Freshwater, Northern Beaches) Well maintained with very regular servicing with some cosmetic chips (natural wear and tear) on paint. Was my…Continue

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Si replied to timothy.clifford's discussion Roof mounted bike carrier suggestions
"Just a correction: my road bikes right down to my now five year olds 16" BMX-a-like kids bike."
Nov 15
Colin replied to Si's discussion Bicycle Parking near Capitol Theatre for an hour or so during the day on Saturday...
"If you lock to a steel hoop, with a good quality, small U-lock, the chances of your bike being stolen are close enough to nil. Bike lights and other accessories though..."
Oct 17
Eleri replied to Si's discussion Bicycle Parking near Capitol Theatre for an hour or so during the day on Saturday...
"I'm not sure most bike thieves are women.  But interested to be proven wrong.   "
Oct 17
Bob Moore replied to Si's discussion Bicycle Parking near Capitol Theatre for an hour or so during the day on Saturday...
"Can see 4 hoops on poles in Campbell St on GSV, 3 directly opposite the theatre. Strong lock and u should be ok."
Oct 17
Bob Moore replied to Si's discussion Bicycle Parking near Capitol Theatre for an hour or so during the day on Saturday...
"Cages and racks in Goulburn St Car Park http://www.sydneycycleways.net/resources/request-bike-parking/ Never used them, interested to know how convenient and secure they are. Otherwise, put in a quick order for some racks outside the theatre, the…"
Oct 17
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Si's discussion Bicycle Parking near Capitol Theatre for an hour or so during the day on Saturday...
"There are hoops here and there on George St at least. High traffic areas not so likely for thefts I suppose."
Oct 17
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Bicycle Parking near Capitol Theatre for an hour or so during the day on Saturday...

Would it be ok to lock to a lamp post?Any other options?(Sorry, you can take the boy out of London/Manchester, but he'll still think everyone is a thieving c**t).See More
Oct 17
Si replied to timothy.clifford's discussion Roof mounted bike carrier suggestions
" independently fit either my roadie or 29er.  I like the fork mounted ones as seem more stable, but would I need a separate front wheel mount (to keep it out of the car and maintain marital bliss)? Do you have through axel on your 29er?…"
Oct 7
Si replied to Leighton Edwards-Burns's discussion Shoes etc.
"performance gains of clip in pedals are low, around 3 percent from memory That 3% can easily make a difference between being dropped or not if you are riding in a group which is right on the edge of a riders fitness/ability. have no risk of injury…"
Sep 2
Si replied to Leighton Edwards-Burns's discussion Shoes etc.
"It all comes down to Human909's definition of need. In pure terms, none of us on here need for much. A few seconds here an there on a commute, ride or strava segment are neither here nor there. Other than ego, maybe, it's not…"
Aug 31
Si replied to Dabba's discussion There's cables, and there's cables
"Haven't people heard of Di2?"
May 5
Si replied to timothy.clifford's discussion Smart aero road bike - SpeedX Leopard
"Yay, lets have a bike with a bespoke integrated computer that WILL stop working at some point and other bespoke parts. Hoorah for bespoke parts!"
Apr 22
Si replied to timothy.clifford's discussion Smart aero road bike - SpeedX Leopard
"Yay, lets have a bike with a bespoke integrated computer that WILL stop working at some point and other bespoke parts. Hoorah for bespoke parts!"
Apr 22
Si replied to PeterT's discussion the ‘death of the front derailleur’
"$700 cassette That was my thought. Expensive consumables. Cheaper just to go ultegra or dura where front shifting is slick as seal caught in an oil spill anyway. When I was road riding at least semi-seriously before I descended into suburban two…"
Apr 1
Si replied to PeterT's discussion the ‘death of the front derailleur’
"How's the chainline?"
Apr 1
Si replied to PeterT's discussion New cycling no-go zones
"a little political pettiness from up top to punish the Clover catchment maybe I don't think you are wrong on this. In the hive of villany that is the Baird territory of Manly there has been no clamp down, despite the fact that it is probably…"
Mar 24

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Whatever
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Northern Beaches
Tell us about your bikes
Boardman Comp CX - Commuter and occasional CX
Van Nicholas Euros with Veloce groupo - Audax Roadie
HongFu FM066SL with Veloce groupo - "Race" Roadie
Trek SuperFly DS Al 100 pro - MTB
Kinesis T2, mix of 9 spd 105, tiagra and sora, my spare commuter/roadie/rain bike (FOR SALE!!)
Trek 4300 hardtail. Currently on long term loan to my brother-in-law who has just started riding to work

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London Pico-tour

Posted on September 27, 2013 at 6:30pm 11 Comments

So I was in the UK and had hired a bike to ride an audax ride. I had a few relatives who lived within a reasonable riding distance to said audax ride and I had investigated riding routes to the homes in case I needed to make use of them. What I found was that I could ride the vast majority of the way out of London on NCN1 (National Cycle Network route 1) which was along, mostly, canal tow paths…

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So I was going to the UK...

Posted on September 26, 2013 at 8:23am 6 Comments

...and as any self-respecting randonneur would do, I checked the Audax UK website for rides and there was one starting at 08:00 only 50 mins by train from London Liverpool St which happens to be a mere 2km ride from my brothers flat. Next, bike....? Can I hire a road bike or will I have to get my bro's 80s steel MTB road…

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Adventures With Babies and Bikes of a Ladies Persuasion

Posted on August 28, 2012 at 10:00pm 6 Comments

As any self-respecting cyclist would do upon the news that their first child was on the way, I immediately started investigating ways of transporting kids with bikes. As it was not urgent, I also monitored the large UK based internet stores for specials at the same time. I snagged a good trailer for cheap from Chain Reaction Cycles. However, one of my most enduring childhood memories is of my mum putting a 4-5 year old Si on the bus into town (in a small city in the UK) and my dad meeting me…

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Transporting myself by Dutch bike #2, N+1

Posted on August 25, 2012 at 9:31pm 4 Comments

Kidding, kinda* and pun-fully... Peace out.

*Dutch-esque anyway.

Comment Wall (17 comments)

At 7:40am on January 29, 2010, Neil Alexander said…
Si, what's the story of this pic? Specifically the sign on the cyclist on the right. Is it a parade? A demo? Or a normal day's peak hour commute in a wintry UK??
At 9:05am on January 29, 2010, Si said…
It was an anti cruise missile demo in Norwich, UK, circa 1979. My Dad (captain on the trike) was secretary of the Norwich Peace Council). Apparently (I was only 5-6 or something), we were put at the front so as to keep a nice slow pace and probably for a bit of novelty value. The picture was on the front page of the local rag.

My mum cannot remember who the other cyclist is, if she ever knew him anyway. The sign would have been something to do with peace, no cruise missiles, yanks go home or something similar.

It was our family transport (along with individual bikes) for about four years though. No car.
At 9:12am on January 29, 2010, Neil Alexander said…
Good stuff. Damn Yanks!

Peace, dude.
At 1:36pm on March 19, 2010, baa baa said…
Repeat re your wife and the Spit -

Bad news re the Spit Si.
Was that about 7.20 on Tuesday?
My daughter got a lift into school then and was a few cars back so she saw "a bike accident" ( lots of cars stopped but a 4x4 drove off??) if you need a witness.

I also see that the "lip" between the level of the table drain and level of the road just after the bridge has been fixed. Well I glanced at it today and it looked better.
Anyway hope all is good and if you need that extra witness.....
At 2:43pm on March 19, 2010, baa baa said…
Yes it was a sloppy bit of work that looked nasty.
I know that pain of a good graze.
At 3:26pm on December 31, 2010, Struggler said…
Helmet post has turned out really good !  Suprising everybody, I suspect.  Congrats
At 12:48pm on March 20, 2011, Michael S. (Boxhead) said…
Hi Si, did you do the Oppy? I didn't. It looked like an interesting idea.
At 9:25am on September 21, 2011, baa baa said…

Howdo, checked the shed, and with three new pairs of pads plus the new set bought at close to the unit price of gold, I think I am ok for the time being. Thks again.

At 2:35pm on September 22, 2011, Michael S. (Boxhead) said…
Hi. I have a goal to do a 300 this year and I think I remember that you do also. Have you done that yet? I've had a look at the cal and can see one on 19 Nov and 30 Dec. I'll be out of town on 30 Dec so am vaguely aiming for a crack at the 300 on the 19 Nov. Cheers.
At 4:11pm on September 22, 2011, Michael S. (Boxhead) said…

Ok, might see you on the 1st. 

Just realised my last reply was a comment to myself. Doh! 

Ciao

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