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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Justin Smirk Jan 28. 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

Tags: value, sale, for, bike, road

ABC News Breakfast, now with added Michael O

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kylie Feb 18, 2014. 15 Replies

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=581396201953024Should be viewable without joining facebook if you are not a member.A bit too…Continue

Tags: media, bloody

Mark Textor spokesperson for AGF...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martin Dec 10, 2013. 16 Replies

Surprised this hasn't been posted already...…Continue

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Latest Activity

Si replied to Bill Parker's discussion Car-dooring' fatality - Melbourne
"*like*"
8 hours ago
Si replied to Paul Jackson's discussion The Narrabeen Lagoon Trail has opened
"Or people could just take responsibility for themselves and others by slowing down if appropriate (a lot of the path)."
14 hours ago
Si replied to herzog's discussion London Cyclists and HGV's
"Motor traffic can halt and stay halted for several phases of the signals. Even if this is not the case and there are only a couple of vehicles ahead (as in the video) London/UK cyclists will still tend to filter. IME, this does not happen anywhere…"
Thursday
Si replied to Edward Re's discussion On the Gore Hill bike path this morning...
"Actually it was more like 07:20 ;)"
Thursday
Si replied to Paul Jackson's discussion The Narrabeen Lagoon Trail has opened
"This is the way I would ride with my son in the weehoo, i.e. avoiding MVs as much as possible. Almost all shared paths and cycle lanes. http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7072331"
Thursday
Si replied to Edward Re's discussion On the Gore Hill bike path this morning...
"I did. But I was in my car :(."
Thursday
Si replied to herzog's discussion London Cyclists and HGV's
"in London it seems to be very common. Yep. A lot more filtering, by cyclists and motorcyclists (incl scooters), in London. It is rare to see them not filter, pretty much the opposite of here."
Thursday
Si replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion The strongest racer rim OF ALL TIME?
"Yes, all long distance. Not what your average fred, or probably even average randonner does."
Tuesday
Si replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion The strongest racer rim OF ALL TIME?
"Yep. Don't F about. It will keep happening. Get Deep-Vs, DT Swiss R540 or R585s etc. I built up a set of 32h R585s for my audax bike. They appear to be stronger than my crankset. They are heavy though. If you race or whatnot get a lighter rear…"
Tuesday
Si replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion The strongest racer rim OF ALL TIME?
""The graphs below show the power required to ride the bike (above) with the tires at a constant speed of 27.8 km/h, but with different tire pressures." Which is not necessarily a realistic test. Sure for a middling randonner, but even on…"
Tuesday
Si replied to PeterT's discussion First timers guide to a mountain bike.
"I found a video on Facebook from Favourite Cycles. It did not look as hard as some parts of the Dam, but then it was only a video."
Feb 23
Si replied to PeterT's discussion First timers guide to a mountain bike.
"Bottom of the range"
Feb 23
Si replied to Adam 1st Earl of Ormond's discussion Upcoming election - who likes cyclists
"I generally agree with you, but LNP are better than the various variants of the Racist Party of Australia that you have never heard of but pop up on ballots. Baird, my local, before he was premier did tell everyone to shut up when banning bikes from…"
Feb 23
Si replied to PeterT's discussion First timers guide to a mountain bike.
"If warranties are concerned, Giant seem to be the least problematic. I did not worry about warranty because I suspected I'd be more likely to break it rather than it just break so bought secondhand."
Feb 23
Si replied to PeterT's discussion First timers guide to a mountain bike.
"Seconded for hydros. Have cable on my CX and am forever adjusting them. Have hydros on my MTB and they are loads better. I am hesitant to comment on hardtail vs dual-sus because I am a cowardly MTB newb. I basically bought it because I wanted a…"
Feb 23
Si replied to PeterT's discussion First timers guide to a mountain bike.
"Out of interest, how would you rate Manly Dam?"
Feb 23

Profile Information

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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