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Front wheel offset, what is acceptable

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason B Apr 28. 6 Replies

Hi all, A question for the velominati. I am building up a vehicle that will convey my first born progeny, in a standards approved Bicycle mounted progeny transportation receptacle.Said vehicle has…Continue

Tags: HELP, Building, Offset

Advice on frame stripping

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nigel Jan 4. 12 Replies

A request for those who tinker, repair and rehabilitate older bikesI am engaged in a project to strip an aluminium alloy early 2000' MTB frame and turn it into a commuter/utility bike. What methods…Continue

Tags: repair., frames, rebicycle, Recycle

When do I start worrying/shopping?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Will Wassell Apr 4, 2013. 24 Replies

Hi fellow velofolk,Was cleaning my training ride after a wet and gritty morning outing when I noticed something a tad disturbing, a small crack in the spider section of my right hand crank. (See…Continue

Tags: up, cracking, whoops, right, Not

Interesting cycle techie article in the alternative media

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eleri Jun 29, 2012. 3 Replies

Found this in “The Conversation” this morning, all about wheels. Some interesting video for the techies and some good links at the end for further reading.…Continue

Tags: design, wheels, Cycle

 

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Will Wassell replied to Bill Parker's discussion Cycling is on the wane in Australia 27.1% (2011) to 24.3% (2015) !
"I enjoy eating sandwiches, but my enjoyment level isn't affected by how many others are also eating sandwiches. Your enjoyment level may be directly affected by how many of those others are eating YOUR sandwiches."
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Will Wassell replied to Bernard The 37th Earl of Selkirk's discussion Have a Great Weekend
"Possibly a Fettu-Cinelli? "
Jul 20
Will Wassell replied to John Knight's discussion Time for a rant about ignorant homophobic idiots
"Egalitarian bigotry, a prime example of an oxymoron in action. "
Jul 8
Will Wassell replied to BIKESydney's discussion Bicycle Network: "Riders, wear your helmet. And BNSW, you suck"
"This got my back up so much I immediately took out a Family subscription with BNSW. "
Jul 8
Will Wassell liked BIKESydney's discussion Bicycle Network: "Riders, wear your helmet. And BNSW, you suck"
Jul 3
Will Wassell replied to Sir Trevor the Lesser's discussion Behold: Excellence in Portaging
"He has perambulated the assemblage through an inversion of the purposing..Gehoyvey! That's some clever vyving. "
Jun 1
Will Wassell commented on Susanna Mills's blog post HA! I got 'Letter of the week' for my 'Metre Matters' missive.
"Great work Susanna! "
Apr 30
Jason B replied to Will Wassell's discussion Front wheel offset, what is acceptable
"Comes down to the individual fork.  If the fork is bent left/right then the 2 axles aren't horizontal at the same time, which means its scrubbing the tires a lot. I'd prefer to coldset a fork rather than flame bending it, unless you…"
Apr 28
AdamM replied to Will Wassell's discussion Front wheel offset, what is acceptable
"To be honest, whilst this might theoretically be an issue, we are talking about a 6mm offset. I'd be shocked if you can tell, especially if you run a decent width tyre on there."
Apr 28
PeterT replied to Will Wassell's discussion Front wheel offset, what is acceptable
"Sounds worrisome!  - is it the wheel or the fork ?  Picture? Or did you get your LBS to sort it out. "
Apr 28
Human909 replied to Will Wassell's discussion Front wheel offset, what is acceptable
"No way would i want to ride a bicycle where the FRONT where was offset.  While I'm such it is entirely ridable with that small offset, handling would be affected.  The fact that the wheel is now no longer aligned with the steering…"
Apr 26
Bob Moore replied to Will Wassell's discussion Front wheel offset, what is acceptable
"My front wheel is alsoa little off centre. Its not the dishing, because its a new wheel and is nice and symmetrical. Noticed it with the old wheels too. LBS mechanic reckons that the forks are slightly bent and he could do a bit of heating and…"
Apr 26
Si replied to Will Wassell's discussion Front wheel offset, what is acceptable
"It's called dish, or dishing. Have you spoke keys? Start on a spoke nearest the valve hole so you know where to stop and do a quarter turn tighter on only the spokes on the side of the hub where the corresponding side of the rim which is…"
Apr 26
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Front wheel offset, what is acceptable

Hi all, A question for the velominati. I am building up a vehicle that will convey my first born progeny, in a standards approved Bicycle mounted progeny transportation receptacle.Said vehicle has been amalgamated from a motley collection of parts taking up +1 space in the basement, including, but not limited to, Racline enduro MTB frame (Stripped back to bare metal and hand polished*), Mavic freeride 26" wheelset, and other suitable sundry components for the other workings. Progress is such…See More
Apr 25
Will Wassell replied to Edward Re's discussion Rugby star makes Miranda Devine backpedal..
"Ah D. Pocock, my hero. If only he wore a Black Jersey....... "
Apr 25
Will Wassell replied to Sam's discussion What are the spray painted orange bikes in Bondi area about?
"Marketing Ploy Ahoy Something of this seems slightly distasteful given what a White Painted Bike stands for."
Apr 10

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Mountain Biking, Recreational, Whatever
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Rozelle
Tell us about your bikes
MTB - Raceline Enduro Hardtail
Road - Giant OCR Zero
Focus Planet TR6
About Me:
Just a bloke that likes a ride!

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Thank you Sydney traffic!

Posted on January 20, 2012 at 2:41pm 4 Comments

I don’t know if it was down to it being Friday and everyone being a little chilled out for the weekend. I don’t know if it was because decent human beings in their cars behaving like caring members of a society felt they needed to make up for some of the more boorish (and well publicised, oft discussed) driver behaviour that has come to light.

I don’t know if it was because I radiate sweetness and light as I glide along on my trusty Giant (I kind of doubt it was this, it’s hard to…

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At 9:15am on May 7, 2011, baa baa said…
Hey fella, found just the right bike for you....
http://www.insideline.com/ford/shelby-cruiser-bike-debuts.html

@999 obama pesos its wayyy cheap.
At 10:11am on April 10, 2012, dr bean said…

Hey Will - nice shots from our ride yesterday! I have some that you may like (Martin took them) - how would I get them to you...? (Do we have to be friends, or can he or I just put them on yr wall...)

Cheers,

Michelle

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