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Front wheel offset, what is acceptable

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason B Apr 28, 2015. 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, 2015. 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 Keen Cyclist's discussion Things people do while driving
"Thankfully with the new configuration of the M5, M5 East it is virtually impossible to rear end someone while speeding in morning peak."
Nov 17, 2015
Will Wassell replied to Keen Cyclist's discussion Things people do while driving
"Yeah, my favourite was a young lady applying mascara while driving, using the rear view mirror, while hugging the phone to her ear with her right shoulder. She had her Coffee cup in her left hand. We were on the M5, It was early, I was doing the…"
Nov 16, 2015
Will Wassell replied to herzog's discussion Another Domino Falls
"Yes, I often get a fellow Moterrorist gesticulating wildly in my rear view mirror, when i hang back and let a fellow cyclist clear parked cars on narrow stretches (Queens Rd, Five Dock, Fairlight street etc, or some of the back roads around…"
Oct 9, 2015
Will Wassell replied to mikesbytes's discussion Sydenham Train Station
"I know he's no longer the Prime Monster but i feel it speaks to a general consensus of public opinion on politicians in this country at both a state and federal level. "
Oct 6, 2015
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."
Jul 28, 2015
Will Wassell replied to BernIe's discussion Have a Great Weekend
"Possibly a Fettu-Cinelli? "
Jul 20, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
Will Wassell liked BIKESydney's discussion Bicycle Network: "Riders, wear your helmet. And BNSW, you suck"
Jul 3, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015

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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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