Donald Rintoule's Blog (4)

Aluminium nipples shearing off

Bought a Specialized Camber a couple of years ago. Rode in the rain. Aluminium nipple heads started shearing off ever second ride. Had wheel rebuilt with brass nipples. Apparently very common problem in Sydney. Why?

Added by Donald Rintoule on October 6, 2016 at 5:37am — 11 Comments

Recovery from Speed Wobbles - some ideas

I used to belt down Sydney Road to Manly but I began to get the dreaded speed wobbles - frightened the crap out of me. Tried clamping my knees to the top tube - made it worse. Light hands on the bars - who writes this crap, the wobbles were so bad you simply hung on for dear life. Who else has had this problem and what did they do…


Added by Donald Rintoule on December 14, 2013 at 12:51pm — 3 Comments

Week on the Clare Valley Reisling Trail

My better half and I just spent a week tandem riding on the Clare Valley Riesling Trail about 110kms north of Adelaide South Australia

We began by basing ourselves at the Rising Sun Hotel at Auburn. Lovely old historic hotel clean and comfortable run by a wonderful family and staff providing excellent company, food and wine.

Rising Sun Hotel Auburn

We spent the first day exploring Auburn. A beautiful old town with many…


Added by Donald Rintoule on April 25, 2012 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Who fits S+S or Ritchey Breakaway couplings to a Surly LHT

Is there a frame builder in Sydney who would fit S+S or Ritchey Breakaway couplings to a Surly LHT? Which is the better coupling for touring?

Added by Donald Rintoule on February 18, 2012 at 1:54pm — 4 Comments

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