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JamesD replied to Duncan McDonald's discussion Tube Bending in Brisbane in the group 'Bent Riders
"Like these? Normally find they aren't man enough for cromoly steel.  Great for copper and heavier wall aluminium though.              The spring ones that fit inside also…"
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Lawrie Durant replied to Duncan McDonald's discussion Tube Bending in Brisbane in the group 'Bent Riders
"Radius Benders at Mansfield can do the job for you, phone 07 3849 8162 ask for Justin Handley, he is the manager ,wait until Wednesday as he is away until then, tell him Lawrie referred you, he is my Stepson "
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David replied to Duncan McDonald's discussion Tube Bending in Brisbane in the group 'Bent Riders
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David replied to Duncan McDonald's discussion Tube Bending in Brisbane in the group 'Bent Riders
"RIGID tool brand available at these stores ... https://www.ridgid.com/au/en/distributors?SupportCategoryID=5"
4 hours ago
David replied to Duncan McDonald's discussion Tube Bending in Brisbane in the group 'Bent Riders
"Due to the small diametre, I would have thought plumbers would have a tool for this or purchase one from Bunnings/plumbing supplies. Probably not useful but a local high school Tech Ed/Manual Arts dept may have one. My high school did (ok that was…"
4 hours ago
JamesD replied to Duncan McDonald's discussion Tube Bending in Brisbane in the group 'Bent Riders
"The old fashioned way was to plug the ends, fill the tube with sand and bend with brute force and ignorance around a suitable form.  The sand has to be dry, and you need some way of compacting it down nicely.  Plugging the ends securely is…"
4 hours ago
Duncan McDonald replied to Duncan McDonald's discussion Tube Bending in Brisbane in the group 'Bent Riders
"I need a new seat mount urgently and of the firms listed I contacted a few and they either don't have the right mandrels for bending 5/8' X 0.035" tube or the person who knows was not available. I was hoping someone here might have…"
5 hours ago
JamesD replied to Duncan McDonald's discussion Tube Bending in Brisbane in the group 'Bent Riders
"No one I know or could recommend.  Searching for "mandrel pipe bending" brings up a few Brisbane businesses advertising alloy and steel bending. Sounds like a project in mind?"
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Long Distance Ride Upgrades

Posted by Dunsobarky on April 21, 2016 at 10:00pm 5 Comments

To get back into biking proper I bought a commuter bike, an Avanti Blade 3 from Avantiplus in the Valley. Got last years model at a great price. However, as much as I love this bike and it was a good commuter it wasn't a great long distance rider. On my first (and only to date) 100kms ride from Brissie to Gold Coast I discovered a few issues I had to fix.…

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The transition from e-bike to me-bike

Posted by Dunsobarky on April 20, 2016 at 6:33am 4 Comments

I mentioned before, I took up biking again after a considerable break for several personal reasons. One, to improve my fitness, two, to commute to work, three, to look super cool in some sparkling lycra. 

My fitness levels were very poor so, after nearly killing myself on my first commute and taking almost an hour to ride 12kms to work, I converted my Trek mountain bike into an electric bike. It's transformed the commute and is a wonderful machine. I love the feeling I get when riding…

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Brisbane Valley Rail Trail - new website

Posted by Paul Heymans on March 27, 2016 at 9:19am 2 Comments

Fresh from our successful campaign to secure a $1.8 million funding commitment from the Queensland Government to complete the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, we are very pleased to announce the launch of a great new website to promote this great Queensland Adventure Rail Trail.

Please feel welcome to post links to it on your Facebook pages, blogs, relevant forums, relevant websites, etc.

Let’s spread the word about this great recreational resource right in Brisbane’s…

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Invite to Bicycles Create Change Art Bike Presentation - This Sunday 13th March

Posted by Nina on March 11, 2016 at 10:59am 0 Comments

Bicycles Create Change - Art Bike Presentation

You are invited to an ART BIKE PRESENTATION on Sunday 13th March at 10.30am at the Bethania Community Gardens, Wynnum-Manly, Brisbane.

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The Bicycles Create Change Summer Program has for the last 8 weeks, been working with 4…

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