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Wynnum motorists

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian Morrison Feb 8. 6 Replies

A friend just went for a spin out to Wynnum and said they had never seen so many angry people, and that it would appear the 1m rule doesn't apply out there. I've only ridden out that way a handful of…Continue

In the News November

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Dec 1, 2016. 57 Replies

This scheme answers my long held belief that e-bikes have certain applications that they are better for than others. They are great for going to the shops and around the suburbs (especially in hilly…Continue

In the news September

Started this discussion. Last reply by MattG Oct 7, 2016. 99 Replies

There you go. BCC is on it. They are making congestion faster!…Continue

Future of north side commuting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martin Wolley Sep 2, 2016. 5 Replies

I was thinking about this a bit .. because there are some big changes coming in the near future.The obvious one is the completion of the NBB, but the elephant in the room is the adding of signals at…Continue

 

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Big Steve replied to RobertL's discussion In the News March 2017
"I have a fly6 and a fly12. I kickstartered them. They are very expensive, but they do what they say they do very well.  So now I have to charge a fly12 and a fly6, and my garmin every few days (although I'm uploading so it kind of has to…"
6 hours ago
Big Steve replied to Locky Were's discussion Role of electric bikes vs electric & self driving cars
"Nope.. I doubt autonomous cars will solve congestion. I think there is a good chance they will make it worse (unless we adopt the taxi model Andrew mentions). Anytime you make car usage easier/more convenient - people will use it more.  Car…"
Monday
Big Steve replied to RobertL's discussion In the News March 2017
"In Ireland the truck drivers want to ban cyclists from wearing headphones, and implement a points system. I would have thought it would have been easier to not run over cyclists, but if our example here is anything to go by it must be more difficult…"
Monday
Big Steve replied to Daz's discussion How was your commute - March 2017
"They don't go into a black hole.. they go into a "Lets see if the complainant rings and chases us.. if not we delete... " bucket. :("
Mar 22
Big Steve replied to Daz's discussion How was your commute - March 2017
"Can you get a cupboard or hanger and leave it somewhere? I've got a wardrobe at work that I've "moved into". If so then there is someone that dry cleans shirts for 2.50 if you do five. Call him and he picks up, and then drops…"
Mar 22
Big Steve replied to Daz's discussion How was your commute - March 2017
"Riding through that level of rain is not firstly not pleasant - but it's a lot of work. When I got home I hosed the bike, oiled the chain, greased the pedals (brown rusty water came out), dried my shoes for the morning. All up a big…"
Mar 21
Big Steve replied to Daz's discussion How was your commute - March 2017
"Wettest ride home in a looong time last night. The NBB was really excellent in such a torrential downpour. I elected to stay off the Brook though.Much drier this morning."
Mar 21
Big Steve replied to Steve's discussion Bike Advice
"Look.. my official and less diplomatic reply to this now is "If you want to nobble yourself by carrying an extra kilo and a half of weight, plus a massive increase in rotational mass then you go knock yourself out!" Disc braked roadies are…"
Mar 21
Big Steve replied to Steve's discussion Bike Advice
"It doesn't have to be that way. Next time I see you you can have a ride on one of my bikes. Immediate, strong braking force that can be accurately modulated wet or dry.  If you want to hurt yourself you can lock them wet or dry..basically…"
Mar 19
Big Steve replied to Steve's discussion Bike Advice
"The problem is with road bikes... is tiny tyres and very forward position means that I can brake easily hard enough with good rim brakes to either lock the front wheel or eject myself into low earth orbit. Also, with road bikes weight is…"
Mar 18
Big Steve replied to Steve's discussion Bike Advice
"It's usually cheaper to buy the bike you want up front. Stripping the bike and selling the bits, and then buying the new bits and fitting them is not cheaper. You would normally only do that if you wanted something that wasn't available…"
Mar 18
Big Steve replied to Steve's discussion Bike Advice
"Like I said.. I'm talking disc brakes on road bikes. For all other types of bikes, different discussion. :)"
Mar 18
Big Steve replied to Daz's discussion How was your commute - March 2017
"Riding home after Ride To School day is going to be a bit tricky this afternoon. Thanks to the miracle of mobile phones and weather radar I can tell the daughter to sit in the library until it's passed."
Mar 17
Big Steve replied to Steve's discussion Bike Advice
"So I had a look. I couldn't find any TCR's with disc brakes anywhere close to your price.  There was a contend that had 105.. I reckon with a discount it would be close to your 1500 budget.. maybe a smidge more.  I'd think…"
Mar 17
Big Steve replied to Steve's discussion Bike Advice
"That's a lot more background. I'll try and have a browse through the giant catalog. I've bought several Giants through TWC at lutwyche. Brilliant after sales support and Giant are one of the best at replacing broken frames - they…"
Mar 17
Big Steve replied to Steve's discussion Bike Advice
"Actually... I thought about it and I rode with two people with the previous years Defy with discs and they both loved them, so if you think a new bike will make you enjoy your cycling more than get on it. :)"
Mar 17

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Recreational, Whatever
Where in Brisbane do you live ?
Inner North
Tell us about your bikes
Giant Seek City
Madison Racer 10 speed - Thanks Dad!
About Me :
Geek who decided to start bike commuting to work. I'm also trying to leave the car at home and teach the kids it's a good thing to keep active.

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At 11:29am on May 23, 2014, Gavin B said…

Steve,

 

I might take you up on your very kind offer to try and set my new clipless shoes up properly.  Are you around on the weekend?  I am happy to ride to your place, of course. Or, if you prefer, you can come to mine in Newmarket.  Please let me know!

At 7:29am on October 13, 2012, Julie Pesch said…

Thanks, Super Steve :)  Had a quick ride this morning - last for a week unless I can work a miracle!  It was dark-ish when I left and my new sunglasses performed nicely as it got lighter.  Love having good gear!

At 10:56pm on March 16, 2012, JamesD said…

G'day Steve, long time no see.  The flying's taken a dive so to speak?

We must catch up....

At 10:01pm on July 4, 2011, Anna Graham said…

Hi Steve!

 

Just wanted to say thanks again for showing me the way this morning!

 

I've had another look at the map and it's all seeming a bit more familiar now.

 

Let me know what you find out about the lights.

 

Nice to meet you as well :) :) see you later in the week.

At 7:51pm on May 10, 2010, John Nightingale said…
Good onya, Big Steve. The CBDBUG is working hard on the difficulties of commuters from the inner north. If you're inner inner you might be one of the few lucky ones inside the chaos of the airport link construction etc. If you aren't on the BUG email list yet, send one off to convenors@CBDBUG.org.au
 
 
 

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