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Wanted please: Gazelle Innergy e-bike charger

Started Apr 25, 2016 0 Replies

Hello allThought I'd check to see if anyone has one of these lying around they'd like to sell me. Mine's stopped working. Otherwise I will order a new one.…Continue

Tags: battery, innergy, e-bike, charger, gazelle

Brissy to Bay 2016 special price $25 today

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grumpy Cyclist Jan 29, 2016. 4 Replies

For anyone planning to do the ride, special entry price today.The minimum $250 fundraising "commitment" still applies.12. Is fundraising compulsory?The MS Brissie to the Bay is primarily a…Continue

Tags: ride, bay, brissy

Beater bike wanted

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dirk Oct 17, 2015. 7 Replies

The dream is:Single speedUtility geometrySteel with mudguards and rackFor a bottle of wine or similarIdeally a ratty old Dutch bike to tootle around our flat, beachside suburb and leave at the…Continue

50 Ironmans in 50 days in 50 states

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dirk Aug 1, 2015. 23 Replies

Here we have something in a similar vein to the current attempts on the "most km cycled in a year" record.One ironman triathlon each day for 50 consecutive days. That's a 3.8 km swim, 180 km bike…Continue

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My new "beater" bike

Posted on October 17, 2015 at 10:00pm 15 Comments

Well, I found myself a “beater bike”.

Originally I was looking for a folding bike. That evolved into being pretty sure I wanted/needed a Brompton.

The reason? For rolling the flat 1 km or so from the house to the railway station on the one day or two a week that I don’t ride all the way to the CBD on the recumbent. A folder seemed logical to enable taking the bike on the train with me. An added benefit, I thought, would be that on days where large storms knock out public…



Posted on November 4, 2012 at 2:30pm 3 Comments

Got a flat yesterday. Sat on the front porch this afternoon and patched the tube. Decided that while I was at it, I would replace the tyre.

All was well until I was doing the final air-up up to 90psi or so (tyre recommended 85). One final pump for luck and.. KABOOM!

I have been almost struck by lightning twice, but this was louder. A muffled "WTF" ensued from my…


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At 10:15pm on September 26, 2011, Raymond said…
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