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In the News March 2017

Started this discussion. Last reply by RobertL Mar 31. 66 Replies

I'll start.Does anyone know anything about this accident?  …Continue

Query: swapping rear wheel and derailleur

Started this discussion. Last reply by RobertL May 4, 2016. 2 Replies

I'm planning an upgrade to my old MTB commuter bike. I want to swap out the old 6-speed rear end for an 8-speed. I can do it fairly cheaply, using parts from a second-hand donor bike. On the donor…Continue

Bike fitting - worth it?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daz Apr 20, 2016. 4 Replies

I'm thinking of getting a proper fitting on my road bike.  I'm not a particularly serious rider, but I'd like to be as comfortable and efficient as I can reasonably expect to be.(To be honest, I'm…Continue

Tags: fitting, fit

Wanted: brake levers

Started this discussion. Last reply by RobertL Mar 13, 2016. 2 Replies

Does anybody have an old set of brake levers that they'd be willing to sell me?I'm after plain levers to suit cantilever brakes on the old MTB that I'm putting together. I'm not after anything…Continue

Tags: levers, brake, Brakes

 

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RobertL replied to David's discussion How was your commute - June 2017
"Had a pedestrian step out from between parked cars, on her mobile phone, looking only the other way.  I yelled out Hey! HEY!! HEEYYY!!!! to get her attention.  She stopped moving, looked at me and said the "f" word quite…"
Jun 15
RobertL replied to David's discussion How was your commute - June 2017
"I normally do Mt Coot-tha on Tuesday nights.  That's looking doubtful today, though."
Jun 13
RobertL replied to StephenW's discussion North Brisbane Bikeway Stages 1b, 2, 3, 4 and beyond in the group North Brisbane Cycleway Campaign
"I emailed TMR about progress of the NBB Stages 2 and 3 last week.  I just asked what the progress is, given that the website has not been updated since September 2016. Anyhoo, they replied today and told me that the stages are still in detailed…"
Jun 13
RobertL replied to Dan's discussion Wynnum > SouthBank: easiest, calmest route
"There are free public showers near the fake beach at Southbank, but no bike storage."
Jun 1
RobertL replied to puddle jumper's discussion ABC Toowong site redevelopment
"Is it just me, or does that document only show the odd-numbered pages? Someone needs to learn the difference between one-sided and two-sided copying and scanning."
May 31
RobertL replied to Big Steve's discussion Autonomous braking is coming!
"I don't think that self-driving vehicles need to be perfect.  As soon as they are demonstrably better than humans, there will be a huge push for them.  Insurance companies, lobby groups, safety experts etc will all want them. …"
May 31
RobertL replied to Big Steve's discussion Autonomous braking is coming!
"It might work the other way.  99.9999% of the time, the auto system will work.  If the occupant is not paying attention, they will get bounced around inside the car and have a very uncomfortable ride."
May 30
RobertL replied to Daz's discussion How was your commute - May 2017
"I caught the bus today.  While stopped at the lights on Bonney Ave, Clayfield (waiting to turn right onto Sandgate) I saw a family heading to school on bikes. There was mum (I presume) and 4 kids, all riding along the footpath on Sandgate Road,…"
May 24
RobertL replied to Daz's discussion How was your commute - May 2017
"I was thinking about this the other day.  The JP bridge is a very good bit of infrastructure, but the connection at each end is pretty crap. And why does the southern end have the world's biggest bollard?"
May 22
RobertL replied to Daz's discussion How was your commute - May 2017
"Yeah - I think that it was Geoff.  And I forgot that they are officially "death buttons", not dots."
May 9
RobertL replied to Daz's discussion How was your commute - May 2017
"It is.  I only go as far as Elizabeth.  It is shut past there."
May 9
RobertL replied to Daz's discussion How was your commute - May 2017
"Those death dots are everywhere, and are a menace.  And every time I ride down the curly-wurly ramp at the southern end of the toxic path I am amazed* at that dumbness of putting metal access hatches in the middle of the path on the fastest bit…"
May 9
RobertL replied to Daz's discussion How was your commute - May 2017
"I go from Roma St, right onto Ann, left onto William, left onto Elizabeth. However, the last few days, the whole of Ann onto William has been - as you say - a car park.  It's particularly annoying because 90% of the cars turning left onto…"
May 9
RobertL replied to Daz's discussion How was your commute - May 2017
"Yeah - I'm doing Coot-tha again tonight.  I am not predicting a fast time..."
May 9
RobertL replied to Daz's discussion How was your commute - May 2017
"My commute was a bit slow today.  I'm feeling the affects of the GBBR yesterday."
May 8
RobertL replied to Daz's discussion How was your commute - May 2017
"I commuted on my new bike for the first time today.  I bought a new Reid Osprey flat bar.  They were (are still?) on sale for $430 down from $600.  I chose it because I wanted something with a road style 2x setup.  I don't…"
May 4

Profile Information

What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling
Where in Brisbane do you live ?
Clayfield
Tell us about your bikes
Early 90s Shogun Trailbreaker 1 MTB used for general commuting and noodling.

2011 Malvern Star Oppy A5 used for going (slightly) faster.
About Me :
Rode everywhere as a kid. Always owned bikes as an adult, but only rode them occasionally. Started commuting by bike in mid-2015.

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At 5:23pm on October 14, 2015, Taezar said…
Reverse helmet and all!
At 4:20pm on October 14, 2015, Taezar said…

Welcome to the wonderful world of riding and listening to polies saying what they think we want to hear :P

 
 
 

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