Recent content by SteveWoll



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    Cyclometer help !

    The sensor just counts wheel rotations, so it does not really matter where on the fork it is mounted, as long as it gets the signal each time the wheel turns (and doesn't get stuck in the spokes!). The important thing is that you have the right wheel size, as this allows the computer to turn...
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    Magpie Attacks

    There is a particularly nasty magpie up on a busy corner (Princess Hwy and Mt. Keira Rd), who has got lots of people recently. Seems to like aiming for the neck and lower ear, perhaps because it has learnt that the helmets are hard. Last Sunday a new response was tried by one of the younger...
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    Magpie Attacks

    Last time I was hit the nearest rider was about 10m behind me, close enough for me to hear the shout just before I was hit. My guess is that the others need to be close enough to look like a threat.
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    Best bike for commuting

    I use a CRX1 with panniers for my commute and I love it. Just fabulous not to end up with a really sweaty back. And my ride is short, but like a roller coaster. Since I changed to the CRX1 from an Apollo I have found longer (hillier) ways to get to work, just to enjoy the ride!
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    Get Powells Creek cycle path fixed

    Perhaps you should tell the council that pedestrians will get hurt? Given the design and state of most bicycle paths that I have seen/ used in NSW, I can only presume that nobody much cares about what the paths are like for bicycles. I was in Victoria recently, and most country towns had...
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    Suggestions 4 bike computer

    Avoid wireless if you go anywhere with transmitters, like my work! I think it is the wireless network, but I managed to do 240km today sitting at my desk... Now I am making a dinky little cover that will stop the rf.
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    Suggestions 4 bike computer

    Avoid wireless if you go anywhere with transmitters, like my work! I think it is the wireless network, but I managed to do 240km today sitting at my desk... Now I am making a dinky little cover that will stop the rf.
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    spoke quality

    My old bike broke spokes regularly on the rear wheel (every 8 weeks). The bike shop rebuilt the wheel (with better quality spokes) and they still kept breaking. Finally broke my patience and I sold it. We (the LBS and I) agreed that there must have been something wrong with the hub that was...
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    Flogging a Dead Horse

    Maybe you guys live in a serious place? I have been amazed how most happily wave and say hello. (OK, so waving first helps...) Some of the walkers I see regularly on my commute to work are less friendly, but I find after a week or so they give in as well!
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    Magpie Attacks

    I wondered if helmet colour makes a difference. I went through the one spot 4 times recently with various other riders, and the maggie picked on me each time. (Made it easy for everybody else!). I thought it might be the blue/ silver helmet, but everyone else said it was the "safety yellow"...
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    My first Clipless experience

    Easy to feel stupid with clipless. I too have done the stop on the hill at traffic lights and fallen over with much laughter from others. (Not me, I thought I had stopped being so silly). The best for me was when I approached a roundabout and there was a car going round so I slowed. The driver...