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  1. kakman

    Georges Hall to Turramurra

    For any Sydneysiders, I have to go from Georges Hall to Turramurra on the weekend and I'm looking to stay on bike paths or quiet road as much as possible - in particular I want to avoid Centennial Drive and Lane Cove Rd. Does anyone have suggestions on bike paths or less busy roads which might...
  2. kakman

    Robbie's Saddle

    Folks, did anyone see the piece (Cycling Central?, TDU preview?) where Robbie McEwan showed off his bike? I'm curious about the saddle he uses. It looked a bit like a Brooks which had been painted white. Had very distinctive brass/copper rivets showing around the rear. Just curious because...
  3. kakman

    Riding to Penrith

    A bunch of people from work have decided to go white water rafting at Penrith. Rather than drive I thought I'd ride (I live at Georges Hall). Can anyone tell me if the M4 has a shoulder/bike path that could take me all the way to Penrith in (relative) safety? (I'm assuming bikes are allowed on...
  4. kakman

    Should I feel guilty or pragmatic?

    To cut a long story short, I needed some tyres. Went to a number of major LBS in Sydney looking for Conti GP 4000s. Best price I saw was $110 - Michelin Pro Race @ the same. Probikekit have them for $40 Aus plus $18 Shipping. I got 2 Contis, 4 tubes, a pair of knicks, and some riding glasses...
  5. kakman

    Wheels and Tyres

    This is about as newbie as it gets - I've only had a road bike for 2 months so forgive my ignorance. My OCR1 came with Shimano R500 Rims and 25mm tyres and I'm wondering if there's any problem with fitting 23 mm tyres instead. It seems there's a far greater variety of tyres in 23mm than in...