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Cycling News Item Channel 9 Tonight RE Swanston St

Started this discussion. Last reply by Spike Hair Nov 30, 2011. 1 Reply

Had a blonde reporter with Channel 9 ask me for an opinion of the new Swanston St pavement which opened this morning. Was not ready for that! Get prepared for the "evil cyclists" news story just…Continue

Adding drops to flat bar

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alexander Langman Hender Nov 28, 2011. 5 Replies

Just wondering if anyone has tried adding clip on drop bars to a flat bar hybrid/cyclocross? I have a Giant CRX 2 and want to add some sort of drops for those downhills so I can get a bit more speed.…Continue

Chapel St Bike Lane Stenciling

Started this discussion. Last reply by thelankymanx2 Jul 30, 2012. 7 Replies

Today, noticed saw some bike lane stencils being marked on Chapel St, Prahran, around the area at Cato St. Maybe finally the lanes around this section will become visually legitimate. But the stencil…Continue

St Kilda Road Bike Lanes Being Repainted

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adrian Wal Feb 17, 2011. 4 Replies

A very small advertisement in the local papers from VicRoads has alerted to the fact that the bike lanes will be repainted from Southbank to St Kilda starting February through until April.So we might…Continue

 

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thelankymanx2 replied to Adrian Wal's discussion Chapel St Bike Lane Stenciling
"Interestingly it was announced by the Planning Minister and not the transport minister. I wonder if it because of the bad press the transport minister has been getting about the bike…"
Jul 30, 2012
Spike Hair replied to Adrian Wal's discussion Cycling News Item Channel 9 Tonight RE Swanston St
"Why "evil"? What did you do to her?? I did see the news report. Hopefully things will get better along there."
Nov 30, 2011
Alexander Langman Hender replied to Adrian Wal's discussion Adding drops to flat bar
"P.S. I've been through the full flat-bar to drop-bar conversion in great detail so if you want some pointers there, let me know. The short answer is that it'll cost about $200 and probably not be a good investment unless your flat-bar bike…"
Nov 28, 2011
Alexander Langman Hender replied to Adrian Wal's discussion Adding drops to flat bar
"Hey mate. I was faced with the same situations so I installed some long barends but I put them 'inboard' of the gear shifters and brake levers. The results was a neat, narrow position on the bike that gave pretty good aerodynamics and…"
Nov 28, 2011
Adrian Wal posted a discussion

Cycling News Item Channel 9 Tonight RE Swanston St

Had a blonde reporter with Channel 9 ask me for an opinion of the new Swanston St pavement which opened this morning. Was not ready for that! Get prepared for the "evil cyclists" news story just before sport.See More
Nov 28, 2011
Adrian Wal replied to Adrian Wal's discussion Adding drops to flat bar
"I think I'll stick with the bar ends for the moment partially on the inside. For sections where I don't need to be on alert as much for the brakes, it is great, still feels ergonomical and the numbness in my hands from the flat bar…"
Nov 28, 2011
John E. replied to Adrian Wal's discussion Adding drops to flat bar
"Sounds like it would work but is clumsy - if the drops are inside your grips they may hit your top tube when turning sharply; those things are called 'bar ends' for a reason. Wouldn't you just be better off waiting for the go ahead to…"
Nov 27, 2011
Chris Harris replied to Adrian Wal's discussion Adding drops to flat bar
"Hi Adrian, I'm trying to visualise what you're thinking and only see ugly, awkward, and probably dangerous. I have some drop bars destined for the hard rubbish and a few stems floating around - I imagine others would too. Depending on your…"
Nov 26, 2011
Adrian Wal posted a discussion

Adding drops to flat bar

Just wondering if anyone has tried adding clip on drop bars to a flat bar hybrid/cyclocross? I have a Giant CRX 2 and want to add some sort of drops for those downhills so I can get a bit more speed. I do not want to change the gear shifters or the brake cable or brake levers. This is a temp measure until the partner says OK to gettng a road bike from the bank account! I found some clip ons called Origin8 Drop Bar Ends. These are my idea so far, have carbon MTB bar ends on the ends (which are…See More
Nov 26, 2011
Adrian Wal replied to Will Satur's discussion Restrictions on bringing back a new bike in box from Overseas?
"If you're bringing it back in person, just tell customs it's a bike you took from Australia over there to ride. They can't dispute that can they?"
Nov 26, 2011
Adrian Wal replied to Cory's discussion Moreland City Council want to spend big $ on bicycles
"Dotted bike lanes are so dangerous and should be banned from the engineering manuals. And yes so much space in the burbs, either in the centre traffic island or on the side of the road for a dedicated bike path. But whenever these off road paths get…"
Nov 16, 2011
Adrian Wal replied to Cory's discussion Moreland City Council want to spend big $ on bicycles
"I attended one meeting of the Boroondara BUG and met one bloke who has done a logo and working on the framework for a Stonnington BUG. Boroondara BUG meeting minutes indicate there has been no additional information since that meeting.   The…"
Nov 16, 2011
Adrian Wal replied to Cory's discussion Moreland City Council want to spend big $ on bicycles
"In Stonnington, the philosophy "every road is a bike road" applies, versus a council like Moreland or Yarra. Hopefully Stonnington BUG gets started soon, which is being worked on by Boroondara BUG. "
Nov 15, 2011
Adrian Wal replied to Will Satur's discussion Indicators for bikes.
"I wonder what the legal implications of using this for indicating intention to turn or change lanes would be, as the Australian road rules state the operator of a bicycle must indicate with hand signals..."
Oct 25, 2011
Adrian Wal replied to ChrisS's discussion VAGO Cycling Audit states the bleeding obvious
"I get the feeling the government might might use this report not to include cycling facilities as part of all new infrastructure projects, which Labor bragged about while still being in power. Even if cycling never accounts for more than the 1.6% or…"
Aug 18, 2011
Adrian Wal replied to Heather's discussion How many punctures!!!
"WD40?"
Jul 30, 2011

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Quick Answer: I am a bike nerd, Commuting, Utility/Transport, Road Cycling, S.L.U.T (Sustainable Low Cost Transport)
Where in Melbourne or nearby do you live ?
South-East

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