Chris Harris
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The ride starts when the bitumen stops

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Chris Harris posted a blog post

Single Speed Update

My Strava odometer says 5217km.I haven't done anything except ride it since I put the bigger front chainring on.Oh, I replaced the brake levers and cables. A positive aspect of leaving it way too late before replacing your brake cables is that they feel so smooooth. Like a new bike.I'm thinking about changing my handlebars. The ones on it ar "Gnar Bars" with an outward bend at the end. I think they might me giving me sore wrists and I have a spare nice wide "normal" bar that I could put on.See More
Sep 25
Chris Harris posted a video

Dirt Jumps

Old and still having a go
Sep 25
Chris Harris posted a blog post

The need for speed

Lately I've found myself spinning my head off more than grinding my arse off so I decided to try a higher gear.My rear hub will not take smaller than a 16t freewheel - BMX style screw on thing.I could change the hub but 135mm integrated freewheel hubs are expensive and might be an option if I want to go higher oneday.So decided to upgrade my front sprocket from 44 to 46t which in turn prompted a chain swap. I already had two joining links and even though a third would be sort of cool, I went…See More
Jul 29
Chris Harris posted a video

Wet Cog

Cog Ride on the Warburton rail trail. Wet winters day.
Jul 12
Chris Harris commented on Jack's status
"Good video Jack. It certainly was slippery."
Jul 1
Chris Harris posted a blog post

Split Rim

4485km 13/6/2014On my regular Cog ride, about 2/3 in I noticed my rear wheel had split. I guess it was a combination of brake wear making the rim thinner, and the pressure of the tyre pushing it out.I released the rear brakes. That must be why bikes have two brakes... and lowered the pressure in the tyre to the point where…See More
Jun 28
Chris Harris replied to DamianM's discussion On Your Bike blog - "Why do cyclists shave their legs?"
"Why do SOME cyclists shave their legs? I think because it's fashionable. At least for anyone around my level of fitness. Maybe the elite will go a bit faster due to less wind drag "
Feb 23
Chris Harris replied to trundlebug's discussion East Gippsland rail trail in the group Touring
"Hi, I have thought about doing it but the trains stop at Sale and then it's coach to Bairnsdale. I don't think they take bikes on the coach. Looks like a nice ride though. I've often thought about riding from Sale (would prefer…"
Dec 28, 2013
Chris Harris replied to kenneth bull's discussion PASSING ON LEFT
"Right... who got hurt? Are they OK? "
Dec 17, 2013
Chris Harris posted a status
"Today it's Yea to Mansfield and back. Rail Trail in the rain maybe?"
Nov 23, 2013
Chris Harris replied to DamianM's discussion Bicycle Network... and threats of legal action
"Unbelievable. Looks like they have let their own self importance get in the way of their "objective". I lost interest when the RACV sponsored them. I didn't know about coke. Screw them and ride on ! "
Nov 23, 2013
Chris Harris liked DamianM's discussion Bicycle Network... and threats of legal action
Nov 23, 2013
Chris Harris replied to kenneth bull's discussion CYCLING ETIQUITTE
"One of the riding challenges.. keep to the left, but not too far left to get doored, or have pedestrians step out between cars. Then people might think it's OK to pass on the left; which generally it's not. The number of dickheads has…"
Nov 23, 2013
Chris Harris posted a blog post

Commuter bike update

10/11/2013 2316kmIt's been a year since I last updated this on 27/10/2013.My speedo died so my distance reference that what was 2298km on my speedo a year go, is now 2316km based off strava. I use strava almost every time I ride so it's pretty good.A few weeks ago I swapped my 17t rear freewheel for a 16t one. Obviously it's a bit harder up the hills but I go along a bit quicker on the flat without having to spin my legs off.…See More
Nov 10, 2013
Chris Harris liked Jack's video
Nov 7, 2013
Chris Harris replied to DamianM's discussion New Look!
"I like the new logo Damian."
Sep 5, 2013

Profile Information

What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Mountain Biking, XC, Recreational, Touring, Tandem
Where in Melbourne or nearby do you live ?
Research
Now tell us about your bicycles ...
I have multiple BMX, Road, and mountain bikes and one Tandem. Mostly ride an Avanti Agressor. Approx 18 bikes in total.
What is the best thing about riding?
Fresh air and peaceful (when not on busy roads)
A few words about yourself. (This bit is entirely optional!)
I try to commute to work once a week - 42km each way.
Compete in as many mountain bike events as I can.

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Single Speed Update

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

My Strava odometer says 5217km.

I haven't done anything except ride it since I put the bigger front chainring on.

Oh, I replaced the brake levers and cables. A positive aspect of leaving it way too late before replacing your brake cables is that they feel so smooooth. Like a new bike.

I'm thinking about changing my handlebars. The ones on it ar "Gnar Bars" with an outward bend at the end. I think they might me giving me sore wrists and I have a spare nice wide "normal"…

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The need for speed

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

Lately I've found myself spinning my head off more than grinding my arse off so I decided to try a higher gear.

My rear hub will not take smaller than a 16t freewheel - BMX style screw on thing.

I could change the hub but 135mm integrated freewheel hubs are expensive and might be an option if I want to go higher oneday.

So decided to upgrade my front sprocket from 44 to 46t which in turn prompted a chain swap. I already had two joining links and even though a third would…

Continue

Split Rim

Posted on June 28, 2014 at 6:52pm 0 Comments

4485km 13/6/2014

On my regular Cog ride, about 2/3 in I noticed my rear wheel had split. I guess it was a combination of brake wear making the rim thinner, and the pressure of the tyre pushing it out.

I released the rear brakes. That must be why bikes have two brakes... and lowered the pressure in…

Continue

Commuter bike update

Posted on November 10, 2013 at 7:32pm 0 Comments

10/11/2013 2316km

It's been a year since I last updated this on 27/10/2013.

My speedo died so my distance reference that what was 2298km on my speedo a year go, is now 2316km based off strava. I use strava almost every time I ride so it's pretty good.

A few weeks ago I swapped my 17t rear freewheel for a 16t one. Obviously it's a bit harder up the hills but I go along a bit quicker on the flat without having to spin my legs off.…

Continue

Ride Like a Wombat #2

Posted on February 19, 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

A continuation of the first one...

20/2 2013  1748km. I put the bike together but the gears are not working very well especially on the larger rear rings. The cluster is wobbling from side to side because the freewheel is loose. I have put my spare wheel on for now which is working a lot better. I'll pull the other one apart later on and see what's going on.

Went for a quick burn to Diamond Creek and back and felt OK. I think my legs are recovering from the…

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At 9:07pm on October 21, 2009, Jack said…
Hi Chris,
hope you are well.
I did not get a chance to ride last weekend so I don't know if it is finished yet. I can see some structure slightly protruding down from the middle and the earth beneath has been cleared they may be putting a support column there but not sure.
Cheers, Jack.
At 7:35pm on September 18, 2009, Jack said…
I am going to try and get some vision of the ride up Mountain Highway this weekend. After that I think Lysterfield may be my next video. Will there be some good shots at Lysterfield and will I need to pay an entry if I just ride in for a tour of the park.

Jack.
At 1:25pm on July 17, 2009, ChrisS said…
Hi Chris,

Welcome to Melbourne Cyclist!

cheers,

ChrisS
At 6:18pm on June 28, 2009, Jack said…
Hi Chris,
good to see you here.
 
 
 

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