Nick Orloff
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Nick Orloff replied to Stephanie Grossick's discussion Bicycle Book
"Steph, I was fiddling around a year or two ago with a similar idea, so very happy to help and to be involved nicko at orloff dot com dot au"
Jul 31, 2014
Nick Orloff replied to Stephen's discussion Can't believe I've been putting up with helmet hair all these years for only some marginal decrease in the likelihood of injury...
"Here's my problem - without seeing the article or the stats, the fact that 50% of the fatalities were not wearing a helmet does not mean that the lack of helmet had anything to do with their deaths. All it means is they were not wearing a…"
May 18, 2012
Nick Orloff and Michael Doyle are now friends
Oct 25, 2011
Nick Orloff replied to The Domestic's discussion Support your Local Bike Shop at the risk of being ripped off?
"I want to support a few of the LBSs in my area, but not at the expense of going broke in the process.    I don't think it's the LBS's fault ... most things imported into Australia, especially it seems in the bike industry,…"
Oct 10, 2011
Nick Orloff replied to Andrew Edwards's discussion Cafe Racer, say goodbye and hello to the skateboarders.
"Andrew,   Maybe time for you to sip your latte elsewhere?   If I can share the road with all those evil motorists and mad white van drivers, I can share a cafe with smelly yoof & their skateboards.  "
Jul 18, 2011
Nick Orloff replied to Kathy Francis's discussion Punk Commute comes to Melbourne
"I'm currently stuck at home for 3 months (1 down, 2 to go) with a broken back, thanks to a driver who didn't bother to look before turning left in front of me. I didn't get any head injuries, but the back of my helmet is a mess - if…"
Jul 18, 2011
Nick Orloff replied to Harry Tana's discussion Is there a Protocol
"If I latch on to another rider / group, I always offer to pull a turn, and whenever I eventually turn off / stop, I thank them for the tow.   If someone is sitting on my wheel, I'll do the elbow flick, then the wave through, and if neither…"
Jun 28, 2011
Nick Orloff replied to Flyboy's discussion Bike track etiquette
"There are dickheads everywhere - I've reached the stage of life where, for the most part, I've stopped getting upset by them and stopped trying to educate them   As for when i'm on a bike path (something I try to avoid) I've…"
Feb 18, 2011
Nick Orloff replied to Neil's discussion Melbourne Bike Share scheme
"There's a rack directly out the front of my building, so I bought a spare helmet at Big W to keep in the office for the days lie today where I haven't ridden in but feel like getting somewhere at lunchtime. They're not quick, but…"
Nov 3, 2010
Nick Orloff replied to Neil's discussion Melbourne Bike Share scheme
"I've seen a few people riding them - without helmets! - and although I hope it doesn't, i think the scheme is going to fail. For one simple reason - helmet laws. No, I don't want to start a longwinded debate about helmet laws. I…"
Jun 4, 2010
Nick Orloff replied to Patrick's discussion French bicycles in Melbourne
"My first 'real' bike was a mid 70's green 5 speed Peugeot. I was 13, and not very tall (I'm now 46 & 170 cm) so it must have had a small frame ... maybe a 50cm? I loved riding that bike, it was my key to freedom as a young…"
Mar 23, 2010
Nick Orloff replied to phil's discussion dangerous riding
"Is it really worth wasting all this virtual ink? I had an argument about evil cyclists breaking laws with a friend the other day. Apparently we should all be registered, or put in chains (I don't remember which it was). Although after ranting…"
Mar 15, 2010
Nick Orloff replied to Tim's discussion What gear inches to ride in Melbourne?
"My single speed riding tends to be inner & inner South East - City, St Kilda, Caulfield, City, South Yarra - so it's mainly flat. And I'm about 90% happy with my 46 x 16 setup."
Oct 15, 2009
Nick Orloff replied to Ian Fraser's discussion riding on a freeway
"Does riding East Link (with 30,000+ other cyclists) before it opened count? I've ridden on the freeway between Byron Bay & Brunswick Heads in Northern NSW many times. Wide shoulder, clearly marked spots to cross the freeway's entry…"
Oct 8, 2009
Nick Orloff replied to Steve Jay's discussion Favourite Bike Shop?
"I live in Caulfield and I've tried most of the LBS in my area (you can work out who they are) ... to a man, I find them all useless. Crappy service, staff that are rarely there twice, and no really effort to treat me like anything more than…"
Oct 8, 2009
Nick Orloff joined DamianM's group
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Commuting in Melbourne. War stories, routes and tips
Sep 8, 2009

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Fixed Street
Where in Melbourne or nearby do you live ?
Caulfield North
Now tell us about your bicycles ...
A 6 or 7 year old John Kennedy custom built aluminum frame with Campag bits; Fixie: 44 x 14, late 80's Blucher - Reynolds 501 tubing - with Velocity wheels.
What is the best thing about riding?
Fresh air, scenery, and the people you meet

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