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touring maps of europe - free to good home

Started this discussion. Last reply by SimonG Dec 8, 2010. 2 Replies

I have some touing maps for europe from a trip last year which i no longer need. If anyone is intereted in them they're yours for the cost of postage, or free if you come and pick them up (or can…Continue

Ritchey Breakaway frames/bikes

Started Sep 19, 2010 0 Replies

I may be heading to the US for work for 12 months and am considering buying a Ritchey Breakaway frame to take as a travel bike.…Continue

 

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SimonG replied to Andrew Jennings's discussion lighting
"How clean do the reflective tyres need to be to work effectively? My new commuter came with gumwall style tyres as stock but after a few wet days the sidewalls are close to black from road grime. I need to replace the rear soon, would consider a…"
Mar 30, 2011
SimonG replied to Jake DNA's discussion Hand signals
"I had though of the braking thing as well John, but here in the US bikes are fitted with the front brake on the left as standard, yet they still use their left arm to indicate right as a motorist without indicators would have to. I'm not sure…"
Feb 20, 2011
SimonG replied to Jake DNA's discussion Hand signals
"I alos signal right with my right arm, left with my left. I've always assumed that the idea behind using the left had to signal right as you describe is to keep the dominant hand (for the majority of people) on the bars, and therefore in better…"
Feb 19, 2011
SimonG replied to SimonG's discussion touring maps of europe - free to good home
"Hi Jeff, i do still have the maps of france but unfortunately i packed them into storage on the weekend since i didn't seem to be getting any replies here. I took my own bike, flying with BA was simlpest as they have (well, had at the time in…"
Dec 8, 2010
Jeff Hilder replied to SimonG's discussion touring maps of europe - free to good home
"Hi do you still have the maps of France available? I am planning a trip there next year. Did you take your own bikes with you? We are looking at that option or maybe hiring bikes in France Many thanks Jeff"
Dec 8, 2010
SimonG replied to Rebeka Axon's discussion Taking our fines to court!
""a simple demonstration will prove that a bell is less effective than a voice" I agree with the sentiment but am interested in how you'd prove this in court?"
Dec 6, 2010
SimonG replied to Steve Jay's discussion Melbourne cyclist diverts to brisksearch.com
"Ah, i missed "mac" in your OP :) Sorry, i have no ideas about Macs, using Firefox on Vista (64bit) works fine. Hopefully some other mac users will respond."
Dec 6, 2010
SimonG replied to Steve Jay's discussion Melbourne cyclist diverts to brisksearch.com
"No problems here, have you checked for viruses etc?"
Dec 5, 2010
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touring maps of europe - free to good home

I have some touing maps for europe from a trip last year which i no longer need. If anyone is intereted in them they're yours for the cost of postage, or free if you come and pick them up (or can meet me somehwere convenient). The full list of maps is below:France: IGN 1:100,000 topo20 - Paris Orleans26 - Orleans Tours55 - Bordeaux Mont-De-Marsan62 - Bayonne Mont-de-Marsan62 - Pau BayonneSpain: Michelin Zoom ~1:100,000115 Cote dÁzure122 Costa BravaItaly:Cycline - Cycling Atlas of Tuscany…See More
Nov 29, 2010
SimonG replied to Matty B's discussion Wanted: 100-130ish km loop within 90 minute drive from Melbourne
"There's also Scotty's ride in Shepparton in early december (11th maybe?)."
Nov 24, 2010
SimonG replied to matthew's discussion Albert St cycle lane
"I've been riding them every day for the past few weeks after avoiding them entirely for ages. The short story is that i don't feel safer in them than i did when i used Albert St without the lanes but i can understand why less confident…"
Nov 10, 2010
SimonG replied to Jo Harris's discussion Advice Required - Indoor Bicycle Storage Racks
"Sorry it took me a while to get back to this, i tok the photos weeks ago but forgot about it till now. I've attached a few images hopefully will give you an idea of what i did. The first one is of the whole rack: The second a close up of…"
Nov 2, 2010
SimonG replied to ks's discussion LAWS / Insurance loopholes etc.. What are they?
"I know! they used to have a link direct from the VicRoads website, now just the Vic Law link. I actually tried to find the correct document before posting but after spending 5 mins without any luck i gave up :s"
Oct 25, 2010
SimonG replied to ks's discussion LAWS / Insurance loopholes etc.. What are they?
"That's a neat solution! I'll have to look out for one of those bells."
Oct 24, 2010
SimonG replied to ks's discussion LAWS / Insurance loopholes etc.. What are they?
"You can find the requirement for a bell on the Vic Roads website: http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/Home/SafetyAndRules/SaferRiders/Cyclists/RulesAndTipsForSafeCycling.htm Under the Equipment section: "Rule: Bicycles must have at least one…"
Oct 24, 2010
SimonG replied to Jo Harris's discussion Advice Required - Indoor Bicycle Storage Racks
"I built a free standing rack for two bikes from bits i bought a bunnings if you want to do it cheap. Some structural pine, a few bolts and screws and a couple of small shelf brackets, about $30 all up. I'll take some photos and post them here…"
Oct 8, 2010

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What sort of riding do you do ?
Quick Answer: I am a bike nerd, Commuting, Road Cycling, Fixed Street, Touring, D.I.Y
Where in Melbourne or nearby do you live ?
Kew
Now tell us about your bicycles ...
Specialides Tricross sport for road and touring duties, cheap chinese fixed gear for commuting and everything else.

Currently considering buying a mountain bike and having a go off road but would also love a propoer road bike. Tough descision!

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