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Small Business Shower Solutions for Cycle Commuters

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Jay Feb 7, 2011. 13 Replies

Hi there,Are you like me and quite a few others? We want to ride to work more often, but need to be fresh and presentable for the public, making a shower at the end of the trip vital. However the…Continue

15mm axle adaptors for roof top bike carriers.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phil Nov 4, 2010. 7 Replies

There's a trend in mountain bikes these days moving towards having 15mm axles for extra strength.Not a bad move, except that it creates some problems when you come to put it on your favorite roof top…Continue


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Steve Jay replied to Phil's discussion Small Business Shower Solutions for Cycle Commuters
"If we're talking portable shower system, something like 1.5mx1m.5x2m ridge tent with a hook at the roof apex for hanging shower or bike. Shorten the scissor arms of a 3mx3m folding gazebo and add towbar and wheels.   If we're talking…"
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Steve Jay replied to Phil's discussion Small Business Shower Solutions for Cycle Commuters
"Full parking racks in a corner of the garage (about 50 spaces) plus 2 shower/changerooms. It's a Federal government organisation that everybody (mostly) likes ;-)"
Feb 7, 2011
Phil replied to Phil's discussion Small Business Shower Solutions for Cycle Commuters
"Yes wipes can be a solution, but like you hinted at, nothing like having a proper, fully immersed and totally washed off shower to remove any residue of sweat and sense of only being 'half' clean"
Feb 6, 2011
Adrian Wal replied to Phil's discussion Small Business Shower Solutions for Cycle Commuters
"Older forums I have read suggest "rocket shower", but havent seen it in Australia. It's just a costly spray bottle of witch hazel, alcohol and essential oil and evaporates off the body and supposedly gets rid of sweat. I got a bottle…"
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What sort of riding do you do ?
Quick Answer: I am a bike nerd, Commuting, Utility/Transport, Road Cycling, Mountain Biking, DH, XC, Freeride, Track Cycling, Fixed Street, Single Speed, Recreational, Touring, Tandem, BMX, D.I.Y, S.L.U.T (Sustainable Low Cost Transport)
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Now tell us about your bicycles ...
Conversion of old Shogun steel road bike in CX basher and all round, go anywhere, anytime bike.
Light weight ebike with drop bars and all terrain tyres for super commuting to workplace without a shower.
Least used bike is probably my best looking, a Giant Defy 1 roadie.
Giant Yukon FX dual suspension mountain bike.
What is the best thing about riding?
The combination of human and mechanical engineering that never ceases to facinate.
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I'm enthused about most forms of cycling in one way or another. I work for a company that gets your adventure bits from a to b. I've also designed, built and patented the most innovative bicycle storage device on the market.
On the few occasions I reach saturation point in my interest of bikes I can be found saturating myself off the coast of Sandringham sailing.

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At 11:25pm on April 11, 2010, ChrisS said…
FYI - Have a look at this on May 1-2

"ike chariot tournaments, art bikes- rides & display, DH, Cyclocross racing, trials comp, social group rides, a skills comp for kids and bike orienteering"
At 7:29pm on March 10, 2010, ChrisS said…
IMHO it may happen purely as a unorganised social thing at the mo, get too organised and the UCI may come knocking. For starters, either contact the blog I've linked below or have a chat to Wade, Dan or Mr White.
At 9:25pm on March 9, 2010, ChrisS said…
CX you say?

A couple of the usual suspects mentioned there, sounds good. ;)

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