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by vinnie
Fri 18 Sep 2020, 8:08 am
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: The Need for Speed
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Re: The Need for Speed

Thanks for both of your responses. I think I have to reluctantly agree with you and, considering the fact that a new purchase has been approved by the wife, I'll be opting for a new bike. You made a good point mtb101 about feeling fresh etc. I've managed to go fine for the first week but like you sa...
by vinnie
Sat 12 Sep 2020, 9:36 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: The Need for Speed
Replies: 3
Views: 383

The Need for Speed

Hello all. I've had the luxury of working very close to home for many years. My trusty 2009 Kona Smoke has served me well, despite weighing what feels like 15kg (although I've never bothered to weigh it before). The weight hasn't been an issue because I've only been riding a short distance each way....
by vinnie
Fri 18 Oct 2019, 7:49 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Stolen Bike?
Replies: 1
Views: 1230

Stolen Bike?

Is anybody aware of any widely used databases or similar that list stolen bikes? I was browsing Facebook marketplace and located this:

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 938456438/

Seems pretty dodgy to me.

Thoughts?
by vinnie
Mon 19 Feb 2018, 5:12 pm
Forum: Bike Maintenance
Topic: Jockey Wheel Parts
Replies: 3
Views: 1508

Re: Jockey Wheel Parts

Thanks for your responses :)
by vinnie
Mon 19 Feb 2018, 2:25 pm
Forum: Bike Maintenance
Topic: Jockey Wheel Parts
Replies: 3
Views: 1508

Jockey Wheel Parts

Hello all. My jockey wheel, rear derailleur etc had a mishap a few months ago leaving parts scattered all over the asphalt. I salvaged some, lost others. The lost parts were pilfered from my wife's bike. I'm wondering if it's possible to buy odd parts such as those which will hopefully be visible be...
by vinnie
Wed 02 Sep 2015, 5:34 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Yarra Boulevard Crash
Replies: 14
Views: 1319

Re: Yarra Boulevard Crash

Thanks for clarifying GreenAlias. I've just posted on some forums over the years where people take any opportunity to flame you the moment that you haven't been able to locate an obscure post instead of creating a new thread. I guess it's all relative, because as some of you have mentioned it was ob...
by vinnie
Wed 02 Sep 2015, 1:09 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Yarra Boulevard Crash
Replies: 14
Views: 1319

Re: Yarra Boulevard Crash

Sorry, but surely I could be forgiven for not realising that 'Nails on Kew Boulevard' was an all encompassing thread for Yarra Boulevard?! With regards to education, that can only go so far. How should this young man have been better educated? I am sceptical as to what education could've prevented h...
by vinnie
Wed 02 Sep 2015, 8:53 am
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Yarra Boulevard Crash
Replies: 14
Views: 1319

Yarra Boulevard Crash

I'm surprised nothing has surfaced about this in the forums so far (at least that I could find through searching). A young driver wrapped his Toyota around a tree and killed his 16 year old passenger on Friday night. It's just a reminder of how much this road is not only a magnet for cyclists, but a...
by vinnie
Wed 02 Sep 2015, 8:46 am
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: Ivanhoe Crash
Replies: 13
Views: 1914

Re: Ivanhoe Crash

Sorry for the (extended) delay. This year has just flown. Once again, thanks for all of your responses and input. I ended up getting the chainring, fork and wheel replaced. The driver remained cooperative and paid all that was claimed (I'm sure he got off lightly as it probably cost him less than th...
by vinnie
Tue 17 Mar 2015, 5:13 pm
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: Ivanhoe Crash
Replies: 13
Views: 1914

Re: Ivanhoe Crash

Thanks for your response everybody. No it wasn't a black ute, but what always seemed like a harmless intersection is no longer. Now it has happened, it seems so obvious. For those that know the area, heaps of people turn right here and then left at Fairy Street to avoid the traffic lights. They've g...
by vinnie
Mon 16 Mar 2015, 1:15 pm
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: Ivanhoe Crash
Replies: 13
Views: 1914

Ivanhoe Crash

This morning I was knocked off my bike on Upper Heidelberg Road in Ivanhoe. A cyclist stopped to assist (along with, thankfully, the motorist) and I would like to extend my appreciation. In many years of riding on the road this is the first time that I've been hit (technically only the bike was hit ...
by vinnie
Sun 21 Sep 2014, 9:53 pm
Forum: Bike Shops and Shopping
Topic: Dyno Hubs
Replies: 24
Views: 2842

Re: Dyno Hubs

Thanks for both of your responses. I agree that there's not much of an incentive to get a dyno hub these days, but I would really like to do some touring in the future and this would make me less concerned about when I would find my next power point (and it's pretty cool to charge your lights with p...
by vinnie
Sat 20 Sep 2014, 8:50 pm
Forum: Bike Shops and Shopping
Topic: Dyno Hubs
Replies: 24
Views: 2842

Dyno Hubs

I'm getting a front wheel built and am contemplating a dyno hub. They look pretty high-tech these days with USB's etc. What are your thoughts on them? Is there anything that I should be aware of before I get one? Is there any particular brand that is considered the best?

Thanks.
by vinnie
Thu 21 Aug 2014, 10:35 am
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Best Rides in Melbourne
Replies: 24
Views: 2424

Re: Best Rides in Melbourne

Sorry lock. That's a bit embarrassing!

Toyopet is the diciness to which you refer regarding riding on Research-Warrandyte Road? Or do you have an issue with Mt Pleasant Road itself?
by vinnie
Fri 15 Aug 2014, 5:39 pm
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Best Rides in Melbourne
Replies: 24
Views: 2424

Re: Best Rides in Melbourne

I have finally found a contender to replace Yarra Boulevard. Mount Pleasant Road in Research. I did this last weekend and barely saw another person. Definitely harder than the Boulevard!

Thoughts? Anybody else a fan of this ride?

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