We first met Brenna last October when she rode into our town and couch-surfed with us on her way to a bicycle mechanic's course on nearby Quadra Island. She is a lovely, wise young woman who had…Continue
We first met Brenna last October when she rode into our town and couch-surfed with us on her way to a bicycle mechanic's course on nearby Quadra Island. She is a lovely, wise young woman who had already ridden solo across Canada and then from Cape Town, South Africa to Cairo, Egypt - on a cheap old bike. She's tough.I'm posting about her now because she was back here for a visit and is now off to Arizona and then back to South Africa where she is participating in a program to teach poor and…See More
"Price is a huge difference between the Rohloff and Shimano Alfine series. Rohloff is basically $1500, where as the Alfine 11 is $550. You can buy 3 Alfine 11's for the price of 1 Rohloff. However you might also consider the Alfine 8. The major…"
"When I was living in WA, I saw a bike built up with a Rohloff rear hub and two chain rings on the front. Front and rear derailleurs required of course, but it worked very well - - giving a genuine high and low range. "
"Alfine 11 may be lighter, however by all reports on gear inches per change, the Rohloff trounces them all with the equidistant percentage change in ratio per gear and a much wider gear range. The Rohloff is much stronger than the Alfine and…"
"I got an Avanti Inc2 from Lifecycles. I've done nearly 1500 kms on it so far and the belt has been flawless. The eccentric BB needs periodic re-tensioning (really not that frequently, every 4-6 months) but that is the only real maintenance need…"
"Hi Nick. I currently ride a belt drive bike with an Alfine 8 speed hub. I absolutely love riding a belt drive bike, however the particular bike I have has some minor drawbacks (lack of braze-ons for rack, mudguard, water bottle). Its a great bike…"
"These cross-walks are very common up here. I love em. Drivers always stop for walkers and dismounted cyclists, often exchanging and nod or a wave. Nice. I think it helps make the driving culture more aware and respectful of pedestrians, and less…"
..perhaps some more information about yourself for your profile page
I am a long time cyclist who is expecting to move from my home here on the West coast of Canada to Adelaide within the next year or so. I like to ride my mountain bike on the roads and in the trails, generally with my dog running along beside me. Looking forward to riding in and around Adelaide, though, sadly, my dog will be staying here because of the quarantine process and the hot climate.
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