Noel Probert
  • Balhannah, SA
  • Australia
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Wooden mudguards/fenders

Started Jan 21, 2013 0 Replies

Does anyone know of any Australian manufacturer of wooden mudguards? Had a look around and they seem to all be from the USA. I'd like to find some locally if possible.Continue

Stolen bike found, but who owns it?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Loft Sep 11, 2012. 3 Replies

Came across this story today about a stolen Principia bike that police have recovered, but can't find the owner. Does anybody recognise this bike?  …Continue

Great bikes for kids

Started Jun 20, 2012 0 Replies

I'm biting the bullet and selling my sons' bikes. They've both moved on from these two great little bikes. My son got a Puky balance bike when he was 3. It was expensive new, but it's been through…Continue

Eska folding bike.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don (Who's lost?) Nairn Apr 25, 2012. 2 Replies

I just picked up this little folding bike. It's an Eska, which I believe is Czech. Does anyone know anything about them? It rides okay, but needs a little love. I'm unsure whether to give it a full…Continue


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What bikes do you ride?
1950 Super Elliott, Norco MTB, half-finished 80s racer refurb, latest toy a 'Bussing' of indeterminate age.
When do you ride?
Weekends, Other
..perhaps some more information about yourself for your profile page
Casual cyclist- I spend more time in the workshop than on the road. I'm a freelance writer (just got a gig with Treadlie magazine) and a bike-lover, especially older stuff.
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Probably NSFW, but pretty funny.

Posted on March 17, 2012 at 12:30 0 Comments

Just came across this little gem. Some colourful language involved.

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At 11:37 on November 15, 2011, Mic Chapman said…

HI Noel,

Just catching up on emails particularly ones i have overlooked.

I have been busy with World Solar Car Challenge and Electric Vehicle Conference so had a mountain of emails to catch up on.

Are you still interested in chatting about magazine article?


Mic Chapman

At 18:00 on April 11, 2011, heather said…

Can you imagine car parking being designed as 'arty'; disguised as something unrecognisable to drivers; not suiting the purpose; and hard to use? Cyclists should not be expected to accept sub-standard bicycle parking that does not meet Australian Standards or Austroads. This can happen when a local council or other authority overlooks standards when commissioning an artist to design bicycle parking.

Adelaide City Council has followed standards with 'arty' bicycle parking of a 'supported post' at the Hilton Hotel and 'pretzels' at the State Library. However, the latter cost more than 'tried and tested' bicycle parking. I would prefer more average bicycle parking that follows standards, than a few designs that are artistic but sub-standard.


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