Ian Radbone, BISA committee's Blog (2)

weird bike

I just dropped in to Kevin Clark's bike shop on Magill Road and saw this weird bike with two sets of nylon cords instead of gears.  If you look closely at the photo you will see lots of notches.  There are nineteen, for the nineteen gears, all in a single ratio.

It's also got hydraulic rim brakes, which I'd never seen before.

It's a sort of a step-through commuter bike with lockable front shocks, good for hopping kerbs.

Kevin also tells me he now sells more electric…

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Added by Ian Radbone, BISA committee on October 28, 2014 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

Conversation with Lord Mayoral candidate Kelly Henderson

I had a long conversation with Kelly Henderson on the weekend. A former President of the Parklands Preservation Society, Kelly is known as taking a fairly uncompromising stand on protecting the Park Lands. We probably need such people, to balance those who just see it as unexploited real estate.

But Kelly wanted to talk to me about cycling. She thinks the Frome Bikeway has created a backlash and has made life more frustrating for motorists, e.g. the right turn bans have made life…

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Added by Ian Radbone, BISA committee on October 22, 2014 at 14:30 — 4 Comments

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