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For Sale - Giant Cross City 0 Disc (2015) / Ortlieb pannier bag

Started Aug 26, 2016 0 Replies

Hi All,I have this bike advertised on Gumtree for $600, but if anyone on the forums is after a flat bar commuter with disc brakes and a rear rack - it is yours for $500. I am moving to Melbourne and…Continue

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North South link plans released

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew K May 19, 2015. 2 Replies

Big splash in the paper today. They had approximate costings in the advertiser today for sections of the corridor, including a 2.58km stretch costing approximately 1.25billion dollars, or by my…Continue

Best commute route from Magill to Mawson (reference guide)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jilden Apr 27, 2015. 15 Replies

I have been doing a bit of research (searching the forums, cycleinsteadmaps, google maps) trying to find the best commuting route from Unisa Magill to Unisa Mawson campus and back. It seems that the…Continue

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Wayne B replied to stretts's discussion How to Commute Adelaide (tips on riding safe - contributions welcome)
"MHL, and how Sydney deals with it.... I was sitting on a bench in Hyde Park, next to St James station looking towards the cathedral, waiting for my wife for a Friday night dinner date (it's one of those things you do to get to and keep a 25yr…"
Feb 23, 2018
Sterling R replied to stretts's discussion How to Commute Adelaide (tips on riding safe - contributions welcome)
"Good vid, especially the claiming the lane stuff, the rest mostly common sense. Not sure you should be typing while your riding though."
Feb 22, 2018
Coppo replied to stretts's discussion How to Commute Adelaide (tips on riding safe - contributions welcome)
"as for lights. I have a set of flashing lights also on my helmet that can be seen much better in traffic then the flashing light on my handlebars.for side viewing, I have a fibre flash, the long tube style red light mounted on my seat…"
Feb 22, 2018
heather replied to stretts's discussion How to Commute Adelaide (tips on riding safe - contributions welcome)
"Disappointing when the SA govt accepted lower safety standards of interstate, and permitted vehicle windows to be tinted even darker. Clear glass can be produced with a high UV rating. The state govt in 2010-2011 invited Prof Fred Wegman, a…"
Feb 21, 2018
Michael Murray replied to stretts's discussion How to Commute Adelaide (tips on riding safe - contributions welcome)
"Yes I find the same thing.  I've never really mastered eye-contact through tinted windows. Best if can work out is if I'm looking at the back of the head that's not good.  Also a great mirror fan.  "
Feb 21, 2018
Simlin replied to stretts's discussion How to Commute Adelaide (tips on riding safe - contributions welcome)
"Eye contact...I find this almost impossible with modern day tinting...I find myself evaluating the "body language" of cars more than trying to make eye contact or trusting their indicators. A mirror. I always miss my mirror when I ride a…"
Feb 20, 2018
Wayne B replied to stretts's discussion How to Commute Adelaide (tips on riding safe - contributions welcome)
"@Ken the Dane... a bit slow aren't ya ;-) At those speeds, in Belgium, still didn't and wouldn't bother with a helmet. However, have to admit I hate and avoid traffic lights like the plague, so for a good ride I actually put the bike…"
Feb 20, 2018
Ken the Dane replied to stretts's discussion How to Commute Adelaide (tips on riding safe - contributions welcome)
"Never said it did. But there is a general belief in Australia that by enforcing MHL is the only way of making cycling safe hence it shouldn't be discussed/abolished. I currently live in Denmark and is very strong anti-MHL but use a helmet every…"
Feb 20, 2018
me n mouse replied to stretts's discussion How to Commute Adelaide (tips on riding safe - contributions welcome)
"Don't know if l am replying in the right spot, just want to add my 2 cents re MHL, l'm pro choice, how fast can it happen.. riding over Anzac highway coming home from the Show, riding fast down the hill at the start of Richmond road,…"
Feb 20, 2018
Clive Palfrey replied to stretts's discussion How to Commute Adelaide (tips on riding safe - contributions welcome)
"By all means compare the stats to show how much better Australia could/should be, but to suggest that cycling is more popular because there is no MHL doesn't stand up.  "
Feb 20, 2018
Ken the Dane replied to stretts's discussion How to Commute Adelaide (tips on riding safe - contributions welcome)
""...  should not be compared to Australian cycling statistics". Why not? Otherwise Australia will still keep fixing symptoms rather than removing the root causes. Holland, Denmark etc. was just as car infested in the 60es as…"
Feb 20, 2018
Wayne B replied to stretts's discussion How to Commute Adelaide (tips on riding safe - contributions welcome)
"Carlos is just having a bad hair day, must be the bike helmet he's wearing. True, there was some awaking of an old thread, but in Carlos' defense, I don't think any of us mentioned MHL or helmets. On helmets or MHL, I'm on the…"
Feb 20, 2018
Clive Palfrey replied to stretts's discussion How to Commute Adelaide (tips on riding safe - contributions welcome)
"OK Carlos my mistake, I should have checked the date of the previous post but there have been some other responses to the original post over the last few days so sorry if I wrecked your day."
Feb 20, 2018
Carlos Kramer replied to stretts's discussion How to Commute Adelaide (tips on riding safe - contributions welcome)
"Nice - 3 years later just to make some sort of point. You must have a fixation. Well at least now you are back safe and sound in Australia and you don't have any confusing choices about your headwear. (I do hope you didn't choose to ride…"
Feb 20, 2018
Clive Palfrey replied to stretts's discussion How to Commute Adelaide (tips on riding safe - contributions welcome)
"I have to correct my comment about not wearing a helmet whilst cycling overseas (UK). I have ridden hire bikes in recent years and choose to wear a helmet when one is available. My observation is that most cyclists out on the road on their…"
Feb 19, 2018
Peter B replied to stretts's discussion How to Commute Adelaide (tips on riding safe - contributions welcome)
"Mine, which differ slightly: Plan your route; look for the quietest/safest route. A painted white lane does mean a road is safe. Most major roads have less busy roads in parallel which are far safer (this goes back to planning your route). Always…"
Feb 19, 2018

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KTM Strada 2.0
Mojo Urban Single Speed
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