Rob W
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Price comparison site - online shopping

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gemma B Aug 9, 2012. 1 Reply

Came across this site from a colleague

cycling accidents and the police

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Brisco Jul 9, 2012. 44 Replies

As some of you are aware, I had an accident a few weeks ago coming down monatacute road in the wet. While in hospital I had blood taken for no other purpose than drug and alcohol testing. I don't…Continue

Über loud bike horn

Started this discussion. Last reply by CLP Apr 14, 2012. 7 Replies

I get the instructables newsletter twice a week,and this was one of the features in Friday's newsletter…Continue

Tags: bell, loud, horn

Fulcrum Racing 1s on special OS

Started this discussion. Last reply by colin ware-lane Mar 26, 2012. 5 Replies

As usual the OS bike shops are pounding people with ads for the change in seasons.One in particular that has a name contained in the word dribble, has the Fulcrums (in both flavours) shipped to Oz…Continue

Tags: upgrades, Performance, Wheel, 1, Racing


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What bikes do you ride?
Avanti Vivace
Merida Scultura S903
Trek 7.5Fx
When do you ride?
Weekends, Commute
..perhaps some more information about yourself for your profile page
I'm into cycling, RC vehicles, Computers, fishing

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Suited up and slapped on

Posted on April 13, 2012 at 15:04 0 Comments

After a really long hiatus, the bike that was bought to restore has come a long way, In between the paint had been stripped back to bare metal, and now has a new paint scheme.…



Posted on May 21, 2011 at 14:45 0 Comments

Gemma has kindly offered to put on a wheel building clinic. The original wheels I got with my Apollo have nice rims and hubs, but the spokes were showing their age.

Enter the issue with rebuilding them for the Apollo. The Apollo was a 14 speed bike, with an old style cluster, the last sprocket screws to the outside of the freewheel. Quick check on Sheldon Brown's page (rest his soul) and confirmed that transplanting was viable. My Shimano R500 rear wheel gave up it's freewheel to be…


Tear it down

Posted on April 30, 2011 at 22:30 6 Comments

Work has begun in earnest to prepare my Apollo for blasting and respray. Only thing left to do is remove the bearing cups from the headset, and off to the blasters for paint removal.

Pictures here


back into it part 2

Posted on April 26, 2011 at 23:33 2 Comments

Backed up Fridy's efforts with another 89km today, cut short by Colin trying to nudge the earth out of orbit with his shoulder. Lucky it was only a broken collarbone, large 4wd was watching the road and stopped. No less than 3 motorists offered assistance.

193 total for the long weekend, feeling a little sore today, but did try a couple of sprints from largs to outer harbour (both ways)

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At 21:31 on January 17, 2012, Just another psycho-list said…

Thank you for adding me...

I don't want to cause a problem with space on your offer of a ride - the others got in first.

I don't want to inconvenience anybody or make them dismantle their bikes too much.

I was going there with another AC and I think he thinks we are riding back afterwards...I don't think so somehow. I think that would make it too much.  I must double check on his meaning, but I seriously must get a ride from someone, I think so any way.  I can pay petrol cost to whoever I ride with.  I didn't sign up for the transport because I have a rather expensive bike and I have heard that they just have pieces of cardboard in between.

At 0:17 on April 10, 2011, Gus said…
Cool, I thought I might need something shorter and wider but bikes come first!
At 0:02 on April 10, 2011, Gus said…
Hi Rob, nice pics. I just got Canon 450d with a 18-135mm lens from 3 years ago and near new so I'm pretty excited.
Cheers AK
Ps you are the only Canon owner I know... Holden vs ford etc!
At 12:45 on November 30, 2010, Gillian said…
Hi Rob
Would love to see those destructions! I'm fairly sure the limit screws are not the problem if the shop mechanics have checked them 5 times and I've double checked, but more knowledge is always good. I'm laying bets on a damaged cable at this stage. If I ask for a cable replacement then they will have to perform the full adjustment sequence from scratch. Might be the best option at this stage before I throw the bike away!

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