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06-06-11, 05:32 AM
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Posted By craigdurkee

My Blog, 500postcards.net

Seeing as there's a blog page I thought I would share mine.

500 postcards is a challenge I have set myself to write a postcard a day for 500 days. Inspired by a acquaintance who wrote one a day...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-09, 05:19 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 235,685
Posted By craigdurkee

Its been nearly a week now of dry weather here in...

Its been nearly a week now of dry weather here in Perth and I'm loving it. Pulled my 12.8km 1 way commute into 2x40km commutes. Its awesome.
Forum: Commuting
10-01-09, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15,248
Views: 10,956,478
Posted By craigdurkee

My Surly, while I take a rest on the commute to...

My Surly, while I take a rest on the commute to work

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2639/3971041403_7d2d62b15d.jpg
Forum: Commuting
09-30-09, 05:47 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 235,685
Posted By craigdurkee

Finally a great day in Perth for riding. The...

Finally a great day in Perth for riding. The weather here in Western Australia has been pretty rough and today I hope was the turning point were the weather finally gets back to what Perth is used...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-09, 05:15 AM
Replies: 15,248
Views: 10,956,478
Posted By craigdurkee

I like that looks like a LHT with the colour...

I like that looks like a LHT with the colour great work
Forum: Commuting
09-21-09, 04:45 AM
Replies: 15,248
Views: 10,956,478
Posted By craigdurkee

My Surly LHT Photographed today bringing...

My Surly LHT

Photographed today bringing home my new xbox 360

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3520/3940910666_6da1b4a0a6_o.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-09, 07:06 AM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,247,904
Posted By craigdurkee

Loving it so far, I upgraded from a Giant TCR C2...

Loving it so far, I upgraded from a Giant TCR C2 and its a massive increase in speed and light weight.

Hope it serves me well
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-09, 04:43 AM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,247,904
Posted By craigdurkee

New ride Focus Cayo Campagnolo 11 speed chorus...

New ride Focus Cayo Campagnolo 11 speed chorus carbon groupset

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2477/3863436131_ddee7ebf00_b.jpg

The bike was imported into Australia from the UK.

More Photo's...
07-24-09, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1,232
Views: 108,537
Posted By craigdurkee

When using garmin connect as I have lots of...

When using garmin connect as I have lots of activities on the unit now it takes a while to search through the files.

Does it matter if i delete the files in the history. Will it still keep all my...
Forum: Touring
07-19-09, 04:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,458
Posted By craigdurkee

Have you tried bikeroutetoaster.com Very...

Have you tried bikeroutetoaster.com

Very simple, basic website design but only a few really unobtrusive ads and very usable, perfect for uploading to garmin etc
Forum: Touring
07-01-09, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By craigdurkee

Mine actually came with a raincover, I guess ill...

Mine actually came with a raincover, I guess ill just keep that with me at all times
Forum: Touring
07-01-09, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By craigdurkee

I have heard many suggestions from nothing, to...

I have heard many suggestions from nothing, to linseed oil, some people favour the brooks product. Maybe I'll just leave it untreated and keep it dry and see what goes
Forum: Touring
07-01-09, 03:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By craigdurkee

How to care for a Brooks

Ok guys I have a Brooks B-17 just put on my new Surly LHT.

What is the best way to care for it. Do I really need to treat it, or just break it in?
06-27-09, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 578
Posted By craigdurkee

motionx with iPhone

Motionx. The iPhone application that I am currently using to log my rides, runs plus any other activity that I might get upto that is outdoors. This software was recommended to me by a fellow...
Forum: Touring
06-27-09, 03:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,293
Posted By craigdurkee

That looks awesome. How did you find debadging...

That looks awesome. How did you find debadging the frame
Forum: Touring
06-27-09, 03:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By craigdurkee

I would also like to take a bit of time to...

I would also like to take a bit of time to compliment the service that I recieved from Bikeforce down in South Perth. The whole experience with them from start to finish really makes me feel the...
Forum: Touring
06-26-09, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By craigdurkee

Yeah as mentioned Aussie prices. These used to...

Yeah as mentioned Aussie prices. These used to retail at $1500 but with our very weak currency over recent months the rrp is now 2000.

Looking at other peoples recent purchases I think I got a...
Forum: Touring
06-26-09, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By craigdurkee

Surly LHT picked up today wooohoooo

OK. So most of you know I hav been eyeing up a LHT for sometime and today I went and picked her up. Its a 60cm frame which fits me perfectly. Its a complete build direct from Surly with just a few...
Forum: Touring
06-19-09, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,320
Posted By craigdurkee

Looks nice bud. Just those dam forks ...

Looks nice bud.

Just those dam forks

Plus be carefull of those wheels there very weak
Forum: Touring
06-12-09, 03:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 325
Posted By craigdurkee

LHT ordered

OK so I went ahead and ordered the bike. I eventually got it from Bikeforce in South Perth, just a few hundred meters from home so really convenient for servicing and other stuff I need.

Why did...
Forum: Touring
06-11-09, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,320
Posted By craigdurkee

I personally wouldnt bother changing anything,...

I personally wouldnt bother changing anything, the gearing is pretty good anyway. Besides your not gonna be able to carry that much weight anyway.


As time gets on you will also grow stronger...
Forum: Touring
06-08-09, 04:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,320
Posted By craigdurkee

Congrats on the new ride, awesome choice. I...

Congrats on the new ride, awesome choice.

I was a bit worried about the carbon forks, they are great at absorbing the bumps but i cant help but be concerned about it for touring.

Really looking...
Forum: Touring
06-07-09, 02:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,320
Posted By craigdurkee

Yeah just spotted that also. It seems that the...

Yeah just spotted that also. It seems that the specs have gone down since I purchased mine. They really are an awesome bike. I commuted through around 20,000km on mine before I went for a drop bar...
Forum: Touring
06-06-09, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,320
Posted By craigdurkee

Doesn't the CRX 2 have carbon forks though. My...

Doesn't the CRX 2 have carbon forks though. My 06 model certainly did, thus I would class it unsuitable for touring
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-08, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By craigdurkee

best le your de france add ever

seen this in melbourne today advertising SBS coverage for the tour

http://img.skitch.com/20080714-e7n5hr282p1qq22t3euj95mbj.jpg
Forum: Commuting
07-07-08, 02:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,726
Posted By craigdurkee

I have a kona paddy wagon , love it but i dont...

I have a kona paddy wagon , love it but i dont commute on it, great fun but its not that comfy on longish rides
Forum: Commuting
06-08-08, 12:18 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 7,976
Posted By craigdurkee

check out my new facebook group about petrol...

check out my new facebook group about petrol prices and riding a bike

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=50192195150&ref=mf
Forum: Commuting
06-07-08, 03:12 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,022
Posted By craigdurkee

i started a new facebook group ...

i started a new facebook group

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=50192195150

its called i dont care how much petrol/gas goes up I RIDE A BIKE
05-30-08, 03:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By craigdurkee

What chainring would be good

Guys i have a paddywagon and it looks cool apart from the crappy chain ring, i think the fsa vero cranks are ok but would chain rings would look good or can you recommend.

I like the ones that are...
05-28-08, 05:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 718
Posted By craigdurkee

are the cross brakes effective on there own

are the cross brakes effective on there own
05-28-08, 04:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 718
Posted By craigdurkee

cool thanks guys

cool thanks guys
05-28-08, 03:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 718
Posted By craigdurkee

removing breaks

I recently got a kona paddy wagon.

I want to remove the rear brake, easy. But i have drop bars with the aero type levers.

If i take them off and put a brake on the cross bar, would i need to...
05-26-08, 04:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 32,045
Posted By craigdurkee

Nearly picked up an se lager there on sale for...

Nearly picked up an se lager there on sale for 399 aus dollar which is a steal

got a kona paddywagon instead

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2340/2523437616_18554f0dd1_b.jpg
05-25-08, 09:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 845
Posted By craigdurkee

HOw to get decals off

Guys on my new SS it has decals that appear to be below a surface of lacquer or protection.

Is there anyway to remove these decals or would it mean stripping it down and repaining/poweder coating...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-08, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By craigdurkee

thanks guys the pliers sorted it, a fwe bucks in...

thanks guys the pliers sorted it, a fwe bucks in kmart and were all good again
Forum: Commuting
05-25-08, 05:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By craigdurkee

cateye light help

Guys i have a cateye light see pic and link,

the holder has a sort of wheel clamp but I cant seem to turn the wheel to loosen it, thus i cannot get the holder of my old bike and onto my new one.
...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-08, 05:12 AM
Replies: 15,248
Views: 10,956,478
Posted By craigdurkee

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3025/2519695311_d5e...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3025/2519695311_d5e4a51b9e_b.jpg

My new part time commuter my daiy ride is to long for 5 days on her
Forum: Commuting
05-25-08, 05:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,349
Posted By craigdurkee

I do 71km a day 5 days a week working 830 till 5...

I do 71km a day 5 days a week working 830 till 5 most days

I really enjoy it, im a strong rider and i have to say i still find by day 5 im pretty tired

Enjoy though if you can do it
05-24-08, 11:27 PM
Replies: 38,868
Views: 4,156,623
Posted By craigdurkee

My new Kona, replacement for a stolen one earlier...

My new Kona, replacement for a stolen one earlier in the year

what shall i change on her

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2167/2519691193_bfe7c2db4e.jpg
05-10-08, 04:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By craigdurkee

VERY VERY nice bike though

VERY VERY nice bike though
Forum: Commuting
05-10-08, 04:27 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,022
Posted By craigdurkee

Chickened out on the 6th day so all up 354km off...

Chickened out on the 6th day so all up 354km off commuting, just couldn't drag my fat ass out of bed for anything this morning
05-08-08, 10:33 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 16,017
Posted By craigdurkee

new blog in signature totally pointless and all a...

new blog in signature totally pointless and all a bit of fun
Forum: Commuting
05-08-08, 10:32 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,022
Posted By craigdurkee

Very tired this week its tghe first week of my...

Very tired this week its tghe first week of my new job thus a 71km daily trip for me.

Finshed at 9 last night then back in for 9 this morning meant very little down time 350km so far and 1 more...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-08, 04:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 275
Posted By craigdurkee

Are you a cycling addict??

Guys if any of you are interested in having a cycling addict email address I'm giving them away.

Just drop me a private message and ill hook you up, you will get a password which you can change...
05-04-08, 04:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By craigdurkee

Thats good to know thanks

Thats good to know thanks
05-04-08, 03:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By craigdurkee

surly steamroller cant wait ill post pics...

surly steamroller

cant wait ill post pics when it arrives
05-04-08, 01:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By craigdurkee

Surly hubs

What are your opinions of the surly hubs

Im getting a bike next week with them and curious as to how they perform
Forum: Commuting
05-03-08, 01:44 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,022
Posted By craigdurkee

Last day of my 47km round trip today and the...

Last day of my 47km round trip today and the weather is definitely closing in and got allot worse here down under

Tuesday see's a new 70km daily round trip commute, im really looking forward to it...
05-02-08, 10:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,521
Posted By craigdurkee

used to commute on detonators and to be honest...

used to commute on detonators and to be honest had nothing but trouble with them. one saving grace is that they were very easy to fit which is nice
05-02-08, 02:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,521
Posted By craigdurkee

Yeah thats what I was thinking, i hear those...

Yeah thats what I was thinking, i hear those surly hubs are pretty pricey so im looking forward to getting her up and running, i think the Maxxis detonator's will have to go but all in all awesome
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