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05-18-06, 01:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 29,537
Posted By Noif666

I use WD-40 to flush the nasty road gritty bits...

I use WD-40 to flush the nasty road gritty bits out of my chain, give it a good wipe, repeat until pretty dern clean and finish up using some proper chain lube.
So far it has worked a treat and I...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-06, 07:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 899
Posted By Noif666

I can't downshift on an single speed...so I just...

I can't downshift on an single speed...so I just hunker down and pedal hard!
04-17-06, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By Noif666

Yep, sounds good. I've found an online bike shop...

Yep, sounds good. I've found an online bike shop here in Oz that has just got some in.

Thanks for the responses!
04-13-06, 12:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By Noif666

I need to keep things relatively cheap, it would...

I need to keep things relatively cheap, it would cost too much (more than the bike is worth) to get them shipped to Australia. I can make do with what I have and get the rest cheaply at my LBS, I am...
04-13-06, 12:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By Noif666

The forks are fine, I'm just worried about...

The forks are fine, I'm just worried about whether an a-head stem would clamp onto the threads sufficiently enough if I were to go down that path. The reason I may want to do this is because I need a...
04-12-06, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By Noif666

headset, stem and fork compatability

I currently have a bike with a 1" threaded headset and fork setup - using a quill stem.

Is it possible/safe/ok to install a 1" a-headset and use a suitable (a-head) headstem on the threaded forks?...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-06, 02:48 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,911
Posted By Noif666

Well, his avatar is of a purple anodized (I...

Well, his avatar is of a purple anodized (I assuming itś anodized anyway...the point is itś purple), nipple - the thing what holds spokes to rims etc etc... above that and under his user name it says...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-06, 02:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,128
Posted By Noif666

Photo or it didn´t happen!!! ;)

Photo or it didn´t happen!!! ;)
01-17-06, 05:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,240
Posted By Noif666

Hi Shorty, using a ruler (I'm at work and have no...

Hi Shorty, using a ruler (I'm at work and have no access to efficient measuring tools...) the seat tube length is approximately 38cm....
01-15-06, 11:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,240
Posted By Noif666

GT Avalanche, extra small frame. Originally an...

GT Avalanche, extra small frame. Originally an '04 model but have upgraded many times. One upgrade was installing a shorter stem as I was too streched out with the stock one.

Because it was the...
12-01-05, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By Noif666

"In memory of Jim Price Put your cell phone...

"In memory of Jim Price
Put your cell phone away while driving"

If you want the message a little longer why not quote the man himself:
"Ride Hard, Live Long and Never Give Up!!"
(taken from...
11-29-05, 07:47 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 50,425
Posted By Noif666

I haven't checked the forums lately and this is...

I haven't checked the forums lately and this is extremely sad news to read. sydney's posts have taught me so much in working on my own bikes, interspersed with a bit of humour or ribbing or both they...
Forum: Foo
11-25-05, 10:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 589
Posted By Noif666

Probably a wise decision to report him - before...

Probably a wise decision to report him - before he actually harms somebody and not just a sapling.

P.S. Good luck with your exams. It feels so good when they're over!
Forum: Foo
11-24-05, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 589
Posted By Noif666

Haha! What suburb was that in? If it's anywhere...

Haha! What suburb was that in? If it's anywhere near Clayton, there's a bottle shop on Centre Rd that opens at 7am. There's usually a group of people standing about with drinks in hand looking like...
11-05-05, 05:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By Noif666

After a rudimentary search I though so too....

After a rudimentary search I though so too. Thanks for that suggestion.
I have found after a bit more digging about that the bike appears to be a 1940's or 50's women's commuter made by "Healing"...
11-03-05, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By Noif666

Identity: Unknown

Hi,
I found a rusty old bike down an alley last night and just had to grab it and give it a home. It's in a bit of a state so restoration is definitely in order. To do this I was wanting to find...
09-21-05, 05:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 42,418
Posted By Noif666

I agree, I used the trick recently and it worked...

I agree, I used the trick recently and it worked a charm. Something better for your handlebars than a screwdriver (if you are pedantic about these things): some WD-40 spray cans come with a nozzle...
09-09-05, 12:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By Noif666

I've seen a few around here and there; recently...

I've seen a few around here and there; recently (in the last year) a few were intalled around my local area - near schools and the like. I don't have a huge issue with them, and some have a gap...
Forum: Commuting
09-04-05, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By Noif666

Ouch! I hate it when my wheel does that. The...

Ouch! I hate it when my wheel does that. The worst part is knowing the outcome as it's happening.
Bruised elbows hurt, mine is still throbbing somewhat after an altercation with the road early last...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-05, 08:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,907
Posted By Noif666

they're nice and bright; the only problem I have...

they're nice and bright; the only problem I have with them is the rubbery part that holds it in your handlebars, it's rather flimsy and can tear easily when you try and take them out again. I tore...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-05, 04:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,890
Posted By Noif666

I'm 22, have been commuting by bike for the last...

I'm 22, have been commuting by bike for the last 6 years and hope to continue commuting by bike for as long as I possibly can.
08-29-05, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 613
Posted By Noif666

Try using your body as a shock absorber; bend...

Try using your body as a shock absorber; bend your arms and lift your bottom off the seat when going over bumps. You don't have to be riding hard to break a spoke or two, my husband has broken many...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-05, 07:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,907
Posted By Noif666

http://bcm.maz.org/archives/pancake%20bunny.jpg

http://bcm.maz.org/archives/pancake%20bunny.jpg
Forum: Commuting
08-29-05, 05:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,907
Posted By Noif666

I wear a bright yellow reflective vest,...

I wear a bright yellow reflective vest, reflective ribbon on my jersey sleeves (and if I'm wearing pants reflective ankle bands), two white LED lights on the front, two red LED lights on the back and...
08-24-05, 04:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,237
Posted By Noif666

I used to see a guy every morning who rode a...

I used to see a guy every morning who rode a mountain bike with aero bars on it. It never occurred to me that it might look funny or strange. If it's comfortable absolutely go for it!
08-11-05, 04:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,576
Posted By Noif666

Snot rocket (or 'Bush-boy blowie' around these...

Snot rocket (or 'Bush-boy blowie' around these parts) is a great way to get rid of excess mucus! I always check around me before I shoot off though - don't want to hit anybody, as has been the case...
08-09-05, 05:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 938
Posted By Noif666

Hehe, too true! In which case, you ONLY broke 12...

Hehe, too true! In which case, you ONLY broke 12 bones?!? ;)
08-09-05, 04:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 938
Posted By Noif666

You broke 12 bones?!?!?!?! :eek: Or did you break...

You broke 12 bones?!?!?!?! :eek: Or did you break a bone at 12 years of age?
08-09-05, 03:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,449
Posted By Noif666

You should have told him cars take up too much...

You should have told him cars take up too much space on campus :p
Or that the BUILDINGS or STUDENTS take up too much space!
What a joke, good luck in fighting this
08-08-05, 04:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 938
Posted By Noif666

1) you got serious in biking? the love has been...

1) you got serious in biking? the love has been there since I first rode a bike; but 16 for when I decided riding was the best way to go places.
2) learned how to wheelie? 21 (go on, laugh...I did!)...
08-08-05, 04:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,172
Posted By Noif666

I used a slime tube on my rear tyre once....

I used a slime tube on my rear tyre once. Unfortunately it was no good to me when I did finally get a flat as I got 3 peices of glass through my tyre. Two of the holes sealed up ok once I got all the...
08-07-05, 04:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,172
Posted By Noif666

None of the options really apply to me. I put a...

None of the options really apply to me. I put a new tube in (if it's a side-of-the-road job) then patch the old one when I get home and put it back in my saddle bag for the next flat. I'll keep...
08-04-05, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By Noif666

Green Hummer Project

I'm not sure if this has been posted before, nothing came up in a search of the forums.

Green Hummer Project (http://www.greenhummerproject.org/)

If only there were more of these instead of...
08-03-05, 04:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,672
Posted By Noif666

Not too long ago I had the rare opportunity to...

Not too long ago I had the rare opportunity to offer two people assistance in as many days. Neither needed a hand but were grateful for the offer.
I have been asked if I need help once or twice...
08-01-05, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 799
Posted By Noif666

There is one in Canberra, Australia...

There is one in Canberra, Australia http://canberrabicyclemuseum.com.au/
Forum: Commuting
07-29-05, 10:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 629
Posted By Noif666

Awesome! Not only is it...

Awesome! Not only is it eye-catchingly-painfully-bright but when lit up defines the shape of the bike. There's no way a driver could mistake you for anything but a cyclist.
I hope it reduces close...
07-15-05, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By Noif666

Hang in there, have a cuppa, relax...your baby...

Hang in there, have a cuppa, relax...your baby will be home soon.
07-10-05, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By Noif666

This...

This (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y168/Noiferatu/SR5_5ev-2.jpg) was taken not too long ago. There isn't much pretty scenery along my route as I follow the railway tracks through suburbia.
07-04-05, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By Noif666

It looks so...tasty... Nice effort on the...

It looks so...tasty...

Nice effort on the "Test" ride, if it feels as good as it looks I can surely understand why you went so far!
07-03-05, 05:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 780
Posted By Noif666

including yourself after a big ride... :eek: ;)

including yourself after a big ride... :eek: ;)
07-03-05, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By Noif666

I love the sound of the cleat engaging in the...

I love the sound of the cleat engaging in the pedal :D
Forum: Foo
06-29-05, 04:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,239
Posted By Noif666

http://superherouniverse.com/wallpaper/batmobile/m...

http://superherouniverse.com/wallpaper/batmobile/movie-batmobile.jpg

:D

Seriously though, if I could, I'd happily go without a car. Unfortunately the other half needs one for work (too much...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-05, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,079
Posted By Noif666

I used to be a bike rager, I still think nasty...

I used to be a bike rager, I still think nasty things about idiot road users but I no longer show it in a verbal or physical manner. A couple of close calls with potentially homicidal so and so's and...
06-21-05, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,061
Posted By Noif666

For the last week I've been passing a father out...

For the last week I've been passing a father out walking with his kids (between 6:30 and 7am no less), I can usually just see them coming towards me on the trail - I'm sure they can see me with all...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-05, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By Noif666

Funny, I did that last weekend. It wasn't much...

Funny, I did that last weekend. It wasn't much different really, no less cars but a lot more sunshine (I leave home before sunrise). A couple of pedestrians about and one guy on a pushi with a 2...
06-19-05, 09:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,311
Posted By Noif666

If you don't have the tools yourself, ask your...

If you don't have the tools yourself, ask your LBS when you go there to check the bottom bracket and tighten it if it's loose. My bro's bike developed a ticking noise after a few months use (brand...
06-08-05, 04:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,503
Posted By Noif666

Just did that this morning. It's so refreshing to...

Just did that this morning. It's so refreshing to go for a ride in the rain :)
I also like having too spend extra time in cleaning my bike up afterwards; there's nothing like coming home with a...
06-07-05, 11:42 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,742
Posted By Noif666

I do my best to acknowledge all cyclists that I...

I do my best to acknowledge all cyclists that I pass, motorcyclists too. Like you though, I hardly ever get a reply. In fact I get more return nods from motorcyclists than bicyclists!
Forum: Commuting
06-02-05, 04:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,647
Posted By Noif666

given that you have drop bars, try alternating...

given that you have drop bars, try alternating hand position. Use the drops for a bit and then back to your normal position. Do it whenever you start to feel some tingling.
Also check your bike's...
05-26-05, 05:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,148
Posted By Noif666

I have one and they get the same reaction as...

I have one and they get the same reaction as bells, bugger all.
In fact people tend to not know what the sound is, they look up at the sky, down to the pavement, under their armpit and then, wow!...
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