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TDU - Sausage Sizzles by CFS

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trevor Hill 13 hours ago. 5 Replies

During this year's TDU, CFS brigades will be conducting Sausage Sizzles at Stirling (Upper Sturt Brigade) and McLaren Vale (McLaren Vale Brigade).Details:Stirling.  Stage 2, Wednesday 17 Jan,…Continue

Shimano Alfine 11-speed hub - brief review

Started Feb 5, 2017 0 Replies

A few months ago, my son decided that he would like to have an ebike, and decided that his 1992 Mongoose 325 700c hybrid (at that time in my possession) would be an ideal platform for mounting the…Continue

Tags: Bafang, ebike, 11-speed, Alfine

Sausages at Stirling - Upper Sturt CFS Fund-raiser.

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Southern Jan 21, 2017. 6 Replies

The Upper Sturt CFS will again be conducting a sausage sizzle in Stirling for the TDU.Times will be a bit different this year, to take into account the start at Stirling, rather than the finish of…Continue

Tags: Stirling, CFS, food, sausage-sizzle, TDU

Pump found.

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Southern Jan 30, 2016. 3 Replies

This weekend, 16/1 to 17/1, I found a pump on the traffic island of Cross Rd, Kings Park, at the cross-over from Jellicoe Ave to Llanfair Tce.  It would seem that it has fallen from someone's bag, as…Continue

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David Southern replied to rossmg's discussion Great Quotes that include a Bicycle!
"'A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.'  (Some 1970's feminists.)"
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"I'll certainly be in the market for a cold drink…"
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rossmg replied to David Southern's discussion TDU - Sausage Sizzles by CFS
"I can certainly attest to the wonderful fare these two crews offer - they will taste like heaven and your cadence will increase by a minimum of 10% on all up-hill rides - enjoy!"
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TDU - Sausage Sizzles by CFS

During this year's TDU, CFS brigades will be conducting Sausage Sizzles at Stirling (Upper Sturt Brigade) and McLaren Vale (McLaren Vale Brigade).Details:Stirling.  Stage 2, Wednesday 17 Jan, mid-morning to mid-afternoon. Location: adjacent to the Westpac Bank, eastern side of Mt Barker Rd.  On Offer: Sausages etc., vegetarian/vegan options (cooked separately), drinks, water.McLaren Vale.  Stage 5, Saturday 20 Jan, about 7:00am to mid-afternoon. Location:  In front of the McLaren Vale CFS…See More
Jan 12
David Southern replied to rossmg's discussion WITWIMB
"Somewhere on the hills face looking northwest over the northern suburbs?  (I'm having trouble finding a vantage point on a road with a similar view including the HV power line.)"
Jan 6
David Southern replied to rossmg's discussion WITWIMB
"That's it.  An old buffer stop, at the Mt Lofty Station yard. Buffers have not been used on SAR for more than 80 years.  It is built from bulls-head rail, with the plates made from forge-cut (not oxy-cut) plate.  Quite possibly…"
Jan 3
David Southern replied to Wayne B's discussion Giant Bike store starts 2018 with a bang!
"[[My mention of it being "my bike" in my latest WITWIMB was not intended as a slight on you, Wayne.  The reference was because this particular machine has not appeared before, whereas my other 3 bikes have, multiple times.]]"
Jan 2
David Southern replied to rossmg's discussion WITWIMB
"GSV was not much help here.  There are actually not that many wide areas of that particular type of paver.  The critical clue was the reference to the bike shop.  Then a slight detour on my way to Church and I found the spot. …"
Jan 2
David Southern replied to rossmg's discussion WITWIMB
"Railway-related, but not there.  The railway thingy is not gate-related."
Jan 2
David Southern replied to rossmg's discussion WITWIMB
"WITWIMB?  (It is my bike, or, at least, one of them.)"
Jan 1
David Southern replied to rossmg's discussion WITWIMB
"The former car park of the former Hills factory, Ackland St Edwardstown."
Jan 1, 2018
David Southern replied to rossmg's discussion WITWIMB
"Northwest corner of Hindmarsh Square (no. 27).  (Discovered by riding my bike, not by GSV.)"
Dec 31, 2017

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What bikes do you ride?
BSA frame (1968) set up as 21 speed, 26x1 3/8.
**My elder son's Mongoose Dynametric 325 700C (1992) refurbished for my use.** (Returned to my son Nov 2016.)
Gitane 27" mixte, 1970's
Mid-motor (chainwheel drive) mixte Ebike, home-built 2013
"Cell"-frame mixte, 26x1 3/8, new build Feb 2017.
When do you ride?
Weekends, Other
..perhaps some more information about yourself for your profile page
Prefer bike, or bike/train over car, if load to be carried and time constraints permit.
My wife (we have been married 44 years) only learned to ride a bike after we were married, although much of our courting was in the presence of my bike.

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On Yer Bike. A story of living riding a bike.

Posted on November 17, 2013 at 21:46 2 Comments

I grew up in a household where riding a bike was "normal".  When we lived in the country, my Dad didn't ride to work, because that would have been silly.  With many country railway workers, home and work were, almost literally, only the side gate apart.  When Dad was transferred to the Pt Adelaide gang, he would regularly ride from Mansfield Park to the Port for work, even though we owned a car.  What stopped him wasn't either of the couple of accidents going to work, but a severed Achilles…

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The Ebike, at last.

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 22:23 7 Comments

For some years, I had been investigating buying or building an Ebike as a replacement for for most of my car-as-driver-only journeys from the city to Upper Sturt, a sort-of "reverse commute".  It was in doing this research that I first stumbled upon AC.

My investigations revealed that for my purposes, a mid-motor, chainwheel drive arrangement would be best, as this makes the bike gears available to the motor, unlike hub motors of any sort, and, incidentally, unlike all petrol motor…

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Gitane: First ride.

Posted on June 15, 2012 at 23:06 2 Comments

I took the Gitane out for a ride today, the first (apart from "setting up") since I got it.  From near Hadleigh Rise, Upper Sturt, into Stirling, and return, via Sturt Valley Road.

The bike is now set up as 3x7 (48/38/28, 11-28) instead of the original 2x6.  The triple came about because the chainwheel-side crank on the double was bent, so a new crankset was needed anyway.  A headstem with a…

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When did you last change the gear cable?

Posted on May 5, 2012 at 21:08 9 Comments

I got caught in the very heavy rain last Tuesday, and the BSA got saturated (not to mention the rider).  However, it seemed to have dried out fairly well.

But this morning, going to and from the Community Bike Workshop at Plympton, I was having trouble getting the outside sprocket (high gear) on the cassette.  It would not change the final step unless I backed off, went down one, and then changed two at once.

Oiling and cleaning the chain made a slight improvement, but still…

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