Monthly Archives: September 2011

New bicycle infrastructure in Newcastle

There is new bicycle infrastructure in Teralba Road, Adamstown. It consists of speed humps and a dedicated cycle lane beside the speed humps. This is part of the marked track that goes from the Adamstown end of the Fernleigh track … Continue reading

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The bicycle as art form – bike shadow

This was done at Bar Beach a few years ago. It is a great way to raise awareness of bikes in the city, as well as decorating an otherwise ugly and uninteresting wall.

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More vintage bikes

I like the furry seat of this Roadmaster, even though I would not have it myself. I also like the chrome wheels with white walled tyres, and the fine lines of the chromed rack. This Repco has an unusual shimmery … Continue reading

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Original bike: an old Speedwell!

I saw this bike at a shopping centre recently and thought it belonged to a cool young thing as it was a one speed and very trendy looking. Imagine my surprise when its owner stepped out of a shop and … Continue reading

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The elderly cyclist

I have noticed that there are many elderly cyclists in inner city areas who seem to use bikes as their main form of transport. Their choice to ride a bike could be preference or necessity. I would count myself in … Continue reading

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Bikes on Beaumont this week

¬†Sporty chic cyclist ¬†Another commuter   My shadow  

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Bike commuters in Newcastle

Most Novocastrian bike riders are utilitarian creatures at heart, they want their bike to be functional and nothing else. If they ride to work, and quite a few do, they usually ride a mountain bike with a pair of shorts … Continue reading

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Complaints about Newcastle bike lanes

I hope this article in today’s The Herald, and the associated editorial comment, will make a difference to the bike lanes in Newcastle. We really need separated bike lanes here. And more public awareness about “car dooring” cyclists, noone does … Continue reading

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Vintage Raleigh in Hamilton

I am never disappointed on my visits to Hamilton, I always get to see some interesting bikes. Today it was a Raleigh. The handlebars are turned around the wrong way, I didn’t want to touch the bike to photograph it … Continue reading

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Skirtguards, second fitting

I changed the fitting of my skirtguard, which was initially fitted as described here. The holes I have used to fit it to were probably intended to be ventilation holes, but they also suit the purpose of holding the guard … Continue reading

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