Monthly Archives: March 2012

Seen at the Smart Energy Expo today

This bike caught my eye as I could see from the distance that it was a vintage model, then on closer inspection I saw that it had this very cute sticker on it ……. changing its name from Repco to … Continue reading

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Bikes seen on Hunter Street yesterday

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Shimano Nexus 3-speed problems solved!

After much hassle with my new Shimano hub, which I wrote about here and here and here, the problems are finally resolved. The problem was with the hub, and a new wheel (and hub) has now been installed.Many thanks to … Continue reading

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Throsby Creek fisherman

I spoke to a fisherman at Throsby Creek the other day, he had ridden by bike to the Creek. He had five rods and various other fishing paraphernalia and he had carried it all on this bike …He had used … Continue reading

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Seen along Throsby creek yesterday

A Schwinn beach cruiser tandem …

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Great cycling beauty spots of the world (in Newcastle)

Just sometimes, I can imagine that Newcastle has a touch of some of the world’s great cities in it. This could plausibly be Paris on a summer’s day …. but it is in fact a cafe in the far more … Continue reading

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Shimano Nexus 3-speed hub problems

I previously wrote about the problems with my Shimano 3-speed hub here and here. I recently had the shifter mechanism replaced for my Nexus 3-speed and still I cannot get first gear. There have been some improvements however as a result of this change. … Continue reading

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Throsby Creek still closed!

Over a month ago I put up this post about the Throsby Creek closure. The workman I spoke to said it would only be another two weeks or so but it has now been over a month. When I went … Continue reading

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Bikes in the evening

A commuter heading home, it just makes so much sense to travel by bike …A group of girls out at night, one is on a skateboard and one is on a bike (sorry for the poor quality of this photo) … Continue reading

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Bike hour in Newcastle

This event was a huge success here in Newcastle! There was a gathering at the Harbour foreshore, I was interviewed by Jill Emberson, ABC radio announcer, I met up with many friends, I saw a brand new handmade cargo bike, … Continue reading

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