Category Archives: accessories

Bikes around Newcastle this week

… Hamilton, today … bike with home made trailer, Kotara, Saturday … Kotara, Saturday … Hamilton, Saturday … Hamilton, Saturday

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Wet weather cycling: where attention to detail counts

I had decided to wear skirts as much as possible this winter after donning my jeans recently for the first time this autumn and finding them too uncomfortable. With their tightness on my calves and ever-descending waistline, I felt that … Continue reading

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Restoring a vintage rack

I have this old mousetrap style rack from a Malvern Star which I had intended to install on my Speedwell, as it is about the same vintage …However, once the Speedwell had new wheels and a Shimano hub fitted 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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Product review – Gondwana rain jacket

Given that today is a deluge here I thought it a good time to review my new Gondwana rain jacket  (the style is called Balfour) … It comes with the highest claims including a 3 year warranty. They also claim the … Continue reading

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Panniers – product review

When Velogear was having an Australia Day sale of some of its products, I thought this was a great chance to get a set of panniers, something I had been meaning to get for a while. I liked the look … Continue reading

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Two degrees of separation

I rode into Newcastle the other day with Peter. As we were going through Wheeler Place I saw a lot of interesting looking bikes and wanted to stop to take photos of them …As we were admiring this one with … Continue reading

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Babies on Bikes: Part 4

This seat, positioned at the front of the bike, has many advantages: it allows the child to rest its hands on the provided grey pad, which also provides some impact protection; it allows for much chattering with its parents and … Continue reading

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What backpack, or bag, to use on a bike?

I don’t have panniers for my bike, I keep thinking about getting some and procrastinating about it, but in the meantime I use a backpack or bag for most of my carrying needs on the bike. These, of course, can … Continue reading

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