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A set of failures

Well, it started off on Sunday. I did a ride and the rear bolts holding the wheel came loose and needed tightening. Also the tyre on the front left was flat when I went down stairs, but I pumped it back up and it stayed up. Then today it was flat. The valve . . . → Read More: A set of failures

Anatomy of a cable replacement.

Well one of the flaws on the trike, is that it does tend to fray cables for the rear derailleur at the leaver end. This combined with my excessive gear changes means that I need to replace the rear gear cable about every 3,000 km. Normally I wait until it becomes painful to . . . → Read More: Anatomy of a cable replacement.

Scorcher TY-2GT

Well, I got three new tyres. This time I chose to go with the Greenspeed Kevlar Lines Scorchers. So far my findings are:

They, like thier unarmoured cousins, give a much nicer ride than the small, hard, Schwalbe Marathon Plus. I was able to put the tyres on with out tyre leavers for the first . . . → Read More: Scorcher TY-2GT

A ham radio and solar pannel on a gt3

This guy in the states has a faring with a solar panel and a ham radio behind the seat of a GT3. I have been considering getting such a panel but putting it on the trailer. For one thing the fairings are quite expensive at over $500 and I am not sure if . . . → Read More: A ham radio and solar pannel on a gt3

eWaste Trip

I missed the last one, but finally I made it to the recycling eWaste collection day. It is run every quarter by Marrickville Council. I took my old microwave (very old and no longer used as it does not fit in the microwave hole) and the old oil heater on the radical design . . . → Read More: eWaste Trip

Broken Swinggrip

I was riding around centennial park this morning and the swing grip bar I use broke due to metal fatigue. It was a bit of a shock at the time. Luckily I had hooked up the new light last night. This meant that the power cable from the light caught the unit, otherwise . . . → Read More: Broken Swinggrip

Evolution of Mirrors

The mirrors on the trike have gone trough an evolution. Like a bug, one rider said the other day that I have multifaceted vision. The mirrors I added are for seeing sideways. This is because there is a basic physical limitation on the trike. The problem is that I am down low (below . . . → Read More: Evolution of Mirrors

New Bike Bits

Well I went on a bit of a spending frenzy this week. One thing is still in the post and a couple are on the bike already.

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Parramatta to Windsor

I met Brendan the other day in Redfern. He was riding a Greenspeed GTO. As we were heading approximately in the same direction we rode together for a while and then agreed to do some rides together. This was our first ride together and the first ride I have done in Sydney with . . . → Read More: Parramatta to Windsor

Back to the Nunnery

Well I have to fix my over-optimistic analysis of my rear tyre and put on a new one there as well. It arrived today, so I headed back on down to the Nunnery to fix the tyre. This also gave me a chance to work on the ding I had managed to put . . . → Read More: Back to the Nunnery