Monday, May 27, 2013

Way out west

not something you see on this blog much,
a bike with me next to it.

little bit of Frisco
in Moonee Ponds

one of my favourite bits of the 
Super Mario Kart Bike track
"slow down" is not an idle threat
that's one fucking tight corner
and checkout the overhang
and the rickety-ness

the galactic shute over Citilink

and half way across
Moonee Ponds Drain Creek Drain on the left
Citilink on the right
and a fuck-off wall in between

Sunday, May 19, 2013

New noodles for VA Sport

finally tired of the extreme drop of the cinelli gyros,
so moved up to a new pair of nitto noodles
with their characteristic backward-sweeping tops.

shellacked, black cloth tape matches the very dark brown ideale 70 saddle.
black was often chosen for these bikes out of the factory.

in picture but difficult to make out is the Sugino 38t chainring.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

"Moon" rear light

attaches to seat rails
so keeps seat post clear
USB rechargeable
excellent non-flashing mode
powerful enough for the jump to hyperspace

Monday, May 13, 2013

Why a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing.

Right now the World's Biggest Fuckwit.
Well, top ten anyway.

This is not about "ideology"
it's about a young dude trying to impress his mates

Thursday, May 9, 2013

the advantages of a leather saddle

you can put things underneath.

tool roll containing multitool, small shifting spanner, three tyre levers and patches
and spare tube
all stashed under the rails

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Frame geometry - Routens and Aerospace Sport

getting curious about things like frame geometry
and in particular head and seat tube angles
next stop is working out fork offset

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Finally. A semi-decent, mudguard-mounted taillight for bikes

the Spanninga Pixeo is an excellent, inexpensive solution to the problem 
of how to keep your seatpost
and/or packrack clear of taillight attachments.
being Dutch they do not flash, which is, sensibly, against the law in several European countries due to the distraction
and just general fucking annoyance 
of sitting behind a flashing LED in traffic.
runs on two AAA batteries, which means you can use rechargeables.
three thumbs up.
which makes it a bloody mystery why no-one in Aus stocks them.
I got them from here.