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my chainringIdeally, a singlespeed should have a frame with horizontal
dropouts or track-style horizontal fork ends.
With this type of frame, the chain tension is regulated by
moving the rear axle back and forth in the fork ends. If
the chain is too tight, the drive train will bind, perhaps
only at one angle of the pedals (chainwheels are not
usually perfectly concentric). It should be tight as it
can be without binding. If the chain is too loose, it can
fall off, usually at...
Would have really liked to be at the CAN do this weekend and the associated meetings, events, workshops and rides. However, my work has me based at Scott Base in Antarctica at the moment. Depite living and cylcing in a relatively isolated part of the country, Central Otago, I'm enjoying get back into belonging to a cycling group that is actively promoting cycling and the role I've taken on in helping with the Chainlinks magazine. I look forward to continuing that and will make an effort to meet more of the CAN folk over coming year. I should be back into enzed in about a couple of weeks...
Tips and tricks for the budding commuter biker.
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The Gemini Cycle-Friendly Awards 2008 will be presented by the Minister of Commerce, Hon. Lianne Dalziel. The award finalists have now been announced. All finalists receive a certificate, while the category winners also receive a custom-designed “bicycle-bell” trophy.
Gemini Cycle-Friendly Award Trophy
The Award ceremony will commence at 5 pm on Friday, 3 October 2008.
The Award ceremony will be followed by a drinks and nibbles function in the adjacent Belgian Café Torenhof, on 88 Armagh Street [part of the Provincial Buildings].
The venue is...
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To report road hazards (potholes, glass etc.), parking infringements,
broken traffic lights, contact:
HUTT CITY: 570 6666 (567 2003 a/h), firstname.lastname@example.org
KAPITI COAST: 04 2964 700 (hazards etc.); Police (parking enforcement)
PORIRUA: For all enquiries ring Porirua City Council call centre 04 237
(24hrs), or email email@example.com
SOUTH WAIRARAPA DISTRICT: Ravi Mangar, 06-306 9611, firstname.lastname@example.org
UPPER HUTT: 527 2169 (Technical Support Unit) email@example.com
WELLINGTON: 499 4444; for reporting motorists parking...
“Being Cycle Aware” is a half-day road safety workshop, which aims to give participants an understanding of the issues that face cyclists every day. It has classroom and practical aspects. The workshop consists of the experience of cycling in “real” road conditions guided by an experienced cyclist, and follow up discussion/feedback to review those experiences.
We strongly believe that what we have developed to date is an effective vehicle for presenting cycling road-safety issues. We have packaged the Workshop into a kit, and encourage other groups to use the material...
Biking is fun. Are you thinking about getting a bike for travelling to work, for weekend rides, or for your kids?
Bike shops are expert at helping you find a bike that's right for you and have qualified mechanics and sales support. Buying second-hand can be fine - just make sure it's comfortable and safe.
Fit the bike to you
The frame size must be right. There should be at least 12cm between your crotch and the cross bar when you straddle a mountain bike, and 3cm or more for other bikes. For maximum comfort and performance, your leg should be...
CAW's survey of Wellington City Council and Wellington Regional Council candidates
CAW members (David, Jane, Stephen and Patrick) went riding with police and council staff this morning. We run an annual Police / Council cycle training day. There were about 40 people there.
This year we started at 8am and cycled for about an hour from Karori, Johnsonville and Kilbirnie, and through town. Then we discussed some of the issues facing cyclists in city traffic. We pretty quickly figured out that cyclists sometimes have to choose between what is legal, what is practical and what is safe, e...