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I have posted some cycling related articles from arround the web that I though may be of interest to some of the people on this site, enjoy.
As America Implodes, The Bike Industry Booms
"The nation may be wracked by collapsing banks, foreclosed houses and a tanking economy, but there's no sign anything's amiss here at Interbike, the bike industry's annual trade show. In fact, it's party time as a perfect storm of eco-conscious consumerism, health-conscious lifestyles and wallet-sapping gas prices conspires to get people...
NPDC's Draft Cycle Network Infrastructure Upgrade document is comprehensive. To help look at the content, 2 of us went for a ride on Sunday 21st Sept to look at what is proposed for Eliot Street, Coronation Avenue and Mangorei Road. We also looked at the the various works on Mangorei Road subsequent to the audit undertaken last year by one of our members.
From Leach St to Rogan St: Ranked #23rd. The improvements recommended are; Set back the kerb on the west side south of Leach St; Set back the kerb from Pendarves St to Cameron St; Recess...
Sadly another cyclist has had to do a second ghost bike up in Whangarei, where 34 year old Lynley Macdonald was struck by a stock truck while training with her dad for the Taupo Challange last week.
http://www.ghostbikes.org wrote: Ghost Bikes are small and somber memorials for bicyclists who are killed or hit on the street. A bicycle is painted all white and locked to a street sign near the crash site, accompanied by a small plaque. They serve as reminders of the tragedy that took...
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
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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