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Ballarat, Australia
Club Affiliation: Australian Cycling Forums
Member Since: July 2011
1 Year | 5 Year
Distance Chart
2016 Total: 2230.448 km 2017 Total: 4655.156 km 2018 Total: 3802.889 km 2019 Total: 2073.011 km 2020 Total: 424.3 km 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 4655 2328 0
2020 km Traveled: 424
2020 Rank: # 1,242 of 1,540 riders
(includes indoor rides)
Lifetime Odometer: 34,326 km

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Started the bike back up again to commute to work to save driving the car 20km each day (not really worth it).

Started out with a free bike scored from a family member which has turned into the commuter after the purchase of a second hand Giant Anthem. 
click to enlarge 2017 Cell Budget Frame
Fixed Gear Road bike
Description:  Bought as a frame to build a simple commuter on a budget in August 2017.

Started with the $89 Cell budget fixed gear frame, then added a $45 flip flop wheelset and parts from an old $5 tip bike, a couple of bits from the old commuter (Shogun Trailbreaker) and some mudguards I had laying around.

7/4/2019 (5,092km): Installed new Miche Track wheelset for $220 as the Reid J13 deep dish were rubbish. new wheelset saves 400g.

Currently running 44t chainset and 17t Surly Track sprocket for 69.13 gear inches.

cc: 2153

Lifetime Odometer: 6,713.4 km

700 x 28C Continental Gatorskin, front, 1,622 km
700 x 28C Continental Gatorskin, rear, 1,622 km
Izumi  single speed, 1,622 km

click to enlarge 2009 Giant Anthem X2
Full Susp XC Mountain bike
Description:  Purchased 2nd hand from a fella called Mark in Geelong on 6/4/2012 for $1000. Was bought new from Torquay Cycling Centre in 2010.

Now affectionately known as the 'shit box' due to never being able to complete even the simplest of rides (including on road!). I'd prefer to enter the Shogun in a race, at least I know I'd finish.

Full service on 30/4/2012 @ 104km for $150, fork oil, new pads and cleaned rotors, brakes bled, hubs tightened and regreased, tune up.

Upgraded brakes from original m486 to m775 XT, ice tech 180mm front and 160mm rear rotors on 28/08/2013.

2020 Odometer: 142.7 km
Lifetime Odometer: 2,747.8 km

26 x 2.35 Maxxis Ignitor, front, 2,494 km
26 x 2.10 Maxxis Ignitor, rear, 2,494 km

click to enlarge Apollo Jaguar
Road bike
Description:  picked up off Ebay from Geelong on 9/06/13 as a roadie / commuter / project, we'll see where this one goes :-)

It's already earned the nickname Thunder, as you see it go past as a flash of lightning, and then you hear it... BAAAAANG as the rider slams into a tree to slow down (must figure out the brake problem..).

Good condition, only need wheels trued, brakes adjusted and gears tuned.

07/02/2014: Steel wheels are beyond their usable life, replaced with new 700c shimano wheelset for $99, upgraded to 8 speed after minor hand modified parts to allow 8th gear to be selected.

Comp: 2120

2020 Odometer: 281.6 km
Lifetime Odometer: 2,671.5 km

700 x 23C Continental GatorSkin, front, 1,866 km
700 x 23C Continental GatorSkin, rear, 1,866 km

click to enlarge Shogun Trail Breaker 2
Hardtail XC Mountain bike
Description:  The trailbreaker was a freebie and started me back into cycling with the odd trip into the forest, then commuting. Upgrades; 200mm front disc brake conversion.

At 5,000km (2012) it had a major rebuild, new front forks, new SLX crankset, pedals, handlebars and freehub.

As of 7/7/12 for winter, bike is being converted to a commuter, CrossMarks were suffering too many punctures to be practical, plus getting the Giant back on the road has led to the change, we'll see how it goes.

New rear wheel at 7,610km (first one built at home).

20/09/14 @ 13, 927km - New Hollowtech BB to replace worn BB

Retired in August 2017 as the frame had always been too small. Over the lifetime of the bike, the operating costs worked out to 4.8c/km.

City Contact Outer Diameter: 2052mm.
Bontrager SR Outer Diameter: 1910mm.

Lifetime Odometer: 20,052.5 km

26 x 1.50 Bontrager SR, front, 3,431 km
20 x 1.50 Bontrager SR, rear, 387 km
Shimano HG30 8 speed, 2,500 km

click to enlarge Shogun Sport
Road bike
Description:  Bought on ebay from a local for $5. Will eventually be converted to a summer commuter / cruiser, current thinking is 27" alloy wheels, single speed coaster brake on the rear with no levers on the handlebars.

As of 720km (21/05/2015), the Sushi Roll has been converted to a fixed gear, utilising the existing chainring and 27" wheels.

Retired in August 2017 to donate parts to the Cell fixed gear commuter project.
cc 2190

Lifetime Odometer: 2,029.5 km

27 x 1-1/4 Continental Gator Hardshell, front, 1,848 km

Repco Lite 700
Road bike
Description:  The $10 tip find challenge: how far can Rob ride a $10 bike he found at the tip before it blows up?

Originally bought for parts for the Apollo, decided this one was too good to part out without one last run. So decided to do a silly challenge to have a laugh over winter.

Sold on ebay for $26 in November 2013.

Lifetime Odometer: 70.0 km
No planned events for 2020

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