Ride2School Day

Posted in in Events, Links on March 16th, 2009 by nicholasb | No Comments

March 25th is Ride To School Day.

At Cheeky Transport we reckon every day should be ride to school (and everywhere else) day.

Information on how to be involved is available from Bicycle NSW

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Thank You!

Posted in in Events, Links, People on November 18th, 2008 by schmadzie | 1 Comment

Well, the cheeky picnic was a very chilled out arvo down at pyrmont park and we just wanted to say thanks to all who made it. Thanks to the ruby murray’s diner as well, food was great as usual.

Well done to all the organisers of the the bff related events as well, michele and the gang put a heap of work in to organise them all.

To all those who missed it here are some pics (care of sam)and you’ll just have to wait until next year. the bike blender cocktails get seriously strong when brian and marcelo get on the bar but it was an awesome afternoon with a very competitive game of soccer for some and a lot of lazing around for others. safe riding!

more great images at sydney cyclist. cool site to check out anyway.

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Bicycle Security..

Posted in in General Stuff, Links on February 16th, 2008 by nicholasb | 1 Comment


Lock It Or Lose It

 Via the ever-awesome Velorution comes this great article on securing your bike, originally published by the UK’s CTC. There’s some really good advice on the tactics that are used against common types of locks, and how to counter them – particularly the scourge of the mini hydraulic jack that can bust open even the most heavy duty D-Lock.

Our favourite lock is the 3.25″ x 5.5″ Kryptonite Evolution Mini, which is big enough to lock most bikes, but small enough that it can’t be levered open. 

It’s a pain to have your bike stolen, but almost as bad to have your wheels taken – it happened to me in the supermarket car-park on Christmas Eve a few years back. A heavy braided cable looped through the wheels to a D-lock is good, but a pain to lace up every time. Pitlock skewers replace your regular quick release skewers and seatpost with a bolt up key. Cheaper versions use an Allen Head or 5-sided nut, but the Pitlock key is randomly chosen from hundreds of different shapes.  

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A few things from Nick..

Posted in in Links on November 16th, 2006 by nicholasb | No Comments

I’m now into my third month of working for Cheeky, and thought it was time to add some things to the blog..

  • Travelling With Bicycles is a site that indexes a heap of tips and tricks for dealing with airports and airlines around the world when you’re travelling with your bike.
  • Check out this video of a whole bunch of Christiania’s roaming free in their native environment. I got to ride ours down to Alexandria and back on Tuesday, and it was a little unnerving at first, but fantastic once I got the hang of it – have a look at some photos here.

That’s all for now.. Cheers.

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surly long haul truckers owners group

Posted in in General Stuff, Links, Surly on June 6th, 2006 by schmadzie | 1 Comment

Check out this site http://surlyville.net/surlylht/

particularly the Owners rides section which has photos of LHTs built up in different variations. PS We now have Brooks saddles!

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I have just come up with a brilliant idea

Posted in in Advocacy, Commuting, Events, General Stuff, Links, People, Rants on May 28th, 2006 by schmadzie | 14 Comments

I went on a nice ride today the Massbug Sustainability ride (details soon). And I was thinking how much I love our customers. Not specifically the people on the ride. Don't be embarrassed. But I do some good thinking when I'm riding or after I've been riding.

So my brilliant idea is

to create a new blog covering Sydney bike culture!

Now, that is what Dave and I have been trying to do already, but there is so much cool stuff going on and so many cool people involved, that everyone should know about . And I reckon it could be a great resource and could help the cause of bike culture in Sydney. NB this will not be a Cheeky Transport blog per se. It would be a stand alone thing. I'd like to try and make it as positive as possible. Have a look at these sites for an idea of what I'm thinking
http://bikeportland.org/ i love the byline "To inform and insipre"

SO, basically, I might set it up and ask people to be contributors of cool stuff (news, events, stories, thoughts, cries for help, whatever) whenever they feel like it

Anyone got any ideas ? We need a name, something sydney centric. Remember this is for Sydney bike culture. Don't be shy

latest news "velosydney" has been set up, but i may change the name if we come up with something else. Keep them names coming!

Damn that's a good idea!

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cyclocroz update

Posted in in Cyclocross, General Stuff, Links on May 19th, 2006 by schmadzie | 3 Comments

new cross racing in Melbourne. See here for details

who wants to get something happening in Sydney?

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cyclocross australia

Posted in in General Stuff, Links on April 27th, 2006 by schmadzie | 5 Comments

check out my new cyclocross blog and help me come up with a better name!


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BikeLove on the radio friday at 11am

Posted in in Commuting, Events, General Stuff, Links on March 31st, 2006 by schmadzie | No Comments

Jo's mini bike radio show is playing on 2SER 107.3 frdays at 11am!!!!!!!!!

Listen up.Check out the blog and spread the word of Bike Luuuurve http://bikelove.blogspot.com/

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bicycle related blogs and other stuff

Posted in in Events, General Stuff, Links, Rants on March 17th, 2006 by schmadzie | 5 Comments

my mac doesn't seem to be allow mt to hyperlink so forgive me for the rustic web addresses. that aeolian ride really captured my imagination. the riders look so cool together and on their own
www.cfsmtb.blogspot.com has some cool pictures and they also had some cool links to soem bike blogs that i thought some of you might be interested in. friday nights are the first time to take a breath and reflect on the past week. a full day of tafe on monday for me means adam is ready for some time off on tuesday and we are crazy busy building some sweet rohloff bikes and some touring surly long haul truckers with a nice kit for some lovely tasmanians as well as a full schedule of servicing.

http://links.tortoiseandharedesigns.com/ has the bicycle related blogs for you to check out.

one of our lovely customers wrote an article on blogging in the australian and adam was an interviewee for a small section on how blogging operates for small businesses. pretty comprehensive job by the looks. adam thinks he is a celebrity now.

how good is lone wold with cub on sbs thursday nights at 10.30pm, way past my normal bedtime of 9pm but there is something about a samurai walking around pushing his kid in a bodgy barrow necking all these dudes that does it for me. the gore is sweet.

so we missed the first bikelove because apparently it was on at 9.30am not 11am but maybe some of you heard it. next time hopefully we will have the correct time. jo is on to good thing there i reckon, lots of scope to do cool stuff, podcast a critical mass, whatever she wants.

so adam and i participated in the 10th polaris challenge down at delegate on the nsw/vic border. we were mechanics on friday night and saturday morning and we were actually rather busy which didn't make for much a restful weekend.

those hydraulic disc brakes seem to be a trap for young players, rotors rubbing, loose caliper bolts, levers being depressed during travel plus a few rack fittings and gear adjustments kept us busy till about 10.30 or 11 on friday night so it was a late dinner of soy sausages cooked on the trangea with some yulla dips and salad and then saturday morning these lovely but overly chirpy for the time of morning competitors woke us up about 6.30am and we worked on people's bikes until about 9.30 when we started to pack up all we needed for the two days.

we decided to go for the big points, 70 for getting to the top of mt delegate, well it just about wrecked even though it was a hell of a lot of fun, half an hour of off road climbing in the granny ring sorted me out and 40minutes of adam's super low rohloff gear well and truly sorted him out.
we decided to head to the pub and see how we felt. after a couple of cold middies and a very generous plate of hot chips a swimming holw and maybe a return trip via the coast seemed like a good way to spend the rest of the weekend. i was stuffed it was way hot and i didn't feel like wrecking myself any further.

it was my first polaris and it had a really nice atmosphere that more eseasoned mtb and polaris racers mentioned was typical of a polaris event. there were serious competitors but just a bit more chilled out. if i was fitter and maybe if it wasn't so far away i would be more inclined to go for longer not that that would be difficult. i think total distanc etravelled was about 35km.

sleep beckons

have a good weekend.

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