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Christchurch, New Zealand
Club Affiliations: 'BentRider Car Free Challenge
2010 TerraTrike Car-Free Challenge
Commuter Cycling Century
'BentRider Recumbent Club
Member Since: January 2007 5 Year Distance Chart
2024 km Traveled: 0
2024 Rank: currently unranked
Lifetime Odometer: 44,173 km

A cycle commuter for the last ten years. I cycle the short distance to work each day, wet or fine, summer & winter. I changed to a recumbent in August 2006. I occasionally do longer day rides and events. 
Challenge Mistral
SWB Recumbent bike
Description:  Fully suspended SWB touring recumbent with USS handlebars and disc brakes.

Lifetime Odometer: 1,548.9 km

20 x 1.35 Schwalbe Marathon Plus, front, 5,079 km

click to enlarge 2007  Titanium Century
SWB Recumbent bike
Description:  A Titanium copy of the Volae Century. Brought for racing and fun rides only.

Lifetime Odometer: 4,162.1 km

20 x 1-1/8 Schwalbe Durano, front, 308 km
700 x 23C Continental Grand Prix 4000S, rear, 2,491 km

SWB Recumbent bike
Description:  20/26 Underseat steering recumbent.

Lifetime Odometer: 46.8 km

20 x 2.0 Schwalbe Big Apple, front, 43 km
26 x 1.95 Specialized Hemisphere, rear, 43 km

Hotmover Mk II
Trike Recumbent bike
Description:  A very reclined chrom-moly trike with 20" wheels all round and elastomer front suspension and disc brakes.

Lifetime Odometer: 22.5 km

click to enlarge 1999 Linear 
LWB Recumbent bike
Description:  Folding aluminium American LWB with under seat steering.

Lifetime Odometer: 995.9 km

20 x 2.0 Schwalbe Big Apple Liteskin, front, 653 km
26 x 1.50 Maxxis Xenith 1.5, rear, 1,193 km

click to enlarge Burco Super Riviera
700c Hybrid bike
Description:  Dutch commuting bike with mudguards, rear rack, built in lock, dynamo light system and 5 speed Suntour rear derailuer. Also fitted with a comfortable Brooks B66 saddle. The geometry is nice and relaxed like on the old English Sports and Roadsters.

Lifetime Odometer: 7,483.4 km

700 x 32C Schwalbe Marathon Plus, front, 6,081 km
700 x 28C Ruffy Tuffy , rear, 3,133 km
SRAM PC880 8 speed, 4,465 km

1964 Moulton Deluxe
Vintage bike
Description:  Series I Moulton Deluxe with GB alloy bars, stem and break levers, GB Sport brakes, Four-speed hub and original bag.

Lifetime Odometer: 75.4 km

click to enlarge Eclipse 
Road bike
Description:  Titanium road bike fitted with Shimano 105 components and tubular wheels.

Lifetime Odometer: 708.7 km

700 x 23C Continental Giro, rear, 176 km

Schwinn Le Tour
Vintage bike
Description:  Japanese made late seventies/early eighties road bike with stem shifters and suicide levers but with centre-pull brakes and quick release wheels.

Lifetime Odometer: 516.9 km

27 x 1-1/4 Michelin World Tour, front, 955 km

click to enlarge 1979 Mercian 
Road bike
Description:  Classic hand-made English road bike made from Reynolds 531. It would have been a near top of the line bike when new and still rides very well.

Lifetime Odometer: 1,353.4 km

27 x 1-1/8 Continental Ultra Sport, front, 223 km
27 x 1-1/8 Continental Ultra Sport, rear, 224 km

1986 Diamondback Ascent
XC Mountain bike
Description:  Old school classic MTB turned into an urban/rough road bike.

Lifetime Odometer: 2,926.8 km

click to enlarge 1996 Pro-Flex 756
Full Susp XC Mountain bike
Description:  An early full suspension bike that has been built up with a mostly XTR group.

Lifetime Odometer: 268.7 km

click to enlarge unknown make Porteur
Vintage bike
Description:  1940s French porteur bike. Fitted with a drum brake front hub, F&S Torpedo coaster rear hub, Simplex Champ de Monde rear derailleur, valenced mudguards 650b wheels and an Ideale 54 alloy railed saddle.

Lifetime Odometer: 216.0 km

click to enlarge 1956 Humber Sports
Vintage bike
Description:  Classic English three-speed bike built by Raleigh Industries. Fitted with a Sturmey-Archer FG four speed dyno-hub. Also fitted with with mudguards and Sturmey Archer light set including Dry Battery Unit.

Lifetime Odometer: 593.5 km

26 x 1-3/8 Cheng Shin , front, 584 km
26 x 1-3/8 Cheng Shin , rear, 584 km

click to enlarge 1915 other Chieftain Royal Prince
Vintage bike
Description:  A c1920s racing bike fitted with some components from the 1930s - 1940s. Nice big 28" wheels provide for a comfortable ride.

Lifetime Odometer: 1,056.2 km

28 x 1-1/2 Schwalbe Delta Cruiser (Creme), front, 1,056 km
28 x 1-1/2 Schwalbe Delta Cruiser (Creme), rear, 1,056 km

click to enlarge Raleigh Twenty
Folding bike
Description:  NZ made folding Raleigh Twenty. fitted with a Sachs torpedo duomatic two speed coaster brake hub.

Lifetime Odometer: 88.3 km

click to enlarge Norman Invader
Vintage bike
Description:  Classic English lightweight saved from a dump. Fitted with a pre-aged Brooks B17, Dunlop 26 x 1 1/4 EA1 rims and a flip-flop hub. I am running a 46x16 on the fixed side.

Lifetime Odometer: 156.0 km

click to enlarge unknown make 
Fixed Gear Road bike
Description:  Classic 1920s - 1930s New Zealand made (probably) bike with 28 x 1 3/8 inch wheels and a flip-flop hub as well as some very nice lugs on the frame.

Lifetime Odometer: 124.3 km

28 x 1-3/8 Cheng Shin , front, 109 km

click to enlarge Giant Revive
CLWB Recumbent bike
Description:  Compact city cruiser with rear suspension.

Lifetime Odometer: 16.8 km

click to enlarge 1961 other Gresham Flyer
Vintage bike
Description:  Classic English ladies three speed with a working dynohub.

Lifetime Odometer: 109.0 km

Healing Cruiser
Fixed Gear Road bike
Description:  Healing Cruiser built as a wet weather fixed gear commuter.

Lifetime Odometer: 3,635.4 km

click to enlarge 1964 Moulton Stowaway
Vintage bike
Description:  The original small wheeled bike. Front suspension in the headtube by steel spring and rubber dampers. Rear suspension by rubber block. Kirkby built separable bike.

Lifetime Odometer: 255.4 km

16 x 1-3/8 Cheng Shin Raleigh Record, front, 246 km
16 x 1-3/8 Cheng Shin Raleigh Record, rear, 246 km

click to enlarge bikeE 
CLWB Recumbent bike
Description:  Now sold to my father.

Lifetime Odometer: 47.3 km

16 x 1.95 Maxxis Hookworm, front, 47 km
20 x 2.0 Maxxis , rear, 47 km

click to enlarge Avanti Pro
Road bike
Description:  Mid 90s road bike fitted with s entry level Campagnolo groupset.

Lifetime Odometer: 1,273.7 km

700 x 23C Continental Grand Prix 4000s, front, 234 km
700 x 23C Continental Grand Prix 4000s, rear, 234 km

click to enlarge other Bickerton Portable
Folding bike
Description:  Very early folding bike design made of aluminium tubes bolted together. Fitted with a 14 inch front wheel and 16 inch back wheel. Now sold.

Lifetime Odometer: 105.2 km

click to enlarge other Morrison Predator
XC Mountain bike
Description:  A Very worn early nineties heavy steel rigid mountain bike (but free). Fitted with cantilever brakes and Shimano SIS gears. A beater to be used on rail trails and the like. Now sold.

Lifetime Odometer: 211.0 km

26 x 1.25 Specialized Fatboy, front, 441 km

click to enlarge Healing Cruiser
Vintage bike
Description:  1970s copy of the Raleigh 20 utility bike. The bike is fitted with a Shimano 3 speed hub operated by a twist-grip, mudgards, carrier and comfortable sprung saddle. Now Sold.

Lifetime Odometer: 221.1 km

Bacchetta Cafe
CLWB Recumbent bike
Description:  Compact long wheel base recumbent with 20" front wheel and 26" rear wheel and a comfortable mesh seat.

Lifetime Odometer: 1,141.3 km

click to enlarge Flying Furniture PBP Special
SWB Recumbent bike
Description:  2001. SWB recumbent with 20" wheels front & rear and a comfortable hammock style seat designed to do the Paris-Brest-Paris event. Now Sold.

Lifetime Odometer: 3,783.4 km

click to enlarge 2006 Rans Velocity Squared
LWB Recumbent bike
Description:  Long wheelbase recumbent with raised bottom bracket and 20" Front and 26" Rear wheels.

Lifetime Odometer: 2,875.0 km

click to enlarge Rans Rocket
SWB Recumbent bike
Description:  2006 Rans Rocket. Now Sold.

Lifetime Odometer: 5,484.6 km

KMC Z72S 8 speed, 780 km

click to enlarge 2007 custom built 
SWB Recumbent bike
Description:  Fully suspended SWB recumbent

Lifetime Odometer: 4,252.9 km

20 x 1.35 Schwalbe Marathon Plus, front, 1,762 km
20 x 1.35 Schwalbe Marathon Plus, rear, 1,762 km

click to enlarge other Robin Hood Sports
Vintage bike
Description:  A 1960 english three speed bike built by Raleigh Industries. Fitted with a worn Middlemore saddle, mudgards, Miller dynamo lights and the venerable Sturmey Archer AW three speed hub. Paint has faded but the pinstriping and all the decals are still easily readable. Now Sold.

Lifetime Odometer: 4.5 km

click to enlarge other Oryx 10 Speed
Vintage bike
Description:  Late 1970s Bike Boom era lower level Japanese mixte bike fitted with centre-pull brakes and Shimano Altus group set.

Lifetime Odometer: 24.0 km
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