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Social Night: Touring & the History of Bicycle Gears

Thursday July 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Ever wondered what it was like cycling 100 years ago. Want to hear about some recent cycle tours, then join us for an evening of both.

Alan Nabar, from the Historic Cycle Club, will discuss the history of bicycle gearing. Back in the good old days, if you were wealthy enough to own a bike, multiple gears were not an option. It has taken more than 100 years to get to the easy changing, multi wide ratio gears of today. Questions to consider during the night will include: What worldwide catastrophe occurred in 1815 that inspired the first cycling craze in 1817?; Why are gear ratios measured in inches (or centimeters)?; Can one get into another gear by pedaling backwards?; How would you feel about reaching down to the chain wheel whilst riding to move the chain with your fingers?

Add to this, discussions on recent cycle tours in Victoria and Bali, and you are in for a good night. Trevor will provide insights into the recent CTA tour in Victoria, and Steve will introduce us to the world of touring through Bali.


Thursday July 25, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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