1. He has a winter beater bike in Canberra. It looks to be a steel-framed Merinda running an old eight- or nine-speed group by the look of it. The bike he's most often seen out on in Sydney is a carbon fibre Trek.
2. He's put his front wheel in backwards. The quick release lever is on the wrong side.
3. In addition to that, his front brake quick release is open.
4. It's not as obvious from this photograph, but his saddle is a little high.
Friends don't let friends ride carbon, but would you vote for a man who likes an each way bet?
(Update. I'm reliably informed Mr Abbott's beater has an aluminium frame. Shows how much I know.)
2111km so far this year.