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    Thread: O/T Road Cyclists and Mountain Bikers (Merged thread)

    1. 06-14-2012 06:14 AM #19706
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
      TBSM are great with their service. Real nice guys and will do their best to match prices from around the world. Got the Rock Shox SID WCs cheaper than Chainreaction by a long shot.
      oh yeah,.. dead on Mike! GF I have we've bought tonnes of gear from TBSM,.. both online, and in the store. I can't recommend them enough!

    2. 06-14-2012 06:19 AM #19707
      Quote Originally Posted by skc View Post
      Just need a chain and the right front mech and it is done - lightest mtn bike I have handled;









      Seems like my "I'll just buy a chitter hard tail to leave in the city" plan got away from me. Damn the interweb!!
      FFFAAAAAQ!!!! BRING IT UP TO K-TOWN THIS WEEKEND!!!???

      did I ever mention I had a Tomac Snyper?
      Johnny T knows!!!!!

    3. 06-14-2012 06:40 AM #19708
      ^ Shall do.

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      06-15-2012 03:48 AM #19709

    5. 06-15-2012 11:06 PM #19710
      ...frame arrived - build commenced...

      (may be a couple of weeks. report writing time...)

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      06-17-2012 12:01 AM #19711
      This riding caper is quite enjoyable. But starting out on hills is an initiation of fire. Best I've been able to do is Springwood to Faulconbridge - 4.5km and 105m elevation felt like a complete tour stage! It's going to be a long journey til I can do Springwood - Ktown!


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      06-17-2012 06:13 AM #19713
      Quote Originally Posted by CiaranGTI View Post
      Fantastic!

      I really need to start exploring Kuring Gai area.
      The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
      What you on about ?

    8. 06-17-2012 06:24 AM #19714
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      Fantastic!

      I really need to start exploring Kuring Gai area.
      It's good! The hill up to PITS is a real prick though, just a huge drag. But riding away from PITS was awesome, as the road had just dried properly so I could give it a good poke.

      Try riding from Hornsby/Berowra down to Brooklyn and back for a decent ride. I'm no climber, and just tonked away at my own pace and I never felt like the hills were too difficult.

    9. 06-17-2012 06:58 AM #19715
      Nice one, Ciaran. I would love to ride that road. Looks like a great course.

      I have regained form completely just about. Hammered out a 30km TT @ 37.3kmh. Amazing what a difference having the old bike setup back can make. 2.5mm on the crank length and it screwed me. I don't get it.

      Meanwhile, I am still trying to convince my girl to get a roadie. I had her in the bike shop on a Merida Juliet roadie with 105 and drop bars. She liked it... Fingers crossed.

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      06-17-2012 07:33 AM #19716
      Quote Originally Posted by CiaranGTI View Post
      It's good! The hill up to PITS is a real prick though, just a huge drag. But riding away from PITS was awesome, as the road had just dried properly so I could give it a good poke.

      Try riding from Hornsby/Berowra down to Brooklyn and back for a decent ride. I'm no climber, and just tonked away at my own pace and I never felt like the hills were too difficult.
      You're not talking about a climb out of Berowra Waters by any chance, are you ?

      Here is the segment.
      http://app.strava.com/segments/381837

      Which, whilst not as nasty as "Otford Rd Wall":
      http://app.strava.com/segments/694218

      is still quite long.

      Happy to do a ride as soon as my legs are working again.
      The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
      What you on about ?

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      06-17-2012 07:38 AM #19717
      Quote Originally Posted by steve2gtis View Post
      Meanwhile, I am still trying to convince my girl to get a roadie. I had her in the bike shop on a Merida Juliet roadie with 105 and drop bars. She liked it... Fingers crossed.
      Hey Steve, does your missus ride already ? I am trying to get mine to get a bike, who hasn't been riding since her early childhood but I am afraid she is going to be absolutely terrified getting on a road bike.. What I am thinking instead, is to get one of those folding bikes, such as this Tern.



      She could ride it for a while until she gets more comfortable and then hopefully, put her on a roadie.
      The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
      What you on about ?

    12. 06-17-2012 07:46 AM #19718
      Yep. She already rides. She has a hybrid already. Tows the trailer with it sometimes. The roadie is for longer commuting and hopefully to come out with me sometimes when the kids are older. She is a definite candidate for female geometry. Needs low stand over and short cockpit.

    13. 06-17-2012 07:49 AM #19719
      Quote Originally Posted by steve2gtis View Post

      Meanwhile, I am still trying to convince my girl to get a roadie. I had her in the bike shop on a Merida Juliet roadie with 105 and drop bars. She liked it... Fingers crossed.
      I put my wife on a specialized ruby. The female specific geometry was a big hit. Slowly upgrading her from regular pedals to cleats. She loves it

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      06-20-2012 01:24 AM #19720
      Does anyone with Foxtel knows if Eurosport going to broadcast TdF stages live this year ?
      The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
      What you on about ?


    15. 06-20-2012 03:30 AM #19722
      fvcking americans

    16. 06-20-2012 03:32 AM #19723
      Looking for light recommendations. Is it a case of YGWYPF? After a set of lights, suitable for early morning use, high visibility. Any recommendations?

    17. 06-20-2012 03:41 AM #19724
      How long will you need it on for on each ride?

    18. 06-20-2012 03:45 AM #19725
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
      How long will you need it on for on each ride?
      Back lights would be the length of the ride, so a few hours, the front light - just an hour or two at a time.

    19. 06-20-2012 05:28 AM #19726
      Front lights, YGWYPF. I have 2 different beam configuration sets of Ayups. There are a few good single unit lights like the Cygolite systems or this one are pretty good. This one would be OK, but wouldn't work so with with MTB as the mount system doesn't cope with intense off road riding. If you are planning off road riding, you need something like the Ayup system.

      Rears are much easier, but I find the cherry bomb excellent and very visible. Knog Boomer is also a good option.

      Hope it helps...

    20. 06-20-2012 11:06 PM #19727
      Yep, was going to suggest Knog Boomer USB rechargeables. I have two for headlights and one tail light. They're good, are rechargeable and are pretty bright.

      I use two at the front, one pointed at the ground in front of me on solid and one pointed up the road on flash. Works a treat in low light.

    21. 06-20-2012 11:53 PM #19728
      I've got a Moon X-Power 500 for the front. Decent output for a one-piece unit. And USB rechargeable. Enough light to illuminate the roads and powerful strobe for day commuting.
      For the rear, I use one of these. On a black seat post it integrates really well and the output/pattern is awesomely bright.


    22. 06-21-2012 12:56 AM #19729
      Bought so far for the 920 build: XX Twist Shifters, Rock Shox SID WC 120mm, Cannondale Hollowgram SL crankarms/spider, FRM XX chaintring set 40t/27t, DT Swiss 190 front hub. About to pull the pin on a 190 hub/FRM wheel set today. It's slowly taking shape...

    23. 06-21-2012 05:02 PM #19730
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
      I've got a Moon X-Power 500 for the front. Decent output for a one-piece unit. And USB rechargeable. Enough light to illuminate the roads and powerful strobe for day commuting.
      For the rear, I use one of these. On a black seat post it integrates really well and the output/pattern is awesomely bright.

      What is this light, Mike? It might work well on my aero seat post fitting wise. But not so well if I am aiming for colour integration, unless they do white.

      Only problem with having so many lights is having enough rechargeable batteries for them all. We have one each for the two chariot trailers, a spare for the chariots, one for each of my bikes (3) and 1 for Diones commuter.

    24. 06-21-2012 05:22 PM #19731
      It's released by Serfas. A lot of bike shops stock em and many of the staff swear by them too.
      I also have a white/clear one so you're in luck.


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      06-22-2012 06:20 AM #19734
      "Vulgar" is the first word that popped into my mind.
      The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
      What you on about ?

    27. 06-22-2012 06:48 AM #19735
      Nineties Bianchis are hot. That Flite saddle is choice too

    28. 06-22-2012 08:43 PM #19736
      Thanks for the advice

      Also;


    29. 06-22-2012 10:03 PM #19737
      Madness! I guess these guys are the types that motorists categorise all cyclists as in their cyclist hate rants...

    30. 06-23-2012 12:17 AM #19738
      I ride Chapel st and St Kilda Rd every day, so there's always a fair share of car doors swinging open on every trip. It gets the adrenaline going, but this stuff is just willful stupidity masquerading as staunchness and bravado. Fun I'm sure nonetheless.

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      06-23-2012 01:11 AM #19739
      From the comments:

      Gumball for fixies
      Pretty much sums it up..

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      06-23-2012 04:21 AM #19740
      Wasn't even OT!


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