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by Adrian E
06 Oct 2015, 17:40
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Bike loan
Replies: 4
Views: 870

Re: Bike loan

Hi Jo and Dougie',

Thanks so much. Dougie's Trek might be the best option for me. Dougie I'll be in touch soon. Btw: do you have Shimano SPD Road pedals?

Thanks

Adrian
by Adrian E
06 Oct 2015, 12:14
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Bike loan
Replies: 4
Views: 870

Bike loan

Hi DHBCers, I'm going to be in Sydney next week and was hoping to make it on the Wednesday DHBC ride. I was just wondering if anyone could loan me a bike for a few days. I ride a 54cm top tube but am not to aggressive these days so anything 50-54cm would be awesome. I promise to look after after it....
by Adrian E
14 May 2015, 10:21
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Water in my fixie
Replies: 4
Views: 994

Re: Water in my fixie

Remove the fork and.or seat post and turn it upsidedown to drain. Give the inside of the fame a spray with some fish oil (odorless if you prefer!). I'm not sure if there is much you can do to stop water. Frames generally have drainage holes on the chainstays and bottom bracket to allow water to get ...
by Adrian E
09 May 2015, 01:02
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Which torque wrench - 1/2 or 3/8 inch?
Replies: 10
Views: 1745

Re: Which torque wrench - 1/2 or 3/8 inch?

For most carbon parts a torque wrench with a quarter inch driver will work best. Torque wrenches are designed to be accurate in the middle of their range. I.e 3 to 20nm will cover most fasteners on a bike. You only need a large torque wrench for things like bottom brackets and cassette lock rings. I...
by Adrian E
20 Apr 2015, 13:24
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Sydney visit
Replies: 2
Views: 617

Sydney visit

Hi DHBCers, Pia, Felix and I will be in Sydney next week. We'll be staying at my parents place in the Blue Mountains most of the week so we won't have much time in inner Sydney. On Sunday 26 April we are planning to have a picnic lunch catchup with inner west friends from 12-2pm at Enmore Park somew...
by Adrian E
20 Apr 2015, 13:16
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Broken derailleur
Replies: 2
Views: 893

Re: Broken derailleur

Hi Tim, Yes it's happened to me on amyfront 105 deraileuer about the same age. Its essentially just metal fatigue from bending and flexing over the years. My deraileuer started shifting poorly before it finally snapped. Lubing the pivot points on your front mech will help reduce this kind of wear an...
by Adrian E
07 Feb 2015, 09:58
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Mechanical tips for how to keep your bike rolling on a cycli
Replies: 1
Views: 807

Mechanical tips for how to keep your bike rolling on a cycli

This blog post was inspired by all the trips I've made to Adelaide and the Audax Alipine Classic over the last 6 years. Murphy's law etc. Thought this may be on interest to some of you.
http://melodywheels.com/2015/02/06/when-things-go-foul/
by Adrian E
15 Dec 2014, 21:51
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SRAM Shimano interchangeability
Replies: 5
Views: 1335

Re: SRAM Shimano interchangeability

Here's a good online tool for looking at compatibility issues
http://www.drivetraincalculator.com/drivetrain.php?
by Adrian E
09 Nov 2014, 09:28
Forum: Road
Topic: Monday LaPa Ride - 10 November
Replies: 5
Views: 974

Monday LaPa Ride - 10 November

I'm visiting Sydney briefly and am planning to do a LaPa ride tomorrow. The usual stuff, meet on Marrickville Rd at 6am… (wherever we meet now).

Please feel free to join me if you'd like to do a sneaky monday ride.

Cheers

Adrian
by Adrian E
19 Oct 2014, 13:44
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Advice on new road tyre
Replies: 16
Views: 3197

Re: Advice on new road tyre

Good to hear!
by Adrian E
18 Oct 2014, 22:24
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Request to borrow a road bike -- 54cm or thereabouts
Replies: 12
Views: 1842

Re: Request to borrow a road bike -- 54cm or thereabouts

Yes Utopia, I'll be coming during the Newcastle Overnight and will be keen to join in the fun. I've had a back injury for the last two months so I haven't been struggling to do much ridubg. I'm going to start the ride then get the train back somewhere before Hawkesbury river. Hopefully I'll so the C...
by Adrian E
14 Oct 2014, 23:30
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Request to borrow a road bike -- 54cm or thereabouts
Replies: 12
Views: 1842

Re: Request to borrow a road bike -- 54cm or thereabouts

Thanks John… its ok I'll bring pedals, shoes helmet ext. at last count I had 5 sets of spds :-)
by Adrian E
14 Oct 2014, 17:26
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Request to borrow a road bike -- 54cm or thereabouts
Replies: 12
Views: 1842

Re: Request to borrow a road bike -- 54cm or thereabouts

Thanks everyone for the offers.
Phillip, that would be fantastic. I'll get in touch closer to the date. If it sells thats not problem too. I'm sure I can work something out.
Thanks
Adrian
by Adrian E
14 Oct 2014, 13:29
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Request to borrow a road bike -- 54cm or thereabouts
Replies: 12
Views: 1842

Request to borrow a road bike -- 54cm or thereabouts

Hi everyone, I'll be visiting Sydney from the 7 to 10 November and am keen to do some rides with the club that weekend. I was wondering if anyone would be able to loan me a road bike for those few days. The older the better. I'm 5 10' and regularly ride 54cm top tube frame. Anything thereabout would...
by Adrian E
31 Aug 2014, 19:00
Forum: Road
Topic: Wheel / power meter advice please
Replies: 15
Views: 2364

Re: Wheel / power meter advice please

The HED ardennes is an excellent rim and is the Pancenti sl23 and H+Son archetype. I've built a few HED/Powertaps… Just one word of caution… because power taps have really wide and uneven flange dimensions to accommodate the power meter, the non-drive side spokes are prone to slackening off with low...
by Adrian E
31 Jul 2014, 00:50
Forum: Conversation
Topic: FireFly Build: Shifting, Finish and Build
Replies: 52
Views: 5050

Re: Electronic vs. Mechanical Shifting?

Eleri makes a good point that shifting onto the big ring can be hard. My hands are little and I have been known to slip occasionally. If you are considering Shimano mechanical check out the lever action on the DA9000. Its much smoother/lighter than the old stuff and the lever position can be easily...
by Adrian E
30 Jul 2014, 02:03
Forum: Conversation
Topic: FireFly Build: Shifting, Finish and Build
Replies: 52
Views: 5050

Re: Electronic vs. Mechanical Shifting?

My order of preference: 1. Dura-Ace 9000 (best groupset either mechanical or electronic). DA 7900 was a bit lackluster with the shifting but Shimano really nailed it the 9000 series. 2. Ultegra 6800 (best value for money, heavier than DA9000 but similar performance, cheaper to replace worn out parts...
by Adrian E
19 Jul 2014, 19:44
Forum: Road
Topic: 2015 - disc brakes. The next big thing?
Replies: 6
Views: 1350

Re: 2015 - disc brakes. The next big thing?

I think that even if road disc was allowed by the UCI, the pros wouldn't use them. Here are some reasons: * Slow wheel changes * Heavy (heavier brake components, heaver frames with beefed fork and rear triangle to handle the extra braking stresses) * Potential catastrophic failure (from hydraulic fl...
by Adrian E
02 Jul 2014, 22:32
Forum: Road
Topic: TDF Fantasy Tipping
Replies: 17
Views: 2642

Re: TDF Fantasy Tipping

I'm in as MelodyWheels
by Adrian E
14 Jun 2014, 22:58
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Shimano 9000 Dura-Ace cassette mid-year 'update'
Replies: 0
Views: 1020

Shimano 9000 Dura-Ace cassette mid-year 'update'

If you run a 9000 11sp cassette you should read this. Its not just creaking… I've seen many cassettes exploding too!
http://www.bikerumor.com/2014/06/06/shi ... -creaking/
by Adrian E
12 Jun 2014, 00:40
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Advice on new road tyre
Replies: 16
Views: 3197

Re: Advice on new road tyre

Lots of great advice in this thread. There is an excellent podcast on tyre choice here: http://nblo.gs/Wz45F Like a lot of things its a juggling act between weight, performance, puncture protection and durability. For the type of riding you do I'd be recommending a tougher tyre such as the Durano wh...
by Adrian E
07 Jun 2014, 20:00
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Wanted: 54cm CC Top Tube road bike frame/frameset
Replies: 0
Views: 603

Wanted: 54cm CC Top Tube road bike frame/frameset

Hi All,
I'm on the hunt for a cheap but good quality 54cm road frame in alluminium or steel with a 130mm road spacing and standard English 68mm BB. If anyone has gone something that matches this description and wants to sell it, please get in touch.
Cheers
Adrian
by Adrian E
07 May 2014, 11:36
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: bent derailleur hanger?
Replies: 7
Views: 1686

Re: bent derailleur hanger?

It'll work fine on any frame (steel, carbon or alloy). @Paul, the replaceable alloy hanger is designed to bend to mitigate any blow to the dropout. Most replaceable hangers can be straightened but some will become brittle and crack if they're bent too many times. It's a good idea to own a spare hang...
by Adrian E
07 May 2014, 11:30
Forum: Conversation
Topic: DHBC member involved in accident today
Replies: 24
Views: 3935

Re: DHBC member involved in accident today

Thanks for the update Eleri.
Sending lots of positive thoughts for Anthony from the west.
by Adrian E
09 Mar 2014, 16:04
Forum: For Sale
Topic: For free: Futon couch/bed
Replies: 0
Views: 1142

For free: Futon couch/bed

We have a futon couch which can be turned into a bed.
Looks just like this:
It's free. For pick up from Newtown.

Please msg or phone me on 0405 358 253.

Cheers

Adrian
by Adrian E
09 Mar 2014, 15:48
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Request for help --- moving a few things on Monday night
Replies: 0
Views: 516

Request for help --- moving a few things on Monday night

Hi there, Pia and I three days away from having all our stuff moved to WA. Almost everything is been taken by the removalists, however we're getting rid of three raggedy bookshelves and a futon/folding couch thats in good condition. I was wondering if any of you might be able to give me a hand on mo...
by Adrian E
04 Feb 2014, 07:49
Forum: Road
Topic: 25 vs 23 tyres
Replies: 7
Views: 1066

Re: 25 vs 23 tyres

Half the pro peleton are now rollin on 25s (depending to some degree on the course/roads). Remember most deep carbon rims are near 28mm in the middle so the transition from tyre to rim is more aero than you'd expect. The main disadvantage of 25s is actually weight weight gain.
by Adrian E
04 Feb 2014, 07:36
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Half price cleats
Replies: 8
Views: 1721

Re: Half price cleats

Yeap, there is no left right difference with shimano or Look. Honestly I think cleat wear is more related to how you walk than which side you clip in and out of. Some new riders also have the bad habit of doing this when they stop. http://www.dennysouersimages.com/images/Exported/T9_White_Pelican_La...
by Adrian E
26 Dec 2013, 15:20
Forum: Track
Topic: Christmas Carnivals - Tempe 28th December Entries & vols
Replies: 36
Views: 6640

Re: Christmas Carnivals - Tempe 28th December Entries & vols

OK. I'll be there at 3pm for the juniors. I can help with the canteen during the seniors carnival. Btw: what does a marshall do? I've already disqualified myself as a lap counter given my previous form and recent head injury :-)
by Adrian E
26 Dec 2013, 12:54
Forum: Track
Topic: Christmas Carnivals - Tempe 28th December Entries & vols
Replies: 36
Views: 6640

Re: Christmas Carnivals - Tempe 28th December Entries & vols

I'm available to help with whatever needs to be done.
by Adrian E
26 Dec 2013, 12:52
Forum: For Sale
Topic: WANTED: Wheels, any wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 782

Re: WANTED: Wheels, any wheels

Adam, I have a set of new Mavic Open pros on Shimano 105 which have been built to last and are easily serviceable. http://melodywheels.com/road-wheels/ I'm about to build a set of DT hubs, spokes and rims for about the same price... otherwise you can but any set of factory wheels if which there are ...
by Adrian E
22 Dec 2013, 19:55
Forum: Road
Topic: Christmas Holiday Rides and the Rapha Festive 500
Replies: 99
Views: 9833

Re: Christmas Holiday Rides and the Rapha Festive 500

I'll be doing a number of MC Cyclery rides throughout this period. Most of them will be a lot shorter to make the cool mornings and also... that some of us still have to go to work through this period!!!! Here are the details: Thursday 26 December, 5 Hills Ride, 30km, Intermediate, Start 6.15am, Hor...
by Adrian E
14 Dec 2013, 07:33
Forum: For Sale
Topic: New Mavic Open Pro/105 wheelset
Replies: 0
Views: 644

New Mavic Open Pro/105 wheelset

I have a brand new set of classic road training/commuting wheels for sale (Shimano 10sp) for $450. Both wheels are build with documented spoke tension which is uniform within 10%.
http://melodywheels.com/road-wheels/
by Adrian E
05 Dec 2013, 14:41
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Down and out in Maroubra Junction
Replies: 7
Views: 1373

Down and out in Maroubra Junction

Some of you will know that I was hit by a car yesterday on Anzac Pde at around 6.20pm. I'd come to a stop at a set of traffic lights then got going again when I was hit from behind by a commodore at approx 30/40km/h. I flew over the car and landed on my back and hit my head with a major whiplash imp...
by Adrian E
24 Nov 2013, 22:08
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Grease
Replies: 5
Views: 1548

Re: Grease

grease is grease and there's no reason to overcomplicate things. that said, some mechanics prefer to use difference greases for different parts of the bike. white grease on "set and forget" parts of the bike such has pedal spindles and bottom brackets. the purpose of grease here is to stop...
by Adrian E
16 Nov 2013, 07:11
Forum: Road
Topic: Newcastle Overnight - Saturday 28th November 2015
Replies: 74
Views: 10491

Re: Newcastle Overnight - Saturday 16th November

Hi Everyone, There is a pasta dinner planned for tonight. It should be a nice opportunity to meet some of the other riders. The details are 7:30-8:30 at Annex Espresso Bar, 56 Clarence St. I'm planning to get there at 7:30 on the dot as the ride briefing is at 8:30 at Observatory Hill. To book for d...
by Adrian E
09 Nov 2013, 17:26
Forum: Road
Topic: How did the Rapha DHBC team go today? Anyone heard?
Replies: 21
Views: 2356

Re: How did the Rapha DHBC team go today? Anyone heard?

It was a hard slog as the weather got hotter and hotter and we started to run out of water. A lot of riders (ourselves included) were craping up over the last 30km and pulling over to the side of the road. Some were being pushed along by teammates. We averaged around 27km/h which was faster than we ...
by Adrian E
01 Nov 2013, 09:15
Forum: Road
Topic: Heads up for those doing Eastern Suburbs Hills
Replies: 3
Views: 674

Re: Heads up for those doing Eastern Suburbs Hills

I did the eastern hills ride (anticlockwise) yesterday. There was no problem taking the detour in fact it made the ride slightly more challenging :-)
by Adrian E
25 Sep 2013, 06:55
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tokyo Wheels - Second Opinion?
Replies: 13
Views: 4941

Re: Tokyo Wheels - Second Opinion?

J bend... yes please. Re: the tokyo wheels, the basic models look like a mix of pillar spokes and formula hubs. Nothing wrong with that, but I couldn't attest to quality of the rims or the wheel build. I really don't see much benefit in going carbon except for racing. Jo, when I've had trouble with ...
by Adrian E
16 Sep 2013, 15:43
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Apollo 54cm (Medium-Large) Track Bike
Replies: 1
Views: 654

Re: Apollo 54cm (Medium-Large) Track Bike

Nice bike :lol:
by Adrian E
09 Sep 2013, 10:42
Forum: Road
Topic: Tues Club Ride: 6 Hills 5:30am
Replies: 74
Views: 10923

Re: New Club Ride Commences Tuesday 10th September 2013 - Hi

Great idea.

Have fun... but I'll be doing the MC LaPa ride.
by Adrian E
04 Sep 2013, 18:18
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Giant Sydney 2014 Product Launch Night
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Re: Giant Sydney 2014 Product Launch Night

The Vos will be there :-)
by Adrian E
04 Sep 2013, 14:22
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Giant Sydney 2014 Product Launch Night
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Giant Sydney 2014 Product Launch Night

FYI: Giant Sydney are having their 2014 mountain and performance road bike launch events on two different nights next week

27.5 Mountain Launch,
Weds 11 Sept, 6pm-8:30pm

Performance Road Launch
Thurs 12 Sept, 6pm-8:30pm

To RSVP go to: http://giantsydney.com.au/#events
by Adrian E
03 Sep 2013, 05:57
Forum: Road
Topic: 2013 Fixie Century 2013 ## 7th September##
Replies: 20
Views: 3463

Re: 2013 Fixie Century 2013 ## 7th September##

In!!! Just booked my accommodation.

Anthony... I'll try to make the same train as you. I'll be coming straight from work. I just came down with the flu so hopefully I'll be healthy by Sunday.
by Adrian E
30 Aug 2013, 17:46
Forum: Road
Topic: Saturday 31 August - Oakville Road Race (Tour of August)
Replies: 17
Views: 2213

Re: Saturday 31 August - Oakville Road Race (Tour of August)

Any chance of getting a lift from anyone?
by Adrian E
18 Aug 2013, 23:00
Forum: Conversation
Topic: When too much cycling is never enough Pres goes to Europe
Replies: 25
Views: 2936

Re: When too much cycling is never enough Pres goes to Europ

Have a great trip Eleri. Sounds like a stella adventure you're going on.
by Adrian E
17 Aug 2013, 22:31
Forum: Road
Topic: Potential Fixie Build
Replies: 7
Views: 1031

Re: Potential Fixie Build

MC has a MASI speciale fixie on special for $899. It's a solid frame. We just redid the bar tape to black because white sucks. http://mccyclery.bikeit.com.au/bicycles/masi/bikes-fixie/masi-fixed-drop-red/maroubra/nsw/100256129 I don't really have any experience with fixie specific frames... all of m...
by Adrian E
16 Aug 2013, 21:23
Forum: Road
Topic: Saturday 31 August - Oakville Road Race (Tour of August)
Replies: 17
Views: 2213

Saturday 31 August - Oakville Road Race (Tour of August)

I just saw the Oakville Road Race is coming up on 31 August.
http://lacc.org.au/images/stories/files ... 010813.pdf
I don't have time to get to most out of Sydney road races but this looks good. It starts at 2pm and there are lots of grades.

Anyone else interested?
by Adrian E
16 Aug 2013, 06:32
Forum: Conversation
Topic: For sale.
Replies: 12
Views: 1422

Re: For sale.

Tour of August road race looks good!

Btw: I'll be racing at Heffron on Sunday morning if you want to give it a crack.
by Adrian E
12 Aug 2013, 14:38
Forum: Road
Topic: Anyone doing the KURRAJONG CLASSIC?
Replies: 75
Views: 6965

Re: Anyone doing the KURRAJONG CLASSIC?

That was a really fun race. Great to be riding with so many clubmates in one race. I was pretty happy with my race. I managed to just hang over the first climb and stay with the lead bunch in the first lap. I knew I wouldn't make up the hill the second time, so I just rode it at my own pace. I rode ...
by Adrian E
05 Aug 2013, 20:07
Forum: Road
Topic: 2013 Fixie Century 2013 ## 7th September##
Replies: 20
Views: 3463

Re: 2013 Fixie Century 2013 ## 7th September##

I've had a very bad run with this event due to working at the Sydney Spring Cycle. I will not miss it this year!

1. JoTheBuilder
2. Adrian E
by Adrian E
02 Aug 2013, 09:56
Forum: Road
Topic: RBCC Heffron - Saturday 3rd August @ 3pm
Replies: 5
Views: 759

Re: RBCC Heffron - Saturday 3rd August @ 3pm

Very keen to race B grade but not this weekend. I might come along with Eddy and watch.
by Adrian E
29 Jul 2013, 21:21
Forum: Road
Topic: MC Cyclery rides
Replies: 6
Views: 1208

Re: MC Cyclery rides

See you there Cam... but will you have time for coffee?
by Adrian E
28 Jul 2013, 20:49
Forum: Road
Topic: Anyone doing the KURRAJONG CLASSIC?
Replies: 75
Views: 6965

Re: Anyone doing the KURRAJONG CLASSIC?

I've got room for one more Adrian. You'll have to take your wheels off to fit your bike in the back but I think you have the necessary skills for the task. Thans Phillip. I'll take you up on that offer thanks! I might also take a small workstand and toolbox as these things seemed to be quiet useful...
by Adrian E
27 Jul 2013, 18:29
Forum: Road
Topic: Anyone doing the KURRAJONG CLASSIC?
Replies: 75
Views: 6965

Re: Anyone doing the KURRAJONG CLASSIC?

I've entered.

If anyone is able to offer a lift for me + bike, it would be greatly appreciated.
by Adrian E
25 Jul 2013, 13:26
Forum: Road
Topic: MC Cyclery rides
Replies: 6
Views: 1208

MC Cyclery rides

Fyi: The MC Cyclery now has a mailing list for it's group rides. If you've done the Thursday hills ride or another MC ride you can join the rides e-list l to find out what rides are coming up or if there cancelled due to weather. http://mccyclery.com.au/#social

Disclosure: I work at MC.
by Adrian E
25 Jul 2013, 13:19
Forum: Road
Topic: Anyone doing the KURRAJONG CLASSIC?
Replies: 75
Views: 6965

Re: Anyone doing the KURRAJONG CLASSIC?

I'm pretty keen to do this. Just need to make sure I can cover work on that day.
by Adrian E
25 Jul 2013, 13:16
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Giant 2013 End of Season Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 507

Giant 2013 End of Season Sale

Fyi: Giant Sydney and MC Cyclery now have 20% off their range of 2013 Giant bikes while stocks last.
http://giantsydney.com.au/#!products?ty ... o-featured
by Adrian E
22 Jul 2013, 21:42
Forum: Road
Topic: Nowra to Sassafas n Back
Replies: 31
Views: 4316

Re: Nowra to Sassafas n Back

If I were to give a title for my race it would be "Coming 5th the hard way". I was in the second bunch along with John and Derek. Eventually we caught Eleri and Jo's bunch and before getting caught by the chasing bunch. The pace started to turn up until eventually there were only 6 riders ...
by Adrian E
14 Jul 2013, 23:24
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Wanted to borrow: wheel truing stand
Replies: 7
Views: 904

Re: Wanted to borrow: wheel truing stand

hi simon, sorry i've been off'ine last week. Give me a call 0405 358 253 and i'm sure we can work something out.
by Adrian E
01 Jul 2013, 15:03
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Classic / Retro Bikes for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1152

Re: Classic / Retro Bikes for sale

The bickerton is a real classic. I'd imagine a few bike collectors want to own one. Whatever you do, don't gorilla the handlebars!
by Adrian E
29 Jun 2013, 20:39
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The Catrike has arrived! Help needed to assemble
Replies: 18
Views: 2773

Re: The Catrike has arrived! Help needed to assemble

If my work is cancelled tomorrow due to rain, I might be able to help too. I'll get in touch.
by Adrian E
28 Jun 2013, 05:28
Forum: Road
Topic: Friday morning LaPa ride
Replies: 9
Views: 1166

Re: Friday morning LaPa ride

Lots of rain coming so I'm out :-(

Yes, I know.. the rules.
by Adrian E
27 Jun 2013, 22:04
Forum: Road
Topic: Friday morning LaPa ride
Replies: 9
Views: 1166

Re: Friday morning LaPa ride

Cool. I'm in. See you there. Need to sleep now!
by Adrian E
27 Jun 2013, 20:22
Forum: Road
Topic: Friday morning LaPa ride
Replies: 9
Views: 1166

Friday morning LaPa ride

6am Marrickville Rd Café. Anyone interested?

I've had a terrible two weeks with no riding. The forecast is looking good with likely showers in the afternoon. http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/sydney.shtml

1. Adrian E
...
by Adrian E
26 Jun 2013, 13:09
Forum: Road
Topic: Masters Team for the Club TTT -- 20 July
Replies: 25
Views: 3219

Re: Masters Team for the Club TTT -- 20 July

Isn't that unruly???.... i thought we were the wild bunch. we might need a trademark item of clothing to differentiate ourselves from the... what are they called again?
by Adrian E
26 Jun 2013, 07:02
Forum: Road
Topic: Masters Team for the Club TTT -- 20 July
Replies: 25
Views: 3219

Re: Masters Team for the Club TTT -- 20 July

Cool! :lol:
by Adrian E
24 Jun 2013, 14:13
Forum: Road
Topic: Masters Team for the Club TTT -- 20 July
Replies: 25
Views: 3219

Masters Team for the Club TTT -- 20 July

I'm looking to confirm another Masters team for the NSW TTT Championships. We need to register by Sunday 7 July. It would be a team for any Masters age rider (i.e. not 150 years cumulative age team) http://www.nsw.cycling.org.au/cy_nsw/races/?f=2013/13146/13146.htm If you are a definite starter, cou...
by Adrian E
18 Jun 2013, 20:26
Forum: Road
Topic: Winter Solstice Ride Friday 21st June
Replies: 73
Views: 6251

Re: Winter Solstice Ride Friday 21st June

1. Jothebuilder
2. Peter Bownes
3. Marc R (marc2131)
4. Philip
5. Cameron
6. Phil Daniel
7. Anthony K
8. Adam
9. Camilla
10. Adrian E
by Adrian E
12 Jun 2013, 21:53
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Melody Wheels: Wheel building Bus.
Replies: 7
Views: 1451

Re: Melody Wheels: Wheel building Bus.

Hi Utopia and Dougie, Good question about servicing. I can service all traditional cup and cone hubs and some freehub bodies depending on if they need a lube and clean up or whole new bearings. I'll be getting bearing press soon so I'll be able to service more sealed bearing hubs in the future, but ...
by Adrian E
11 Jun 2013, 21:07
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Melody Wheels: Wheel building Bus.
Replies: 7
Views: 1451

Melody Wheels: Wheel building Bus.

Hi folks,
I just wanted to let you know that I've started my own custom wheel building business. I've helped out a few people out in the club but am pleased to say that I now have a few non-clubmate customers!

My website is at:
http://melodywheels.com/

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/melodywheels
by Adrian E
08 Jun 2013, 20:50
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Bike Build - Ride Magazine Office
Replies: 5
Views: 1200

Re: Bike Build - Ride Magazine Office

It's a Feedback Sports Sprint workstand. Sometimes called Euro-style workstand... it's popular with race mechanics.
by Adrian E
03 Jun 2013, 15:21
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Ultegra 6700 hubs with Silver A23 rims (36 spokes)
Replies: 0
Views: 509

Ultegra 6700 hubs with Silver A23 rims (36 spokes)

Hi everyone, I have a set of heavy duty wheels that would be perfect for all year/weather commuting particularly good big people who brake spokes. The wheels have 36 x 36 ultegra hubs with double butted sapim spokes and the velocity A23 rim. The weight is 2kg for the wheelset. They're had 6 months u...
by Adrian E
01 Jun 2013, 10:53
Forum: Road
Topic: Nowra to Sassafas n Back
Replies: 31
Views: 4316

Re: Nowra to Sassafas n Back

I did this race last year and it was tough. http://app.strava.com/activities/29445397
I got dropped in the first 15km. Make sure register for the Masters race. As an Masters 1 I got thrown in the Elite mens race.
by Adrian E
30 May 2013, 03:46
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Wheel building tools
Replies: 1
Views: 1156

Wheel building tools

fyi: A little primer on wheel building tools you've ever thought about building or truingyour own wheels http://melodywheels.com/2013/05/29/empt ... e-toolbox/
by Adrian E
26 May 2013, 21:41
Forum: Road
Topic: Favourite cycling songs
Replies: 22
Views: 1890

Re: Favourite cycling songs

1. I got a Feeling - black eyed peas - Trouty 2. Titanium - Sia and David Guetta 3. Bad Influence - P!nk 4. Life During War Time - Talking Heads (I know I'm showing my age, I resisted Dylan) 5. Stone Free - Jimi Hendrix 6. Fools Gold - Stone Roses 7. Champion - Grinspoon 8. Nevermind - Nirvana 9. Pu...
by Adrian E
21 May 2013, 10:12
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Basic Bike maintenance course, Sydney Park
Replies: 6
Views: 1363

Re: Basic Bike maintenance course, Sydney Park

Fyi: the basic mechanics courses are on 4 times a week. They're all free and you can register at: http://sydneycycleways.net/get-riding/free-cycling-courses-sydney/bike-maintenance-for-beginners In terms of more advanced mechanics courses... well, can do what I did and go to the U.S. (https://www.bi...
by Adrian E
21 May 2013, 09:43
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Full Pearl Isumi kits on special $100 each
Replies: 1
Views: 583

Full Pearl Isumi kits on special $100 each

Darren at Sydney Electric Bikes (where BikeBrain used to be) on Pyrmont Bridge Road has for sets of Pearl Isumi cycling kits (matching jerseys and bib knicks) on special. $100 for the full kit. All are mens size medium.
by Adrian E
12 May 2013, 15:03
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Watching the Tour at Marrickville Road Cafe
Replies: 24
Views: 3201

Re: Watching the Tour at Marrickville Road Cafe

That sounds great. I'm in.
by Adrian E
06 May 2013, 19:50
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 165mm Crankset with BB30 Bottom Bracket Required
Replies: 8
Views: 2588

Re: 165mm Crankset with BB30 Bottom Bracket Required

Firstly, I guess I would question if you really need to go for shorter cranks or no... well at least that short! (maybe try some 170mm or 165mm cranks and see if it feels any better/different). In general shorter cranks are preffered on the track for fast acceleration. However, there is a pretty big...
by Adrian E
29 Apr 2013, 20:41
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Bearing Breakdown
Replies: 0
Views: 902

Bearing Breakdown

I really enjoyed this article and thought some of you might too
http://www.slowtwitch.com/Tech/Bearing_ ... _2822.html
by Adrian E
25 Apr 2013, 13:11
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cable cutters & crimpers - recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 2280

Re: Cable cutters & crimpers - recommendations

Felco cable cutters are regarded by many as the best in the business. They are not a bicycle specific company but this mean they don't work? Of course not... See the C7 one handed cable cutter below, but you get what you pay for: http://www.felco.com.au/felco/pages/tools.page? To be honest, I have n...
by Adrian E
23 Apr 2013, 18:01
Forum: Road
Topic: NSW Clubs Team Time Trial July 20th
Replies: 122
Views: 13554

Re: NSW Clubs Team Time Trial July 20th

I'd be very keen to enter the TTT. I'm an MA1. Anyone else interested in setting up another team with me??? I'd definitely be aiming for +35km/h speeds.
by Adrian E
23 Apr 2013, 17:55
Forum: Road
Topic: B2B ride reports 2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1787

Re: B2B ride reports 2013

Good to see you Scott. Yes it is easier to spot other people with DHBC jerseys on. I rode along past old flatmate at one point but nether of us recognised each other until we got talking. Small world :oops: I can't say much for the race other than it was very fun ride. Our little team of domestiques...
by Adrian E
15 Apr 2013, 16:14
Forum: Road
Topic: How Fasties Works: Further to the April Newsletter
Replies: 32
Views: 3548

Re: How Fasties Works: Further to the April Newsletter

On Sunday we had one of the largest fasties bunch in sometime (as least 20 maybe more). I thought the much worked pretty darn well. I was always used to fastie way of rolling off the front and I still prefer it that way. As I've already mentioned, I'm not a huge fan of big pacelines on the way back ...
by Adrian E
08 Apr 2013, 09:39
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Rear bike lights
Replies: 11
Views: 1284

Re: Rear bike lights

I've never known a battery powered or usb rechargable light to last more than two years so I always believe in spending up on a dynamo lighting system for utility cycling. I know a lot of people who like the Reelilghts, but I've also seen many of them come back to the shop I work in so can't really ...
by Adrian E
02 Apr 2013, 12:19
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Old bartape for 80s road bike resto
Replies: 2
Views: 651

Re: Old bartape for 80s road bike resto

Sorry, I only stock garish 80s bartape. Its Yellow and blue marbled tape pattern.
by Adrian E
26 Mar 2013, 09:58
Forum: Road
Topic: Women's Road Series: March/April 2013
Replies: 50
Views: 4280

Re: Women's Road Series: March/April 2013

There's a race report here on MWCC. Looks like one hell of a fast race!
http://www.manlywarringahcc.org.au/news ... -1-report/
by Adrian E
18 Mar 2013, 03:54
Forum: For Sale
Topic: WTB: 54cm road frame
Replies: 12
Views: 1396

Re: WTB: 54cm road frame

Awesome work!
by Adrian E
15 Mar 2013, 23:54
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Taking on the carbon clincher
Replies: 10
Views: 1386

Re: Taking on the carbon clincher

Good article. Thanks Stuart.

It might sound silly but if looks are an issue there are black alloy rims out there!
http://www.competitivecyclist.com/produ ... .32.1.html
by Adrian E
11 Mar 2013, 06:14
Forum: Conversation
Topic: A little hanky with Panky
Replies: 12
Views: 1763

Re: A little hanky with Panky

Thanks for the updates on Greg. I'll be sure to send him a postcard.
by Adrian E
26 Feb 2013, 16:13
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Nite of the Spring Classics - Tour of Flanders
Replies: 34
Views: 3084

Re: Nite of the Spring Classics - Tour of Flanders

I'll hopefully be in some hispter bar in Portland watching the race. Have a great night. Looking forward to Roubaiux.
by Adrian E
25 Feb 2013, 10:17
Forum: Road
Topic: Incident on Sunday near Sutherland
Replies: 6
Views: 1110

Incident on Sunday near Sutherland

On Sunday I rode with the middies bunch. We were a small group and had a mix of Sydney CC and RBCC riders tag along as we rode into Waterfall. When we turned around the overpass, Stephen B from SCC yelled out at everyone with a warning to take it easy and go in smaller bunches if we were doing a pac...

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