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by Richard
14 May 2015, 11:30
Forum: For Sale
Topic: For Sale Thule 923 Euroway 3 Lockable Bike Carrier
Replies: 0
Views: 653

For Sale Thule 923 Euroway 3 Lockable Bike Carrier

A friend is selling her barely used Thule 923 Euroway 3 Lockable Bike Carrier Features - New improved, detachable bike arms for convenient mounting of bikes. - Folds flat easily for simple storage and fits in most trunks. - Smart foot pedal tilt for easy trunk access even with bikes mounted. - Adjus...
by Richard
05 Nov 2014, 07:56
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Husky100 Dec 13 Jervis Bay
Replies: 4
Views: 2071

Re: Husky100 Dec 13 Jervis Bay

Tam Can't do it this year. A few DHBC'ers did it last year when it was in October. We had a dry course. It is very tight and twisty although if it rains it becomes a quagmire in places. Lindsay had the right idea of carrying a rag and a small bottle of chain lube for a quick drivetrain clean. Probab...
by Richard
08 Oct 2014, 18:46
Forum: Mountain
Topic: How to get over a fence MTB style
Replies: 2
Views: 1506

How to get over a fence MTB style

How to get over a fence MTB style

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ_IQS3VKjA

Check out 6:05 into the video

Ubelievable
by Richard
29 Sep 2014, 17:39
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Entries still open for the Highland Fling Nov 9
Replies: 4
Views: 1491

Re: Entries still open for the Highland Fling Nov 9

For those looking for a simple ride that's a good introduction to mountain biking there is the 15km Casual Fling.

This is untimed and suitable for kids (13 and up is the age restriction)

http://www.wildhorizons.com.au/highland ... sual-fling
by Richard
22 Sep 2014, 08:50
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Entries still open for the Highland Fling Nov 9
Replies: 4
Views: 1491

Re: Entries still open for the Highland Fling Nov 9

Lindsay

I will probably go to the Loftus / RNP mountain bike trails (park next to the oval near the tram tracks) on Saturday
by Richard
22 Sep 2014, 08:46
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Entries still open for the Highland Fling Nov 9
Replies: 4
Views: 1491

Re: Entries still open for the Highland Fling Nov 9

Lindsay

Great

See you there. Are you doing the 115km or the 100 miler?
by Richard
04 Sep 2014, 15:44
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Entries still open for the Highland Fling Nov 9
Replies: 4
Views: 1491

Entries still open for the Highland Fling Nov 9

All

Entries are open for the Highland Fling Nov 9

David and I are doing the 110km

There is a 55 km and a killer 100miler as well

http://www.wildhorizons.com.au/highland ... route-maps
by Richard
30 Jun 2014, 12:29
Forum: Mountain
Topic: New fantastic single track upgrades to the Oaks, Glenbrook
Replies: 2
Views: 1454

Re: New fantastic single track upgrades to the Oaks, Glenbro

Best done by starting at the Glenbrook end. There is a new carpark at the entrance to the National Park. (Note that there is now a coin machine parking meter) You can ride up to Woodford (26km each way) and then have a great fast run back finishing with the singletrack. There is a stinker of a steep...
by Richard
30 Jun 2014, 12:16
Forum: Mountain
Topic: New fantastic single track upgrades to the Oaks, Glenbrook
Replies: 2
Views: 1454

New fantastic single track upgrades to the Oaks, Glenbrook

All The NPWS has recently completed a fantastic upgrade to the lower section of the single track at the Glenbrook end of the Woodford to Glenbrook i.e. 'the Oaks' ride. They have built berms similar to Mt Stromlo, as well as options for intermediate and black advanced obstacles along the route. Can ...
by Richard
23 Jun 2014, 18:42
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Call for vintage Italian bikes
Replies: 2
Views: 1056

Re: Call for vintage Italian bikes

I should add that if you know of an avid collector of Italian bikes could you please let them know and they can contact me at the National Trust

Thanks

Richard
by Richard
23 Jun 2014, 18:31
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Call for vintage Italian bikes
Replies: 2
Views: 1056

Call for vintage Italian bikes

All I work for the National Trust One of our properties new Newcastle is hosting an Italian one day festival in late September last year there were over 2000 people There will be old Ferrari's Ducati's Aprilia's Moto Guzzi's Vespa's etc.. I met with the volunteer who is the organiser today and sugge...
by Richard
26 Mar 2014, 07:24
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Entries open for the Convict 100, St Albans, 3 May 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2481

Re: Entries open for the Convict 100, St Albans, 3 May 2014

Lindsay - how does the 100 compare to the Husky? Is it more technical?
by Richard
26 Mar 2014, 07:22
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Entries open for the Convict 100, St Albans, 3 May 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2481

Re: Entries open for the Convict 100, St Albans, 3 May 2014

David Os and I are both in for the 50.

Was fun last year, especially the beer at the finish line. Suddenly all the aches and pains disappeared
by Richard
16 Feb 2014, 21:42
Forum: Road
Topic: Alpine Classic 2014 - Entry Open and new ride options
Replies: 34
Views: 4394

Re: Alpine Classic 2014 - Entry Open and new ride options

Eleri: 250
Mark L: 250
Amy: 200
Adam: 200
Ted: 200
Adrian: 200
Camilla: 200
Philip: 250
Andrewm: 250
PhilD (aka Philemon): 200
Bruce: 200 (we can claim you, wan't we?)
Ron Webster: 200
Richard 200
Simone 140 (day 2 of the 250 Raid was on the Sunday. The 110 on the Sat not incl)
running total: 2940 km
by Richard
03 Feb 2014, 07:40
Forum: Road
Topic: 25 vs 23 tyres
Replies: 7
Views: 1066

Re: 25 vs 23 tyres

Mike

You might be right about the slight aero loss but in my case the drag of my svelte physique is more of a penalty
by Richard
01 Feb 2014, 17:50
Forum: Road
Topic: 25 vs 23 tyres
Replies: 7
Views: 1066

25 vs 23 tyres

Just did the Alpine Classic on Continental 4000s 25 mm tyres instead of the usual 23's Initial impression was that they were more comfortable for the long haul, cornered better and I couldn't pick any increase, if any, in rolling resistance. The tyres were fitted to HED Ardennes CL's After this firs...
by Richard
14 Jan 2014, 07:32
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Ex hire near new Cannondale CAAD 10's On sale. Lots of sizes
Replies: 0
Views: 1091

Ex hire near new Cannondale CAAD 10's On sale. Lots of sizes

All. Fellow DHBC member and owner of Livelo Performance Road Bike Hire is selling off last years fleet of near new CAAD 10's and other road bikes in readiness for new bikes. The bikes are generally in near new condition. Check out his website http://www.livelo.com.au or call him on 0407 883 332. Ver...
by Richard
09 Jan 2014, 06:19
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Capital Punishment 50 and 100 Races - Entries still open
Replies: 1
Views: 1205

Capital Punishment 50 and 100 Races - Entries still open

Capital Punishment 50 and 100 MTB Races

Where: Canberra finishing at Mt Stromlo
Date: Saturday 15th March
Options: 50 and 100km
Details see: http://www.capitalpunishmentmtb.com

I have entered the 100
by Richard
01 Jan 2014, 20:43
Forum: Road
Topic: Alpine Classic 2014 - Entry Open and new ride options
Replies: 34
Views: 4394

Re: Alpine Classic 2014 - Entry Open and new ride options

Looks like I wont be doing the 200 as originally planned ( and entered). SRAM issued an international recall of the Red 2012 rear dérailleurs and the bike shop has had my bike since early December waiting for a replacement to arrive. There is still no news on when it will arrive. Its not so bad. We ...
by Richard
30 Dec 2013, 09:05
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Entries open for the Convict 100, St Albans, 3 May 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2481

Entries open for the Convict 100, St Albans, 3 May 2014

All Entries are now open for the Convict 100, St Albans, 3 May 2014 http://www.maxadventure.com.au/convict100/entry.html Elite 100km - $140 Standard 100km - $130 Standard 50km - $100 A few of us from DHBC entered last year. The 50 is not too technical but with one big climb. The 100 is more challeng...
by Richard
01 Nov 2013, 22:20
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Husky100 Race Report
Replies: 0
Views: 1025

Husky100 Race Report

The Husky100 race was held last weekend in the forests behind Calalla beach near Jervis Bay. DHBC was represented by David Os, Lindsay and me in the 100 and Simone in the 50. The race is renowned for being a mudfest with the course often resembling the Somme battleground from WWI after a decent down...
by Richard
09 Oct 2013, 19:58
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Wanted - Kids 24 inch bike to buy
Replies: 0
Views: 457

Wanted - Kids 24 inch bike to buy

Wanted - Kids 24 inch bike to buy

Its for a girl but it can be either a boys or girls bike
by Richard
02 Oct 2013, 22:32
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Huskisson 100 - Rescheduled from this weekend to OCTOBER 27
Replies: 4
Views: 1721

Re: Huskisson 100 - Rescheduled from this weekend to OCTOBER

Lindsay

PM me if you need a lift. Not sure if we are going down Friday night or Saturday morning.

Richard
by Richard
26 Sep 2013, 08:51
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Huskisson 100 - Rescheduled from this weekend to OCTOBER 27
Replies: 4
Views: 1721

Re: Huskisson 100 - Rescheduled from this weekend to OCTOBER

Just google Husky100. They are for sale on their website
by Richard
26 Sep 2013, 08:50
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Huskisson 100 - Rescheduled from this weekend to OCTOBER 27
Replies: 4
Views: 1721

Re: Huskisson 100 - Rescheduled from this weekend to OCTOBER

Entries still open for the Husky 50 and 100 events.
by Richard
07 Aug 2013, 20:39
Forum: Road
Topic: Alpine Classic 2014 - Entry Open and new ride options
Replies: 34
Views: 4394

Re: Alpine Classic 2014 - Entry Open and new ride options

Adam

The climb up Buffalo in the dark is the same as this years modified 250 course and the descent was definitely in the light.

Twas a tad crisp going down but I would rather do it early before the afternoon heat any day.
by Richard
06 Aug 2013, 19:49
Forum: Road
Topic: Alpine Classic 2014 - Entry Open and new ride options
Replies: 34
Views: 4394

Alpine Classic 2014 - Entry Open and new ride options

All Entry for the 2014 Alpine Classic is now open There are a couple of new ride options including a 4am start 200km distance ride. The route starts with a pre-dawn ascent of Mt Buffalo then off to Mt Beauty, Falls Creek and back. Essentially the same 200km course without having to climb Buffalo in ...
by Richard
24 Jul 2013, 14:33
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Suggestion for a great weekend away
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Re: Suggestion for a great weekend away

To give you an idea of what to expect. I found this on Youtube. It someone's GoPro film of the Skyline / Luge descent at Mt Stromlo. Fast and flowing and damn good fun. The descent starts as the Skyline and becomes the Luge at about 2:45 into the footage. Can be taken at full speed. It is latter par...
by Richard
21 Jul 2013, 20:57
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Suggestion for a great weekend away
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Suggestion for a great weekend away

All If you want an idea for a good weekend away. We just got back from a weekend in the ACT. We drove to Mt Stromlo for a session of the sweetest single track mountain biking on the first afternoon. The facilities there are amazing including a range of cross country single tack circuits that are sec...
by Richard
25 Jun 2013, 17:17
Forum: Road
Topic: Advice on rollers
Replies: 17
Views: 2580

Re: Advice on rollers

Due to all the rain the MTB tracks have been unridable

Discovered that riding a dual suspension XC MTB on rollers is fun, a tad noisy with the nobblies but better than being bored

I have Minoura's, I like them
by Richard
25 Jun 2013, 16:51
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Huskisson 100 - Rescheduled from this weekend to OCTOBER 27
Replies: 4
Views: 1721

Huskisson 100 - Rescheduled from this weekend to OCTOBER 27

All The Huskisson (near Jervis Bay) 100km and 50km MTB races were meant to be this weekend Due to the biblical volume of rain the race has been officially postponed. Entries were sold out for this weekend but many people are selling their entries on the Rotorburn MTB website. This is approved and ev...
by Richard
13 May 2013, 19:56
Forum: Road
Topic: Shoes
Replies: 7
Views: 1162

Re: Shoes

I had trouble in getting my feet into either Shimano or Specialized. They were just a tad narrow over the toe box.

Best fit for me are Lake shoes. Good quality and price ressonable
by Richard
04 May 2013, 20:03
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Convict 100 (ex Dirtworks) @ St Albans
Replies: 20
Views: 5066

Re: Convict 100 (ex Dirtworks) @ St Albans

Great day in St Albans Weather was crisp and overcast for the start then perfect low to mid 20's after that. David Os and I did the 50km, Lindsay and Alison did the 100km. There was another DHBC'er I spotted across the crowd at the start but I didn't recognise who she was. We finished somewhere betw...
by Richard
30 Apr 2013, 14:49
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 101519

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Spotted in the SMH

DHBC member Peter Barnes who set up the bike hire company Livelo in the Sydney CBD

http://www.smh.com.au/executive-style/f ... 2ifyf.html
by Richard
30 Apr 2013, 13:45
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Convict 100 (ex Dirtworks) @ St Albans
Replies: 20
Views: 5066

Re: Convict 100 (ex Dirtworks) @ St Albans

Lindsay and Alison

I have sent a PM to you both regarding lift and accommodation.

Richard
by Richard
11 Apr 2013, 16:40
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Convict 100 (ex Dirtworks) @ St Albans
Replies: 20
Views: 5066

Re: Convict 100 (ex Dirtworks) @ St Albans

I just realized that the race is a Saturday not Sunday

If we went up Friday what time could people get to Ashfield to leave?

We would be setting up camp after dark but with enough beer anything is possible.

Also David Os is in as well
by Richard
09 Apr 2013, 16:39
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Convict 100 (ex Dirtworks) @ St Albans
Replies: 20
Views: 5066

Re: Convict 100 (ex Dirtworks) @ St Albans

I can take 6 bikes and 7 people in the car+trailer So far I have Curtis Adrian Me (dhbc) Lindsay (dhbc) Alison (dhbc) bike and gear. Not sure if she needs a lift as well Room for 2 people. (I am sure I can fit one more bike in trailer to make 7) Car leaving from Ashfield I have had an offer from a f...
by Richard
09 Apr 2013, 09:23
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Paris Roubaix tonight
Replies: 2
Views: 706

Re: Paris Roubaix tonight

David Os and I decided to go along at the last minute. Great little bar. There were about 15 of us in the bar glued to hte TV with a lager in hand but no other DHBC'ers. Certainly more fun than sitting in the lounge room trying not to make too much noise and wake up the kids. Highly recommended for ...
by Richard
25 Mar 2013, 15:35
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Sydney Classic Bicycle Show (organised by DHBC), 23 March
Replies: 80
Views: 6599

Re: Sydney Classic Bicycle Show (organised by DHBC), 23 Marc

Well done to all involved in organising the day. I was also very impressed by the Madison. 90 laps on a hot day was a big effort.

Did anyone happen to get the details of the guy who was selling that beautifully restored Colnago Master steel bike. I am suffering from an N + 1 dilemma.
by Richard
21 Feb 2013, 08:56
Forum: Road
Topic: Ladies Nike Road shoes size 40
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Re: Ladies Nike Road shoes size 40

The shoes have found a new home.

You might spot them on Ruby flying past you on the track
by Richard
20 Feb 2013, 17:55
Forum: For Sale
Topic: I have a pair of new ladies Nike Ventoux road shoes size 40
Replies: 11
Views: 1422

Re: I have a pair of new ladies Nike Ventoux road shoes size

The shoes fitted Ruby like a glove.

Now that her arm is out of the cast she can get off the trainer and try them at the track.

The story has a happy ending
by Richard
20 Feb 2013, 13:24
Forum: For Sale
Topic: I have a pair of new ladies Nike Ventoux road shoes size 40
Replies: 11
Views: 1422

Re: I have a pair of new ladies Nike Ventoux road shoes size

Ruby

Send me a PM to work out the easiest way for you to try on the shoes

Regards

Richard
by Richard
18 Feb 2013, 09:17
Forum: For Sale
Topic: I have a pair of new ladies Nike Ventoux road shoes size 40
Replies: 11
Views: 1422

Re: I have a pair of new ladies Nike Ventoux road shoes size

Jo You are more than welcome. I would rather someone has a use for them than gathering dust under the bed. From what I gather they are a snug 40 so it might just work out. I am away mountain biking for a couple of days and will be back Wednesday. I will probably be in town on Thursday to meet a clie...
by Richard
17 Feb 2013, 11:59
Forum: For Sale
Topic: I have a pair of new ladies Nike Ventoux road shoes size 40
Replies: 11
Views: 1422

I have a pair of new ladies Nike Ventoux road shoes size 40

All

I have a pair of new ladies Nike Ventoux road shoes size 40 - free to a good home

The shoes have both three and two hole options (i.e. will fit SPD-SL and SPD cleats)

I bought these for Simone at a sale but they were too big.

I would rather they get used than gather dust.

Richard
by Richard
17 Feb 2013, 11:57
Forum: Road
Topic: Ladies Nike Road shoes size 40
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Ladies Nike Road shoes size 40

New ladies Nike Ventoux road shoes size 40 - free to a good home

Will post full details in For Sale section of DHBC Forum
by Richard
17 Feb 2013, 11:53
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Recommendations for women's MTB
Replies: 0
Views: 1060

Recommendations for women's MTB

All I after a MTB for Simone. She is 5 foot 2" (ish). Mainly for fire trail use (i.e. not downhill or big drop offs etc.). Rides like the Oaks. I would suspect that a 26" wheels might suit her bike size better but I am not an expert on 29'ers I would be most appreciative if you could let m...
by Richard
30 Jan 2013, 17:52
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Convict 100 (ex Dirtworks) @ St Albans
Replies: 20
Views: 5066

Re: Convict 100 (ex Dirtworks) @ St Albans

Just entered the 50km version

Alison PM me closer to the date to arrange getting your bike and gear to the race

Richard
by Richard
17 Jan 2013, 10:35
Forum: Conversation
Topic: How to get the taste of sports drinks from your water bottle
Replies: 5
Views: 997

How to get the taste of sports drinks from your water bottle

All

Any effective tips for getting rid of the taste of sports drinks out of your bidon?

The bidon always seems to have a rather unpleasant lingering stale taste for months afterwards regardless of how many times it gets washed.
by Richard
08 Jan 2013, 14:59
Forum: Road
Topic: ALPINE CLASSIC 2013 - January 27th
Replies: 39
Views: 4717

Re: ALPINE CLASSIC 2013 - January 27th

Eleri Thanks for the invite but David Os and I have changed over from the ACE to do the Raid that leaves on Australia Day. We heard that Omeo is The Place to be to celebrate Australia Day! If I start to hear a banjo playing the song from Deliverance I will start to get worried. If anyone else is int...
by Richard
08 Jan 2013, 09:20
Forum: Road
Topic: New bike hire business - Special Free Offer for DHBC members
Replies: 1
Views: 615

New bike hire business - Special Free Offer for DHBC members

All One of our new members Peter Barnes has just started a hire business for road bikes. He is based in the old Jet Cycles space in the CBD and is offering quality road bikes to hire by the hour. Ideal for travelling business types or those who would like to try before you buy. Peter is currently bu...
by Richard
03 Jan 2013, 16:32
Forum: Conversation
Topic: How to conduct a bike change mid race
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Re: How to conduct a bike change mid race

If it was me I would have slipped on my cleats and most likely ended up ramming my crown jewels into the top tube of the new bike. At least I would have ended up on Youtube, albeit for a different reason I preferred the aesthetics of the Look bike he was on compared to the Scott or Specialized he tr...
by Richard
17 Dec 2012, 17:22
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Would you buy a second hand Pinarello from this man?
Replies: 0
Views: 459

Would you buy a second hand Pinarello from this man?

Would you buy a second hand Pinarello from this man?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=e ... nomobile=1

Check out 3:10
by Richard
11 Dec 2012, 13:27
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Convict 100 (ex Dirtworks) @ St Albans
Replies: 20
Views: 5066

Re: Convict 100 (ex Dirtworks) @ St Albans

Ali

Should be ok.
by Richard
03 Dec 2012, 09:13
Forum: Road
Topic: SRAM Red 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

Re: SRAM Red 2013

Geoff

The front wheel spins beautifully but there is a bit of lateral movement. Is there an easy adjustment that can be done at home or is it a bike shop kind of thing requiring both tools and know how?

Thanks

Richard
by Richard
03 Dec 2012, 09:02
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Convict 100 (ex Dirtworks) @ St Albans
Replies: 20
Views: 5066

Re: Convict 100 (ex Dirtworks) @ St Albans

I'm going to give the 50km a go Never done a MTB race before but sounds like fun Simone and I got married outside the timber slab barn across the road from the pub at St Albans. Great area and hopefully there will be time for an ale in the pub after the race. I have a box trailer with 5 bike racks o...
by Richard
03 Dec 2012, 08:29
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Sea of Rock
Replies: 1
Views: 472

Sea of Rock

Amazing video clip of two guys riding the Austrian Alp area known as the Sea of Rocks Check out the front wheel pivot turns and rear wheel wheelie descending down a rock face (@9:00 minutes) http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/11/mtb/video-a-mind-blowing-descent-of-the-sea-of-rock-in-the-austrian-al...
by Richard
02 Dec 2012, 19:34
Forum: Road
Topic: SRAM Red 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

Re: SRAM Red 2013

I ended up putting the new SRAM Red Compact on an SL3 Roubaix frame with HED Ardennes CL wheels. Had my first ride today in the blasting wind this morning. David os and I left early with the plan to do RNP but we just did Waterfall after ploughing into the headwind. The run back to Sutherland was qu...
by Richard
26 Nov 2012, 07:33
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Compacts advice please
Replies: 4
Views: 817

Re: Compacts advice please

Shimano 6700 compacts are 110mm bolt hole centre diameter, the 53-39 is 130mm.

Have to change over the crankset

The new 11 sp Dura-Ace 9000 series cranks are 110 BCD regardless of the chain rings
by Richard
26 Nov 2012, 07:30
Forum: Road
Topic: Knee Pain - where to start?
Replies: 13
Views: 1607

Re: Knee Pain - where to start?

Sounds like a medical justification to buy another bike

Bound to sort out the knee and move the pain to the hip pocket nerve
by Richard
23 Nov 2012, 13:40
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Free Stuff
Replies: 310
Views: 41470

Re: Free Stuff

greg

is the home trainer still available?

Richard
by Richard
23 Nov 2012, 12:59
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Toughest hill in Sydney (NSW)
Replies: 35
Views: 4292

Re: Toughest hill in Sydney (NSW)

I made it half way up to the lookout at Saddleback Mountain until I had to put the foot down. I couldnt get started again as the road was so steep and narrow and I couldnt get the second foot in the cleat before stalling. When I was riding (trying) up a bushwalker went straight by me I was going tha...
by Richard
23 Nov 2012, 08:25
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Toughest hill in Sydney (NSW)
Replies: 35
Views: 4292

Re: Toughest hill in Sydney (NSW)

The last 1km dog leg section up to the lookout on the Saddleback Mountain climb near Jamberoo is a shocker (Brokeback Mountain according to Tim). The lower bit of the Cottage Point hill (just off the Akuna Bay / West Head loop). This is made harder by the fact that a Jacaranda drops petals all over ...
by Richard
22 Nov 2012, 09:56
Forum: Road
Topic: SRAM Red 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

Re: SRAM Red 2013

I took the plunge and bought the new SRAM Red 2012 to go on the frame I am building up.

I ended up buying a set of HED Ardennes wheels provately from a guy who won them as a race prize

The bike is being built up at Velofix.

Can't wait to throw a leg over
by Richard
14 Nov 2012, 18:18
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Clover gets the green light to finish the CBD bikeways
Replies: 9
Views: 1093

Clover gets the green light to finish the CBD bikeways

SMH 14/11/12 "In an ironic twist, Barry O'Farrell's push to take control of transport in Sydney's CBD may finally complete Clover Moore's network of bike lanes. Despite the Premier's hostility to the Lord Mayor's plans for the city, a committee set up by Mr O'Farrell gave fresh momentum on Wedn...
by Richard
01 Nov 2012, 18:49
Forum: Road
Topic: Bike Carriers
Replies: 5
Views: 842

Re: Bike Carriers

Greg If you get a towbar option make sure you get a NSW RTA issued bike rack number plate. I have been pinged for 3 points and $305 dollars for obscuring the number plate by a bike rack. AAARRRGGGHHH - even more so because it was a double point long weekend I also have Thule carriers for roof racks ...
by Richard
29 Oct 2012, 09:21
Forum: Road
Topic: Fitz's challenge rides in October
Replies: 57
Views: 5305

Re: Fitz's challenge rides in October

Well done Eleri and all.

From what I have heard Fitz's usually is really hot. Sounds freezing.
by Richard
23 Oct 2012, 15:10
Forum: Road
Topic: LBS that has test saddles?
Replies: 17
Views: 2022

Re: LBS that has test saddles?

Greg

Good luck with the Romin. I liked it at first but the tip of the saddle was too wide for me.

Offer still stands if you want to try any of the other saddles in the future.

Richard
by Richard
22 Oct 2012, 20:01
Forum: Road
Topic: LBS that has test saddles?
Replies: 17
Views: 2022

Re: LBS that has test saddles?

Greg Having tried lots of saddles over the years I can offer a few for you to test for a couple of weeks if you like. I have banished the following saddles to my old commuter, old road bike or the MTB but you are welcome to try them out. Lite 209 - Just didn't work for me. Many swear by them though....
by Richard
15 Oct 2012, 10:03
Forum: Road
Topic: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am
Replies: 422
Views: 59775

Re: New Club Ride Commences 7th October - RNP

Good to see a few DHBC'ers in the RNP early bright and early on a Sunday morning. David Os and I were the two DHBC dawdlers you guys picked up in the park. We were expecting to see you coming the other way and we were surprised to have you catch us from behind. Thanks for waiting at the top of the A...
by Richard
15 Oct 2012, 09:50
Forum: Road
Topic: SRAM Red 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

SRAM Red 2013

One for the DHBC bike mechanics

Has anyone had any first hand experience with the new SRAM Red 2013 Groupset.

I am building up a bike at the moment and it looks good but I am interested in hearing any feedback from people in the know.

Thanks

Richard
by Richard
13 Oct 2012, 10:51
Forum: Road
Topic: LBS that has test saddles?
Replies: 17
Views: 2022

Re: LBS that has test saddles?

Anthony at Velofix in Rozelle has the full complement of Specialized saddles for testing.

Lovely bloke and great service.
by Richard
08 Oct 2012, 15:21
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Mystery object
Replies: 11
Views: 1219

Re: Mystery object

It looks like you were on the old Survivor TV series and the the tribe voted........

I gather this pic was after a bike spill
by Richard
08 Oct 2012, 13:39
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Mystery object
Replies: 11
Views: 1219

Re: Mystery object

I was trying to work out what was wrong with the picture of Mike before I realised

It's the long denim shorts
by Richard
08 Oct 2012, 13:33
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Mystery object
Replies: 11
Views: 1219

Re: Mystery object

I think Tim might be right

Either that or there are a heap of little cyclists riding bikes with 16" wheels with broken spokes

Street sweeper seems more plausible
by Richard
08 Oct 2012, 09:30
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Mystery object
Replies: 11
Views: 1219

Re: Mystery object

Lizanne is right The ones I am talking about look like loose pieces of broken black aero spokes and can be found all over the road but tend to congregate around intersections. No idea what they are off. If you were handy you could probably make one of those cool little African thumb organs using the...
by Richard
08 Oct 2012, 07:58
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Mystery object
Replies: 11
Views: 1219

Mystery object

Next time you are at a set of traffic lights on the bike look down and it is highly likely you will see a strip of blackened tensile steel, app 150 - 180mm long, app 3mm wide.

What are they?

by Richard
05 Oct 2012, 09:10
Forum: Road
Topic: some new wheels
Replies: 26
Views: 3010

Re: some new wheels

That wasn't meant to sound judgemental about the merits of spending more on wheels but unless Santa can get me a new job before Christmas I couldn't justify the additional expenditure.
by Richard
05 Oct 2012, 07:48
Forum: Road
Topic: some new wheels
Replies: 26
Views: 3010

Re: some new wheels

I priced up the Belgium C2 with Chris King R45's Sapim spokes etc. Was in the range of $1200-1300. Then I found locally a pair of 'new in the box' HED Ardennes CL's for $680 that a guy had won but did not need. They have 24 front and 28 rear spokes. From what I gather they use the same rims and HED ...
by Richard
26 Sep 2012, 21:34
Forum: Road
Topic: some new wheels
Replies: 26
Views: 3010

Re: some new wheels

All I am interested in the C2's, with Chris king hubs from Bikebuilder to use for the ACE250 in January I am usually 80kg's + / - a few depending on training/drinking regimen Which hubs, spokes, and nipples would you recommend? I also saw that Chris king has a few different modesls as well Any assis...
by Richard
19 Sep 2012, 19:46
Forum: Road
Topic: Bike Setup for Climbing?
Replies: 14
Views: 1284

Re: Bike Setup for Climbing?

I did the Alpine 250 a couple of years back using a compact with an 11-28 on the back. The course is essentially the same as the 3 peaks. I climb like a block of cement so I needed every gear granny could spare. There were a couple of short sections where I swore I wanted a triple but at that stage ...
by Richard
13 Sep 2012, 19:39
Forum: Road
Topic: Has anyone had any experience with HED wheels?
Replies: 9
Views: 1107

Re: Has anyone had any experience with HED wheels?

I have Ultegra 6600 series brakes

Are they able to cope OK with the wider style rims like used on the HED wheels? i.e. modulation / clearance etc.
by Richard
13 Sep 2012, 07:47
Forum: Road
Topic: ALPINE CLASSIC 2013 - January 27th
Replies: 39
Views: 4717

Re: ALPINE CLASSIC 2013 - January 27th

David Os has just signed up for the 250 as well.

We are considering the performance enhancing benefits of a beer at the Blue Duck Inn before climbing the back of Falls Creek climb.
by Richard
10 Sep 2012, 21:07
Forum: Road
Topic: ALPINE CLASSIC 2013 - January 27th
Replies: 39
Views: 4717

Re: ALPINE CLASSIC 2013 - January 27th

Simone is now signed up for the 130km and I have signed up for the 250km again
by Richard
04 Sep 2012, 21:27
Forum: Road
Topic: Has anyone had any experience with HED wheels?
Replies: 9
Views: 1107

Re: Has anyone had any experience with HED wheels?

Thanks for the kind offer Chris but I wont endanger your wheels. The last time I was 62kg Neville Wran was Premier.

I like the look of the Ardennes SL with the extra spokes called the 'Stallion' option. A rather more marketable title than the more apt 'Clysdedale'.
by Richard
04 Sep 2012, 19:57
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Bike hub in North Sydney has GP4000s for only $39.00
Replies: 0
Views: 450

Bike hub in North Sydney has GP4000s for only $39.00

Simone works across the road from the Bike Hub in North Sydney and she found that they have the Conti GP 4000s's for only $39.00 at the moment
by Richard
03 Sep 2012, 21:12
Forum: Road
Topic: Has anyone had any experience with HED wheels?
Replies: 9
Views: 1107

Has anyone had any experience with HED wheels?

DHBC Brains Trust Has anyone had any experience with HED wheels? I am looking for a light yet robust set of clinchers. Candidates include Shimano C24's or C35's, Fulcrum 1 or 3's or the HED Ardennes. I noticed that there is also a version of the HED Ardennes that has a slightly higher spoke count to...
by Richard
31 Aug 2012, 08:01
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The rules - Sydney style
Replies: 21
Views: 2092

Re: The rules - Sydney style

More like a pre-election promise
by Richard
29 Aug 2012, 20:01
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The rules - Sydney style
Replies: 21
Views: 2092

Re: The rules - Sydney style

No just a technical guideline accompanying the regulation that pertains to the rule
by Richard
29 Aug 2012, 19:57
Forum: Road
Topic: ALPINE CLASSIC 2013 - January 27th
Replies: 39
Views: 4717

Re: ALPINE CLASSIC 2013 - January 27th

Thanks Ted Glad to hear that your students are going out to Beulah. Hopefully something of the old garden structure remains. I should find out this week if I am to join the ranks of the unemployed. To celebrate / commiserate I have already gone out and bought a new bike frame. There was a sale of la...
by Richard
28 Aug 2012, 19:55
Forum: Road
Topic: ALPINE CLASSIC 2013 - January 27th
Replies: 39
Views: 4717

Re: ALPINE CLASSIC 2013 - January 27th

Tossing up between the ACE250 and the Raid. The idea of being able to ride the beautiful 250 course but being able to stop and have a beer and a pub lunch and a snooze halfway has appeal as well. I am just waiting to find out if I have been made a victim of the current downsizing of the public servi...
by Richard
13 Jul 2012, 17:44
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Brake technique
Replies: 24
Views: 2435

Re: Brake technique

Toff et al.

All points taken and valid.

T'was just a tip passed on from another but when I had a go it apparently seemed to do something positive for reasons unknown.
by Richard
13 Jul 2012, 15:11
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Brake technique
Replies: 24
Views: 2435

Re: Brake technique

Time for the DHBC Mythbusters to do some field testing
by Richard
13 Jul 2012, 13:02
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Brake technique
Replies: 24
Views: 2435

Re: Brake technique

Interesting explanation.

The key advantage to me is traction while still white knuckle braking for dear life

Its like your rear end is actually gripping the road.

mmmm - sorry that sounds like a dog with worms scraping its rear end down the road
by Richard
13 Jul 2012, 11:20
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Brake technique
Replies: 24
Views: 2435

Re: Brake technique

Applying the rear brake and pedalling against it is not really for during cornering but rather a great way to scrub speed before and sometime at the entry into of a sweeper on a descent without locking up the back or relying on the front for the vast majority of the braking especially when the road ...
by Richard
12 Jul 2012, 11:48
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Brake technique
Replies: 24
Views: 2435

Re: Brake technique

An interesting tip given to me by a XC motocross racer / mtb rider If you are coming into a corner and you want to scrub speed and not have the rear lock up is to put the rear brake on and pedal against it. It sounds really counter-intuitive but it really seems to works. The rear then grabs the road...
by Richard
27 Jun 2012, 11:29
Forum: Road
Topic: New Mid-Week Wednesday Club Ride - 6am to 8am
Replies: 122
Views: 11115

Re: New Mid-Week Wednesday Club Ride - 6am to 8am

Geoff

Got stuck with kids at home today with the kids due to the teachers strike

I will be away next week but will try to make it a regular thing. Sunday seems to get taken over with family committments at the moment
by Richard
26 Jun 2012, 19:53
Forum: Road
Topic: New Mid-Week Wednesday Club Ride - 6am to 8am
Replies: 122
Views: 11115

Re: New Mid-Week Wednesday Club Ride - 6am to 8am

Is anyone riding tomorrow morning (weather permitting)?

Finding it hard to get there for Waterfall on Sunday due to family commitments. Wednesday could be an easier option.

R.

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