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by Timbo
13 Mar 2018, 16:03
Forum: Road
Topic: Three Peaks 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Re: Three Peaks 2018

Douglas is a very hard act to follow, but here's my report on Peaks Challenge Falls Creek 2018: I signed up for PCFC back in October when my best mate from school said it was a ride to remember for a lifetime. From that day on I knew I had to do more riding than I’d ever done before. The solo traini...
by Timbo
23 Oct 2017, 14:30
Forum: Road
Topic: Falls Creek Peaks Challenge
Replies: 4
Views: 707

Re: Falls Creek Peaks Challenge

Many thanks Peter. Mark has now contacted me.

Cheers,

Tim
by Timbo
23 Oct 2017, 06:40
Forum: Road
Topic: Falls Creek Peaks Challenge
Replies: 4
Views: 707

Re: Falls Creek Peaks Challenge

I've signed up for the 2018 three peaks. I'd be grateful for any advice on best accomodation options.

Cheers,

Tim
by Timbo
19 Sep 2017, 16:25
Forum: Road
Topic: 2018 Falls Creek Three Peaks
Replies: 0
Views: 413

2018 Falls Creek Three Peaks

Setting a goal seemed like the best way to get back on the bike in a serious way. So I've signed up for the Falls Creek Three Peaks. Looking forward to any tips on any aspect of the ride, including logistics of getting there and accomodation.
by Timbo
02 Nov 2016, 09:39
Forum: Road
Topic: 10th Annual Fixie Century - 6th November2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2906

Re: 10th Annual Fixie Century - 6th November2016

The List:
1. Andrew B.
2. John C
3. Lindsay
4. Eleri (as long as someone drives my car from Bundanoon to Sydney)
5. Ben K
6. James F
by Timbo
31 Oct 2016, 17:01
Forum: Road
Topic: 10th Annual Fixie Century - 6th November2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2906

Re: 10th Annual Fixie Century - 6th November2016

I've been crook so may be a scratching - will confirm which way tomorrow if that's okay.
by Timbo
17 Oct 2016, 14:36
Forum: Road
Topic: 10th Annual Fixie Century - 6th November2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2906

Re: 10th Annual Fixie Century - 6th November2016

The List:
1. Andrew B.
2. John C (I better find a fixie)
3. Lindsay
4. Eleri (as long as someone drives my car from Bundanoon to Sydney)
5. Tim S.
by Timbo
22 Sep 2016, 10:15
Forum: Road
Topic: Fixie Century 2015!!! Oct 18
Replies: 49
Views: 5494

Re: Fixie Century 2015!!! Oct 18

Excellent!
by Timbo
22 Sep 2016, 09:32
Forum: Road
Topic: Fixie Century 2015!!! Oct 18
Replies: 49
Views: 5494

Re: Fixie Century 2015!!! Oct 18

Hope I haven't missed the thread - but will there be a fixie century in 2016?
by Timbo
06 Aug 2013, 10:11
Forum: Road
Topic: Mudgee Mark Dwyer H/C & Pieter van Gent G/Scratch 3/4 August
Replies: 7
Views: 1092

Re: Mudgee Mark Dwyer H/C & Pieter van Gent G/Scratch 3/4 Au

Mark Dwyer Handicap I was in bunch 8 (+14 minutes), with Mark Lacey. A very fast start up Ulan Road. Blustery winds, but the sun was shining. The bunch was completely shattered on the first hill. About 10 riders rode off the front, leaving the rest of us. Over the hill I could see a few other riders...
by Timbo
22 Jul 2013, 13:37
Forum: Road
Topic: Mudgee Mark Dwyer H/C & Pieter van Gent G/Scratch 3/4 August
Replies: 7
Views: 1092

Mudgee Mark Dwyer H/C & Pieter van Gent G/Scratch 3/4 August

I've signed up for this. Hope to get a generous handicap and grading (James - I am going grey, and I haven't been riding much - honest!). Apparently route has changed a bit from previous years. As entries now closed, it looks as though there will be just four DHBC riders this year: Mark, Michael, Si...
by Timbo
18 Jul 2012, 13:04
Forum: Road
Topic: Road Race Results Log - 2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2510

Re: Road Race Results Log - 2012

A great initiative. My results (well the ones I want to tell anyone about!) are:

9 April 2012 - Eastern Creek Raceway Graded Scratch - 2nd in C Grade.

27 May 2012 - Ken Dinnerville Memorial Handicap - 67th (12:30 handicap).
by Timbo
28 May 2012, 16:26
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Valley Wheelers Monthly Ride - Saturday May 26th
Replies: 17
Views: 2917

Re: Valley Wheelers Monthly Ride - Saturday May 26th

You will pleased to know I rode the steel Colnago Master in the Dinnerville yesterday, and was still competitive. Steel remains real.
by Timbo
28 May 2012, 11:13
Forum: Road
Topic: Get ready to register for Ken Dinnerville race 29th 9am!
Replies: 114
Views: 7142

Re: Get ready to register for Ken Dinnerville race 29th 9am!

In lieu of a detailed race report (the duty to do this falls to Adrian as the best placed DHBC rider!) here are the club results: First of all the finish order: http://www.nsw.cycling.org.au/site/cycling/nsw/downloads/Files/Races/2012/2012%20KDMHcap/finish%20order.pdf Place 16 Adrian EMILSEN GROUP 9...
by Timbo
25 May 2012, 11:26
Forum: Road
Topic: Get ready to register for Ken Dinnerville race 29th 9am!
Replies: 114
Views: 7142

Re: Get ready to register for Ken Dinnerville race 29th 9am!

It's Simon! I'm certainly glad we'll be in the same bunch. Hopefully our fixie legs will get us both home at the front.
by Timbo
23 May 2012, 13:46
Forum: Road
Topic: Get ready to register for Ken Dinnerville race 29th 9am!
Replies: 114
Views: 7142

Re: Get ready to register for Ken Dinnerville race 29th 9am!

Thanks Amy, thanks Mark. Being in bunch 10 last year actually meant a lot of work up front because it was such a small group. Hopefully I can sit in the middle of bunch 8 this year and be dragged along by the train!
by Timbo
23 May 2012, 11:18
Forum: Road
Topic: Get ready to register for Ken Dinnerville race 29th 9am!
Replies: 114
Views: 7142

Re: Get ready to register for Ken Dinnerville race 29th 9am!

I just answered my own question. Going on last year's times, it'll be about 39km/h for bunch 8.
by Timbo
23 May 2012, 11:11
Forum: Road
Topic: Get ready to register for Ken Dinnerville race 29th 9am!
Replies: 114
Views: 7142

Re: Get ready to register for Ken Dinnerville race 29th 9am!

I won't be doing any burgling this year then! Anyone know, roughly, what the average speed will be for bunch 8?
by Timbo
21 May 2012, 09:48
Forum: Road
Topic: 2012- ‘Tempetation’ Fixie Century- 21/10/2012 Bundanoon
Replies: 132
Views: 11295

Re: 2012- ‘Tempetation’ Fixie Century- 21/10/2012***

I would like to participate in this event and need accomodation booked. (add yourself by copy and paste) 1. Driver 2. Simon Llewellyn 3. Lizanne 4. Ben 5. Karzie 6. JoTheBuilder 7. Christian 8. Mike 9. James 10. Peter T 11. jbcow 12. AndrewB 13. Lindsay 14. Nathan 15. Brownie 16. Adrian E 17. Eleri ...
by Timbo
10 May 2012, 10:29
Forum: Road
Topic: Congratulations Matt Wallman!
Replies: 17
Views: 1750

Re: Congratulations Matt Wallman!

Awesome achievement Matt. Well done!
by Timbo
09 May 2012, 14:51
Forum: Road
Topic: New Mid-Week Wednesday Club Ride - 6am to 8am
Replies: 122
Views: 11021

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

Sorry I couldn't make it this morning. Ended up having to come to work early. Next week!
by Timbo
04 May 2012, 15:50
Forum: Road
Topic: New Mid-Week Wednesday Club Ride - 6am to 8am
Replies: 122
Views: 11021

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

Very pleased to hear this! I'll be there on Wed!
by Timbo
24 Apr 2012, 16:14
Forum: Road
Topic: Ride: Wednesday 25th April
Replies: 23
Views: 1921

Re: Ride: Wednesday 25th April

See you at the cafe at 6.30 on Wednesday too.
by Timbo
14 Mar 2012, 09:32
Forum: Road
Topic: SU Velo Racing at Heffron - Open Club Race - Sun 15th April
Replies: 25
Views: 2057

Re: SU Velo Racing at Heffron - Open Club Race - 18 March

Great Adrian. See you at Marrickville at 7.15. Will that give us enough time? I'll ride C grade with you, and be your lead out man!
by Timbo
29 Feb 2012, 11:00
Forum: Road
Topic: Get ready to register for Ken Dinnerville race 29th 9am!
Replies: 114
Views: 7142

Re: Get ready to register for Ken Dinnerville race 29th 9am!

It took me 10 tries from 9 to about 9.05 to get in. For some reason it kept knocking back my Westpac card. It'd be easier to get Radiohead tickets.
by Timbo
29 Feb 2012, 08:08
Forum: Road
Topic: Get ready to register for Ken Dinnerville race 29th 9am!
Replies: 114
Views: 7142

Re: Get ready to register for Ken Dinnerville race 29th 9am!

Am in. After 10 attempts.
by Timbo
17 Aug 2011, 10:02
Forum: Club Kit Orders
Topic: Hats
Replies: 15
Views: 3573

Re: Hats

Moisture wicking
Small/Medium
1. Lizanne
2. Peter T
3. Julio

Large/XL
1. Jeremy
2. Stuart
3. Timbo

Wool
Small/Medium
1. Lizanne
2. Julio
3. andrewb

Large/XL
1. Stuart
2. Timbo
by Timbo
10 Aug 2011, 15:05
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Mid Life Crisis Bike
Replies: 48
Views: 3252

Re: Mid Life Crisis Bike

My only advice would be that steel is real. I bought a lightweight steel frame (Colnago Master) and couldn't be happier. The ride is supple but precise. The geometry is aggressive. It's an absolute joy to ride, especially over long distances. It may be heavier that carbon frames (the Master weighs i...
by Timbo
05 Aug 2011, 09:47
Forum: Road
Topic: 2011 - Tempetation- Fixie Century Coastal - 16/10/2011
Replies: 221
Views: 11564

Re: 2011 - Tempetation- Fixie Century Coastal - 16/10/2011

1. Lizanne- Small
2. Mike - Medium
3. Tim - Medium
by Timbo
23 Jun 2011, 09:40
Forum: Road
Topic: 2011 - Tempetation- Fixie Century Coastal - 16/10/2011
Replies: 221
Views: 11564

Re: 2011 - Tempetation- Fixie Century Coastal - 15/10/2011 *

I want to have the most fun and exciting day of my life so far: (Copy & paste name for a Hotel booking) 1. Driver 2. Simon Llewellyn 3. Jessica Llewellyn 4. Lindsay Munks 5. Michael Clement 6. Amy Vesty 7. Christian 8. Adrian E (don't have a fixie, but plan to have one by then!) 9. James F 10. A...
by Timbo
20 Jun 2011, 10:15
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Elite Women deliver historic bronze medal in Club TTT.
Replies: 26
Views: 1775

Re: DHBC Elite Women deliver historic bronze medal in Club T

Great news all round everyone. Well done!
by Timbo
03 Jun 2011, 15:24
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Building up a road bike.
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Re: Building up a road bike.

And Sheldon Brown too: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/

I'd get someone to do the headset and bottom bracket if I were you (though there are some fairly easy things you could do yourself, if you're handy, such as cutting the fork (but be dam careful if it is carbon!)).
by Timbo
01 Jun 2011, 09:41
Forum: Road
Topic: Race report: Heffron Park May 28
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Re: Race report: Heffron Park May 28

Good job Adrian. Clearly that Saturday Waterfall ride helped!
by Timbo
30 May 2011, 13:34
Forum: Road
Topic: Ken Dinnerville 29 May Race - Entries open 7th March
Replies: 89
Views: 6011

Re: Ken Dinnerville 29 May Race - Entries open 7th March

Ken Dinnerville 29 May 2011 Race Report The little village of Dapto nestled between the sea and a steep escarpment rising up to the Lake Avon catchment area is a picturesque semi-urban area on the fringes of Wollongong. It is best known for its dogs, of both the Dagwood and Greyhound variety. It is ...
by Timbo
29 May 2011, 20:42
Forum: Road
Topic: Ken Dinnerville 29 May Race - Entries open 7th March
Replies: 89
Views: 6011

Re: Ken Dinnerville 29 May Race - Entries open 7th March

Thanks Geoff. Race report to follow soonish.
by Timbo
26 May 2011, 16:53
Forum: Road
Topic: Ken Dinnerville 29 May Race - Entries open 7th March
Replies: 89
Views: 6011

Re: Ken Dinnerville 29 May Race - Entries open 7th March

Nice report Mike. Being in the last group, but probably in form good enough to be bumped up a few groups, my biggest concern is finding a hardcore group of riders willing to push the average up to 36km/h to stay ahead of the scratch bunch. When Seamus won (and Andrew Duggan came third) they were in ...
by Timbo
24 May 2011, 06:34
Forum: Road
Topic: Ken Dinnerville 29 May Race - Entries open 7th March
Replies: 89
Views: 6011

Re: Ken Dinnerville 29 May Race - Entries open 7th March

Yeah the hill is not too bad at all. Coming from the back side it is a nice gradual climb, but can be a bit deceptive and at pace will sort out riders pretty quick. The other side is reasonably steep, a bit like Lilyfield Road near Iron Cove I guess, but maybe not quite that bad. I found it really t...
by Timbo
23 May 2011, 09:03
Forum: Road
Topic: Ken Dinnerville 29 May Race - Entries open 7th March
Replies: 89
Views: 6011

Re: Ken Dinnerville 29 May Race - Entries open 7th March

I rode the circuit yesterday (hadn't done this before). Indeed rode the whole race distance. Fantastic circuit. But hope they clean up the gravel and the cow pats before next Sunday! There were heaps of people doing reconnaissance rides yesterday.
by Timbo
20 May 2011, 11:22
Forum: Road
Topic: Saturday Waterfall Ride - 21 May 6.00am
Replies: 12
Views: 1048

Re: Saturday Waterfall Ride - 21 May 6.00am

Lizanne it will be pretty quick, but you should be able to hang on to Sutherland!
by Timbo
20 May 2011, 10:23
Forum: Road
Topic: Saturday Waterfall Ride - 21 May 6.00am
Replies: 12
Views: 1048

Re: Saturday Waterfall Ride - 21 May 6.00am

A mate from Easts (who used to be in DHBC) will be joining us.
by Timbo
19 May 2011, 16:39
Forum: Road
Topic: Saturday Waterfall Ride - 21 May 6.00am
Replies: 12
Views: 1048

Re: Saturday Waterfall Ride - 21 May 6.00am

Great. See you then Alex and hopefully you too Tim. I guess we will be back 8.45?
by Timbo
19 May 2011, 12:30
Forum: Road
Topic: Saturday Waterfall Ride - 21 May 6.00am
Replies: 12
Views: 1048

Saturday Waterfall Ride - 21 May 6.00am

As extra training for the Dinnerville. Leaving from usual place at 6.00am on Saturday. Anyone want to join me? Middies pace.
by Timbo
02 May 2011, 16:56
Forum: Club Kit Orders
Topic: Winter clothing
Replies: 44
Views: 7508

Re: Winter clothing

Hi Christian,

Quick question, is the wind vest club cut or race cut?

Cheers,

Timbo
by Timbo
26 Apr 2011, 22:21
Forum: Club Kit Orders
Topic: Winter clothing
Replies: 44
Views: 7508

Re: Winter clothing

Long sleeve wind jacket ($100) XS S Eleri M - Julio, Anthony, jbcow, Trouty (or I might be a small - will confirm on sample sizes), L - Karzie (Ian C), Shrubb face, Stuart, Dougie, Adam F XL - Michael Ward XXL Sleeveless wind vest, mesh back ($90) XS S M Jo Skinner L Craig Weller, Adrian Legg, Paul ...
by Timbo
12 Apr 2011, 20:08
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Criterium Championships ROUND 2 - Sunday 17/04/2011
Replies: 25
Views: 9722

Re: DHBC Criterium Championships ROUND 2 - Sunday 17/04/2011

So sorry to be missing this as I had to miss the first one too! But me and the missus are off to the mountains to celebrate our wedding anniversary (we will be taking the bikes). Have fun everyone.
by Timbo
04 Mar 2011, 11:07
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Crit; race 1 next Sun 06/03/2010. is on!
Replies: 41
Views: 3033

Re: DHBC Crit; race 1 next Sun 06/03/2010. is on!

I'll be waiting at the intersection of King Georges Rd and Milton from 6.40am.
by Timbo
30 Dec 2010, 18:22
Forum: Road
Topic: Unicyling for idiots
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Unicyling for idiots

My wife gave me a unicycle for Christmas, having concealed the gift for some months by saying, straightfaced, that it was not bicycle related. I know James C is a keen unicyclist, and if you are out there James please get in touch and give me some hints about how to get going. Help from anyone else ...
by Timbo
25 Nov 2010, 14:21
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Online Website Discount Codes
Replies: 17
Views: 2555

Re: Online Website Discount Codes

It all depends doesn't it. I recently bought my Colnago Master through Peter Bundy. I wasn't game to buy a frame online, and wanted a master to build the eponymous machine, so Peter sourced the frame from the local distributor (FRF Sports) and then built it up with bits and pieces I bought online fr...
by Timbo
23 Nov 2010, 11:26
Forum: Road
Topic: Sunday Waterfall bunch ride
Replies: 26
Views: 2296

Re: Sunday Waterfall bunch ride

Having ridden on and off with various of the bunches since 2005 I fully endorse the new regime and thank Christian for putting it together. The only thing I would encourage is a bigger break between the groups (1 minute rather than 30 seconds), and that we meet at 6.20 rather than 6.30 so that the s...
by Timbo
19 Nov 2010, 08:52
Forum: Road
Topic: Heffron 13/11/10
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Re: Heffron 13/11/10

Race report now up on the RBCC page:

http://www.randwickbotanycc.com/Results ... v_2010.htm
by Timbo
15 Nov 2010, 10:03
Forum: Road
Topic: Heffron 13/11/10
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Re: Heffron 13/11/10

Nope - just La Perouse, then back to Centennial, then Weiyun and I rode through town and over the Anzac Bridge. Weiyun pushed me over a couple of laps at Centennial which was good (as I'd done no training all week) and loosened up the legs nicely for Heffron. I'll give it another go this Saturday.
by Timbo
14 Nov 2010, 19:49
Forum: Road
Topic: Heffron 13/11/10
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Heffron 13/11/10

Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. Came 2nd in D grade. Only 3 of the starters made it to the finish together on a hot and windy day. I broke away half way through last lap and was well ahead when I hit the huge B grade bunch, and had to get on the grass to go around them. A rider from RBCC the...
by Timbo
04 Nov 2010, 13:58
Forum: Road
Topic: -Tempetation- 2010 Coastal is coming!!!!! Fixed Century***
Replies: 186
Views: 9991

Re: -Tempetation- 2010 Coastal is coming!!!!! Fixed Century*

Some more photos. And next year in addition to the Fixed Century, Lindsay and I reckon we should have a Singlespeed Sojourn. Perhaps a Singlespeed Sojourn to Singleton? http://i595.photobucket.com/albums/tt32/timbo1975_photo/SDC10299.jpg http://i595.photobucket.com/albums/tt32/timbo1975_photo/SDC103...
by Timbo
04 Nov 2010, 13:30
Forum: Club Kit Orders
Topic: Socks
Replies: 52
Views: 7138

Re: Socks

Size Euro Shoe Size
Small 36-39.5
Medium 40-42.5
Large 43-45.5
XL 46+

Trouty - 2
Mikesbytes - 2 - Large 43
EMT - 2
Karzie - 2
Julio - 2
Miguel - 2
Rainbow - 2 ??
Orphic - 2
Anthony - 2
Timbo - 2 L
Stuart - 2
othy - 2 L
Weller - 2 (edit by Mod)
Mark L - 3
Christian - 2 L
jbcow - 2 L

Total: 33
by Timbo
02 Nov 2010, 08:41
Forum: Club Kit Orders
Topic: Socks
Replies: 52
Views: 7138

Re: Socks

Socks for me too.

Trouty - 2
Mikesbytes - 2
EMT - 2
Karzie - 2
Julio - 2
Miguel - 2
Rainbow - 2 ??
Orphic - 2
Anthony - 2
Timbo - 2

Total: 20
by Timbo
19 Oct 2010, 05:53
Forum: Road
Topic: -Tempetation- 2010 Coastal is coming!!!!! Fixed Century***
Replies: 186
Views: 9991

Re: -Tempetation- 2010 Coastal is coming!!!!! Fixed Century*

More than happy to contribute to the fuel costs. Kevin is a saint, and after hitting that bit of metal near the 'Gong it was great solace to know there was a back wheel sitting in the van ready to use if need be. Tim/Simon/Kevin can you PM me your address so I can send a cheque?
by Timbo
11 Oct 2010, 08:35
Forum: Road
Topic: -Tempetation- 2010 Coastal is coming!!!!! Fixed Century***
Replies: 186
Views: 9991

Re: -Tempetation- 2010 Coastal is coming!!!!! Fixed Century*

Sure Mike. Drop me an email and we can sort it.
by Timbo
11 Oct 2010, 08:23
Forum: Road
Topic: Heffron 9/10/10
Replies: 2
Views: 530

Heffron 9/10/10

I picked up second in D, after stupidly running down the tank by leading 10/12 laps. http://www.randwickbotanycc.com/Results%202010/9%20Oct%20%202010/results_9_oct_2010.htm Ian narrowly missed a place in B grade: http://www.randwickbotanycc.com/Results%202010/9%20Oct%20%202010/gallery/Images/37.jpg
by Timbo
08 Oct 2010, 17:47
Forum: Road
Topic: -Tempetation- 2010 Coastal is coming!!!!! Fixed Century***
Replies: 186
Views: 9991

Re: -Tempetation- 2010 Coastal is coming!!!!! Fixed Century*

Camilla I've sent you a PM okaying the lift. Cheers, Tim.
by Timbo
08 Oct 2010, 17:45
Forum: Road
Topic: -Tempetation- 2010 Coastal is coming!!!!! Fixed Century***
Replies: 186
Views: 9991

Re: -Tempetation- 2010 Coastal is coming!!!!! Fixed Century*

Good on you Toff. Maybe we should all give Cityrail a call, cite the case number, and tell them how important this ride is to the future of cycling in Australia.
by Timbo
07 Oct 2010, 15:00
Forum: Road
Topic: -Tempetation- 2010 Coastal is coming!!!!! Fixed Century***
Replies: 186
Views: 9991

Re: -Tempetation- 2010 Coastal is coming!!!!! Fixed Century*

My wife and I and our two kids are driving down on the Saturday (we are staying in Sutton Forest). We could give someone (and their fixed machine) a lift to Bundanoon. Although you'd have to be prepared to be squeezed a bit in the back seat, taking a bike would be no drama at all.
by Timbo
22 Sep 2010, 14:00
Forum: Road
Topic: -Tempetation- 2010 Coastal is coming!!!!! Fixed Century***
Replies: 186
Views: 9991

Re: -Tempetation- 2010 Coastal is coming!!!!! Fixed Century*

Good to prompt a technical discussion - not only interesting but educational too!
by Timbo
22 Sep 2010, 11:05
Forum: Road
Topic: -Tempetation- 2010 Coastal is coming!!!!! Fixed Century***
Replies: 186
Views: 9991

Re: -Tempetation- 2010 Coastal is coming!!!!! Fixed Century*

Velofix is going to put on a 15 sprocket, so I'll be 40/15 (70").
by Timbo
20 Sep 2010, 12:29
Forum: Road
Topic: -Tempetation- 2010 Coastal is coming!!!!! Fixed Century***
Replies: 186
Views: 9991

Re: -Tempetation- 2010 Coastal is coming!!!!! Fixed Century*

What gearing are people thinking of running for the century? My fixie is currently set up 40/16 (with 170 cranks), which using the late Sheldon Brown's calculator gives a gain ratio of 4.9 (http://sheldonbrown.com/gears/). I note that the out of the box Surly Steamroller comes with 47/19, which give...
by Timbo
31 Aug 2010, 16:46
Forum: Road
Topic: Anyone had any experience with Planet X Titanium frames?
Replies: 22
Views: 2416

Re: Anyone had any experience with Planet X Titanium frames?

Anthony Challinor at Velofix at Rozelle is gearing up to sell titanium bikes he's had custom built. I haven't been on one myself (I'm a steel man - my 'nago Master never shimmies) but they've been tested heavily by Anthony and his offsider Jose and are apparently awesome.
by Timbo
30 Aug 2010, 10:31
Forum: Road
Topic: -Tempetation- 2010 Coastal is coming!!!!! Fixed Century***
Replies: 186
Views: 9991

Re: -Tempetation- 2010 Coastal is coming!!!!! Fixed Century*

Thanks for your work Simon and Brownie. No need to book the hotel for me, as I'll be bringing my tribe down and we'll be staying somewhere else in town (unless you want my two kids to keep everyone awake at the hotel). What time are we pushing off?
by Timbo
25 Aug 2010, 15:44
Forum: Road
Topic: -Tempetation- 2010 Coastal is coming!!!!! Fixed Century***
Replies: 186
Views: 9991

Re: -Tempetation- 2010 Coastal is coming!!!!! Fixed Century*

Assuming Saturday 16 October still the go, I'm in.

1. Simon
2. Jessica
3. Driver
4. Mike Cl
5. John
6. Craig
7. James (maybe)
8. Chubb (maybe depending on james)
9. Christian
10. othy
11. Michael Chid
12. Ian C.
13.Nathan
14. Huw
15.Brownie
16. ?? Lindsay
17, Mark L
18. Camilla
19. Tim
by Timbo
02 Aug 2010, 08:48
Forum: Road
Topic: Fixie social Coastal 2010 is coming!!!!***
Replies: 6
Views: 876

Re: Fixie social Coastal 2010 is coming!!!!***

Sounds like Sunday 12 September is shaping up as the best date for the fixie century. Great suggestion for a social fixed ride too. [Post edited to remove my clueless reference to start point - I've now seen Simon's main post].
by Timbo
22 Jul 2010, 15:50
Forum: Road
Topic: -Tempetation- 160kms fixed is set to return in 09!!!!
Replies: 183
Views: 16049

Re: -Tempetation- 160kms fixed is set to return in 09!!!!

Is the Tempetation Fixie Century set to return in 2010? Please let it be so.
by Timbo
01 Jul 2010, 12:03
Forum: Conversation
Topic: For Sale: Fulcrum Racing 5 Clincher Wheels - Shimano
Replies: 31
Views: 2591

Re: For Sale: Fulcrum Racing 5 Clincher Wheels - Shimano

Found something else too. On the Campy webpage, there is the following discussion of trade marks: 1977 Diminutivi Campagnolo Campagnolo is now a well-consolidated company and its relations with countries other than Italy are growing on a daily basis. Like anything that becomes familiar and well-know...
by Timbo
01 Jul 2010, 09:47
Forum: Conversation
Topic: For Sale: Fulcrum Racing 5 Clincher Wheels - Shimano
Replies: 31
Views: 2591

Re: For Sale: Fulcrum Racing 5 Clincher Wheels - Shimano

I hate to say I told you so, but check out the Campagnolo webpage.

Mad4Campy!

http://www.campagnolo.com/jsp/en/community/index.jsp

See also the Italian language page:

http://www.campagnolo.com/jsp/it/index/index.jsp
by Timbo
17 Jun 2010, 15:24
Forum: Club Kit Orders
Topic: DHBC Club 2010 Winter Apparel order: Come and get it!
Replies: 128
Views: 15048

Re: DHBC Club 2010 Winter Apparel order: Come and get it!

Hi Weiyun,

I didn't put in a pre-order, but if an L comes up in the club stock I'd love to get my hands on it.

Cheers,

Tim
by Timbo
18 May 2010, 11:55
Forum: Road
Topic: For Sale - Trek 2200 (58cm)
Replies: 4
Views: 1285

Re: For Sale - Trek 2200 (58cm)

The blue beast is no longer for sale. Have found a way to hold on to it for a little bit longer.
by Timbo
18 May 2010, 11:50
Forum: Conversation
Topic: getting chain tension right on a singlespeed/fixie
Replies: 15
Views: 1287

Re: getting chain tension right on a singlespeed/fixie

Has anyone had any experience with bottom brackets with plastic cups? The Stronglight square taper BB's from Ribble now have plastic cups - If they hold up ok maybe plastic will help with those inevitable BB creaks on a singlespeed? Yep, I have plastic cups on my Shimano BB on my singlespeed. I can...
by Timbo
03 May 2010, 12:57
Forum: Road
Topic: TEKTRO Road Brake Caliper Set - R520 $34.99
Replies: 9
Views: 1210

Re: TEKTRO Road Brake Caliper Set - R520 $34.99

I put the Tekro R556 on my singlespeed. It is an old Apollo frame and the reach I needed was huge. The brakes work a treat. A bit spongy, but with good pads they work just fine. Highly recommended. Certainly better than running old brakes. http://i595.photobucket.com/albums/tt32/timbo1975_photo/DSC0...
by Timbo
26 Apr 2010, 21:14
Forum: Road
Topic: For Sale - Trek 2200 (58cm)
Replies: 4
Views: 1285

Re: For Sale - Trek 2200 (58cm)

Thanks James, much appreciated.
by Timbo
25 Apr 2010, 16:21
Forum: Road
Topic: For Sale - Trek 2200 (58cm)
Replies: 4
Views: 1285

For Sale - Trek 2200 (58cm)

Hi all, For sale for $1,500 ono to a fellow member of the club, my Trek 2200 which I bought from Clarence Street in 2005 (at the time for $3,000). Here are the specs on the Trek (which I am very reluctant to let go): FRAMESET Sizes 58cm (so would suit someone around 6 foot, like me) Frame Aluminium ...
by Timbo
24 Apr 2010, 12:56
Forum: Conversation
Topic: For Sale: Fulcrum Racing 5 Clincher Wheels - Shimano
Replies: 31
Views: 2591

Re: For Sale: Fulcrum Racing 5 Clincher Wheels - Shimano

My wife is Italian, and her cousin works in the Campagnolo factory in Vicenza (where my wife's family is from). They are cool with 'Campy'. Indeed it is quite Italian to bastardise an Italian term to make it easier for us Skips to say it.
by Timbo
06 Nov 2009, 14:10
Forum: Road
Topic: -Tempetation- 160kms fixed is set to return in 09!!!!
Replies: 183
Views: 16049

Jealousy

You have all made me very jealous. The fixie century has to be back in 2010 too. Here is the old steed that I'll be riding if it is. It is an old Apollo III (circa 1983?) I salvaged from my Dad's garage, and had repainted by Peter Fleming at Star Enamellers. Original handlebars and stem, cranks and ...
by Timbo
28 Oct 2009, 11:15
Forum: Road
Topic: flat tyres
Replies: 11
Views: 1533

by Timbo
06 Oct 2009, 13:55
Forum: Conversation
Topic: How not to finish a bike race...
Replies: 9
Views: 942

by Timbo
02 Oct 2009, 14:00
Forum: Road
Topic: Training with LACC mid week
Replies: 14
Views: 2059

Hi Weiyun. Yeah, Underwood Rd at that roundabout is crazy - I always avoid it.
by Timbo
02 Oct 2009, 12:30
Forum: Road
Topic: Training with LACC mid week
Replies: 14
Views: 2059

I've joined LACC a few times on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They have some super fast groups, but also lots of newbies and more bunch problems than we have so be careful. I ride to and from Haberfield. Safest route is back streets of Five Dock (up from Timbrell Park), across Great North Road at Henry St...

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