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by JoTheBuilder
20 Nov 2014, 08:14
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Bogan-proof jerseys?
Replies: 11
Views: 2462

Re: Bogan-proof jerseys?

There have been some talks between a Sydney based kit supplier and Ryan O'Keefe about a Swans kit.

I'll be first in line.
by JoTheBuilder
20 Nov 2014, 08:13
Forum: Road
Topic: Adventure Ride - Easter Fri 3rd April 2015 West Head 5:45am
Replies: 464
Views: 59395

Re: Adventure Ride - Windsor - November Sunday 23

Has anyone noticed the weather forecast?

Starting to think RNP might be a good option.
by JoTheBuilder
18 Nov 2014, 10:04
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Save the Date: 2014 DHBC Christmas Party Friday 5th December
Replies: 7
Views: 2981

Save the Date: 2014 DHBC Christmas Party Friday 5th December

Hi All, We can now confirm the details of the DHBC Christmas Party. Date: Friday 5th December Time: 7pm Place: Sydney Portugal Community Club 100 Marrickville Rd Marrickville Cost: Adults $10 Kids: $5 Inclusions: Food and Entry Please RSVP on Facebook or by email - dulwichhillbc@gmail.com. RSVP is e...
by JoTheBuilder
17 Nov 2014, 15:27
Forum: Road
Topic: Newcastle Overnight - Saturday 28th November 2015
Replies: 74
Views: 12375

Re: Newcastle Overnight - Saturday 8th November 2014

Is his surname really 'Starr'? That's great... :lol:
by JoTheBuilder
16 Nov 2014, 17:14
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Old Rusty Bike Wheels Wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 1345

Old Rusty Bike Wheels Wanted

No, not really John. They won't really be seen. I just don't want anyone's good wheels. No real threat of damage unless they're dropped. Thanks all. Will be in touch.
by JoTheBuilder
16 Nov 2014, 04:05
Forum: Road
Topic: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am
Replies: 422
Views: 71506

Re: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am

Bit too much rain on the way for me. Enjoy!
by JoTheBuilder
14 Nov 2014, 10:31
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Old Rusty Bike Wheels Wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 1345

Old Rusty Bike Wheels Wanted

Hi All,

Just wondering if anyone had some old, rusty bike wheels that we can borrow over the New Years period for a 'flower installation' ?

It is just an idea at this stage so if we can't find them we'll look for an alternative.

Jo
by JoTheBuilder
12 Nov 2014, 13:22
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 119659

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

I spotted Andre walking yesterday in Mascot with bike in one hand and pram in the other. Gave a wave...
by JoTheBuilder
12 Nov 2014, 13:20
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Advice on wheel upgrade for a road bike
Replies: 6
Views: 4129

Re: Advice on wheel upgrade for a road bike

I got a pair of Ksyrium's with my first roadie and had warranty issues twice. I'd never go back though I know Dougie had a pair and had no issues with them. I ended up going a pair of custom wheels from Wheelworks for the Firefly. Amazing wheels. Don't climb themselves unfortunately but they're very...
by JoTheBuilder
11 Nov 2014, 14:27
Forum: Road
Topic: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am
Replies: 422
Views: 71506

Re: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am

Anyone up for a C28's RNP ride on Sunday leaving the cafe at 6am?

I don't mind whether we do in at Audley or in at Waterfall. Majority rules.
by JoTheBuilder
11 Nov 2014, 12:20
Forum: Road
Topic: Newcastle Overnight - Saturday 28th November 2015
Replies: 74
Views: 12375

Re: Newcastle Overnight - Saturday 8th November 2014

I used to live in Newcastle and the Fernleigh track was my daily (or at least twice a week) ride to work in Charlestown. Getting to work was tough, up hill all the way (pre-Strava days). But getting home was at least 10 mins faster and great fun. The locals weren't a huge fan of the cyclists in thos...
by JoTheBuilder
10 Nov 2014, 09:44
Forum: Road
Topic: Dulwich Hill Individual Time Trail championship Sun 7th Dec
Replies: 33
Views: 4354

Re: Dulwich Hill Individual Time Trail championship Sun 7th

Would have been keen but unfortunately am away that weekend.
by JoTheBuilder
10 Nov 2014, 09:42
Forum: Road
Topic: Monday LaPa Ride - 10 November
Replies: 5
Views: 1055

Re: Monday LaPa Ride - 10 November

Sorry I missed this! Pays to check the forum on the weekend.

Nice to see you on Saturday though Adrian. Enjoy your NSW travels.
by JoTheBuilder
04 Nov 2014, 08:24
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Canberra cyclist ordered to pay $1.7 million over collision
Replies: 13
Views: 2943

Re: Canberra cyclist ordered to pay $1.7 million over collis

Yes, the back story is that they both knew he was insured so apparently it was an agreement to sue to cover his medical costs.
by JoTheBuilder
28 Oct 2014, 13:24
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Riding Japan
Replies: 41
Views: 9960

Re: Riding Japan

P.S. Just in case you are interested, there is no such thing as a Brontosaurus. It is actually called an Apatosaurus. The Brontosaurus was discovered as a new species but it was determined later that it was the same as the Apatosaurus.
by JoTheBuilder
28 Oct 2014, 07:42
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Riding Japan
Replies: 41
Views: 9960

Re: Riding Japan

by JoTheBuilder
27 Oct 2014, 15:24
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Lady Carrington Drive
Replies: 9
Views: 1663

Re: Lady Carrington Drive

No thanks. ;-)
by JoTheBuilder
27 Oct 2014, 14:29
Forum: Road
Topic: Adventure Ride - Easter Fri 3rd April 2015 West Head 5:45am
Replies: 464
Views: 59395

Re: Adventure Ride - Windsor - November Sunday 23

Perhaps Peter... Perhaps. :cool:
by JoTheBuilder
27 Oct 2014, 13:21
Forum: Road
Topic: Adventure Ride - Easter Fri 3rd April 2015 West Head 5:45am
Replies: 464
Views: 59395

Re: Adventure Ride - Windsor - November Sunday 23

I have a 70.3 the following weekend so an adventure ride might be an easy way to get the k's in.

Windsor November Sunday 23
1. Camillia
2. Peter
3. Mike
4. Anthony K
5. JTB
by JoTheBuilder
27 Oct 2014, 13:17
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Lady Carrington Drive
Replies: 9
Views: 1663

Re: Lady Carrington Drive

I've run it... I wouldn't do it on a road bike but that's just me. It's a Firefly after all.

Very gravelly though there are no real hills to speak of that I remember.

Great on a MTB though so would imagine a CX bike would fare OK.
by JoTheBuilder
23 Oct 2014, 15:03
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Riding Japan
Replies: 41
Views: 9960

Re: Riding Japan

Have to disagree with you there about okonomiyaki. Not a favourite of mine.

Great report, keeps the afternoonies at bay at work. Will be disappointed when it's finished.
by JoTheBuilder
20 Oct 2014, 08:00
Forum: Road
Topic: Fixie Century 2014
Replies: 48
Views: 7653

Re: Fixie Century 2014

Another great Fixie Century. Hard work but beautiful weather and a great bunch. Thanks need to be given to the following: 1. Camilla for organising; 2. Eleri for the use of her car; 3. Mike Clement for his guidance (though next year we vote for the bike track!); 4. Last but not least, Christian for ...
by JoTheBuilder
20 Oct 2014, 07:39
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Pink Brampton Champ in our midst
Replies: 4
Views: 975

Re: Pink Brampton Champ in our midst

Congratulations Ray!

We did manage to bump into a number of Brompton-ers at the Concordia Club after the Fixie Century last night. Lots of beards and Bromptons.
by JoTheBuilder
15 Oct 2014, 06:06
Forum: Road
Topic: Ride to Work Day Wednesday October 15th
Replies: 18
Views: 2757

Re: Ride to Work Day Wednesday October 15th

So... Who went?
by JoTheBuilder
14 Oct 2014, 15:02
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Request to borrow a road bike -- 54cm or thereabouts
Replies: 12
Views: 2123

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

Christian will have his fixie available I would imagine. I think you guys are around the same height? Not a roadie but a good back up plan if you don't find anything?

Harves has 2 road bikes but is fairly tall.
by JoTheBuilder
12 Oct 2014, 12:22
Forum: Road
Topic: Sunday 12th October: Akuna Bay and West Head
Replies: 19
Views: 3003

Sunday 12th October: Akuna Bay and West Head

A big thanks to Eleri for the lift home... Dougie, Derek, Dave and I were the lucky recipients of a seat in the car. Fatigue, lack of fitness, speedy route out all contributed to our downfall. Apologies to those we held up. But Mirinda Carfrae of Australia has defended her Ironman World Championship...
by JoTheBuilder
11 Oct 2014, 20:47
Forum: Road
Topic: Sunday 12th October: Akuna Bay and West Head
Replies: 19
Views: 3003

Re: Sunday 12th October: Akuna Bay and West Head

Sorry, missed the pace question. Andrew is spot on - 28's to slow middies. Peeps can do their own speed up the hills.

Distance? Not actually sure! Maybe 100km?

But really, everyone is just coming to see the new bike...
by JoTheBuilder
11 Oct 2014, 13:05
Forum: Road
Topic: Fixie Century 2014
Replies: 48
Views: 7653

Re: Fixie Century 2014

I vote Old Razorback too for 2 reasons:
1. I've never done it before;
2. Anything to avoid the dreary return from Waterfall.

But I will, of course, go with the majority.
by JoTheBuilder
10 Oct 2014, 21:25
Forum: Road
Topic: Ride to Work Day Wednesday October 15th
Replies: 18
Views: 2757

Re: Ride to Work Day Wednesday October 15th

Oh, you meant what time will we be there! Thought you meant what time is it open... Pete, if we ride fast we can do both!
by JoTheBuilder
10 Oct 2014, 17:39
Forum: Road
Topic: Tour Down Under 2015
Replies: 35
Views: 6849

Re: Tour Down Under 2015

I am sad. :-(
by JoTheBuilder
10 Oct 2014, 17:38
Forum: Road
Topic: Gong Ride 2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2785

Gong Ride 2014

"Zoo" for me
by JoTheBuilder
09 Oct 2014, 15:55
Forum: Road
Topic: Front page of the Tour Down Under Website - The Spawn!
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Re: Front page of the Tour Down Under Website - The Spawn!

Triathlon hey... Kept that quiet. :lol:
by JoTheBuilder
09 Oct 2014, 15:53
Forum: Road
Topic: Ride to Work Day Wednesday October 15th
Replies: 18
Views: 2757

Re: Ride to Work Day Wednesday October 15th

Between 630am and 9am
by JoTheBuilder
09 Oct 2014, 08:33
Forum: Road
Topic: Sunday 12th October: Akuna Bay and West Head
Replies: 19
Views: 3003

Sunday 12th October: Akuna Bay and West Head

Hi All, Suggesting an Akuna Bay and West Head ride leaving from the cafe at 6am on Sunday morning. Forecast is hot - 31 degrees. I need to be home by 12 so limited coffee stops etc. but still plenty of time to regroup at the top of hills. Given I am usually the last one up them it will be up to me t...
by JoTheBuilder
09 Oct 2014, 07:55
Forum: Road
Topic: Ride to Work Day Wednesday October 15th
Replies: 18
Views: 2757

Ride to Work Day Wednesday October 15th

A lot of you may have seen the signs for Ride to Work Day. This year it is taking place on Wednesday, October 15th and you can register here . As Wednesday is La Pa day, I am going to suggest a break from tradition *gasp* and instead of heading to St. Judes for breakfast, we head to Taylor Square, O...
by JoTheBuilder
07 Oct 2014, 12:27
Forum: Road
Topic: SSCC Twilight Criterium Friday Nights - Commencing 10th Oct
Replies: 0
Views: 583

SSCC Twilight Criterium Friday Nights - Commencing 10th Oct

We received the following from the Sutherland Shire Cycling Club: Sutherland Cycling Club and Sutherland Volkswagen are very pleased to bring you another fantastic year of criterium racing. The Volkswagen Sutherland Twilight Series begins this Friday 10th October 2014. Criterium Racing will be held ...
by JoTheBuilder
05 Oct 2014, 09:25
Forum: Conversation
Topic: FireFly Build: Shifting, Finish and Build
Replies: 52
Views: 5772

Re: FireFly Build: Shifting, Finish and Build

Thanks Robert! I have a pair of Shimano's so am good with sizing there. Wondered whether it differed greatly to the Sidi fit...
by JoTheBuilder
05 Oct 2014, 04:36
Forum: Road
Topic: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am
Replies: 422
Views: 71506

Re: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am

Might stick to Waterfall
by JoTheBuilder
04 Oct 2014, 16:53
Forum: Road
Topic: Fixie Century 2014
Replies: 48
Views: 7653

Re: Fixie Century 2014

Christian is going to 'check his calendar'. Which means he's free. We'll share a double thanks!
by JoTheBuilder
02 Oct 2014, 20:54
Forum: Conversation
Topic: FireFly Build: Shifting, Finish and Build
Replies: 52
Views: 5772

Re: FireFly Build: Shifting, Finish and Build

Looking for a pair of new shoes and am keen to try the Sidi's. Does anyone have a pair of 38's I can try on to see if that is my size please?
by JoTheBuilder
02 Oct 2014, 20:39
Forum: Road
Topic: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am
Replies: 422
Views: 71506

Re: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am

Yup. I reckon I'll come along Stuart.

Can I start a list? :lol:
by JoTheBuilder
25 Sep 2014, 08:59
Forum: Road
Topic: Sat Club Ride: Eastern Hills 6:00am
Replies: 33
Views: 8186

Re: Sat Club Ride: 5 Hills 6:00am

Not really on his own... Peter will be there!
by JoTheBuilder
24 Sep 2014, 16:36
Forum: Road
Topic: Injured
Replies: 9
Views: 1640

Re: Injured

Swimming is OK... :lol:
by JoTheBuilder
24 Sep 2014, 10:45
Forum: Road
Topic: Saturday 27/09 5.30am 4 Gorges
Replies: 8
Views: 1613

Re: Saturday 27/09 5.30am 4 Gorges

Would love to unfortunately I am in Melbourne cheering on the Swannies. Enjoy!

Looks like no September Fondo badge for me. My perfect record is broken.
by JoTheBuilder
24 Sep 2014, 10:40
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 119659

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Spotted the Hills bunch on my way to work yesterday. Admittedly I should have been with them...
by JoTheBuilder
24 Sep 2014, 10:37
Forum: Road
Topic: Injured
Replies: 9
Views: 1640

Re: Injured

I am sure Michele P won't mind me mentioning that she has also had some back issues over the last 2 years. Could be worth chatting to her if you can find her on Facebook. Michele, Eleri and I go to Marrickville Yoga Centre (as does Christian and Peter B). They have yoga therapy on Thu afternoons for...
by JoTheBuilder
30 Aug 2014, 20:22
Forum: Road
Topic: Wheel / power meter advice please
Replies: 15
Views: 2603

Wheel / power meter advice please

4. I'm going through Wheelworks for some Pacenti SL23's with Chris King hubs. They are $200 more expensive than Pro Wheel Builder but I'm hoping won't have to be re built when they get here. They don't deal in HED anymore as they said the company are too difficult to deal with. I'm thinking a Stages...
by JoTheBuilder
27 Aug 2014, 09:46
Forum: Conversation
Topic: FireFly Build: Shifting, Finish and Build
Replies: 52
Views: 5772

Re: FireFly Build: Shifting, Finish and Build

Groupset purchased. Ultegra 11sp Di2 but with 50/34 172.5mm cranks. I could not find a single website in the world with Ultegra 165mm 52/36 cranks. So I had to purchase a separate set of Dura Ace cranks that were on sale on Wiggle and have already found a buyer for the compact cranks on the groupset...
by JoTheBuilder
25 Aug 2014, 11:58
Forum: Track
Topic: Glueing Tubulars
Replies: 7
Views: 2057

Re: Glueing Tubulars

And while there is some conjecture about this, I have been told that some glues are made specifically for either aluminium or carbon, or can be used on either. But two different bike shops told me two different things so it's up to you who to believe.
by JoTheBuilder
19 Aug 2014, 16:41
Forum: Conversation
Topic: FireFly Build: Shifting, Finish and Build
Replies: 52
Views: 5772

Re: FireFly Build: Shifting, Finish and Build

So the next two items on the shopping list are groupset at wheels. For the groupset I have decided on Shimano Ultegra Di2 52/36 with 165mm. Slight problem. Shimano do not have one in stock (surprise, surprise) and no one I have contacted (BikeBug, Pushy's, Body Mechanic) can get their hands on one, ...
by JoTheBuilder
14 Aug 2014, 09:23
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: First we take Colnago, then we take a Schwinn
Replies: 5
Views: 1562

Re: First we take Colnago, then we take a Schwinn

That is very, very cool.

I can imagine in the future you'd be able to just 'virtually' walk through, click on something you like and buy it. You can probably do that now somewhere...
by JoTheBuilder
13 Aug 2014, 09:09
Forum: Road
Topic: Fixie Century 2014
Replies: 48
Views: 7653

Re: Fixie Century 2014

1. Camilla (Bundanoon Hotel - single bed)
2. Eleri (Bundanoon Hotel - single bed) - no pork knuckle for me!!
3. Jo - will try and persuade Christian to be support driver.
by JoTheBuilder
12 Aug 2014, 20:22
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Free Stuff
Replies: 310
Views: 49387

Re: Free Stuff

All yours Pete!
by JoTheBuilder
12 Aug 2014, 11:56
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Free Stuff
Replies: 310
Views: 49387

Re: Free Stuff

Yup, both still available!

I can get Christian to bring to the cafe on Saturday morning if that suits?

Or either of you are welcome to come and pick them up. I think you both have my mobile number?
by JoTheBuilder
11 Aug 2014, 21:04
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Free Stuff
Replies: 310
Views: 49387

Re: Free Stuff

Campagnolo Chorus 8 speed bifters and 42cm Pro handlebars. And a midget stem.

by JoTheBuilder
11 Aug 2014, 20:34
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Free Stuff
Replies: 310
Views: 49387

Re: Free Stuff

Halo Aerorage http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i382/joskinner28/Mobile%20Uploads/70C04B0C-A1D2-4460-81E4-642A22AF3C52_zps1mxc2fio.jpg Bontrager Race http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i382/joskinner28/Mobile%20Uploads/3235798E-63D4-43E1-8FE0-4F3AFC463241_zpslxihjuz9.jpg All free. Pickup this wee...
by JoTheBuilder
11 Aug 2014, 20:30
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Free Stuff
Replies: 310
Views: 49387

Re: Free Stuff

More de cluttering.

Campagnolo Electron wheels with 8 speed cassette. One comes with a tyre.



P.S. Dishwasher has been claimed.
by JoTheBuilder
11 Aug 2014, 16:05
Forum: Road
Topic: ENTRIES NOW CLOSED: Rookwood Crit 14 September
Replies: 83
Views: 11275

Re: Entries thread - Rookwood Crit 14 September

Where are the women? Unfortunately I can't go as I'm away (at the triathlon World Champs I should point out hey Ben? - ha), and Amy is injured. Eleri, are you racing or organising? But this would be a great opportunity to get into racing as it's club members only so arguably less intimidating and a ...
by JoTheBuilder
07 Aug 2014, 14:51
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Bike Storage
Replies: 1
Views: 848

Bike Storage

Does anyone have room to store approximately 7 bikes for a few weeks while we sell our place or suggest somewhere that can hold them? Not particularly keen on storage but will investigate that option.

Jo
by JoTheBuilder
07 Aug 2014, 12:07
Forum: Road
Topic: Saturday 9th August: RNP
Replies: 3
Views: 873

Re: Saturday 9th August: RNP

If no takers I might do Eastern Hills on Sat morning or try to persuade anyone doing Eastern Hills to come along.
by JoTheBuilder
07 Aug 2014, 12:06
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 119659

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Spotted Andrew Harvey today on Bunnerong Rd.
by JoTheBuilder
04 Aug 2014, 16:52
Forum: Road
Topic: Saturday 9th August: RNP
Replies: 3
Views: 873

Re: Saturday 9th August: RNP

It's not a goal race, just training. Will still be aiming for a time but it doesn't matter if I'm a bit tired.
by JoTheBuilder
04 Aug 2014, 14:42
Forum: Road
Topic: Saturday 9th August: RNP
Replies: 3
Views: 873

Saturday 9th August: RNP

Anyone up for an RNP ride on Saturday? In at Audley (or subject to majority vote). I've got the City 2 Surf on Sunday so can't do Waterfall.

I suggest we leave the cafe at 6 just to avoid the worst of the traffic on the way home.

1. Jo
by JoTheBuilder
01 Aug 2014, 20:48
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Thursday 31st July: Everesting
Replies: 9
Views: 1654

Re: Thursday 31st July: Everesting

Waiting for her to post on Strava. And here it is! Looks like she did more than she needed to.

http://www.strava.com/activities/173772337
by JoTheBuilder
01 Aug 2014, 10:22
Forum: Conversation
Topic: FireFly Build: Shifting, Finish and Build
Replies: 52
Views: 5772

Re: FireFly Build: Shifting, Finish and Build

I've changed the name of the topic so I can discuss other aspects of the build rather than just the shifting. I will be in Boston to pick the frame up in September. However, they have since told me that in order to make that date, I can't have the frame painted. 'Firefly' decals will be on but I was...
by JoTheBuilder
31 Jul 2014, 15:53
Forum: Club Kit Orders
Topic: Clothing order , closes 17/8/14
Replies: 29
Views: 5674

Re: Clothing order , closes 10/8/14

Even though I have too many kits: Bib knicks (if you don't specify M/W I will assume M) $120 S M L XL Razor Bib knicks (if you don't specify M/W I will assume M) $160 S M JoTheBuilder (Women's) L XL Skin suit (specify M/W and either long or short sleeves) $160 S M L Sleeveless Gillet (M/W) $90 S M L...
by JoTheBuilder
31 Jul 2014, 14:06
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Thursday 31st July: Everesting
Replies: 9
Views: 1654

Re: Thursday 31st July: Everesting

I don't think that was her. She's on her BH roadie but BondiFit were all riding with her this morning. You probably saw one of the other girls who were there as moral support.

She's still going FYI. 3,500m down.
by JoTheBuilder
31 Jul 2014, 09:17
Forum: Conversation
Topic: FireFly Build: Shifting, Finish and Build
Replies: 52
Views: 5772

Re: Electronic vs. Mechanical Shifting?

I find it is also hand size Eleri. Comes down to the 'lever' motion. The longer your fingers are, the lower down you can push the shifter ergo, it's easier to push. I can only push it mid way down the shifter and so requires a lot of force. The poor girl who borrowed my bike for the Ironman had to t...
by JoTheBuilder
30 Jul 2014, 16:21
Forum: Conversation
Topic: FireFly Build: Shifting, Finish and Build
Replies: 52
Views: 5772

Re: Electronic vs. Mechanical Shifting?

Learn something new every day James:
650B is 584mm diameter, 650C is 571mm, so 13mm, or about 1/2 inch.

Happy to update you on the build... Debating whether to let Christian near it yet or whether I entrust it to more 'certified' bike mechanics. It's a pity Adrian no longer lives in Sydney... :-(
by JoTheBuilder
30 Jul 2014, 16:15
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Thursday 31st July: Everesting
Replies: 9
Views: 1654

Re: Thursday 31st July: Everesting

4am start...!
by JoTheBuilder
30 Jul 2014, 15:17
Forum: Conversation
Topic: FireFly Build: Shifting, Finish and Build
Replies: 52
Views: 5772

Re: Electronic vs. Mechanical Shifting?

Is there any way you can try out using electronic? Better to try before you buy. Yes, have someone ride behind you going "whirrr", "bzZt", "whirrr" while they empty your bank account. Actually, that might be only Campy electronic. Eleri offered aaaaaaaaaaaaages ago but...
by JoTheBuilder
30 Jul 2014, 15:14
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Thursday 31st July: Everesting
Replies: 9
Views: 1654

Thursday 31st July: Everesting

Hi All, A friend of mine from my Triathlon squad is aiming to 'Everest' Watsons Bay hill tomorrow. If successful, she will be the 3rd woman worldwide to do it and the first Kiwi. Here are the likely stats: Calculations 1 lap (up and down to Belah ave) dist: 1.5km ascent: 50 - 55m elevation time: 6mi...
by JoTheBuilder
30 Jul 2014, 12:28
Forum: Conversation
Topic: FireFly Build: Shifting, Finish and Build
Replies: 52
Views: 5772

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.

I like whirring.

Oh, but I don't have a beard or drink beer. :lol:
by JoTheBuilder
29 Jul 2014, 20:06
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Free Stuff
Replies: 310
Views: 49387

Free Stuff

I have a dishwasher we need to pass on. It hasn't been used for 12 months or so but was in perfect condition prior to that. We were supposed to alter the joinery in our kitchen to install it and never got round to it. And now we're selling the house. http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i382/joskinne...
by JoTheBuilder
29 Jul 2014, 09:53
Forum: Conversation
Topic: FireFly Build: Shifting, Finish and Build
Replies: 52
Views: 5772

FireFly Build: Shifting, Finish and Build

Some of you know I have a new bike frame on its way. It's a custom made Firefly . However, it has come to crunch time where I have to decide between mechanical (likely Dura Ace) or electronic gearing (Di2) as the frame will be made to suit. I know I've bored a lot of you on rides already asking for ...
by JoTheBuilder
29 Jul 2014, 09:37
Forum: Road
Topic: Junior Road News, Events, Results and Race Reports
Replies: 30
Views: 4527

Re: Junior Road News, Events, Results and Race Reports

Great race report James... Well done boys.
by JoTheBuilder
27 Jul 2014, 15:36
Forum: Road
Topic: Sunday 27th July: 130km Grand Fondo Badge
Replies: 16
Views: 2489

Re: Sunday 27th July: 130km Grand Fondo Badge

Great ride today everyone, thanks for coming.

Not to worry Phillip, our lungs will thank you.
by JoTheBuilder
27 Jul 2014, 15:35
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2014 Tour de DHBC competition
Replies: 119
Views: 9154

Re: 2014 Tour de DHBC competition

4 Gorges = 2

Blake, you got a Rapha Rising Badge... Kudos to you.

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by JoTheBuilder
26 Jul 2014, 18:16
Forum: Road
Topic: Sunday 27th July: 130km Grand Fondo Badge
Replies: 16
Views: 2489

Re: Sunday 27th July: 130km Grand Fondo Badge

Weather is looking OK for tomorrow morning. See you all at 6am.
by JoTheBuilder
26 Jul 2014, 17:39
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2014 Tour de DHBC competition
Replies: 119
Views: 9154

Re: 2014 Tour de DHBC competition

Stationary trainer today = 1

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by JoTheBuilder
25 Jul 2014, 13:51
Forum: Conversation
Topic: A new challenge to all those DHBC climbers
Replies: 20
Views: 3633

Re: A new challenge to all those DHBC climbers

Just wondered if anyone else had noticed the two gentleman who 'everested' the hill beside Taronga Zoo yesterday?

They climbed it 100 times over 14 hours.

You can see photos on Instagram under @stravacycling and @hells500.
by JoTheBuilder
25 Jul 2014, 10:33
Forum: Road
Topic: Inaugural Rookwood Necropolis Crit - 14 Sept
Replies: 82
Views: 15104

Re: Inaugural Rookwood Necropolis Crit - 14 September

Unfortunately I am away doing a triathlon.

But when I started with the club these club crits were a monthly feature and a lot of fun so I heartily recommend everyone to give it a go.
by JoTheBuilder
24 Jul 2014, 19:12
Forum: Road
Topic: Sunday 27th July: 130km Grand Fondo Badge
Replies: 16
Views: 2489

Re: Sunday 27th July: 130km Grand Fondo Badge

We need that Gran Fondo badge!
by JoTheBuilder
24 Jul 2014, 10:01
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2014 Tour de DHBC competition
Replies: 119
Views: 9154

Re: 2014 Tour de DHBC competition

OK, OK... 2 points for La Pa this morning. :-)

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by JoTheBuilder
23 Jul 2014, 20:14
Forum: Club Kit Orders
Topic: EOI: Higher end club kit
Replies: 8
Views: 2405

Re: EOI: Higher end club kit

Stuart, I find the higher end stuff at CS is actually pretty good.

Maybe sit this order out and you can check it out when we all get it?
by JoTheBuilder
23 Jul 2014, 15:59
Forum: Road
Topic: It's on! Audax, 320km of up
Replies: 14
Views: 2721

Re: It's on! Audax, 320km of up

I.N.S.A.N.E
by JoTheBuilder
23 Jul 2014, 09:20
Forum: Road
Topic: Nowra to Sassafras n Back Handicap Challenge Sun 20th July
Replies: 35
Views: 4649

Re: Nowra to Sassafras n Back Handicap Challenge Sun 20th Ju

And did I notice that Amy 'chicked' the winner on actual time? :lol:

Congrats all. Great results.
by JoTheBuilder
22 Jul 2014, 13:06
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2014 Tour de DHBC competition
Replies: 119
Views: 9154

Re: 2014 Tour de DHBC competition

Hills today, on a hills stage. And I was pushing gears so will count that as training = +3.

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by JoTheBuilder
21 Jul 2014, 17:01
Forum: Conversation
Topic: New ride leader and coach course Aug 30-31
Replies: 7
Views: 1336

Re: New ride leader and coach course Aug 30-31

John, Cycling NSW put up on FB today that the course is all booked out unfortunately.
by JoTheBuilder
21 Jul 2014, 16:08
Forum: Road
Topic: 2015 - disc brakes. The next big thing?
Replies: 6
Views: 1503

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

I agree with Anthony K. Great idea for commuting (though I could just ride a MTB) in the rain. Incidentally, Drew Johnson, a former pro rider (and married to an old friend of mine), is the Australian distributor for Volagi that use full disc brakes. He loves them and will likely argue against all of...
by JoTheBuilder
17 Jul 2014, 09:15
Forum: Road
Topic: Road bike mechanic/servicing recommendations?
Replies: 11
Views: 2495

Re: Road bike mechanic/servicing recommendations?

I can suggest Atelier de Velo in the city (depending on where you work). Very friendly and their service department is right in the middle of the shop so you can watch what they do.
by JoTheBuilder
17 Jul 2014, 09:14
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 119659

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Michele P did The Oaks a couple of weeks ago. Could well have been her?
by JoTheBuilder
17 Jul 2014, 09:13
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2014 Tour de DHBC competition
Replies: 119
Views: 9154

Re: 2014 Tour de DHBC competition

Hills today. But it wasn't a long one so I'm going to take 2 points rather than the 3.

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by JoTheBuilder
16 Jul 2014, 14:21
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2014 Tour de DHBC competition
Replies: 119
Views: 9154

Re: 2014 Tour de DHBC competition

Commute = 1

Peter and Eleri both deducted 3 points for hills on a rest day but Paul only 1? :lol:

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by JoTheBuilder
16 Jul 2014, 14:18
Forum: Road
Topic: Tour Down Under 2015
Replies: 35
Views: 6849

Re: Tour Down Under 2015

I hope to be there but the small problem of a 'honeymoon' keeps cropping up. Apparently Christian does not view the Tour Down Under as an ideal destination.
by JoTheBuilder
15 Jul 2014, 09:18
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2014 Tour de DHBC competition
Replies: 119
Views: 9154

Re: 2014 Tour de DHBC competition

Commute on rest day = -1

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by JoTheBuilder
14 Jul 2014, 19:33
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2014 Tour de DHBC competition
Replies: 119
Views: 9154

Re: 2014 Tour de DHBC competition

by JoTheBuilder
14 Jul 2014, 19:29
Forum: Road
Topic: Sunday 27th July: 130km Grand Fondo Badge
Replies: 16
Views: 2489

Re: Sunday 27th July: 130km Grand Fondo Badge

Absolutely!

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