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  1. Adjusting gears on your bike is frighteningly...

    Adjusting gears on your bike is frighteningly easy. I myself didn't know this until my LBS mech asked me to sit in on my first bike's free first mech check over. There's heaps of youtube vids that...
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    It's been almost a year since I used the Garmin...

    It's been almost a year since I used the Garmin strap. I made the mistake of putting it through the machine wash one too many times instead of hand washing it. I have a fairly big chest and wear that...
  3. On most stock manufacturer bikes this just isn't...

    On most stock manufacturer bikes this just isn't possible. You are first limited by the fact that most manufacturer's fork steerers are only 300mm long. The few that do make a steerer longer then...
  4. Can't help there sorry. My track bike is a seat...

    Can't help there sorry. My track bike is a seat mast and my roadie is a Felt with the double clamp style seat post clamp. No slippage for me. Others will have answers for you I'm sure, as I've seen...
  5. This is where tyres/wheels come into play. I had...

    This is where tyres/wheels come into play. I had the same thing on my road bike running 23's. When I switched and tried 25s, buzz was gone. 28s I presume would be even better. But alas I had to give...
  6. This is the best piece of information if you end...

    This is the best piece of information if you end up testing a few different bikes. Alternatively if you're not looking for disc braked bikes, see if you can borrow some suitable wheels to use on each...
  7. Do not grease bolts that you are applying a fixed...

    Do not grease bolts that you are applying a fixed torque to. The grease is a lubricant and the torque created by the bolt friction in the thread will be less for a given clamping force on the seat...
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    As above, check derailleur hanger followed by...

    As above, check derailleur hanger followed by drailleur limit adjuster screws. I had a similar problem that turned out to be easy enough to fix by adjusting the screws. The derailleur was travelling...
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    The problem with doing the same exercise over and...

    The problem with doing the same exercise over and over is that your body will adjust to the load that you put on it and the progress will stall or slow down significantly. You are in the honeymoon...
  10. Basically, you will have a max spoke tension in...

    Basically, you will have a max spoke tension in respec to the rim you are using. I have the Park tension gauge TM-1 and it comes with a set of tables to translate the gauge reading to a tension based...
  11. I won't brag either, but I'm a short ass 6'5"...

    I won't brag either, but I'm a short ass 6'5" powerhouse with a track sprint racing addiction. I have never ridden any wheel with more than 32 spokes. My everyday track training wheels are 32 spoke...
  12. A 36 spoke Mavic wheel build should not cause you...

    A 36 spoke Mavic wheel build should not cause you any problems. There are many people out there that can build wheels, but there are far less good wheel builders out there. It seems that you need to...
  13. Now them's a good race tyre. I run the 23mm...

    Now them's a good race tyre. I run the 23mm exclusively (after I had to ditch my 25mm GP4000) on my "nice" (to me at least because I'm a big heavy unit) race wheels. I run the GP4000 tyres on my...
  14. As eluded to above, the cross bike itself is...

    As eluded to above, the cross bike itself is definitely not holding you back, but your own level of fitness.

    I race and can pump out some good figures/speeds and I have actually looked at going to...
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    +1 on the static stretching. It has actually been...

    +1 on the static stretching. It has actually been shown to provide no benefit when done prior to exercise. Dynamic stretching is another matter and can be beneficial when done right.

    Hitting 80rpm...
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    You may not need it, but I must not be one of the...

    You may not need it, but I must not be one of the most because it works for me. You need the carbs after the hard road ride to refill the glycogen, here protein is not so important. If your weights...
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    On a cheaper note, I mave a couple of Monton...

    On a cheaper note, I mave a couple of Monton branded winter jerseys. One team sky fleecy one and a rock racing plain long sleeve. They are both nicely long in the sleeve, although I don't really...
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    This may be where you are going wrong and what...

    This may be where you are going wrong and what may be impacting your recovery. If you keep going down this path you will push yourself into the realm of overtraining which will really screw any...
  19. The BIGgest advantage to the Dogma is the length...

    The BIGgest advantage to the Dogma is the length of the steerer tube. It's one of the very very few big frames that has a decent length steerer and head tube long enough to get your head/shoulders...
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    I'm your height, but a bit bulkier at 115kg. For...

    I'm your height, but a bit bulkier at 115kg. For what it's worth, I'm fairly evenly proportioned legs/torso.

    In my cycling experience, shorts are really one thing you can't go cheap on. I've been...
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    I don't like long rides either, BUT that's just...

    I don't like long rides either, BUT that's just my opinion and the result of a natural progression of my bike riding over the years.

    When I started out riding, I had a Giant comfort cross mountain...
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    Some good info there, but I must counter with I...

    Some good info there, but I must counter with I never had a problem hand mounting Conti GP4000 tyres to my A23s
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    Don't forget feabay too. Fuji Track Bike Fixie in...

    Don't forget feabay too. Fuji Track Bike Fixie in South Melbourne, VIC | eBay

    I bought my first track bike from Melbourne and it was $120 shipped up here to NSW. It cost me only $50 to send that...
  24. I raced the first race of a 5 race handicap...

    I raced the first race of a 5 race handicap series in conditions like this a few weeks ago. 6C, 20-40km/h winds and showers and even a few proper downpours but only short ones. I raced because I was...
  25. Yeah, just as I was about to pull the trigger on...

    Yeah, just as I was about to pull the trigger on my Felt, my LBS ordered one of those Dogma 62cm bikes in. Very nice in the flesh but was just a bit out of my price range. But now with a proper bike...
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