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04-15-21, 10:02 AM
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Posted By 531Aussie

I've never seen one of these before. Jeepers! ...

I've never seen one of these before. Jeepers!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 01:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,896
Posted By 531Aussie

It bemuses that a 'hi-techy' company such as Zipp...

It bemuses that a 'hi-techy' company such as Zipp has so many hub problems. I've had some Token C50 wheels for over 10 years, and the cheapo, re-badged American Classic hubs on them have never...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,720
Posted By 531Aussie

The Magnus Effect? Nice. :thumb: Perhaps if...

The Magnus Effect? Nice. :thumb: Perhaps if some of the normally non-moving parts of the bike spun like this, the minor lift generated could reduce rolling resistance. :p
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,720
Posted By 531Aussie

Now, there's an idea: dimpled outer shells of the...

Now, there's an idea: dimpled outer shells of the head tube, fork blades and the top of the bars that spin as we ride. What the hell, how about a rotating, dimpled helmet shell and suit?!? It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 12:51 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,720
Posted By 531Aussie

Good points. Interesting :thumb:

Good points. Interesting :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 11:38 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,720
Posted By 531Aussie

Jee, those brake levers bring back some memories....

Jee, those brake levers bring back some memories. Well, not so much those ones with the extra extensions, but the standard ones that first came out without the cable sticking out the top. I remember...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 11:33 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,720
Posted By 531Aussie

Ha, nah, on here. :) Good point. :D Even...

Ha, nah, on here. :)

Good point. :D Even if it he wasn't busy chewing, he might've been too busy unwrapping all the stuff he had in his pockets
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,720
Posted By 531Aussie

Yes, someone told me on here a long time ago to...

Yes, someone told me on here a long time ago to never underestimate the placebo effect, after I derided someone I saw in a race frantically scoffing some chocolate less than 2km from the finish :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,720
Posted By 531Aussie

I'd be very surprised if Lemond's "aero"...

I'd be very surprised if Lemond's "aero" Bottecchia frame reduced much drag at all, despite the tiny "fin" behind the head tube, and what I gather were ovalised main tubes.
For instance, recent...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-19, 03:37 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,587
Posted By 531Aussie

OH NO!! Noel Crowley (ncr) has also infiltrated...

OH NO!! Noel Crowley (ncr) has also infiltrated this forum with his myths about Anquetil and pedalling technique . :p:lol: :cry: He's been challenged -- and arguably discredited -- a hundred times on...
04-15-19, 02:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,116
Posted By 531Aussie

There's some very useful info on this thread from...

There's some very useful info on this thread from a few years ago.
https://www.bikeforums.net/training-nutrition/985205-zone-2-lecture-while-back.html

I posted this case study of a 'fringe' pro...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-18, 04:26 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 14,188
Posted By 531Aussie

Ah well, I got it from here. I read whole...

Ah well, I got it from here. I read whole thread, and I admit I don't understand it all. Someone else said that 28 pounds (per leg) might be average for the full revolution, and therefore higher at...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-18, 12:56 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 14,188
Posted By 531Aussie

This might be slightly off topic, but one minor...

This might be slightly off topic, but one minor peeve of mine is the proliferation of the term "power" in cycling, particularly road cycling, because it often gives the incorrect impression that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-18, 12:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,308
Posted By 531Aussie

I use one of those containers that sits in the...

I use one of those containers that sits in the bottle cage. I can't believe I didn't get one sooner. I hardly ever need 2 water bottles. Some of the fancy ones come with compartments. To stop stuff...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 02:56 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 16,901
Posted By 531Aussie

I hated Continentals back in the old days as much...

I hated Continentals back in the old days as much as anyone. The old GPs with the brown/tan sidewalls were horrible, the GP3000s were barely any better, and the first incarnation of Attack/Force...
09-19-18, 01:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By 531Aussie

Thanks. I also don't like it much. I didn't know...

Thanks. I also don't like it much. I didn't know there was an option to switch it off.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-18, 05:33 AM
Replies: 531
Views: 15,928
Posted By 531Aussie

Have they done a test with the same wheels? I...

Have they done a test with the same wheels? I wish they would, because surely it's a frame test, not a wheel test. We've seen a hundred wheel comparisons
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-18, 02:13 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,641
Posted By 531Aussie

https://www.steel-vintage.com/media/catalog/produc...

https://www.steel-vintage.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/c/o/colnago-del-tongo-classic-woolen-cycling-jersey-1_1.jpg
07-18-18, 02:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,265
Posted By 531Aussie

Did you get this sorted out? Exactly where are...

Did you get this sorted out? Exactly where are the "cramps"? If they're somewhat isolated around the inner/lower quad (medialis), there's a chance it's not cramp, but a kinking of the external iliac...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-18, 02:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By 531Aussie

What are the exercises?

What are the exercises?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-18, 03:12 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,896
Posted By 531Aussie

Yes, good point. However, as someone claimed in...

Yes, good point. However, as someone claimed in that thread, the target output for the 4+ hours was "only" 200 Watts, and the "pro aero frame" guys reckon that higher speeds/output would've produced...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-18, 03:06 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,896
Posted By 531Aussie

How about bolt-on aero bars on an S5 vs bolt-on...

How about bolt-on aero bars on an S5 vs bolt-on aero bars on a CAAD9? :D I'd say that's the point of those tests, even though, yes, as you suggest, the drag on the body is so massive it makes the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-18, 02:25 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,896
Posted By 531Aussie

Ooops! This was the test I was thinking of. Jee,...

Ooops! This was the test I was thinking of. Jee, 4 years has gone fast. It's an "aero vs light" frames test from 2014. Interestingly, some of the supposedly non-aero frames were faster than the aero...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-18, 01:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,896
Posted By 531Aussie

Here ya go: 37 pages of arguments about aero...

Here ya go: 37 pages of arguments about aero frames. :p I thought the test was outdoors, but now I'm not sure. I'll read Tour Mag article on the first page later...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-18, 01:37 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,896
Posted By 531Aussie

Exactly. I'm not shooting the messenger, but...

Exactly. I'm not shooting the messenger, but that's a farkin joke putting the most parachute-like wheels on the non-aero frame. I annoys me. :D
I guess they wanted to test the whole package of an...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-18, 01:33 AM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 273,606
Posted By 531Aussie

Crikey! That's light for steel. I didn't know S3...

Crikey! That's light for steel. I didn't know S3 could be made that light
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-18, 11:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,896
Posted By 531Aussie

Tour Magazine did a long test which I gather was...

Tour Magazine did a long test which I gather was outdoors, but I dunno if that's what you're looking for.
There's a long thread about it on here:
Tour Magazine 2016 Aero Road Bike Test...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-18, 10:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,242
Posted By 531Aussie

Thanks very much. Jee, I wouldn't have guessed...

Thanks very much. Jee, I wouldn't have guessed that stuff was so effective. I might try it :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-18, 03:18 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,242
Posted By 531Aussie

I've got corns or painful callouses on the...

I've got corns or painful callouses on the outside of both pinkies, so I've cut ~15mm holes in all my cycle shoes
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-18, 10:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,548
Posted By 531Aussie

By the way, I'd stick with black rims on that...

By the way, I'd stick with black rims on that Cervelo.

Incidentally, I've got some old Rigida wheels with cartridge hubs that are crazy shiny. I'll take a photo of them later
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-18, 10:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,548
Posted By 531Aussie

Here's some old 9-speed Shimanos I did using oven...

Here's some old 9-speed Shimanos I did using oven cleaner, then not too much polishing. Yes, mine do get a little dull every few weeks, but just a few seconds of wiping with some sort of metal...
04-19-18, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2,584
Views: 144,245
Posted By 531Aussie

^ Looks awesome

^ Looks awesome
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-18, 09:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,405
Posted By 531Aussie

I agree with FBinNY: go for it, unless crosswinds...

I agree with FBinNY: go for it, unless crosswinds bother you, but I doubt you'd notice any difference in speed. :thumb:
02-27-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,646
Posted By 531Aussie

My old Token wheels have Pillar spokes. I've had...

My old Token wheels have Pillar spokes. I've had them for over ten years with no problems
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-18, 11:44 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,622
Posted By 531Aussie

Wind has never stopped me riding. I already miss...

Wind has never stopped me riding. I already miss enough rides due to rain and cold, so if I also skipped windy days, I'd probably miss another 20 or 30 rides a year. By the way, I don't ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-18, 10:11 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,591
Posted By 531Aussie

Incidentally, the Holdsworth Competition is...

Incidentally, the Holdsworth Competition is currently on sale for 450 GBP, which should be cheaper without the vat

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/FRHOCO/holdsworth-competition-frameset
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-18, 01:16 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,622
Posted By 531Aussie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8qgjyqibwY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8qgjyqibwY
01-12-18, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2,584
Views: 144,245
Posted By 531Aussie

Crikey! 5 years ^

Crikey! 5 years ^
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-17, 10:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,591
Posted By 531Aussie

I understand if you want something nice, custom...

I understand if you want something nice, custom and schmick, but if you're open to a bargain, I highly recommend the Holdsworth Competition from Planet X. The frames, made with Columbus Spirit, are...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-17, 12:23 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,708
Posted By 531Aussie

I recommend checking out the Holdsworth...

I recommend checking out the Holdsworth Competition frames on Planet X. They're so cheap for Columbus Spirit steel it's ridiculous.

After talking to a guy riding one one day, I went home and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-17, 12:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,837
Posted By 531Aussie

It could be a body issue. When you bend over,...

It could be a body issue. When you bend over, stuff tightens -- back, lower back, hammies, etc -- which might effect the chain going down to your knee.
10-13-17, 04:54 AM
Replies: 2,432
Views: 814,193
Posted By 531Aussie

Rah! :D ...

Rah! :D

https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20776478_110912409596185_5844595741835207576_o.jpg?oh=6e2c6684cb2d9eaf2a6a22a7d67f3c1a&oe=5A72E4E7
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-17, 02:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,647
Posted By 531Aussie

prostatitis?

prostatitis?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-17, 12:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By 531Aussie

The guys on the Classic and Vintage sub-forum...

The guys on the Classic and Vintage sub-forum should know more about it.
Also, they have links to stacks of old catalogues
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-17, 07:10 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 26,953
Posted By 531Aussie

Jee, this is a blast from the past. What...

Jee, this is a blast from the past. What happened to Waterrockets?
07-24-17, 04:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 675
Posted By 531Aussie

Test: I wanna see if Facebook photos are too...

Test:
I wanna see if Facebook photos are too big for most internet forums, because Photobucket has finally pissed me off to the point where it's a pain in the arse to use. :D

In recent years...
07-08-17, 02:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,666
Posted By 531Aussie

I can't take a good photo to save meself, but...

I can't take a good photo to save meself, but here's one of my 9sp Shimanos

https://i.imgur.com/IgWVXQv.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/7bhIuxP.jpg
07-08-17, 02:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,666
Posted By 531Aussie

Looking good. I agree that it's no big deal...

Looking good.
I agree that it's no big deal to touch them up every week or 2, because it only takes 20 seconds. :thumb:
07-05-17, 02:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,666
Posted By 531Aussie

I removed the coating and polished a few sets of...

I removed the coating and polished a few sets of cranks a few years ago with mixed results. It's a bit of effort, and I doubt I'll have the motivation to do it again.

The first couple I did...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-17, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 273,606
Posted By 531Aussie

Do yaself a favour. :D I recently bought...

Do yaself a favour.
:D
I recently bought one of these Holdsworth Competition frames. Columbus Spirit.

It's more of a chunky, stiff frame than a light, comfy cruiser. The size L is 1840g...
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