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12-07-05, 09:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,040
Posted By Dutchy

It depends on where you ride. For me a rear disc...

It depends on where you ride. For me a rear disc or a really well set up V are handy for cross country Mountain biking. At speed on the loose stuff a rear brake is essential to get the bike slowed...
12-07-05, 08:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,761
Posted By Dutchy

If it's wet then 8C for me. Thankfully that only...

If it's wet then 8C for me. Thankfully that only happens on a Winters morning. I have ridden in -2C and that is too cold, my ears and face were numb.

Living down here the cold is the least of...
12-06-05, 10:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,171
Posted By Dutchy

22C/71F Wednesday. 22C/71F Thursday. ...

22C/71F Wednesday.
22C/71F Thursday.
28C/82F Friday.
27C/80F Saturday.

"crank'n" is right. Coldest start to Summer I can remember :D

CHEERS.

Mark
11-01-05, 11:27 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,210
Posted By Dutchy

Be careful. Someone will suggest you hire a car...

Be careful. Someone will suggest you hire a car for the days you use the kayak, because we all have car rental companies right around the corner.

Last time I was having this discussion someone...
11-01-05, 07:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,957
Posted By Dutchy

It seems you can't ask a simple question here...

It seems you can't ask a simple question here anymore, without people bringing in a million variables.

As to the OP's question.

On the same road with the same rider the road bike will be...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-05, 07:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,444
Posted By Dutchy

It all depends on where you ride. The road bike...

It all depends on where you ride. The road bike is fast and able to fit into small gaps between stationary cars but they don't stop in a real hurry and can be more prone to flats. A commuter MTB is...
10-25-05, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,332
Posted By Dutchy

I took the BB, crank and the attached 42t off a...

I took the BB, crank and the attached 42t off a mountain bike, it fits perfectly on my SS road bike.

CHEERS.

Mark
Forum: Commuting
08-31-05, 01:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,065
Posted By Dutchy

Life is too short to only buy a bike once every...

Life is too short to only buy a bike once every 20 or 30 years. A new bike every 5 years will make you much happier. :D

Actually for complete happiness a new bike every 2 years would be ideal.
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Forum: Commuting
08-30-05, 12:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By Dutchy

I'm similar. Age 35 a resting HR around 50 and a...

I'm similar. Age 35 a resting HR around 50 and a max of 205. I normally average 160 (80%) when commuting to work across the hills, and feel fresh as a daisy when I get off the bike. After 10 years of...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-05, 12:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,065
Posted By Dutchy

A hardtail mountain bike with no front suspension...

A hardtail mountain bike with no front suspension and some slick tyres is ideal for commuting and shouldn't be very expensive either. Having said that, finding a bike without front suspension isn't...
08-16-05, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By Dutchy

Gobsmacked: Aussie slang, without speech, amazed,...

Gobsmacked: Aussie slang, without speech, amazed, bewildered, stunned silence.

I got it.

CHEERS.

Mark
07-21-05, 01:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By Dutchy

It seems the riders put more water over their...

It seems the riders put more water over their bodies than into them. There was a photo from The Tour this week of a bunch of fire-fighters shooting water into the air for the Pro's to ride through....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-05, 11:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,036
Posted By Dutchy

If you want a $6000 bike go for it. Life's short,...

If you want a $6000 bike go for it. Life's short, and you can't take it (money) with you.

CHEERS.

Mark

BTW The Scott's look very sweet!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-05, 11:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By Dutchy

The first thing you will learn about riding with...

The first thing you will learn about riding with others is there is no such thing as an easy ride. There is always a strong rider who's idea of "easy" is different from everyone elses. All our group...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-05, 11:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 831
Posted By Dutchy

Are black cranks really longer? :D CHEERS. ...

Are black cranks really longer? :D

CHEERS.

Mark
07-20-05, 11:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By Dutchy

I haven't used that particular product. I just...

I haven't used that particular product. I just grabbed a 10c piece and drilled a hole in it, home made wedge for 10c. It works great.

Yes it is a Federal offence :D to deface money.

Mark
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07-19-05, 01:48 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,615
Posted By Dutchy

I guess you aren't watching The Tour then? ...

I guess you aren't watching The Tour then?

CHEERS.

Mark
06-16-05, 07:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,748
Posted By Dutchy

I reckon wearing a "cycling kit" as in matching...

I reckon wearing a "cycling kit" as in matching shorts and jersey definitely makes a difference with drivers. The rider stands out from the visual clutter. Typically riders that wear a kit do ride in...
Forum: Foo
06-15-05, 01:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 599
Posted By Dutchy

That's how they work down here. Unfortunately (in...

That's how they work down here. Unfortunately (in Aust) AMEX charge higher transaction fees than Visa to store owners so a lot of shops won't accept AMEX. I had one for a year and could give the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-05, 01:25 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,724
Posted By Dutchy

An 8.3 mile test ride! Crikey I'd be lucky to get...

An 8.3 mile test ride! Crikey I'd be lucky to get an 8.3 metre test ride down here. That is one trusting LBS.

A mate has just bought a 6-13, his speed has increased substantially over his old...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-05, 08:09 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,562
Posted By Dutchy

A bike is a vehicle, buy a lock, park it outside....

A bike is a vehicle, buy a lock, park it outside.

CHEERS.

Mark
06-09-05, 02:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,026
Posted By Dutchy

We'll be moving to WA in a few years. I can't...

We'll be moving to WA in a few years. I can't wait. I'm glad to hear they are spending money on cycling.

CHEERS.

Mark
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-05, 08:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,209
Posted By Dutchy

The question has to be WHY? I didn't realise...

The question has to be WHY? I didn't realise cyclists were so pedantic.

This makes even less sense then leg shaving!:D

CHEERS.

Mark
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-05, 08:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 673
Posted By Dutchy

The clothes dryer is the way to go, it take about...

The clothes dryer is the way to go, it take about 25mins. Last year it got used quite a bit. It still hasn't rained this year, so not much call for the dryer so far.:crash:

CHEERS.

Mark
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-05, 07:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 971
Posted By Dutchy

Monday: rest day Tuesday: commute 40km one way...

Monday: rest day
Tuesday: commute 40km one way 450/1500f ascent
Wednesday: commute 40km one way 450/1500f ascent
Thursday: commute 40km one way 450/1500f ascent
Friday: rest day
Saturday:Road...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-05, 07:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,979
Posted By Dutchy

I race on weekends so I am not unfamiliar or...

I race on weekends so I am not unfamiliar or uncomfortable with people riding behind me. However, Wheel suckers SUCK!! Having a complete uninvited stranger wheel sucking is just dangerous, especially...
06-05-05, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,026
Posted By Dutchy

Berny the same thing has happened here in...

Berny the same thing has happened here in Adelaide. Down here the funding has been slashed from $800,000 to $400,000. The Transport Minister(s) involved have just about refused to talk with cycling...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-05, 09:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,160
Posted By Dutchy

Shut up & ride, if you don't plan on riding at...

Shut up & ride, if you don't plan on riding at night I'd recommend you lose the reflectors. These things fly off in a real hurry when they break. Plus they can cause the wheel to feel like it is egg...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-05, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 670
Posted By Dutchy

After about 5,000km a rear tyre will start to...

After about 5,000km a rear tyre will start to show parts of the canvas. Of course a riders weight, road surface and the amount of climbing all contribute to greater wear.

CHEERS.

Mark
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-05, 08:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,044
Posted By Dutchy

Thanks for pointing that out. I didn't realise...

Thanks for pointing that out. I didn't realise people dig up posts from 12 months ago and "bump" them. End of thread I reckon.

CHEERS.

Mark
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-05, 08:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,123
Posted By Dutchy

Terry wins 92,000f of climbing :eek: Winter...

Terry wins 92,000f of climbing :eek:

Winter is finally starting so I only managed 650km this month. The last week was a complete write off. :(

Only 3 months until Winter ends.

CHEERS.

Mark
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-05, 08:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,692
Posted By Dutchy

350kms is my best, 200kms is a normal week....

350kms is my best, 200kms is a normal week. Always hilly.

CHEERS.

Mark
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-05, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By Dutchy

kevlar socks? What are these? Are you riding in a...

kevlar socks? What are these? Are you riding in a warzone?:D

CHEERS.

Mark
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-05, 08:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,153
Posted By Dutchy

We have to also remember that almost every MTB or...

We have to also remember that almost every MTB or hybrid has Shimano parts, so it makes sense for a bike store to stock Shimano.

Shimano is more prominent for the simple reason they sell more.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-05, 01:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,223
Posted By Dutchy

Yeah I love seeing pictures from the other side...

Yeah I love seeing pictures from the other side of the world. It saves me buying an airfare.:D

CHEERS.

Mark
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-05, 01:14 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,044
Posted By Dutchy

The answer is pretty simple. You guys aren't fit...

The answer is pretty simple. You guys aren't fit enough just yet to go for a 120km ride. If you have only been riding for a month no amount of food and water is going to get you over the line. It's...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-05, 01:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,995
Posted By Dutchy

I had on old guy do the exact same thing to me....

I had on old guy do the exact same thing to me. We exchanged words, but I also reported him to the Police. They were very good and pointed out that (down here) a driver can cross a centre divider if...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-05, 11:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,856
Posted By Dutchy

Sounds like the start of a "Penthouse Forum"...

Sounds like the start of a "Penthouse Forum" article.:D

CHEERS.


Mark
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-05, 11:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By Dutchy

Cruising would be around 90. Racing about 105. On...

Cruising would be around 90. Racing about 105. On the flat.

CHEERS.

Mark
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-05, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By Dutchy

It depends on how often a person rides in the...

It depends on how often a person rides in the hills. For me it wouldn't be a challenge but for others it could be almost impossible. It's all relative to where you ride.

I find anything that is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-05, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By Dutchy

What's with the harsh reply. "jfmckenna" did say...

What's with the harsh reply. "jfmckenna" did say "from what I understand" meaning this may or may not be correct. It was an opinion. He wasn't "spewing stuff"

CHEERS.

Mark
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-05, 11:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By Dutchy

From what I know there is no difference in the...

From what I know there is no difference in the weight limit or stiffness between the Elites or SL's. I think the only difference is the material the spokes are made from. The more expensive ones are...
05-30-05, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By Dutchy

I have only ever heard the "LOOK squeak" on worn...

I have only ever heard the "LOOK squeak" on worn cleats. New cleats have always been fine.

I am now using the Delta's with the Teflon section. This morning I went to un-clip and my cleat would not...
05-30-05, 10:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By Dutchy

A handgun.......:D Seriously. A mini-pump, 2...

A handgun.......:D

Seriously. A mini-pump, 2 tubes, a phone, levers, money, 2 water bottles. That should cover you for most "normal" problems. A mini-tool is also a good idea providing you know...
05-30-05, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,000
Posted By Dutchy

Unfortunately there is nothing you can do. It...

Unfortunately there is nothing you can do. It eats me up too but to what end, I end up angry and the motorist has forgotten about it by the next red light. Its a hazard of cycling. Forget about it,...
05-30-05, 12:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,027
Posted By Dutchy

An MTB for Oompah Loompahs! It looks tiny not to...

An MTB for Oompah Loompahs! It looks tiny not to mention ugly. You asked.:D

CHEERS.

Mark
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-05, 12:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,144
Posted By Dutchy

The drops are great for flat sections or anything...

The drops are great for flat sections or anything downhill that is fairly straight. I find that I can't descend down winding roads in the drops as I can't fully reach the brakes. That's the problem...
05-29-05, 08:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 596
Posted By Dutchy

There's nothing wrong with watching flat stages....

There's nothing wrong with watching flat stages. Sometimes it is possible to see the riders several times as the course veers over the country side.

This pic of Robbie McEwen was taken at Stage 1...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-05, 07:54 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 9,361
Posted By Dutchy

That's right. This whole thread should be...

That's right. This whole thread should be re-titled "making a mountain out of a mole hill".

CHEERS.

Mark
Forum: Commuting
05-29-05, 07:24 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,452
Posted By Dutchy

I have stopped to pick up tennis balls for my...

I have stopped to pick up tennis balls for my dogs to chase. Apart from bits of cars and glass etc our roads are very clean.

CHEERS.

Mark
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