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12-02-06, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By spinner5339

Getting "Popped"

In a crits race I could normally stay with the bunch but yesterday there was a smaller group in the race. I got dropped as there were more surges than I was used to. I check the heart rate graph...
09-11-06, 12:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By spinner5339

Thanks folks for all the informative responses....

Thanks folks for all the informative responses. One of the main reasons I have taken weights is injury prevention. Initially I had a weak back and found that doing benches strengthen it. My general...
09-09-06, 07:10 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,850
Posted By spinner5339

3 years ago I bought a Swift, it took me a long...

3 years ago I bought a Swift, it took me a long time to break..6 months, after that I ordered another one and another. I was going to installed them on all my bikes including track, one day I was...
09-09-06, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By spinner5339

Weight Training Questions

I have just started weight training and a couple of questions.
1.Do you take protein supplement for recovery? If so what type?
2.Will you gain weight too much weight?
3.Do you have to cut down the...
04-18-06, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By spinner5339

This is the easiest fixed I have done. The back...

This is the easiest fixed I have done. The back wheel (with back pedal brake) was worn, got a second hand wheel, spin on a free wheel, let the young fella used to using hand brakes for a few days...
04-17-06, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By spinner5339

Fixed My Son's BMX

I fixed my 9 year old son's bmx, and his comments were " Jeez, its so easy to ride as its going the same direction as my legs!"
02-13-06, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By spinner5339

Roberts - Age?

I bought an old Roberts, it has 700c wheels but with 7 speed spacing. It has R on the rear brake bridge and on the sides of the the fork.

Any body had any idea of the age?
02-13-06, 05:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By spinner5339

I had the same problem. I tried a shimano UN73 BB...

I had the same problem. I tried a shimano UN73 BB with a plastic cup on the LHS and it keeps on slipping. I used an old shimano metal cup, found on with a longer sleeve and this seems to hold. The...
01-10-06, 01:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By spinner5339

campag 9 speed on Shimano cassette

Can you use a 9 speed Campag Shifter on a Shimano Cassette? Its only 0.2mm different in sprocket spacing. Anybody ever tried this?
12-22-05, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By spinner5339

track scene is non existence in Borneo, you have...

track scene is non existence in Borneo, you have to be very careful on the road as the traffic is not used bikes. There is a indoor track in KL that was used for the Commonwealth Games. Bike parts...
10-22-05, 04:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By spinner5339

I went and saw my GP a few days ago, he said i...

I went and saw my GP a few days ago, he said i have cause tendons to stress, hence more fluid in the knee resulting in tightness at the back and side of the knee. Its been almost 2 weeks and it...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,677
Posted By spinner5339

DW, I think it make sense to me. When in a bunch...

DW, I think it make sense to me. When in a bunch the cadence would be cruisey around 80 -90rpm, when they hit it, 100 - 120rpm and when they sprint, 120-140rpm. 92 is definately too high for me as I...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,677
Posted By spinner5339

Thanks for the replys. The track is 333m, I found...

Thanks for the replys. The track is 333m, I found that most of the riders are using high 80s to low 90s. ie 50x 15, 49x5,48x15, 47x14. I was using 48x15 and found it a bit low and was out sprint in...
10-13-05, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By spinner5339

Knee Problems

After racing on the track, I have been having tighness around the right knee area. Its not painful and seems like the muscle around the knee is still very tense. Any suggestions? I will stop doing...
10-10-05, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By spinner5339

wheel -pinging

My friend is a masher and has been breaking his spokes - shimano 540 - wheel 24 spokes, he weighs 90kg. Is the wheel not strong for him or the spokes needs retension? The spokes feels tight already.
10-09-05, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By spinner5339

Balck Spokes Vs Silver Stainless Steel

Is there a difference in the balck coloured spokes and the normal silver stainless steel spokes. My friend has been breaking his black spokes and they seems more brittle than the silver ones.
...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,677
Posted By spinner5339

Choosing Gear Ratio

How do you fine tune your gear ratio for 20 laps scratch race? I am using 48x14 which is a bit hard but I find that I can keep up for a while but my legs feel really sored after the race. Should I...
09-30-05, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By spinner5339

Spoke tensions

Do you adjust the spoke tensions to suit your ride? ie high tension for responsiveness and low tension for comfort? I have build a set of wheels initially with very low tension and it felt like I had...
Replies: 0
Views: 234
Posted By spinner5339

Pedal

Is there a pedal that is clipless but has an option for clips and straps?
09-26-05, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By spinner5339

Thanks for the reply, the axle is indeed Zeus and...

Thanks for the reply, the axle is indeed Zeus and the LBS has a Wheelsmith nut and threads gauge and its 9mm x 1mm. Anybody know what DA front and back threads are?
09-26-05, 05:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,167
Posted By spinner5339

I have 2 Brooks Swifts, I bought them a year...

I have 2 Brooks Swifts, I bought them a year apart and it took me a long time to break them in..like 4-6 months. The older one has a 10mm deflection when you depress it with your thumb but the newer...
09-25-05, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By spinner5339

Zeus Front Hub

My friend gave me a pair of Zeus Track Hubs. I can't find the nut for the front Hub. A Suntour Superbe front hub nuts will fit. What size would this nut be? I have tried the Campanola's but they...
09-14-05, 04:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By spinner5339

mr white, I am honoured by your reply! what gear...

mr white, I am honoured by your reply! what gear did you use on ventoux and did you take any of the girls up there?
09-13-05, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By spinner5339

Hill Climbing

I am thinking about climbing Mt Cootha using a 39x19 fixed. Its 2.4km with an average of 7% gradient. What is the longest climb that you have done using a fixe?
09-11-05, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By spinner5339

Left Hand Crank

Has anybody tried setting up a LH Drive? All I need is a LH hub right? everything else should work? ie assuming the crank will fit in the Left side. I wonder whether the bike will feel the same.
...
09-11-05, 02:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By spinner5339

http://www.freedommachine.com.au/frame_welcome.htm

http://www.freedommachine.com.au/frame_welcome.htm
09-10-05, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,489
Posted By spinner5339

11.4, thanks for the details on power tap..all...

11.4, thanks for the details on power tap..all sounds a bit complicated and toyish for me, wouldn't it be easier just to measure the time for 200m?
Forum: Touring
09-10-05, 07:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,171
Posted By spinner5339

Brooks..Brooks. My butt must be different, my...

Brooks..Brooks. My butt must be different, my brooks get broken in 6 months then becomes better with time.
09-10-05, 01:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,489
Posted By spinner5339

Power Tap Fixed Wheel

A group of roadies passed me this morning, I went to re dial the setting to keep up..then I realised I do not have power tap on my fixed wheel. Anybody has power tap on their fixie?
09-03-05, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By spinner5339

Protruding Spokes

I have rebuilt a wheel with a different rim but reusing the spokes. Some of the spokes are protruding pass the nipples ie 2mm too long. Do you file them ? Can you cut them using a wire cutter?
08-30-05, 05:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,356
Posted By spinner5339

Ride with faster group.

Ride with faster group.
08-30-05, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By spinner5339

Thanks, I will check. Never thought of side wall...

Thanks, I will check. Never thought of side wall cracking.
08-30-05, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By spinner5339

Punctures

I have been getting punctures in the same wheel 3 times in 3 rides, can't find anything in the tyre but its a cheap continental and its done maybe 1000kms. It was wet this morning and air bubbles...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-05, 12:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By spinner5339

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=116134&...

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=116134&highlight=smallest+bike
07-11-05, 05:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 916
Posted By spinner5339

Thanks for all the replys. What I missed most is...

Thanks for all the replys. What I missed most is during the climbs is the brake hoods for grip and leverage. I will reinstall the road brakes and bar tapes. There is just too much jarring on my...
07-10-05, 06:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 916
Posted By spinner5339

Handle Bar Set up

I have a steel bar with cyclecross brake near the stem and a kerin grips on the drops. The bare steel is numbing my hands and my hands are slipping all time on the top. I might have to set it up...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-05, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,626
Posted By spinner5339

Smallest Road Frame

I am trying to build a road bike for my 10 yr son. What is the smallest frame that I can buy? I think a 48cm - 49cm top tube length would fit him.
Thanks
06-13-05, 03:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By spinner5339

Worn Fork Crown Race Seat

I have a carbon fork with steel steerer. After installing and reinstalling a few times, the crown race seat doesn't give a good fit to the crown race. Do I use Loctite to fix this or is there a...
03-31-05, 06:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 999
Posted By spinner5339

on the same terrain, using the same gear ratio a...

on the same terrain, using the same gear ratio a fixed wheel will be quicker and easier than a geared bike.
03-31-05, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By spinner5339

What did the bunch say?

Last sat I rode my fixie with a bunch and I was the only one with fixed wheel and comments made were:
Its stupid riding fixed on a ride like this.
Its just too hard, we see how well you climb on a...
11-15-04, 11:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 451
Posted By spinner5339

conceicao

Has anybody heard of Conceicao Bike? I just bought a frame and it has sticker "Reynolds 700" , did Reynolds make any tubing of this series?

Thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-04, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6,120
Views: 121,864
Posted By spinner5339

Go the LIONS!

Go the LIONS!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-04, 04:18 AM
Replies: 6,120
Views: 121,864
Posted By spinner5339

http://members.optusnet.com.au/vonberky/ Rides...

http://members.optusnet.com.au/vonberky/
Rides around Brisbane, The Park Road Rides and the Zupps rides are pretty wild and harder than crit races.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-04, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6,120
Views: 121,864
Posted By spinner5339

Wattsy's Hell Ride Adventure sounds wilder than...

Wattsy's Hell Ride Adventure
sounds wilder than Brisbane's Park Road Ride.
09-07-04, 12:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By spinner5339

Stiffen wheels

What is the maximum tension you can appy to the spokes to stiffen up the wheels? My wheels (32 spokes) are cushie, I apply 1/2 turn to all the spokes and the bike now feels stiffer.
08-17-04, 12:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By spinner5339

strange that no one knows the answer to this.

strange that no one knows the answer to this.
08-12-04, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By spinner5339

Dura Ace CN7701 -OEM?

Bought a CN7701 and it came in a plastic bag with a tag that is handwritten CN7701. The chain has a black pin inserted on 1 side of the plate. I questioned this as shimano chains all have connecting...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-04, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By spinner5339

thanks for the replys. I was interested to know...

thanks for the replys. I was interested to know whether you can separate the odometer for each individual bike. Not that's important but its nice to know. Looks like it can't be done.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-04, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By spinner5339

Polar 720i -Questions

I have a Polar 720i and is set up for 2 bikes, how do you keep track of the mileage done by 2 bikes? The odometer is for the total mileage.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-04, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By spinner5339

from smh "Eadie said the packages at the centre...

from smh
"Eadie said the packages at the centre of his case - that were intercepted by Customs - had cost in the vicinity of $500 to $600.

"It was quite a sizeable order (of nutritional...
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