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Posted By europa

Clifford, I'd suggest you read the Coroner's...

Clifford, I'd suggest you read the Coroner's report (which essentially blames the rider) and have a look at what Mike Hall was wearing and using. If you still feel defensive, I'm sorry for you. Your...
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Posted By europa

Although it's still an unofficial event, I think...

Although it's still an unofficial event, I think the recommendation is to use the local Audax rules which mandate high viz jackets in poor light and have things to say about lighting. None of which...
01-29-19, 04:03 AM
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Posted By europa

Thanks mate. That's what I'd narrowed it down to....

Thanks mate. That's what I'd narrowed it down to. I've asked her to count the rear cogs to make sure it's a 10 sp though I'm pretty sure it is.

Thanks for the tip on the hudz having different...
01-29-19, 03:00 AM
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Posted By europa

She wants the hoods. They're 105 brifters from,...

She wants the hoods.
They're 105 brifters from, we think, 2007.
That number was given to her by a mechanic and you'd assume he read it off the levers or would hope he knew what he was talking...
01-28-19, 01:19 AM
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Posted By europa

Shimano 105 brake hoods

My daughter in law has a bike with Shimano 105 brake levers. It's reasonably old and the hoods have deteriorated to the point where she'd like some new ones. She dropped in to the local Giant shop...
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Posted By europa

I've read their reports every day and I don't...

I've read their reports every day and I don't know what to be more angry about, the lousy policework or the magistrate's refusal to criticise their handling of the case. It's very hard not to be...
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Posted By europa

Inquest into Mike Hall's death

#mikehallinquest

Below is a link to Cycle magazine's report of the Inquest into Mike Hall's death. Be warned that it's fairly graphic reading and one likely to make you angry.

I've taken the...
10-05-18, 05:10 AM
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Posted By europa

Buy a bike you feel comfortable on and buy the...

Buy a bike you feel comfortable on and buy the bike you fall in love with. Tick those two and you will ride the thing, get either wrong and you probably won't. Accept that in a year's time, your...
08-11-18, 10:50 PM
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Posted By europa

I was going to suggest just getting your wheels...

I was going to suggest just getting your wheels redone but looking at them... maybe not. While you're at the bike shop, ask what they have available. My lbs was able to get me a set of wheels put...
08-11-18, 09:43 PM
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Posted By europa

I've been using running shorts (Brooks saddle),...

I've been using running shorts (Brooks saddle), running shirts and a bum bag for well over a decade. Even when I was skinny I didn't like jerseys. You can wear what you like, it's all about being...
07-14-18, 01:28 AM
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Posted By europa

Here in South Australia we can easily match or...

Here in South Australia we can easily match or exceed your Texan heat and we've got the added bonus of higher UV levels, so I've got a fair idea of the conditions you're fighting.

First, make sure...
07-14-18, 01:06 AM
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Posted By europa

The curve of the road and the ditch makes sense....

The curve of the road and the ditch makes sense. I tend to use whatever foot is most convenient at the time, I guess you could say I'm ambi-foot-strous.

I've also been known to walk the bike (it...
07-14-18, 01:01 AM
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Posted By europa

I may have been wrong in using the term 'lactic...

I may have been wrong in using the term 'lactic acid' but you're wrong in claiming it doesn't flush out the crap in your system. It also applies no matter what gear you're using and regardless of...
07-13-18, 10:48 PM
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Posted By europa

The gearing is irrelevant to whether it's fixed...

The gearing is irrelevant to whether it's fixed or not.
The ability to coast is over rated, massively over rated - where you may coast on a bike with a freewheel, it's easy to just let your legs...
07-13-18, 10:32 PM
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Posted By europa

It intrigues me that you keep the right foot...

It intrigues me that you keep the right foot clipped in. I do that too but we ride on the left hand side of the road (Australia) and the left foot is the one by the kerb - where practical, I stay...
07-08-18, 01:24 AM
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Posted By europa

The infinite stupidity of the human animal,...

The infinite stupidity of the human animal, whether bikes are involved or not.
06-21-18, 02:23 AM
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Posted By europa

In my last house, it just became impractical to...

In my last house, it just became impractical to commute every day so I started getting up earlier, driving the bike to work and going for a one hour ride before work. On days when it wasn't possible...
06-21-18, 02:19 AM
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Posted By europa

I do the underside when new, don't think I've...

I do the underside when new, don't think I've ever bothered since. As for the top, a couple of coats when new, then whenever it looks as though it needs it and that's certainly not every year - it...
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Posted By europa

Maybe a simpler option is to just ban fairings....

Maybe a simpler option is to just ban fairings. The big advantage of the velomobile is it's aero advantage and as we know, aero makes the biggest difference in bike racing. It can be argued that an...
06-16-18, 03:45 AM
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Posted By europa

Generally speaking, gel seat covers don't work....

Generally speaking, gel seat covers don't work. Basically, the gel gets pushed aside and you wind up sitting on the hard shell of the saddle anyway but in addition, you've got the build up of gel...
06-14-18, 04:12 AM
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Posted By europa

I reckon my aero-bulge smooths the airflow down...

I reckon my aero-bulge smooths the airflow down my front and around the sides. I feel sorry for them skinny bods who hunch over and have that hollow in front to catch the wind :D
06-14-18, 04:05 AM
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Posted By europa

I'd also suspect the reach, you might be pulling...

I'd also suspect the reach, you might be pulling yourself forward. Try a 1 cm shorter stem - you may even find your lbs has one you can try (but don't count on it)

Let us know how you get on
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Posted By europa

Interesting that the top finishers from last year...

Interesting that the top finishers from last year aren't racing this year, though I think I heard that Evan has had to look after his father.
05-30-18, 04:46 AM
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Posted By europa

Snoring and sleep apnoea isn't necessarily...

Snoring and sleep apnoea isn't necessarily associated with being overweight, being overweight simply makes it worse. I've been skinny all my life (until the last half dozen years) and had a very...
05-29-18, 05:15 AM
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Posted By europa

Falling asleep at traffic lights is fun too. I...

Falling asleep at traffic lights is fun too. I love my CPAP machine, though I'm less impressed with the modern masks, everytime they bring out a new one, the fit and security is worse than the...
04-28-18, 05:13 AM
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Posted By europa

Wahoo Bolt will do it and I quite like its...

Wahoo Bolt will do it and I quite like its navigation. O
ther units will do what you want as well, you've quite a it of choice.

One nice thing about the Bolt, and possibly others (I haven't...
04-28-18, 04:51 AM
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Posted By europa

You forgot the frame, saddle, wheels, handlebars,...

You forgot the frame, saddle, wheels, handlebars, bar tape, etc. I believe you can buy it all in one package.
04-24-18, 08:43 PM
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Posted By europa

I received a set of wire bead tyres that had been...

I received a set of wire bead tyres that had been twisted into a french knot to get them into the bag and they had a couple of places like this. I straightened them out and rode until the tyres wore...
04-24-18, 08:37 PM
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Posted By europa

If you leave stuff on a bike, it can be stolen...

If you leave stuff on a bike, it can be stolen and, depending on where you leave your bike, eventually it will be. Some people will just steal because they can, regardless of whether they're stealing...
04-24-18, 08:27 PM
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Posted By europa

My Wahoo Bolt navigates well. On one ride, it the...

My Wahoo Bolt navigates well. On one ride, it the distances seemed a little off in that I was getting the cue to turn as I got to a corner rather than before it as usual - I'd 'started' that ride...
04-24-18, 06:31 PM
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Posted By europa

I actually don't find that page a lot of use. For...

I actually don't find that page a lot of use. For example, what do the results of a ride, as shown on the unit itself, actually mean? Indeed, where is the information I asked for in this thread...
04-24-18, 02:34 AM
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Posted By europa

Didn't happen on mine, but it wouldn't surprise...

Didn't happen on mine, but it wouldn't surprise me if this mob have different versions.
04-24-18, 02:30 AM
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Posted By europa

Thank you. Found it now I know where to look....

Thank you. Found it now I know where to look. Stupid thing is, it's obvious when you know where to look, though I'd suggest it's not overly useful having to go digging for the information. I've seen...
04-23-18, 05:05 AM
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Posted By europa

Wahoo Elmnt Bolt battery level

Is there any way of finding out how much charge is in your Bolt when not plugged in for charging? I know that if it's charging, you can just hit the power button and it gives you that half baked...
04-18-18, 06:09 AM
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Posted By europa

Probably the wrong forum, but the mods will sort...

Probably the wrong forum, but the mods will sort that out.

I use a GPS but only because I wanted the navigation tools. I'd previously used a normal bike computer. However, the ability to just put...
04-18-18, 06:04 AM
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Posted By europa

So the OP's a dropkick. Hopefully he's learned...

So the OP's a dropkick. Hopefully he's learned from his experience.
04-01-18, 06:32 AM
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Posted By europa

Thanks mate. Pretty much as I suspected. I'm not...

Thanks mate. Pretty much as I suspected. I'm not willing to push the upper limit screw further over but the cable tension is too high for my liking so that's what I'll address. However, I'll see if I...
04-01-18, 03:11 AM
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Posted By europa

105 front shifter jams

2007 Shimano 105 shifters, specifically the front shifter.

The bike is irrelevant because the entire shifting mechanism was taken from a wrecked bike and placed on its current bike. This was done...
03-31-18, 05:40 PM
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Posted By europa

I just used a kid's trailer, un-modified. I did...

I just used a kid's trailer, un-modified. I did replace the steel rims with alloy, but only because I'd just got into wheel building and wanted the practice. When the dog grew old and died, I sold...
03-30-18, 04:19 AM
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Posted By europa

Which part of the saddle? Some roadie saddles...

Which part of the saddle?
Some roadie saddles are pretty much flat, others have contours. With the Brooks I mentioned above, you're more concerned with the rear area where you sit which is why the...
03-30-18, 04:04 AM
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Posted By europa

The first thing you with any brake problem is...

The first thing you with any brake problem is replace the pads - the problem doesn't always go away but it does often enough to make it worth it plus you have the benefit of new brake pads. They're...
03-29-18, 04:06 AM
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Posted By europa

Start by telling us what saddle it is, there...

Start by telling us what saddle it is, there might be something specific to it. For example, if it's a Brooks, the set up procedure is a whole 'nother can of worms.
03-26-18, 04:12 AM
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Posted By europa

That's actually a fairly restrictive view of...

That's actually a fairly restrictive view of things. Sure, my Hillbrick cost me a bit, but no more than an Ultegra road bike would have cost me at the time and this bike is more or less equivalent....
03-25-18, 11:13 PM
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Posted By europa

Fashion. Beginning and end of story.

Fashion. Beginning and end of story.
03-25-18, 02:57 AM
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Posted By europa

Nah, razor blades :lol:

Nah, razor blades :lol:
03-25-18, 02:50 AM
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Posted By europa

I can't comment on the price. The Kona...

I can't comment on the price.

The Kona Paddy Wagon has a good reputation as a sound bike. Only you can check the condition, etc.

Fit at least a front brake. The mounting point for it is there...
03-24-18, 12:55 AM
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Posted By europa

3D pedestrian crossings?

Cairns to introduce mind-bending 3D pedestrian crossing...
03-18-18, 11:36 PM
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Posted By europa

If you've got a good bike shop, you can take the...

If you've got a good bike shop, you can take the frame in there and ask. A shop I used to use, took my frame, dug through their supply of BBs, tried one, didn't like it, tried another, fitted...
03-18-18, 11:26 PM
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Posted By europa

It largely came in because of a concerted push by...

It largely came in because of a concerted push by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, who seem to think all humans should be able to live without ever hurting themselves. They continue to...
03-17-18, 04:24 AM
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Posted By europa

Use it and see what happens. What have you got to...

Use it and see what happens. What have you got to lose? Five minutes on the side of the road fixing a flat (with a new tube in this case).

While tubes from 40 years ago that were made of rubber...
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