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08-27-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,821
Posted By Nomad2

My wife's steel randonneur/touring bike is...

My wife's steel randonneur/touring bike is currently with a frame builder to convert to disc. She got it custom built in 1999 (Bioracer) to do PBP and also cycle touring in europe. When she got it'...
06-19-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,159
Posted By Nomad2

Thanks for the feedback. Fair point about the...

Thanks for the feedback. Fair point about the riding. I must have pushed it too hard. I will look into the cleats as well. I still have scope to move the cleats back.
06-19-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,159
Posted By Nomad2

Thanks. Squats and lunges were for weakness in...

Thanks. Squats and lunges were for weakness in the glutes and quads. That whole side was stuffed up a bit. Firstly I had an ACL reconstruction on the knee a 25 years ago. It involved a patella...
06-19-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,159
Posted By Nomad2

Thanks. Yes I'm tempted to move my cleats but my...

Thanks. Yes I'm tempted to move my cleats but my physiotherapist reckons I should be working on strengthening exercises and keep the more efficient cleat position. I'll keep that as a possibility if...
06-19-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,159
Posted By Nomad2

Sorry, I should have explained. Not so...

Sorry, I should have explained. Not so noticeably sideways. I realise that there's upwards and downward flexing but I'm more talking about uncontrolled excessive movement. I feel like I have...
06-17-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,159
Posted By Nomad2

Ankle stability on the bike

Hi all, has anyone else out there experienced instability in their ankle in that you canít hold the ankle from flexing during the pedal stroke? Iím 52 years old and I have had this issue on my left...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-11-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,369
Posted By Nomad2

We've pretty much abandoned the idea of modifying...

We've pretty much abandoned the idea of modifying my wife's bike as it's not worth it. Might look at other frames such as the Curve GXR steel or maybe a Shand Stoater if she wants a particular...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-11-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,369
Posted By Nomad2

From what I can see as the cost of a custom frame...

From what I can see as the cost of a custom frame locally (at the more affordable end) it would be getting toward double the cost to get a custom frame from scratch.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-11-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,369
Posted By Nomad2

The stays on my bike aren't 853. Apart from the...

The stays on my bike aren't 853. Apart from the colour, the thing that worries me about the Norco is the press-fit bottom bracket.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-04-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,369
Posted By Nomad2

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll look into that.

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll look into that.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-04-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,369
Posted By Nomad2

I'm not sure it's worth it either and no, the...

I'm not sure it's worth it either and no, the framebuilder doesn't work for free!. My wife and I want Ultegra/GRX800 level components. The only cheaper (than the frame mods) but reasonable option...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-03-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,369
Posted By Nomad2

OK. Thanks. This would explain why the...

OK. Thanks. This would explain why the framebuilder didn't seem too fussed about that.

Has anyone got any further comment on the suitability of a 1" steerer for a fork with disc brake mounts?...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-01-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,369
Posted By Nomad2

Thanks. Yes I was expecting that. New wheels,...

Thanks. Yes I was expecting that. New wheels, new groupset (full hydraulic). Realistically all I'd be doing on each is keeping the main frame and the stem/handlebars. That's about it. Thanks for...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-01-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,369
Posted By Nomad2

Good Point. All I'm missing is the big engine! ...

Good Point. All I'm missing is the big engine! I must admit though, most of my cycling challenges over the years involved going rather than stopping. That said, the canti's are damned annoying.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-30-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,369
Posted By Nomad2

Another thread about mounting disc brakes to a frame...

I apologize for starting another thread on disc brake frame conversions but I was just hoping for some comment on the feasibility of two frames for conversion. My wife and I have steel bikes we used...
02-10-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,057
Posted By Nomad2

My wife and I won't ride tandems together as...

My wife and I won't ride tandems together as neither of us want to be the stoker! We do use them to take our kids on an event called the Great Victorian Bike Ride each year though. This is 500 to...
08-23-17, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,631
Posted By Nomad2

Unfortunately my roof racks, whilst they are...

Unfortunately my roof racks, whilst they are factory fitted, fit to the door frames as my model Mondeo did not have roof rails. Given the effect on the door seals and the fact I use them often, I...
08-23-17, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,631
Posted By Nomad2

From what I can see, whilst the rack might be...

From what I can see, whilst the rack might be essentially the same, Thule does not have an adapter kit for T-slots and says this kind of installation will void warranty, so either they are different...
08-23-17, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,631
Posted By Nomad2

Thanks for the detailed response. I did find a...

Thanks for the detailed response. I did find a local company that imported some RockyMounts products and were willing to import that one for me, but when they enquired with the manufacturer, they...
08-20-17, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,631
Posted By Nomad2

Roof Mouned Tandem Carrier

I am trying to sort out a means of carrying our new tandemon the roof of our car, a Ford Mondeo with factory fitted bars withT-slots. I donít want to replace thesebars as I use them for other things...
07-19-17, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,827
Posted By Nomad2

Further to my original posts, I have found out...

Further to my original posts, I have found out the disc version of the tandem has 160mm rotors. Is that too small for a tandem? Does it diminish the benefits over V-brakes, even if I convert to...
07-12-17, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,827
Posted By Nomad2

Thank you to everyone who has responded so far. ...

Thank you to everyone who has responded so far. The difference in price of the disc (mechanical) and non-disc tandems I'm considering is $200AU and my LBS can modify the mech. disc version for...
07-11-17, 02:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,087
Posted By Nomad2

Footwear/pedals for kid stoker

Hi,
As per my other thread about disc or not discs for a tandem, I'm doing a 7 day event in December with my (by then) 10 year old son. What should I do regarding footwear and pedals for him (I'll...
07-11-17, 01:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,827
Posted By Nomad2

Further to my previous postings on this thread,...

Further to my previous postings on this thread, I'm weighing up my options like this:
I don't want to go with mechanical discs as it introduces yet another type of braking system we don't have on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-17, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,301
Posted By Nomad2

Well OK, so i wasn't so accurate after all....

Well OK, so i wasn't so accurate after all. Taking the bottom bracket and head tube measurements from a wall, the difference was 405mm.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-17, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,301
Posted By Nomad2

No, the saddle was in no way involved

No, the saddle was in no way involved
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-17, 07:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,301
Posted By Nomad2

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll try that tomorrow...

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll try that tomorrow as a check of what I've done.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-17, 07:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,301
Posted By Nomad2

I actually measured it by using a long spirit...

I actually measured it by using a long spirit level lined up on one edge to the centre of the bottom bracket and ran a tape across to the head tube at the location where the steerer emerges (well,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-17, 10:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,301
Posted By Nomad2

Confused by Geometry

Hi all,
Have been considering a new endurance or light gravel bike for a while. I took my old Fuji World 2004 bike to my physio who did a bike fit for me so I could use his info to inform my future...
05-29-17, 04:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,827
Posted By Nomad2

Well, actually our team weight would be just over...

Well, actually our team weight would be just over 250 pounds. The event we are aiming to do involves 7 days riding each of which can be up to 60 miles in whatever weather happens (it will be summer...
05-28-17, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,827
Posted By Nomad2

Tandem for Kid stoker - discs or no discs?

Hi,
I am looking at purchasing a tandem to take part in cycling events with my soon to be 10 year old. I previously towed him in a WeeHoo iGo tag-along. Not looking at spending too much as we do...
05-28-17, 04:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,616
Posted By Nomad2

We have used a WeeHoo iGo for the last 3 and a...

We have used a WeeHoo iGo for the last 3 and a bit years from when my first son had just turned 6. We took part in the last 4 Great Victorian Bike Rides which are around 500km in 7 riding days. Our...
05-18-17, 02:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,878
Posted By Nomad2

Hi I know this is an old thread, but just...

Hi
I know this is an old thread, but just wondering if anyone has worked out if the stack measurement includes or excludes the future shock? In some ways it doesn't make sense to include it as the...
04-26-17, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,208
Posted By Nomad2

That's correct, well, Basal. Apparently the X-ray...

That's correct, well, Basal. Apparently the X-ray confirmed it but my GP said he had seen many worse examples in X-rays of people with no symptoms of it....It has been apparent to some extent in both...
04-26-17, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,208
Posted By Nomad2

Interesting perspective. I must say the action of...

Interesting perspective. I must say the action of my XT levers is not noticeably easier than the old 1998 Acera ones I had on my old bike. Mainly for the front. That one is tougher to move and longer...
04-26-17, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,208
Posted By Nomad2

Thanks for the info. Will try making some...

Thanks for the info. Will try making some adjustments. The TOGS look interesting.
04-25-17, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,208
Posted By Nomad2

Grips for Thumb Arthritis

Hi,
I have an emerging issue with arthritis in my thumbs which is affecting me (on the left hand particularly) with holding the grip and gear changes. Had only been a niggle until I went for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-17, 12:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,112
Posted By Nomad2

Or maybe things will go like in Australia where...

Or maybe things will go like in Australia where the Diverge is no longer imported except the cheapest aluminium model...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-17, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,823
Posted By Nomad2

Thanks for the reply. There was plenty of room at...

Thanks for the reply. There was plenty of room at the forks. I thought there would be no issue but what the guy in the shop said surprised me so I thought I'd question it on the forum.
As for my...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-17, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,823
Posted By Nomad2

Carbon wheels on Giant Defy Advanced Pro 1

I was in a bike shop looking at this bike when I casually asked if I could put larger tyres than the 25s on these wheels. Despite there being plenty of room around the fork, the salesman said he...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-16, 03:47 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,728
Posted By Nomad2

My wife has decided to stick with her current...

My wife has decided to stick with her current steel bike for now. For me, I passed on both the Colnago and the Norco as I couldn't test ride them. So now I'll take a look at what's offered in 2017. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-16, 07:10 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,728
Posted By Nomad2

The paralane looks good but I read somewhere the...

The paralane looks good but I read somewhere the European pricing which had it 1000 euro more expensive than the Cayo disc. This translated into Australian prices will make it too expensive.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-16, 03:57 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,728
Posted By Nomad2

I considered the Domane but it's a bit heavy. The...

I considered the Domane but it's a bit heavy. The guy at the lbs is so intensely anti disc I can't get past the rim braked versions in his shop and it put me off a bit. I don't want to open the whole...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-16, 05:47 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,728
Posted By Nomad2

Price for one of those here is $6,000AUD. Even...

Price for one of those here is $6,000AUD. Even with a discount its out of the question.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-16, 12:32 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,728
Posted By Nomad2

The wife is still considering the Cayo. When she...

The wife is still considering the Cayo. When she took it for a test ride I rode a Izalco Ergoride just to keep her company. Not a realistic prospect for me as it was only Tiagra level but gee it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-16, 07:15 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,728
Posted By Nomad2

Hi all. Still mulling over choices. My wife has...

Hi all. Still mulling over choices. My wife has test ridden a Focus Cayo 105. We were thinking about the Cayo Donna Ultegra Disc for her but the shop didn't have that model to try. She preferred...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-16, 05:42 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,728
Posted By Nomad2

Well, we did a test ride of the Giant Defy...

Well, we did a test ride of the Giant Defy Advanced Pro 2 which seemed OK from my perspective at our LBS. Didn't go so well for my wife. The only bike they had for her was a Sora equipped version...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-16, 02:44 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,728
Posted By Nomad2

Actually just noticed a shop in Melbourne...

Actually just noticed a shop in Melbourne advertising the 2017 (seems early!)Fuji Gran Fondo 2.1 with Ultegra so looks like there might be more of a range this time. The Quoted weight is about 500g...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-16, 12:16 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,728
Posted By Nomad2

Similar to GT, Fuji only import a few models into...

Similar to GT, Fuji only import a few models into Australia, only one Gran Fondo at 105 level and no discs so can't consider them.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-16, 04:11 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,728
Posted By Nomad2

Thanks a lot for the feedback. I was just...

Thanks a lot for the feedback. I was just wondering also if your gear ranges were any different between your new and old bikes?
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