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Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-19, 03:37 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,207
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: 5,976
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: 8,628
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: 8,628
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: 2,809
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: 11,809
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: 379
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: 10,598
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: 6,084
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: 29
Views: 2,621
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: 597
Posted By 531Aussie

What are the exercises?

What are the exercises?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-18, 03:12 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,762
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: 1,762
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: 1,762
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: 1,762
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: 1,762
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: 1,161
Views: 180,887
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: 1,762
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: 4,284
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: 4,284
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: 2,179
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: 2,179
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: 2,558
Views: 122,013
Posted By 531Aussie

^ Looks awesome

^ Looks awesome
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-18, 09:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,423
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: 446
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: 5,548
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: 8,244
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: 5,548
Posted By 531Aussie

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8qgjyqibwY
01-12-18, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2,558
Views: 122,013
Posted By 531Aussie

Crikey! 5 years ^

Crikey! 5 years ^
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-17, 10:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,244
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: 67
Views: 6,604
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: 816
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: 2,249
Views: 656,893
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: 4,001
Posted By 531Aussie

prostatitis?

prostatitis?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-17, 12:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
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: 23,613
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: 561
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: 3,949
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: 3,949
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: 3,949
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: 1,161
Views: 180,887
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-17, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 703
Posted By 531Aussie

occasionally, tyres that don't seat properly can...

occasionally, tyres that don't seat properly can be 'set' by pumping them up much harder than normal for a few seconds (several) until you hear them snap into place, then let them down a bit. I had...
05-18-17, 03:16 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 75,014
Posted By 531Aussie

Here's something I've observed over the years:...

Here's something I've observed over the years: we've all heard that endurance activity can strip muscle. However, the pros, who do billions of miles a season, seem to maintain the same sized legs...
05-17-17, 02:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,582
Posted By 531Aussie

I read something yesterday that I found...

I read something yesterday that I found relatively mind-blowing, which said that a tight/dysfunctional diaphragm can be the root cause of just about anything, including back pain. Ya know, ya read...
04-21-17, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,003
Posted By 531Aussie

In my opinion it's important to stretch (and...

In my opinion it's important to stretch (and roll) the outer and inner hammies, along with the middle ones.
A standard hammy stretch tends to hit the middle or inner-middle, so the outer gets...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-17, 12:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,303
Posted By 531Aussie

Yes, I suppose it's not too bad. It's only about...

Yes, I suppose it's not too bad. It's only about 150g heavier than my Ultrafoco Cervelo, but the Holdsworth has noticeably larger tubes
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-17, 07:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,303
Posted By 531Aussie

The frame turned up today. Size large is 1843g,...

The frame turned up today. Size large is 1843g, which ain't exactly feathery. Ah well, I didn't buy it to race on.:D
No headset, which is a minor disappointment.
The full-carbon fork is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-17, 08:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,303
Posted By 531Aussie

Ah sh1t, sorry, I've already repacked it,...

Ah sh1t, sorry, I've already repacked it, including 2 tons of bubble wrap.

Someone in Germany was selling one a few months ago, and put a few pics on

Holdsworth Competition Columbus Spirit...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-17, 07:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,303
Posted By 531Aussie

Nup, without the fork. My 1988 Raleigh 531c is...

Nup, without the fork. My 1988 Raleigh 531c is 1865g without the fork. 58cm
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-17, 04:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,303
Posted By 531Aussie

Yep, the paint looks fantastic, and the welds...

Yep, the paint looks fantastic, and the welds look good to me, but I'm no expert. The bb threads also look pretty good

No headset or seat collar, which is a minor disappointment.
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