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04-06-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 18,911
Posted By sumgy

Better to keep off the shared paths during COVID....

Better to keep off the shared paths during COVID. Too many walkers, runners, dogs and families.
Roads are quieter and safer.
10-15-19, 12:45 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 2,271,583
Posted By sumgy

My understanding was that Hoffy, Van Werkhoven...

My understanding was that Hoffy, Van Werkhoven and Tom Wallace used to all work together in some ways.
I had a Van Werkhoven track frame and it had Hoffy stamped into the BB shell.

I had an...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,199
Posted By sumgy

https://branfordbike.com/ergo-shifter-parts

https://branfordbike.com/ergo-shifter-parts
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,199
Posted By sumgy

That piece is replaceable you know. No need to...

That piece is replaceable you know.
No need to replace the entire shifter.
Get that piece replaced and a decent service and you will fine.
10-13-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,848
Posted By sumgy

Judging by the ongoing whiny stories about MUPs,...

Judging by the ongoing whiny stories about MUPs, it sounds like that is a good thing.
10-10-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,559
Posted By sumgy

Again, not what was said. Seems people want to...

Again, not what was said.
Seems people want to use anything said to justify their own position and to make out that posters are "denigrating" others.
You need to re-read the comment I made and the...
10-09-19, 02:31 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,559
Posted By sumgy

Funny how the haters always like to come and ogle...

Funny how the haters always like to come and ogle the Ti bikes before making ignorant comments. ;)
10-07-19, 12:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By sumgy

Well that was 40 seconds of my life I will never...

Well that was 40 seconds of my life I will never get back.
10-06-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 970
Posted By sumgy

Yesterday ...

Yesterday

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Today
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,011
Posted By sumgy

There is little (no) problem adding modern...

There is little (no) problem adding modern components to an older frame.
At worst you are stretching your rear stays by 2mm each side. So maybe your wheel changes will take a few seconds longer....
10-01-19, 12:03 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,695
Posted By sumgy

The one that doesn't dehumanize anyone.

The one that doesn't dehumanize anyone.
09-30-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,695
Posted By sumgy

Person on bicycle killed by person not in control...

Person on bicycle killed by person not in control of car.
09-30-19, 04:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,716
Posted By sumgy

Whatever the directional arrow on the tyre says.

Whatever the directional arrow on the tyre says.
09-26-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,484
Posted By sumgy

I am a little confused whether we are talking...

I am a little confused whether we are talking about an electric scooter:

http://www.dshop.com.au/assets/full/X5-7-B.jpg?1563873384

or an electric scooter
...
09-26-19, 03:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,484
Posted By sumgy

Don't ever visit Vietnam or Cambodia then.

Don't ever visit Vietnam or Cambodia then.
09-25-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 13,697
Posted By sumgy

I am only using what you said. There are often...

I am only using what you said.
There are often comments from motorists on Facebook about cyclists being a danger.
Based on your comment the best way to solve this issue is to forgo the perceived...
09-25-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 13,697
Posted By sumgy

Well some motorists perceive that the very act of...

Well some motorists perceive that the very act of someone riding a bicycle on the road is dangerous.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,695
Posted By sumgy

Yep, I have them on both of my road bikes. ...

Yep, I have them on both of my road bikes.
Won't ride anything else.
09-23-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 13,697
Posted By sumgy

Yep, I can ride around corners no-handed just by...

Yep, I can ride around corners no-handed just by leaning.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 29,891
Posted By sumgy

When did this become the "what is the ugliest...

When did this become the "what is the ugliest titanium bike" thread?
09-23-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 13,697
Posted By sumgy

I must have gotten past it when I turned 51. ...

I must have gotten past it when I turned 51.

:)
09-23-19, 12:44 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,762
Posted By sumgy

Ride no handed on MUP's :D

Ride no handed on MUP's :D
09-21-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,067
Posted By sumgy

'71 Super plus my Concorde Prelude. ...

'71 Super plus my Concorde Prelude.
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09-21-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,417
Posted By sumgy

Boycott whiney posts by people who struggle to...

Boycott whiney posts by people who struggle to fit in with normal society.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 12:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,929
Posted By sumgy

I would not be paying too much attention to...

I would not be paying too much attention to Durianrder.
He is a lunatic and a bit of a laughing stock down here in Australia.
09-20-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 13,697
Posted By sumgy

Was about to go look for this to post it myself.

Was about to go look for this to post it myself.
09-20-19, 12:09 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 13,697
Posted By sumgy

Is there no end to the moaning from cyclists...

Is there no end to the moaning from cyclists about just about everyone and everything?
You sound like motorists, or old people.
09-14-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,554
Posted By sumgy

My main complaint is that their saddle rails are...

My main complaint is that their saddle rails are way to short and as a result do not allow them to be adjusted as well as most.
My favourites are from SMP. Their shape suits me well, and they have...
09-13-19, 01:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,990
Posted By sumgy

Flats with pins if you are keen to see what the...

Flats with pins if you are keen to see what the inside of your shins look like.
09-11-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,248
Posted By sumgy

Same.

Same.
09-10-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,248
Posted By sumgy

Plumb bobs, Specialized..............enough said....

Plumb bobs, Specialized..............enough said.
Sorry, but it is NOT your saddle IMO.
Please re-read my first post and seek out a fitter that understands bio-mechanics and does not just rely on...
09-10-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,248
Posted By sumgy

IMO this is nothing to do with the saddle. It...

IMO this is nothing to do with the saddle.
It is to do with your saddle height and relates to what I posted earlier about functional or actual leg length discrepancy.
09-10-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,803
Posted By sumgy

While I run lights day and night and I wear a...

While I run lights day and night and I wear a bright pink helmet, I think for the most part that it makes no difference at all.
Biggest issue is distraction, and the excuse of "I did not see him"...
09-10-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,248
Posted By sumgy

I always think that for the most part, saddles...

I always think that for the most part, saddles themselves are not generally the problem with saddle pain.
More often than not the pain is related to the overall fit.
A lot of the time saddle pain...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 03:46 AM
Replies: 2,485
Views: 388,184
Posted By sumgy

Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam ...

Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam

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09-10-19, 03:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,294
Posted By sumgy

The heavy arsed steel MTB thread

Who else is riding steel?
My Nordest Bardino (150mm)

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/886x664/20180828_163110_20bdb64a99f1cee5505de45630b4efb213bb0671.jpg

My On-One...
09-09-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,860
Posted By sumgy

Do you reckon you will see any 30 year old CF...

Do you reckon you will see any 30 year old CF bikes in the future?
This is nearly that old.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,334
Posted By sumgy

Yep, but some people cannot get their bars in the...

Yep, but some people cannot get their bars in the position they want with a quill stem I guess?
I definitely prefer the look of quill stem and more period correct parts with my skinny steel tubes,...
09-07-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,860
Posted By sumgy

It will only be obsolete if you believe marketers.

It will only be obsolete if you believe marketers.
09-05-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,843
Posted By sumgy

Well I kind of agree, but I buy bikes to ride,...

Well I kind of agree, but I buy bikes to ride, not to stand over. I see so many comments here where huge amounts of standover seems to be prioritised over fit, leading to people on bikes that are...
09-03-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,889
Posted By sumgy

You and I are in furious agreement.

You and I are in furious agreement.
09-03-19, 03:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 957
Posted By sumgy

Slam your cleats all the way back is my...

Slam your cleats all the way back is my recommendation. Your cleats should be set BEHIND ball of foot.
This may also see you need to lower your saddle slightly as a result.
Ignore leg angle IMO....
09-01-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,555
Posted By sumgy

You should never adjust saddle fore aft to get...

You should never adjust saddle fore aft to get your position right in relation to bars.
Actual reach is a frame measurement from a line up from your BB to your top tube out to your headtube, but I...
08-31-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,947
Posted By sumgy

I planned and selected them when the black ones I...

I planned and selected them when the black ones I had needed replacing.
They are from Hudz.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,774
Posted By sumgy

Yes, it is only a good ballpark starting point. ...

Yes, it is only a good ballpark starting point.
SERIOUS bikefitting gets much more involved than stack and reach.
Then again I have had "serious" bikefitters who ultimately proved to me that they...
08-31-19, 12:07 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 28,577
Posted By sumgy

I sit up, take both hands off the bars and clap...

I sit up, take both hands off the bars and clap slowly and deliberately.
If it is a work vehicle, I will call the business and report a WH&S issue involving one of their field units.
Businesses are...
08-30-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,843
Posted By sumgy

Most overthought bikefitting measurements?

Interested in people's thoughts.

For me it is standover (important if you spend lots of time standing over your top tube, but not for much else) and saddle width (for me saddle comfort is much...
08-30-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,918
Posted By sumgy

I have to admire his unshakable belief that his...

I have to admire his unshakable belief that his fit is "normal", and that everyone else is just "blathering on".
08-29-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,918
Posted By sumgy

I would be truly interested to see you actually...

I would be truly interested to see you actually sitting on that bike.
I cannot understand how you need that small a bike, with the seat so high, and then the bars in that position.
By having the...
08-29-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,874
Posted By sumgy

You have 50 States (sorry, I must have included...

You have 50 States (sorry, I must have included Greenland and whatever other country President Fanta-face thinks he can buy this week), 48 of which are within a land mass the size of Australia where...
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