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Forum: Commuting
04-09-12, 02:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,901
Posted By FastRod

That's a cool story haha =D, I commute to tafe (...

That's a cool story haha =D, I commute to tafe ( polytechnic ) pre-uni sorta area. I find it easy for me but when u get there all sweaty people always are like "ehhh..." I could take my mum's car of...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-12, 05:51 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 10,399
Posted By FastRod

I got a Scott sub 50, sadly they stopped...

I got a Scott sub 50, sadly they stopped production but it's a cheap bike and lasts well. I leave it out in the rain when I'm at school because the bike racks don't have shelter =(. It's a single...
01-11-12, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By FastRod

I find no wrong with ebay stands, i got it for a...

I find no wrong with ebay stands, i got it for a good price and it has got the job done every time.
01-09-12, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 819
Posted By FastRod

To be honest i'm just glad the cyclist are still...

To be honest i'm just glad the cyclist are still living, I wouldn't really call him a b@stard because he didn't do it on purpose. Although he ran away which just makes it worse... he did deserve that...
01-08-12, 01:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 589
Posted By FastRod

Nice bike, hope it rides great after you get that...

Nice bike, hope it rides great after you get that chain problem fixed up =D.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-12, 05:33 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,726
Posted By FastRod

Few years ago it was in my bedroom but that was...

Few years ago it was in my bedroom but that was when I was living in an apartment but now I live in a house so it stays in the garage. I don't think my bike is that weak to stand the cold, it doesn't...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-12, 04:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,892
Posted By FastRod

I don't think I'll convert to pannier any time...

I don't think I'll convert to pannier any time soon, You got to carry your backpack here and there for school.
Forum: Commuting
01-04-12, 03:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By FastRod

Haha at least he ain't one of those kids who...

Haha at least he ain't one of those kids who tries to ram you down, no harm playing I guess lol...
01-03-12, 09:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,287
Posted By FastRod

Geodistance, useful if you don't have a cycle...

Geodistance, useful if you don't have a cycle computer or gps, really good for marking out from A to B and precalculating distances before you actually ride them. Another one is just use google maps...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-12, 10:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,717
Posted By FastRod

Summary Flat Pedals: Good for short...

Summary

Flat Pedals: Good for short distance, energy transfer isn't really a need, commuting, getting off the bike often.

Clipless: Long distance, rarely get off the bike, long stretches of...
12-31-11, 02:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,836
Posted By FastRod

O I've bought the bikestand already and i've been...

O I've bought the bikestand already and i've been using it a lot. I got it off ebay cheap around 99 dollars including free shipping. I've done basic wheel truing and maintence on the bike. I...
Replies: 20
Views: 3,459
Posted By FastRod

Anyway good luck to whatever bike your getting,...

Anyway good luck to whatever bike your getting, always test it out before buying. I'm looking for an old bike myself around your range, but with gears.
Replies: 20
Views: 3,459
Posted By FastRod

The bars are called bullhorns and their meant to...

The bars are called bullhorns and their meant to make you feel like your riding on the hoods just a piece of info. So if you like riding in the hoods ( brake lever part ) u might like it. It's been...
Forum: Commuting
12-28-11, 08:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,542
Posted By FastRod

Best to get 8hrs of sleep and a bit more. Your...

Best to get 8hrs of sleep and a bit more. Your sleep patterns should be regular. I don't follow this though so.... =P. Try to condition your legs so that 7km seems little. Like do 30km weekend rides...
12-28-11, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By FastRod

That's pretty smart. CAUTION: ONLY ADISABLE ON...

That's pretty smart. CAUTION: ONLY ADISABLE ON WALLMART BIKES AND CHEAP DRIVE TRAIN SYSTEMS
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-11, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,061
Posted By FastRod

I agree with going for 32 spoke. It's heavy but...

I agree with going for 32 spoke. It's heavy but makes your wheels durable.
Replies: 20
Views: 3,459
Posted By FastRod

Here's some of the history of the bike...

Here's some of the history of the bike http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Univega. Honestly, I think 200 bucks is a grab. You could always look into upgrades in the future for this kind of bike like gears...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-11, 10:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,681
Posted By FastRod

AEO and rebel1916: Thank you for correcting me, I...

AEO and rebel1916: Thank you for correcting me, I just assummed so. Pardon my ignorance on the topic.
12-28-11, 12:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,238
Posted By FastRod

I've got a cheap 10 dollar one at my lbs. It's...

I've got a cheap 10 dollar one at my lbs. It's circular and fits all kinds of spoke sizes. Really useful, not a professional alternative though.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-11, 11:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,681
Posted By FastRod

I'm sorry but I totally believe that decending on...

I'm sorry but I totally believe that decending on drops "feel" a lot safer for me. I've hit 60km/h no probs downhills on my CX mountain bike and hit a speed bump to get some air just for the fun of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-11, 10:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,726
Posted By FastRod

Get a frame upgrade and keep the bike forever,...

Get a frame upgrade and keep the bike forever, then it wouldn't be considered overboard. Most people would say the frame is most important than the part. For my maximum I'd spend in cycling is 3k. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-11, 10:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,681
Posted By FastRod

First part was true, Your legs condition to the...

First part was true, Your legs condition to the type of riding position you usually ride in. Which means your able to pump more power in your most "comfortable" position.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-11, 10:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,681
Posted By FastRod

Interesting facts, seems that there is a real...

Interesting facts, seems that there is a real significant difference. How much would 45watts roughly = in more speed cause I don't do training with those computers?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-11, 10:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,681
Posted By FastRod

RollCNY: I think I might know the answer to your...

RollCNY: I think I might know the answer to your question, I was reading a training guide and apparently ( in theory ) not sure it has been tested, Your legs are conditioned to the kind of position...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-11, 08:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,297
Posted By FastRod

I use to use a cat-eye on my old bike, here's the...

I use to use a cat-eye on my old bike, here's the link of it BM-500 (http://www.cateye.com/en/products/detail/BM-500G/.) .That's for flat bars, I didn't have a problem using it too. If you have drop...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-11, 08:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,681
Posted By FastRod

True, so if you can deal with the discomfort...

True, so if you can deal with the discomfort there isn't much of a significent difference?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-11, 08:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,681
Posted By FastRod

Want to find out more about drop bars vs flat bars.

I know that dropbars give you a more aerodynamic position which means a lot faster, but compared to flatbars is there really a difference? I think the difference is really insignificent for some...
Forum: Commuting
12-25-11, 09:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,770
Posted By FastRod

For commuting I don't think aero bars are...

For commuting I don't think aero bars are necessary. I think your better off with small bar ends on the side so you can get into a more lower position. I run pure flat bars and I flipped the stem...
12-25-11, 06:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By FastRod

Look like a good bike, enjoy riding =D. Trust me...

Look like a good bike, enjoy riding =D. Trust me you will do more than just ride to the gym rides later on...
12-25-11, 04:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,261
Posted By FastRod

O ok then, I assumed u were leaving around the...

O ok then, I assumed u were leaving around the afternoon and not when it was dark. I guess it's understandable. I just prefer the afternoon cause it's hotter which means your sweat more =]. Hope you...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-11, 08:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,663
Posted By FastRod

Sorry I didn't read your other message on group...

Sorry I didn't read your other message on group rides. I guess that's ok.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-11, 08:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,663
Posted By FastRod

At least a small 4 digit coded cable lock. Locks...

At least a small 4 digit coded cable lock. Locks keep and honest man honest. You have no idea how fast a person can just snatch your bike and run.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-11, 07:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,663
Posted By FastRod

D-lock when I'm commuting and water,phone, a bit...

D-lock when I'm commuting and water,phone, a bit of cash and I'm good to go. I really can't be bothered worrying about a flat, I run puncture resistant tyres that literally I've tested to smash...
12-24-11, 07:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,261
Posted By FastRod

Shouldn't it be the other way around? slower to...

Shouldn't it be the other way around? slower to work, faster coming home? That way your able to get to your nice home and have a good shower =D.
12-23-11, 12:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,672
Posted By FastRod

Ok thanks for the reply, I didn't go really tigh...

Ok thanks for the reply, I didn't go really tigh t plus if I did turn half spokes one side would be pretty much impossible to turn but the other would still be able to. It's the welding point of the...
12-23-11, 12:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By FastRod

Cool bike =], upload a pic when it's done. I'm...

Cool bike =], upload a pic when it's done. I'm looking at a bike about 179 bucks, it's road bike, probably going to see it this week and if it's good. Grab it. I'm considering leaving the gears on or...
12-23-11, 12:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,672
Posted By FastRod

Didn't need too, it's a single geared bike so it...

Didn't need too, it's a single geared bike so it isn't that much of a problem unless don't tell me I forgot a step 0.0. Please don't scare me...
12-22-11, 11:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,672
Posted By FastRod

Hi guys, I retrued both wheels. I got the wheels...

Hi guys, I retrued both wheels. I got the wheels round and the side to side is acceptable. It ride like new =D. I found out that at the point where the rim is welded together is uneven compared to...
12-22-11, 08:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,672
Posted By FastRod

O just to let you guys know it's actually a...

O just to let you guys know it's actually a single speed so I don't think there is a problem with dishing it. I know for geared bikes for the rear, one side of the spokes have to have more tention...
12-22-11, 03:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,672
Posted By FastRod

Alright thanks guys, I'm not looking forward into...

Alright thanks guys, I'm not looking forward into looking at a new wheel. It looks like the wheel is in bad condition but I'll try to have it and get as much use of it as possible before I look into...
12-21-11, 11:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,672
Posted By FastRod

No wheel truing experience, need help.

Hi guys, I've recently made a terrible mistake to tighten my spokes as I found one which was extremely loose.

I've tighten all the spokes with out knowing and I got some of them round. I've been...
12-21-11, 09:06 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 12,981
Posted By FastRod

(+1 Lol) 2 days ago I tried to tighten my...

(+1 Lol)

2 days ago I tried to tighten my spokes. I ended rounding 3 nipples and my wheel went badly out of true... Since then I can't ride and I'm still trying to true the wheel. My first time...
12-18-11, 11:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,822
Posted By FastRod

I bought this a week ago and received it...

I bought this a week ago and received it yesterday, now I'm cranking like a pro... =P. It's not super high stuff either and is honestly quite affordable.

...
Forum: Commuting
12-18-11, 11:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By FastRod

Hi, welcome to the bike forums. Well it really...

Hi, welcome to the bike forums. Well it really depends what's your theft rate over there for bikes. For me over here I don't even need a U-Lock but I bought one anyway because I feel really insecure...
12-18-11, 11:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,804
Posted By FastRod

I want this frame in the future, thought of...

I want this frame in the future, thought of getting gears for it though but currently I'm running a single speed set up on a hybrid bike.

Soma Soothie:...
12-16-11, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By FastRod

I'm definately going to have a read, I pretty...

I'm definately going to have a read, I pretty much only read bicycle books and biographies as it's the only thing that interests me. I live in a world of my own =D.
12-16-11, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By FastRod

Woah, those dropout are weird...

Woah, those dropout are weird...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-11, 09:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 901
Posted By FastRod

O, I forgot about the shoes. They usually pretty...

O, I forgot about the shoes. They usually pretty expensive usually 100+ up but it depends what your looking for. A few selections would be road, mountain or those casual looking/multi purpose shoe...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-11, 09:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 901
Posted By FastRod

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/pedals.html...

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/pedals.html click clipless pedals. Check out chain reaction cycles too for offers or your local ebay-ish 2nd hand website.

I just stick with flat pedals but I'll...
12-16-11, 08:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,126
Posted By FastRod

lucky bastard, I'm jealous... That bike looks...

lucky bastard, I'm jealous... That bike looks sweeeeeet!
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