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Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,809
Posted By macca33

I'd take the carbon frame over the Ultegra...

I'd take the carbon frame over the Ultegra groupset - difference b/w 105 and Ultegra is minimal nowadays.

cheers
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 580
Posted By macca33

Why not email them and ask the question, if you...

Why not email them and ask the question, if you want something specific? I'm sure that the crew there is very helpful and they'd be able to attend to your wishes, in order to sell a bike.

cheers
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,464
Posted By macca33

I'm a fan of Power2Max - have a few Type-S PMs...

I'm a fan of Power2Max - have a few Type-S PMs and they just work - simple, accurate, effective. Also have an SRM and these go as well as it does - with the added advantage, I can change the battery...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-18, 07:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,491
Posted By macca33

The Spidering looks grouse, but it limits power...

The Spidering looks grouse, but it limits power meter choice - hence why the Pro team is using FSA rings on Hollowgram crankarms, so they can use SRM... If that may be an issue with your...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-18, 01:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,087
Posted By macca33

I'm digging 12-25 also, on my race wheels. Can...

I'm digging 12-25 also, on my race wheels. Can do crits and road races no worries - longest climb on the road races I do would be 3km / 5%, so I can manage ..... just! The close ratios are grouse...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-18, 04:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,171
Posted By macca33

Wahoo Tickr is faultless in my 15,000Km+...

Wahoo Tickr is faultless in my 15,000Km+ experience to date.

cheers
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-18, 04:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By macca33

It'll come down to set-up of the FD, I'd reckon. ...

It'll come down to set-up of the FD, I'd reckon. I agree the pins and ramps may not be 'perfect' with that chainring combo, but it'll be the FD allowing the chain to drop - either positioned too...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-18, 04:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,632
Posted By macca33

Wheel-off takes away a significant area for error...

Wheel-off takes away a significant area for error - the tyre. For repeated accuracy, your tyre has to always be same pressure, roller must be locked down the same and tyre may not slip - many...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 869
Posted By macca33

I think you will be surprised at how far frames...

I think you will be surprised at how far frames and components have come in ten years. Go ride a new one, then make a decision. Remember, new components on a 10yo frame = 10yo bike still... Not...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,062
Posted By macca33

I think you've answered your own question mate -...

I think you've answered your own question mate - CAAD12. Yes, the SuperSix is slightly smoother, but it seems the CAAD12 is more of a good fit for you, judging by your comments...

cheers
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-18, 10:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,049
Posted By macca33

Both SRM and Power2Max make Hollowgram compatible...

Both SRM and Power2Max make Hollowgram compatible powermeters and they are good kit. If you're keen on retaining the Spider-ring and want dual power, then pedal-based would be the go

cheers
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-18, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By macca33

Are you able to use Zwift with another device -...

Are you able to use Zwift with another device - even an iPhone, to simply see how that reacts. I'm thinking the issue isn't with your trainer, or Zwift, but with AppleTV. Is the AppleTV on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-18, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By macca33

You will have to pay particular attention to...

You will have to pay particular attention to sweat, as it can quickly cause corrosion across a bike. I give mine a wipe after a session and will take it off the trainer to wash properly once a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-18, 07:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 818
Posted By macca33

You need higher intensity intervals to cope with...

You need higher intensity intervals to cope with the surges and quicker speeds of the quicker bunch.

cheers
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-18, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,054
Posted By macca33

Ultegra8000 for sure - the DA7900 was fairly...

Ultegra8000 for sure - the DA7900 was fairly ordinary overall....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-18, 02:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,334
Posted By macca33

Plenty of talk re accuracy of the DA powermeter. ...

Plenty of talk re accuracy of the DA powermeter.

To the OP, I'd always opt for spider-based over crankarm - Quarq gets my vote...

cheers
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-18, 12:34 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,798
Posted By macca33

Agree wholeheartedly, a quick paceline is a...

Agree wholeheartedly, a quick paceline is a smooth one that maintains its pace - surging and/or slowing due to riders who are inexperienced, or not as fit, causes issues.

One thing I'd add, if...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-18, 08:12 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,798
Posted By macca33

The bunch you ride with can make a big difference...

The bunch you ride with can make a big difference to the enjoyment - or otherwise - of your bunch riding. If you've found a good one, your fitness, skills and experience will improve in no time and...
08-20-18, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 981
Posted By macca33

I cannot understand this 'addition' at all. As...

I cannot understand this 'addition' at all. As mentioned, many who buy these jiggers will already have PMs and having to pay extra to activate is a nonsense.

cheers
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-18, 05:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 884
Posted By macca33

LOVE my Focus Mares - you too will love yours! ...

LOVE my Focus Mares - you too will love yours! The Hunt wheels are solid and good value.

cheers
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-18, 06:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,968
Posted By macca33

I think the OP is probably best served by going...

I think the OP is probably best served by going for discs in his circumstances, as they are a very good thing. One thing to be 100% on, as you've mentioned indoor riding, is to ensure your trainer...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-18, 06:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,033
Posted By macca33

I roll latex in my race wheels and they seem...

I roll latex in my race wheels and they seem smoother, faster, or perhaps that is the wheels.....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-18, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By macca33

Straighten the wheel in the dropouts

Straighten the wheel in the dropouts
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-18, 08:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,091
Posted By macca33

For the cheapest out, try a 30-tooth cassette...

For the cheapest out, try a 30-tooth cassette first - they can be made to work, as long as you don't ride big chainring with the 30-sprocket. No point in taking some of the enjoyment out of your...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-18, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By macca33

If you wanted to stay with Cannondale, their...

If you wanted to stay with Cannondale, their Synapse is a good rig.

cheers
07-30-18, 02:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,748
Posted By macca33

I've had cause to use my Focus Mares in crits and...

I've had cause to use my Focus Mares in crits and road races, it worked well enough and probably never altered my result on any respective occasion.

cheers
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-18, 06:00 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,795
Posted By macca33

That sucks mate - i got hit by a car on the 20th...

That sucks mate - i got hit by a car on the 20th - 9 rib fractures and collapsed lung. I can only imagine the extra issues for you make it even worse. Heal up soon.

To the OP, heal up quickly...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-18, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By macca33

That's disgraceful from Wahoo to be honest. ...

That's disgraceful from Wahoo to be honest. Clearly, they're gambling on not too many using SRMs nowadays.....

Best of luck with finding a solution.

cheers
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-18, 04:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By macca33

There is a difference b/w DS and non-DS on...

There is a difference b/w DS and non-DS on Fulcrum R0. You can usually google a parts list or manual for them, ie Fulcrum Racing Zero 2013 spare parts.

See how you fare.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-18, 07:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,392
Posted By macca33

The ONLY reason I won't be buying one is the...

The ONLY reason I won't be buying one is the disc-only availability. I own a couple other rigs, as well as too many sets of good wheels to sell them for a pittance, in order to head to discs.....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-18, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,009
Posted By macca33

I am eagerly awaiting the release of this...

I am eagerly awaiting the release of this frameset!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-18, 04:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,351
Posted By macca33

As gregf83 said, just ride around with it for a...

As gregf83 said, just ride around with it for a short period to assimilate yourself to power and understanding what it all means.

If you're using Garmin Express, or Strava, after a number of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-18, 04:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,464
Posted By macca33

I had a Shimano 6800 crank fail at the spider -...

I had a Shimano 6800 crank fail at the spider - cracking - and have seen several others. It is either a design flaw, or a manufacturing flaw and they should cover it under warranty.....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,594
Posted By macca33

Well, it could simply be a Magnus/Zwift thing, as...

Well, it could simply be a Magnus/Zwift thing, as that may be what is happening to the OP's mate. Did you ever send them a support ticket? If not it may be worth the effort.

The momentary loss...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-18, 02:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,594
Posted By macca33

The Magnus is a bit of a bugger to get right and...

The Magnus is a bit of a bugger to get right and last time I used one the calibration procedure was a real pain. Get your mate to ensure he has the latest firmware, has the tyre pumped up to around...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-18, 08:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,856
Posted By macca33

Coin-magnet on pedal spindle is always the way to...

Coin-magnet on pedal spindle is always the way to go!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-18, 08:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,669
Posted By macca33

I've done a few bigger rides - 150-180Km days and...

I've done a few bigger rides - 150-180Km days and they are no worries, but, I do around 300Km a week, year-round.

I reckon 160Km in a day would be tough for someone who has never ridden over 100Km...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-18, 06:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 927
Posted By macca33

I'd say use your power data, but listen to your...

I'd say use your power data, but listen to your HR data, ie, if your HR is noticeably higher than 'normal' for any given power level/effort, then adjust your ride accordingly. I generally have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-18, 09:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,040
Posted By macca33

Great wheelset!

Great wheelset!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-18, 04:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By macca33

You do still have a cadence sensor magnet fitted...

You do still have a cadence sensor magnet fitted to your bike don't you??? If there is no magnet or it's not in the correct position, the powermeter will not transmit power/cadence to a headunit.......
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-18, 02:07 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,430
Posted By macca33

I have DA9000 on one rig and Ultegra6800 on two...

I have DA9000 on one rig and Ultegra6800 on two others. The DA is ever so slightly nicer when shifting - ever so slightly...

Is that difference worth a $500 premium - only the purchaser can...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-18, 02:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By macca33

I've got Praxis rings on my P2Max Cannondale PM,...

I've got Praxis rings on my P2Max Cannondale PM, with Hollowgram SiSl crank arms - works very nicely.


PS - the P2Max is a VERY good jigger - I've got a few of them and not one single problem,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-18, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,447
Posted By macca33

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-18, 09:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,110
Posted By macca33

Try Bikebug for a freehub AUD$150 -...

Try Bikebug for a freehub AUD$150 - https://www.bikebug.com/fulcrum-r0-113-freehub-body-hg11-shimanosram-91011-p-36323.html


To all others - in Australia, we pay quite a lot more (blame our...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-18, 12:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 891
Posted By macca33

For mine, if I could afford it, would be Pino F8...

For mine, if I could afford it, would be Pino F8 every day of the week - they are grouse rigs!

Remember, too, factor in the approx $1000 price differential between Dura Ace and Ultegra...

Ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-18, 09:00 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,228
Posted By macca33

I can afford a $10k bike, but am not willing to...

I can afford a $10k bike, but am not willing to pay that amount when a large proportion is profit to manufacturer/distributor. Hence, why I either buy framesets, or secondhand rigs - each to their...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-18, 07:40 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,040
Posted By macca33

A couple of people I know locally, on SRAM eTap,...

A couple of people I know locally, on SRAM eTap, are having FD issues ongoing.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-18, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By macca33

At first, I'd say your zones may be a tad off,...

At first, I'd say your zones may be a tad off, but what temps were you riding in? Anything above 30degC and that will play a part in a longer sustained ride, with dehydration, etc, having an...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-18, 05:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,287
Posted By macca33

The Chop??? It's based on Handicap racing...

The Chop???

It's based on Handicap racing which we do a lot of in Australia & New Zealand - great, fun races IRL that have you on the rivet for the entire race - either trying to catch the bunch...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-17, 03:05 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,649
Posted By macca33

Going from AUD$14 - AUD$20 for us over here and...

Going from AUD$14 - AUD$20 for us over here and still very much worth it during a cold, wet Winter. I've been on since Beta and have the 12-month grace period at the old rate. I haven't yet...
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