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Forum: Commuting
04-24-17, 06:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,763
Posted By damnable

Towel recommendations

Hi folks,
I'm looking for recommendations on a good towel choice to get dry from a quick shower before work when riding in. I'm finding a proper bath towel, even a small one is a bit too bulky to...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-17, 10:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,980
Posted By damnable

Yeah they both have triple cranksets, although...

Yeah they both have triple cranksets, although the flat bar has overall lower gearing. The roadie will only take clip on fenders, but I'm not sure I'd use them anyway.

I was actually more leaning...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-17, 08:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,980
Posted By damnable

Roadie to commuter

Hi folks,
I've been thinking about this for a while and can't seem to make a decision.

I have two bikes and need to sell one of them as I am moving and just don't have room. Realistically they...
Forum: Commuting
12-14-16, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 126,895
Posted By damnable

It's only about 6 Km each way, but I'm proud of...

It's only about 6 Km each way, but I'm proud of myself all the same after a long hiatus.

Also, it's Summer and bloody hot.
Forum: Commuting
12-14-16, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 126,895
Posted By damnable

I've been at my job for a bit over a year. Today...

I've been at my job for a bit over a year. Today was the first day I rode to work.

I actually chose this day because I thought it was going to be a quiet one, including with my boss away.

But...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-16, 05:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,770
Posted By damnable

No, but thank you for asking. Plot twist - I'm...

No, but thank you for asking. Plot twist - I'm female.

I'm trying to quickly look up the yearly weather for where I am, but no luck with such a quick search. It's winter here at the moment...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-16, 07:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,770
Posted By damnable

How far until you need a shower?

Hi folks,
After moving house I am again considering cycling to and from work. The trip is now only ~5Km each way, which is a bonus.

I'm sure I can figure out a way to do bring in work clothes...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-12, 06:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 14,190
Posted By damnable

How to wash yourself in a sink

So I find myself in the situation where after a ride I will have to clean myself up without a proper shower and just a sink.

Can anyone tell me the best way to do this and what I might need. I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-12, 02:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By damnable

Trainer Butt

So the weather hasn't been great over here forcing me onto the trainer. However, while I can ride hours without issues on the open road, when on the trainer my butt starts to feel it at about 30...
05-13-12, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 14,496
Posted By damnable

Bonk recovery, how long does it take?

I know it's difficult to recovery fully from bonk. But if was to bonk and then ate enough sugar (a few gels, perhaps a mars bar) how long would it generally take for me to being able to ride in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-12, 07:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,704
Posted By damnable

I don't understand why people don't tell (or...

I don't understand why people don't tell (or yell) at other riders who do this sort of thing. If they are riding too close for comfort for a significant distance, tell them where to go. No point in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-12, 03:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By damnable

When it rains

What do you do?

I was planning a big ride tomorrow. But it's been pissing down all day today yesterday and is forecasted to continue tomorrow.

Now I've got all my pent up energy and nothing to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-12, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By damnable

Handlebar width

Hi,
I have a hunch that my handelbars may be a bit narrow for me. Basically it feels like my arms are angled in a little bit from shoulders to grips. But it's hard for me to tell objectively as I...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-12, 04:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,138
Posted By damnable

Never mind. I figured out how to move the grips,...

Never mind. I figured out how to move the grips, gear and brake gear towards the middle of the bars to make some room at the ends. I'm trying to figure out whether I should think myself smart of...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-12, 02:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,138
Posted By damnable

Bar ends for flat bar with comfort grips?

Hi there,
I'm looking at getting some bar ends for my commuter bike which is a flat bar roadbike. The trouble is I have no idea how I attach the bar ends as they all seem to be designed to clamp...
04-18-12, 02:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By damnable

Which brake pads?

Hi,

I'm looking to replace some brake pads on a new basic commuter bike I bought myself recently. I don't really trust stock pads.

However I can't find any markings on the brakes themselves to...
Forum: Foo
04-15-12, 03:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 121
Posted By damnable

Have you got an iPhone?

Hi everyone,

I'm hoping that you may be able to help me out by filling out this survery for a uni course I am doing. It wll only take a couple of minutes and is completely anonymous. I am not...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-12, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,696
Posted By damnable

Shoe commuting dilemma - help me decide

So I'm in a bit of a strange circumstance at the moment.

I have a road bike that I've ridden for a while and a newer commuter bike (flat bar road bike). I run SPD-SL on the roadie with a set of...
03-25-12, 01:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By damnable

A good and a bad thing

So I'm back on the bike after general hiatus - my excuse is knee surgery but it's really more than that. I'm in the process of joining a great cycling club I found that actually has recreational...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-12, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,089
Posted By damnable

Fixed, I meant cage instead of frame. You...

Fixed, I meant cage instead of frame.

You can say 'bottles' without fear - I'm not fussed as I know some snobs are.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-12, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,089
Posted By damnable

Help me choose a bottle cage for small frame

Hi everyone,
I've recently got me a shiny new bike. It's a size small and a compact geometry with quite a sloping top tube. It's a cheapy brand I took a risk on so I can't bring up an image.
...
02-03-12, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By damnable

Checking the model number with Shimano it looks...

Checking the model number with Shimano it looks to be the newer 9 speed Sora with 130 mm BCD. *shrug*
02-03-12, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By damnable

Crankset brand is Truvativ. Will go with a 9...

Crankset brand is Truvativ. Will go with a 9 speed setup.
BCD would be 130.

CRC seem to have a much better range of triple chainrings available than other places.
I'm trying to work out why...
02-02-12, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By damnable

Is there anyway to check if a chainring is...

Is there anyway to check if a chainring is intended for a triple or double? I've had a quick look for what's available and I haven't seen any mention of it. I'll probably be buying from somewhere...
02-02-12, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By damnable

Triple chainring replacement question

Hi,

I'm considering swapping out the middle chainring from my triple - from a 42 to a 39.

Because it's the middle chainring will I need to adjust the derailler at all?

Thanks in advance.
Forum: Commuting
01-24-12, 06:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,311
Posted By damnable

I think this is what I'll end up doing. At...

I think this is what I'll end up doing.

At this stage I am leaning towards a 25 mm. Because it is a tad wider than the 23 but also I will be able to use the same inner tubes for roadie and...
Forum: Commuting
01-24-12, 04:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,311
Posted By damnable

Commute is actually 30Km each way but with the...

Commute is actually 30Km each way but with the option of a partial ride or only going one way a day (good bike facilities at work). I want to regularly ride at least one way rather than do the...
Forum: Commuting
01-24-12, 04:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,311
Posted By damnable

How wide a tyre?

So I should soon be taking delivery of my new commuter!! Wheee.

It's pretty much a flat bar roadie that comes with 700x28 tyres. One of the first things I'll be doing is swapping out the tyres to...
01-11-12, 12:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,870
Posted By damnable

Sugar - How long does it take to work?

I'm curious about this for two reasons.

Firstly, when riding I'm never quite sure when to start to refuel. I try to eat something every 30 mins or so, but then I think I tend to overload a bit...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-11, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By damnable

Mesh shirt thingies

Hello everyone,

The weather is heating up over here and I've heard about these mesh shirts that are supposedly meant to be worn under the jersey to help cool you down.

Like this thing...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-11, 03:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,784
Posted By damnable

Conti Gatorskin or 4000S

To start out, I don't race, I just like riding around on hard surfaces. I also got my first flat on the road yesterday as a result of a rather large thorn going through my stock tire (Ultra Sport). ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-11, 04:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 929
Posted By damnable

Generally speaking you want a wider saddle for...

Generally speaking you want a wider saddle for MTB and narrower for the road.

It's to do with the positioning and how much you lean over and how that changes how your sit bone connect.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-11, 04:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By damnable

Would you ride on this frame?

Would you?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VINTAGE-RETRO-RARE-BSA-MALVERN-STAR-2-STAR-FRAME-FORK-FIXIE-BIKE-PROJECT-BARGIN-/320761229953?pt=AU_Sport_Cycling_Bikes&hash=item4aaedbf281
08-31-11, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By damnable

Derailler hanger - can you take a look at this?

So I saw this bike on ebay and I'm considering it as a second bike to get around on. However I'm looking at the rear derailler hanger and it looks a bit weird to me.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-11, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By damnable

Horizontal dropout good/bad?

Hi,

I've been offered a pretty good deal on an older steel framed bike. The trouble is it has horizontal dropouts which I'm not a huge fan of. The reason I am not a fan is my old (and first)...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-11, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By damnable

Plugging the route in manually gives a value much...

Plugging the route in manually gives a value much close to the bike computer.

And no, neither are measured in miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-11, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By damnable

What's more accurate

So I've started trying to map my rides using some of those GPS tracking software on my Android phone. They don't seem to match up with the distance recoded by my bike computer.

My ride on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-11, 11:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,910
Posted By damnable

The adidas range has a bunch of sunnies with a...

The adidas range has a bunch of sunnies with a foam strip near the brow that is meant to stop sweat dripping into the eyes. It should also stop the wind as it forms a seal against your face.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-11, 11:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 548
Posted By damnable

Help me ride my bike more

So I have a lot on in my life, or so it seems to me. And unfortunately at the moment riding my bike has been pushed to the back. The trouble is I enjoy riding and I spent far too much on my bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-11, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By damnable

So I should just ignore the seat tube length? ...

So I should just ignore the seat tube length?

I'm looking at bikes around with a 53cm horizontal top tube. For frames with this length top tube I've found a range from 46cm to 52cm for the seat...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-11, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By damnable

Measuring a seat tube

Hi everyone,

Another sizing question here. When measuring a seat tube, what is the accepted measurement?

a) Center of BB to center of join with top tube
b) Center of BB to top of seattube...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-11, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By damnable

These bikes about the same size?

So I've found another promising +1 but before I travel all that way to take it for a test ride I'd like your opinions on how close the size is to my current bike which I am comfortable in. Both are...
06-05-11, 10:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By damnable

The higher quality derailluers are more efficient...

The higher quality derailluers are more efficient mostly because they tend to shift better by being quicker (crisper) to shift and to a certain extent staying tuned for a longer time.

But a well...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-11, 12:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By damnable

Because the bike in question comes with a...

Because the bike in question comes with a standard crank. To switch to a triple I would have to change the shifter and front derailluer in addition to the crankset itself.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-11, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By damnable

The used bike money pit

So I'm looking around for a cheapish second hand bike. I'm not desparate by any means, but of course unlike buying new, you can't just expect something to be available with everything you want.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-11, 06:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 994
Posted By damnable

To confirm, did those occur on a MUP or similar...

To confirm, did those occur on a MUP or similar dedicated bike path? e.g. not on the side of a road for motorised vehicles.

Were the two fast bike riders riding abreast (as it appears the two new...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-11, 01:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By damnable

Budget is $400 absolute tops. So I'm looking at...

Budget is $400 absolute tops. So I'm looking at something second hand. It will be my second bike so I'm not that desparate to find something right now.

Just to note that the bike I linked to has...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-11, 11:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By damnable

Would you buy or avoid this bike

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260783213789&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Looking at the bike above. Current price seems OK although being an auction it of course is likely to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-11, 04:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By damnable

Bike size for friend

Hi there,
I've got a friend - well he's actually kind of my boss so I'm kissing a bit of arse here.

But anyway he asked me to keep an eye out for a second hand road bike for sale that might be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-11, 04:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By damnable

For comfort - what Machka said. Good fit +...

For comfort - what Machka said. Good fit + shorts.

For safety
- Know the laws as they relate to you and other road users. Follow them.
- Head over to advocacy and safety forum to read about...
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