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Mudgee Mark Dwyer Hcp - tks

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The Mudgee Mark Dwyer Hcp 90 km was an honest ride ( popped from my group on the second hill at about 20 km & chased thereafter ) with sunny 16 deg weather. Thanks to other NSCC riders who showed the red and black. Richard Spinks led our team across the line and Simon Davies carded the fastest NSCC time. Diarise for next year !

A mountain biker looking for some advice

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Hi there,

I've been a member of nobmob for a while now but recently I've got into road biking, partly to do with the weather but also as I've taken up triathlon's. With the mtn biking I've had a few tumbles, broken parts and recently built my new stead. This has all brought a good level of understanding of all the different parts, size's, components etc.

national cyclocross series launched

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What's that you say? An excuse to buy another bike? HURRAH!

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/australian-natio...

La Beach Tour - Paceline

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Hi All,

Just in case you are not enjoying the cold mornings and would like to aim for something warmer, the November 2012 Paceline Ride to cure Cardiac Arrhythmias is open for registration, www.paceline.com.au. The 1100km 8 day ride this year follows the coast line closely and finishes each day on a different beach. There are also some ferry rides. Three meals a day, accommodation, two sets of kit and a commemorative Apres Velo shirt are all part of the entry fee along with vehicle support.

Colnago C59 - Now with MTB like disc brakes

I am sure someone will tell me these have been around for years but I stumbled across this and it was new to me - A C59 with mtb like Disc brakes.
http://www.colnago.com/c59-disc/

Inner tubes - free to a good home

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All right chaps and chapettes.

So I accidentally bought a ton of 700C inner tubes with 32mm valves. While I can just about get away with them on my wheels, they're a bloody pain.

Rather than just binning them, I thought i'd see if anyone wanted them? Free to a good home...

Indoor Trainers

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Folks

Keen to get people's views on the best type of indoor trainer. I have heard/read wildly different views - don't go for mag trainers, fluid is best etc - but who would know better than the well-informed NSCC velomenati.

Money is kinda not a problem, apart from when my wife checks the visa bill.

Archie

Female specific/cut-out saddles?

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My wife's bike came with a nice standard shape Fizik Aliante saddle but unfortunately it doesn't completely suit her physically.
Kathy at Hornsby Cycles and Christine Matthews have both been extremely kind and lent her some different saddles with the central scallop designed to reduce 'pressure point' and while better, they have not provided a complete solution.

XStrata Hunter Cycling Classic

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Anyone competing in the All Spokes Festival on 19/20 May? If so, want to share car or accom?

Blayney to Bathurst

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Let me know if you are also riding...recce before or after perhaps, ciao. PB

Cootamundra

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Is the main race on the Saturday or the Sunday? The Cycling NSW site says Subday is the recovery race. I plan to enter C grade but not sure which event?
Thanks Archie

'Track' Pump recommendations

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The hose on my trusty but rusty Wrench Force track pump (with gauge) has decided to call it quits after 7 years.
I'm not sure if it is economical or even possible just to replace the hose and head but I'm assuming I will require a complete new pump.

I was thinking Joe Blow but read mixed reviews (especially regarding the dual head)and considered Lezynne but maybe they're overpriced?

That said, what should I buy?

Numbness of the foot when riding

I have just started some road riding due to the bad weather (normally MTB) however after riding for about an hr I start getting pain and numbness of the foot (yes I am using road pedals and clips) and it gradually gets worse until I have to stop. I assume it is my foot position but I have played with the clip location and it has not helped.
Do you have any suggestions?

Crankset change

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I currently have a Shimano 105 compact crankset on my roadie (50/34). I bought new wheels as the cones on the old low-ish end Shimano set were pitted badly so seemed like a good excuse. Bought a new cassette and chain but thought I could get away without replacing the chain-rings but it is slipping badly when I put the power on, especially when standing, so assume that they need to be replaced as well (I probably left the old chain on too long so my fault).

I know it's not MTB..

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but I commute to keep fit for MTB rides, so it's kinda MTB related?

what's up with the new traffic islands on Frenches Forest road? seems that they funnel cars and cyclists together.. this can only end in an injured commuter Sad.

just like the pedestrian islands they put in bike lanes.. I just don't get it?

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D grade Success @ West Head

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Whilst it was only D grade, NSCC well represented on the podium at West Head.

1st Steve Newman
2nd Chris Broad

I prefer the typo in the MWCC race report version, that gave the win to myself...

High end stolen bikes recovered

Noticed a report in yesterday's Manly Daily about a $17,000 bike being stolen from a Darley Road cafe at 6:45am Tuesday morning.

It was recovered later in the afternoon, along with four others suspected of being stolen, total estimated value of the 5 being $30,000.

If you've had a nice bike nicked you might want to get onto Manly Police ASAP so that a) you can get your bike back and b) this scumbag gets what's coming to him by confirming the bike isn't his.

New Record Set on El Presidente?

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On Saturday's ride, six of us headed off to Akuna.

Rick Knowles managed 4 punctures on the way back - is this an El Pres record or can someone better this?

Oh and Dan got a puncture on nasty little hill to round out the slowest ride ever.

Archie

Things Cyclists Say

Grabbed it from the mtb forum for those that haven't seen it, was worth a post on it's own:


http://youtu.be/GMCkuqL9IcM

School Holiday drivers..

Perhaps it’s a run of bad luck, but riding/commuting during the holidays; I have had several brushes with cars on my commute route and a couple on my training rides, where normally I don’t notice any problems. No crashes yet but it’s most certainly got me thinking of upping my insurance cover…

Anyone else notice this or is it just me?

Bike path maps.

Does anyone know of a maps showing bike paths or safe cycling routes in Sydney? There seem to be quite a few councils offering maps of their local areas but nothing that combines this information into one.

My work is relocating from the city out to Rhodes. I was thinking of cycling but unsure of the best/safest route to take. ( I live in Mortdale)

Australian Road Cycling Championships

Don't forget... 2pm Sunday, SBS.

Will be really interesting to see how things go with the GreenEdge guys out in force Smiling

Any alternative to the popular GP4000s?

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I've been using the popular Continental GP4000s for a few years now and have been more than happy with the grip available although they do seem to cut fairly easily and the wear isn't that great (no surprise given the soft compound).
I'll have to replace the current pair very soon for the reasons above and wondered if anyone had any other options for 'fast training' use whether it still be within the Continental brand or from another supplier.
Price wise, the same (~$48 each) or less would be preferable.

Brake and Gear Cables

So what do you use, my BMC came with Jag wires on a 105 groupset and there's so much friction isn't not funny (I also use a set of K-wings which probably doesn't help)

I've seen Gore, Shimano, the dreaded Jag, Yokozuna, Nokon, Powercordz any others?

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