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Road Tubeless - First Impressions

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So I've bitten the bullet and had a crack at it, at 106kg the thought of being able to run less pressure plus more flat protection sounded pretty good. This is the first time I've gone tubeless.

Setup:

HED C2 Rims, Stan's valves, and 2 layers of Stan's yellow tape with Hutchinson Intensives 700x25c (their actually 23c not 25c even though they say that).

Installation:

descent of mccarrs creek road

i am putting the call out there... what is the fastest known/recorded descent time of mccarrs creek road - starting at liberator general san martin drive (top end, not en route to west head) and finishing at mccarrs creek reserve? i'm not enticing suicide runs, just wondering.

the reason i'm posting this is i thought i was macking until i was overtaken!! haha

Road Ride Sunday

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As the trails will be wet, anyone up for a road ride Sunday? I will be doing West Head + Akuna Bay (unless someone can suggest other options) so good to have some company. I did the Gorges last weekend and would be happy to do that again starting at Hornsby. I was thinking 9:30am start.
Cheers
Brian

Man versus machine on Alpe d'Huez

Well, it's not really an 'event' but interesting all the same.

What happens if you pit a superbike against a pushbike down the Tour de France's most famous mountain?

http://smh.drive.com.au/bike-news/man-versus-mac...

3 Peaks 2012

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Has anyone else been crazy enough to sign themselves up for next years edition of the 3 Peaks Challenge?

It would be good to get a group together to train with for the same goal.

For those who have ridden 3 Peaks previously any advice on gearing would be great.
I'm looking at getting a compact and a 27 or 28 on the rear.

Thanks
Chris

Celebrate Lithgow: Charity Road Cycling Challenge

Hey all just trying to plug this charity ride on the 20th Novemeber
It's a 90km out and back (so if you've had enough you just turn around and ride back) ride from Lake Wallace at Wallerawang.

Bunch of other stuff happening on the day too including dragon boat racing to keep the family occupied while you ride

http://ctmbc.net/node/31798

Entry cost $50 for adults if you pre enter and all proceeds go to charity

Sunday Scum?

I'm in need of a gentle spin at West Head this weekend... anyone keep for joining a Sunday scum from Terrey Hills shops? Usual route along West Head, round Akuna Bay and back.

Depending on how things pan out might be able to do this arvo.

Takers?

Spied!!

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Good to see some positive press for cyclists in Sydney, finally. But hang on who is that in the middle of the shot??? Big Phil Ward??
http://www.smh.com.au/executive-style/fitness/fo...

Sydney to Gong bike to borrow

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My wife is signed up for Sydney to the Gong but only owns a mountain bike. As I would like her to actually enjoy the ride we always planned to borrow a roadie but it has fallen through. Are there any generous souls out there who have a functioning roadie in small or extra small who would be willing to loan it out for a day? It's a long shot but I would be extremely grateful and will happily send a case of frothy beverages your way as thanks. I am in Allambie Heights.

Thanks in advance!

Waratah Vets 23rd Oct - Starters

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With the Manly Crit cancelled I will head out to Eastern creek to do Waratah Vets Enduro. New experience for me. Peter 0459355742

Commutin' from Inner West to City via Lane Cove

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Does anyone do this?

Boycot Top Gear Australia

I realize there are some cyclists that don't follow the rules of the road, but between driving and cycling it is uterly apperent that the ratio of incompetent/douche drivers if far higher.

Tonights section on cyclists was appauling and if it wasn't for the "lycra" he could have been talking about any 2 wheeled mode of transport including your every day motor bikes.

It was about as well thought out as Magda's rant!

Cervelo Masters in Newcastle on 24 September

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Folks are there any NSCC riders for this event? Keen to have a bash myself, wondering if I'll be the only red and black one

Garmins Latest New Toy - Power Meter

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The latest toy from Garmin and a new way to measure your power.

http://garmin.blogs.com/my_weblog/2011/08/garmin...

TWE

Anyone had any experiance with road wheels from TWE? I've only heard good things about their MTB wheelsets but was wondering if anyone has an opinion on the road gear?

Commute to the city

Hey guys

Just wondering if anyone commutes from the northern beaches to the city early on weekdays? I'm thinking about giving it a shot on a daily basis but I'm not too sure on the best route. Would it be possible for me to meet up with someone one moring? Only catch is i need be at Potts Point by 07:00 Sad

Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated

Goulburn to Citi

Was going to post this on NSCC as im a member there, but not wanting to sign up for yet another forum i figure with the likes of Logan brdging the two, word will get around soon enough.

Is anyone doing the Goulburn to Citi race in September?

http://nsw.cycling.org.au/event.asp?ID=2218

Ive done the charity ride twice before, but this year am looking to do the actual race. Would be good to ride with some NSCC guys.

Cheers
Tate

Message for Brett re Handicap for Kurrajong Classic

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Brett I am in Masters 6, can you put me in the lowest grade for Kurrajong this Sunday?

Road tyres

Hey,
Am almost done rebuilding an old council clean up commuter and it has 700c x 28 rims, my question is are you able to use any 700c x width tyre. I've got a set of 700c x23 tyres that I've got on, will it just mean I'll be more prone to punctures ?? or doesn't it really matter

Akuna Bay

Anybody keen to do an Akuna Bay ride this weekend, i have the whole weekend free so day/time is flexible. Thinking about heading up the beaches then mccarrs creek up towards west head and akuna bay, maybe a shot at the booth 2 booth hot lap... Sticking out tongue back through terry hills and frenchs forest and winding up in manly for post ride coffee/beer/snacks.

All welcome, would like to average about 25 kp/h but don't mind waiting to regroup or smashing myself trying to keep up! lol

Newbie

Hi guys, just bought my self my first road bike (2011 Giant TCR Advanced 2) and I'm looking to get in on some group rides.

I live in Dee Why and was wondering if there are rides happening this weekend around the northern beaches that i could get in on. I'd say my fitness is average but i'm still a little nervous on the downhills so a slower casual ride would be awesome. I've heard that Akuna bay is a pretty good ride, maybe if even 1 or 2 people wouldn't mind showing me the way i'd be really grateful.

Cheers, Nick

How fast can you spin?

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Hi guys,

At Round 2 of the HC gold sprints (http://northernsydneycyclingclub.org.au/node/22429) we saw peak cadence over 170 rpm with sustained sprints on the rollers over 160 rpm. Has anyone got any info on what the pro's can sustain?

TdF Component Choice

Has anyone else noticed that the teams running 3T gear at the TdF have 'Team' stems and not 'Ltd'... what gives?

Do they just prefer the red stripe? Can they not afford the additional 235 bucks? Eye-wink

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