Recent content by pada



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    Is road cycling dangerous?

    Well, last Friday I was riding at about 45 KPH downhill on a moderately busy suburban road in Castle Hill with single lanes each way when an idiot who was parked on the kerb on the left pulled out sharply from a parked position when I was about 2 car lengths from him. I only had time to...
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    Garmin 800 thoughts and opinions?

    Got mine for $360 from Wiggle (EDGE 800 performance package WITH Cadence & HRM included) plus $8 for a silicon protective skin. It arrived in 7 days with Free Postage. This was better than the best price I could find anywhere on eBay- or anywhere else. The only thing missing was AUS maps...
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    Extra Space Handlebar - Mirrors?

    I have a Zefal Cyclops Mirror on my road bike. You simply take the end cap off your handle -bar and insert the mirror mounting and tighten it up. Very simple to install. If it is not quite snug enough, wrap a bit of electrical tape or Plumbers Tape around the mounting before you insert it...
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    Bought a bike. Now what colour handle bar tape?

    My new bike which is white with black tones and white seat came with white tape and unfortunately it got filthy very quickly. I got some camo coloured (White with black splotches) tape which I taped over the original. For me it had more feel and cushiononing than one layer. Bought on eBay...
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    Looking for a Classic Floor Pump

    I like my lezyne Classic. It cost about $100 on Wiggle two years ago and is the best pump I've ever used. It is machine made with no plastic or fibreglass. It was a bit pricey, but I doubt I'll ever need to but another pump. It has a reversible screw-on adapter for Schrader or Presta...
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    Found a crack in my Giant ocr 3 rear wheel!!

    I had to have a rear wheel replaced ($200) on my Giant Peigee after 12 months, because the brake pads had worn through the rim> So seeing yours was 9 years old, I reckon you've done pretty well! BTW after every second ride I would cleann the garbage off the rims and clean the Brake pads...