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    Specialized Toupe

    has anyone tried this saddle? I was looking at buying a new saddle for my wife's Klein that I am refurbishing for her. She has a Terry Butterfly on the tandem and a Fizik Vitesse on her commuter and find both of those saddles ok. I am trying to reduce the weight on the Klein by as much as...
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    Sydney Harbour Bridge Warning

    I was riding over the SHB yesterday after a nice ride with the Stanmore cycles group. I was out in front as we were riding single file along the path due to track work being carried out. Anyone who has ridden over the bridge recently will have noticed the wire mesh that has been attached to...
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    Stamped cogs

    I had a great ride to Manly and back last saturday until I hit the steep section of the ramp up to Anzac Bridge where I stripped the thread off the hub where the cog screws on. I have read previously that stamped cogs dont have particulary good thread. It's apparently true and thats the end of...
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    Miranda Devine strikes again.

    The SMH's answer to Piers Ackerman lets rip at cyclists again today in the SMH Sydney is reaching gridlock and motorists are not to blame, writes Miranda Devine. THE Cross City Tunnel debacle seems to have delivered more ammunition to the anti-car lobby, alas. The new toll road failed...
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    Rain Jackets

    I am looking at getting a new rain jacket and am trying to decide between a Groundeffect Stormtrooper and a Showers Pass Elite jacket. Does anyone have any experience with either of these? Thanks Geoff
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    Tandem ride in Sydney

    Sydney Tandems are having a get together this Sunday. The ride will be from Summer Hill through to Centennial Park. From there we will go through Randwick on the cycle route through to Tempe where we will join the the Cooks River Cyleway that goes to Brighton Le Sands.There is a nice place to...
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    Tandem Ride in Sydney

    Sydney Tandems are having a get together this Sunday. The ride will be from Summer Hill through the back streets of Stanmore and Newtown to Redfern and along the cyclepaths to Centennial Park. From there we will go through Randwick on the cycle route through to Tempe where we will join the the...
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    Cheap Fixie

    Just went to the LBS to buy a new lockring for my old track bike and although they didn't have one on the shelf there was one on an old track bike in thier storage room. I asked if I could have a look and the bike was my size (60cm). How much? how about $150 cash. Blom 531 frame Record hubs...
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    Stubbies Brian - accident

    I was in Ashfield cycles earlier talking to Kane and he mentioned that he had heard that Brian had been in bad accident. Brian, who now lives in Brisbane, used to be a member of Bankstown and was a good track racer who only wore stubbies instead of knicks. Any news anyone??? Cheers Geoff
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    Helmet for a big Head

    is there a brand of helmet that will fit a head that takes a hat size of 65cm?? A friend wants to get back into cycling and although he used to have an exemption (must wear a helmet by law in Melbourne) he would still feel better riding in traffic wearing one. Thanks Geoff
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    Modified pedals

    I have a short leg that requires the cleat on one of my shoes to be built up by about 10mm. this requires a large sized cleat such as look which is what I am currently using. I have look pedals on most of my bikes but they are pain to tour with. Has anyone sucessfully modified a pedal so that...
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    Best way from Tullumarine to CBD

    We will be flying in to Melbourne on Thursday morning with the tandem for nearly 3 weeks of cycling in Melbourne and its surrounds. Any sugestions as to the best way to ride in to the CBD. I know its illegal to ride on the freeway but we are hoping there are some backroads that we can take...
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    accident on the hume highway

    There was an accident yesterday on the hume highway near picton. A group had just pulled out of the Mobil where they had stopped for a drink and were heading for home, riding along the shoulder. They were clipped by a truck. The guy who was hit first survived. The next one that was hit, died in...