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  1. parawolf

    Ordering DA 10 speed cranks for SRM

    Hey all, I found this thread from the past, where it mentioned that replacement cranks were US$170. However being in Australia, our local distributor website said they only do battery changes and calibration work. I've emailled them asking about replacement cranks as according to the User...
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    Strong/Stiff and Aero wheels

    While not being the heaviest rider out there, or the most powerful, i'm considering some quality aero wheels. I really like the look and design of the HED Jet 60 EX (EX is for extra spokes for more strength to support riders at 190 - 225lbs). While i'm ~175lbs i'd still prefer the 48 gram...
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    RR: Sunbury Fair Crits - 17/3 C-Grade

    Executive Summary: WAHHHHHH! :( Actual Report About 22 people turned up for C-Grade for the crits at the Sunbury Fair on Saturday. Beautiful weather with a touch of a Southerly blowing on the course which made for some fun. 3 legs of the standard rectangle were climbs (if you call 1 - 1.5%...
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    Polar Left/Right Balance Accuracy?

    I've recently bought myself a Polar Power Output kit. Yes yes, not as good as a PowerTap/SRM. However I can't afford those. I figure that even if it is inaccurate in terms of absolute measurement, it might at least be consistant in that error. Anyway... i'm curious as to peoples consideration...
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    Bicycle Fit at Olympic Park Sports Medicine

    As the title suggests, i'm orf on Friday the 16th to Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre for a visit to Emma Colson to try and remidate some ****ling issues. Since this will be my first fitment since I bought the bike and i've done plenty of 4 hour -> 8.5 hour rides on the bike covering...
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    Setting up a road bike for TT?

    I'm looking to do some of my first TT's soon, looking to get a set of Aero bars to bolt onto my Scott CR1. Equipment wise I am fairly sound, but what changes might I need to consider for maximum aero/power/comfort when using the bars? I've read elsewhere that I should consider moving the seat...
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    handling a workplace without showers?

    How do you (if at all) handle working in a location that does not offer shower facilities? I've been head hunted for a position at a place that I know quite of a few people, however they have no shower facilities and no bike facilites what so ever. Also this place of employment is about 30km...
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    RR: Coburg Crit - 18/11/06 - My last time in D-Grade?

    Well after my first ever crit, and coming 3rd, I was fired up and ready to back it up this Saturday just gone. In short the result was a 1st! About 9 people in D-Grade fronted up, and it was a reasonable pace. However with 24 hours flying behind me (i'm now in New York) i'll be happy to make...
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    Bike Bits shopping in USA?

    I'm on a whirlwind visit into New York (staying on 6th Avenue, between W53rd St and W54th St) for a few days - Monday to Thursday next week. I'm wondering if there are any decent bike stores walking distance from where I am that might be worth a look in to buy some equipment cheaper than what I...
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    RR: D-Grade at National Bvld 11/11/06

    3rd in a Crit for my first start! What an absolute adrenalin rush for 56 minutes and 40 seconds. It all started nicely enough, C Grade and D Grade at the starting line together, all 18 of us (10 D grade, 8 C grade). But then it was off, gee i'm glad i've done some Tues/Thurs North Road Rides's...
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    Long Haul Flights?

    I couldn't find anywhere better to put this, and I think it fits here. I'm currently mid training for some events, and doing my first D-Grade crit race this weekend. However at the end of this month, i'll be travelling overseas on a long haul flight (thankfully business class). Should I be...
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    Cycling influencing my running?

    Okay okay, I mentioned a swear word in the subject line. However i'm just wondering if the little jog I did on Sunday has exposed a failing in my bike setup. Now, this is completely circumstancial and could be many many things influencing the outcome. in point form: 1) I stretched for 5-10...
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    Cycle2max Power Result

    Hi all, Last weekend I did my first 'proper' climb with the intention to benchmark myself. I did the 1/20 at Mt Dandenong in Victoria and i've lodged my results on www.cycle2max.com My c2max data While it places me at position ~700 out of some 800 attempts. I'm wondering if my figures are...
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    Polar Performance Software - splitting distance between bikes

    Hey all, i'm wondering if someone can provide some guidance on this. I've searched the internet far and wide, and perhaps i'm not using the right terms but I can't find anything that i'm after. I've got two bikes programmed into my S725X. I was wondering if there is a way to establish from the...
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    Conconi Test with Polar S725X

    Reading through all the info that came with my new Polar S725X, I got interested in the 'Tests'. The Conconi test sounds kinda similar to a 'beep test'. Does anyone know if I can use a 'beep test' simulation to do the work or I have to stick with the prescripted 200 metre length of run way and...
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    PowerTap or similar in Australia?

    Does anyone know if you can get a PowerTap or similar device from a registered seller here in Australia? Hell i'd be happy to buy from some reputable website like probikekit, but they don't sell 'em either. Is there a different product that is just as good? or better? the Polar S725X gets too...
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    Custom bike or Off The Shelf?

    Hi all, In about 6 months or so (more than likely towards the end of this year), I am looking to get a nice drop bar road bike. I want something that is going to be comfortable to eat up the distances, climb some nice hills and maybe 12 months from now do some newbie entry level racing just to...
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    Foot angle on pedal?

    Here is an interesting one for those 'technique' gurus to consider and i'd like to solicit any ideas about this. My sporting background is one of athletics, typically sprints (100m,200m,400m) and high jump. I went through a fair amount of some semi-professional coaches that had some form of...
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    Yarra Boulevard Times

    I'm looking for something more interesting to bring into my exercise schedule and I am fairly close to the infamous Yarra Boulevard in Kew (suburb of Melbourne). I am just a commuter at this moment, and average about 150km a week slowly pushing up to 200km a week, with most of the time...