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  1. dain2772

    Will justice be done?

    Also, if he fell under the trailer, rather than the truck itself, it suggests that he wasn't hit by the front of the truck. However, he could have been clipped by the side of the truck causing the fall, which would be the truck driver's fault for not allowing enough room. I guess we have to...
  2. dain2772

    Will justice be done?

    Not wanting to start anything here, and I am more than vocal at the behaviour that we have to put up with as cyclists on the roads, but how can you know (unless you were there) that this truck driver was at fault? The article says that "his bike was clipped and he fell under the trailer of a...
  3. dain2772

    Georges Hall to Turramurra

    not sure about the south side of things, but if you can get to Eastwood, then you could go along Vimera Road (from the corner of Blaxland/Balaclava Road) to the end (at the M2), go under the M2 and take the bike path through the bush (concrete path not offroad) which then leads to the bottom of...
  4. dain2772

    when to raise seat?

    Those were my thoughts as well, to get a slight downward tilt to the saddle nose. how much is worthwhile, considering it is ok on the bars, just not so great on the hoods, and worse still on the drops?
  5. dain2772

    when to raise seat?

    about 200 odd.
  6. dain2772

    when to raise seat?

    Ok, I have a similar problem in that after long periods of pedalling in the saddle my hamstrings and gluts start to feel tight and lightly cramp. My seat is probably about where it should be - was bike fitted only about 6 weeks ago. the other issue is that when I spend too much time on the...
  7. dain2772

    Different Crank Lengths

    Thought I would revive this thread, rather than clutter the forum up with new threads. I have just bought a road bike with 172.5mm cranks, and my existing full suspension bike has 170mm cranks. I am currently looking at what I can do to make the mtb more efficient for enduros like 12-hours...
  8. dain2772

    Road Rides in Sydney

    Hello all, I am looking for some good middle distance (60-150km) organised road rides around Sydney. I am planning to do the loop the lake ride around Lake Macquarie and will do the Sydney to the Gong ride, but that is only two rides for the year! Any help would be good.
  9. dain2772

    Yet another new road bike thread

    You could also try Bikebug on the pacific highway down near North Sydney - they are quite good and stock Felt, Argon, BH, Colnago...
  10. dain2772

    New Road bike $1400-$1500AUD

    I did have a look, but wanted to stay within the $1500 budget (also I figure I will spend another $200-250 getting pedals and shoes and new gloves). the F80 has slightly lower componentry than the B1, plus is slightly heavier. F85 looks like an awesome bike, but again, price. and I did get a...
  11. dain2772

    RODI wheels

    purely recreational at this point in time.. looking to do longer rides up to 100km on them, but at this point in time no serious racing.
  12. dain2772

    New Road bike $1400-$1500AUD

    Ok, well I think I have decided on a bike...... and the winner is..... The BH R1!!! The decision was made based on good frame, 105 front & rear der. and shifters. The wheels are Rodi Stylus which aren't that common, but seem about the same as R500 wheels from shimano. They do look pretty...
  13. dain2772

    RODI wheels

    They are coming on a BH bike that I am very seriously considering buying... which is my first road bike.. would they be suitable for this kind of usage?
  14. dain2772

    RODI wheels

    Anybody know how good Rodi wheels are, in particular the Stylus wheel?
  15. dain2772

    New Road bike $1400-$1500AUD

    I am going to go back to the shop this afternoon to ask more questions about the Argon 18 and the BH, and hopefully get them weighed. So does the general consensus say that the wheelset is the most important, or the drivetrain?
  16. dain2772

    New Road bike $1400-$1500AUD

    I am in Sydney.
  17. dain2772

    New Road bike $1400-$1500AUD

    I think that I have narrowed it down to the following three Avanti Veloce - 105 rear derailleur, tiagra other. 9.1kg BH bikes R1 - mostly 105, although no name brakes. Argon 18 Plutonium - 105 all through including brakes and wheelset. The narrowing down has been based on the 105 thing - ie...
  18. dain2772

    New Road bike $1400-$1500AUD

    Thanks. Will have a look at the OCR2 soon. Have also received advice that one of the most important things is the wheelset, in particular the weight of the wheelset. Can anyone offer an opinion on this idea?
  19. dain2772

    New Road bike $1400-$1500AUD

    Hello all, Firstly a little bit about myself. I am 25, and my current cycling activities revolve around mountain biking. I have a nice little iron horse full suspension bike which I enjoy riding off road. I am now in the market for a road bike to start building up my fitness, and to just...
  20. dain2772

    Road vs TT vs Track

    I know this is a very basic question, but what are the differences between the different 'Road' bikes? I specifically ask this in reference to the tour de france, in that they use different bikes for the TT. Why not use a more aerodynamic bike for the other stages as well, surely there would...