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  1. Stanners77

    Gold Coast Road Rides?

    Hi all, I'm a Melbourne roadie, moving up north to study at Bond Uni in Jan '07. Since I can't take my beloved Beach Rd with me, I need to get the low down on the popular routes and bunch rides on the Gold Coast. Anyone with any info please respond! (I'll probably be living close to the...
  2. Stanners77

    Beach Road Cyclist - Clearway Campaign

    Hi all, Please see below an extract from the lastest St Kilda Cycling Club newsletter: CLEARWAY ON WORLD’S PREMIER CYCLING ROUTE On any given weekend – even in the middle of winter – thousands of cyclists use Beach Road for training and social rides. For the past three years Beach Road...
  3. Stanners77

    Mavic Ksyrium ES Wheels - Losing paint

    Hey all, I washed my bike today for the first time since upgrading my wheels to a set of Mavic Ksyrium ES's a few weeks ago. I always err on the side of caution with degreasers and I use Citro Clean (Citrus Degreaser) diluted in a bucket of Meguiar's car wash and warm water. To my horror...
  4. Stanners77

    Melbourne Roadie Gear Ratios?

    I just wanted to do a bit of a poll to see what gear combos people are riding these days. I guess I'm most interested in comments from other Melbourne roadies but those in other states - feel free to post your two cents! Like most, I do plenty of Beach Rd with some climbing trips to...
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    Shimano 6502 Flight Deck - Weird problem

    Any hints with this one??? (I have 10spd Ultegra, btw) Just installed everything and ... LH lever - Everthing works fine (mode button and chainring display) RH lever - Mode button works fine BUT cog display does not work!!! I shift up and down like buggery but the display just stays on...
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    Bar tape

    Hi all, Before you arc up, yes I have searched for related threads and didn't quite get the answers I was looking for. (Looking at the bars from a riding position) do you roll the tape inwards or outwards? I read somewhere that because people tend to move their hands outwards when sprinting...
  7. Stanners77

    Which HR Zones?

    Here's one for you... Cyclists and triathletes tend to use the following zones (please forgive if I'm a little out): 1 - 60-65% - Recovery 2 - 65-70% - Endurance 3 - 70-80% - Aerobic 4 - 80-85% - Lactate Threshold 5 - 86+% - Max Aerobic, increasing VO2 Max I have a rowing background and...
  8. Stanners77

    2nd hand MTB wanted

    Mr Perth trying to sell one gave me the idea... Anyone in Melb got an 'old' MTB in reasonable nick you want to offload? I'm going to start commuting more by bike and don't want to use my good road bike for obvious reasons. Don't want/need top end groupset. Entry level Giant up to say 5...
  9. Stanners77

    Resuming training after the flu

    Just after some opinions here... I came down with the flu at the start of the third week of a standard four week macro periodised program, i.e. week one intensity was 'medium', week two was 'hard', (I've now missed the very hard week and next week would have been a light week). It wasn't the...