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by Toff
24 Nov 2016, 13:53
Forum: Conversation
Topic: DHBC Wool Jersey - ORDERS now open. End 25 Nov
Replies: 37
Views: 5494

Re: DHBC Wool Jersey - ORDERS now open. End 25 Nov

PLACE ORDERS HERE: 1. Marc Rerceretnam Mens Size: 40 inches or 101cm. ONE long sleeve jersey only. 2. Lachlan Burnham. Mens Size 96cm. ONE short sleeve jersey only. 3. Peter Tregillgas. Mens size 38 Short Sleeve 4. Michele Moss Womens size 36 Long Sleeve 5. Charles Pickett Mens size 101, short slee...
by Toff
27 Jul 2016, 16:04
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Toff's Interesting Stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 814

Re: Toff's Interesting Stuff

Bizarre from 1992. Those brakes: wow!
by Toff
28 Jun 2016, 14:17
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Toff's Interesting Stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 814

Toff's Interesting Stuff

would open a beer bottle, and drink it - on his bike, while racing.

At 2.06
by Toff
17 Aug 2015, 16:40
Forum: Road
Topic: 2015 DHBC Individual Time Trial Champs Sun Sep 6th
Replies: 72
Views: 8870

Re: 2015 DHBC Individual Time Trial Champs Sun Sep 6th

We'll do a rolling list and include your transport info, so we can help out those who need it Don't worry too much about the categories at this point, that will sort itself =================================================== Michael C (own transport, can provide lift to one) Marc R (---transport?---...
by Toff
05 Jul 2015, 00:13
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Retro vintage fashion advice from Phil Anderson
Replies: 1
Views: 1019

Re: Retro vintage fashion advice from Phil Anderson

I have two Motorola jerseys. Neither has a hoodie...
by Toff
19 Jun 2015, 15:18
Forum: Track
Topic: RAW 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 3870

Re: RAW 2015

I'm in....
by Toff
08 Dec 2014, 16:06
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Cool website: http://aussievelos.net
Replies: 0
Views: 997

Cool website: http://aussievelos.net

Interesting web page here: http://aussievelos.net/ The website owner posted his site to Classic Rendezvous. He's based in Adelaide and has a nice collection of vintage cycles. He owns all the bikes on his site, which is mostly dedicated to Adelaide constructors. http://aussievelos.net/wp-content/upl...
by Toff
08 Dec 2014, 15:20
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: MTB Kindred Spirits
Replies: 1
Views: 1029

Re: MTB Kindred Spirits

Nice.

Period correct sunnies and helmets. Not sure about the pedals and shoes...
by Toff
20 Dec 2013, 16:35
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Nonbikerelated talking thread. (nsfw)
Replies: 1655
Views: 143627

Re: Nonbikerelated talking thread. (nsfw)

I hope it's an I-Phone...

by Toff
22 Sep 2013, 23:12
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Council verge find
Replies: 6
Views: 1430

Re: Council verge find

Can't see the MBF sticker or the M on the handlebars, but I can tell you that MBK was what Motobecane evolved into. A number of pro teams rode MBK frames in the early 90s. It's a great verge find.
by Toff
06 Sep 2013, 17:19
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Nonbikerelated talking thread. (nsfw)
Replies: 1655
Views: 143627

Re: Nonbikerelated talking thread. (nsfw)

So today I was driving to work rather early, and I thought I'd wear my photochromatic lenses. They are clear when you're not in the sun. The sun was low in the sky and shining in through the door window. After a while, I saw myself in the rear view mirror: One lens was clear, and the one near the wi...
by Toff
27 Aug 2013, 15:22
Forum: Track
Topic: RAW Track 2013!
Replies: 138
Views: 19313

Re: RAW Track 2013!

by Toff
22 Aug 2013, 21:14
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Free Stuff
Replies: 310
Views: 42499

Re: Free Stuff

Ooh... A slow cooker! I would like!

Tell you what... I'll swap you for that riser.
by Toff
22 May 2013, 17:33
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: This is not a bicycle.
Replies: 0
Views: 1332

This is not a bicycle.

So the other week, when a few of us went for a cheap and cheerful Chinese meal up Dulwich Hill way, Lindsay was sporting a nice t-shirt with a stylised city bicycle on the front, and the caption "Ceci n'est pas un velo" in a tongue in cheek reference to the work by René Magritte called The...
by Toff
15 May 2013, 15:25
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Nonbikerelated talking thread. (nsfw)
Replies: 1655
Views: 143627

Re: Nonbikerelated talking thread. (nsfw)

Yeah. Just what's needed is a Zipp wheel! Forget the flat bar handlebars...
by Toff
26 Apr 2013, 10:24
Forum: Conversation
Topic: When taken out of context...
Replies: 9
Views: 1217

Re: When taken out of context...

I still recall the day when I was a passenger in a friend's car. There were three of us in the car going off somewhere which is not particularly relevant, so we can ignore that bit. Anyway, we drove past a cyclist in full lycra kit on a pretty flash looking bike. I wound the window down and watched ...
by Toff
23 Jan 2013, 13:29
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: OMG i think i'm in love... with a colnago
Replies: 13
Views: 2467

Re: OMG i think i'm in love... with a colnago

Nope. I didn't write that. In fact, I didn't even see the bit about DHBC when I posted it. There you go...
by Toff
22 Jan 2013, 22:53
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: OMG i think i'm in love... with a colnago
Replies: 13
Views: 2467

Re: OMG i think i'm in love... with a colnago

The Powerhouse Museum has one of these. The one on Ebay is from much later than the Powerhouse one or Lizanne's example. The gold plated C-Record is quite rare and valuable, but there are plenty of C35 frames floating around out there, since they were in production for a decade, up until around 1999...
by Toff
22 Jan 2013, 22:36
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Power Meters and calculations
Replies: 28
Views: 2490

Re: Power Meters and calculations

Came upon an interesting article about power meters and non circular rings I'm thinking that if this is the case, then there will be a variation in the figures given between a rider who pushes the down stroke with a return up stoke vs a rider who pulls on the up stroke. No-one pulls on the up strok...
by Toff
30 Dec 2012, 07:23
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Older eBay items.
Replies: 55
Views: 7598

Re: Older eBay items.

One to watch...
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Caminade-Cam ... 0548761084

This will go for a pretty penny.
by Toff
06 Nov 2012, 13:32
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Vintage frame restoration +Chrome
Replies: 1
Views: 782

Re: Vintage frame restoration +Chrome

Chrome is a funny substance to work with. It responds best to regular polishing and waxing. If you lacquer (or clearcoat) over chrome, there are two problems: 1) It don't look nearly as purdy. 2) You prevent the chrome from "breathing", which is a fancy way of saying that you are much more...
by Toff
20 Oct 2012, 09:15
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The Saga that is Lance
Replies: 116
Views: 11453

Re: The Saga that is Lance

The photo is of Matt White & Graeme Brown. I'm pretty sure it was taken at the Cronulla International Grand Prix in 2007 when Matt rode in his last ever professional race before retiring. When I watched that race, it looked to me like Matt was given the win. Everyone else sat back and let him ri...
by Toff
19 Oct 2012, 21:34
Forum: Road
Topic: 2012- ‘Tempetation’ Fixie Century- 21/10/2012 Bundanoon
Replies: 132
Views: 11657

Re: 2012- ‘Tempetation’ Fixie Century- 21/10/2012 Bundanoon

Sorry to hear you are sick Jo. I feel for you. Last year I couldn't hold anything solid in, and missed breakfast before the ride. I still made it to Wollongong, so don't give up hope yet...

I'm going to catch the 11.08 Wolli Creek option too...

See you all tomorrow.
by Toff
19 Oct 2012, 11:49
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The Saga that is Lance
Replies: 116
Views: 11453

Re: The Saga that is Lance

Yes. I would like to confess to using drugs too.

Admittedly, not performance enhancing, but drugs nevertheless. Started taking them in the 90s, and have never really stopped...

Still take the banned substance, insulin every day of my life...
by Toff
18 Oct 2012, 15:56
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Campag Omega Tubular rims
Replies: 2
Views: 812

Re: Campag Omega Tubular rims

I have a few sets of those rims. None are for singles though. Do you have the "Strada Hardox" version with anodised brown/green coating, or the silver anodised version? Also, how many holes?
by Toff
16 Oct 2012, 23:09
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The Saga that is Lance
Replies: 116
Views: 11453

Re: The Saga that is Lance

Pre Merckx, Jacques Anquetil used amphetamines. Post Merckx, Bernard Thevenet used steriods. Depending on the source, Merckx was caught using drugs on at least one occasion, and some sources say three occasions. The drug was amphetamines. Since then Bjarne Riis has admitted to doping too, and Jan Ul...
by Toff
14 Oct 2012, 20:37
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Junior/small track bikes listing
Replies: 36
Views: 22165

Re: Junior/small track bikes listing

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Cannondale-ZIPP-Single-Speed-Track-bike-White-/110955615792?_trksid=p4340.m263&_trkparms=algo%3DSI%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D18%26pmod%3D320999775662%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D2729412622713549607#ht_968wt_166 Not sure what the hell is going on with the handlebars and it...
by Toff
10 Oct 2012, 21:45
Forum: Road
Topic: 2012- ‘Tempetation’ Fixie Century- 21/10/2012 Bundanoon
Replies: 132
Views: 11657

Re: 2012- ‘Tempetation’ Fixie Century- 21/10/2012 Bundanoon

Please copy, paste and update your order. James F - French Toast, Flat White (Mug) Lizanne- Breakfast Trifle, Latte (mug) Simon -Pancake Stack w/Strawberries, Large Mocha JoTheBuilder - Banana Smoothie, Porridge Jessica- Highland fling (poached eggs, no butter), Large skim mocha Huw- eggs benedict, ...
by Toff
10 Oct 2012, 15:59
Forum: Track
Topic: RAW Track 2012
Replies: 100
Views: 9782

Re: RAW Track 2012

by Toff
09 Oct 2012, 22:48
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Older eBay items.
Replies: 55
Views: 7598

Re: Older eBay items.

by Toff
09 Oct 2012, 12:14
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Older eBay items.
Replies: 55
Views: 7598

Re: Older eBay items.

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by Toff
05 Oct 2012, 15:57
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Removing Shimano 600 RH crank
Replies: 5
Views: 1305

Re: Removing Shimano 600 RH crank

On a more serious note, I am going to assume that there was no washer left on the crank, which is the quickest way to strip the threading on a crankset, when pulling it off. If there is no washer, then I would suggest winding up the crank puller until it does release the crank, or else start to stri...
by Toff
05 Oct 2012, 15:34
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Removing Shimano 600 RH crank
Replies: 5
Views: 1305

Re: Removing Shimano 600 RH crank

The angle grinder is a very special tool indeed. It is vital in any real bloke's toolshed. No need to be coy with the real tools when you have steel underneath you. Real blokes don't need to be delicate with the settings on their torque spanners, scared that they might crack something. We don't ride...
by Toff
05 Oct 2012, 12:01
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Removing Shimano 600 RH crank
Replies: 5
Views: 1305

Re: Removing Shimano 600 RH crank

Thread is stripped, so you might as well just use an angle grinder...
by Toff
02 Oct 2012, 12:52
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Older eBay items.
Replies: 55
Views: 7598

Re: Older eBay items.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1937-Speedwell-Challenge-Shield-Cycling-Trophy-/320720081257?pt=AU_Cycling_Memorabilia&hash=item4aac681169 not a bike, but really cool! I think this is now the 3rd time I have seen this item appear on Ebay. Each time, the price goes up by an order of magnitude. Withou...
by Toff
02 Oct 2012, 12:01
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Older eBay items.
Replies: 55
Views: 7598

Re: Older eBay items.

Headset. Cheap!
!
by Toff
02 Oct 2012, 11:56
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Steel tubing variants
Replies: 2
Views: 1056

Re: Steel tubing variants

Steel tubing has very similar properties, regardless of what the tubing is made of. The biggest difference between all those tubesets it weight.

Read .
by Toff
02 Oct 2012, 11:51
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Woah! it looks like the VO2 not CO2 guy is spring cleaning
Replies: 2
Views: 670

Re: Woah! it looks like the VO2 not CO2 guy is spring cleani

I had a quick look around his place a year or two ago, and didn't really see anything that great. Lauren used to manage (and possibly own) Cranks and then Cyclery Northside.
by Toff
02 Oct 2012, 11:49
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Early 90s Aero handlebars for vintage bike?
Replies: 1
Views: 749

Re: Early 90s Aero handlebars for vintage bike?

Your dates are wrong. First appeared in 1993. Banned in 1997. Never been legal since, for te pros, but apparently it IS legal for amateur racers. Everything you need to know it here... http://www.cinelli.it/EN/spinaci.html 3TTT also mader an exact copy of the Spinaci bars, called "3TTT Tiramisu...
by Toff
21 Sep 2012, 00:55
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 103549

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Pretty sure I saw Jeremy powering up Elizabeth street at the intersection of Devonshire Street, just after 6.30 this evening. Black bike, with lights on and DHBC kit.
by Toff
20 Sep 2012, 12:00
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: How a Bicycle is Made (1945)
Replies: 3
Views: 755

Re: How a Bicycle is Made (1945)

A better qualiy .
by Toff
20 Sep 2012, 10:04
Forum: Road
Topic: 2012- ‘Tempetation’ Fixie Century- 21/10/2012 Bundanoon
Replies: 132
Views: 11657

Re: 2012- ‘Tempetation’ Fixie Century- 21/10/2012 Bundanoon

...except it's a Bianchi Sei Giorni: you can mount a front brake, but not a rear brake. The rules of the ride require two working brakes, so the bike doesn't pass muster.
by Toff
19 Sep 2012, 14:45
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: 3ttt CELO-NASTRO
Replies: 1
Views: 630

Re: 3ttt CELO-NASTRO

by Toff
19 Sep 2012, 14:05
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Junior/small track bikes listing
Replies: 36
Views: 22165

Re: Junior/small track bikes listing

That comment was already on the listing when I contacted the seller. I provided "constructive" information to the seller, as he requested. Here is what I wrote to the seller verbatim. I wanted to explain lots more about the bike, but Ebay limits your word count, so I had to be very concise...
by Toff
14 Sep 2012, 16:36
Forum: Road
Topic: 2012- ‘Tempetation’ Fixie Century- 21/10/2012 Bundanoon
Replies: 132
Views: 11657

Re: 2012- ‘Tempetation’ Fixie Century- 21/10/2012 Bundanoon

I am paid up now too.. 1. Simon L 2. Jessica L + little baby aoife 3. Kate (driver - JoTheBuilders sister) 4. Paul (Kate's other half) 5. Jo 6. Christian 7. Craig W 8. Mike C 9. Adrian (Legg) Accommodation paid for on 16/7/12 10. AndrewB 11. Lindsay 12. Lizanne 13. Ben 14. James F 15. Nathan 16. Tof...
by Toff
11 Sep 2012, 14:35
Forum: Conversation
Topic: $42K ebay bike
Replies: 3
Views: 673

Re: $42K ebay bike

These bikes are rare, but not that rare. Outside of the USA, these bikes are not really popular. They are of more interest to people with an industrial design interest, than cycling types.
by Toff
09 Sep 2012, 23:49
Forum: Road
Topic: I took a pic of some sort of bunch this morning
Replies: 6
Views: 735

Re: I took a pic of some sort of bunch this morning

Tim, I saw this bunch as I was going the other way heading back to your place to get my car. I was waiting at the Bestic Strret lights when they turned. I'm surprised I didn't see you, and you didn't see me. I heard what sounded like an old kettle whistling inside your house as I got to your place, ...
by Toff
09 Sep 2012, 23:43
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Junior/small track bikes listing
Replies: 36
Views: 22165

Re: Junior/small track bikes listing

Just so you know, the Colnago isn't actually a Colnago. It just has some stickers on it. I contacted the seller to explain the reasons why it's not a Colnago, but you can see from the tyre clearance around the wheel, and the very big fork trail that the bike started out as a low end kid's mountain b...
by Toff
07 Sep 2012, 10:33
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Who needs the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders?
Replies: 7
Views: 973

Re: Who needs the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders?

Well, yes. I suppose I agree with Weiyun too...
by Toff
06 Sep 2012, 21:29
Forum: Track
Topic: Awesome track pics
Replies: 257
Views: 34511

Re: Awesome track pics

I like cycling, not duckling...
by Toff
06 Sep 2012, 09:13
Forum: Track
Topic: Awesome track pics
Replies: 257
Views: 34511

Re: Awesome track pics

Yes, but have a closer look at the big picture. You will eventually see the amusing spelling mistake.
by Toff
05 Sep 2012, 23:39
Forum: Track
Topic: Awesome track pics
Replies: 257
Views: 34511

Re: Awesome track pics


by Toff
05 Sep 2012, 23:23
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Who needs the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders?
Replies: 7
Views: 973

Re: Who needs the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders?

Nope. Dolphins vid is still better...
by Toff
31 Aug 2012, 08:59
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The rules - Sydney style
Replies: 21
Views: 2105

Re: The rules - Sydney style

A core promise, or a non-core promise?
by Toff
29 Aug 2012, 22:40
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The rules - Sydney style
Replies: 21
Views: 2105

Re: The rules - Sydney style

by Toff
24 Aug 2012, 15:22
Forum: Track
Topic: RAW Track 2012
Replies: 100
Views: 9782

Re: RAW Track 2012

I agree with others who say we should accept the challenge. However... I propose making it an Italian Pursuit with teams of 30 riders! Haha. They'll have to get 30 riders down to the start line to compete against us. If they can't get 30 riders down to the track, they lose. But if they can get 30 ri...
by Toff
17 Aug 2012, 15:50
Forum: Road
Topic: Team Time Trial Results
Replies: 52
Views: 3462

Re: Team Time Trial Results

is for those of us who listened to John J carrying on whilst watching Paul Sherwin's commentary of the ITT on the penultimate day of the TDF.

Actually, it's probably just for John...
by Toff
17 Aug 2012, 15:45
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Magnificient Bike Shorts - Pre-Lycra days
Replies: 4
Views: 1601

Re: Magnificient Bike Shorts - Pre-Lycra days

He got that very wrong. I can't believe he was going to ride with those pedals!
by Toff
16 Aug 2012, 11:41
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Quad Off - German Olympic team.
Replies: 9
Views: 1492

Re: Quad Off - German Olympic team.

by Toff
16 Aug 2012, 11:15
Forum: Conversation
Topic: E, E distance
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Re: E, E distance

Hmmm. I could also point out that if I use the SI unit of measurement, it also allows me to count a 65 km ride as 65 separate 1,000 m rides carried out consecutively. On that basis, I am confident that I could increase E by an order of magnitude. E = 10,000.
by Toff
16 Aug 2012, 11:09
Forum: Conversation
Topic: E, E distance
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Re: E, E distance

You need to define your measurement units, otherwise E can effectively be as large as the maximum number of rides you've ever been on. To illustrate, I shall use SI units, (since we live in a modern world, underpinned by science). So in my case, I am comfortable saying E = 1,000. I.e. I have ridden ...
by Toff
16 Aug 2012, 08:36
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The rules - Sydney style
Replies: 21
Views: 2105

Re: The rules - Sydney style

Parrot? Baaaah. I'm exploiting a loophole on that one: I now ride in Puma cycling shoes. Haha.
by Toff
16 Aug 2012, 00:05
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The rules - Sydney style
Replies: 21
Views: 2105

Re: The rules - Sydney style

I'm not a Velominati follower. Instead, I adhere to these rules. In relation to DHBC rules though, here are my additions, which actually run contrary to what you may have read on other rule lists... Rule 25 – Après ride, it is necessary to remove helmet and immediately cover the naked head with a cy...
by Toff
02 Aug 2012, 23:20
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Older eBay items.
Replies: 55
Views: 7598

Re: Older eBay items.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/COLNAGO-MEXICO-ORO-RECORD-ORA-Campagnolo-Cinelli-3ttt-Mavic-Vintage-GOLD-/271024532399?pt=Road_Bikes&hash=item3f1a522baf Bargain! Looks like the frame is later than the parts. Frame is a mid 80s frame but the parts are earlier. Pat 81 on the rear deraileur is out by a...
by Toff
31 Jul 2012, 10:24
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Older eBay items.
Replies: 55
Views: 7598

Re: Older eBay items.

I want !
by Toff
23 Jul 2012, 13:41
Forum: Road
Topic: Team Time Trial Results
Replies: 52
Views: 3462

Re: Team Time Trial Results

Is this what you are trying to post, Marc?
by Toff
13 Jul 2012, 22:24
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 103549

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Des Kidd is a DHBC legend, and I'm pretty sure he's an Aussie champion in his age group. He used to ride RAW a couple of years back, and used to come down to Tempe back then too, but I haven't seen him for a year or so.
by Toff
13 Jul 2012, 22:16
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Brake technique
Replies: 24
Views: 2445

Re: Brake technique

If you are descending, you should push your arse to the back of the seat, so you have more weight over the rear wheel. If you are cornering, you should weight the pedal on the outside, as if you are standing on this leg, almost unweighting the saddle. Clearly you can't pedal whilst weighting just on...
by Toff
13 Jul 2012, 14:59
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Brake technique
Replies: 24
Views: 2445

Re: Brake technique

Nice one Shrubb. I was half way through typing a whinge about the ineffeciencies of pedalling while braking, which in my opinion is good for heating up your rims, but not much else. I was up to the point where I was comparing co-efficients of dynamic versus static friction, but your answer is simple...
by Toff
11 Jul 2012, 13:58
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Nonbikerelated talking thread. (nsfw)
Replies: 1655
Views: 143627

Re: Nonbikerelated talking thread. (nsfw)

Fabian tweeted this, and I still can't understand how this bloke gets around, although the 30cm crank must help... https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/250264_100316706727147_4958696_n.jpg https://p.twimg.com/Axb1m-kCEAAVbsH.jpg https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1003158167272...
by Toff
06 Jul 2012, 22:27
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Cycling Dos and Donts from 1936
Replies: 3
Views: 677

Re: Cycling Dos and Donts from 1936

I saw a young lady on a restored stepthrough framed bike riding with a nice rain cape about a week ago on Oxford Street. Looked smashing!
by Toff
06 Jul 2012, 14:41
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Le Tour de Lounge
Replies: 21
Views: 2031

Re: Le Tour de Lounge

Somebody hurry up and decide on a good day to do this. Friday not great for we who ride RAW though...
by Toff
06 Jul 2012, 14:36
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Brake technique
Replies: 24
Views: 2445

Re: Brake technique

I remember reading an article where Greg Lemond stated that his technique for high speed cornering was to brake with both calipers before leaning into the bend, but then leaving his hand on the rear brake lever through the turn, to scrub off the last bit of speed while turning. This got him through ...
by Toff
06 Jul 2012, 14:32
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Cycling Dos and Donts from 1936
Replies: 3
Views: 677

Re: Cycling Dos and Donts from 1936

Nice example of a Curly Hetchins. One day I'll get me one of those beauties...
by Toff
05 Jul 2012, 18:10
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Help! Quill stem won't come off
Replies: 3
Views: 784

Re: Help! Quill stem won't come off

This is a pretty serious problem, but it can be fixed, especially if you don't mind a bit of damage to the paint. Brute force is the first option. Stick the stem in a vise, and twist the frame. Stop before the frame experiences plastic deformation though, or you'll be riding a crabbing bike if you s...
by Toff
05 Jul 2012, 11:34
Forum: Track
Topic: Awesome track pics
Replies: 257
Views: 34511

Re: Awesome track pics

One of my fave's. I talk about this one alot. That's the Flying Dutchman, Piet van Kempen, showing off in 1936. Despite what the internet would have you believe, he's not racing in a six day race, and it wasn't taken during WWII.
by Toff
14 Jun 2012, 01:53
Forum: Conversation
Topic: can we have a sister club relationship?
Replies: 7
Views: 888

Re: can we have a sister club relationship?

Que de beaux paysages!
by Toff
10 Jun 2012, 18:27
Forum: Conversation
Topic: work work
Replies: 3
Views: 704

Re: work work

How do they know which stars are 'standard candles'? As the video states, a commonly used "standard candle" is a Cepheid variable star. These stars pulsate regularly, and the relationship between the frequency of the pulsation and the luminoscity of these stars is generally well known. So...
by Toff
09 Jun 2012, 17:07
Forum: Road
Topic: 2012- ‘Tempetation’ Fixie Century- 21/10/2012 Bundanoon
Replies: 132
Views: 11657

Re: 2012- ‘Tempetation’ Fixie Century- 21/10/2012***

I would like to participate in this event and need accomodation booked. (add yourself by copy and paste) 1. Driver 2. Simon Llewellyn 3. Lizanne 4. Ben 5. Karzie 6. JoTheBuilder 7. Christian 8. Mike 9. James 10. Peter T 11. Camilla 12. AndrewB 13. Lindsay 14. Nathan 15. Brownie 16. Adrian E 17. Eler...
by Toff
08 Jun 2012, 15:25
Forum: Track
Topic: Awesome track pics
Replies: 257
Views: 34511

Re: Awesome track pics

by Toff
08 Jun 2012, 00:20
Forum: Track
Topic: June Omnium- International Keirin- ***11/6/2012
Replies: 33
Views: 2821

Re: June Omnium- International Keirin- ***11/6/2012

Get your team tyres now!
by Toff
07 Jun 2012, 20:00
Forum: Track
Topic: Awesome track pics
Replies: 257
Views: 34511

Re: Awesome track pics

Where does that brake cable go, drum brake on the rear wheel? I like the extra bar on the fork to stiffen it up, looks like an after thought. The bars on the fork are there to prevent the fork from vibrating on an uneven road surface, and causing a harmonic "death wobbles" scenario. It wo...
by Toff
07 Jun 2012, 19:29
Forum: Track
Topic: RAW Track 2012
Replies: 100
Views: 9782

Re: RAW Track 2012

I'm in. I usually miss the first couple of weeks, but I'm going to try to get there this year. Anyone know how I can get my own number for the whole series?
by Toff
16 May 2012, 15:50
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Older eBay items.
Replies: 55
Views: 7598

Re: Older eBay items.

Too big for you, Lizanne. Plus, those older frames don't have the same geometry as modern frames. They have a much shallower seat tube angle, and usually a similar slope to the forks. This makes them less twitchy than modern track bikes. Bad for track riding, especially on banked tracks. Potentially...
by Toff
11 May 2012, 23:52
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Older eBay items.
Replies: 55
Views: 7598

Re: Older eBay items.

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by Toff
14 Apr 2012, 10:47
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Older eBay items.
Replies: 55
Views: 7598

Re: Older eBay items.

One that might interest you Toff, though it's a fair chunk of money (worth it to a collector perhaps) http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Colnago-Master-Piu-campagnolo-Super-Record-Brooks-Pantographed-NEW-Gilco-S4-/260998146575?pt=AU_Sport_Cycling_Bikes&hash=item3cc4b3aa0f#ht_13166wt_1214 Meh. This bike...
by Toff
14 Apr 2012, 01:00
Forum: Conversation
Topic: A good idea or a problem child?
Replies: 4
Views: 672

Re: A good idea or a problem child?

I've never been a fan of Softrides. They were only ever used by the freakiest of triathletes, back in the day. One of the problems you face is that if you have a big meal, your seat height changes, since your weight is different. It's hard to adjust your position when riding too, since the bike seat...
by Toff
14 Apr 2012, 00:44
Forum: Conversation
Topic: UCI's silly rules
Replies: 4
Views: 847

Re: UCI's silly rules

This is not a plot against short women. This is the fuddy duddies at the UCI proving how incredibly out of touch with reality they are. I have a few bikes, as most of you probably know, and, whilst I have not measured them all yet, it looks like at least half of them do not comply with the 89mm peda...
by Toff
29 Mar 2012, 09:41
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Centennial park proposed works
Replies: 71
Views: 5416

Re: Centennial park proposed works

Make sure that you vote in the SMH poll: Where do you stand on speed bumps in Centennial Park? Tell everyone you know on 2 wheels - closes in 2 days. Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/cyclists-ride-for-right-to-no-bumps-in-centennial-park-20120329-1vzl1.html Why? It's pointless, and those things...
by Toff
27 Mar 2012, 23:24
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Centennial park proposed works
Replies: 71
Views: 5416

Re: Centennial park proposed works

I am going to come along in club jersey. Will be at the Cafe on Thursday morning. Will put a submission in tomorrow. Got on 702 about this this morning. Adam ambushed me slightly & I didn't get to say all I wanted in the correct context. Never mind. I brought up the safety issue of speed humps &...
by Toff
26 Mar 2012, 12:58
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Veloflex Tires
Replies: 3
Views: 565

Re: Veloflex Tires

Hi Patn, I'm in the market for some new tyres for my track Shamals. These could be just the thing. Can you confirm whether they have the removable valve, since I'm going to need a valve extender for Shamals, and can you confirm if they are the 20mm or the 22mm version? Also price would be good to kn...
by Toff
23 Mar 2012, 16:53
Forum: For Sale
Topic: grays online!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 577

Re: grays online!!!

Those yellow fixies with a RRP of $800 have got to be the crappiest bikes I've seen ever. Cranks with no way to remove the chainring? That was low end in the 60s! That will make changing your gearing an adventure. Same with the seatpost, with a clamp mechanism that takes you back to chromed steel po...

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