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by othy
14 Nov 2012, 10:55
Forum: Road
Topic: Top Notch Bib Shorts
Replies: 19
Views: 3265

Re: Top Notch Bib Shorts

I've tried many of them, Assos, Rapha, Capo, Pearl izumi, cheap cell ones. Assos the best, and most comfortable. Rapha & Capo look better and I prefer their jerseys (for a matching set...). The padding is better fitting in Rapha then Capo, but neither as good as Assos. Assos have the shortest in...
by othy
17 Aug 2012, 22:27
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tim Briers crashed
Replies: 128
Views: 10676

Re: Tim Briers crashed

Thanks for the well wishes. Back home today. Surgery on Wednesday went very well and I stayed 2 nights in hospital. Doctor didn't end up needing to remove the plate & screws, so recovery should be much faster. I've gained approximately 30-35% more movement in my right shoulder now. Very impresse...
by othy
14 Aug 2012, 14:19
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tim Briers crashed
Replies: 128
Views: 10676

Re: Tim Briers crashed

Small update as I haven't been around much. Going in for shoulder surgery on my right tomorrow. Procedure is a endoscopic capsular release, with the possible removal of the plate & screws. Basically cleaning up some of the scarring around the shoulder, then manipulating it while I'm under genera...
by othy
14 May 2012, 17:32
Forum: Road
Topic: Cootamundra Haycarters & Recovery: Sat-Sun 12th & 13th May
Replies: 85
Views: 6390

Re: Cootamundra Haycarters & Recovery: Sat-Sun 12th & 13th M

JB's race report: - First road race - got dropped in the first mile, rode a fairly lonely race - Met up with Paul for a few miles - Met up with Frank for quite a few miles - Frank and I crossed the line about an hour after the race winners. Even the oxygen had packed up and gone home by the time we...
by othy
14 May 2012, 17:30
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Latest frame (Christian's adventures in frame building pt 2)
Replies: 12
Views: 1239

Re: Latest frame (Christian's adventures in frame building p

Are those yokozuna cables? I'd make sure to put some frame protection on as they'll chew through that beautiful paint.
by othy
09 May 2012, 14:25
Forum: Road
Topic: Cootamundra Haycarters & Recovery: Sat-Sun 12th & 13th May
Replies: 85
Views: 6390

Re: Cootamundra Haycarters & Recovery: Sat-Sun 12th & 13th M

less frequent turns on the front. If I have to spend any time on the front, the bunches behind me will be riding through my tears. Really looking forward to this! Just start preparing your excuses for skipping turns at the back. "I'm getting some food.", "I need to remove my arm warm...
by othy
09 May 2012, 14:16
Forum: Road
Topic: Cootamundra Haycarters & Recovery: Sat-Sun 12th & 13th May
Replies: 85
Views: 6390

Re: Cootamundra Haycarters & Recovery: Sat-Sun 12th & 13th M

Just a query. Am I just racing my bunch or am I racing the whole field? What are the rules regarding the bunches, can they merge or does this not happen? and When a faster bunch rolls by what happens? am I allowed to jump on if I am still feeling good? You are racing the whole field. Your bunch nee...
by othy
14 Mar 2012, 12:42
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Solve this mystery - a jilted lover perhaps?
Replies: 11
Views: 1182

Re: Solve this mystery - a jilted lover perhaps?

The Cervelo distributor's office is in the old post office in summer hill, right next to the dry cleaners. These are probably warranty frames that have been destroyed so no one can reuse them..
by othy
14 Feb 2012, 09:11
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Buying a Mountain Bike
Replies: 15
Views: 4169

Re: Buying a Mountain Bike

I can rule out downhill as a motivator. I much prefer going uphill. Just want something to take it easy on the weekend with and maybe do some 24 hours, because they look fun.

The Specialized Epic 29er looks very interesting, as well as giants Anthem 29er.
by othy
14 Feb 2012, 03:35
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Buying a Mountain Bike
Replies: 15
Views: 4169

Re: Buying a Mountain Bike

Thanks orphic, I think you have just pretty much confirmed everything I was thinking. I will wait and buy in Australia - I'm sure I can find something I will like within my budget. It is a little different to when I purchased my road bike, as I knew exactly what I wanted. I have a lot more flexibili...
by othy
13 Feb 2012, 09:24
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Buying a Mountain Bike
Replies: 15
Views: 4169

Re: Buying a Mountain Bike

I'm starting think I should just do this back in Australia, just don't know enough to make an informed decision.
by othy
12 Feb 2012, 17:31
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Buying a Mountain Bike
Replies: 15
Views: 4169

Re: Buying a Mountain Bike

The Ibis is a a beautiful bike...Never ridden on though but I haven't heard a bad word said about it. It comes with a great shock too, the rp23 with Kashimax is awsome. The Rock Shox revelation is not so nice, but upgradeable. I think, in the end, if you go for the bike that you like the most and y...
by othy
12 Feb 2012, 16:25
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Buying a Mountain Bike
Replies: 15
Views: 4169

Re: Buying a Mountain Bike

Thanks John. I think the full suspension bikes start to push my budge up a bit. I rode the Ibis Mojo SL with an SLX build kit - This was priced at $2999. You can see the build kit of your click on the right. All of it is a lot lower spec then the yeti big top, but the frame is obviously taking a lot...
by othy
12 Feb 2012, 15:39
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Buying a Mountain Bike
Replies: 15
Views: 4169

Buying a Mountain Bike

I'm in the USA again, so I'm looking at bringing back another bike. A mountain bike is next on my list but I have the least experience in these. I've been looking at USA bikes - Santa Cruz, Niner, Yeti, Ibis, Specialized..etc. So far on the top of my list is.. Yeti Big Top 29er - XT Race spec http:/...
by othy
30 Jan 2012, 09:32
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Nonbikerelated talking thread. (nsfw)
Replies: 1655
Views: 153825

Re: Nonbikerelated talking thread. (nsfw)

Wow, sorry to hear about this Mike. Hope it all works out ok.

EDIT: Messaged Mike, he said he could be discharged tomorrow, and but it might be two weeks before he can return to Australia.
by othy
19 Dec 2011, 15:59
Forum: Road
Topic: Ultegra vs. Rival
Replies: 30
Views: 2818

Re: Ultegra vs. Rival

What groupset did you have your old bike?
by othy
15 Dec 2011, 15:07
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tim Briers crashed
Replies: 128
Views: 10676

Re: Tim Briers crashed

Pumped up the tires and oiled the chain on my fixie today, then commuted to work. Certainly hurt a lot more then usual - 81" is a little big these days for my depleted muscles. Lilyfield road and Anzac bridge were my big hurdles, but weren't has hard has I imagined. I must be getting some fitne...
by othy
05 Dec 2011, 15:05
Forum: Road
Topic: Exploding tyre
Replies: 7
Views: 1088

Re: Exploding tyre

After my return DHBC bunch ride to Waterfall yesterday a scary thing happened. I stopped off at the bakery to pick up some bread and as I was rolling slowly to return onto the main road my front tyre exploded. It sounded like a gunshot and scared the life out of me. On inspection the new Gatorskin ...
by othy
03 Dec 2011, 13:34
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tim Briers crashed
Replies: 128
Views: 10676

Re: Tim Briers crashed

Went for a (late) ride with a mate around Centennial Park today. Feeling much better already. Spotted Ted & Mark L on the way as they returned with the Slowies group - looked like a good turnout. Pity about the road work going on near Redfern Station, ended up having to dismount and walk to get ...
by othy
01 Dec 2011, 17:25
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: 2011 DHBC Christmas Party & Awards Night!
Replies: 46
Views: 9406

Re: Re: 2011 DHBC Christmas Party & Awards Night!

[quote="mikesbytes"]Anyone turning up prior to 7pm for dinner before?[/quote]
I'll be there early.
by othy
29 Nov 2011, 17:53
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tim Briers crashed
Replies: 128
Views: 10676

Re: Tim Briers crashed

Excellent Timmy....this may be the only time I ever over take you. Looking forward to it Jo! Great news Tim Haven't used the new bridge yet, haven't ridden that way in a while The new bridge is great, used it again on the way home. Really removes that dangerous bottle neck. In other news, a note sa...
by othy
29 Nov 2011, 16:55
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tim Briers crashed
Replies: 128
Views: 10676

Re: Tim Briers crashed

Thanks everyone, I think I was the happiest I've been in months. The endorphin release is incredible. I will be down the track as soon as I can. Hopefully it doesn't rain tomorrow. I felt good enough to ride home too. Went a lot better then the way in. Listened to my body a little more and didn't pu...
by othy
29 Nov 2011, 10:15
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tim Briers crashed
Replies: 128
Views: 10676

Re: Tim Briers crashed

Exactly 10 months to the day since my accident, I've done my first ride. I've been meaning to do it at the track to pace myself but between everything else I have on and the rain, its been weeks with no action. So this morning I decided to ride to work. It's only 11kms, how bad could it be? Well fir...
by othy
22 Nov 2011, 13:20
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Birth announcement - mid life crisis bike
Replies: 10
Views: 1286

Re: Birth announcement - mid life crisis bike

Great bike. You're not going to want to give those loan wheels back..
by othy
08 Nov 2011, 10:45
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Race Weight
Replies: 167
Views: 15627

Re: Race Weight

I've gone from 70kg to 83kg since the accident. Most of it seems to be located on my midsection. Not sure how fast I'll lose it when I start exercising again..

Jerseys don't fit anymore, haven't tried knicks.
by othy
24 Oct 2011, 17:01
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tim Briers crashed
Replies: 128
Views: 10676

Re: Tim Briers crashed

by othy
24 Oct 2011, 16:25
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tim Briers crashed
Replies: 128
Views: 10676

Re: Tim Briers crashed

It was good to visit the track last week. I'll try to get down more often. I had my bone scan with spect today. Only have the preliminary word from the radiologist but it looks like blood supply has been restored to the humeral heads. This means the bones are doing well and I've probably avoided nec...
by othy
19 Oct 2011, 09:02
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tim Briers crashed
Replies: 128
Views: 10676

Re: Re: Tim Briers crashed

We've missed you at the track recently Tim. You must be getting closer to being able to ride on a trainer?! I can ride a trainer, I just need to get the motivation and routine back in order. Hard when I don't have a clear timeframe for when I can ride again. Hoping the bone scan results are positiv...
by othy
18 Oct 2011, 22:15
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tim Briers crashed
Replies: 128
Views: 10676

Re: Tim Briers crashed

by othy
18 Oct 2011, 16:58
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tim Briers crashed
Replies: 128
Views: 10676

Re: Re: Tim Briers crashed

Sounds like good news Tim! Great to hear from you...I missed you last time you came down to the track. You'll have to make your celebrity appearances more frequent. Yeah, going to the track in winter is hard enough when you actually get to ride. Been meaning to come down soon, just need a night, I ...
by othy
18 Oct 2011, 16:16
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tim Briers crashed
Replies: 128
Views: 10676

Re: Tim Briers crashed

Update: I've had two sessions of Aclasta treatment, and have just been back to the endocrinologist today for a follow up. Appears my xrays are good and there has been no collapse of the humeral head(s), so the drug has done it's job so far. Specialist said if the humeral head were to collapse there ...
by othy
10 Oct 2011, 08:53
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Scott 24hr 2011
Replies: 41
Views: 10125

Re: Scott 24hr 2011

Well done Vic, you're a machine.

Hope Alex is ok. Whose bike did he break or does he have his own now?
by othy
08 Aug 2011, 19:51
Forum: Track
Topic: Aero-bars
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Re: Aero-bars

Your road bars might not be compatible with clip-ons at all.. Probably the best way around this would be to replace them with something appropriate, and buy a set of clip-ons that fit both your track bike and new road bike bars. May even be cheaper then two sets of clip-ons as road bars are a little...
by othy
08 Aug 2011, 16:22
Forum: Road
Topic: Kurrajong Classic - 7th August
Replies: 40
Views: 2726

Re: Kurrajong Classic - 7th August

To anyone who has not done the Kurrajong I can highly recommend it. and on that subject why is the Dinnerville so highly supported by the club and this one hardly gets a mention ? Both are great races and both fairly close to home. See all there next year. P.S. Well done again Matt. Perhaps it gets...
by othy
08 Aug 2011, 16:20
Forum: Track
Topic: Aero-bars
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Re: Aero-bars

Perhaps replace the handle bars on the felt? A lot of the oval bars have 'clamp here' round bits on them for attaching aero bars, have you checked for this?
by othy
08 Aug 2011, 16:12
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Mid Life Crisis Bike
Replies: 48
Views: 3627

Re: Mid Life Crisis Bike

Colnago C59...

Baum...

Parlee ( I may be biased here)..
by othy
08 Aug 2011, 11:17
Forum: Road
Topic: Kurrajong Classic - 7th August
Replies: 40
Views: 2726

Re: Kurrajong Classic - 7th August

Well done Matt, awesome result. Really happy to see that training paying dividends.
by othy
27 Jul 2011, 19:50
Forum: Road
Topic: Wheel Upgrade - Thoughts?
Replies: 22
Views: 2181

Re: Wheel Upgrade - Thoughts?

If Noel is considering Campag Eurus/Neutron, wouldn't the logical conclusion be that it's a Campy spec'ed bike? As such there's no point in suggesting Shimano specific wheelsets. Yet his current wheels are Shimano R500s??? Surely suggesting the RS-80s is therefore a very logical upgrade path.. I ha...
by othy
25 Jul 2011, 13:51
Forum: Road
Topic: 2011 Tour De France Chat thread.
Replies: 99
Views: 8638

Re: 2011 Tour De France Chat thread.

I find it interesting that BMC rode SLR01's for the entire tour, yet Cadel is holding an Impec up on that shot above. He also changed bikes back to his original one rather then ride the special yellow one for the final racing portion of the stage.
by othy
20 Jul 2011, 17:32
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tim Briers crashed
Replies: 128
Views: 10676

Re: Re: Tim Briers crashed

by othy
18 Jul 2011, 20:21
Forum: Track
Topic: Accident Simon
Replies: 28
Views: 2543

Re: Accident Simon

by othy
18 Jul 2011, 19:48
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tim Briers crashed
Replies: 128
Views: 10676

Re: Tim Briers crashed


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by othy
12 Jul 2011, 14:45
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Levis launches commuter cycling jeans
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Re: Levis launches commuter cycling jeans

Its taken levi ~5 years to get onto this trend? It must be well and truly over. I remember looking at a set of iron heart jeans about that long ago that were made for riding. I've done some googling to find the pair: http://blog.selfedge.com/2007/11/sexih03-self-edge-x-iron-heart-cyclist.php Before ...
by othy
10 Jul 2011, 16:32
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Photo caption contest.
Replies: 16
Views: 1452

Re: Photo caption contest.

Simon: "The pain killers have kicked in!"
Jess: "The pain killers have kicked in..."
by othy
09 Jul 2011, 13:00
Forum: Track
Topic: Accident Simon
Replies: 28
Views: 2543

Re: Accident Simon

Simon, I'm not sure if you have to sleep sitting up, but I have a bed wedge you can borrow if required.

It is similar to this one:
http://www.ilcnsw.asn.au/items/846

Works quiet well (better then stacking pillows), I had to use it for about 2 months.
by othy
08 Jul 2011, 23:13
Forum: Track
Topic: Accident Simon
Replies: 28
Views: 2543

Re: Accident Simon

It was at RAW. It is the opposite collarbone to the one he broke last time. Seemed to be more disappointed then in pain. Tim took him to hospital. Bike has lost some spokes on the rear wheel but the rest looks ok. Accident occurred with Dave Stevens. I think Dave was trying to push down into the pac...
by othy
28 Jun 2011, 12:04
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Roller Recommendation
Replies: 23
Views: 2153

Re: Roller Recommendation

What is your budget?

Kreitler = arguably the best.
by othy
27 Jun 2011, 13:50
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tim Briers crashed
Replies: 128
Views: 10676

Re: Tim Briers crashed

Long update time... I had my first x-ray checkup at the end of May, and it was found that my left shoulder is most likely suffering from necrosis. Somewhat speculative as the x-rays can't completely confirm it until the structure of the bone starts to deteriorate and by that point its too late for f...
by othy
09 Jun 2011, 09:19
Forum: Track
Topic: RAW starts 17th june 2011!!!
Replies: 62
Views: 7743

Re: RAW starts 17th june 2011!!!

Hope I can make it along to spectate, I have an endocrinologist appointment late in the afternoon all the way out in Gordon. Are you driving or do you need a lift? I think I can convince my wife to drive me as she's got the day off to take me to the doctor. I can drive short distance (like to the t...
by othy
09 Jun 2011, 00:27
Forum: Track
Topic: RAW starts 17th june 2011!!!
Replies: 62
Views: 7743

Re: RAW starts 17th june 2011!!!

Hope I can make it along to spectate, I have an endocrinologist appointment late in the afternoon all the way out in Gordon.
by othy
15 May 2011, 21:21
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tim Briers crashed
Replies: 128
Views: 10676

Re: Tim Briers crashed

Not much to report. Still just plugging away at my physio exercises and hydrotherapy. Currently bench pressing jars of pasta sauce (about 500g), along with a few other movements with them. Movement and strength is coming back but very slowly, I reckon it will be 6 months before I'm good and a bit mo...
by othy
28 Apr 2011, 14:07
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tim Briers crashed
Replies: 128
Views: 10676

Re: Tim Briers crashed

And the result is....undetermined. Too much metal in my shoulders, so the MRI image was rubbish. Now need to have monthly xrays to monitor for bone deterioration.
by othy
27 Apr 2011, 17:27
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tim Briers crashed
Replies: 128
Views: 10676

Re: Tim Briers crashed

Big day tomorrow. Got to be in the hospital at 6.45am for my MRI, from which they can tell if the bones have died. Won't find out until the afternoon when I visit the surgeon. Be nice to finally have an answer either way, its been a stressful 3 month wait (amongst other things). Not a lot I can do t...
by othy
20 Apr 2011, 13:42
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 114721

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Spotted Mike wearing a tie today.
by othy
14 Apr 2011, 14:10
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Training chit chats thread... Revelations, plans, logs etc
Replies: 643
Views: 64976

Re: Training chit chats thread... Revelations, plans, logs e

Here are the flying 200 times from last nights lead outs. Taken from Leadout rider to first across the line.

Simons Group: 12.6, 12.2, 12.8
New Hunter Hills Guy Group: 12.8, 13.0
Mike Towing new guy: 16.5
Gloria: 28.9
by othy
11 Apr 2011, 15:38
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Mont 24 Hour ... Ride the Kow in 2011
Replies: 35
Views: 11447

Re: Mont 24 Hour ... Ride the Kow in 2011

Top effort guys
by othy
01 Apr 2011, 10:27
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Can I borrow your VHS VCR
Replies: 11
Views: 847

Re: Can I borrow your VHS VCR

No problem, give me a call / text when you need it.
by othy
31 Mar 2011, 16:44
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Can I borrow your VHS VCR
Replies: 11
Views: 847

Re: Can I borrow your VHS VCR

Yeah, you can come around and collect it tonight if you like.
by othy
30 Mar 2011, 12:04
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tim Briers crashed
Replies: 128
Views: 10676

Re: Tim Briers crashed

Avascular necrosis. Never heard of it, but looking at the link, doesn't sound good, hope you don't have it. Well doctors told me initially that I have a 90% chance of having it in both shoulders. But they really don't know what to expect as my injury is pretty rare and often not in my demographic. ...
by othy
30 Mar 2011, 10:21
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tim Briers crashed
Replies: 128
Views: 10676

Re: Tim Briers crashed

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5299/5572902088_36b181dafb.jpg Bilateral broken humerus's by othyb , on Flickr Update time. No more bandages or slings. Still can't move my arms much. Pain is well reduced, and I'm only taking some Panadeine Forte as required, which is basically just before bed. I can...
by othy
23 Mar 2011, 14:01
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Groupsets, Is there really that much of a difference?
Replies: 26
Views: 2103

Re: Groupsets, Is there really that much of a difference?

I have tiagra, 105 and da-7900 on my three road bikes. The lower end groupsets work fine, but they're not dura-ace.
by othy
23 Mar 2011, 13:53
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Music
Replies: 19
Views: 1188

Re: Music

I'm actually a little embarrassed at what i'm listening too these days. Currently plenty of "alternative" hip hop currently in rotation Eg. Chiddy Bang, Kid Cudi, Aloe Blacc, Dan Black http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McRgkE_vgjU Along with a few others, MGMT, Passion Pitt, Ou Est Le Swimmin...
by othy
18 Mar 2011, 14:18
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Mont 24 Hour ... Ride the Kow in 2011
Replies: 35
Views: 11447

Re: Mont 24 Hour ... Ride the Kow in 2011

I've got some Ay-up lights you can borrow if needed.
by othy
08 Feb 2011, 14:25
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tim Briers crashed
Replies: 128
Views: 10676

Re: Tim Briers crashed

Anthony is coming over tonight if you want to join him. Not sure what time. 6.30 is probably best as I get tired. Currently at north shore getting scans for ortho.
by othy
04 Feb 2011, 15:39
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tim Briers crashed
Replies: 128
Views: 10676

Re: Tim Briers crashed

At home now, using dads iPad. Very sore. Thanks for the well wishes. If anyone would like to visit im free this weekend. Pm for address.

Tim.
by othy
26 Jan 2011, 07:43
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2011 Flat Tyre Competition
Replies: 133
Views: 12322

Re: 2011 Flat Tyre Competition

Valve failure on my track bikes front wheel.

6.5 orphic (5)
6.0 Tim Llewellyn (6)
5.0
4.5 megatron (3)
4.0
3.5
3.0
2.5
2.0 John Nguyen, Christian
1.5 Lindsay, Lizanne (1 but i think i should have 3 points for 2 flats ), PeterOS(2)
1.0 othy
0.5 Simon Llewellyn
0.0
by othy
26 Jan 2011, 07:39
Forum: For Sale
Topic: *SOLD* - Rollers for sale - 6 months old
Replies: 6
Views: 927

Re: Rollers for sale - 6 months old

Let me know when you're available and I can drop the money around.
by othy
25 Jan 2011, 20:07
Forum: For Sale
Topic: *SOLD* - Rollers for sale - 6 months old
Replies: 6
Views: 927

Re: Rollers for sale - 6 months old

Hi Jo, I'll take them if still available.
by othy
24 Jan 2011, 13:15
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Training chit chats thread... Revelations, plans, logs etc
Replies: 643
Views: 64976

Re: Training chit chats thread... Revelations, plans, logs e

I assume the bikes are ok? So jealous of the weekday riding that's going on at the moment.
by othy
23 Jan 2011, 21:14
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Training chit chats thread... Revelations, plans, logs etc
Replies: 643
Views: 64976

Re: Training chit chats thread... Revelations, plans, logs e

Thats a huge week Tim. I was very worn out this afternoon after todays waterfall ride. Its good to have tired sore legs again - miss that feeling like they've been working hard.
by othy
14 Jan 2011, 18:43
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 114721

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Jo eating indian yesterday...

Strawburger on the way home tonight.
by othy
14 Jan 2011, 17:19
Forum: Road
Topic: the GOD[ESS] Ride 9th January 2011 5.45am
Replies: 60
Views: 3713

Re: the GOD[ESS] Ride 9th January 2011 5.45am

I like the google map, it says you can walk it in 2 days and 3 hours. I'm up for the challenge, that's an average pace of 4.73 km/h, I could do that but I don't know about not sleeping for that long and still being able to walk. Perhaps with the right motivation... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_...
by othy
06 Jan 2011, 13:25
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tapatalk
Replies: 32
Views: 5220

Re: Re: Tapatalk

Thanks for installing tapatalk. I was banned at home, I'll let you know if its still in place tonight. Sent from my HTC Desire using Tapatalk You have an HTC Desire? I am seriously envious. I really, really, want one but I've got a dufus work phone that costs nothing. It's so slim, and sublime... I...
by othy
06 Jan 2011, 09:14
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tapatalk
Replies: 32
Views: 5220

Re: Tapatalk

Thanks for installing tapatalk. I was banned at home, I'll let you know if its still in place tonight.

Sent from my HTC Desire using Tapatalk
by othy
17 Dec 2010, 08:46
Forum: Track
Topic: alex chugg and simon llewellyn silver in state maddison cham
Replies: 9
Views: 1098

Re: alex chugg and simon llewellyn silver in state maddison

Well done. Certainly found it hard sitting in on Wednesday nights training.
by othy
15 Dec 2010, 15:07
Forum: Conversation
Topic: New Australian criterium series
Replies: 16
Views: 1347

Re: New Australian criterium series

Pretty sure I saw glimpses of Chubbsy hanging on to the tail of the bunch whilst watching Sunday's TV coverage. Caught glimpses of someone in a red shirt and black knicks quite near the back. After 20 mins he seemed to have been spat. The speed would have been awesome with the calibre of some of th...
by othy
15 Dec 2010, 07:21
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Nonbikerelated talking thread. (nsfw)
Replies: 1655
Views: 153825

Re: Nonbikerelated talking thread. (nsfw)

9/10. Got the mosquito one wrong, which I thought had no effect but guessed otherwise due to the presentation of the answers..
by othy
08 Dec 2010, 10:22
Forum: Conversation
Topic: New Bike Build
Replies: 44
Views: 3828

Re: New Bike Build

Yes everything is working. Runs very smoothly and so quiet. There was a creak from the saddle area on its first ride yesterday - fixed it last night though - turns out I'd forgotten to grease all the saddle bolts and the clamp bolt. No creak on the ride this morning. I can't believe how fast it roll...
by othy
07 Dec 2010, 18:45
Forum: Conversation
Topic: New Bike Build
Replies: 44
Views: 3828

Re: New Bike Build

Was dry enough for the maiden voyage today - I couldn't wait any longer. Commute to work and back. I must have looked crazy with the massive grin on my face the whole way.
by othy
01 Dec 2010, 10:06
Forum: Conversation
Topic: New Bike Build
Replies: 44
Views: 3828

Re: New Bike Build

I finished building it on Saturday night and haven't been out on it yet. Not going to be riding it in the rain, so this week looks like a write off. Yokozuna cables are a bit of an exercise to get installed - hard to cut, used a dremel. Hard to route - used lots of cable ties, then had to wrap the b...
by othy
28 Nov 2010, 09:43
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Online Website Discount Codes
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Views: 2630

Re: Online Website Discount Codes

by othy
26 Nov 2010, 17:40
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
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Views: 114721

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

NOOG riding down Darling St, Rozelle, passed while I was stopping into Velofix.
Hugo in car as I crossed Marion Street, Haberfield.
by othy
26 Nov 2010, 12:44
Forum: Conversation
Topic: New Bike Build
Replies: 44
Views: 3828

Re: New Bike Build

There is no chance that you may have confused the front brake with the back brake? Not trying to insult your intelligence, since it shouldn't be possible as the bolts should be very different lengths, but I've seen stranger things. Bikes on Ebay seem to turn up regularly with the brake pads facing ...
by othy
26 Nov 2010, 12:25
Forum: Conversation
Topic: New Bike Build
Replies: 44
Views: 3828

Re: New Bike Build

That H limit screw does not really seem too far out in my opinion. But then again, I know nothing about the components you are using Othy. I assume you will also be winding the B tension screw in much tighter, so your derailleur top pulley runs as close to the cassette as possible too. I am also co...
by othy
25 Nov 2010, 19:58
Forum: Conversation
Topic: New Bike Build
Replies: 44
Views: 3828

Re: New Bike Build

this is totally fascinating, even if I only understand about 25% of it. It looks really great Tim looking forward to seeing it out on the road. I assume the build it yourself thing is for personal satisfaction and skills building etc? Tell me, how much would a shop charge to build the bike? just in...
by othy
25 Nov 2010, 15:40
Forum: Conversation
Topic: New Bike Build
Replies: 44
Views: 3828

Re: New Bike Build

I suspect this piece is if the fork doesn't have a flat part to mount the brake against. I've left it out.
by othy
25 Nov 2010, 15:17
Forum: Conversation
Topic: New Bike Build
Replies: 44
Views: 3828

Re: New Bike Build

So I've run into my first puzzling part. What is this concave washer on the front brake mount? Should I use it? Below it is the washer with teeth that grips the fork. None of my other bikes have this concave washer installed. Shimano documents don't seem to have any information as to what it is. htt...
by othy
25 Nov 2010, 14:20
Forum: Conversation
Topic: New Bike Build
Replies: 44
Views: 3828

Re: New Bike Build

by othy
25 Nov 2010, 11:07
Forum: Conversation
Topic: New Bike Build
Replies: 44
Views: 3828

Re: New Bike Build

This might be a dumb question, but have you actually double-checked the fork to see if the crown race isn't already installed? When I bought the Cervelo from the US the frame came with the job already done, which I didn't realise until I'd opened the headset box and wondered where the crown race wa...
by othy
25 Nov 2010, 07:33
Forum: Conversation
Topic: New Bike Build
Replies: 44
Views: 3828

Re: New Bike Build

The forks are Edge 2.0. Their manual says not to modify the fork when installing the race, so I should probably remind the bike shop of this when I get it installed.

The bearing tolerance just feels tight - I expect it will push in if I gave it a little bit of an even press with my thumbs.
by othy
24 Nov 2010, 21:38
Forum: Conversation
Topic: New Bike Build
Replies: 44
Views: 3828

Re: New Bike Build

Ok, so having read the instructions it suggests that the bearings should fit into the headtube with "little or no resistance". Not sure how little they mean - mine look like they'll go in but will need a push (by hand only), and don't look like they'll come out particularly easy. Is this n...
by othy
24 Nov 2010, 21:09
Forum: Conversation
Topic: New Bike Build
Replies: 44
Views: 3828

Re: New Bike Build

As per the discussion at the track, I've done a little more headset investigation. I have a Cane Creek IS type headset to install, instructions are here: http://www.canecreek.com/manuals/Headset_Instructions/S_Series/IS_Instructions.pdf I think the only tool required is to install the crown race on ...
by othy
24 Nov 2010, 14:49
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 114721

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Saw a DHBC rider in Haberfield along Hawthorne Parade today on my way to work. Didn't recognise them, though I think it may have been Timbo.
by othy
24 Nov 2010, 12:52
Forum: Conversation
Topic: New Bike Build
Replies: 44
Views: 3828

Re: New Bike Build

I use never-seez on parts I know have a tendency to bind, or any bolt that is going into an insert in carbon. It should stop the dissimilar metal corrosion which is why some bolts are hard to get out. Its what we use on underwater enclosures and thats a much tougher environment than a bike. Also if...
by othy
24 Nov 2010, 06:55
Forum: Conversation
Topic: New Bike Build
Replies: 44
Views: 3828

Re: New Bike Build

Thanks Jo, but I've purchased a torque wrench. I figure I'll be needing one from now on whenever I make any adjustments.

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