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by Johnj
19 Mar 2017, 13:55
Forum: Conversation
Topic: CALL FOR VOLLUNTEERS - Sydney Classic Bicycle Show, Sat 6th May , 11am-3pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2652

Re: CALL FOR VOLLUNTEERS - Sydney Classic Bicycle Show, Sat 25 March, 11am-3pm

VOLUNTEER ROSTER FOR 2017 SYDNEY CLASSIC BICYCLE SHOW Set up Infield 8am to 10am - Marc, Alister, Peter Teow, Alex, Rod, Ray Help set up tents , tables, chairs etc. 9am to 11am - Michele, Peter T, John J, Marian, Geoff S, Toff, Carol Allocation of stallholders. Allocation of concours bikes. Entry g...
by Johnj
21 Nov 2016, 21:54
Forum: Conversation
Topic: DHBC Wool Jersey - ORDERS now open. End 25 Nov
Replies: 37
Views: 5334

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

PLACE ORDERS HERE: 1. Marc Rerceretnam (mobile 0426 897247). 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...
by Johnj
29 Oct 2015, 20:47
Forum: Road
Topic: 2015 Novelty Sat Slowies.
Replies: 7
Views: 1229

Re: 2015 Novelty Sat Slowies.

Righto, Chery and I will bring the tandem. Be afraid......

I can lend a 1939 Malvern Star roadster to any masochist out there.
by Johnj
17 Aug 2015, 20:33
Forum: Road
Topic: 2015 DHBC Individual Time Trial Champs Sun Sep 6th
Replies: 72
Views: 8675

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 Johnj
07 Jun 2015, 17:12
Forum: Road
Topic: Queens Birthday Ride June 8: last spin with DHBC
Replies: 16
Views: 2099

Re: Queens Birthday Ride June 8: last spin with DHBC

See you at 7am.

Cheers

John
by Johnj
22 Mar 2015, 19:10
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: A spare road bike to loan?
Replies: 10
Views: 1767

Re: A spare road bike to loan?

Hi John I've got a steel Omega I can lend. 56-ish top tube. Currently running 8-speed Shimano 600 with downtube shifters. Has done several time trials and other rides with a variety of riders. The Weinmann Delta brakes are not terribly effective, but nobody has died riding it yet. I think its got a ...
by Johnj
14 Nov 2014, 20:18
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Old Rusty Bike Wheels Wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 1195

Re: Old Rusty Bike Wheels Wanted

Plenty at my house. My wife would be ecstatic if they didn't come back.
by Johnj
14 Nov 2014, 16:48
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Repco Eurosport Tri-A
Replies: 13
Views: 3194

Re: Repco Eurosport Tri-A

Any of you vintage boys got a 6 speed cluster you'd be happy to part with? Some friction levers for down tube braze ons would also be greatly appreciated. BTW I'm not expecting this to be for free........ 6-speed I can do, as long as you don't mind a 14-28 Shimano. No cost and I can bring it to Slo...
by Johnj
12 Oct 2014, 14:24
Forum: Road
Topic: Fixie Century 2014
Replies: 48
Views: 6458

Re: Fixie Century 2014

I'm out. I've got a half day hospital admission on Wednesday for an angiogram. Local anaesthetic and a cannula in the femoral artery mean I'm unlikely to be 100% by the time of the ride.

Have a great ride.
by Johnj
20 Aug 2014, 15:48
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Michele Moss
Replies: 15
Views: 2997

Re: Michele Moss

I saw Michele in the hospital this morning. I was pleasantly surprised at how well she looks (considering her injuries). She's still feeling very sore, but she is able to walk with a walking frame. She will be out of hospital fairly soon, possibly as early as Friday, but will need to recover for six...
by Johnj
17 Aug 2014, 21:49
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Michele Moss
Replies: 15
Views: 2997

Re: Michele Moss

Best wishes Michele and Peter from all at Chateau Croydon.

John
by Johnj
14 Aug 2014, 20:52
Forum: Road
Topic: Fixie Century 2014
Replies: 48
Views: 6458

Re: Fixie Century 2014

1. Camilla (Bundanoon Hotel - single bed)
2. Eleri (Bundanoon Hotel - single bed) - no pork knuckle for me!!
3. Jo - will try and persuade Christian to be support driver.
4. John (Bundanoon Hotel - single bed)

Steel is real!!*





*Well except for steel rims which are really crap.
by Johnj
10 Aug 2014, 22:50
Forum: Road
Topic: ENTRIES NOW CLOSED: Rookwood Crit 14 September
Replies: 83
Views: 9794

Re: Entries thread - Rookwood Crit 14 September

DHBC List Entries - Grades Please add your name to the list below if you intend to race - please tell us if you need a day licence. Junior U13 Junior U15 (may ride with seniors) A Grade Michael Clement (gold licence) Simon Berry (gold licence) Alex Chubb (gold licence) B Grade John Healey (gold lice...
by Johnj
25 Jul 2014, 00:38
Forum: Road
Topic: Team Time Trials - 19th July 2014 at Nowra
Replies: 137
Views: 14815

Re: Team Time Trials - 19th July 2014 at Nowra

As always, Valley Wheeler preparation was meticulous. Lindsay did altitude training in India, whilst Peter T. went to a secret location in Indonesia, searching for moustaches. He discovered a hill tribe who created moustaches from the fur of Civets hand reared on coffee beans and EPO. Teamwork was i...
by Johnj
22 Apr 2014, 22:48
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Flying Domestically with a bike?
Replies: 8
Views: 1634

Re: Flying Domestically with a bike?

Qantas and Virgin are fine, and Jetstar are ok. Flying economy your bike counts as your checked in luggage. You can pack a certain amount of stuff in the box/bag, but be careful it doesn't exceed 20/23/27 kgs (allowance depends on the airline). You can then use your carry-on allowance for a 7/10 kg ...
by Johnj
17 Apr 2014, 14:45
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: stem for new old bike
Replies: 6
Views: 1487

Re: stem for new old bike

PM Sent...
by Johnj
15 Apr 2014, 19:56
Forum: Track
Topic: Intro to the Track - Saturdays starting 10th May 2014 2-4pm
Replies: 43
Views: 6396

Re: Introduction to the Track - Saturdays starting 10th May

1. Peter Bownes
2. Ben Thomson
3. Tim Clifford (dependant on leave approval from the Minister)
4. Ian Laing (will require borrow of a track bike c56cm)
5. Ray Patton
6 Carol Rosier
7 John Johnson
by Johnj
16 Mar 2014, 22:13
Forum: Road
Topic: Penny Farthings at Evandale Tasmania, Feb 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2609

How I raced penny farthings in Tasmania and didn't die

Part 2: “So what’s the only thing you really need when you go credit card touring?” Well, that’d be your credit card? There I was at the Mole Creek Hotel, being told that, no, my Cycling Australia card probably wasn’t going to pay for my room. My credit card was in my wallet and unfortunately my wal...
by Johnj
10 Mar 2014, 21:57
Forum: Road
Topic: Penny Farthings at Evandale Tasmania, Feb 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2609

How I raced penny farthings in Tasmania and didn't die

Part 1: "How hard can it be?" “How hard can it be?” This was my joking reply to my work colleagues when they discovered I’d never ridden a penny farthing before and was planning to race on one in Tasmania. Now standing in a quiet street in Evandale reaching up to the handlebars of my steed...
by Johnj
23 Jan 2014, 09:54
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Blue Mts on Sunday 26th/Jan/2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1455

Re: Blue Mts on Sunday 26th/Jan/2014

Start point: Blaxland Railway Station (I think). Most of us will be catching the 7.35 train from Strathfield.

Start list:
1. Marc
2. John
3. Ray
4. Carol
5. Lindsay
6. Andy W (now a DHBC member)

Lunch at the Patton/Rosier residence afterwards.
by Johnj
18 Nov 2013, 22:08
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Ride for Life - Vintage Scratch Race, Sunday 17 Nov, Heffron
Replies: 27
Views: 3819

Re: Ride for Life - Vintage Scratch Race, Sunday 17 Nov, Hef

More photos and text from Marc. He's currently unable to post in this part of the forum. John Mason and Simon Berry receiving their 2nd and 3rd placing prizes for their well deserved wins in the C grade race. http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac292/marc2193/SimonandJohnreceivingprizes_zps1364d453.j...
by Johnj
17 Nov 2013, 23:19
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Ride for Life - Vintage Scratch Race, Sunday 17 Nov, Heffron
Replies: 27
Views: 3819

Re: Ride for Life - Vintage Scratch Race, Sunday 17 Nov, Hef

A total of 13 riders (10 DHBC) turned up for 6 laps of the 2.04km course. In attendance were yours truly, Lindsay, Marc, John Mason, Simon Berry, Ron Webster, Alister, Ray Patton, Carol Rosier (doing her very first race) and Roger Webber (DHBC member and occasional visitor south of the harbour). Pet...
by Johnj
08 Nov 2013, 21:16
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Ride for Life - Vintage Scratch Race, Sunday 17 Nov, Heffron
Replies: 27
Views: 3819

Re: Ride for Life - Vintage Scratch Race, Sunday 17 Nov, Hef

Time for a DHBC List:

1. Marc
2. Peter B
3. John M
4. Roger W
5. John J
6. Strawburger (Simon) pending scrutineer's approval
by Johnj
02 Nov 2013, 18:35
Forum: Road
Topic: Sunday Slowies - Como Cronulla Coffee Cruise **** Back on!
Replies: 27
Views: 3345

Re: Sunday Slowies - Como Cronulla Coffee Cruise **** Back

1. Dougie - Cruise Director 2. Jonathan (Will join at Vanessa st Beverly Hills outside IGA eta 7am?) (also definitely interested, but it depends what date this happens) 3. Brett 4. Susie 5. Paulette + 1 6. Steve 7. Mark 8. Colin 9. Dave (will join at Beverly Hills IGA) 10. Marc 11/12. Rod and Tam (V...
by Johnj
24 Oct 2013, 21:40
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Marrickville Cycling Club Old Trophy Search
Replies: 7
Views: 1715

Re: Marrickville Cycling Club Old Trophy Search

The trophy is the Dunlop Interclub perpetual trophy sponsored by Dunlop from 1902 to 1940, with other sponsors from 1941 onwards. You'll all be pleased to note that Dulwich Hill won this event once (in 1920) in 100 years of racing.... Marrickville won the Dunlop Interclub every year from 1928 to 193...
by Johnj
17 Oct 2013, 20:19
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Need to borrow bike stands for 19-20 October
Replies: 2
Views: 627

Re: Need to borrow bike stands for 19-20 October

Been to Peter's place and picked up the stands and some other display paraphernalia, so I'm now right. Thanks Peter and Michele. :D
by Johnj
17 Oct 2013, 17:37
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Need to borrow bike stands for 19-20 October
Replies: 2
Views: 627

Need to borrow bike stands for 19-20 October

La Presidenta has been asked to find some vintage bikes to display at the Sydney Bikes and Lifestyle Show this weekend. I've volunteered a few, but I'm short of some display stands. If anyone has can spare three of them for a couple of days I'd be grateful. Also looking for a freestanding lockable d...
by Johnj
06 Oct 2013, 16:24
Forum: Road
Topic: Kurnell C25 Ride - Monday 7 October 6.30am
Replies: 16
Views: 2186

Re: Kurnell C25 Ride - Monday 7 October 6.30am

1. Todd V
2. Kerry V
3. Jo
4. Colin Campbell
5. Marc R
6. Rajiv (pending feeding and pooing temperament of my newborn)
7. Adam
8. Johnj
by Johnj
26 Aug 2013, 23:27
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Vintage ride from Punchbowl Saturday 31 August
Replies: 2
Views: 884

Vintage ride from Punchbowl Saturday 31 August

I'll be going on this one, which will meander from Punchbowl to Marrickville via the M5 path/Cooks River and return. We will probably end up at the Marrickville Rd cafe and meet up with the Slowies bunch.

Currently about 6 people going. . All welcome.
by Johnj
16 Aug 2013, 21:36
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Vintage Carbon Fibre!
Replies: 1
Views: 1707

Re: Vintage Carbon Fibre!

Looks good but not sure if I'd be game to ride it hard. Twenty-three year old carbon fibre does not provide me with much confidence. I've ridden with Quang, he's a bit of a flyweight, so I think not too much risk. The bike certainly looks good. This is him at the front on the bike (myself in the ba...
by Johnj
27 Jul 2013, 20:10
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Bidon left at the cafe
Replies: 0
Views: 476

Bidon left at the cafe

Someone left a purple-ish Terra Firma Consulting bidon at the cafe this morning and I took it home. Let me know if it is yours.
by Johnj
27 Jul 2013, 19:28
Forum: Road
Topic: Adventure Ride - Easter Fri 3rd April 2015 West Head 5:45am
Replies: 464
Views: 49826

Re: Adventure Ride - Bundeena Ferry - 6am Sunday 28th July

1) Mike C (couldn't think of anything witty to put beside his name) 2) JTB (just happy it's not a road race) 3) Anthony K 4) Keith W 5) Stuart (no ferry for me) 6) Rajiv 7) Colin C Nick G 9) Philip 10) Todd V (meet at Bestic Street) 11) Kerry V (meet at Bestic Street) 12) Adam (will decide on the fe...
by Johnj
29 Jun 2013, 19:38
Forum: Road
Topic: Adventure Ride - Easter Fri 3rd April 2015 West Head 5:45am
Replies: 464
Views: 49826

Re: Adventure Ride - Bundeena Ferry - 6am Sunday 30th June

1. Mike - drinks coffee 2. Jo - still on standard crankset 3. Todd Vogel - addicted to good coffee (Coffee Alchemy in Marrickville). 4. Rajiv 5. Peter Bownes - likes a ferry ride 6. Anna (may probably just do RNP loop) 7. Robert (may probably just do RNP loop) 8. Tony o c ( is praying for some sunsh...
by Johnj
22 Jun 2013, 19:58
Forum: Road
Topic: Adventure Ride - Easter Fri 3rd April 2015 West Head 5:45am
Replies: 464
Views: 49826

Re: Adventure Ride - Bundeena Ferry - 6am Sunday 23rd June

1. Mike (might ride his fixie) 2. Todd (dont own a fixie and have no intention of purchasing one in the future!!) 3. Stuart (will miss Bundeena & the ferry - so basically a RNP loop for anyone interested) 4. Philip. May or may not do Bundeena but will roll out with you guys. 5. JoTheBuilder (now...
by Johnj
09 Jun 2013, 20:52
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Greg Pankhurst's accident
Replies: 137
Views: 15816

Re: Greg Pankhurst's accident

Rolling back home after Waterfall along the Cooks River path this morning a familiar voice said "Hi John". It was Greg. I stopped and had a chat. He was out walking with a friend and is in training for the.... City to Surf :D . He plans to walk the 14 kms and his training is going well. He...
by Johnj
01 Jun 2013, 23:25
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: White Dirt Road ride in Bowral/Picton area 25/26 May
Replies: 31
Views: 5256

Re: White Dirt Road ride in Bowral/Picton area 25/26 May

Well I was all set, 2 bidons, some food, pump, spare tubes, patches, multitool, lights. Air in the tyres and I was ready. My gearing was 52-42 on the front and 12-21 on the back, no problems, there weren’t many hills were there? My rigorous preparation included watching the Giro at the Marrickville ...
by Johnj
22 May 2013, 18:13
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: White Dirt Road ride in Bowral/Picton area 25/26 May
Replies: 31
Views: 5256

Re: White Dirt Road ride in Bowral/Picton area 25/26 May

Well, my plans for a train trip have been derailled by trackwork between Lidcombe and Liverpool, so looks like I'll have to go by car. Maybe Andy Peter and myself could all go together. Let me know what you think? Anyone else coming?
by Johnj
18 May 2013, 16:24
Forum: Road
Topic: Adventure Ride - Easter Fri 3rd April 2015 West Head 5:45am
Replies: 464
Views: 49826

Re: Adventure Ride Blue Mountains 3rd route 100k 6am Sun 19

Leave pass granted, but only to Windsor.

1. Mike C
2. Mark L
3. Stuart
4. Karzie
5. Adam
6. Anthony K
7. Anna
8. Robert
9. PeterOS
10. Tony o c
11. Camilla
12. Philip
13. Keith
14. Bruce
15. Grant (TBC)
16. Johnj (To Windsor only)
by Johnj
07 May 2013, 23:26
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: White Dirt Road ride in Bowral/Picton area 25/26 May
Replies: 31
Views: 5256

Re: White Dirt Road ride in Bowral/Picton area 25/26 May

Looks like time for a list. 1. Lizanne (staying at Bowral) 2. Maddy (staying at Bowral) 3. Marc (train) 4. Peter B 5. Andy 6. JohnJ (probably can't stay overnight as Kraftwerk are in town) The total ride is 140km, but the route parallels the railway and loops back on itself, so plenty of opportunity...
by Johnj
24 Apr 2013, 21:52
Forum: Road
Topic: C25-ish Kurnell Kruize on Anzac Day?
Replies: 18
Views: 2019

Re: C25-ish Kurnell Kruize on Anzac Day?

1. Colin Campbell
2. Paulette
3. Louise
4. Todd & Kerry
5. Marc
6. Rajiv Ramanathan
7. Bill
8. Nick Gowing
9. Tony
10. Johnj
by Johnj
23 Apr 2013, 22:04
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Vintage Jersey orders ***JERSEYS are in!***
Replies: 101
Views: 14609

Re: Vintage Jersey orders

DHBC World Stripe Vintage ($72.10) small- Lizanne medium-Peter T, Anthony I, James R large-Peter Bownes, Stuart x-large- xx-large-Ted DHBC original Logo ($70) small- Lizanne, Camilla, JoTheBuilder, Marian medium-Philip, Lindsay large-Peter Bownes, Colin Campbell, John Healey, John Mason, Johnj x-lar...
by Johnj
22 Apr 2013, 21:24
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 102284

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Toff and Lindsay at Beechworth:



Full report to come on this extravaganza.
by Johnj
18 Apr 2013, 22:42
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Eddy Merckx Team Molteni Corsa - Gumtree
Replies: 1
Views: 1229

Re: Eddy Merckx Team Molteni Corsa - Gumtree

Real? Replica? Rad? Or the winner of Best in Show, Sydney Classic Bike Show 2014? I've admired this bike in Burwood Cycleworld whenever I've been in there. I think it is one of a limited edition done in 1989 by the Merckx factory, a "replica" loosely based on the Molteni bikes that Merckx...
by Johnj
30 Mar 2013, 19:24
Forum: Road
Topic: Easter Monday 1st April C28 Sublime
Replies: 19
Views: 2455

Re: Easter Monday 1st April C28 Sublime

1. Jothebuilder
2. Aimee
3. Michele
4. Anthony K
5. Pia
6. Adam
7. Alison
8. Johnj

Fewer hills would be my preference, as I'm crap at climbing.
by Johnj
29 Mar 2013, 22:43
Forum: Road
Topic: Easter friday easy ride
Replies: 16
Views: 2034

Re: Easter friday easy ride

Beautiful weather, lovely scenery, good company and cold beer at the brewery. What more could you want? Lady Carrington Drive wasn't too muddy, and perfectly navigable for road bikes (even fixies with 23mm tyres). We saw two lyrebirds and Lizanne saw a wallaby. And the two Peters had excellent tyre-...
by Johnj
28 Mar 2013, 20:18
Forum: Road
Topic: Easter friday easy ride
Replies: 16
Views: 2034

Re: Easter friday easy ride

I've had a slight change of plans. As the bunch will be lingering at Sutherland I'll catch a slightly later train and get there at 7.58 instead of 7.50. I'll find the rest of the bunch when I get there. The radar looks OK, with the rain band set to clear well before we get there, though Lady Carring...
by Johnj
26 Mar 2013, 19:46
Forum: Road
Topic: Easter friday easy ride
Replies: 16
Views: 2034

Re: Easter friday easy ride

list of possible suspects

Dayna
Pete
Michele
JohnJ
Karzie- not sure if you are in or just having flashbacks?
Lizanne?
anyone else?

I'll probably catch the train from Burwood and meet you at Sydenham. 7.15 from Sydenham?
by Johnj
25 Mar 2013, 09:01
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Greg Pankhurst's accident
Replies: 137
Views: 15816

Re: Greg Pankhurst's accident

It's really great to see your post Greg. That's the best news I've had all week (bike show notwithstanding).
by Johnj
18 Mar 2013, 23:06
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Faily Telegraph Strikes Again...
Replies: 6
Views: 1023

Re: Faily Telegraph Strikes Again...

The faux anxiety about cyclist safety makes me sick, because its really about "congestion on roads and frustration for drivers". You could have taken precisely the same photo (2 abreast in the "middle lane") of any DHBC bunch in a dozen places between Marrickville and Waterfall, ...
by Johnj
16 Mar 2013, 17:02
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Nite of the Spring Classics - Tour of Flanders
Replies: 34
Views: 3091

Re: Nite of the Spring Classics - Tour of Flanders

I'm in. Not sure about riding with a skinfull of red wine though.
by Johnj
16 Mar 2013, 16:51
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: L'Eroica Downunder, Beechworth VIC, 20 and 21 April
Replies: 3
Views: 1165

Re: L'Eroica Downunder, Beechworth VIC, 20 and 21 April

Current projected start list:

Johnj
Toff
Karzie
Lindsay
Alister
Marc

Current plan is to drive up on Friday, camp Friday and Saturday nights and drive back late on Sunday night. Plenty of campsites available in Beechworth.
by Johnj
07 Mar 2013, 12:50
Forum: Conversation
Topic: A little hanky with Panky
Replies: 12
Views: 1765

Re: A little hanky with Panky

I dropped in to see Greg in my lunch hour. He was keen to find out about what rides were happening and was disappointed that his training for the Three Peaks was not going to plan. Sue reminded him that the Three Peaks was on this weekend and that he wasn't going to be there. He is alert and happy t...
by Johnj
05 Mar 2013, 22:06
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 102284

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Jacob Carswell on the train coming out of the city on Saturday. His hand is still in a cast, but he hopes to be back at slowies in about 3 weeks.
by Johnj
05 Mar 2013, 21:35
Forum: Conversation
Topic: I was hit by a car- Insurance help
Replies: 13
Views: 1968

Re: I was hit by a car- Insurance help

Lodge a complaint using their internal dispute resolution process . This will probably be a complete waste of time. However, once you've got a complaint number if you're still unhappy you can lodge a dispute with the Financial Ombudsman Service . I did this last year and the effect was quite startli...
by Johnj
21 Feb 2013, 21:48
Forum: Track
Topic: Come and try the track - Saturday 4th May 1-3pm
Replies: 66
Views: 8787

Re: Come and try the track - Saturday 2nd March 1pm

1. Jonboy 2. Dougie 3. timothy.clifford (loan bike please - 54cm) 4. Anthony K ( a definite maybe, will try to convert this to a yes or no in the next few days ) 5. Peter 6. Jacqui (loan bike please 54cm with short stem if possible) 7. Ray (loan bike please -56cm) 8. Adrian L (loan bike please - 58c...
by Johnj
11 Feb 2013, 22:53
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Greg Pankhurst's accident
Replies: 137
Views: 15816

Re: Greg Pankhurst's accident

Just want to add my best wishes for Greg and family.
by Johnj
09 Feb 2013, 19:43
Forum: Road
Topic: Johnny Warren Jamberoo Classic - 10 February 2013
Replies: 73
Views: 7809

Re: Johnny Warren Jamberoo Classic - 10 February 2013

1. JoTheBuilder 2. Adam 3. Noel 4. Philip 5. John 6. Eleri 7.Dougie 8. Chris C 9. James R 10. Karzie 11. Colin 12. Alison 13. Camilla 14. Anthony 15. timothy.clifford (will join at Brighton Fisho's, Bestic St) 16. Paul 17. GregPankhurst 18. Adrian L 19. Mark L 20. Aaron (+1 - Ben (LACC)) 21. Bill K ...
by Johnj
07 Feb 2013, 19:54
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: L'Eroica Downunder, Beechworth VIC, 20 and 21 April
Replies: 3
Views: 1165

L'Eroica Downunder, Beechworth VIC, 20 and 21 April

ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE: Demanding roads, dust or mud. Enjoy the ability to suffer. L'eroica is a period cyclosportive rally for riders and collectors of classic racing bicycles built before circa 1980. Celebrating both Italian culture and the heroic times of bike racing it is based in the "Tusca...
by Johnj
07 Feb 2013, 19:44
Forum: Road
Topic: Adventure Ride - Easter Fri 3rd April 2015 West Head 5:45am
Replies: 464
Views: 49826

Re: Adventure Rides 2013 - Central Coast Chase 6am Sun Feb 3

oh so you were lost when you took the massive shortcut????? bahaha, that story would work better if you didn't have the map in your hand in the photo :) Having the map in my hand would suggest that I still wasn't entirely sure where I was... :D Looks like you'll have to come with us next time to ke...
by Johnj
05 Feb 2013, 20:35
Forum: Road
Topic: Adventure Ride - Easter Fri 3rd April 2015 West Head 5:45am
Replies: 464
Views: 49826

Re: Adventure Rides 2013 - Central Coast Chase 6am Sun Feb 3

It was an excellent day out in good company. Pia and Lencia did a sterling job into the 40-50 kph headwind heading in to The Entrance (I spent a fair bit of time drafting at this point :) ) My best wishes to Jacob. It was amazing to think he was able to ride back to the station with a fractured fing...
by Johnj
16 Jan 2013, 22:37
Forum: Road
Topic: Adventure Ride - Easter Fri 3rd April 2015 West Head 5:45am
Replies: 464
Views: 49826

Re: Adventure Rides 2013 - Central Coast Chase 6am Sun Feb 3

Well, finally worked out who Hashtag is. :oops: Please add your name to the list in which distance you want to do. 65km-easy Dayna*knows where the pubs and beaches are Lindsay(tbc) cycle coach and amusing anecdotes Lizanne*pending investigation by ride handicapper Sinead Jen Phil 95km- medium(cycle ...
by Johnj
16 Jan 2013, 22:30
Forum: Road
Topic: Easy paced Kurnell ride - January 20
Replies: 30
Views: 3414

Re: Easy paced Kurnell ride - January 20

Depending on the weather, I'll probably be there. Unless I get dragged into the C28s.
by Johnj
06 Jan 2013, 23:17
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Valley Wheelers' Hawkesbury Ramble- Jan 5 2013
Replies: 50
Views: 6097

Valley Wheelers' tour the vale of Hades

Well it was hot, damn hot. The Sydney forecast was 29 degrees. Unfortunately the Richmond forecast was 37 degrees (which turned out to be an underestimate). On the train someone asked what the bail out options were. I told them that the only one available was getting out at Riverstone and catching t...
by Johnj
03 Jan 2013, 15:51
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Valley Wheelers' Hawkesbury Ramble- Jan 5 2013
Replies: 50
Views: 6097

Re: Valley Wheelers' Hawkesbury Ramble- Jan 5 2013

I've modified the Bikely route start via quieter roads through Riverstone and Scheyville. Starters so far are Lizanne, Dayna, Marc, myself, Peter, Karzie, Linda and Bill K with Camilla and Jo as possibles. Lindsay will probably be in Grafton, so he's out. Train is 7:08 from Redfern, so you could go ...
by Johnj
24 Dec 2012, 10:25
Forum: Conversation
Topic: DHBC christmas lights ride
Replies: 8
Views: 1000

Re: DHBC christmas lights ride

I'll probably be available tonight, especially if it includes Second Street.
by Johnj
21 Dec 2012, 12:02
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Valley Wheelers' Hawkesbury Ramble- Jan 5 2013
Replies: 50
Views: 6097

Re: Valley Wheelers' Hawkesbury Ramble- Jan 5 2013

i just looked up the winery, and they specialize in red and fortified! i suggest we take the 7:08 train to riverstone, do the reverse route, lunch Wiseman's Hotel then finish the day off with a stop at Tizzana Winery, and a break at the church in Ebenezer. p.s. i might have to bring a bigger musett...
by Johnj
17 Dec 2012, 14:20
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Valley Wheelers' Hawkesbury Ramble- Jan 5 2013
Replies: 50
Views: 6097

Re: Valley Wheelers' Hawkesbury Ramble- Jan 5 2013

110kms on dirt roads! No road bike for me. I'm using my fat tyred commuter with panniers. About 15km of dirt, mainly Tizzana Rd to Sackville and Old Leets Vale Rd. Tizzana Rd looks smooth, according to Google. No idea about Old Leets Vale Rd, Mr Google didn't drive there. No downhills on the dirt, ...
by Johnj
17 Dec 2012, 13:20
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Valley Wheelers' Hawkesbury Ramble- Jan 5 2013
Replies: 50
Views: 6097

Re: Vintage ride? start of Jan 2013

Here's my suggested route, the Valley Wheelers' Hawkesbury Ramble . From Windsor to Ebenezer and on to Wiseman's Ferry, returning via some dirt roads to Riverstone. About 110 kms, Bikely seems to have exagerated the climbing as there are a number of phantom hills showing in the elevation chart. Trai...
by Johnj
12 Dec 2012, 22:16
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Valley Wheelers' Hawkesbury Ramble- Jan 5 2013
Replies: 50
Views: 6097

Re: Vintage ride? start of Jan 2013

Anywhere between about 27th of December to the 1st of January would probably suit me. I might be able to wangle a day in the next week, but two days is probably beyond me. I'm keen to explore the Hawkesbury north of Windsor, via Sackville, River Rd and Cliftonville Rd (some good gravel here I think)...
by Johnj
02 Dec 2012, 22:22
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: 2012 Christmas Party and Awards Night!
Replies: 37
Views: 7587

Re: 2012 Christmas Party and Awards Night!

Thanks for the photos. I had a great time. My wife was impressed that I won an award for the stupidity of attempting the Fixie Century on a 60 year old bike.
by Johnj
02 Dec 2012, 22:19
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: L'Eroica
Replies: 8
Views: 1313

Re: L'Eroica

Loved that vid. Inspired to acquire a classic bike. Where to start? Decide what you want. Italian, British, Australian? 30s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s? Geared, single-speed or fixed? Lots of choices. Any of the Valley Wheelers would be happy to spend an hour boring you with what to buy, where to buy, how ...
by Johnj
01 Dec 2012, 22:35
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Criterium at Dunc 2/12/2102 7:30am
Replies: 28
Views: 3484

Re: DHBC Criterium at Dunc 2/12/2102 7:30am

Righto, cnr Georges River and Milton it is. Unless the weather is crap, in which case I'll be in bed.
by Johnj
01 Dec 2012, 16:15
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Criterium at Dunc 2/12/2102 7:30am
Replies: 28
Views: 3484

Re: DHBC Criterium at Dunc 2/12/2102 7:30am

Which way does the bunch ride? I'd like to join at Croydon, which would be easy for me if people go along Liverpool Rd.
by Johnj
26 Nov 2012, 23:36
Forum: Road
Topic: C 25's Sunday 25th Nov
Replies: 9
Views: 1230

Re: C 25's Sunday 25th Nov

Points of feedback. Please pass calls up and down the bunch - always Please call loudly and decisively Please take care with your spacing and station keeping. Half wheeling is very dangerous. If you on the front, keep pedalling down hill. Those behind you are in your slip stream and will catch up t...
by Johnj
20 Nov 2012, 22:10
Forum: Road
Topic: 2012 Adventure Rides
Replies: 365
Views: 67205

Re: Adventure Ride - Non Fixie Century - 6am Nov 18 - its on

Sincere best wishes Jeremy, it doesn't sound much like fun at all. Alison and I fell out the back of the pack on the Pacific Highway north of Mt Colah. We'd both been debating about bailing, so we just decided to gracefully accept the inevitable and caught the train from Mt Kuring-Gai. Looks like we...
by Johnj
10 Nov 2012, 10:48
Forum: Road
Topic: 2012 Adventure Rides
Replies: 365
Views: 67205

Re: Adventure Ride - Non Fixie Century - 6am Nov 18 - its on

1. Mike
2. Jo
3. Philip
4. Greg
5. Anthony K
6. John H
7. Camilla
8. Adrian L
9. Andrew B (maybe)
10. JohnJ

Mike assured me this morning that the pace for this ride would be "social". So if any other slowpokes want to join to keep me company....
by Johnj
09 Nov 2012, 21:12
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Hares and Hounds? Marrickville Bicycle Club game from 1903
Replies: 9
Views: 1592

Re: Hares and Hounds? Marrickville Bicycle Club game from 19

Where is Whiting's Corner? I got as far as working out that it was on Marrickville Road. Whiting's were involved with the Excelsior Hall, which stood almost adjacent to a cafe now frequented by certain disreputable lycra-clad individuals.... Excelsior Hall was described as being "at the tram t...
by Johnj
06 Nov 2012, 20:02
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Sidi Zephyr Carbon Shoes - Ladies Size 37
Replies: 23
Views: 3054

Re: Sidi Zephyr Carbon Shoes - Ladies Size 37

I can bring these to Slowies on Saturday if that suits.
by Johnj
04 Nov 2012, 21:03
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Sidi Zephyr Carbon Shoes - Ladies Size 37
Replies: 23
Views: 3054

Re: Sidi Zephyr Carbon Shoes - Ladies Size 37

After some discussion my requirement has changed to female 37 or 38 mtb shoes, ie one you can walk around in. Any suggestions? Hi Mike, I've got a pair of Nike ACGs. They're marked as a 40, but they're tiny, more like a 38. Velcro straps, SPD compatible, but no cleats. Can definitely walk around in...
by Johnj
31 Oct 2012, 21:23
Forum: Conversation
Topic: History request - who can help a former member?
Replies: 6
Views: 986

Re: History request - who can help a former member?

Sadly, the chances of finding this particular photo at the RSL are slight (but a fact-finding visit sounds like an excellent idea :D ). I think the club in question was officially called the Petersham Leichhardt Amateur Cycling Club. I haven't actually explored the storage areas at the track, but th...
by Johnj
31 Oct 2012, 19:50
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Older eBay items.
Replies: 55
Views: 7556

Re: Older eBay items.

I'm probably looking at a 45 or 45.5.
by Johnj
31 Oct 2012, 18:01
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Older eBay items.
Replies: 55
Views: 7556

Re: Older eBay items.

Cyclemondo is selling a pile of NOS vintage Duegi shoes, some with cleats. I'm thinking of buying a pair of the . Anyone know what the difference between the different model numbers?

Also, anybody else want to buy a pair and share the postage?
by Johnj
28 Oct 2012, 22:31
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Vintage Night - the History of Cycling in Oz, Sat 27 Oct 6pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1544

Re: Vintage Night - the History of Cycling in Oz, Sat 27 Oct

A good night was had by all. Pete, Michelle, Marc and myself rode in, meeting Ron Webster when we got there. Lizanne was selling cupcakes and Adrian and Pia turned up a bit later. It was interesting to hear Jim Fitzpatrick talk and Marc and I bought signed copies of his book. We've all decided we wa...
by Johnj
26 Oct 2012, 21:56
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Vintage Night - the History of Cycling in Oz, Sat 27 Oct 6pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1544

Re: Vintage Night - the History of Cycling in Oz, Sat 27 Oct

Bought my ticket, see you all there.
by Johnj
26 Oct 2012, 20:48
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2012 Flat Tyre Competition
Replies: 108
Views: 7902

Re: 2012 Flat Tyre Competition

That's the winning strategy. I'm talking the non-winning strategy Yeah, the problem is that winning this competition is actually losing.... +1 on the Fixie Century for me. I noticed that no-one came to sit next to the three of us on the train. Probably afraid of catching puncture-itis. 27.0 Lizanne...
by Johnj
24 Oct 2012, 21:13
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Vintage Night - the History of Cycling in Oz, Sat 27 Oct 6pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1544

Re: Vintage Night - the History of Cycling in Oz, Sat 27 Oct

Sorry, I'd been meaning to post about this, but forgot in all the fixie excitement last weekend. I'm keen to go.
by Johnj
23 Oct 2012, 21:10
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The Saga that is Lance
Replies: 116
Views: 11260

Re: The Saga that is Lance

UIC erases Armstrongs' TdF wins, but now attacks the people who were brave and honest enough to expose the whole cesspool. McQuaid calls whistleblowers 'scumbags'. McQuaid is part of the problem, still trying to insist that he was totally shocked about the news. Meanwhile he's been backing UCI-fund...
by Johnj
22 Oct 2012, 23:07
Forum: Road
Topic: 2012- ‘Tempetation’ Fixie Century- 21/10/2012 Bundanoon
Replies: 132
Views: 11455

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

Well, I had a great time too, though my total was about 145km, not quite a century. However my bike is 60 years old, which combined with my age is a (different kind of) century… I broke a tooth on Saturday, so eating was a bit of a challenge. My total for the day was two pieces of toast, two apple t...
by Johnj
07 Oct 2012, 21:49
Forum: Road
Topic: 2012- ‘Tempetation’ Fixie Century- 21/10/2012 Bundanoon
Replies: 132
Views: 11455

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

As Lindsay's gone O/S for work he kindly(?) offered me his spot. 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...
by Johnj
30 Sep 2012, 20:46
Forum: Road
Topic: C 25's Ride Report Sunday 30th September
Replies: 4
Views: 831

Re: C 25's Ride Report Sunday 30th September

Johnj has a squeak in his bottom bracket that has the potential to cause some annoyance if he had to ride like 80km to waterfall. Fortunately for us all John appeared serene about it and there were no bad words uttered. You must be getting Alzheimer's Dougie. :D My bottom bracket was making squeaki...
by Johnj
16 Sep 2012, 21:55
Forum: Road
Topic: RNP Tomorrow Anyone??
Replies: 33
Views: 2537

Re: RNP Tomorrow Anyone??

Completed my first RNP ride with John (in at Waterfall), who did it the hard way with a 42 tooth inner chainring!! The glutes and thighs are feeling a bit fatigued, so hopefully they recover in time for next week when I tackle it in the harder direction :evil: Cheers Spiros I must admit my 42/25 ge...
by Johnj
15 Sep 2012, 21:58
Forum: Road
Topic: RNP Tomorrow Anyone??
Replies: 33
Views: 2537

Re: RNP Tomorrow Anyone??

Looks like a nice day tomorrow, so I'd be interested in RNP at C25/C28 pace. I'll probably roll out with the C25s. Either that or I'll be falling out the back of the C28s.

Maybe meet up at the top of the bridge at Waterfall? I'll be in a long-sleeve DHBC jersey, riding an old steel Omega.

John
by Johnj
10 Sep 2012, 09:47
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Can we organise another vintage ride?
Replies: 6
Views: 979

Re: Can we organise another vintage ride?

Sounds good to me. I'll be available until about 29 September when I'm going away.
by Johnj
08 Sep 2012, 22:06
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Old-style DHBC Jersey
Replies: 1
Views: 1039

Old-style DHBC Jersey

Just scored myself a nice wool/acrylic knit jersey in DHBC red. The label says Made in West Germany, so its 1980s I guess.

Anybody know where to get the DHBC sleeve and breast patches. Should I ask Al? (Presuming I can find him in his shop)

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