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by marc2131
27 May 2015, 08:20
Forum: Road
Topic: Good training wheels - advice sought
Replies: 2
Views: 626

Good training wheels - advice sought

I am after some budget but good quality aluminum clincher training wheels to suit a modern 11-cog RD set up. Mainly used for some Saturday Slowies and Waterfall runs. I was thinking of something along the lines of a Fulcrum Quattro wheelset. However I notice Wiggle doesn't appear to stock them anymo...
by marc2131
11 May 2015, 12:51
Forum: For Sale
Topic: WTB: Garmin 500 or 510 with HRM and spd/cadence sensor
Replies: 2
Views: 745

WTB: Garmin 500 or 510 with HRM and spd/cadence sensor

In the market for a 2nd hand 500 or preferably a 510 bundle. Must include HRM strap, spd/cadence sensor and mount/s.
There appears to be a wide price variance for brand new units. Is a new model on the horizon or something?
by marc2131
10 May 2015, 18:27
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: John Charles 'Charlie' Paris 1879-1950
Replies: 0
Views: 1147

John Charles 'Charlie' Paris 1879-1950

The DHBC was established on the 8th April 1908. One of its founding members and long serving club president and secretary was J.C. (John Charles) 'Charlie' Paris. He was born in 1879 and played a pivotal role within the club until his death in 1950. Many of the following photos were provided by his ...
by marc2131
04 May 2015, 14:29
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Which torque wrench - 1/2 or 3/8 inch?
Replies: 10
Views: 1911

Re: Which torque wrench - 1/2 or 3/8 inch?

Carbon? Wat's dat?
by marc2131
04 May 2015, 05:54
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Which torque wrench - 1/2 or 3/8 inch?
Replies: 10
Views: 1911

Re: Which torque wrench - 1/2 or 3/8 inch?

Thanks Mike
by marc2131
03 May 2015, 19:02
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Which torque wrench - 1/2 or 3/8 inch?
Replies: 10
Views: 1911

Re: Which torque wrench - 1/2 or 3/8 inch?

So does it matter if one gets a half inch or three-eighth inch set?
by marc2131
03 May 2015, 10:09
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Which torque wrench - 1/2 or 3/8 inch?
Replies: 10
Views: 1911

Re: Which torque wrench - 1/2 or 3/8 inch?

Was thinking of something like this from Torpedo7.
http://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/T7T ... wrench-set
by marc2131
03 May 2015, 08:13
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Which torque wrench - 1/2 or 3/8 inch?
Replies: 10
Views: 1911

Which torque wrench - 1/2 or 3/8 inch?

Someone is buying a Giant Propel in the next few weeks :P
Want to invest in a proper Torque Wrench. Notice there are one-quarter inch and three-eighth inch sets available for purchase.
Which one should be purchased?
by marc2131
24 Apr 2015, 10:06
Forum: Road
Topic: Synching tech on bike
Replies: 3
Views: 2496

Synching tech on bike

I plan to upgrade over the next few months or so. One of the areas I am looking at working on is the bike cockpit. I was given one of those new Samsung Gear 2 wrist watch for Christmas. This pairs off with my standard Samsung Smartphone. Quite nifty and even has a inbuilt HRM on the watch itself - p...
by marc2131
07 Apr 2015, 18:59
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 109213

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Spotted on the Great Western Hwy, Blaxland. Some guy on a PINK Brompton folding bike. Honked him several times, but he ignored me.
Must be some trendy but lost Inner Westie.
He also looked strangely like Ray Patton.
by marc2131
05 Apr 2015, 18:04
Forum: Road
Topic: Kurnell Easter Monday Ride C28 - 6.30am
Replies: 9
Views: 1315

Re: Kurnell Easter Monday Ride C28 - 6.30am

[quote="Beejay1188"]Todd
Kerry
Eleri
Diana
Colin
Rob
Nick
Steve
Marc
by marc2131
29 Mar 2015, 20:04
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2015 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show
Replies: 48
Views: 7199

Re: 2015 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show

For more info and photos on the 2015 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show, go to our Facebook page; 'Sydney Classic Bicycle Show'.
by marc2131
28 Mar 2015, 17:59
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2015 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show
Replies: 48
Views: 7199

Re: 2015 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show

We had a magnificient turnout today. Our counters said we hit in excess of 700 plus attendees for the day. We even had approx 150 people enter before the official opening at 11am! The Valley Wheelers, whose brains and brawn made this possible, we're magnificent. Thank you to all our club helpers. Wo...
by marc2131
25 Mar 2015, 17:37
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2015 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show
Replies: 48
Views: 7199

Re: 2015 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show

We are still pretty short on vollies and only 3 days from the event. Desperately need help in 1. Raffle sales, 2. Head counting at the entrance gate, 3. Food and drink sellers (assisting Karzie and Linda's drink tent and Stuart and co with the BBQ) Dougie (MC) and Camilla (BBQ) are already down to a...
by marc2131
04 Mar 2015, 06:41
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2015 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show
Replies: 48
Views: 7199

Re: 2015 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show

It doesnt matter what they sound like. More interested in a contact person within their music program maybe.
M'ville Public and High schools are impossible to contact.
by marc2131
02 Mar 2015, 17:39
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2015 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show
Replies: 48
Views: 7199

Re: 2015 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show

The organizing committee of the bike show have always been keen to involve the local community. Hence from last year we've made attempts to include local schools in the said event. We were particular keen on encouraging local school bands. However to date we've had no response from schools in the Ma...
by marc2131
21 Feb 2015, 17:42
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2015 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show
Replies: 48
Views: 7199

Re: 2015 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show

It might be a good idea to vote early at your local prepoll voting station or apply for a postal ballot, as the Bike Show (28 March) falls on the same day as the NSW state elections! Pick up forms (for the latter) at any pre-poll booth in your neighbourhood. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS We need volunteers f...
by marc2131
21 Feb 2015, 14:27
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Free Stuff
Replies: 310
Views: 45448

Re: Free Stuff

SOOOOOOOOLD. :D
by marc2131
20 Feb 2015, 17:31
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Free Stuff
Replies: 310
Views: 45448

Re: Free Stuff

FREE offer, is a 2.5 seater, L-shaped fabric sofa. Dimensions are 250cm by 160cm. Cushions and frame in excellent condition.

by marc2131
19 Feb 2015, 09:58
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Free Stuff
Replies: 310
Views: 45448

Re: Free Stuff

Free to good home. Palsonic Bread maker. I am told it works. Did a quick test and all lights light up and stirer stirs. All you need to do is buy the packaged bread mix from any large supermarket. Makes lovely, fluffy bread. We got a newer one, so this one can go to someone else. http://i909.photobu...
by marc2131
11 Feb 2015, 20:21
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2015 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show
Replies: 48
Views: 7199

Re: 2015 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show

Peter Bownes - BBQ Stuart Hickson - BBQ Camilla Norman - BBQ Linda Marr - Chai Tent Jacob Carswell - Chai Tent Stevan Radmanovic - Chai Tent Matt Teffer - tent-erecting, BBQing, crowd marshalling etc Peter Teow - tent-erecting, crowd marshalling etc Martyn Jones - BBQ Steve Anderson - crowd marshall...
by marc2131
11 Feb 2015, 05:46
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2015 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show
Replies: 48
Views: 7199

Re: 2015 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show

REGISTRATIONS OPEN FRIDAY 13TH FEBRUARY - for both the 2015 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show CONCOURS and SWAP MEET STALLS - sydneyclassicbicycleshow.eventbrite.com.au Places for both events are limited, so make sure to sign up early. Concours event - $10 per entry Swap Meet Stall - $50 for (3m x 3m spa...
by marc2131
06 Feb 2015, 04:17
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: The curious history of the DHBC 6-person tandem bicycle
Replies: 2
Views: 3000

The curious history of the DHBC 6-person tandem bicycle

I am sure many of you will be familiar with the picture of a 6-seater tandem bicycle on the DHBC history page < http://dhbc.org.au/about-dhbc/history/22-6-person-tandem.html >. Tandem1.jpg Photo taken in the early 1980s. Right to Left: John McLachlan, daughter Leonie born in 1977, Arthur Dempsey, un...
by marc2131
02 Feb 2015, 22:06
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: J.C. 'Charlie' Paris, DHBC founder and his bicycle shop
Replies: 0
Views: 1146

J.C. 'Charlie' Paris, DHBC founder and his bicycle shop

The DHBC was established on the 8th April 1908. One of it founding members and long serving club secretary was J.C. (John Charles) 'Charlie' Paris. He was born in 1879 and was a respected athlete winning the 'Commonwealth' Handicap in 1900. He obtained 17 successive fastest times from scratch races ...
by marc2131
02 Feb 2015, 16:11
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Repco Eurosport Tri-A
Replies: 13
Views: 3400

Re: Repco Eurosport Tri-A

Greg Go check out the Cycle Recycle Coop. They are located a short walk from the Slowies route next to Redfern St. https://bikeclub.wordpress.com/ Bring your incomplete bike with you. I believe Oliver Cashman helps out there too. He did a few years ago. Anyway, look around for one of the organisers ...
by marc2131
02 Feb 2015, 15:45
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2015 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show
Replies: 48
Views: 7199

Re: 2015 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show

Peter Bownes - BBQ
Stuart Hickson - BBQ
Camilla Norman - BBQ
by marc2131
31 Jan 2015, 19:25
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Repco Eurosport Tri-A
Replies: 13
Views: 3400

Re: Repco Eurosport Tri-A

It is probably a British threaded BB. Take it to your LBS to get a replacement. Bring the old BB so as to confirm the replacement needed. BB's are not a problem. What's wrong with the crankset? Hard to go wrong with a crankset, unless it's rusted through or bent. Hard to tell what the crankset is, a...
by marc2131
31 Jan 2015, 17:54
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2015 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show
Replies: 48
Views: 7199

Re: 2015 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS We need volunteers for the Classic Bicycle Show for the following roles: 1. helpers and cooks at one of two food stalls - BBQ, Chai tent and sale of soft drinks. 2. crowd control marshalls 3. helping with the assembling and dismantling of tents 4. sale of raffle tickets 5. gold ...
by marc2131
30 Jan 2015, 06:59
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Converting old 8mm movie film to video
Replies: 5
Views: 1033

Re: Converting old 8mm movie film to video

Let's talk later about this Karzie.
Not immediate on this issue.
by marc2131
28 Jan 2015, 12:15
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Nonbikerelated talking thread. (nsfw)
Replies: 1655
Views: 148683

Re: Nonbikerelated talking thread. (nsfw)

Can anyone recommend a good and reasonably priced timber floor polisher? Not a big job. Only need one room and a bit sanded and revarnished.
marc
mobile 0426 897 247
by marc2131
27 Jan 2015, 15:18
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Converting old 8mm movie film to video
Replies: 5
Views: 1033

Converting old 8mm movie film to video

Anyone in the club able to help with the transfer of 8mm (silent or sound) film to a modern video format?
I understand there is footage in existence regarding DHBC's early years and was hoping someone would be able to help without having to spend copious amounts of money to do so.
by marc2131
26 Jan 2015, 07:14
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2015 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show
Replies: 48
Views: 7199

Re: 2015 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show

No, rego hasnt opened yet. Will do so in first week of Feb after the Eventbrite rego website is opened.
by marc2131
21 Jan 2015, 07:26
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Affordable accomodation within vicinity of Tempe Velodrome
Replies: 4
Views: 1095

Re: Affordable accomodation within vicinity of Tempe Velodro

Yep good idea.
I've already posted Peter's BnB suggestion on the SCBS Facebook page. Might include this too.
Thanks
by marc2131
18 Jan 2015, 20:57
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2015 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show
Replies: 48
Views: 7199

Re: 2015 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show

Karzie has put together a great 1-minute promo for the 2015 SCBS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyAQXFS ... e=youtu.be
by marc2131
18 Jan 2015, 14:35
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Affordable accomodation within vicinity of Tempe Velodrome
Replies: 4
Views: 1095

Affordable accomodation within vicinity of Tempe Velodrome

Hi all
I am beginning to get queries from potential interstate visitors who plan to attend the Sydney Classic bicycle Show on the 28th march. Apart from the hotels near the airport, is there any affordable accomodation within walking distance of the velodrome?
by marc2131
14 Jan 2015, 13:17
Forum: Conversation
Topic: EOI: Sponsors for 2015 'Sydney Classic Bicycle Show'
Replies: 8
Views: 1417

Re: EOI: Sponsors for 2015 'Sydney Classic Bicycle Show'

A big welcome to OORR. They are an official 'Sponsor' of DHBC's 2015 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show. OORR is a small Sydney Australia based start-up - the launch product (the OORRiginal) being the first in a full line-up of high-end performance wear. http://oorr.com.au/ http://i909.photobucket.com/albu...
by marc2131
14 Jan 2015, 10:37
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Sydney Rides Business Challenge
Replies: 1
Views: 638

Sydney Rides Business Challenge

The DHBC Valley Wheelers were contacted via our 'Sydney Classic Bicycle Show' Facebook page by the Sydney City Council today. The Council is organising a 'Sydney Rides Business Challenge' and are seeking ways to publicise the event. This is a competition between businesses to see which can get the m...
by marc2131
13 Jan 2015, 08:08
Forum: Conversation
Topic: save the bowlo
Replies: 3
Views: 1116

Re: save the bowlo

The campaign appears to be ramping up. Received this message from the Canterbury Community Club today: Protest meeting this Sunday – 18 January, 4:30pm, at the Canterbury Bowlo site (15 Close St Canterbury). Congratulations to all of you who put in a submission on the Council’s proposal to knock dow...
by marc2131
12 Jan 2015, 09:58
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: DHBC Junior Road Race champion c. 1929
Replies: 2
Views: 1166

DHBC Junior Road Race champion c. 1929

Hi all I've been lucky enough to acquire an early NSW Cycling Union (predecessor of CNSW) 'trophy' issued to a DHBC rider in 1931. The engraving says" NSW C. U. 110 Mile Road Race R. Prince First DH rider to finish Unplaced 25.7.31 http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac292/marc2193/20150112_0919...
by marc2131
11 Jan 2015, 20:36
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Making your normal helmet aero
Replies: 4
Views: 930

Making your normal helmet aero

Dont see why one should be obliged to spend copious amounts of money for aero helmets when you can manufacture an adapter quite easily. Unfortunately the video is in Spanish, but not much was lost in the lack of translation. Any Spanish speakers who'd be able to identify the type of plastic sheeting...
by marc2131
08 Jan 2015, 12:15
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Research Volunteers needed...
Replies: 5
Views: 1118

Re: Research Volunteers needed...

My reaction too. Not keen.
They might like to know this. My gut feeling is they going to find it hard to get appropriate volunteers.
by marc2131
07 Jan 2015, 07:06
Forum: Road
Topic: Meeting point remains Post Office Square
Replies: 11
Views: 1996

Re: Where is the meeting point in 2015?

As mentioned earlier, another option could be the carpark behind the Gladstone Hotel at the corner of Marrickville Rd and New Canterbury Rd, D-Hill. It is quite a large area and if we congregate closer to the hotel, we'd be a good 30 to 50m away from any local homes. Ironically, this area was the or...
by marc2131
01 Jan 2015, 06:27
Forum: Conversation
Topic: How to get rid of wheel suckers
Replies: 5
Views: 1167

Re: How to get rid of wheel suckers

Personally, I don't mind wheel suckers. In fact I kind of take it as a compliment, when it does occasionally happen. This usually happens at Cen park. When I do draft someone, they often don't mind too. Only come across one couple who objected.
by marc2131
21 Dec 2014, 08:31
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2015 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show
Replies: 48
Views: 7199

2015 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show

Registration for the Concours bike 'beauty contest' will open in January 2015. Please note: Limited space for entries, probably no more than 60 entries allowed. http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac292/marc2193/2015_SCBS_facebook_2_zpsf475b25a.jpg Poster design by Michele Wood. Archival DHBC photo o...
by marc2131
21 Dec 2014, 06:22
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: GCN compares old and new technologies
Replies: 0
Views: 998

GCN compares old and new technologies

The Global Cycling Network or GCN posted a new video on their Youtube channel. They do a rather quick comparison of old and new technology. Not scientifically based, more fun than anything else. They got hold of 1987 TdF winner Steven Roache's actual Battaglin bike. The biggest changes are the weigh...
by marc2131
12 Dec 2014, 17:22
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Bicycle Friendly stickers
Replies: 0
Views: 551

Bicycle Friendly stickers

Is anyone aware where I could get some bicycle friendly stickers?
Apart from arranging to design and print them out myself on specialised decal paper, is there another alternative?
by marc2131
05 Dec 2014, 05:55
Forum: Conversation
Topic: save the bowlo
Replies: 3
Views: 1116

Re: save the bowlo

Dayna You'll need to find out if the land was bought or given to Canterbury Council. If it was given, there may be caveats which state that the land can't be sold off for other purposes other than community use. This is what happened at the Croydon Bowling Club. The land was given to West Leagues Cl...
by marc2131
29 Nov 2014, 20:47
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The next step - Bio electronic gear shifting
Replies: 3
Views: 923

The next step - Bio electronic gear shifting

I am sure some of you have already heard how a wireless electronic gear shifting system is being tested by SRAM - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Yn_U7vcB4g Now there appears to be further progress, however when it makes it's commercial debut is not known. Bio-electronic gear shifting has been deve...
by marc2131
27 Nov 2014, 15:49
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Stiff vs Flexing bike frames
Replies: 7
Views: 2309

Re: Stiff vs Flexing bike frames

I am not an engineer, so please feel free to comment. There appears to be little scientific-based research on the topic re. the effectiveness of the stiff or flexi frames (correct me if I am wrong). Lots of discussion on this if you google, but largely based on 'feel' and intuition. On one hand you ...
by marc2131
25 Nov 2014, 09:25
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Stiff vs Flexing bike frames
Replies: 7
Views: 2309

Stiff vs Flexing bike frames

Came across this guy Jan Heine, a US-based bicycle journalist. He claims that stiff bikes are not necessarily good. Says that an appropriate flex in a frame is often desirable. Heine refers to this as 'planing'. A term taken from boating. Have a listen to this podcast interview. http://community.ter...
by marc2131
17 Nov 2014, 16:42
Forum: Road
Topic: Dulwich Hill Individual Time Trail championship Sun 7th Dec
Replies: 33
Views: 3970

Re: Dulwich Hill Individual Time Trail championship Sun 7th

I've heard a lot about this course but never done it.
For newbies like me, an elevation map can be viewed here: http://www.atta.asn.au/maps/calga.html#dh
by marc2131
10 Nov 2014, 20:17
Forum: Conversation
Topic: EOI: Sponsors for 2015 'Sydney Classic Bicycle Show'
Replies: 8
Views: 1417

Re: EOI: Sponsors for 2015 'Sydney Classic Bicycle Show'

A big welcome to Pedal Pushers/Steve Hogg's Bike Fitting . They are an official 'Major Sponsor' of DHBC's 2015 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show. Steve Hogg is a world authority on bike fit methods, designs custom frames to a riders specs and provides bike fit training for experienced bike fitters. http:/...
by marc2131
10 Nov 2014, 19:38
Forum: Conversation
Topic: EOI: Sponsors for 2015 'Sydney Classic Bicycle Show'
Replies: 8
Views: 1417

Re: EOI: Sponsors for 2015 'Sydney Classic Bicycle Show'

A big welcome to Philip Le Masurier Photography. He is an official 'Sponsor' of the 2015 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show. Philip is a professional photograher specialising in portraits of riders and their bicycles. http://www.lemasurier.com/#/ https://www.facebook.com/LeMasurier.CyclingPortraits http://...
by marc2131
10 Nov 2014, 19:34
Forum: Conversation
Topic: EOI: Sponsors for 2015 'Sydney Classic Bicycle Show'
Replies: 8
Views: 1417

Re: EOI: Sponsors for 2015 'Sydney Classic Bicycle Show'

A big welcome to monkeysee - high visibility + reflective gear for all cyclists. They are an official 'Major Sponsor'. As a Major Sponsor, they will have a stall at the Sydney Classic Bicycle Show near the MC's tent. monkeysee provides a range of fashionable and functional hi-vis accessories and clo...
by marc2131
10 Nov 2014, 19:33
Forum: Conversation
Topic: EOI: Sponsors for 2015 'Sydney Classic Bicycle Show'
Replies: 8
Views: 1417

Re: EOI: Sponsors for 2015 'Sydney Classic Bicycle Show'

A big welcome to Treadlie magazine. They are an official 'Sponsor'. Treadlie is for bike lovers, would be bike lovers and those that appreciate great bike design. A magazine devoted to culture, fasion and design. http://treadlie.com.au/ http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac292/marc2193/LOGO-Treadlie...
by marc2131
07 Nov 2014, 07:55
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Repco Eurosport Tri-A
Replies: 13
Views: 3400

Re: Repco Eurosport Tri-A

I'll bring the derailleur to Slowies tomorrow. If you can't make it, let me know so I dont lug it with me.
by marc2131
05 Nov 2014, 07:07
Forum: Conversation
Topic: EOI: Sponsors for 2015 'Sydney Classic Bicycle Show'
Replies: 8
Views: 1417

Re: EOI: Sponsors for 2015 'Sydney Classic Bicycle Show'

A big welcome to Peter Bundy Cycles - NSW's premier steel bike builders. They are an official 'sponsor'. The Bundy's have donated several vintage frames which will be sold in a fundraiser at the 2015 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show. For the best custom-built steel bike, go see the Bundys. PHONE: 0418 28...
by marc2131
04 Nov 2014, 14:45
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Repco Eurosport Tri-A
Replies: 13
Views: 3400

Re: Repco Eurosport Tri-A

Got you a Shimano 600 rear derailleur courtesy of Peter Bundy.
by marc2131
03 Nov 2014, 14:41
Forum: Conversation
Topic: EOI: Sponsors for 2015 'Sydney Classic Bicycle Show'
Replies: 8
Views: 1417

Re: EOI: Sponsors for 2015 'Sydney Classic Bicycle Show'

A big welcome to Ashfield Cycles (est 1978). Our first 'Major Sponsor' of the 2015 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show . http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac292/marc2193/ashfieldcycles_logo_zps688b56bc.jpg For top quality equipment and advice from expert and professional staff members, finding the right bi...
by marc2131
02 Nov 2014, 14:58
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Repco Eurosport Tri-A
Replies: 13
Views: 3400

Re: Repco Eurosport Tri-A

Hi Greg. You should have told me about this this morning. Repcos aren't as ordinary as people assume. They appear to have a following. In fact I saw a Repco super light at the Cycle O Rama/ Protohub Gallery a couple of weeks ago, and it was for sale for $400. A bit overpriced but gives you an indica...
by marc2131
01 Nov 2014, 12:13
Forum: Road
Topic: Nov 2 - alternate scenic ride to La Perouse
Replies: 5
Views: 1092

Re: Nov 2 - alternate scenic ride to La Perouse

I'll be there provided it is not wet or too windy. Fingers crossed.
by marc2131
27 Oct 2014, 17:40
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Lady Carrington Drive
Replies: 9
Views: 1520

Re: Lady Carrington Drive

Yes the Valley wheelers did lady carrington back in 2012, I think. Doable on a roadie, but just. If you like you road bike, I'd advise u not to use it. If you don't mind trashing it around, go ahead. The wheels will suffer to a certain degree. I think I broke a couple of spokes the following week. C...
by marc2131
27 Oct 2014, 06:32
Forum: Road
Topic: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am
Replies: 422
Views: 64468

Re: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am

We meet at the open space / forecourt area next to the Post Office Cafe, Marrickville Rd. We meet just before 6.30 am. We leave at 6.30 sharp, no exceptions. See u there.
by marc2131
26 Oct 2014, 10:01
Forum: Road
Topic: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am
Replies: 422
Views: 64468

Re: Sun Club Ride: Royal National Park (RNP) 6:00am

Hi Dave
Todd and I will be taking the C25 and C28 groups out next Sunday. We'd prefer if you are paid up member of cycling Australia, for insurance reasons. But give us a try anyway. The groups are well disciplined and predictable. We have a no drop policy for the 25s.
Regards
Marc
by marc2131
22 Oct 2014, 10:03
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: History of DHBC 1908-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 2411

History of DHBC 1908-2015

Wrote this early this year and thought some people in the club may find it interesting. ------------------------------------------------------------------ 1908 - Formation of the DHBC: The Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club is one of the oldest continuously operating bicycle clubs in Australia. Existing club...
by marc2131
20 Oct 2014, 14:00
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: 30+ year old Master Sports Monaco
Replies: 6
Views: 2054

Re: 30+ year old Master Sports Monaco

Awww Stuart.
That is so nice of you. We'll make a Valley Wheeler of you one day.
by marc2131
20 Oct 2014, 13:21
Forum: Conversation
Topic: EOI: Sponsors for 2015 'Sydney Classic Bicycle Show'
Replies: 8
Views: 1417

EOI: Sponsors for 2015 'Sydney Classic Bicycle Show'

The 'Sydney Classic Bicycle Show' is the premier classic bicycle event in NSW. We will be holding the third incarnation of this event on Saturday, 28th March 2015 at the Canterbury Velodrome, Bayview Avenue, Tempe. This is a not-for-profit community event organised by the 'Valley Wheelers' of the Du...
by marc2131
20 Oct 2014, 10:02
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: BBC news report - featuring DHBC Penny Farthings
Replies: 0
Views: 938

BBC news report - featuring DHBC Penny Farthings

Our very own Stretch Fowler and Gokulan Gopal, flanked by Lindsay and JohnJ. Photos taken at the recent 'DHBC historic cycle ride' through the Sydney CBD, held as part of the Cycle-O-Rama and Sydney Rides Week celebrations. http://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20141017-cycling-sees-massive-growth-in-sy...
by marc2131
19 Oct 2014, 15:30
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Pink Brampton Champ in our midst
Replies: 4
Views: 923

Pink Brampton Champ in our midst

I just heard our very own Ray Patton came in 9th in the 2014 Brompton Australian Championships at the SOP this morning. He apparently won a return airfare for 2 to Coolah, staying at the prestigious Black stump hotel ........ Hmmmmmmm. :roll:
Congrats to Ray and his support team of one I.e. Carol.
by marc2131
16 Oct 2014, 12:01
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Riding Japan
Replies: 41
Views: 9388

Re: Riding Japan

[quote="James Rogers"]Tokyo rides - the Edogawa river (various rides) ........ It is a 100km return trip, and flat as pancake. It is almost worth it to admire the bikes that turn up. Plenty of Japanese steel, mostly Panasonic. http://i.imgur.com/OAzyWJRl.jpg That colour scheme looks remini...
by marc2131
15 Oct 2014, 10:19
Forum: Road
Topic: Ride to Work Day Wednesday October 15th
Replies: 18
Views: 2559

Re: Ride to Work Day Wednesday October 15th

Nice westerly wind for me. Blown into the city.
by marc2131
12 Oct 2014, 11:11
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: DHBC and the Sydney Rides Festival, Oct 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2235

Re: DHBC and the Sydney Rides Festival, Oct 2014

We met at the Protohub Gallery this morning with a contingent of DHBC (and their friends) on Pennys, vintage steel bikes, a dragster and even a couple of people on carbon. We proceeded to ride through Hyde Park, stopped at the fountain for a photo opportunity, proceeded to the Domain and Lady Macqua...
by marc2131
10 Oct 2014, 21:22
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: DHBC and the Sydney Rides Festival, Oct 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2235

Re: DHBC and the Sydney Rides Festival, Oct 2014

Photos of tonights launch of the Sydney City Council's Sydney Rides Week and Cycle O Rama at the Protohub Gallery at 73 Oxford St, Darlinghurst. Big Friendly Vegan claims DHBC is full of hipsters. I beg to disagree. They all live in Darlinghurst. http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac292/marc2193/Pro...
by marc2131
10 Oct 2014, 07:02
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: DHBC and the Sydney Rides Festival, Oct 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2235

Re: DHBC and the Sydney Rides Festival, Oct 2014

As part of the Sydney Rides Week, the 'Cycle-O-Rama' will be launched tonight at the Protohub Gallery, 73 Oxford St Darlinghurst.
The DHBC Valley Wheelers have approximately 4 to 5 vintage bikes on display.
The Valley Wheelers will be attending as guests.
The event begins at 6pm.
by marc2131
09 Oct 2014, 12:26
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: DHBC and the Sydney Rides Festival, Oct 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2235

Re: DHBC and the Sydney Rides Festival, Oct 2014

For those of you who have committed to ride in the official "Pedalia presents DHBC History of Cycling" ride on this Sunday. We are supposed to be at the Protohub Gallery starting point (73 Oxford St Darlinghurst) by 7.45am. We therefore can leave marrickville at 7.10am to allow a leisurely...
by marc2131
07 Oct 2014, 11:17
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: The Black Stump Tour
Replies: 13
Views: 3314

Re: The Black Stump Tour

by marc2131
06 Oct 2014, 18:08
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: The Black Stump Tour
Replies: 13
Views: 3314

Re: The Black Stump Tour

The now infamous Ulan Hotel offences list. Pic taken by Camilla.

by marc2131
06 Oct 2014, 16:34
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: The Black Stump Tour
Replies: 13
Views: 3314

Re: The Black Stump Tour

Thanks to Lindsay for initiating and overseeing this event. Ian and Linda plus Peter T and Michelle in the supplies Sag wagon/s. Was so well coordinated. But most of all, was astonished at the amount of food. Too many highlights to mention. However mine was the time peter B and I spotted an Emu and ...
by marc2131
29 Sep 2014, 17:59
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: The Black Stump Tour
Replies: 13
Views: 3314

Re: The Black Stump Tour

Ted Nice poster. It looks the same but they are quite different from what we ride. Didnt realise this until recently, when I had a close look at an old bike from around 1904. For one they are extremely heavy. The example I saw was a proper professional track bike supposedly used in the same Sydney r...
by marc2131
29 Sep 2014, 11:49
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Down a 10% gradient mountain on a bike - backwards
Replies: 2
Views: 741

Down a 10% gradient mountain on a bike - backwards

This guy is riding his bike backwards down a wet Norwegian mountain, with gradients of up to 10%!

by marc2131
22 Sep 2014, 08:25
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: DHBC and the Sydney Rides Festival, Oct 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2235

Re: DHBC and the Sydney Rides Festival, Oct 2014

http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac292/marc2193/DHBC_HOC_Ride_zps683eace3.jpg The official advert for the ' Pedalia present the DHBC History of Cycling Ride '. All riders meet at the Protohub Gallery, cnr Crown and Foley Sts, Darlinghurst: Meet at 7.30am for 8:00am start. Back at the Protohub at ...
by marc2131
21 Sep 2014, 18:13
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Planet X (UK) order mistake
Replies: 12
Views: 2129

Re: Planet X (UK) order mistake

Planet X claims to be sending the correct crankset to me now. This only happened after Peter/utopia helped do a complaint on FB. Prior to that they just ignored my emails. Had a look on their FB page and it seems this quite a common occurrence.
Bit too late for RAW but then there is 2015.
by marc2131
19 Sep 2014, 08:11
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Planet X (UK) order mistake
Replies: 12
Views: 2129

Re: Planet X (UK) order mistake

by marc2131
19 Sep 2014, 07:49
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: DHBC and the Sydney Rides Festival, Oct 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2235

Re: DHBC and the Sydney Rides Festival, Oct 2014

Hi, just got feedback from the organisers of the 12th Oct "Pedalia presents the DHBC History of Cycling Ride". Start and finish times to be confirmed later. If anyone has questions email me at marc@hwy.com.au. Pedalia presents the DHBC History of Cycling Ride itinerary is as follows: Start...
by marc2131
18 Sep 2014, 08:51
Forum: Road
Topic: Park Bikes Sydney Club Cup - Sunday 19th October 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 898

Re: Park Bikes Sydney Club Cup - Sunday 19th October 2014

The racing Bromptons sound interesting :)
by marc2131
11 Sep 2014, 18:50
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: DHBC and the Sydney Rides Festival, Oct 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2235

Re: DHBC and the Sydney Rides Festival, Oct 2014

STOP PRESS! STOP PRESS!

I have been told by the organisers of the vintage bike ride on the 12th of October it will be officially called

the "Pedalia presents the DHBC History of Cycling Ride"

How good is that?
by marc2131
11 Sep 2014, 10:14
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: DHBC and the Sydney Rides Festival, Oct 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2235

Re: DHBC and the Sydney Rides Festival, Oct 2014

The 'History of Cycling' ride will be happening on the 12th Oct. Expect to start at 10am from 74 Oxford St Darlinghurst. Expecting a big turn out from the Valley Wheelers, most in vintage DHBC and related cycle gear. Other friendlies are encouraged to join in. Grouchies need not apply. Info on this ...
by marc2131
09 Sep 2014, 11:10
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Planet X (UK) order mistake
Replies: 12
Views: 2129

Re: Planet X (UK) order mistake

Just started a Dispute Resolution with my bank. The bank was really helpful and said I can expect a resolution soon.
by marc2131
07 Sep 2014, 18:30
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Planet X (UK) order mistake
Replies: 12
Views: 2129

Re: Planet X (UK) order mistake

Thanks Peter.
Did what you said. Planet X agreed to refund the postage cost for sending it back to the UK. Sent it a month ago.
All a bit too quiet.
by marc2131
07 Sep 2014, 11:48
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: DHBC and the Sydney Rides Festival, Oct 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2235

Re: DHBC and the Sydney Rides Festival, Oct 2014

The organisers are keen to get hold of some Penny Farthings for display and hopefully for the historic ride on the 12th Oct. Anyone know how to get in touch with Stretch and Gokulan?
marc
by marc2131
07 Sep 2014, 08:01
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: DHBC and the Sydney Rides Festival, Oct 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2235

DHBC and the Sydney Rides Festival, Oct 2014

The Sydney Rides Festival is organising a series of events in Oct 2014. They will largely be held within the Sydney City Council area. It claims to be the largest bicycle related event in Sydney. It is run in conjunction with the City of Sydney Council. The organisers are planning to run a couple of...
by marc2131
02 Sep 2014, 10:28
Forum: Road
Topic: ENTRIES NOW CLOSED: Rookwood Crit 14 September
Replies: 83
Views: 10371

Re: Entries thread - Rookwood Crit 14 September

What's going on with 'D' grade.
All entries have a podium finish, even before they start.
by marc2131
28 Aug 2014, 15:16
Forum: Conversation
Topic: New Bike shop opening in Marrickville?
Replies: 11
Views: 2147

Re: New Bike shop opening in Marrickville?

I had a look in the window on the way home today. ......... I boldly predict that unless you are: a. A Valley Wheeler b. A hipster c. Have made a genuine attempt at a beard (if male) d. Or a home brewer ...entry to the shop will be denied.... :shock: I personally do not see any correlation between ...
by marc2131
26 Aug 2014, 11:00
Forum: Road
Topic: ENTRIES NOW CLOSED: Rookwood Crit 14 September
Replies: 83
Views: 10371

Re: Entries thread - Rookwood Crit 14 September

Junior U13 Junior U15 (may ride with seniors) A Grade (fasties) Michael Clement (gold licence) Simon Berry (gold licence) Alex Chubb (gold licence) Peter Campbell (gold license) Noel Gorrell (Gold Licence) John Healey (gold licence) Craig Weller (Gold) John Nguyen (Gold) Liam O'Halloran (gold licen...

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