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by mikesbytes
24 May 2007, 20:58
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Thread on compact crankset
Replies: 54
Views: 6820

Weiyun, you have made huge improvement in performance over the last 6+ months. Perhaps your needs will continue to change over the next 6 months as that improvement continues.
by mikesbytes
24 May 2007, 20:47
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Clarence Street Sale
Replies: 12
Views: 2075

The GP4000's are sold out. They have a tyre called Triathelon for $39. The remaining 4000's are 25% off $99.
by mikesbytes
24 May 2007, 11:15
Forum: Conversation
Topic: DHBC Theme has returned
Replies: 41
Views: 6298

I'd go for the same or similar to the home page, to keep them consistant. Any chance of a link back to the home page? For those who are observant, I have added a link back to dhbc.org.au on the forum index, within each Forum, and within each topic. I don't know if we need to add it elsewhere. James...
by mikesbytes
24 May 2007, 11:00
Forum: Conversation
Topic: JamesF's accident and upcoming AGM
Replies: 36
Views: 5385

Well I do a sprint even when I'm with myself. Thats my choice. The sprint at the end is part of the training, it is not a race. I will continue to do the sprint when I consider it safe to do so. Sprinting to the top of that hill is plain stupid, why would be be sprinting into a blind interestion. Wh...
by mikesbytes
23 May 2007, 21:27
Forum: Conversation
Topic: JamesF's accident and upcoming AGM
Replies: 36
Views: 5385

jimmy wrote:When you are flogging along the mad mile, who determines if the conditions are "suitable"?


I do.

I don't make the decision for others and I don't expect others to make the decision for me.
by mikesbytes
23 May 2007, 21:07
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Clarence Street Sale
Replies: 12
Views: 2075

What time do they shut Thursday Night.
by mikesbytes
23 May 2007, 13:27
Forum: Conversation
Topic: JamesF's accident and upcoming AGM
Replies: 36
Views: 5385

"if the conditions are not suitable" is another way of saying "sometimes the final sprint is a major problem." Personally I don't see the final sprint to be a major problem, as if the conditions are not suitable, then you simply don't sprint. No, the final sprint is not a major ...
by mikesbytes
23 May 2007, 13:21
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Had an enquiry about Al's wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 1113

Done
by mikesbytes
23 May 2007, 13:18
Forum: Conversation
Topic: JamesF's accident and upcoming AGM
Replies: 36
Views: 5385

Approx 50% of my Sunday rides this year have been RNP. My preference for RNP is Audley in, Waterfall out because I prefer to still do the mad mile. On the Waterfall ride, I consider the first section from Waterfall bridge to be the most dangerous, as you have a narrow shouder with a 100kph speed lim...
by mikesbytes
22 May 2007, 22:45
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Had an enquiry about Al's wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 1113

Had an enquiry about Al's wheels

A guy in Adelaide is interested in a set of wheels for a fixie and is enquiring if Al does mail order?
by mikesbytes
22 May 2007, 21:57
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: James seems to be OK
Replies: 50
Views: 18326

Simon Llewellyn wrote:you've gotta be faster at something...


With that new toy you have, now I won't have a chance on the road.

James F, with all this spare time on your hands, are you going to do some more tinkering?
by mikesbytes
22 May 2007, 21:49
Forum: Conversation
Topic: JamesF's accident and upcoming AGM
Replies: 36
Views: 5385

Once we are past the initial section and end up in the left lane (no shoulder), the road is fine all the way unitl just before the end. The sprint at the end depends on how many and who the riders are. And comon sense prevails. On Sunday neither James M or myself participated in the sprint as it sim...
by mikesbytes
22 May 2007, 21:44
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: James seems to be OK
Replies: 50
Views: 18326

Simon Llewellyn wrote:They say bad luck always comes in threes...Take care...


Bet ya
by mikesbytes
22 May 2007, 21:43
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: James seems to be OK
Replies: 50
Views: 18326

JM wrote:james good to read that you are ok and will be back ... that's 2 out of 3 james' down and out of the KD ... take care


Careful James, you will jinx yourself. Bad luck comes in 3's
by mikesbytes
22 May 2007, 17:27
Forum: Conversation
Topic: JamesF's accident and upcoming AGM
Replies: 36
Views: 5385

I would like to point out that if you are going to slow or stop, you should shout your intentions. I'm not too concerned with the "Beginner fast rider", its usually only one person at max and what tends to happen when we are by ourselves is that the B and C grade riders do a paceline or ta...
by mikesbytes
22 May 2007, 15:11
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: James seems to be OK
Replies: 50
Views: 18326

My other issue was missing out on 2 stages of the Cyclingnews Fantasy Giro James, that's funny. You must be feeling a lot better if thats on your mind. Now you have a perfect opportunity to pick up the girl you have had your eye on. Things like this bring out the mother in them. Phone her up, tell ...
by mikesbytes
22 May 2007, 14:56
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Water bottle holders
Replies: 17
Views: 2948

I'll for go the scratching problem, if I can just get around the marking problem that alloy cages do.

Club water bottles sounds good. I vote for clear ones.

When's the general meeting (can't remember where the post is)
by mikesbytes
22 May 2007, 14:35
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: James seems to be OK
Replies: 50
Views: 18326

Cool
by mikesbytes
22 May 2007, 13:36
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: James seems to be OK
Replies: 50
Views: 18326

Any news, is James out ?
by mikesbytes
22 May 2007, 13:22
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Water bottle holders
Replies: 17
Views: 2948

Do my body pearcing meet the Australian Standard when they rattle?

Think you are also suppose to have rear reflector as well.

Waterbottle requirement;
- Holds bottle
- Holds bottle over pot hole
- Doesn't mark bottle
- Doesn't scratch bottle
- Doesn't break
- Doesn't cost an arm and a leg
by mikesbytes
22 May 2007, 08:56
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Water bottle holders
Replies: 17
Views: 2948

I use the Tacx Tao ones on the Cervelo http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=a1149 While they don't have a lip to hold the bottle in, I haven't had a problem with the bottles coming out unless I want them to. They grip the bottle very well. They tend to be pricey in Australia, but only about $...
by mikesbytes
21 May 2007, 22:25
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Water bottle holders
Replies: 17
Views: 2948

I didn't know that buying water bottle holders was so complex
by mikesbytes
21 May 2007, 17:53
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Water bottle holders
Replies: 17
Views: 2948

Its easy to drop a bottle when you are putting it back in the holder.
by mikesbytes
21 May 2007, 14:29
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Water bottle holders
Replies: 17
Views: 2948

I'm not overtly concerned about the style police.

Got a link
by mikesbytes
21 May 2007, 11:59
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Water bottle holders
Replies: 17
Views: 2948

Water bottle holders

I'm tired of my alloy water bottle holders scratching/marking the bottles.

Any views on this one?

http://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/EXBTCNN30.html
by mikesbytes
21 May 2007, 11:36
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: James seems to be OK
Replies: 50
Views: 18326

I'm not sure if its the rider that James hit, but a guy got a flat and had no choice but to pull out onto the road, there was no opportunity for him to move left as he was in the right hand lane of bikes, with no gaps to his left. Now I'm guessing that James may of been moving along the outside of t...
by mikesbytes
21 May 2007, 09:21
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: James seems to be OK
Replies: 50
Views: 18326

Ouch!

Is James still in Hospital ?
by mikesbytes
20 May 2007, 23:11
Forum: Road
Topic: Race Report Heffron Park 20th May 2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1241

I should add that I was quite pleased with my result, I had bad legs before the race, had suffered a cramp just riding there, suffered constant cramps during the race and still managed to get myself near the pointy end for the sprint, but I knew the sprint wasn't going to be mine that day, as I didn...
by mikesbytes
20 May 2007, 23:07
Forum: Road
Topic: Race Report Heffron Park 20th May 2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1241

Over the last 2 weeks I've taken some pictures of D and E grade with my phone and the have turned out to be quite crappy, all execpt one. Here's the crappy photo's http://farm1.static.flickr.com/190/505727148_fcc8ff69d3_o.jpg http://farm1.static.flickr.com/209/505727144_0685da1fbb_o.jpg http://farm1...
by mikesbytes
20 May 2007, 23:03
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: James seems to be OK
Replies: 50
Views: 18326

I didn't know that James F had been unconscious, I just found that out.

There were a couple of RBCC riders who took the shortcut, so it was either them or a small bunch of other riders who were also out there.
by mikesbytes
20 May 2007, 21:24
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: James seems to be OK
Replies: 50
Views: 18326

From what I understand, the accident happened almost directly behind me and James M and neither of us were aware as we continued to Heathcoat. I can confirm that there was a wide variety of performance in that bunch, as it just split up into smaller groups, James M, myself and another DHBC rider lea...
by mikesbytes
19 May 2007, 23:49
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Thread on compact crankset
Replies: 54
Views: 6820

So if your not changing it, why do you want to know ?
by mikesbytes
19 May 2007, 23:12
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Bike Trailer
Replies: 10
Views: 1830

T-Bone wrote:Sounds like a plan, otherwise i'm sure a bed trailer would be viable. They also made this one http://www.digave.com/couch/band.htm, definitely needed a Tandem for it.


Can we still keep the bike down to 6.8kg ?
by mikesbytes
19 May 2007, 23:02
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Thread on compact crankset
Replies: 54
Views: 6820

On the mad mile at Sutherland, we are going so fast after running down the hill just past the last set of lights, that I run 53/11 going up the hill and continue to use the 53/11 all the way to the sprint line. At Heffron, I doubt that I'd ever use higher than 53/13 in the sprint. What gearing you u...
by mikesbytes
19 May 2007, 17:59
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Giro Coverage
Replies: 7
Views: 1464

Is there a way to record it?
by mikesbytes
19 May 2007, 17:57
Forum: Conversation
Topic: New road bike for Simon...
Replies: 59
Views: 12713

Personally i believe the Ultegra cranks are lighter and Stiffer than the FSA Gossamers that come with the Cervelo, however the FSA's should do fine until it comes time for an upgrade. You are right James. In Ride #31 (Spring 2006) there was a test of 12 leading cranks for lateral rigidity and the U...
by mikesbytes
19 May 2007, 17:54
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Thread on compact crankset
Replies: 54
Views: 6820

Why don't you go for a 36 and run a slightly wider cassette.
by mikesbytes
18 May 2007, 09:24
Forum: Conversation
Topic: DHBC Jerseys
Replies: 2
Views: 1049

I wore the knicks this morning. Seemed good in the rain.

Didn't seem to get a postivie or a negative reaction to the joke.

Lindsay, whats the situation with DHBC jerseys?
by mikesbytes
17 May 2007, 23:10
Forum: Conversation
Topic: DHBC Jerseys
Replies: 2
Views: 1049

DHBC Jerseys

Dropped by at Cell Bikes today and brought a pair of the $19 pants. While I was there, Keirans old boss came out so I cracked a joke about Keiran still making sales for him, even though he isn"t there anymore. Anyway I mentioned the DHBC Jerseys and he said that Lindsay had spoken to him once a...
by mikesbytes
17 May 2007, 20:55
Forum: Conversation
Topic: DHBC Theme has returned
Replies: 41
Views: 6298

I'd go for the same or similar to the home page, to keep them consistant.

Any chance of a link back to the home page?
by mikesbytes
17 May 2007, 18:03
Forum: Track
Topic: Welcome to the track section!
Replies: 10
Views: 2348

I'm thinking that it will be a good learning opportunity to see the best of breed in my age group.
by mikesbytes
17 May 2007, 17:22
Forum: Track
Topic: Welcome to the track section!
Replies: 10
Views: 2348

According to my LACC mate, its windy and the riders get strung out in a single line, meaning that you are at risk if you are too far back of being dropped due to a split. I'm better on a hilly circuit such as lansdowne or centennial ride for life. Some of the MMAS 4/5 riders are A Club, so I'll be l...
by mikesbytes
17 May 2007, 16:41
Forum: Track
Topic: Welcome to the track section!
Replies: 10
Views: 2348

I think its just u and me isn't it.
by mikesbytes
17 May 2007, 16:26
Forum: Track
Topic: Welcome to the track section!
Replies: 10
Views: 2348

So there's no need for Simon to bludge then is there.
by mikesbytes
17 May 2007, 09:22
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Finally downloaded Paris-Roubaix
Replies: 4
Views: 1288

Me too, I'd appreciate borrowing it too.
by mikesbytes
16 May 2007, 21:57
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Talk about the cheek!
Replies: 24
Views: 3932

I'll check out Ashfield shops on the street.

I wear the audi bike shorts in the gym as well, straight after the commute.
They seem to be loosing their shape a bit.

The bib knicks aren't designed for my body shape. I just need to make them longer.
by mikesbytes
16 May 2007, 17:33
Forum: Conversation
Topic: New road bike for Simon...
Replies: 59
Views: 12713

How does the FSA that comes with the bike compare with Ultegra ?
by mikesbytes
16 May 2007, 17:22
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Talk about the cheek!
Replies: 24
Views: 3932

Talking about bib-knicks, can anyone recommend a taylor where I can get the straps over the shoulder extended. I had it done at the taylor at summer hill and he used crappy cotton and in the end I hadn't specifed enough extra materail, so it needs to be done again.
by mikesbytes
16 May 2007, 17:18
Forum: Conversation
Topic: New road bike for Simon...
Replies: 59
Views: 12713

Simon needs some matching water bottle holders. Can't use his existing ones now he's riding with style.
by mikesbytes
16 May 2007, 17:15
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Talk about the cheek!
Replies: 24
Views: 3932

I might pick up some knicks to use for commuting / gym. The Audi ones I'm using for commuting are on the way out.

Mike, you looked quick this morning.
by mikesbytes
16 May 2007, 17:09
Forum: Conversation
Topic: New road bike for Simon...
Replies: 59
Views: 12713

How much $
by mikesbytes
16 May 2007, 16:56
Forum: Conversation
Topic: New road bike for Simon...
Replies: 59
Views: 12713

Got a link to the actual bike your brought?
by mikesbytes
16 May 2007, 16:34
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Messenger bag for commuting
Replies: 7
Views: 1650

Anyone need a laptop bag ?
by mikesbytes
16 May 2007, 15:59
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Talk about the cheek!
Replies: 24
Views: 3932

How much r u charging for them to continue using your image?
by mikesbytes
16 May 2007, 13:49
Forum: Conversation
Topic: New road bike for Simon...
Replies: 59
Views: 12713

Enjoy


Do you want to ride RNP on Sunday ?
by mikesbytes
16 May 2007, 11:31
Forum: Conversation
Topic: New road bike for Simon...
Replies: 59
Views: 12713

I've grounded with 170mm cranks, nothing of concern.

This guy nearly fell off twice in two corners and he had speedplay pedals.
by mikesbytes
16 May 2007, 09:57
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Messenger bag for commuting
Replies: 7
Views: 1650

I use a mountain design lap top back pack and carry quite heavy loads in it. The bag is virtually bullet proof and I get about 4 years constant use out of one.
by mikesbytes
16 May 2007, 09:53
Forum: Conversation
Topic: New road bike for Simon...
Replies: 59
Views: 12713

After watching a guy nearly fall off twice in my last race, grounding his speed plays, I was wondering what crank length you are going to use, as the bike is going to be used for crits.

Which bikes have the BB too low for crit use?
by mikesbytes
16 May 2007, 09:50
Forum: Track
Topic: Track sprint training at Tempe
Replies: 4
Views: 2722

I was stuck at work
by mikesbytes
16 May 2007, 09:49
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Talk about the cheek!
Replies: 24
Views: 3932

Keirin shouldn't get out of bed for less than $1k
by mikesbytes
16 May 2007, 09:48
Forum: Track
Topic: Welcome to the track section!
Replies: 10
Views: 2348

Winter break is for panzies
by mikesbytes
14 May 2007, 21:55
Forum: Conversation
Topic: New road bike for Simon...
Replies: 59
Views: 12713

The Inexa X2 and C2 are no good for you as they have WH550 wheels and you would just end up breaking the spokes.
by mikesbytes
14 May 2007, 20:14
Forum: Road
Topic: Sydney Road Championships sat 26th May
Replies: 36
Views: 7823

Bike accident I think ?
by mikesbytes
14 May 2007, 19:44
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Talk about the cheek!
Replies: 24
Views: 3932

Keiran still wears it

I've got T7 on one of my pairs, but I don't give a ****.

BTW, why do I need to submit twice ?
by mikesbytes
14 May 2007, 13:47
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Talk about the cheek!
Replies: 24
Views: 3932

There's pictures showing Keiran's face, I noticed last week. He should be charging a comission.

BTW, $19 seems a pretty good price.
by mikesbytes
14 May 2007, 11:21
Forum: Road
Topic: Sydney Road Championships sat 26th May
Replies: 36
Views: 7823

Lucky I was born 20 years earlier than you Simon
by mikesbytes
13 May 2007, 22:52
Forum: Conversation
Topic: New road bike for Simon...
Replies: 59
Views: 12713

Simon you are a strong/powerful rider. I see for riders like you the ability of the bike to get the power to the ground as more important than the lightness of the bike. Cost wise, the sales on bikes are about 3 months off, when next years models come in. I am inclined to agree with James F that the...
by mikesbytes
13 May 2007, 21:56
Forum: Conversation
Topic: New road bike for Simon...
Replies: 59
Views: 12713

Are you in a hurry to get the bike? IE before the Sydney road championships? If not you could go the build option.
by mikesbytes
13 May 2007, 21:54
Forum: Road
Topic: Sydney Road Championships sat 26th May
Replies: 36
Views: 7823

So I'm going to have to sit in at 40-45kph by the sounds of it.

Perhaps I should think about what riding (and other activities) I sould be doing over the next 13 days. Any suggestions.
by mikesbytes
13 May 2007, 21:05
Forum: Road
Topic: Sydney Road Championships sat 26th May
Replies: 36
Views: 7823

weiyun wrote:Go Mike! Go and cream them! :D


Not a chance, this is a dead flat circuit. At Landsdowne I'd stand a better chance.
by mikesbytes
13 May 2007, 15:16
Forum: Road
Topic: Sydney Road Championships sat 26th May
Replies: 36
Views: 7823

Happy birthday Simon (in advanced).

Anyone know the club grades of the MMAS4's and 5's ? IE how badly am I going to get done?
by mikesbytes
13 May 2007, 12:59
Forum: Road
Topic: Sydney Road Championships sat 26th May
Replies: 36
Views: 7823

I note that Alex Simmons is also in the MMAS3 starting list. :shock: PS. Thanks to Jimmy for doing the hard yakka in the backend and getting this new site/forum up and running. Alex must of recovered from his accident or entered his races earlier in the year. Alex is younger than me and would be in...

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