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Postby Jacqui » 21 Oct 2013, 15:40

Protype chopper ... in Centennial Park yesterday. Fabulous ride, once I got going!
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Postby timyone » 22 Oct 2013, 12:32

Love the fat back wheel

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Postby Karzie » 22 Oct 2013, 13:29

PHAT back wheel...!

Yo, that sled's bangin'

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Postby James Rogers » 29 Oct 2013, 16:23

Apparently BASF see a different future for eBikes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... DRqliwJIAI

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Postby mikesbytes » 30 Oct 2013, 11:10

James Rogers wrote:Apparently BASF see a different future for eBikes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... DRqliwJIAI


Gear looks a bit low. Like the combo seat/bag


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Postby anna_g » 05 Nov 2013, 12:49

Driver's hatred towards Lycra and riding in bunch. Not a bad article.
http://blogs.crikey.com.au/theurbanist/2013/11/01/cycling-its-just-not-cricket-is-it/

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Postby Jdubs » 15 Nov 2013, 00:35

Jacqui wrote:Protype chopper ... in Centennial Park yesterday. Fabulous ride, once I got going!
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Sick!! For personal use or for sale??

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Postby ratzzzzz » 18 Nov 2013, 20:17

I'm sure someone posted about this somewhere but I couldn't find it...
Airbag helmet http://www.hovding.com/en/

Some other bike tech stuff
Foldable helmet http://www.ulule.com/overade/ Autobots roll out!
turn by turn http://www.dragoninnovation.com/projects/23-hammerhead

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Postby ratzzzzz » 18 Nov 2013, 20:17

and lastly anti theft http://bikespike.com

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Postby Karzie » 19 Nov 2013, 14:21

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Postby andrewb » 02 Dec 2013, 19:00

For all the Stravanauts out there:

A colleague of mine in Grafton was at a loose end on Sunday morning, and strangely decided that this was a good idea ...


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http://app.strava.com/activities/97954817

No, I can't think why either. But I have suggested that he creates a strava segment from it.
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Postby Colin Campbell » 03 Dec 2013, 13:36


Garmazing!

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Postby Eleri » 03 Dec 2013, 19:42

andrewb wrote:For all the Stravanauts out there:

A colleague of mine in Grafton was at a loose end on Sunday morning, and strangely decided that this was a good idea ...


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http://app.strava.com/activities/97954817

No, I can't think why either. But I have suggested that he creates a strava segment from it.
Andrew


Engineer by any chance? :-)

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Postby andrewb » 03 Dec 2013, 20:21

Eleri wrote:Engineer by any chance? :-)


I am, thank you.

(But Craig who painted Grafton red with that ride isn't, and would be shocked at the inference.)

Andrew

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Postby Toff » 20 Dec 2013, 16:35

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

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Postby ratzzzzz » 20 Jan 2014, 20:28

http://cranktip.com

Interested to hear any thoughts? I'm sure it wouldn't make much of a difference to me + I use speed play :)

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Postby mikesbytes » 21 Jan 2014, 05:37

ratzzzzz wrote:http://cranktip.com

Interested to hear any thoughts? I'm sure it wouldn't make much of a difference to me + I use speed play :)

The video showed a 1/2 lap improvement over 10 laps on Wollongong's velodrome, which is 5% by my maths. A big claim

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Postby utopia » 21 Jan 2014, 10:14

ratzzzzz wrote:http://cranktip.com

Interested to hear any thoughts? I'm sure it wouldn't make much of a difference to me + I use speed play :)


Wow. Nice soundtrack!
Wonder if they would do a comparison of their products vs , say Rotor QXLs and even in conjunction.

it does seems a pity that the would likely to exclude Speedplay as an option, I would think that would be the group most likely to adopt it

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Postby jcaley » 21 Jan 2014, 11:38

It looks like you might lose a bit of ground clearance if you fit them to your existing cranks.

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Postby jimmy » 21 Jan 2014, 11:58

ratzzzzz wrote:http://cranktip.com

Interested to hear any thoughts? I'm sure it wouldn't make much of a difference to me + I use speed play :)


Snake Oil

All of their evidence was anecdotal, there was no scientific data in there looking at power improvements etc. If they were serious about pushing this product as the latest and greatest product to ever hit the shelves of your LBS, they would fork out the money for some proper testing that isn't dependant on "feel" and "belief".

Watch the video with a critical question and listen for facts about it being faster, not people's perception. There are too many questions about how the study was performed, first up, it wasn't even single blinded let alone double blinded. Whenever they're talking about how people felt, they're making sure that you know the qualifications of the person who's on the bike, but the problem is, they're just an athelete. It's a fallacious appeal to authority.

When they have solid data to back up their claims which have been produced by an accredited lab under proper testing conditions, then I'll consider it an interesting product. Until then, I'll keep my money in my pocket.

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Postby jimmy » 22 Jan 2014, 07:37

ratzzzzz wrote:http://cranktip.com

Interested to hear any thoughts? I'm sure it wouldn't make much of a difference to me + I use speed play :)


I think that my intial assement may have been off, I thought about this on my way home last night and I think that this may be the highest order of snake oil, a perpetual motion machine.

This is what the idea reminded me of

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The idea behind this device is that the weights on the right have greater leverage so they're able to pull the weights on the left up, the flip over at the top. Like all perpetual motion machines, it doesn't work.

The idea that these guys are proposing is something very similar, you're running a shorter crank on the up stroke, and a longer crank on the down stroke, much like the idea in that picture.

I'm not an engineer nor a physicist, so I could be wrong on this, so if anyone on here is in either of those two fields and wants to tell me that I'm wrong, feel free.

James

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Postby mikesbytes » 22 Jan 2014, 11:47

Perhaps the concept works similar to Q rings

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Postby Tonyoc » 23 Jan 2014, 18:50

ratzzzzz wrote:http://cranktip.com

Interested to hear any thoughts? I'm sure it wouldn't make much of a difference to me + I use speed play :)



Ben,
I just bought speedplay pedals but I am not liking so far! Do they loosen up a bit? Or does anybody else have any experience with speedplay?

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Postby Nozzle » 23 Jan 2014, 20:24

Ben,
I just bought speedplay pedals but I am not liking so far! Do they loosen up a bit? Or does anybody else have any experience with speedplay?


@TonyOC

It's likely you have over tightened the cleat screws. As they have loctite, they do not unscrew so you only need a 1/4 turn once you meet resistance.

I'm on my 4-5th set of cleats so have had a bit if practice setting them up.

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Postby Tonyoc » 23 Jan 2014, 20:30

@ Noel

Is it no good to unscrew now because of the glue? Have I ruined $50 cleats in an instant? Ouch! Haha

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Postby Nozzle » 25 Jan 2014, 20:55

You can loosen them off a little. They will loosen over time though. I did the same with my first set of cleats. They were fine.

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Postby Anthony K » 29 Jan 2014, 09:24

ratzzzzz wrote:How to be a road bike
http://www.nsmb.com/how-to-be-a-road-biker/


The only thing missing is join an internet cycling forum.

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Postby Colin Campbell » 29 Jan 2014, 11:25

ratzzzzz wrote:How to be a road bike
http://www.nsmb.com/how-to-be-a-road-biker/

... and know, abide by and preach the Velominati.

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Postby jimmy » 10 Feb 2014, 13:18

This was posted on another forum that I read.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fl ... l-light-co

Looks interesting.

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Postby timyone » 20 Feb 2014, 12:43

looks good, if I did more commuting I would be up for one

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Postby ratzzzzz » 20 Mar 2014, 21:29

http://imgur.com/gallery/aKLT6B4

maybe equip all cars with a mattress?

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Postby mikesbytes » 20 Oct 2014, 21:45

Tempe bicycle action group http://www.biketempe.org/

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Postby Anthony K » 21 Oct 2014, 10:38

Ummmmm.
Tempe Arizona Mike.

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Postby jimmy » 06 Nov 2014, 13:44

only because there isn't a funny pictures thread

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Postby Anthony K » 29 Nov 2014, 17:32

Does chocolate icecream count as recovery food?

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Postby timyone » 30 Dec 2014, 17:47

close enough, if you have it with milk it is better

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Postby mikesbytes » 30 Dec 2014, 18:52

Depends on whether your recovering from road or track

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Postby marc2131 » 28 Jan 2015, 12:15

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.
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Postby timyone » 01 Mar 2015, 11:32

you are probably better off just posting a thread on that. Other places to check, are the Tempe and Marrickville 20 20 facebook pages etc

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 02 Mar 2015, 07:52

Agree with Tim re. Marrickville 2020 but we used a guy called Mark: 0414 293 018. He can't speak English well but he did a great job on the floors and was reasonably cheap.

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 07 Apr 2015, 13:35

This thread has 99990 views. Now 99991. Who will be 99999?

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Postby timyone » 10 May 2015, 09:19

What are we looking at here? Seat height?

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Postby Eleri » 10 May 2015, 12:05

The real story is in the infield. We're looking at a bunch of kids, distraught in the middle because some mean old blokes have turned up and taken their bikes. The guy in white is a plain clothes cop and he's gunna bust them all.

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Postby mikesbytes » 10 May 2015, 15:37

The white is a CNSW uniform.

Does it mean that height discrimination has been removed from midget racing?

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Postby mikesbytes » 21 May 2015, 16:02

I never new it existed and now I want it badly

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