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by marc2131
19 Aug 2014, 13:45
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: DHBC Valley Wheeler vintage ride and talk - Sat 16-17 Aug
Replies: 7
Views: 2046

Re: DHBC Valley Wheeler vintage ride and talk - Sat 16-17 Au

The ride on Saturday 17th August began at the Tempe Velodrome and left precisely at 10.30am. We had 13 riders; a good mix of rusted on steel bikers, recent converts and just good friends. Made our way via the Cooks River route, down through Kingsgrove, Beverley Hills, Oatley and eventually made it t...
by marc2131
17 Aug 2014, 08:11
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Michele Moss
Replies: 15
Views: 4084

Re: Michelle Moss

What terrible news Michele. Get well soon.
by marc2131
17 Aug 2014, 07:40
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: DHBC Valley Wheeler vintage ride and talk - Sat 16-17 Aug
Replies: 7
Views: 2046

Re: DHBC Valley Wheeler vintage ride and talk - Sat 16-17 Au

According to their FB page, the Bike Bug randonee has been cancelled due to extremely bad weather. Rescheduled in October.
by marc2131
14 Aug 2014, 11:42
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: First we take Colnago, then we take a Schwinn
Replies: 5
Views: 1799

Re: First we take Colnago, then we take a Schwinn

My friend just sent me a link to this bike shop in Berlin... has anyone here had the privilege of visiting? It looks amazing: https://www.google.de/maps/@52.550676,13.407871,3a,75y,245.16h,76.94t/data=!3m5!1e1!3m3!1sUWA6kwPozj0AAAQWs8adBQ!2e0!3e2 I can see a time in the not too distant future where...
by marc2131
10 Aug 2014, 18:15
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Planet X (UK) order mistake
Replies: 12
Views: 2894

Re: Planet X (UK) order mistake

Thanks Tim.
Was just keen to get back on the track. If anyone has a spare 144 bcd 48t or even 49 chainring, let me know.
Marc
by marc2131
09 Aug 2014, 18:26
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: DHBC Valley Wheeler vintage ride and talk - Sat 16-17 Aug
Replies: 7
Views: 2046

Re: DHBC Valley Wheeler vintage ride and talk - Sat 16-17 Au

Lizanne just confirmed we plan to leave at 10:30am from the Tempe Velodrome front gates.
by marc2131
09 Aug 2014, 18:13
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Planet X (UK) order mistake
Replies: 12
Views: 2894

Planet X (UK) order mistake

I bought myself a Stronglight Track crankset from Planet X in the UK. Specifically asked for this with a 48T chainring. However when the parcel arrived the chainring was a measley 44T. Sent a complaint to Planet X and got the following reply: "Please accept my personal apologies for the wrong item b...
by marc2131
01 Aug 2014, 11:22
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: DHBC Valley Wheeler vintage ride and talk - Sat 16-17 Aug
Replies: 7
Views: 2046

DHBC Valley Wheeler vintage ride and talk - Sat 16-17 Aug

Come join us for a ride, a refreshing beverage, a chat, and bike history talk! The DHBC Valley Wheelers are planning to do a ride August 16th (Saturday). The start location will be the Tempe Velodrome. We will then take the scenic route out towards Oatly, over the Como Bridge and onto the historic C...
by marc2131
31 Jul 2014, 08:20
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 151558

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Spotted Colin Campbell on the contra-lane on Wilson St.
by marc2131
25 Jul 2014, 12:43
Forum: Road
Topic: Inaugural Rookwood Necropolis Crit - 14 Sept
Replies: 82
Views: 18887

Re: Inaugural Rookwood Necropolis Crit - 14 September

I can foresee lots of bad death and religious related jokes turning up on the day. Not that I don't mind .....
by marc2131
25 Jul 2014, 12:24
Forum: Road
Topic: Team Time Trials - 19th July 2014 at Nowra
Replies: 137
Views: 21031

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

More snaps from race day. Le Breakfast fur le tour de Nowra. Alister de chef le chic. http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac292/marc2193/LeBreakfast_zpsa7e77a6d.jpg The 2014 Valley Wheeler winners of the inaugural (exceedingly bad French translation) 'crank up the Commissaire's bum' award Alister Sim...
by marc2131
24 Jul 2014, 10:44
Forum: Conversation
Topic: PMs: can't access due to a full folder!?
Replies: 6
Views: 1631

Re: PMs: can't access due to a full folder!?

My folder is only 52% full but it wont let me access new message now.
Hit the 'Release' link but still wont let me read my '1 unread message'.
by marc2131
24 Jul 2014, 08:05
Forum: Road
Topic: Nowra to Sassafras n Back Handicap Challenge Sun 20th July
Replies: 35
Views: 5681

Re: Nowra to Sassafras n Back Handicap Challenge Sun 20th Ju

A great report.
And what a gentleman Andrew is :D
by marc2131
22 Jul 2014, 13:17
Forum: Road
Topic: Team Time Trials - 19th July 2014 at Nowra
Replies: 137
Views: 21031

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

Here are my photos from the weekend.
https://plus.google.com/photos/11221358 ... 1Ku47bucag
'Like' :D
by marc2131
18 Jul 2014, 07:18
Forum: Road
Topic: Team Time Trials - 19th July 2014 at Nowra
Replies: 137
Views: 21031

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

Good luck everyone.
DHBC will do well.
In case you are worried, the guys riding the crapping old steel bikes will be trying hard not to come in last :)
by marc2131
17 Jul 2014, 14:39
Forum: Road
Topic: Team Time Trials - 19th July 2014 at Nowra
Replies: 137
Views: 21031

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

The Saturday 19th July TTT start times list (thanks to John C).
http://nsw.cycling.org.au/Portals/12/20 ... %20TTT.pdf
by marc2131
17 Jul 2014, 13:22
Forum: Road
Topic: Team Time Trials - 19th July 2014 at Nowra
Replies: 137
Views: 21031

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

Detailed map of the 90km Sassafras course. Take note of the elevation percentages and the number of 'climbs' there are to the summit. http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac292/marc2193/NowraTTT-Elevation_zps6d250cbe.png Source: http://eliteenergy.com.au/images/maps/cycling/Nowra%20to%20Sassafras%20n%...
by marc2131
15 Jul 2014, 20:14
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Climbing with kilos
Replies: 3
Views: 1374

Re: Climbing with kilos

Oh, we have already did the lab testing during the 2013 TTT, and know the answer.
JohnJ is deadly on the downhill sections.
by marc2131
15 Jul 2014, 19:41
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Climbing with kilos
Replies: 3
Views: 1374

Climbing with kilos

Spotted this GCN video on Youtube a while back. However thought it is appropriate seeing that many of us will be racing in the CNSW Club Team time trial at Nowra this weekend. Not forgetting its rather tiring 18km hill climb, I thought this video would give a bit of insight how a little extra weight...
by marc2131
12 Jul 2014, 20:54
Forum: Road
Topic: Any slow folk up for rides?
Replies: 2
Views: 882

Re: Any slow folk up for rides?

Just stick with it Bill. You'll be fine.
by marc2131
08 Jul 2014, 15:57
Forum: Road
Topic: Team Time Trials - 19th July 2014 at Nowra
Replies: 137
Views: 21031

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

Got the below via email this afternoon... "Hi Steve This email is to confirm that full Silver Licence holders are eligible to compete in the 2014 NSW Club Team Time Trial Championships on Saturday 19th July 2014." Regards, Dean Coxall Competitions Co-ordinator | Cycling New South Wales T: +61 (02) ...
by marc2131
05 Jul 2014, 11:29
Forum: Track
Topic: Intro to the Track - Saturdays starting 10th May 2014 2-4pm
Replies: 43
Views: 8797

Re: Intro to the Track - Saturdays starting 10th May 2014 2-

Rod Isaac
Can you please contact me directly on marc@hwy.com.au
We need to arrange your rego for the Nowra TTT. Apologies to the Webmaster for using the forum, but the PM option doesnt want to work.
Regards
marc
by marc2131
04 Jul 2014, 15:32
Forum: Road
Topic: Team Time Trials - 19th July 2014 at Nowra
Replies: 137
Views: 21031

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

I did this today - it cost me $61.60 to upgrade from silver rec to gold masters.
What!!! I've been robbed!!
I paid $105.
I could have bought another vintage steel bike with the difference .....
by marc2131
04 Jul 2014, 12:10
Forum: Road
Topic: Team Time Trials - 19th July 2014 at Nowra
Replies: 137
Views: 21031

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

An upgrade from a silver Recreation license to a gold Race license (Masters only) is $105.60. This will last you till the end of Dec 2014. You will need to download the membership form and refill this out, remember to tick the 'upgrade to race license' box at the top of the form. Then you will have ...
by marc2131
01 Jul 2014, 17:09
Forum: Road
Topic: Team Time Trials - 19th July 2014 at Nowra
Replies: 137
Views: 21031

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

mike,
I'm going to be in Jonathons team and i spoke to the runners of the nowra event.
They said my Silver licence is enough to ride at Nowra.
Don't believe them. Some people are given that info each and every year.
You will need a gold license or your team will be person down.
by marc2131
23 Jun 2014, 23:03
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Call for vintage Italian bikes
Replies: 2
Views: 1260

Re: Call for vintage Italian bikes

Toff is your man.
by marc2131
23 Jun 2014, 14:57
Forum: Road
Topic: Team Time Trials - 19th July 2014 at Nowra
Replies: 137
Views: 21031

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

I've seen data that shows that slow riders benefit slightly more from aero improvements than fast riders
Are you calling us 'slow'? :D
One of our teams did not come in last in 2013. Can't speak for the others though.
by marc2131
23 Jun 2014, 10:18
Forum: Road
Topic: Team Time Trials - 19th July 2014 at Nowra
Replies: 137
Views: 21031

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


Something the 3 teams of 'Valley Wheeler' retro racers don't take into account. Real racers don't need aero ;)

Image
by marc2131
20 Jun 2014, 19:52
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Need parts - Building up a track bike
Replies: 6
Views: 1499

Re: Need parts - Building up a track bike

Am a bit confused about bottom bracket clearance and pedal strike. I was told older style bikes had higher BB? Measured my 1980s track bike - it is 29cm from the ground to the centre of the BB crank bolt. While most track cranksets appear to be 170mm, I keep coming across 175 and even a 177.5mm ones...
by marc2131
14 Jun 2014, 19:45
Forum: Track
Topic: Intro to the Track - Saturdays starting 10th May 2014 2-4pm
Replies: 43
Views: 8797

Re: Intro to the Track - Saturdays starting 10th May 2014 2-

Thanks for a thoroughly enjoyable and well run series of sessions Colin. Also a big thank you to Dylan and John Caley who were excellent assistants. 'Intro to the Track' was a kind way to describe the event. More like track training for old codgers. And the old codgers had a great time to boot.
by marc2131
14 Jun 2014, 19:35
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Anyone have a spare track wheel lock nut - Campag
Replies: 1
Views: 934

Anyone have a spare track wheel lock nut - Campag

I bought some old track wheels using Campag Record Pista hubs.
While cogs screw on easy, their lock nuts don't. Size: 1.32" x 24 TPI.
Does anyone have a Campag Record lock nut they are willing to pass on or sell to me?
by marc2131
04 Jun 2014, 14:16
Forum: Track
Topic: Volunteers needed for Canteen June 7
Replies: 6
Views: 1971

Re: Volunteers needed for Canteen June 7

Will there be a roster? Maybe an hour at most?
At the moment not sure if I can ascertain a leave pass.
by marc2131
30 May 2014, 12:20
Forum: Conversation
Topic: SO you want to race - new club info event, 25 May
Replies: 27
Views: 4914

Re: SO you want to race - new club info event, 25 May

I heard in the rain, the drag way can be rather slippery.
Check the weather first.
by marc2131
26 May 2014, 11:21
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Need parts - Building up a track bike
Replies: 6
Views: 1499

Re: Need parts - Building up a track bike

I may have some cranks you might be interested in. I need to hear back from STA insurance before I give anything away. Also may need to get the assessed to determine their condition post-wreck. They would be square taper and would probably need a new chain ring (its a bit worn, 48 teeth). Not sure ...
by marc2131
26 May 2014, 08:35
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Need parts - Building up a track bike
Replies: 6
Views: 1499

Re: Need parts - Building up a track bike

OK, then 170mm cranks will do.
Believe function/safety takes precedence over style.
by marc2131
25 May 2014, 21:24
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Need parts - Building up a track bike
Replies: 6
Views: 1499

Need parts - Building up a track bike

I've been bitten by the track bug. Lindsay helped source a track frame for me, which is currently being repaired by Peter Bundy. I have a stem and bar, but am lacking a crankset (pref 175mm) and a set of good wheels (tubs or clinchers). Not fussed about looks, as long as they are in good nick and wo...
by marc2131
25 May 2014, 10:00
Forum: Conversation
Topic: SO you want to race - new club info event, 25 May
Replies: 27
Views: 4914

Re: SO you want to race - new club info event, 25 May

I am on baby sitting duties. Can I bring two of my 3 girls with me?
by marc2131
23 May 2014, 10:19
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Electronic groupsets going wireless
Replies: 1
Views: 618

Electronic groupsets going wireless

SRAM may be releasing a wireless electronic group set.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lifL7Bdq_IU#t=18
by marc2131
17 May 2014, 19:34
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: 'Breaking Away' (1979) - The movie
Replies: 0
Views: 1026

'Breaking Away' (1979) - The movie

I am sure many of you guys have watched the movie before. First saw it in the early 80s, but enjoyed it even more 30 years later. By shear coincidence it also has some nice steel classics, but don't let that distract you from the movie. http://putlocker.bz/watch-breaking-away-online-free-putlocker.h...
by marc2131
14 May 2014, 15:21
Forum: Conversation
Topic: high tech commuter bike - with some original ideas
Replies: 3
Views: 959

Re: high tech commuter bike - with some original ideas

Nice.
Looks like it comes as a thorough package. No retrofitting.
by marc2131
14 May 2014, 10:35
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Help needed on historical research - Velocipedes in Sydney
Replies: 2
Views: 651

Re: Help needed on historical research - Velocipedes in Sydn

Thanks to JohnC and Lizanne for their help.
by marc2131
13 May 2014, 14:59
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Help needed on historical research - Velocipedes in Sydney
Replies: 2
Views: 651

Help needed on historical research - Velocipedes in Sydney

I have written a research article which I aim to get published in a academic journal in the coming year or so. The research is based on the early use of velocipedes (very early iron and wood bicycles) before 1850 in Australia. I have found one incident where a velocipede rider rode his contraption f...
by marc2131
12 May 2014, 14:10
Forum: Road
Topic: Team Time Trials - 19th July 2014 at Nowra
Replies: 137
Views: 21031

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

Might be of interest to some ....

Image
by marc2131
09 May 2014, 10:55
Forum: Track
Topic: Intro to the Track - Saturdays starting 10th May 2014 2-4pm
Replies: 43
Views: 8797

Re: Intro to the Track - Saturdays starting 10th May 2014 2-

Let me know John. Been wanting to do this since 2011 but things keep happening :(
by marc2131
08 May 2014, 18:57
Forum: Track
Topic: Intro to the Track - Saturdays starting 10th May 2014 2-4pm
Replies: 43
Views: 8797

Re: Intro to the Track - Saturdays starting 10th May 2014 2-

Does anyone have a 58-60cm track bike to loan me for the day?
by marc2131
08 May 2014, 13:40
Forum: Road
Topic: Calga TT This Sunday
Replies: 42
Views: 7474

Re: Calga TT This Sunday

Jokes aside are we interested in having a DHBC Club TT Championship?
What a great idea!
I'm in if this happens.
by marc2131
08 May 2014, 09:10
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Interesting TED talk about progress of athletic endeavours
Replies: 1
Views: 653

Re: Interesting TED talk about progress of athletic endeavou

This is great.
Listening to it now.
Love this sort of stuff.
by marc2131
08 May 2014, 08:54
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 151558

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Colin Campbell on the Wilson St contra-lane this morning (approx 7.45am)
I shouted out but he was too busy negotiating the roundabout to respond or look back.
by marc2131
04 May 2014, 21:17
Forum: Track
Topic: Intro to the Track - Saturdays starting 10th May 2014 2-4pm
Replies: 43
Views: 8797

Re: Intro to the Track - Saturdays starting 10th May 2014 2-

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 8 Adam Ward (depending on start time) 9. Jacob Richter (new member and will require the borrowing of a t...
by marc2131
04 May 2014, 20:21
Forum: Conversation
Topic: DHBC member involved in accident today
Replies: 24
Views: 5490

Re: DHBC member involved in accident today

Mike This statement is from BNSW. Cycling NSW is a totally different body. Their target membership are everyday commuter cyclists, while CA/CNSW looks after sports cycling. BNSW has been going thru a difficult spate recently and it is good to see them taking a strong stand on this issue. Only hope C...
by marc2131
27 Apr 2014, 09:36
Forum: Road
Topic: Country jaunt-Riverstone, Wiseman’sFerry, Bilpin & Richmond
Replies: 2
Views: 755

Country jaunt-Riverstone, Wiseman’sFerry, Bilpin & Richmond

Lizanne promised it was going to be a great ride. “It will be great”, she said. She had set out the trip online. Technically it was 135.7 km long. Total ascent of 2343m and a maximum elevation of 629m. It was a challenge but seemed manageable. An email was sent out. For route and elevation details, ...
by marc2131
17 Apr 2014, 18:39
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: stem for new old bike
Replies: 6
Views: 1909

Re: stem for new old bike

I have a very short stem on a spare, I am told a centurion frame. Will need to remove it first.
Marc
by marc2131
09 Apr 2014, 15:45
Forum: Road
Topic: Team Time Trials - 19th July 2014 at Nowra
Replies: 137
Views: 21031

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

The Valley Wheelers ran 3 teams last year. I believe we might be up for 4 this year. Our fast team (we are all 'fast' but to varying degrees) will be: 1. Alister Simington - M5? 2. Peter Bownes - M4 3. Marc Rerceretnam - M5 4. John Caley - M5? Not sure if we can make up the 150 year target this year.
by marc2131
09 Apr 2014, 11:34
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 151558

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Mike Clement on Wilson St on Tuesday morning.
Michele W on Wilson St on Thursday morning.
by marc2131
07 Apr 2014, 10:53
Forum: Conversation
Topic: AUSTRALIA's RICH CYCLING HISTORY - free seminar 3 April 6pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1479

Re: AUSTRALIA's RICH CYCLING HISTORY - free seminar 3 April

About 80 people turned up for the talk held on Thurs 3 April. The event was held at the Redfern Town Hall and was organized by Bike Sydney and the City of Sydney Council. The convener of the event was David Borella of Bike Sydney. Photo with Australian cycling historian Jim Fitzpatrick, author of 'B...
by marc2131
03 Apr 2014, 12:07
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Dura Ace 7800
Replies: 1
Views: 1269

Dura Ace 7800

I am thinking of getting a new Ti frame made to measure for myself. However keen to incorporate internal cable routing, want to get a Di2 groupo in the future. I've come across a Dura Ace 7800 which is the last of the exposed gear cable type. Can a exposed cable frame also utilise a internal cable t...
by marc2131
03 Apr 2014, 08:24
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 151558

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

This morning I yelled at Jo S as she rode past me and she ignored me, then 15 minutes later I yelled at Marc on Broadway, only to be ignored again
Was wondering who that was on Broadway. Couldn't turn around to have a look, too many pedestrians around me as I approached the lights.
by marc2131
01 Apr 2014, 09:17
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 151558

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Colin Campbell on Wilson St, heading west (8am). Probably from CP.
by marc2131
28 Mar 2014, 08:12
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Vintage Jersey orders ***JERSEYS are in!***
Replies: 101
Views: 19639

Re: Vintage Jersey orders ***JERSEYS are in!***

Hi Andy
We've been talking about a new order but wanted to drum up some interest by wearing our new jerseys on rides.
Will let you know when we start the process.
marc
by marc2131
27 Mar 2014, 15:49
Forum: Conversation
Topic: AUSTRALIA's RICH CYCLING HISTORY - free seminar 3 April 6pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1479

Re: AUSTRALIA's RICH CYCLING HISTORY - free seminar 3 April

John
Several of the Valley Wheelers were invited to show off our vintage bikes at this event. I know johnJ, Andy and I will be bringing our bikes, not sure if anyone else is doing so too.
Marc
by marc2131
25 Mar 2014, 06:53
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Valley Wheelers L'Eroica 2014 23/03/2014
Replies: 5
Views: 2164

Re: Valley Wheelers L'Eroica 2014 23/03/2014

and Pork Knuckle is good for your knees and is an aphrodisiac.
...... hmm will keep that in mind next time I feel bloated.
by marc2131
23 Mar 2014, 17:28
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Valley Wheelers L'Eroica 2014 23/03/2014
Replies: 5
Views: 2164

Re: Valley Wheelers L'Eroica 2014 23/03/2014

Dunno about the rest, but I am now convinced beer has no cleansing properties and a overly fatty meal does nothing for one's cycling abilities.
Back to my 'monastic' (in comparison) diet.
by marc2131
22 Mar 2014, 19:05
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2014 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show
Replies: 16
Views: 4446

Re: 2014 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show

A great time was had by all. Bumper year again. Felt numbers were up slightly - what do others feel? Had over 50 bicycles in the Concours event and an amazing array of 23 vintage bike stalls, incredible. The velodrome infield was busy indeed. A special thanks to the 'Valley Wheelers' who organised t...
by marc2131
22 Mar 2014, 18:43
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Alon bike
Replies: 1
Views: 1114

Re: Alon bike

I think Jeff is referring to an 'Alcon' or 'Alcone", not an Alon bike. Alcon cycles was run by Bill Connelly who had a shop in Victoria Rd Marrickville from the 1940s till 1970. Bill was an active member of DHBC and made frames for many members. He died in around 1974. Several DHBC members covet the...
by marc2131
20 Mar 2014, 12:05
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2014 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show
Replies: 16
Views: 4446

Re: 2014 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show

We have about 33 bikes registered for the Concours event and 20 stalls for the Swap meet. One stall holder driving all the way from Melbourne for the privilege. Another Concours participant from SA. Regos still coming in. We need vollies, so PM Dayna/Scully (see entry above) if you can help. Bigger ...
by marc2131
19 Mar 2014, 09:38
Forum: Road
Topic: Sunday's Accident
Replies: 22
Views: 4892

Re: Sunday's Accident

Marc - Don't be so defeatist. As I said there are no losers on this one and no major costs, so I reckon it has half a chance
Greg, I think my point is that we won't win this one straight away. It will take time ;)
Reward goes to the one who strategises and is persistent. Bit like road cycling.
by marc2131
19 Mar 2014, 07:55
Forum: Road
Topic: Sunday's Accident
Replies: 22
Views: 4892

Re: Sunday's Accident

A pro-cyclist decision like this will always be frowned on by state gov. They will reject it without doubt. However the issue here is that we start making an ISSUE of this. We highlight the problem and propose a solution. Gov then ignores us. Anything happen from here on, the spotlight is on the gov...
by marc2131
18 Mar 2014, 20:34
Forum: Road
Topic: Sunday's Accident
Replies: 22
Views: 4892

Re: Sunday's Accident

Most if not all of the roads we use on the way south are main 'regional' roAds, which come under state gov bodies. Need to lobby your peak body first, me thinks.
by marc2131
17 Mar 2014, 07:45
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2014 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show
Replies: 16
Views: 4446

Re: 2014 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show

Hi all If you want to enter your bicycles in the Concours show, please do so ASAP. Show is this coming Saturday. Registrations for Concours are done online this year: http://www.sydneyclassicbicycleshow.eventbrite.com.au Proper trophies and certificates and some cash vouchers from ASHFIELD CYCLES wi...
by marc2131
14 Mar 2014, 20:08
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 151558

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Peter Bownes at the corner of Fitzroy and Sydenham rds, trying to cross over. I drove pass him beeping incessantly and waving but I doubt if he could make out who it was through the windscreen.
by marc2131
12 Mar 2014, 16:08
Forum: Road
Topic: Beechworth Gran Fondo & L'Eroica - March 29-30 2014
Replies: 18
Views: 4147

Re: Beechworth Gran Fondo & L'Eroica - March 29-30 2014

bump:
Are any of the Valley Wheelers doing the classic bike L'Eroica this year?
Last I heard, potentially 3 so far.
by marc2131
08 Mar 2014, 20:12
Forum: Road
Topic: Penny Farthings at Evandale Tasmania, Feb 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 3187

Re: Penny Farthings at Evandale Tasmania, Feb 2014

I didn't go to Evandale, so someone else will need to write a commentary to these pics. http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac292/marc2193/Therelayteam_zpsbe28ba1f.jpg http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac292/marc2193/P1080919_zps72dc0460.jpg http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac292/marc2193/P1090270...
by marc2131
06 Mar 2014, 09:18
Forum: Road
Topic: Waratah Vets Eastern Creek 16 March
Replies: 18
Views: 3888

Re: Waratah Vets Eastern Creek 16 March

last Sunday I got my first result in B grade, with a second place, so was pretty happy with that.
John
Great news John! Congrats.
by marc2131
05 Mar 2014, 05:27
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: 70's racing pedals
Replies: 3
Views: 1217

Re: 70's racing pedals

Jacqui
I wouldn't be too worried about the pedals at this moment. Enter the bike. Make special mention of its history. The more info the better.
Will see if someone can help with the pedals.
by marc2131
24 Feb 2014, 08:05
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 151558

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

........ wow!
by marc2131
23 Feb 2014, 17:36
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Free to good home: 1930s display cabinet - 96 x 110cm
Replies: 1
Views: 744

Free to good home: 1930s display cabinet - 96 x 110cm

Lovely 1930s display cabinet - width 96cm x height 110cm. Free to good home. Pick up from Ashbury (south of Ashfield). PM or call Marc on 0426 897 247 http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac292/marc2193/20140223_165328_resized_zps940bf93e.jpg http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac292/marc2193/20140223_...
by marc2131
20 Feb 2014, 13:05
Forum: Conversation
Topic: New regular club events - starting with 'basic maintenance'
Replies: 12
Views: 2939

Re: New regular club events - starting with 'basic maintenan

1. Marc R. (interested a little more advanced maintenance and racing advice too)
by marc2131
19 Feb 2014, 12:17
Forum: Road
Topic: Penny Farthings at Evandale Tasmania, Feb 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 3187

Penny Farthings at Evandale Tasmania, Feb 2014

I believe we have a sizeable contingent of DHBC members attending the Penny Farthing Championship/Festival held at Evandale, Tasmania, this weekend. A work colleague of mine just got back from Tassie, and coincidentally went through Evandale. Knowing I am a bit of a bicycle tragic, she bought me a p...
by marc2131
18 Feb 2014, 21:46
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Di2 is soooo passé .......
Replies: 0
Views: 647

Di2 is soooo passé .......

Electronic shifting activated by brain waves. Start saving for that new groupset.

http://vimeo.com/27306231
by marc2131
17 Feb 2014, 18:20
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Colnago (Mapei?) for sale in Katoomba
Replies: 7
Views: 2119

Colnago (Mapei?) for sale in Katoomba

This one looks similar to Mark L's. I think it is in team Mapei colours. Probably from the late 90s or very early 2000s.
At $850 it is a good buy. Too small for me.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/katoomba ... 1039091263
by marc2131
16 Feb 2014, 18:49
Forum: Road
Topic: Blayney to Bathurst, Sun 6 April
Replies: 1
Views: 612

Blayney to Bathurst, Sun 6 April

Anyone doing the B2B this year?
by marc2131
14 Feb 2014, 12:21
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2014 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show
Replies: 16
Views: 4446

Re: 2014 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show

John
Email and attachments sent.
by marc2131
14 Feb 2014, 07:02
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2014 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show
Replies: 16
Views: 4446

Re: 2014 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show

We are also planning a L'Eroica type ride on Sunday 23 March (day after the event) along the Cook River Cycle way, starting from the Canterbury Velodrome and finishing off at Sydney Olympic Park at Homebush. Stop there for a coffee, conversation and photos, then back to Tempe. We'd probably congrega...
by marc2131
13 Feb 2014, 10:56
Forum: Conversation
Topic: 2014 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show
Replies: 16
Views: 4446

Re: 2014 Sydney Classic Bicycle Show

Great poster design by DHBC's Michele Wood. http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac292/marc2193/2014_bike_show_poster_zps833727a4.jpg Sydney Classic Bicycle Show CONCOURS categories ($10 per bicycle, no limit to entries): 1. Bicycle pre-1960 2. Road Bicycle 1961-80 3. Road Bicycle 1981-95 4. Road Bicy...
by marc2131
11 Feb 2014, 06:45
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Borrowing long ladder to do roof guttering
Replies: 4
Views: 1155

Re: Borrowing long ladder to do roof guttering

Thanks Stuart. Will keep that in mind.
by marc2131
10 Feb 2014, 12:15
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Borrowing long ladder to do roof guttering
Replies: 4
Views: 1155

Re: Borrowing long ladder to do roof guttering

Thanks Ian. PM sent.
by marc2131
10 Feb 2014, 08:23
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Borrowing long ladder to do roof guttering
Replies: 4
Views: 1155

Borrowing long ladder to do roof guttering

Does anyone have a good quality (very tall) ladder I can borrow?
I need to (with the help of a friend) to renew parts of my roof guttering. Would be great if access to Platform-type ladder would be great. Need to be able to extend to at least 3 to 4 metres or more if possible.
marc
by marc2131
09 Feb 2014, 07:03
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Couriers: workplace delivery of private parcels banned
Replies: 8
Views: 2874

Re: Couriers: workplace delivery of private parcels banned

http://auspost.com.au/parcels-mail/parcel-lockers.html If your work isn't cool with deliveries and it doesn't suit to get delivery at home there are 24/7 parcel lockers. Free! Only available at Leichhardt, Burwood and Strathfield South, for us Inner Westies. Hopefully might spread with time. I thin...
by marc2131
05 Feb 2014, 13:58
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Marrickville Cycling Club Old Trophy Search
Replies: 7
Views: 2653

Re: Marrickville Cycling Club Old Trophy Search

Lovely photo Tony. I'll talk to Al Sumner the next time I see him. See if he knows anything.
by marc2131
04 Feb 2014, 18:18
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Bike roof racks at Aldi
Replies: 1
Views: 1151

Bike roof racks at Aldi

Anyone have experience with Aldi roof racks? This is going on sale on Wednesday for $69. Any good? https://www.aldi.com.au/en/special-buys/wednesday-05-february-2014/wednesday-detail-wk06/ps/p/roof-bike-carrier/ 1. Made from lightweight aluminium, can carry carbon fibre, composite and alloy frame bi...
by marc2131
03 Feb 2014, 06:37
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Vintage Jersey orders ***JERSEYS are in!***
Replies: 101
Views: 19639

Re: Vintage Jersey orders ***Patches are in!***

..... almost here, yippee.
by marc2131
31 Jan 2014, 16:45
Forum: Track
Topic: Hey hipsters, where the track are you? LACC
Replies: 15
Views: 3164

Re: Hey hipsters, where the track are you? LACC

Hipsters?

Where?
by marc2131
27 Jan 2014, 08:09
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Blue Mts on Sunday 26th/Jan/2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1905

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

Some shots from yesterdays touring ride from Blaxland, thru Lennox Bridge into Lapstone, then Springwood, Falconbridge and a turn around at Woodford. It was a relatively cold day, lots of drizzle. Not sure about the others but I was not feeling comfortable. Not helped by the fact I forgot to pack my...
by marc2131
24 Jan 2014, 06:59
Forum: Road
Topic: Kurnell C25 Cruiser Ride - Monday 27 January - 6.30am
Replies: 16
Views: 3460

Re: Kurnell C25 Cruiser Ride - Monday 27 January - 6.30am

The road surface up to Cape Solander is terrible. Don't use your nice wheels, if you have some.
by marc2131
24 Jan 2014, 06:41
Forum: Vintage Bicycles
Topic: Blue Mts on Sunday 26th/Jan/2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1905

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

Andy says he can't make it. Work commitments.

Start list:
1. Marc
2. John
3. Ray
4. Carol
5. Lindsay

Lunch at the Patton/Rosier residence afterwards.

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