The Cycling Thread

glitch

Mapping the next ride...
Staff member
With a busy year through to late September, earliest would be October, but it's never too early to plan.


We won't be back from Europe before mid-Oct. :confused:
Then off to NZ first week Nov.
Leaves a 2 week time-window....if Goodie manages the washing in between :2thumbs-up:
 

Williamson

Part of the furniture
We won't be back from Europe before mid-Oct. :confused:
Then off to NZ first week Nov.
Leaves a 2 week time-window....if Goodie manages the washing in between :2thumbs-up:

Gives us something to work with. A three pack of jocks at Kmart is under $10.
 

Williamson

Part of the furniture
Just a short ride for me on our shortest day. Was a bit fresh at a local 2C when I joined my ride mates at 8:30am, and had reached 10C by the time I returned.

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On the eBike (of course), although I did think about taking the pushy, but in the end .... well, I needed some motivation to get on any bike this AM, and a pushy just wasn't enough.

I bought a 'new' for me pushy off FB Market Place, a 24 speed, hydraulic disc brake Specialized 29" MTB, 13kg, ie. 15kg lighter than the eBike, not too bad for 150 smackers, cleaned, lubed and tweaked, it'll get a lot of use on our half-lap
 

glitch

Mapping the next ride...
Staff member
Jeezaz....your goosebumps are bigger than mine!
2C...no f'n way.

That pushy sounds like a steal! :)
 

r m

Tour Pro
Good work on the Specialised. I am hoping to pick up a mountain bike like that... one someone bought in lockdown and it didn't get used.

Time to upgrade to disc brakes.
 

Williamson

Part of the furniture
Good work on the Specialised. I am hoping to pick up a mountain bike like that... one someone bought in lockdown and it didn't get used.

Supply v Demand can be be on your side, time can be a limiting factor, fortunately both were favourable for me. Good luck with your hunt.

Time to upgrade to disc brakes.

Brakes?

I can remember my first bike with cantilever brakes, what an improvement over the old cheap caliper brakes (although there were some good, expensive ones). Then V-brakes, the longer lever arrangements was a definite advantage. Having said that, the cheap caliper brakes were enough to send a skinny, 35kg (I'm guessing) boy over the handle bars on a few occasions.

The eBike is my first foray into disc brakes, and these are even more effective. But being mechanical, they have a single piston and are are bugger to adjust, although after more than two years, I may have mastered that art, I think.

The hydraulic disc brakes are a twin piston arrangement, even more effective, and by the accounts of mates, these are much easier to adjust. I have not got around to adjusting the rear brake as yet
 

Williamson

Part of the furniture
This AM's ride for a coffee, about a third of the way there I thought, it better be effing good and worth the effort.

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No lekky assist this AM, all old school, normally aspirated (and I was gasping at times), analogue style. Some effing hills that you tend to forget when you have the assist, but achievable when you zig zag your way up, check out the Parry Road hill.
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And the coffee? The French Lettuce (re-branded Post Office café) at Hurstbridge does a damn fine coffee.
 
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