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About bert40

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  • Birthday 07/12/1964

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  1. Disc wheels - yes/no?

    Go a disc, worth the money. I have a retro Zipp 950, very nice sound on the road and being autographed by Pauli Kiuru (purchased from Pauli - so it knows how to go fast), Greg and Sian Welch and Wendy Ingraham, its guaranteed to be fast.
  2. Use by date on gels

    Bonus and yes! Except probably some dodgy flavor that no one wants.
  3. Inguinal hernia recovery time?, anybody been there?

    All good here, no swelling and very little pain. Am taking it easy, just walking around the house. Had open with plug/mesh. Will lay low till after Christmas and then ease back into it. Been surprisingly good, haven't needed any painkillers at all. Had a spinal block which was better than a general. Will take bandage off next Tuesday and check out his handy work.
  4. Inguinal hernia recovery time?, anybody been there?

    Just wondering how your recovering Chuckie? All good here, open surgery yesterday morning, head home today. Getting out of bed and walking fine, so far so good.
  5. Running Attire

    Similar boat here, pulled out some old gear, some hot designs as well as other brands. Most had elastic that was shot. Just found some New Balance shorts and an Under Armour singlet top at Rebel to keep me going. Not fussed onlooking the part, just glad to be out running. Agree the hot designs was good stuff but a bit too old.
  6. Inguinal hernia recovery time?, anybody been there?

    This will be me as well soon. Surgeon yesterday, pre admission today and booked for next Tuesday. Will be open and plug/mesh method. Left inguinal. Don't know when happened, running, cycling or weights (squats or dead lifts most likely). Noticed about 2-3 months ago but not causing me any problem. Just looking to get it done, recover and ease back into training. I've had 5+ years doing very little (to none!), so after a good 12 months getting back into the groove, a few weeks out wont be a drama.
  7. Bike maintenance

    I mainly use a good quality chain lube, the rest gets a good wipe down regularly with a clean rag. The cables I pull out each season to clean and check. The cable guide under the BB is the main area that will attract the dirt and impact on shifting. Next will do the headset, will aim to replace as its been in place for a few years now. My bike is a Cannondale 3.0 series criterium frame. That will stump the junior burgers on here. Its a SC800, 1991 model (they had a criterium and road frames then) that came with Ultegra 7 spd. Have regularly upgraded gear, now running 9spd Dura-ace with Ultegra 10spd levers. A well looked after bike will last a very long time. Its had a respray, in original colours, some years back and still looks fairly flash (to me anyway!)
  8. HRM with GPS - Speed Sensor?

    Thanks for the input. Will see how I go without. Put the money saved towards a Salomon running pack.
  9. Lights for Night MTB

    I just run handlebar mount and have got the Exposure Six Pack. Very impressed, very bright and programmable so can adjust for the duration required. Each program (has 10) has either high/low or high/medium/low which cycles through on the touch of a button on the back of the unit. What I like most though is no cables to an external battery pack. Very tidy set up. Not cheap, but I'm very happy with it. With a second mount, its a matter of seconds to swap between bikes.
  10. HRM with GPS - Speed Sensor?

    I'm looking to upgrade from my Polar 625X after 8+ years of service. I'm looking at the Polar V800. For cycling, given it has GPS I presume you wouldn't need the usual speed sensor mounted on your forks. The speed sensor is an optional extra and you can have a couple of bike settings in the watch, just as I do in the 625X. Just looking to save money if I don't need the sensor. Do people find the GPS gives reliable speed readout? I won't be in built up cities with it and when on the MTB I won't have big forest overhead either to interfere with the GPS signal. I figure if I can get by without the sensor, can spend the money on other things. Will still get the stride sensor. When running, my experience has been that the stride sensor responds quicker to change of pace (intervals etc) than the Garmin with GPS I tried some years back. Thanks
  11. Front Derailleur plate

    There is a couple on eBay. Not sure if they would be an exact match, there may be some variation in the amount of bend around the tube. Maybe worth a try for $9 from Taiwan.
  12. Endless.com - Asics purchases

    i've used runningexpo.com in the past. Good prices on Asics and ship to australia.
  13. Kool Stride Jogging Stroller

    Photos added. Can supply more if you PM me. Thanks Richard
  14. Hello, I've just posted in Tri Trade to sell a runners pram, but could not see how to add a photo. I notice the pinned post talks of an attachment editor but I could not see this. Can some one shed some light on what I'm missing. I've also done a search of the topics re how to add a photo, but not seeing any topics that relate. Thanks Richard
  15. Kool Stride Jogging Stroller

    FOR SALE. $150.00 ono. ALL REASONABLE OFFERS WILL BE CONSIDERED. 1 x Kool Stride Jogging Stroller/ Runners Pram. Model: KS - SA (alloy wheel model). Top of the range model from several years ago. Excellent Condition. Yellow/Black colour. 3 Alloy Wheels. Comes complete with:- Large carry/travel bag. Wind/Rain Shield with a clear PVC . Underseat carry bag/backpack. Underseat mesh soft basket (interchangeable with the backpack/bag). Safety wrist strap. Two Parking Brake System - allows brake to be locked on for parking. Owners Manual/Assembly Instructions. Other Features:- Cantilevered Wheels for increased stability and tracking. Quick release hubs on all 3 wheels. No tools needed for assembly. Quickly folds down for compact storage and travel needs. Unique zip adjustable seat - can be upright or reclined. 5 point fully adjustable safety harness. Sunshade Protector/Hood with small clear viewing window to see passenger (retractable). Wheels: Front single wheel, 16" tyre and tube. Rear 2 x 20" tyre and tube. Maximum Weight Limit (for passenger): 38.5kg (85 pounds). I have added a water bottle carrier to the handle. This stroller is located at Muswellbrook NSW (Upper Hunter area). We will gladly deliver to the following areas: Maitland, Singleton, Muswellbrook, Aberdeen & Scone (at no extra cost). Other areas, please contact me, as we may be able to arrange a suitable 1/2 way meeting place. Also happy to comply with any courier arrangements made by the buyer - all costs to be covered by the buyer. Photos are available, please contact me. (Will add photos when I work out how). Happy to answer any questions, again, please contact me.