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Derny Driver

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  1. Riding hard every time you sit your bum on the bike is the most common mistake. Your performance will get worse doing that. Go for 2 moderate hours 6 days a week. Actually, make that easy to moderate. The occasional short sharp effort is good.
  2. You need 11 speed rear wheel 11 speed cassette Rear mech shifters 10 and 11 speed chains share the same internal width, so 10 speed chainrings and front mech are fine
  3. In Brisbane ...... "Paint my Bike" www.paintmybike.com.au or Joe Cosgrove. He's on facebook or contact him at cycledesign.com.au
  4. Star Enamellers Bankstown Geoff Scott Camden Looking at around $250
  5. 1975 Flandria, Galli Criterium group, Galli wheels
  6. I also have 1981 Royal Star, Campag Gran Sport group, Fiamme wheels 1970's Pep Magni, Galli Criterium group, Arc-en-Ciel wheels 1987 Sekai, Japanese components (Suntour, Araya, DiaCompe, Nitto, SR, Kashimax) 1980s Lennie Rogers, Zeus group, Fiamme wheels 1989 Laurie Rogers, Suntour Superbe pro group, Wolber wheels 1975 Jim Bundy, Shimano Dura-Ace Gen 1 group, ? wheels 1988 Peter Bundy, Shimano 600 Tri-Colour group, Vuelta wheels 1970 Blom, Shimano 600EX group, Mavic MA40 wheels 1980s Viner track bike, Campag group, Campag Omega wheels there are others .... getting a bit out of control I know
  7. Faggin (italian) year unknown, Campag Chorus 8 speed
  8. Fausto Coppi, 1998, Campagnolo Athena/Chorus groupset (triple)
  9. Eddy Merckx, 1985, Campagnolo Triomphe groupset
  10. Hey Richard I have a 135mm Richey Force stem, you are welcome to it if you havent already sorted one. Quill stems dont come with detachable face plates so you will need to take a lever off and thread the bars through. Not sure if you know but quill stems come in various clamp sizes, because handlebars have differing thicknesses in the centre clamp area. The 3 most common clamp sizes are 25.4 which is most japanese eg Nitto and some Italian like ITM. 26.4 is the older Cinelli style bars, and 26.O newer italian like Cinelli and 3ttt. If you mismatch your stem and handlebar clamp sizes they will either a) not fit or b) be loose. Tightening a 26.4 stem to a 26.0 handlebar will fatigue or break the stem. As will forcing open a 25.4 stem to get a 26.0 bar in there. Anyway this one measures 26.2 on my verniers ....which is not a size, so I think its made for 26.0 bars. Its new and never been used, let me know if you want it and I can post it to you. (Measure your handlebars first) I dont come on here much and Im guessing after 4 weeks its been sorted. But if not, message me. Cheers
  11. Theres 4 pages of info here about the Bible and homosexuality .. You guys are pretty funny. I never come on here any more apart from the odd occasion when i am bored, I think Ive made 4 posts in the last 4 years .... and here we are dragging up the same old red herrings. Nothing changes hey. Same old echo chamber. If you hate Christians and Christianity that fine, youre entitled to that. I will say one thing though before I log out for another 12 months, that according to the Bible, people dont go to hell according to what they do, their behaviour. People go to hell because they choose to live their lives independently of God. That is the essence of sin. Not sure why people who want to live their lives on earth independently of God would want to spend eternity with him in his presence. Cheers
  12. Bikes at the Basin (Sanctuary Point) has a couple of real cracker small road bikes at the moment. I was in there Saturday. 2nd hand GT and a Ridley caught my eye ...both $900.... quite small though, not sure of the sizes but maybe 50cm or something. Perfect for a teenager or small adult. He also had a brand new Avanti roady for about $1150, looked awesome, it was maybe a 54 or something. They are on facebook if you want to contact. I have no affiliation with them.
  13. Derny Driver

    Steel is real

    The guys on that page are EXPERTS with these sort of bikes. That Tommasini is quite something, looks like it is running Campag Triomphe which came out in 1985 from memory, so I agree with your dating on them both. Ive actually got sidetracked into the whole steel bike building and collecting thing, its getting a bit out of control. Im trying to stop lol I have 1985 Merckx Panasonic with 6 speed Campag Triomphe and Shamal wheels 1999 Fausto Coppi (Team Polti) aluminium running triple 8 speed Campag Athena with Mavic Cosmic wheels 1970s Faggin (Italian) running Campag Chorus with 8 speed Vento wheels 1981 Royal Star (Sydney) with 6 speed Campag Gran Sport. Fiamme bars, stem and wheels 1980s Lennie Rogers (Sydney) with Zeus New racer gruppo. Fiamme wheels. 1980s Laurie Rogers (Lennies brother) with Suntour Superbe Pro. Superbe Pro hubs and Wolber rims. Late 1980s Peter Bundy (sydney) with Shimano 600 TriColour group 1970's Blom (Sydney) with Shimano 600EX. Mavic GPX wheels. 1975 Pep Magni (Italy) with Galli groupset, gold Champion Arc-en-Ciel rims. 1983 Sekai (japanese) with a mix of Japanese parts, SR, Suntour, Nitto, Sugino etc. Araya wheels. 1970s Flandria (Belgium) with Galli groupset and NOS Galli wheelset 1945 Blackbird (Sydney) with 3 speed cyclo gears 1935 SJH track bike with inch pitch drive there are others too I also have my dads bikes, a 1960 Cinelli with Gran Sport and a 1960s Bismire (Sydney) track bike.
  14. I agree that the seat appears to need to go up, but I think that its actually okay. If the leg was at 6 oclock and the heel was dropped, the leg would be straight. Being forward on a TT bike you tend to use the ball of the foot with the foot slightly pointed which gives the appearance of a too bent knee. I wouldnt touch it personally. With the shorter cranks there are no problems with lack of leverage at the top of the stroke, so leave it as is. Arms could go forward maybe 1 cm but if your shoulder is dicky and that will aggravate it, leave as is. Arms are pretty close to being right where they are. Personally I like the extensions to be a bit flatter, ie drop the hands down 1-2cm but leave elbows where they are. The praying mantis position has nothing going for it ... but again, if thats your comfortable arm position, leave it. It make virtually no difference. Its actually a pretty good position FP for someone who is old and inflexible and carries old war wounds. Discalimer: My opinion only
  15. +1 Worst tyre ever. Try the new Pirelli P Zero. Got them on young DDs bike. I also had a week away with the ACA NRS pro cycling team recently, they run the Pirelli clinchers ... no punctures all week on some rough roads, great grip in some hell fast crits ... I rate them as the best clincher out there at the moment.
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