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    What lifetime do wheels get?

    Took wheel to LBS where they spoke in a hushed, reverential tone about “The Wheel Builder” who they regard as a Zen Master. Received a call from him yesterday. He’s going to rebuild wheel, replace aluminium nipples with brass and retension. Remainder of hardware felt to be OK. Fingers crossed.
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    What lifetime do wheels get?

    Hey, I'm beginning to bust a few spokes on these wheels. The nipples are breaking off at the rim. Rims and brake surface seem fine. They are 3 years old, have about 6000km on them and carry around a svelte 90kg rider. I'd prefer not to have tp buy another set of wheels, but is this the kind of lifetime I can expect?
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    Physio in Melb

    Hi all, Pranged my bike a week ago. Initially thought only my ego was hurt but I still have a shoulder that is sore and droopy. Guess it’s time to see a medical professional. 😪 Any recommendations in eastern suburbs. Mitcham or Macleod. Cheers Jack
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    Shimano 11 speed 11-32 on standard cage? help!

    I recently put a 32T rear cog on a TCR with standard Ultegra cage, but with the mid-compact chainrings. Wound the B sceww in and Have had no issues, although I’m mindful not to run big rear cog and large chainring.
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    UCI Worlds

    Watching the live feed at the moment. Team Ireland ought to ask for a refund from the kit designer. Looks like Kermit racing in speedos.
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    If you've done a 13 hour Ironman tell me why.

    I’m the eternal optimist and still believe I have a sub 13:00 in me. But history proves otherwise. Done 4, all over 13. Lack of consistent training usually the killer. Last IM Was Cairns 2016, dumb pacing (gees I feel great, let’s lift the pace) on run meant I walked a LOT and turned a likely PB into my slowest yet.
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    Froomey banned from tour (and then not banned)

    Guilty or not, the timing is piss poor a week out from the race start. It’s not like this has snuck up on them from left field.
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    Data and Running Shoes

    I’ve been in Brookes Adrenalin for a decade. Not getting injured so sticking with them. If I had to change would be a PITA but I might use something like this to point me in the right direction. I don’t do the mileage to need to get a new pair often, so it’s always a well thought out exercise. Kinda like voting, I go in with an open mind but usually come out with the same result.
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    Plantar fasciitis

    I had it a number of years ago. No real issues now. Did a lot of strengthening and stretching, lots calf raises. Continue to do these daily after riding or running. Losing a few kg helped reduce the load on it as well, although I’m hardly a lightweight.
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    Ironman Store Online

    Yep, tried to order a bag but when I got to the checkout I was told it couldn’t be delivered to Aust. This was from one of the many emails I get from them promoting stuff. Sent of a complaint but was surprised not to get a response 😄
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    Disc wheels - yes/no?

    For the uninitiated, where do you see the difference in technique when riding them?
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    Seat height, TT to Roadie?

    I raise by 6mm. If you move your seat forward for TT position the seat height will be less. Dig out the old trigonometry textbook 😀
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    Giro d'Italia - Tipping Comp

    Just realised that there'll be no broadcast on SBS. Arrrrrgh!!! Is there a tech friendly way to watch and record the broadcast? Sent from the mobile client - Forum Talker
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    World record - One for the sleuths - the 80's/90's

    I've got a slower run, but WAY past 10 hour finish. No record. Sent from the mobile client - Forum Talker
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    Bike fit - Melbourne east

    +1 for Stuart. Had the fit a few weeks ago. Much improved comfort levels and quite an imformative process.