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About bert40

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  1. Can't comment specifically for residue on the carbon as such but to remove the sticky residue, I've used eucalpytus oil which does the trick.
  2. Here's mine, will be a family heirloom, son has claimed it for when I'm finished with it. A 1982 Moto Guzzi Mk3 Le Mans, bought it in 1988 and was a daily commuter for a bit, now has 180,000km on it and on historic plates. Been all over NSW and to Phillip Island and SE Qld.
  3. This is my roadie, a 1997 Cannondale Cad 3 R600. The frame was a hand me down from a mate who had upgraded. I've put a mix of new (back then) and hand me down parts from my TT (a 1991 Cannondale SC800 3.0 Series Criterium frame). It now has 10spd Ultegra levers and derailleur with 9 spd Dura-Ace FC7410 cranks (175mm 42/53). The Zipps are 1991 440's with Zipp 217/100 hubs (originally Mavic 501 hubs, rear a 7spd screw on) from mid 90's. Normal wheels are Velocity Deep V, 18H front on a Mavic 501 hub (ex Zipp wheel) and a 28H rear on Ultegra hub both laced with DT bladed spokes. Has Dura-Ace PD74
  4. Hello Tyno, I'd be keen to check out the DHB long john. My current sleeveless is a Wavelength Transformer, circa 1991 so the DHB would be a generation or few upgrade. Thinking at 183cm and 80kg (typically XL/2XL shirts) should fit. Thanks
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    105 or Ultegra

    Gee, a lot has changed in the years since I bought mine. I went with Ultegra because that was the model that had the frame colour I wanted. Also had an alloy fork whereas the 105 model had a steel fork (yes, it was 1991). Back then, pretty sure it was only $100 difference between the two models (Cannondale SC800 versus an SC600). As others have said above, it looking long term I'd say go Ultegra and upgrade bits as they wear out, but that $1000 can buy you a fair bit of bling either new online or second hand off Gumtree etc. My original 7 speed Ultegra (downtube shifters) is all gone except th
  6. bert40

    105 or Ultegra

    I think I'd go the extra. Is there are other differences between the two models besides the group set and wheels? Are the cranks shimano or another brand? Sometimes it's not a full group set and there might be a better crankset with the Ultegra model.
  7. Was only talking to a mate last night re the good old days with Parkers from the UK, before the internet. You would ring up, place your order, use the conversion rate to keep it under $1000 to avoid GST at this end (also taking the VAT off at their end). Parcel would arrive a week later with their latest 10-12 page paper brochure of all their goodies/prices and you would peruse this till your next order. Bike is still fitted with cranks, derailleurs, STI levers, bar end levers, bars and seat from Parkers. I remember Conti GP tubulars would be less than half the price you could buy them for her
  8. I probably wont renew for 20/21. Loved the Club scene in 19/20 and will miss that but who knows when it will resume. Once that's known will look at signing up but given it will still probably be the full amount, not likely. If there is the discount post January 1, will reconsider as maybe bulk of club races will be in the second half given the inevitable delay to the season kick off. As I've mentioned elsewhere, happy to pay the local club $$'s but really see little value in the TNSW component. The insurance coverage and shop discounts offered are no value to me.
  9. The swim course at Port is still nice to swim in, getting a couple of swims each week. Should be good all winter I think, ready for September.
  10. I've used Polar since day one, first the Edge, then XTrainer, a 625X and now the V800. Next will be the Vantage V. If you want a more basic version, the Vantage M has all the features plus there are plenty of other Polar models with a variety of features.
  11. It's always bugged me having to join TriNSW (or Cycling NSW in years past) re the insurance etc. Would far prefer to pay the whole $240 annual fee to the local club (rather than just the $90?) and enjoy the club scene. Really don't see any value for money coming from TriNSW. I'm sure clubs could source public liability insurance themselves ($800/yr for the classic motorcycle club I'm with, 80+ members). Wouldn't take too many members in a club to cover that from the $150 component that typically goes to TriNSW each year. Might not be all over the total $$'s scene or what goes into TriNSW, but
  12. In NSW, train as per normal, rides 20k+ from home and runs 10k+. I hear the local radio talk of 1hr of exercise allowed but not seeing any mention of a time limit in the Dept of Health material nor in the Public Health Order 2020 under the Public Health Act 2010. So training as usual.
  13. I use a spibelt with the two zip pockets for the shorter longer runs. My route has water bubblers so only carrying gels/phone. For the longer runs I have the Salomon 5L vest which has the 2 x 500ml flasks on front and room for a 1.5L bladder in the back plus numerous pockets for gels/phone etc. Like others, the Salomon running vest is great. I find they are a small size though, I have the largest and its a tight fit on me (80kg).
  14. My second year of tri's, having done Coffs Harbour in '89 and again in '90. Went to enter IM in 91 but left it too late, so went up and watched. In those days had to enter well before Christmas to get in before entries filled up.
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