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Derny Driver

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  1. I teach Grade 2. I have been teaching from home up till now but have to return to school from tomorrow. Many kids have been doing great work from home supported by their parents - not easy for the kids or the parents but they understand the situation. But some kids who started trying to work from home are now back at school 5 days a week. Here are some of the reasons given by my parents, for sending them back. * I can't get my child to do any work. I know they are capable but they won't do it unless I do it for them. * I am sick of having my child at home with me. I can't
  2. Yep I would pick that one. If you can afford a bit more, I bought my son a VOX AC15CI .... Its a way better amp than anything I have ever owned. Ive seen them retail between about $800 to $1000. I got his one cheap because I bought a Gretch at the same time lol. A valve amp like this gives you good flexibility ...put an accoustic through it and it sounds warm and beautiful, for a hollowbody like the Gretch its just awesome, and there is plenty of grunt there for full bore electric playing. Turramurra Music have the Fender Blues Junior for $899, and the Vox AC15 is a similar price. B
  3. Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Band is playing in the key of E. harmonica is a tuned blues harp, key of A
  4. The most common way to play harmonica with a Blues guitar is what is called "Cross harping" or "Second position" harmonica. So if your guitar is playing in key of C you dont use a C tuned harmonica. You would use a C tuned harmonica to play folk music, but not blues. For instance, Heart of Gold by Neil Young is in G (starts with Em Em Em D Em) and a G harmonica can play the melody easily because the notes you need are there on the harmonica, and they are mainly blown notes with the occasional sucked note. Same with something like Blowing in the Wind ...guitar is G, harmonica is G. Ea
  5. I think so too. Based on those numbers your max HR could be around 190-192 and lactate threshold around 174-175. Only way to get an accurate number is to find your real-world maximum, and you will need some real hard core motivation to hit that number. The number is not on a chart or a book. You wont find it doing any sort of hard ride or run in training. There are ways and means but none of them are very nice.
  6. You can have it repainted and decals are available at Cyclomondo. Youre looking at $200 for paint and $60 for decals. Then maybe a nice Shimano 6400 groupset which are still plentiful and cheap. Bear in mind that Europa are just a generic frame and have little value on the open market where the interest is in the hand made stuff from Australia or Italy. That said they were always a decent bike and it it has sentimental value to you, why not restore it and hang on to it.
  7. Not quite. John Abeni imported 'generic' frames from a big Italian factory called Technotrat. He then stickered them as either Europas or Abenis. There were only a handful of Sydney framebuilders ... Jim Bundy, Geoff Scott, Paul Blom, Ron Bates, Ron Bismire ...as well as selling frames under their own names, they sold their frames unbranded to all the Sydney shops. My dad had a Durban from Endeavour cycles Sutherland, I think it was built by Blom. I own a Lennie Rogers which is probably built by Bundy, a Laurie Rogers which is an imported generic Japanese frame, and a Blackman which was
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. In Brisbane ...... "Paint my Bike" www.paintmybike.com.au or Joe Cosgrove. He's on facebook or contact him at cycledesign.com.au
  11. Star Enamellers Bankstown Geoff Scott Camden Looking at around $250
  12. 1975 Flandria, Galli Criterium group, Galli wheels
  13. 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
  14. Faggin (italian) year unknown, Campag Chorus 8 speed
  15. Fausto Coppi, 1998, Campagnolo Athena/Chorus groupset (triple)
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