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Forum: Foo
09-26-20, 02:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 865
Posted By AnthonyG

I've never seen this is Australia however after a...

I've never seen this is Australia however after a quick read PayPal is saying that its an option. You can refuse this option, although sometimes they may decline the payments.
That's what they are...
Forum: Foo
09-25-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 865
Posted By AnthonyG

Asking for your password has to be a scam. Has to...

Asking for your password has to be a scam. Has to be. I give my bank account number and name to various people such as employers so that they can directly pay me but no one EVER asks for, or needs my...
Forum: Foo
09-24-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 233
Posted By AnthonyG

Have you considered Gull Wings or Outriggers?

Have you considered Gull Wings or Outriggers?
09-20-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By AnthonyG

If you genuinely want to shorten the "Reach" of a...

If you genuinely want to shorten the "Reach" of a bike frame, to be shorter than what is already achievable on say a 42cm, 700c wheeled bike, then the ONLY option is to move to a bike frame that uses...
09-17-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 715
Posted By AnthonyG

Just good old fashioned pedals with toe clips...

Just good old fashioned pedals with toe clips work quite well with regular shoes for some casual riding and/or commuting. No need to over think it.
For using with casual shoes only its probably...
09-16-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By AnthonyG

Take a horizontal line from the top of the head...

Take a horizontal line from the top of the head tube/headset to where it intersects with the seatpost. Then measure from this point down to the centre of the bottom bracket. This will be the nominal...
09-07-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By AnthonyG

I'm reasonable close to your size and for road...

I'm reasonable close to your size and for road bikes I ride a custom built 650c wheel bike.

Inexpensive and off the shelf? You are most definitely looking at juvenile bikes with 24" wheels. You...
08-27-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By AnthonyG

There will be a range of sizes that are an...

There will be a range of sizes that are an acceptable fit. If your current size is 29 x 2.20, just confirm what the metric/ETRTO size is on the sidewall. It should say something like 55-622. There's...
08-26-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By AnthonyG

I have nothing against Maxxis tires but I...

I have nothing against Maxxis tires but I wouldn't pick the Hookworm designs specifically, because even though its smooth, its also a very thick sidewall / heavy design to take abuse and its really...
08-25-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 625
Posted By AnthonyG

Most SPD shoes that I have owned have a very...

Most SPD shoes that I have owned have a very shallow recessed cleat. Sure you can walk in them yet they do "click" on hard pavement surfaces. If it was just concrete and bitumen then you would...
08-25-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 625
Posted By AnthonyG

I wouldn't say that I would want to walk 10 miles...

I wouldn't say that I would want to walk 10 miles in SPD shoes, as the soles are far stiffer than regular shoes and you will scrape the recessed cleat a little, but it will be fine.
I wouldn't go...
08-25-20, 02:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By AnthonyG

I'm gad it worked out for you. It is annoying...

I'm gad it worked out for you. It is annoying that people sell tires online these days without having a clue and accurately providing the metric BSD.
08-24-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,108
Posted By AnthonyG

Err, No. I'm not saying that "fakes" come out of...

Err, No. I'm not saying that "fakes" come out of the same factory as the real thing in order to make you feel good about buying them.
Often these "fakes" are seconds. The name "brand" want's them to...
08-23-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By AnthonyG

How much are you prepared to spend? I just...

How much are you prepared to spend?

I just did a quick eBay search. I went, Cycling, Tires tubes and wheels, and then searched for "507". I got results from around $19 to 30 a tire but I didn't...
08-23-20, 11:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By AnthonyG

Welcome to the World of tire sizes and REALLY bad...

Welcome to the World of tire sizes and REALLY bad online store listings. Without a specified BSD its a total crapshoot. There is a reasonable chance that cheap, unspecified BSD tires are actually...
08-23-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,108
Posted By AnthonyG

Most "Fakes" in this World were made side by side...

Most "Fakes" in this World were made side by side with the "real" thing on the same production line yet left the factory in an "unauthorised" manner.
Also what happens is that a "Brand" changes its...
08-23-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By AnthonyG

NOT SO FAST. Hold up your buying for a minute. ...

NOT SO FAST. Hold up your buying for a minute.

Bicycle wheel/tire sizes are a minefield and "24inch" is particularly bad. You NEED to confirm the particular wheels Bead Seat Diameter (BSD). ...
08-23-20, 01:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By AnthonyG

No joke. it's just that english is not his first...

No joke. it's just that english is not his first language.
It took me a moment to figure it out yet what he is referring to is whether the disc CALLIPER is mounted above the chain stay and within...
08-19-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,561
Posted By AnthonyG

I'm not expert on this, however I will mention...

I'm not expert on this, however I will mention this point as something to look into.
There is some Science behind the concept of sprinting repetitions are the most effective and fastest way to start...
Forum: Foo
08-17-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11,055
Views: 2,285,762
Posted By AnthonyG

It's, FINALLY, got all my ducks in a row. ...

It's, FINALLY, got all my ducks in a row.

Pretty funny actually.
Forum: Foo
08-15-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 646
Posted By AnthonyG

Legal issue. You are allowed to go smaller. You...

Legal issue. You are allowed to go smaller. You aren't allowed to go bigger.
Why?
So that your speedometer doesn't tell you that your going SLOWER than you really are. Your speedometer IS allowed...
08-10-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By AnthonyG

Someone may have more/better details of what's...

Someone may have more/better details of what's out there, but yes, don't underestimate how little is available out there and how much you will need to carry.
People do do it though. West to East.
08-10-20, 02:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By AnthonyG

I cant answer all your questions but I will tell...

I cant answer all your questions but I will tell you this. The prevailing winds in this part of Australia (due to the polar vortex) is always West to East. Riding East to West will be committing...
08-06-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 873
Posted By AnthonyG

SPD-SL cleats are available with and without...

SPD-SL cleats are available with and without float. If your foot does "float" around too much when you sprint then you may want to increase the release tension.
08-06-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 873
Posted By AnthonyG

Accidentally unclipping is the only reason why...

Accidentally unclipping is the only reason why you would want to increase the release tension yet even at the lowest tension SPD-SL's aren't that low. If you have poor technique and twist your foot...
08-05-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By AnthonyG

There are some advantages to Butterfly bars in...

There are some advantages to Butterfly bars in urban settings as well since the rounded off ends are far less likely to catch on something/someone than straight bars are. The control width isn't that...
08-05-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By AnthonyG

How wide are the bars that you normally use? ...

How wide are the bars that you normally use?

I have some uncommon Modolo Butterfly bars that I specially ordered that are 50cm wide at the widest point. I believe that the more regular and...
08-04-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,259
Posted By AnthonyG

Hey Windy. How have you been? The Tour De...

Hey Windy. How have you been?

The Tour De France has for a long time been a marketing exercise to sell stuff by the sponsors just as much as its an athletic event so sponsors invariably put the...
08-04-20, 02:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By AnthonyG

In my time I have ridden child's bikes VERY fast...

In my time I have ridden child's bikes VERY fast down hills. I also suspect headset adjustment as the culprit yet I don't think that you have tested it correctly.
What you do is, hold the front...
Forum: Foo
08-03-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,008
Posted By AnthonyG

I've used a few GPS devices but not all of them...

I've used a few GPS devices but not all of them by any stretch.
My favourite was a Uniden. The Uniden GPS had features that blew all the big boys out of the water such as multi-stop route planning...
08-02-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,290
Posted By AnthonyG

Sometimes/often its not so much a matter of...

Sometimes/often its not so much a matter of breaking in the saddle as its a matter of toughening up your arse.
My experience is that the longer your rides get the more you benefit from a HARD saddle...
Forum: Foo
08-02-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 8,975
Views: 997,505
Posted By AnthonyG

Now that's a Fat Cat. Poor puss has clearly been...

Now that's a Fat Cat. Poor puss has clearly been over fed.
08-01-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By AnthonyG

Going a "little" bit smaller in tube size is OK. ...

Going a "little" bit smaller in tube size is OK. The tube will inflate to fill the void although there are limits.
Going larger in tube size however is a problem as the tube is likely to kink and...
07-28-20, 04:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 777
Posted By AnthonyG

Brand new chains are good to go for several...

Brand new chains are good to go for several hundred kilometres/miles before you need to worry about them. Lubricating a new chain will just make it more likely to pick up extra dirt and grit which...
07-26-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,640
Posted By AnthonyG

My two bobs worth on the whole wheel size saga is...

My two bobs worth on the whole wheel size saga is that yes, there are some performance advantages, even if minor, to using the largest wheel size that you can in a bike yet the performance advantages...
07-25-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,290
Posted By AnthonyG

"Crotch on fire" isn't terribly specific and...

"Crotch on fire" isn't terribly specific and there could be so many possible reasons with some of those reasons having nothing to do with fit.

Now this may be asking for too much information yet,...
07-25-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,640
Posted By AnthonyG

Debating the pro's and con's of 700c vs 650c is...

Debating the pro's and con's of 700c vs 650c is nothing new. 700c will roll a little smoother, I'll give them that and on rough surfaces that will certainly help.

I ride 650c on a custom bike...
07-24-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By AnthonyG

Yes. This is the kind of treatment that Dr...

Yes. This is the kind of treatment that Dr Mercola promotes all the time and usually before anyone else. Dr Mercola is clearly reading the Journals as they publish new work.

It's just common...
Forum: Foo
07-23-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11,055
Views: 2,285,762
Posted By AnthonyG

Yes. I said that it had to be custom plate. It's...

Yes. I said that it had to be custom plate. It's definitely not a standard series licence plate.
Forum: Foo
07-23-20, 03:22 AM
Replies: 11,055
Views: 2,285,762
Posted By AnthonyG

It's Australian. WA stands for Western...

It's Australian. WA stands for Western Australia. The car is a Holden Commodore, probably a ute.
Some juvenile mind worked it out and ordered a custom licence plate. It's definitely not a...
Forum: Foo
07-21-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,130
Posted By AnthonyG

Shall we have a battle of links? ...

Shall we have a battle of links?
https://www.technologynetworks.com/neuroscience/news/aluminum-exposure-again-linked-to-alzheimers-disease-329670

I clearly stated that the aluminium exposure was...
Forum: Foo
07-21-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,130
Posted By AnthonyG

My best guess, and I'm not claiming absolute...

My best guess, and I'm not claiming absolute expertise.
The bottom of the pot is suffering from micro-pitting and retaining some colour from overcooked rice. I don't believe that the "brown" is of...
07-15-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 2,569
Views: 132,385
Posted By AnthonyG

There used to be more here but there was a bust...

There used to be more here but there was a bust up. Maybe I had something to do with it, maybe I didn't.:foo:
Anyway they left in a huff and moved to the Australia & New Zealand section over at...
07-14-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,035
Posted By AnthonyG

I've read everyones posts. It's pretty simple...

I've read everyones posts.
It's pretty simple really and I'm sure you understand. Vaccines work (if they work) on the principle that once you've had a natural infection and survived a disease then...
07-14-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,035
Posted By AnthonyG

Well Scientists. The question that no one wants...

Well Scientists. The question that no one wants to ask is this, If it is true that you can catch COVID-19 twice in a few months and there is no herd immunity, isn't this the end of Vaccines as an...
07-08-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 826
Posted By AnthonyG

I have attempted to blow up a single airbed using...

I have attempted to blow up a single airbed using a bicycle floor pump. Attempt being the operative word.
They are WAY too slow.
Forum: Foo
07-02-20, 01:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 844
Posted By AnthonyG

Thanks. It's very unusual to say part of a...

Thanks. It's very unusual to say part of a bay/lake dammed off like that so I was wondering why. I kind of guessed that there was a river running into it somewhere but wondered what it was about.
Forum: Foo
07-01-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 844
Posted By AnthonyG

Cool pic. Where is it and what is that unusual...

Cool pic. Where is it and what is that unusual dam about?
07-01-20, 01:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,062
Posted By AnthonyG

What I'm objecting to mostly, and I'm not...

What I'm objecting to mostly, and I'm not directing this specifically to members of this forum, is the hubris of Man to believe that just because we can isolate a few chemicals and then replicate...
06-30-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 553
Posted By AnthonyG

I can't comment on the specifics of the bottle's...

I can't comment on the specifics of the bottle's that you are using, yet as a general comment, the compound that makes plastics "soft" are called plasticisers and the thing about plasticisers is that...
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