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Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Posted By ColonelSanders

What made you change your mind about how you felt...

What made you change your mind about how you felt about Di2?


Did the feeling of being more connected to the bike without Di2 change?
07-09-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,060
Posted By ColonelSanders

Commodores are very much the Chariot of Choice...

Commodores are very much the Chariot of Choice for the Australian Bogan.

Having said that, Australia a few years ago ceased manufacturing cars in this country, and with that, the Commodore is no...
07-09-19, 01:06 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,060
Posted By ColonelSanders

That bike will not sell well in Australia. :lol: ...

That bike will not sell well in Australia. :lol:


I see that the company behind this bike is Polish, so no doubt they don't know what the word "Bogan" means in Australia and I suspect New Zealand...
07-06-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,031
Posted By ColonelSanders

Only Mods should be able to delete threads. ...

Only Mods should be able to delete threads.

Why allow for the possibility of other people's sometimes valuable info, to be wiped out of existence for God knows what reason(s).

An OP editing his...
07-04-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,047
Posted By ColonelSanders

Are/were you Diabetic 1 or 2?

Are/were you Diabetic 1 or 2?
07-04-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,337
Posted By ColonelSanders

Beautiful red colour. :love:

Beautiful red colour. :love:
07-03-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,201
Posted By ColonelSanders

I wasn't joking.

I wasn't joking.
Forum: Commuting
07-03-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,217
Posted By ColonelSanders

I actually put the Burley Travoy in the shopping...

I actually put the Burley Travoy in the shopping trolley, leaving it unfolded amd upright and I still have plenty of room to fill up the trolley with groceries.

So when I approach the checkout,...
07-02-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,201
Posted By ColonelSanders

Could it have been stolen by someone who waved at...

Could it have been stolen by someone who waved at you and you ignored them? :twitchy:
Forum: Commuting
07-02-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,217
Posted By ColonelSanders

Burley Travoy with their attachable grocery...

Burley Travoy with their attachable grocery getter bags work for me.
07-02-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,836
Views: 556,421
Posted By ColonelSanders

They had the same colour for 2019 too. :innocent:

They had the same colour for 2019 too. :innocent:
07-02-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,586
Posted By ColonelSanders

And the sequel ...

And the sequel

https://surlybikes.com/parts/kickstand_plate
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By ColonelSanders

My melon is 63cm circumference and I have an...

My melon is 63cm circumference and I have an "Asian Head". :lol:

Imagine the joy I have gone through trying to find a helmet that fits. :twitchy:
06-30-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,144
Posted By ColonelSanders

Even multiplying the ID of your rim by 1.8, would...

Even multiplying the ID of your rim by 1.8, would likely see many people using much wider rims than is often the case. :innocent:
06-27-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,893
Posted By ColonelSanders

Unfortunately it looks like they just don't make...

Unfortunately it looks like they just don't make fat bike tyres with a low rolling resistance for pavement/road.


All the tyres are geared to offroading riding, so your fat bike will be a slug on...
06-27-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,586
Posted By ColonelSanders

Just remember that generic kickstands do not play...

Just remember that generic kickstands do not play well with carbon, so if you get a carbon Sirrus, check out a few of the options people have already listed in this thread.


If you are getting an...
06-27-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,979
Posted By ColonelSanders

Top tube length and head tube length are...

Top tube length and head tube length are different and I suspect there are other differences too, but I can't remember right now.
06-21-19, 01:39 AM
Replies: 1,836
Views: 556,421
Posted By ColonelSanders

The only problem you might encounter is a greasy...

The only problem you might encounter is a greasy leg. :p
06-21-19, 01:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,823
Posted By ColonelSanders

Pitbulls make me a bit nervous due to how...

Pitbulls make me a bit nervous due to how powerful their jaws are, but they are gorgeous looking dogs. :love:
Forum: Foo
06-21-19, 01:27 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,665
Posted By ColonelSanders

Fast Car by Tracy Chapman I'll add a...

Fast Car by Tracy Chapman


I'll add a YouTube video of it later, but this is a song that I won't listen to any more, as I find it too devastating if I dwell on it.
...
06-19-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,572
Posted By ColonelSanders

Do you ride a single speed or fixed gear or IGH...

Do you ride a single speed or fixed gear or IGH bike on gravel instead, during winter?
06-19-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,823
Posted By ColonelSanders

https://i.imgur.com/WSOec6Z.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/WSOec6Z.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/oh7g978.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/IwQTVDg.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 39,633
Posted By ColonelSanders

There is a lot to like about this bike, but I...

There is a lot to like about this bike, but I don't like how large and prominent the Holdsworth name is, mainly because of the colours they have used for that label.
06-03-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,799
Posted By ColonelSanders

That looks like a great set up you have there,...

That looks like a great set up you have there, but I am curious to know about the Jamis Coda Elite.

Was the frame of a Jamis Coda Elite not good enough to attach better parts to, as you have done...
05-31-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By ColonelSanders

You should hurry, as once it is 1 June 2019, it...

You should hurry, as once it is 1 June 2019, it will be too late.

https://www.bike-components.de/en/Shimano/embargo/
05-30-19, 02:17 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,140
Posted By ColonelSanders

What do the various "NA", "NB" "NC" & "ND" stand...

What do the various "NA", "NB" "NC" & "ND" stand for? :foo:
05-27-19, 10:33 PM
05-27-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,069
Posted By ColonelSanders

Your story mirrors mine almost exactly. :p ...

Your story mirrors mine almost exactly. :p


In addition to the brakes and hubs I bought, I also bought a Shimano 203mm and 180mm adapter from IS2000 to Post-Mount and I had previously bought a 11...
05-27-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1,607
Views: 382,480
Posted By ColonelSanders

Carbon and kickstands don't tend to play well...

Carbon and kickstands don't tend to play well together. :innocent:
05-27-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,069
Posted By ColonelSanders

I've since been able to find alternate suppliers...

I've since been able to find alternate suppliers of brake pads and rotors and avoiding their chains are easy with KMC.


But I couldn't find another product with anything like the same value for...
05-27-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,069
Posted By ColonelSanders

Domestic online sellers in Australia are pretty...

Domestic online sellers in Australia are pretty woeful and not very price competitive.

I suspect things may not be as dire in the USA or UK.
05-27-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,069
Posted By ColonelSanders

Have you placed your last online order for Shimano stuff & if so, what did you buy?

With Shimano finally getting around to enforcing their ban on online stores selling Shimano gear, I had to have a long hard think about what stuff did Shimano make that I might need over the next few...
05-27-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,339
Posted By ColonelSanders

What was the Cannondale disc fork made of?

What was the Cannondale disc fork made of?
05-27-19, 12:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,094
Posted By ColonelSanders

I didn't realise there was such a thing as a...

I didn't realise there was such a thing as a brake pad compound that sits between organic and metal pads. :twitchy:


When I click on Bike24's listing of Shimano brake pads that are...
05-26-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,337
Posted By ColonelSanders

Bike-discount.de stated that 1 June 2019 was...

Bike-discount.de stated that 1 June 2019 was their deadline for taking orders on Shimano stuff, I wonder if Merlin Cycles will still be selling Shimano stuff after that date? :twitchy:
05-25-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,337
Posted By ColonelSanders

Why must one wonder this? :foo:

Why must one wonder this? :foo:
05-25-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,337
Posted By ColonelSanders

I'm going to order a set of Shimano 4 piston...

I'm going to order a set of Shimano 4 piston brakes and store them away for a year or two, then I will then install them on my current bike or a new build.
05-25-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,094
Posted By ColonelSanders

Do you mean from Shimano themselves, or a...

Do you mean from Shimano themselves, or a particular Japanese retailer?

In respect of Shimano's finned pads, have you tried the finned alternatives from Kool Stop?

The Kool Stop fins look...
05-25-19, 12:44 PM
05-23-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,094
Posted By ColonelSanders

Are the Shimano compatible disc brake pads, as good as their rim brake pad cousins?

With Bike-components.de announcing that from 1 June 2019, they will no longer be shipping any Shimano products to most of the world, I was thinking of buying a set of Shimano disc brakes before this...
05-23-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,337
Posted By ColonelSanders

The thing that annoys me the most is now that I...

The thing that annoys me the most is now that I have to source an alternative for my disc brake pads. :mad:
05-23-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,337
Posted By ColonelSanders

How big a price premium are you prepared to pay? ...

How big a price premium are you prepared to pay?

In Australia, many items that one use to be able to purchase online, are twice the price or more from the LBS.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,051
Posted By ColonelSanders

Mine is Maroon. :D

Mine is Maroon. :D
05-22-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,337
Posted By ColonelSanders

This will be an incredible boost to companies...

This will be an incredible boost to companies trying to be an alternative to Shimano.


Next year when I buy hydraulic disk brakes, I was planning to get Shimano brakes, now I'll be getting either...
05-21-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,396
Posted By ColonelSanders

In my previous post where I mentioned that you...

In my previous post where I mentioned that you should consider doing a largish order of various things you want and need, so to reduce the postage hit, one of the best things I ordered from the...
05-21-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,396
Posted By ColonelSanders

The Germans :eek: Bike-components.de ...

The Germans :eek:


Bike-components.de


https://www.bike-components.de/en/ABUS/U-Clamp-for-EaZy-KF-p22198/


https://www.bike-components.de/en/ABUS/EaZy-KF-KLICKfix-Mount-p22096/
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 39,633
Posted By ColonelSanders

What brand and model is that bike?

What brand and model is that bike?
05-20-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 48,219
Posted By ColonelSanders

You've got a great bike to go on adventures with,...

You've got a great bike to go on adventures with, but don't be afraid to install a new angled stem that will raise the height of your handlebars.


Something like the attached for instance:
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