Bill Louca
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Cycing accident, Anzac Hwy. Saturday 4 July

Started this discussion. Last reply by easytiger Jul 4, 2015. 1 Reply

This morning at approx 745/ 800 am heading towards Glenelg on Anzac highway, a  fast moving bunch made up of Lightsveiw riders, a couple of tandems and assorted others came past myself and riding…Continue

Tags: Accident

Tacks on Norton Summit Rd

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gus K Jul 6, 2015. 49 Replies

On a relatively quiet ride up Norton Summit this morning I noticed an over representation of cyclists with punctures on side of road.On the return trip down Norton Summit I found out the hard way by…Continue

Tags: punctures, tacks, Summit, Norton

bike parts for sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Louca Apr 26, 2015. 2 Replies

hi guys , i have for sale a pair of sram red new brake calipers ,a set of as new  170 mm rotor track cranks 24 mm spindle ,a set of 175 mm rotor track cranks again as new , giant tcr  isp frame set…Continue


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Bill Louca replied to ted w's discussion why ride up greenhill road?
" i think common sense would be the answer to riding on any public road ,i see cyclists holding up traffic in town ,most cyclists pick their times to ride up in the hills ,i.e. early morning to avoid  cars or the cafe motor  bike…"
Aug 12
Bill Louca replied to craig leech's discussion Wheels
"i think the 2014 zondas would be the obvious choice ,2006 euros would not be 11 spd compatible and the ksyriums were prone to spoke and rim failure ,i.e. spoke heads pulling out of rim hope this helps regards BILL LOUCA   "
Jun 24
Bill Louca replied to snappy_don's discussion Rider of the Week @ Wednesday Legs
"careful brett ,i don't know you but you too will be shot down in flames and have pestilence and plague thrust upon you for your neanderthal and archaic impure thoughts and be careful of gravel rash on your knucles  ,"
Jul 3, 2016
Bill Louca replied to snappy_don's discussion Rider of the Week @ Wednesday Legs
"if we really want to talk about sexism and where it belongs ,answer one simple but fundemental question, why do women ,,majority,,wear skirts ,dresses,or the like and men wear trousers ,women have made an art of showing their attributes through the…"
Jul 3, 2016
Bill Louca replied to Andrew Bunney's discussion Help with Bicycle Gearing (Negatively)
"i think there  was an invention in the early 1900s where a single gear type system was used where  you  pedaled bacwards for a easier gear to climb hills ,this is legit , and nothing new  ,void of any political alliance the…"
Jul 1, 2016
Bill Louca replied to Graeme's discussion Gear ratios
"simple answer , no gears 82x17 when you feel soft and 87x16 when your feeling good ,your legs are your gears and the terrain dictates your cadence "
May 11, 2016
Bill Louca replied to Benny JJ's discussion Carpark Hill Climb Radelaide
"it would be an absolute buzz , it would bring something completley different to cycling , can you imagine a rainy day spent blasting up  a smooth concrete incline  undercover  ? one could ponder chainring size all day .lets hope it…"
Mar 31, 2016
Bill Louca replied to Dave Edwards's discussion Fixie In The Hills – Fixed Gear Climbing
"hi dave , i ride a cipollini track bike converted for road ,i.e. , brakes , with an 87 tooth chainring and 16 or 17 tooth rear cog and always ride in the hills i tried the fixed gear but went back to freewheel because when you do spin that gear up…"
Mar 1, 2016
Bill Louca replied to Fred Ape's discussion SPEED WOBBLES
"most times speed wobbles are caused by weight distrubition on bike ,the avanti has fairly standard geometry on rake and trail,head angle you will find that if weight on front end on bike is wrong ,you may get away with it on smooth surface as you…"
Feb 7, 2016
Bill Louca replied to Carl Salt's discussion ID Checks
"i can't for the life of  me understand why some cyclists are so anti anything that supposedly infringes their right to anonymity on their bicycle and their place on the road , heaven forbid but when your lying on the road broken bones…"
Feb 2, 2016
Bill Louca replied to Dave Edwards's discussion K's for Days - how I ride lots with little time to do it
"im impressed by the schedule and more so the fact of the fixie . my role model Beryl Burton the uk rider from the 50s   worked 12 yo 14 hours a day on rhubarb farm ,full time houwife with child ,would go out in the uk cold and damp after…"
Dec 24, 2015
Bill Louca might attend David Hughes's event

Gawler Wheelers-ROUTE32-Gawler-Gomersal-Tanunda-Angaston-Bethany-Lyndoch-Gawler-UNDULATING at Gawler, SA

November 14, 2015 from 7:30am to 11am
Event Date : Sat 14-NOV-2015Start/FinishGawler Park Homemaker Centre (located here with info here)485 Main North RdEvanston, SA, 5116InfoDistance : Approx 87 kmDuration : 3 to 4 hoursElevation Gain : Approx 905 m (Garmin Connect)Elevation Profile : UndulatingSurface : BitumenSuitability : All fitness levelsRide Style :…See More
Nov 12, 2015
Bill Louca might attend Roger ...'s event

Montacute to Norton Summit - Hills loop at Prices Bakery cnr The Grove and Golden Way

November 15, 2015 from 7:30am to 10:45am
meet at Prices approx 7:2060km with 1000 metres of climbingA hills loop riding Montacute Rd from the bottom to Marble Hill and then down New Norton Summit Rd. (reversed WOMGiE route)Leaving Golden Grove at 7:30 on SundayGPX file download   TCX File  …See More
Nov 11, 2015
Bill Louca is attending David Hughes's event

Gawler Wheelers-ROUTE81-Gawler-Virginia-Edinburgh-Gawler-FLAT at Gawler, SA

November 7, 2015 from 7:30am to 10:30am
Event Date : Sat 07-NOV-2015Start/FinishGawler Park Homemaker Centre (located here with info here)485 Main North RdEvanston, SA, 5116InfoDistance : Approx 63 kmDuration : 2 to 3 hoursElevation Gain : Approx 269 m (Garmin Connect)Elevation Profile : FlatSurface : BitumenSuitability : All fitness levelsRide Style : Social…See More
Nov 2, 2015
Bill Louca replied to Brendo's discussion Wheel rebuild required- who is best?
"gemma by a country bumpy mile ,those 404,s she built would be in one of those wanky usa  bike magazines where they do a revision test a year later on the component they first tested and these wheels are as tight and true as of day one .over a…"
Aug 10, 2015
Bill Louca replied to Gus K's discussion Norton Summit: tacks, oil and sabotage updates and info
" i went up norton summit sunday and s aturday ,road looked clean , but my son the prior weekjend got the loony white ute driver swerviung towrds him on wrong side of road plus t he verbal diarrhea unfortunately no rego"
Jul 27, 2015

Profile Information

What bikes do you ride?
cipollini speed track bike modified for road single speed 82 tooth chainring 17 or 16 tooth rear depending on terrain
When do you ride?
Weekends, Other
..perhaps some more information about yourself for your profile page
I've been a cyclist for 20 years bike I have a affinity for UK 50 & 60's time trialist's. ie: Beryl Burton. Alf Engers

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At 18:41 on June 6, 2013, Gawler Wheeler said…

Hi from the Gawler Wheelers,

Welcome to the Adelaide Cyclists Website !

The Gawler Wheelers are a road cycling group based in Gawler, South Australia.

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Check the various Event Calendars on this website for the next scheduled group ride as follows :

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At 23:40 on June 1, 2013, heather said…

Hi Bill,
Welcome to Adelaide Cyclists.
Do you cycle into or around the City? An invite to join Adelaide BUG (Bicycle User Group) and receive the BUG News. Info at
Check Events on the AC hub for other groups and their rides.
Cheers, Heather


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