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Tourist looking for an overnight stopover

Started Apr 2, 2013 0 Replies

I have a cyclist who is touring the world in my store now having some repairs made to his bike. I'm wondering if there is anyone in the Elizabeth/Gawler area who could put him up for the night. He's…Continue

UCI announces the mascot for next year's world road titles

Started this discussion. Last reply by emu legs Oct 29, 2012. 7 Replies

I don't think anyone could have picked a better mascot for road racing right now. At first I thought it was an internet  joke but now I just wish I had thought of it…Continue

UCI OFFICIALS AREN'T FOOLS... OR CLOWNS

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terry C Oct 6, 2012. 7 Replies

More fallout from the Floyd Landis allegations of drug cheating.UCI wins court caseContinue

Merida sponsors Pro Team in 2013

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nick Lothian Sep 24, 2012. 15 Replies

  New equipment supplier for Team Lampre as per 1st January 2013 MERIDA enters the UCI World Tour Merida Europe GmbH is pleased to announce its commitment to the UCI World Tour as per 1st January…Continue

 

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Gary Mills liked scott mccann's discussion Geelong flyer 1000 A long weekend on the bike
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Gawler Wheelers-ROUTE01-FOURTH ANNIVERSARY RIDE-FLAT at Gawler, SA

March 14, 2015 from 7:30am to 10:30am
Event Date : Sat 14-Mar-2015Start/Finish Gawler Park Homemaker Centre (located here with info here) 485 Main North RdEvanston, SA, 5116Info Distance : Approx 59 km Duration : 2 to 3 hoursElevation Gain : Approx 122 m (Garmin Connect)Elevation Profile : FlatSurface : BitumenSuitability : All fitness levelsRide Style :…See More
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Gawler Wheelers-ROUTE78-FOURTH ANNIVERSARY RIDE-FLAT at Gawler, SA

March 14, 2015 from 7:30am to 10am
Event Date : Sat 14-Mar-2015Start/Finish Gawler Park Homemaker Centre (located here with info here) 485 Main North RdEvanston, SA, 5116Info Distance : Approx 53 km Duration : 2 to 2.5 hoursElevation Gain : Approx 233 m (Garmin Connect)Elevation Profile : FlatSurface : BitumenSuitability : All fitness levelsRide Style :…See More
Mar 12
Gary Mills replied to Frank (GW)'s discussion WHAT DO OBAMA & GW HAVE IN COMMON? >>> Gawler Wheelers Group Ride Report: Saturday February 28th 2014
"Copper bike Kev's copper bike"
Mar 1
Gary Mills replied to morphin's discussion Cyclist accident this morning - Norwood
"We haven't yet made any public announcement yet, but at Star Cycles we are now manufacturing these I.C.E. decals for your bike and helmet. They are custom printed with your name and a contact number. We use 5 year outdoor vinyl.  Cost is…"
Feb 28
Gary Mills liked Clive Palfrey's discussion Carlton Rapide 1981 Vintage
Feb 20
Gary Mills replied to snappy_don's discussion Revolutionary Rear Hub/Cassette idea
"Cinelli did this with their Bivalent hubs in the 60's except with the extra feature that the wheel could also be used either as a front or rear,"
Feb 19
Gary Mills replied to Frank (GW)'s discussion SMILE, COZ THE #TDU IS HERE! >>> Gawler Wheelers Group Ride Report: Saturday January 17th 2015.
"We all had a great time, even though it was hard work. JDRF really looked after us well all weekend and the gourmet lunch and copious amounts of Jacobs Creek red wine all day really helped the day be even more enjoyable.   Juz!.. JUZ!!.. I…"
Jan 19
Gary Mills replied to Frank (GW)'s discussion SMILE, COZ THE #TDU IS HERE! >>> Gawler Wheelers Group Ride Report: Saturday January 17th 2015.
"My pleasure to help out Juz.  I was also surprised at how well things went (at least after Darren's first bike nightmare) and how quickly our team got on top of the assembly.  I think the dismantling and packing  was a more…"
Jan 18
Gary Mills replied to Matt_S's discussion WTB: 105 STI 10 Spd Shifter (for Rear)
"Unfortunately, Shimano Australia only sell their STI levers in pairs,  so I doubt that you will find an individual lever in stock unless you are very lucky.  "
Jan 12
Gary Mills replied to heather's discussion seeking part
"Just buy a KMC 7speed connecting link from any bike shop. It will fit and can be reused.  Not sure why SRAM and Wipperman say their links can't be reused, I used to take my SRAM chain off regularly and reuse the link as an experiment and…"
Jan 8
Gary Mills replied to John Douvartzidis's discussion peugeot vintage bike
"Australian Standards for bikes was introduced in late 1980 and as this bike has a Standards label, it was produced after this date. Up until the late 70's Peugeot had a policy of using only French made components, Simplex gears,…"
Jan 7
Gary Mills replied to Sue Thackray's discussion Self guided cycling tours in Europe
"John, one of the riders who comes out on our Star Cycles Wednesday rides, has done two or three solo rides through Europe and could give you some tips I would think. I will try to get some contact details from him."
Dec 3, 2014
Gary Mills replied to Paul Jorgensen's discussion Bike racing in the '50s
"I remember you watching me race there Mark :) "
Nov 30, 2014
Gary Mills liked Paul Jorgensen's discussion Bike racing in the '50s
Nov 29, 2014
Gary Mills replied to Paul Jorgensen's discussion Bike racing in the '50s
"Showing your age there Jeff.  Don't forget the best country track carnival on Anzac days at Renmark Oval. Then there was Tailem Bend, Appila, Crystal Brook for the Butchers day picnic, most of them held in conjunction with an athletics…"
Nov 29, 2014

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What bikes do you ride?
Merida Scultura Pro 907E
XDS Sprint single speed/fixie
Linear recumbent
1990 Vortex 531
Vintage Wolhauser road bike
1976 Gitane
When do you ride?
Weekends, Commute
Website, blog, interest group address.
http://www.starcycles.com.au

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At 21:02 on December 29, 2012, heather said…

Hi Gary, an AC member suggested I ask you about a set-up so that I can do brief hard riding to lose weight and increase fitness. Either an exercise bike (with arm exercisers?) or something to hold my bike (but not rollers). Cheers, Heather

At 8:03 on July 27, 2012, john mills said…

OK, just did a bit mor thinking about the differences. I think for the amount of time I spend in top gear, and the fact that the big ring on a compact is only two teeth less than standard, and there will be such a big improvement for my old knees, I will take you up on your offer Gary. Could you go ahead and get those compacts for me. Hopefully it will be all good, if not, just have to change back. Won't know unless I give it a go.

Any chance of having them on my bike for the Grand Slam 150km ride in about 9 days from now, or are they coming from Asia?

Thanks, John.

At 7:52 on July 27, 2012, john mills said…

That sounds like a very good deal Gary. Thanks for that.

My question now is that it might make it more difficult to 'keep up with the pack' on the flat. So if I get compacts, can I also purchase the tool(s) needed to swap from the standard back and forward to the compacts, if I feel it is neccessary. And how tricky is that to do. Is it a worthwhile proposition to do mechanically, or will it cause premature wearing out of expensive components?

I was talking to Andrew Maitland on the SOB ride last night about it. He said I just have to improve my cadence rate and that would make up for the loss in gearing on the flat. But not sure whether an older fella like me wants to thrash his legs around the circle as fast as Andrew!

Might just have to 'suck it and see'. If I am not happy with the result, just put back the standard cranks back on. But would if I do some mor eof those Audax rides, having the option of setting up the bike for one or the other, flat or hilly, would be ideal.

So, being some-one who likes fiddling with my bike, and maintaining it myself, is changing the cranks over a fairly straightforward thing to do. I have pulled the cranks off my other biles to clean and re-lube/replace the bttom bearings. Is it just as easy, hopefully easier, on this 'modern Avanti I have now?

Cheers, John.

At 11:01 on July 6, 2012, John Hetzel said…

Thanks Gary, have a enjoyable ride tomorrow...

At 20:22 on May 12, 2012, Gillian said…

Gary, for heaven's sake change your avatar. I'm currently contemplating burning all my Lampre gear!!

At 12:58 on January 3, 2012, Andrew Watts said…

Thanks Gary. Will be in touch. Wattsy

At 18:35 on December 9, 2011, D-shackle said…

Thanks Gary.

At 20:41 on October 22, 2011, Ian Clifford said…

I went and had a look at the Crit racing on Wednesday night. Some of those grades are quick; when is someone going to tell them they are Vets.

Are you interested in racing? Joanne doesn't mind if I have a crack at it.

At 17:57 on October 16, 2011, Savvas said…

Hi Gary,

I'm afraid the bike is sold mate. I have a Roulandt recumbent if you are interested...

Sam P.

At 22:11 on June 8, 2011, Kathy Waterhouse said…
Thanks Gary, will catch up soon on a ride.
 
 
 

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