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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 replied to Scott's discussion I dont spy with my little eye, something begining with SRAM!
"They also do a Force equipped bike with mechanical discs."
Aug 2
Gary Mills replied to Scott's discussion I dont spy with my little eye, something begining with SRAM!
"I should have it mid next week Scott. Star Cycles at Elizabeth"
Aug 2
Gary Mills replied to Scott's discussion I dont spy with my little eye, something begining with SRAM!
"2014 Apollo Elite,  Red 22, Easton EA70 clinchers,  Under $4500. "
Aug 1
Gary Mills replied to Scott's discussion I dont spy with my little eye, something begining with SRAM!
"Fuji have two higher end Sram bikes. Altamira SL and Altamira CX.  I have a CX with RED22 and hydraulic disc brakes on order, taking off CX tyres and fitting road tyres, around 7.6kg and under $6000"
Aug 1
Gary Mills replied to Frank (GW)'s discussion WIN A $100 STAR CYCLES VOUCHER >>> Gawler Wheelers Group Ride Report: Saturday July 5th 2014
"Your's is  an interesting version of our conversation Frank. I remember it some thing like this. Gary: Hello GW Godfather: It's me. Gary: "Gulp"  Yes Frank, what do you want? GW Godfather:  It's that time…"
Jul 6
Gary Mills replied to Frank (GW)'s discussion 1 BOURBON, 1 SCOTCH, 1 BEER >>> Gawler Wheelers Group Ride Report: Saturday April 26th 2014
"Always after that perfect video to win an Academy Award, Tezza"
Apr 28
Gary Mills replied to Frank (GW)'s discussion 1 BOURBON, 1 SCOTCH, 1 BEER >>> Gawler Wheelers Group Ride Report: Saturday April 26th 2014
"Don't worry about slowing the group if you go to the front Megan, and the way I saw you riding on Two Wells Rd on Saturday, there was little chance of that.  If a following rider thinks you are slowing and he doesn't want to, he can…"
Apr 28
Gary Mills replied to Frank (GW)'s discussion 1 BOURBON, 1 SCOTCH, 1 BEER >>> Gawler Wheelers Group Ride Report: Saturday April 26th 2014
"And you changed a flat tube on the girl's' ride too! Linda made sure she let me know no men were involved (until the last minute to pump it up) :) "
Apr 28
Gary Mills replied to Frank (GW)'s discussion 1 BOURBON, 1 SCOTCH, 1 BEER >>> Gawler Wheelers Group Ride Report: Saturday April 26th 2014
"Another great ride last weekend and some good points made by you Scott and I'd like to make a few comments. Lead rider swinging wide. I was in that group and it wasn't a great move.   Not a good idea on most of the roads we ride.…"
Apr 28
Gary Mills replied to Shav Bird's discussion wall mounted bike rack
"Around $20 and folds against wall when not in use."
Apr 27
Gary Mills replied to Pink panther's discussion MTB gloves for small child
"O'Neal Elements glove are available in small kid's sizes and are reasonably priced."
Apr 14
Gary Mills replied to Frank (GW)'s discussion IT’S TIME TO CHANGE >>> Gawler Wheelers Group Ride Report: Saturday April 5th 2014
"Frank, Adelaide Oval was a mixture of emotions. We decided to try the train from Mawson Lakes to Adelaide. The 11am train was standing room only but as it was express, we decided to give it a go. Oops, not a footy train, just a regular one so there…"
Apr 7
Gary Mills replied to Frank (GW)'s discussion IT’S TIME TO CHANGE >>> Gawler Wheelers Group Ride Report: Saturday April 5th 2014
"I unfortunately had to miss this week's ride with the Gawler Wheelers family due to Adelaide Crows commitments with my lovely wife, so I decided to experiment with my new BKOOL trainer tonight. I uploaded  Wilson's .gpx file of…"
Apr 6
Gary Mills replied to Tim Sanders's discussion Valuation of Super Elliotts Road bike (PURSUIT)
"LOL. That's over the top but there may be a sucker out there somewhere.  Reckon around $250 is about right. Not really a great bike, just an OK eighties bike of little significance. I've bought several far better bikes than this for…"
Mar 5
Gary Mills replied to Frank (GW)'s discussion AUTUMN IS SOOO AWESOME >>> Gawler Wheelers Group Ride Report: Saturday March 1st 2014
"Agree with that comment Scott. I wasn't far in front, I can't remember that truck passing me before Lyndoch and I don't think the situation was anywhere near as bad as it looks in that pic.  Riders were well within…"
Mar 1
Gary Mills replied to Gavan Fox's discussion 25's Vs. 23's
"We went to 23 because 20 was too narrow and gave a harsh ride :)"
Feb 21

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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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