As some of you are aware, I had an accident a few weeks ago coming down monatacute road in the wet. While in hospital I had blood taken for no other purpose than drug and alcohol testing. I don't…Continue
As usual the OS bike shops are pounding people with ads for the change in seasons.One in particular that has a name contained in the word dribble, has the Fulcrums (in both flavours) shipped to Oz…Continue
Gemma has kindly offered to put on a wheel building clinic. The original wheels I got with my Apollo have nice rims and hubs, but the spokes were showing their age.
Enter the issue with rebuilding them for the Apollo. The Apollo was a 14 speed bike, with an old style cluster, the last sprocket screws to the outside of the freewheel. Quick check on Sheldon Brown's page (rest his soul) and confirmed that transplanting was viable. My Shimano R500 rear wheel gave up it's freewheel to be…Continue
Backed up Fridy's efforts with another 89km today, cut short by Colin trying to nudge the earth out of orbit with his shoulder. Lucky it was only a broken collarbone, large 4wd was watching the road and stopped. No less than 3 motorists offered assistance.
193 total for the long weekend, feeling a little sore today, but did try a couple of sprints from largs to outer harbour (both ways)