Simon Lownsborough
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Simon Lownsborough's Discussions

Happy Christmas everyone

Started this discussion. Last reply by philw Dec 28, 2013. 7 Replies

Have a fabulous Christmas, enjoy your family and get in some great holiday riding! :-) oh, and I hope you all get the presents you wish for.

Tags: Christmas

Headwind tips

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Lownsborough Oct 14, 2013. 23 Replies

Yesterday there was a stiff northerly on my homeward commute. I swapped turns with another guy all the way from Glenelg to Semaphore, which was great. We kept up a reasonable speed, certainly more…Continue

Tags: tips, technique, strength, wind

Flying Cervelo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terry C Aug 10, 2013. 1 Reply

If you thought Cervelos could fly, here's proof:…Continue

Tags: powered, human, flight, Cervelo

Anyone know anything about Argosy brand bicycles?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian S Jul 21, 2013. 3 Replies

This is a beautiful old track frame, with 'Argosy' on the down tube. It looks to me as if it has never been built up. Paintwork is in excellent condition, dropouts do not have nut marks, threads are…Continue

Tags: historic, track, argosy, vintage, frame


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Simon Lownsborough replied to Andrew M's discussion performance clincher tyres
"Conti GP4000s one bike, and 4000s II on the other. Both 23s. I've tried Schwalbe, Vitorrias, Michelins. Now I just stay with the Contis. They really do seem to give the best all-round performance. I don't race but I don't like going…"
Simon Lownsborough replied to Dstone's discussion Yeah good but lets see them ride up it.
"wheels fell off?"
Simon Lownsborough replied to Edward @bikeadelaide's discussion What does this sign mean?
"Cor. Or rather, CORE."
Mar 23
Simon Lownsborough replied to Matt S's discussion Coast to Coast recovery. Is Coopers beter than gatorade?
"That would have been me. Good to meet you Ruddager. Hope your ride home went OK. Top ride - organisation, weather, scenery, wind direction (kudos to whoever organised THAT one), food.  I had a bike fit recently, this was my first reasonable…"
Mar 23
Simon Lownsborough replied to Alex S's discussion Commute Distance
"17k Semaphore to Glenelg, so 34k round trip. I ride daily, regardless of weather ('whether' it's nice out or not). This is only practical because I can shower and change at work. How far you can ride on a regular basis depends on how…"
Nov 28, 2014
Simon Lownsborough commented on Geoff Neal's blog post Titanium Bikes Adelaide
"Where were you a year ago? I ride a Van Nic Aquilo, did a lot of research and took a big punt on it. I previously rode a Avanti Cadent and I thought that was a pretty good bike for a weekend rider. When I got the Aquilo I thought I'd just…"
Aug 16, 2014
Simon Lownsborough commented on Gus K's blog post Jannette Sadik-Kahn: All hail the queen of New York City
"So pleased NY gets it - and did it. Catch up Adelaide! We could make Adelaide one big party if we closed Hindley St to through traffic, made North Tce a boulevard, added an extensive grid of cycling lanes and made pedestrian areas bigger and better.…"
Aug 1, 2014
Simon Lownsborough replied to Ken the Dane's discussion Esquire's take on cycling fashion
"It's good, but I get the feeling it's still a bit 'us and them' between street gear and 'race gear'. Wear the kit that suits the activity, it's as simple as that. Nice article though, it's great that riding a…"
Jun 19, 2014
Simon Lownsborough replied to Mark Parnell MLC's discussion State Budget for cycling = $0 !!
"Agree to an extent. But 0%? There's a message in that. I hope that message isn't 'we don't give a s**t about road users unless their vehicle burns dinosaurs'. It's sad. What it does do is show the government hasn't…"
Jun 19, 2014
Simon Lownsborough replied to durian rider's discussion Compact Crank Set: Will you get dropped on the Scuzzi Ride?
"No. That is incorrect. Campag Chorus is THE ONLY option.... </chuckle>"
Jun 13, 2014
Simon Lownsborough liked philw's discussion Rap Battle: Mountain Biker vs. Road Biker
Jun 12, 2014
Simon Lownsborough replied to Michele Bryant's discussion Selle SMP Glider Lady saddles-where to buy one in Adelaide?
"Cycleworx @ Semaphore stock SMPs. Ring them and see if they have womens."
Jun 11, 2014
Simon Lownsborough liked Bicycle SA's discussion Lessons from Velo-city
Jun 6, 2014
Simon Lownsborough replied to MARK FERGUSON (SPARTACUS)'s discussion Carbon fibre bikes
"I asked once, about wife driving a support car. Anywho, agree with you wujim."
Jun 3, 2014
Simon Lownsborough replied to MARK FERGUSON (SPARTACUS)'s discussion Carbon fibre bikes
"Yeah, it's all about how the material is used isn't it? Same brand, different frames, different results. Because they are built for stiffness, or to handle the cobbles, etc."
Jun 2, 2014
Simon Lownsborough replied to pete davis's discussion Cycling on Roundabouts
"Yes they look great. I can't see them working in medium density suburbs like most of Adelaide though. They demand more room than we have or would be willing to give. In new subdivisions the space could be allocated (if the developer reduced…"
Jun 2, 2014

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What bikes do you ride?
2013 VN Aquilo
Factory Five F5Pista
When do you ride?
Weekends, Commute
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Just want to ride…
looking for a job in the bike industry.
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Buying titanium

Posted on September 2, 2013 at 14:25 5 Comments

Part 2

Tuesday Titanium bike day dawned. Brilliantly - it was clear, and sunny, with an early hint of spring warmth in the breeze. I kitted up and rolled around to the bike shop - they needed my daily ride for the measurements.

And there it was, gleaming grey metal and black carbon, set up on a trainer, ready.…


Buying ti - a journey of discovery

Posted on July 29, 2013 at 20:43 13 Comments

Part 1

I have been very fortunate to come into some money. Most is for my family, but I decided I'd get something with meaning for myself. I considered my options for about 10 seconds. Yep, it had to be a bike. This was an opportunity to get something that would have lasting value, and a different ride experience. I realised I wanted something that I could grow with as a cyclist, and grow old(er) together with, if that makes sense. It needed to…


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At 10:04 on December 28, 2011, David Jean said…

Hi Simon, I'm a journo at The Advertiser. I saw your blog from August about getting hit by a car and then tracing the number plate through the EzyReg App. I'm doing a story about how many people are using this app now and it would be great to have a chat to you about your experience. Any chance you can give me a call on 82062310 or 0431742561?

At 23:37 on May 4, 2011, Dahondude said…
Retro woolen jerseys

There is an order form for the AC jerseys in the "Shop and Stuff" drop down menu. Look for the Caps and Kit link. Final price will depend on the number of orders placed.
At 23:17 on April 8, 2011, Sakura Saita said…
Hi Simon...Hopefully tomorrow you were enjoyed the Sakura ride. Looking forward to seeing you.

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