Hi Folks,Just wanted to share my first ever drama of Speed Wobbles. I have acquired a new Avanti Chrono 2 with 80mm Altair Carbon Rims. I have had bronchitis recently and just "had" to go for a ride…Continue
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"Really had a ball today guys. Thanks do much for allowing us to ride with you. Great initiation into hill climbing and riding in your area. Next time I shall bring the shallow rims and I will be able to enjoy the descending also! Couldn't go…"
"Will do mate. What days are you working? I had a chat with Mike a few days ago. I bought a saddle bag from him. He had a look at my bike also. Good bloke!
How long hve you worked there?
Yep, we have been getting out at 6am normally and riding. What…"
"I just saw some of your previous posts and that you run the shop Craig. Good work and I am happy for you guys. As i mentioned I still go there from time to time but it sometimes just takes that little moment. I have seen your profile picture and it…"
"Early June Craig. We still call in from time to time though to buy nick nacks.Have sent a few done there to look at Orbea bikes also and they have bought them either from Moonta or their Adelaide shop. I think it is great to have the shop there for…"
"Criag, I think you meant that for me, Bruce from Kadina. Yes mate, I know there is a bike shop in Moonta. When I first entered the bike shop there, I was not made to feel welcome as I asked a lot of questions. It turned me right off the shop. My son…"
Just had a mate who got a Garmin 500 for xmas and I made a joke that he has a massive heart as his max heart rate spewed out to 240. I feel as though it is a common occurance with "most" models. I think I saw on one of your posts…"
I can only imagine they were flat out mate. I think all bike dealers have awesome mechanics. Having said that ring Gav (The Bikeman) Nugent at AvantiPlus Salisbury. He is an out and out legend, always looks after everyone and if he…"
"2 and a half hour ride this morning with a couple of mates around Kadina, Wallaroo, Moonta, Port Hughes. Had bacon and eggs at Moonta Bay watching the 2000 tourists fighting to get their boats in the water. Couldn't see much in the way of…"
"Its not the nicest feeling, HR goes through the roof and your mind going haywire trying to control the bike. It really does increase your FEAR. But as simple it sounds follow the tips below
Unweighting your seat by standing up on the pedals, the…"
"Thanks for the reply Jeremy. Yep, I will be taking them off for training in future however I still need practice with them. I have only done 250kms on them and still getting used to the feel. I was looked after by a mate that owns a bike shop and I…"
"Thx for the reply Jeremy. Yep, I will be carrying my spare Mavics with me in future! I may have misled you with moving the seat. What I meant was that I lowered it as I wanted to use my quads a little more. However I have gone back to how it was.…"
"a good tip if you do get speed wobbles is to grip the top bar of the frame with your legs/knees... someone told me this trick and a week later i got them descending the back of checkers at 75kmh-ish and thought it was about to be about to be all…"
"I think speed wobbles and well wobbles caused by the wind (wind wobbles?) are two different things aren't they? Which I must admit is what Bruce is saying really by the words best way to describe it. Anyhow Bruce well done on surviving and…"