This bike came with toe clip pedals, and this type I do not like. Everyone is entitled to opinions and mine is that properly adjusted, falling off with these means twisted or broken ankles, so they are coming off. They will get cleaned up as part of the restoration, but I don't think i'll use them at this stage. Pedal wrench was thankfully all I needed, someone remembered to grease the pedal shaft threads before they were installed.… Continue
Added by Rob W on October 31, 2010 at 21:55 —
This post is about threads.
When I first got the bike, I was going to fit a bottle cage to it, a) because I had a spare one after picking up an end of line carbon one for $29.95 and b) to stop creatures entering the downtube and eating the bottom bracket bearings. The top screw went in fine, a little firm in places. The bottom one however would not go past half way, forcing it further (gently) started to flatten the threads.
Enter my tap and die kit. After measuring the thread with the… Continue
Added by Rob W on October 31, 2010 at 21:22 —
I have just acquired a brand new Apollo pepper, and my is it a joy to ride. I'm riding her free wheel at the moment, with 46-16gear ratio, so haven't really changed anything as of yet.
I've not really been riding regularly for a long time, but the 8km commute into town for uni each day is certainly getting me used to riding again.
I'll post pics at some point, but suffice to say, I'm loving life.
Added by Sam Young on October 28, 2010 at 23:11 —
Since the rest of the bike doesn't look too bad, the things I wanted to do first were replace the chain and inspect/replace/repair/rebuild the bottom bracket. So with chain breaker in hand, I set off to sever the link and proceed to the next part.
This pic just shows the chain… Continue
Added by Rob W on October 28, 2010 at 22:00 —
As the pump was one of the easiest things to remove from the bike, I thought I would check this out first. The first thing I noticed after taking it off was that it had water in it, a pump or two of the handle removed that, and extending the handle all the way revealed a… Continue
Added by Rob W on October 28, 2010 at 21:30 —
Well this is the bike as purchased. Biopace chainrings, alloy pedals with toeclips, downtube shifters (with SIS on the rear), Exage derailleurs, 700C aluminium wheels, Exage brake calipers and levers, and a white and magenta colour scheme. It was also fitted with a Tefal frame pump, without locking lever.… Continue
Added by Rob W on October 28, 2010 at 21:00 —
This blog is going to detail the current shape and the piece by piece restoration of the 51cm white (with magenta accents) Apollo Concorde I picked up from the 'Bikes for Refugees' garage sale.
I've always wanted a steel frame bike, something to run up to the shops on, something for a little resistance training on my normal routes, something that is a little different.
Next task is to resize and put up the pictures I have of the… Continue
Added by Rob W on October 28, 2010 at 9:01 —
I'm in to week 3 of Base 3 training now. This is where time on the bike tops out. This week I have 20 and a half hours planned. While the focus is still endurance, muscular endurance, speed and force, I have increased the intensity on the muscular endurance and force sessions. So this week looks like this;…
Added by Robert Daniell on October 27, 2010 at 17:30 —
Could anyone give me and the bike a lift from Wayville through to Flinders Uni on Nov 7 for the start of Amy's Ride?
I'm right to get back from McLaren Vale.
Tony Hull 0408 440 413
Added by Tony Hull on October 27, 2010 at 16:49 —
I heard a rumour that the SA Department of Transport has issued a policy that bikes are no longer welcomed on trains (but train drivers are either unaware of the policy or are ignoring it)
Now this is the same Department that once had an online vehicle registration system that was only open for payment from 9-5. I'm not kidding - it started off that way. Same Department, Same Minister. So I guess anything is possible.
Has anyone in the cycling community, or transport community… Continue
Added by Richard Gawel on October 26, 2010 at 0:00 —
Yesterday on the Cancer Voices SA ride as we rode into the last third of Norton Summit, where the sun pops over the waterfall in the gully to the left, my co-rider said to me "do you always ride with your left shoulder slumped?
" My other ride buddy said "...and with your head tilted like Cadel Evans"
? Great! At least now I've got some more things to talk about with my physio. But it is the reason… Continue
Added by Gus K on October 25, 2010 at 22:00 —
So it's almost 2 weeks ago since AC had the Checker recce and I lost my way. So I went to Google for direction and found my way today. Now somebody said in a previous post that it doesn't really look that steep, I think the simple answer to that person is shoot him. It looks steep, it is steep and I rode up it. Note the lack of the letters w, a, l and k in that statement. I must admit I did stop a couple of times to catch my breath. Oh I also stopped a… Continue
Added by Clive Palfrey on October 22, 2010 at 19:27 —
Just one week before team entries close for the Mutual Community Challenge Tour
... Last year the Childhood Cancer Association had a team of more than 100 riders... if you'd like to join the team, please visit www.childhoodcancer.asn.au/events
for further information
Added by Kylie Vaughton on October 22, 2010 at 14:40 —
It was really great to meet those at Botanical park-even though I was embarrassingly late from sleeping in and missing the ride.Oops. There was a nice vibe. I was pretty nervous approaching people to talk as I went by myself, but once I introduced myself, I found that everyone was friendly and happy to chat and let me know what the day and site is about.
Added by Christiana Griffith on October 21, 2010 at 0:00 —
Just an idea. Is anyone interested in a Halloween night ride down from Marion/Anzac Hwy to the city for a few beers? Could be fun!! Dress up is essential of corse. ;)
Added by Christiana Griffith on October 21, 2010 at 0:00 —
Some thoughts that have been bouncing around my head for a little while which were brought together by the Community Ride and that Alleycat racing video
, but didn't seem to fit in either topic.
I never rode quite as crazily as the guys in that video (and not on a fixie either) but I was definitely a "reckless" cyclist until only a few years ago. Skipped red lights when I felt it was safe, lane-split at… Continue
Added by Torbjorn van Heeswijck on October 19, 2010 at 13:30 —
Sitting on my couch on Monday night, having just returned from Melbourne. On Sunday I rode the Around the Bay in a day event. I've had this as a goal for a while now, The 250km registrations sold out in 4 hours and I was lucky (or determined) enough to get in. Over 16,000 people rode a variety of distances from 50 kms to 250kms.
Leading up to the weekend, I had been riding some reasonable k's but went over with some trepidation about the distance and the wind/weather (which was bad -… Continue
Added by Steve Blight on October 18, 2010 at 22:52 —
Being a very fresh new member of Adelaide Cyclists, i thought i would write a few words about my recent experience in Europe.
In August i took part as a driver in Zero-Race, a zero emissions, around the world electric vehicle race. The journey took me from Switzerland to Moscow, via Germany, Austria (no they don't have Kangaroos), Hungary (yes... i ate well), The Ukraine (Had "Chicken Here" in Kiev) and Russia.
The whole experience was amazing, to say the least. One highlight amongst… Continue
Added by Mic Chapman on October 18, 2010 at 17:30 —
I started riding a roadie about 10 years ago. For a long while, this was not something I took seriously, only doing smallish rides (less than 50km) once a week at the most. I enjoyed it, but work and social committments limited my time on the saddle.
Back in 2008, I started enjoying my riding a lot more. Regular rides of a reasonably large distance (up to 100km) were becoming common place on weekends, with a couple of after work rides thrown in for good measure. I purchased my current… Continue
Added by Darren S. on October 18, 2010 at 14:18 —
Well its been a while since I last blogged mainly due to the number of hours I've been on the saddle. I had my second rest and recovery week last week which finished with my 'test' aerobic time trial. Unfortunately I haven't planned an appropriate time to check my OwnIndex and resting heart rate is the past week.
Time for the 8km TT was 13:55 down from 14:36 4 weeks earlier. By my rough calculations thats a 4.5% reduction in time. Average speed was 34.4 up… Continue
Added by Robert Daniell on October 17, 2010 at 21:26 —