Google about life expectancy on parts on a new bike and you will always get so many different answers that you would have been better off guessing! I am no expert and can only give you my experience, as limited as it might be, to maybe help you to a better time riding your new bike.
I purchased an aluminium frame EMC 2.4 road bike equipped with Shimano 105 drive-train just under 10 months ago and had no idea how long it would be before something failed. We…Continue
For some time now I have been toying with a couple of ideas to make my first 200km bike ride a reality. The first of these is to double up on the ride I made on the 12th March this year, the day after the Gawler Wheelers 1st year anniversary ride where I rode home from Nuriootpa, some 116km. The second option is to ride to a Gawler Wheelers Saturday morning ride, participate and then ride home. I now know its just over 70km, by a short route, to Gawler, 59.1km for the route number 1 ride and…Continue
The last post was for the SSRC 'P' Ride, hopefully the first of many. That was on the 6th May 2012. Since then I have ridden 8 times.Continue
The Adelaide Cyclists group "Southern Suburbs Road Cyclists" have been holding group rides for beginners for some time called "the 'L' Ride" and "The Rag Tag Trailer Ride (for parents and kids)." Well, now they have added a 3rd class of ride, the "P" ride. If you are not aware, the SSRC evolved from the "Muddies" group who once a fortnight do a 50km or so ride that includes a couple of…Continue
We had made very few plans for the ride except a brief outline of where we would ride and a starting point and time. Just going on previous rides I had suggested we head down the Coast to Vines to Marino and follow the coast to Glenelg. From there head up Anzac Highway to the city, along West terrace to Port road and then down to Port Adelaide. From Port Adelaide down to Outer Harbour then follow the coast all the way back to Seacliff and back up the Coast to Vines…Continue
Added by Steven Ellison on May 7, 2012 at 13:03 — No Comments