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Night racing done Fast & Furious Style

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Hall Feb 14, 2015. 4 Replies

IMAGINE a place where cyclists have the entire city to themselves, go where they want, when they want and as fast as they want without anyone getting in their way.....…Continue

Tags: racing, night, illegal

Robin Williams and his love for cycling (especially his Pegoretti)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martin Turner Aug 22, 2014. 8 Replies

This is a great article about Robin Williams and his love for bicycles, cycling and his Pegoretti collection.…Continue

Tags: depression, Pegoretti, Williams, Robin

SSRC P ride - 10/5/2014

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayne Horslen May 14, 2014. 5 Replies

I know there isnt a formal P ride report, but I did manage to take a few pictures and some video.For those that were there, Steve Ellison was being a very handy domestique and going around pumping up…Continue

Tags: SSRC, wet, ride, P, clarendon


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What bikes do you ride?
Kona Dew Plus
2012 Focus Cayo 2.0
When do you ride?
Weekends, Other
..perhaps some more information about yourself for your profile page
Love bike riding, motosports, travel, food, coffee and my family

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Pedal Mafia Kit - Review Part 2.

Posted on November 10, 2014 at 11:39 2 Comments


Hi guys,

Sorry for the late reply of this review. I wanted to give the kit a few more runs in the saddle to be sure of what kind of review I was to write. I also wanted to prepare an honest review of the kit through my experience.

I've done a few different rides consisting of…


Pedal Mafia Kit - Review Part 1.

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 19:13 2 Comments

There isn't many things I get excited about these days. If it's not a holiday, a new bike/car or some super exciting news from friends or family, it's usually the impending arrival of a new cycling kit. I take a bit of time to look into the detail of one of Australia's leading kit sellers - Pedal Mafia.

WHY: I needed to buy a new kit and decided to splurge out…


New purchase: Pro Lite Bracciano wheels

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 13:00 10 Comments

Just thought I'd add another blog and let all know I just purchased some new wheels. 

My search got so involved, that I ended up making a spreadsheet outlining all the wheels I was interested in, their weight, rim profile, price, and aerodynamic properties. It was pretty involved and I ended up procrastinating over minor things.

The final decision came down to bang for buck, reliability, availability of parts and aftersales service should I need it.

The finalists were:…


compact cranks or lighter wheels?

Posted on July 19, 2013 at 12:00 43 Comments

Hey guys,

At the moment my climbing skills are very lack lustre. I find I am grinding in the granny gear on a 5-7% grade hill. Speed is somewhere in the vicinity of 9-12km max depending on how Im feeling and gradient. Im currently running standard cranks (54/39) and a 12/28 cassette with 1850g DT Swiss wheels. My cadence on a climb is about 65 average which I have read and been told by others is too slow and I should be sitting on 80 on hills as it will be easier on the legs. I find…


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At 13:56 on January 20, 2013, daniele said…

No problem chief.

At 13:04 on January 5, 2013, daniele said…

I reckon I saw you and potentially RD6? on Norton's today. I was the guy who asked if you were alright when you were stopped after the first hairpin. You had a AC jersey on.

At 11:54 on November 12, 2012, Sam Lowrey said…
Already feeling the hype of it all mate, didn't know it could be so enjoyable. Planning on coming on the ride tmrw eve with you guys if that's ok. See ya then! :)
At 11:43 on November 12, 2012, Sam Lowrey said…
Hi ya Shav, I have really gotten the cycling bug now, I'm lovin it :) would never of been able to do it without your bike, thanks mate. Will be checkin in with you and Andrew regularly! ;)
At 17:46 on October 8, 2012, heather said…

There is a pay car park within sight of the State Library, southern side of North Terrace.

At 17:15 on September 25, 2012, heather said…

Hi Shav, Welcome to Adelaide BUG. Cheers, Heather

At 16:52 on September 25, 2012, heather said…

Hi Shav,
Think you commute into the City. An invite to join Adelaide BUG (Bicycle User Group) at
Cheers, Heather, Coordinator

At 16:38 on September 25, 2012, heather said…

How about starting a discussion about the hit cyclist? Then others will contribute their knowledge.

At 17:37 on April 2, 2012, Gus said…

Just tightening the bottom bracket.

I think the selling points with Focus are you are getting the same frame technology that the TdF bikes for Katusha were 2 yrs ago in the Cayo and if you got an Izalco you'd be getting the same frame as the pro team model now. I also like that they try different offerings with DT Swiss wheels etc but in the end you'll love any bike you get and The Bike Station are a great place to buy. The fact you are getting pre-fitted for ordering is great. I did too. then ypu get a proper adjustment when it's built. He's sold heaps of Focus too and I know he prefers them to BMC and Orbea.

At 17:28 on April 2, 2012, Gus said…

No, no, just settling in issues with tightening up stuff. Basically making metal bond with plastic is a tough call! Bottom brackets etc... 

By the way, that review link was 2009. The Izalco Pro 3 is basically the Cayo 2 with a few extra bits. 


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