What did you do with your bike(s) today?

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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby RideLikeTheWind » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:30 pm

Went for a 45km ride (commute to work), pit stopped with a puncture. Changed to white bar tape. Not a bad look! Fitted the new QuadLock mount, just waiting on new Topeak sensors. Ayup battery still fits on the underside of the stem, which I didn't expect. Next is to find somewhere to mount the VIRB on its way...
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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby blokeinamoke » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:19 pm

looked up how to fix/adjust 105 derailers... got them pretty close to spot on.
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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby RobertFrith » Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:12 am

I rode to work, not unusual, but today i towed the BoB trailer with recently repaired 1959 Swansea frame onboard. In the next few days when I get a minute or three spare I'll tow it to the chromers to get the rear end chromed. Drove home 'cause I need the car there and after dinner rode to band practice and back. It's warm out tonight :?
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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby hannos » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:41 am

Washed my bike, pulled the cassette off and cleaned it thoroughly, swapped the chain over.


She's sparkly now! :)
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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby mitchy_ » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:21 am

trying to decided if i want to order black or purple spider'ed rotors... why is life so difficult!
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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby Tomca74 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:29 pm

I have collected a few bits and pieces over the last few months to make a road bike for commuting on the days i don't have a ton of stuff to move on my hybrid. Today I stripped an old Paconi frame and forks of all its paint.

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Being a relatively no frills kind of guy I am painting it matt black. I am toying with the idea of a white saddle and cables to bling it up a bit though.
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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby Dirty32 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:29 pm

Not today, but over the weekend... Had some Reynolds Assault clinchers fitted.
Got em for a pretty good price. They ride pretty well and the bike looks great with them on!
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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:46 pm

Checked tyre pressures on the commuter after I got home from work at 0730ish.
Gonna take the FG out for a head clearer soon...
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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby rheicel » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:00 pm

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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby MattyK » Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:14 pm

Several things today; went to a shop to get a tester Selle SMP for my wife's bike.

Installed some cleat adaptors on her shoes (SPD cleats on road shoes)

Replaced the rear pads on my road bike.

Then a long night rebuilding the commuter, let's see:
Built up the new front wheel (rim tape, transferred tyre and tube and disc rotor)
Removed and replaced bottom bracket (learned how to pull cranks and BB in the process)
Degreased and cleaned the chain (Morgan Blue Bio Oil is absolutely the worst stuff in the universe, it takes about 2 weeks to turn from oil into solid gum)
Removed and replaced the damaged forks with new ones. Managed to salvage the headset which saved me installing a new one
Reinstalled mudguards and rack.
Test ride - god I'd forgotten how good the brakes on it are compared to my road bike.
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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby m@ » Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:05 am

MattyK wrote:Several things today; went to a shop to get a tester Selle SMP for my wife's bike.

Interesting - have been trying to track down a place in Melbourne that has test SMPs... admittedly not trying very hard :lol:

I had a busy weekend getting set for winter - went from one to all five bikes ready to ride.

Swapped tyres between the commuter and SS so that I could install mudguards on the former (the 27mm Schwalbes fouled the rear guard), and finally installed cranks and pedals on the SS project. Also fitted new carbon 3T Ergonova bars on the roadie, got the ghetto tubeless setup working on the hardtail MTB and tightened up its loose wheel bearings. Picked up the dually from the shop yesterday - so for now the whole stable is ready for me to take my pick every day :D
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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby MattyK » Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:34 am

SMP loaner is from Port Melbourne Cycles, but you'll probably have to book as they are in hot demand. Currently have a Dynamic, and have a Lite209 booked for next week.

Turning Point Cycles in Mordialloc is the other I am aware of with SMP loaners.

Though I only found both due to their ads on BikeExchange. I enquired to the distributor for other SMP retailers but no response from them...
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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby NhiTrac » Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:11 am

Fitted a second Supernova Airstream 2 to to this mount :twisted:

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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby Le Mong » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:10 am

Tomca74 wrote:I have collected a few bits and pieces over the last few months to make a road bike for commuting on the days i don't have a ton of stuff to move on my hybrid. Today I stripped an old Paconi frame and forks of all its paint.

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Being a relatively no frills kind of guy I am painting it matt black. I am toying with the idea of a white saddle and cables to bling it up a bit though.


Clear coat it ;)
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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby bychosis » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:33 am

NhiTrac wrote:Fitted a second Supernova Airstream 2 to to this mount :twisted:

Night riding has never been better!


Do they come in carbon?
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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby m@ » Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:55 pm

MattyK wrote:SMP loaner is from Port Melbourne Cycles, but you'll probably have to book as they are in hot demand. Currently have a Dynamic, and have a Lite209 booked for next week.

Turning Point Cycles in Mordialloc is the other I am aware of with SMP loaners.

Though I only found both due to their ads on BikeExchange. I enquired to the distributor for other SMP retailers but no response from them...

Awesome, thanks! Yeah, seems like it's hard to find anyone with stock at the moment... I've asked a couple of shops that stock them whether they can organise trials, but haven't actually had anyone follow up - starting to feel a bit
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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby MattyK » Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:29 am

My wife is taking the Dynamic back today or tomorrow and loaning the Lite 209.
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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby find_bruce » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:09 pm

I have previously changed one of my bikes from V-brakes to discs, necessitating an upgrade of wheels & shifters. Sunday I swapped out the bottom bracket, chainring, chain & cassette. About the only original components are the frame, bars & seat. In sad news I think SWMBO has figured out my n+1 plans. :oops:

In a quick change of tactics, I picked up a nice Apollo mixte for her to ride. Just need some 700c wheels & long reach brakes & we are good to go.
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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby MattyK » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:06 pm

find_bruce wrote: About the only original components are the frame, bars & seat.

My commuter is also a grandpa's axe - the only original parts are the frame, rear wheel, seatpost, crank arms and headset spacers... but it's the same bike.
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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby AKO » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:25 pm

Fitted my new Stages power meter yesterday and found the front derailleur was seized. So today I went down to the LBS and picked one up. Very expensive. The derailleur itself was only $60 but the $220 donation to the Annual Policemans Ball hurts a bit :evil: .
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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby HLC » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:27 pm

Swapped out the static display in my living room.

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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:14 pm

find_bruce wrote:In a quick change of tactics, I picked up a nice Apollo mixte for her to ride. Just need some 700c wheels & long reach brakes & we are good to go.

I may be able to help you there Bruce.

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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby g-boaf » Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:19 pm

I gave the Giant a clean up after a week that doubled the amount of kilometres it had done. :D
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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby find_bruce » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:42 am

MattyK wrote:
find_bruce wrote: About the only original components are the frame, bars & seat.
My commuter is also a grandpa's axe - the only original parts are the frame, rear wheel, seatpost, crank arms and headset spacers... but it's the same bike.
I'm with you MattyK, if n is a constant, it's the same bike.

I was very pleased with the changes, about a 20mm decrease in Q factor, super smooth & felt really fast. It wasn't & I remain as slow as ever, but it felt good & brought a smile to my dial.
Mulger bill wrote:I may be able to help you there Bruce.
Thanks Mulger Bill, usually when people say I need help, they are referring to the professional kind :D
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Re: What did you do with your bike(s) today?

Postby ruckmaj » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:34 am

woke up nice and early, got dressed, went to my bike, picked up my helmet, picked up my car keys which were under it and hopped in the car with a tear in my eye..

Apart from that I just bought some new spokes to replace some silver ones i used in a time of desparation

If i didnt work 60km from home i would ride every day :(
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