Noosa Strade Bianche

Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby spinner » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:56 am

The whole course... but the legs will get a vote at Cooran 8)
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby Mustang » Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:06 pm

Bugger I,m away for the weekend too. :x
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:18 pm

Oh and I forgot to mention, the General Store in Kin Kin which has been vacant for quite a few years was sold recently, everything but the façade demolished and it's now almost rebuilt as a general store and gourmet café. Fingers crossed it might just be open in time for the Strade Bianche.
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby spinner » Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:17 pm

Centre management at our hosts, NOOSA MARINA
are happy for there to be a 'swapmeet' component to the Show & Shine on saturday.

There will be some covered shelters available at no charge, for anyone interested; bring your own table.
First in first served on the day :D
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby Dan » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:59 pm

Are there still spots available?
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:54 pm

Coming for a ride Dan?
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby Dan » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:00 pm

Don't know yet. Would have to build a dt bike quicksmart, if so.
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:16 pm

Or you could borrow one from me, I've got plenty to choose from :lol: .
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:29 pm

Dan wrote:Don't know yet. Would have to build a dt bike quicksmart, if so.
I'm in the process right now.
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby spinner » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:13 am

Four of us attempted the Gran Fondo course on Saturday morning.

All going swimmingly until rock ripped the sidewall of my rear tyre near Federal,
so we did a road-side fix & limped home from Cooran on the Medio Fondo course.

You guys are gonna love the new route!

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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby spinner » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:30 am

more pics.

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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby spinner » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:35 am

Dan wrote:Are there still spots available?


Yes, Dan.
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby Wakatuki » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:56 am

Looks a great ride, have some similar roads around here, what tyre sizes are you using?
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:22 pm

Cant wait :D
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby redrover3 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:56 pm

Tyre size for me will be 27 x 1" (Approx 25mm). I ran 28mm last year so hope the 27s will be big enough. The scenery in those pics looks great.
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby spinner » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:11 pm

Wakatuki wrote:what tyre sizes are you using?


23C :shock:
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:13 pm

Wakatuki wrote:Looks a great ride, have some similar roads around here, what tyre sizes are you using?


I'm on 27x1-1/4" (because that's the right size :P ) but I would say go at least 700x25. There's nothing to stop you using 23s but the larger the tyre you can fit the more comfortable you will be, less likely to get pinch flats and it will be more stable on some of the loose gravel. If your frame will clear it go 28mm or bigger.

I'm having a crack at the long course tomorrow morning, fingers crossed the weather plays nice.
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:23 pm

Unfortunately not all 28mm tyres are created equal. I bought some 28mm Panaracer Pasela's to use this year and make my bike look a little more retro but when mounted up on the bike they are more like a 24mm. :roll:

At least there is plenty of clearance between the tyres and the mudguards now if I get any pebbles stuck to the tread :D
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby Dimma » Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:23 pm

If only I had a bike that met the requirements : (
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:39 pm

Dimma wrote:If only I had a bike that met the requirements : (


What size frame do you ride, chances are i'll have one you can use?

I did a recce of the long course this morning (well most of it anyway), just waiting for pics to upload.
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby Dimma » Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:42 pm

Yeah mate I saw that, that's what captured my interest. I'm a pretty standard 56 cm setup
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:26 pm

Excellent that's my size too, so you've got either a 1978 BSA Tour of Britain (shiny red!) with 27s or a 1991 Tarini Primo on 700C. They're both getting overhauled but once they're done i'll send you the pics and just let me know, both will be at the show too.

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The strade bianche is in great shape at the moment, there are a few rough bits here and there but nothing much. The descent of Shadbolt Rd in particular is MUCH better than last year (the first corner scared the bejeesus out of me that time :shock: ), the only spot that needs worrying about is the descent from Black Mountain to Federal, there's a fair bit of loose gravel and it is STEEP, take it steady and you should be right but we definitely don't want to see any heroics down there.

The new course is at least as hard as the original, if not harder, but it makes up for that by returning to Noosa past Cooroy Mountain rather than the dead coarse chip through Cootharabah into a headwind (it's always a headwind on that road!) Should be a ripper weekend, can't wait!
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby singlespeedscott » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:46 am

Wouldn't the 91 Tarini fall outside the age requirement for this years ride. I thought it had to be pre 1990 and no sti/ergo shifters.

I think the 27" wheels and the Tour of Britan's geometry would be perfect for the dirt.
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:16 am

noosa strade bianche wrote:BICYCLES ARE TO BE PRE 1990, STEEL FRAMED, WITH DOWNTUBE SHIFTERS


Well 2 out of 3 ain't bad, and the group going on it is pre 90 :) .
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby dayne » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:35 am

So I just noticed that this years event is pre 1990 and dot shifters only,
Bummer as it rules out a lot of my mates who have amazing bikes from the early 90's like eddy Merckx team ridden Motorolas with 7400 and other amazing c record equipped bikes or even those with modern groups on classic steel bikes.

Out of 8 of my bikes I only have one that qualifies and there no way I'm riding a 1914 bike 130km hahaha

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