Todays rides

Re: Todays rides

Postby mrgolf » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:53 am

Another small rider? How massive are the reacto sizes? My top tube on my small (50cm) is the same height at the seat post as a mates Cervelo S3 56cm.

I had a consistent BB creak that got particularly nasty at times. Different cranks, 2 sets of bearings and multiple dismantle/ clean/ reinstall's didn't make a difference. Frame replaced under warranty. Only issue I have had, though. Great bike otherwise. Comfy and responsive. I have done 350kms in a day on mine and came away with no back problems. Pretty good for such aggressive geometry.
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Re: Todays rides

Postby jcjordan » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:01 pm

I had a skeaky BB with my Dura Ace cranks on my Reacto as well. Ended up cleaning up the thread and guessing a ton of lithium grease.

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Re: Todays rides

Postby mrgolf » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:36 pm

Ta for the feedback. The shimano BB operates differently to BB30. Its probably a little hardier than BB30, but is far more complex and a bit heavier. I was given the option of running an adapter with a new set of shimano cranks. I opted for the SLK cranks (they're soooo light!) and BB30. Should know if there is an issue again in about 6 months.
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Re: Todays rides

Postby DW260 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:22 pm

Yep I'm a small. It's a weird geometry with them and they are big for a little frame...
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Re: Todays rides

Postby DW260 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:07 pm

Another nice ride this morning from Dunlop and around civic, albeit a small one. Got home and started the post ride ritual of a wipe down while sipping a nice strong coffee.

Started the wipe down and discovered two 1" cracks at the bottom of the seat tube, running across the bottom bracket shell. Bike has only done about 300kms.

Dropped it into Cycle City, and they anticipate about a two week turnaround. Woe is me...
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Re: Todays rides

Postby mrgolf » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:42 pm

Holy crap!!! Thats no good. My first frame had no issues with cracks. Just with the BB.
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Re: Todays rides

Postby DW260 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:39 pm

New frame is on the way and should have it back inside of two weeks. Talk about teething probs with this bike...
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Re: Todays rides

Postby mezla » Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:41 pm

Took the afternoon off and rode hard out to Collector and back yesterday. Stoked with my speed after a cold winter of injury and sickness...
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Re: Todays rides

Postby cp123 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:43 pm

'twould blow the feathers off a duck out there this morning it would've.... :lol:
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Re: Todays rides

Postby twizzle » Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:54 pm

Looked out window, checked performance management chart and updated planned training... rang wife, got a lift home. Just not worth getting the shoes soaked.


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Re: Todays rides

Postby DW260 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:02 pm

Awesome ride today, sun was out and the weather was delightful.

Went up Mt Ainslie and manged to hit the 80km/h on the descent. Then went and had coffee. About 45k all up and plan on doing the same next weekend.
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Re: Todays rides

Postby mrgolf » Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:59 pm

Did Nanima and back through East Tallagandra. All the way to Murrumbateman Rd we had headwind. Pain. 87kms of work.
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Re: Todays rides

Postby nickdos » Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:32 pm

Got 20 km through a planned 50km ride this arvo. Got 2 flats within 10 minutes of each other (just before and just after Coppins Crossing) and only had one spare tube. Used up one of my get of jail free cards and the wife & kids came and picked me up from Stromlo. Will now ride with patches from now on. :oops:
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Re: Todays rides

Postby Ross » Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:23 pm

Sunday I rode out to Tuggeranong and then back through Weston and then Cotter and Tidbinbilla Tracking Station, stopping for brunch at Moonrock Cafe and then back through Point Hut, Tuggeranong again and eventually back to Gungahlin. 142kms
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Re: Todays rides

Postby nescius » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:09 pm

Canberra's winter now the frostiest in 15 years

Another freezing morning this morning, I'm getting a bit over it to be honest. Sunrise at the top of Red Hill was nice but I would put up with a few less spectacular sunrises if the weather was just a little bit warmer (over 0°C isn't asking too much is it?).
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Re: Todays rides

Postby mrgolf » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:44 pm

I was atop Stromlo. It felt about 3-4 deg warmer up there than in the valley below. -5deg this morning is getting too much. Its -2 predicted tonight. I reckon it will be about -4 again, screw it. Cant wait for summer. Hope it warms up before the Scott.

Strange thing is (before the tea party climate nay sayers start getting excited) that the minimums are well below average, but the maximums are almost a degree above average too.
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Re: Todays rides

Postby mezla » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:53 am

mrgolf wrote:(before the mouthbreathing inbred morons start getting excited)


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Re: Todays rides

Postby Ross » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:32 pm

mrgolf wrote:I was atop Stromlo. It felt about 3-4 deg warmer up there than in the valley below. -5deg this morning is getting too much. Its -2 predicted tonight. I reckon it will be about -4 again, screw it. Cant wait for summer. Hope it warms up before the Scott.

Strange thing is (before the tea party climate nay sayers start getting excited) that the minimums are well below average, but the maximums are almost a degree above average too.


I was on the way down the hill as you guys were going up!

Yes I've noticed the temp differences between the top and bottom of the hill lately as well.
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Re: Todays rides

Postby jcjordan » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:02 pm

My day was going great till I managed to snap a chain on the NewRY bike.

Broken derailure hanger, broken spokes AMD a missing derailure.

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Re: Todays rides

Postby mrgolf » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:42 pm

Ross wrote:I was on the way down the hill as you guys were going up!

Yes I've noticed the temp differences between the top and bottom of the hill lately as well.


Thought that was you. Only a glance and I was focussed...
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Re: Todays rides

Postby twizzle » Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:29 pm

I though the 25 - 30kph wind for the final few k's to work was bad enough, currently blowing 45kph with 70kph gusts!
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Re: Todays rides

Postby skull » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:26 pm

twizzle wrote:I though the 25 - 30kph wind for the final few k's to work was bad enough, currently blowing 45kph with 70kph gusts!


Yeah I piked, did bunch ride and coffee this morning and instead of going home getting ny bag and riding into work I rode home got changed and drove in.

Luckily my expenses cover parking costs.:grin:

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Re: Todays rides

Postby mrgolf » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:54 pm

twizzle wrote:I though the 25 - 30kph wind for the final few k's to work was bad enough, currently blowing 45kph with 70kph gusts!


I had 12kms into this today. Pretty damn nasty, but nice and hasty coming back!!!
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Re: Todays rides

Postby nickdos » Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:49 pm

Someone I follow on Strava did 8 X Black Mountain in under 2 hours yesterday... I'm in awe

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Re: Todays rides

Postby mrgolf » Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:24 pm

Hmmm... Impressive. Looks like the sort of thing I may get up to leading up to Fitz extreme
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