Noosa Strade Bianche

Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby cyclotaur » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:35 pm

Does this Apollo Clipper qualify?

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I'd have to borrow it back from my son .... and get it up to Noosa 8)
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby munga » Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:28 am

is it steel or lugged alloy, pre-1990 with drivetrain 'of the era'? then yes.
rules seem pretty clear now. it might seem like i was taking the mickey somewhat, but when cotterpin531 jumped in and misread my comments, i felt we should have some clarification. i know a couple of guys interested in riding the NSB their alan's, and i can only imagine how upsetting it'd be to be told your bike is ineligible.
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby Dan » Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:39 am

Unless of course one wanted to ride an 'of the era' carbon frame, in which case NO RIDE FOR YOU!

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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby spinner » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:01 am

It's easier to just say 'no carbon fibre', otherwise we'll be having interminable discussions about whether CF bidon holders are in the spirit of the ride. :?
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Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby Dan » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:11 am

Well, there's 'spirit of the ride' and there's common sense, just as there's valid, honest questions and dumb ones.

But, as you said, "It's easier to just say 'no carbon fibre' " o_O
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby cyclotaur » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:04 am

munga wrote:is it steel or lugged alloy, pre-1990 with drivetrain 'of the era'? then yes.
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Ah, it was a rhetorical question really - no dramas with frame(steel) or drivetrain(SuntourHonour) though I have replaced the brakes and wheels with newer stuff that actually works. :wink:

My biggest issue would be getting me and it there from Melbourne. If I can organise that, I'm in. :)
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:42 pm

I happened to be up around Federal last night and made a little detour to refresh my memory of Sankeys Road, BE AFRAID!! :D

That is going to be a super tough climb, even if the 2 steepest bits are sealed, it is seriously steep, good thing it's very early on in the ride :) . I doubt there will be any singlespeeders making it up that hill without walking.
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby Dan » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:20 pm

ldrcycles wrote:I doubt there will be any singlespeeders making it up that hill without walking.


singlespeeds don't have downtube shifters, so they're not allowed ;)
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby singlespeedscott » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:14 pm

ldrcycles wrote:I happened to be up around Federal last night and made a little detour to refresh my memory of Sankeys Road, BE AFRAID!! :D

That is going to be a super tough climb, even if the 2 steepest bits are sealed, it is seriously steep, good thing it's very early on in the ride :) . I doubt there will be any singlespeeders making it up that hill without walking.

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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby ldrcycles » Wed May 01, 2013 6:37 pm

Went for a drive to check out the new section of the course the other day and got some pics to share. Spinner's description of the descent from Black Mountain to Federal as "heart in the mouth" sounds about right, I think it looks a little tamer than the descent of Shadbolt Road which scared the bejeesus out of me last year but it will still need to be taken with caution (or recklessness :twisted: ). Gorgeous scenery.


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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby cotterpin531 » Wed May 01, 2013 8:38 pm

Rode the bottom section of the 2013 Noosa Strade Bianche last Saturday morning. What a cracker of a day. !.The 3 gravel sections were in perfect condition with very little corrugation or large loose rock. Took me 1 hour to reach the intersection of Black Mtn / Black Mtn Range Rd 26 klms into this magnificent route. Worked my way up Black Mtn Strade Bianche sections and free wheeled down the descents into Federal. The descents need some respect as you gather speed easily and braking needs to be considered early. Few little pinches across Sankey Rd on to Jam Pot Ck Rd and 2 hours later in total I found myself enjoying coffee in the sleepy little town of Cooran. .This is approx. 48 Klms into what will be a very memorable day. I consider this new route reasonably challenging on a geared bike but look forward to hearing some single speed / fix tales at the post mortem. I rode my 1980,s KENEVANS lugged steel Arabesque 600 non indexed 700 x 23 road tyres. Gearing (53-42 x 13-24) No walking for me. There may be some entrants who are either short of energy or time at Cooran. For those who find themselves in this category, one option would be to ride across to Pomona and into Cooroy and back to Tewantin via Old Cooroy Rd again. Hopeful you’ve all got your legs on the day and complete the full loop. Hope you’re as excited about the 2013 randonneur as I Cheers Cotterpin.
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed May 01, 2013 8:59 pm

Looking forward to it.
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby leighthebee » Tue May 07, 2013 5:26 pm

Sadly I am still too fat for this ride...looks great....
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby duds2u » Tue May 07, 2013 8:17 pm

I'm still looking for a bike. I've got a Peugeot PH10 that's too big for me and am willing tio trde for something in the 55-56 size
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue May 07, 2013 8:37 pm

duds2u wrote:I'm still looking for a bike. I've got a Peugeot PH10 that's too big for me and am willing tio trde for something in the 55-56 size

What size is the Pug?
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby ldrcycles » Tue May 07, 2013 8:40 pm

I'd be happy for you to borrow one of mine, I've got a Viscount Sebring and BSA Tour of Britain, both 57cm top tubes with fairly short stems, or my Tarini with a 55cm TT, but it's 700C not 27" like a REAL bike :P . I'm sure I've got another couple of bikes around that size, just can't remember exactly what atm.
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Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby Dan » Wed May 08, 2013 5:33 am

I suppose your real bike will be running singles then too Lochie? ;)
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby ldrcycles » Wed May 08, 2013 6:42 am




Just substitute 'singles' for 'girls' :lol: . And Michelin introduced the clincher (or something sounding roughly similar) in 1891!
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Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby Dan » Wed May 08, 2013 7:07 am

Hey, just send me a link to that Italian 27" manufacturer ;)

Edit: and some high quality H2O too, please ;)
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby ldrcycles » Wed May 08, 2013 7:20 am

HA!! I have one in my shed!! (or at least the name SOUNDS Italian :oops: ).

But that's why the Giro is the second biggest race :P .
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby spinner » Wed May 08, 2013 12:05 pm

duds2u wrote:I'm still looking for a bike. I've got a Peugeot PH10 that's too big for me and am willing tio trde for something in the 55-56 size


'Frankie Goes to Hollywood' will be heartbroken if the Pug no longer has his name on it :!:
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby duds2u » Wed May 08, 2013 5:08 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:
duds2u wrote:I'm still looking for a bike. I've got a Peugeot PH10 that's too big for me and am willing tio trde for something in the 55-56 size

What size is the Pug?


It 62cm
The identification tag has the serial number 3524159 Model PH10l 62 on it. I have traced it's history and it's a 1984 model in the pearl type colour.
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby duds2u » Wed May 08, 2013 5:09 pm

'Frankie Goes to Hollywood' will be heartbroken if the Pug no longer has his name on it :!:[/quote]
I guess there wasn't enough storage room on Hollywood Boulevard.
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby ldrcycles » Sat May 11, 2013 7:29 pm

Something my wife said today got me thinking, should the Strada Bianche have a mascot?
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Re: Noosa Strade Bianche

Postby munga » Sat May 11, 2013 10:07 pm

/callvote map no_mascot
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