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by parawolf
Mon 29 Jun 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: How was your commute today
Replies: 51030
Views: 3502475

Re: How was your commute today

Frosty and crisp this morning on my morning looped commute to working at home.
by parawolf
Thu 19 Dec 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: How was your commute today
Replies: 51030
Views: 3502475

Re: How was your commute today

that was a toasty ride home... I wet the top half of my body before leaving the office, and probably 10 minutes into the ride home I was dry.

Lovely this morning.
by parawolf
Mon 09 Dec 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Bike Maintenance
Topic: bicycle maintenance stand
Replies: 15
Views: 3796

Re: bicycle maintenance stand

I picked up a cheapy which has been awesome from ivanhoe cycles... was about $80?

same as this: https://www.catch.com.au/product/bicycl ... gJOgfD_BwE
by parawolf
Thu 28 Nov 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Cycling discussion
Topic: Cause I know you know...
Replies: 6
Views: 2013

Re: Cause I know you know...

Hi BV'ers, long time no post... I had a "discussion" with an acquaintance (read: moron) today with whom I'm afraid I will need to continue to maintain an association. The acquaintance is one of those who believe cycling is inherently dangerous, we are under regulated with not nearly enoug...
by parawolf
Tue 26 Nov 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: How was your commute today
Replies: 51030
Views: 3502475

Re: How was your commute today

Was out with the flu for last week, and still feeling gingerly Monday, so decided to put proof into the claim I constantly make about I could just ride to work at a level similar to walking. So to/from work my avg heart rate was 117bpm with a max of 127bpm and it was 30minutes each way (including st...
by parawolf
Wed 13 Nov 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: Commuters discussion
Topic: How was your commute today
Replies: 51030
Views: 3502475

Re: How was your commute today

H wrote:Hailed on last night on the way home. Hailstones sting on bare legs!


That was cold and miserable. But still better than public transport.
by parawolf
Wed 13 Nov 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: Bike Maintenance
Topic: How was your mechanical fiddling today?
Replies: 1770
Views: 128196

Re: How was your mechanical fiddling today?

That's the irritating thing about this one though - less than 8500km on the bike. The cassette has around 2000km left in it. I'll definitely change cables when I do change the cassette but I think I might need to do a 6-7000km check next time. On my 6600 series shifters, i'd swap the inner cable ev...
by parawolf
Wed 13 Nov 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: Bike Maintenance
Topic: How was your mechanical fiddling today?
Replies: 1770
Views: 128196

Re: How was your mechanical fiddling today?

ludlow wrote:So where do you buy Molten Speed Wax from???
I sent an email to Molten in US. they say I can get it online from Adam at http://www.zerofrictioncycling.com.au $44.90 1lb bag. They are in SA.

Cheers George.


Thats where I got it from.
by parawolf
Sun 10 Nov 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Bike Maintenance
Topic: How was your mechanical fiddling today?
Replies: 1770
Views: 128196

Re: How was your mechanical fiddling today?

This cassette has done ~1300km without any kind of cleaning.

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As mentioned previously the black marks are actually off the surface coating of the chain and there are some flecks of wax there too.
by parawolf
Fri 08 Nov 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Bike Maintenance
Topic: How was your mechanical fiddling today?
Replies: 1770
Views: 128196

Re: How was your mechanical fiddling today?

Over the last 10 years i have been trying all sorts of formulae for chain lubrication ever since i found an old (c1938) LEAFLET BY BRAMPTON Chain manufacturers on how to lubricate your chain like the factory do which involved hot bath immersion. What I do now is the best that i have found so far. y...
by parawolf
Thu 07 Nov 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Bike Maintenance
Topic: How was your mechanical fiddling today?
Replies: 1770
Views: 128196

Re: How was your mechanical fiddling today?

Hi Parawolf, Here is a link to DIY chain wax I am using it and found it excellent. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D12BFIXZCes So the equal problem with this is as Rock n Roll which it essentially replaces because it is hydrocarbon based and suggests that paraffin wax is the lubricant. However the p...
by parawolf
Thu 07 Nov 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Bike Maintenance
Topic: How was your mechanical fiddling today?
Replies: 1770
Views: 128196

Re: How was your mechanical fiddling today?

Sounds good, parawolf. It works not too bad for the investment. I cycle multiple chains anyway on my old bike with 10speed, but i've always used oil on that system (or some kind of hydrocarbon as a carrier for a lubricant like RnR Gold). and yeah it just attracted dirt and cleaning was a process. I...
by parawolf
Thu 07 Nov 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Bike Maintenance
Topic: How was your mechanical fiddling today?
Replies: 1770
Views: 128196

Re: How was your mechanical fiddling today?

I've made the switch to waxed/molybdenum disulfide lubricated chains on my new bike setup. Only really for those that cycle through a number of chains. However with all the weather we've had, I haven't even had to clean the cassette or chain rings of muck once. So I rotate through 3 chains. I bought...
by parawolf
Thu 31 Oct 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Bike Maintenance
Topic: Gravel tyres
Replies: 9
Views: 2343

Re: Gravel tyres

Snuffy wrote:Corsas feel like a piece of silk in comparison.


Yet my experience between the two is the opposite ;)
by parawolf
Wed 30 Oct 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Bike Maintenance
Topic: Gravel tyres
Replies: 9
Views: 2343

Re: Gravel tyres

I think it's the Marathon Plus ( blue guard in tyre) is the one that is very hard to get on and off. Heavily depends on the wheel. Brand new Vittoria corsa's are easy to get on to my Velocity A23 rims. The exact same tyre; i snapped two tyre levers attempting to get on to my firecrest zipp 303s and...

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