"On the tyres go for a wider. my 2nd hand trek came with 23mm GP4000s. poor traction & hard ride 110 - 120psi. a wider tyre will have negligible aero loss and a small weight penalty, however better rolling resistance even with lower pressure…"
"Nice thing about the river is you can make up a bunch of variations either cutting it short through UQ or heading out further. This one https://www.strava.com/activities/818141222 includes Fig Tree Pocket and Mount Ommany omitting much of the…"
Strava Heat Map shows part of the route is used by cyclists but one section only seems to be used by runners. Probably not so promising for a road bike. Very handy tool when looking for new ways around town (or anywhere I…"
"Pretty sure you can chose either option. The hook turn is great for riders not confident with taking the lane or sitting on the white line right to turn right.
It is probably wise if you are on a busy road (trucks) and there is no dedicated right…"
"Geoff - I see Compass also make a 26mm Cayuse Pass. How would these compare with the 26mm Panaracer Gravel King? I note they are both made by Panaracer and have similar tread. The gravel king list for $50.00 a tyre. The only local price…"
"What I take from the argument is;
Definite benefits from rolling resistance, comfort & probably grip, negligible weight penalty The main penalty is wind resistance, which is minimal if your external rim width is similar to your tyre width.…"
"I'm in the market for some new tyres
Is there a general consensus regarding 25mm v 28mm road tyres?
I'm over 23mm GP4000s IIs that came with the second hand Trek I bought a few months back, having lost traction twice on low speed turns in…"
"If you have the time check out the show and shine on the Saturday. We just did the day trip. One of my my friends did the Imperial. I was already in survival mode before the turn off. Very happy with how the bike went though."
My favourite ride is my 1980s 10 speed steel Franken-bike. Originally a Malvern Star Sportif I believe The former owner did most of the mods. I got it powdercoated in teal and rebuilt it with a bunch of odds and ends. Bike #2 is a 90s Nishiki Mountain Bike good for the markets or a run to the shops.
About Me :
I've always loved riding. Saved up and bought a 5 speed Tom Wallace back in the mid 70s in high school. After riding in the Brisbane to Gold Coast on the Franken-bike this year I got a real buzz for riding, commuting the long way to work and 20 - 50km solo forays into the surrounding suburbs on the weekend. Currently considering training up for Mt Coot-tha challenge 2015.