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Lauderdale Ave & Commonwealth Pde, Manly alternatives

Started this discussion. Last reply by Common Old Garrwain Mar 12. 3 Replies

Just wondering if anyone has any route suggestions for Spit to Manly? We usuallly finish up on White Street which becomes Lauderdale, which becomes Commnwealth Parade, but I've often found the…Continue

Touring rim recommendation

Started this discussion. Last reply by AdamM Oct 25, 2016. 13 Replies

Hi thereI have some friends from Switzerland currently touring in Australia on an around the world tour. They are looking to replace their rims, but haven't been able to find their preferred rim,…Continue

 

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Common Old Garrwain replied to Carl H's discussion Lauderdale Ave & Commonwealth Pde, Manly alternatives
"Slightly longer but entirely free of aggression and with pleasant surroundings: I assume you are riding up Battle Blvd and then  arriving at the roundabout in Sydney Rd; from there take either first or second left into Kempbridge or Hope, left…"
Mar 12
baa baa replied to Carl H's discussion Lauderdale Ave & Commonwealth Pde, Manly alternatives
"Just keep on going the same way, plenty of safe overtaking spots. One arsehole should not put you off. It is a suburban route of 50kmph going into a 40 k zone so drivers can just slow down and wait or if you get a chance tell them to go via Sydney…"
Mar 12
Bill Elder replied to Carl H's discussion Lauderdale Ave & Commonwealth Pde, Manly alternatives
"I normally go Sydney, Hill. Rosedale then Lauderdale and, except for a little uphill segment, take the lane, as I'm probably not far off the speed limit and don't fancy dicing with doors. You can use Hilltop and Fairlight to avoid…"
Mar 12
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Lauderdale Ave & Commonwealth Pde, Manly alternatives

Just wondering if anyone has any route suggestions for Spit to Manly? We usuallly finish up on White Street which becomes Lauderdale, which becomes Commnwealth Parade, but I've often found the driving on Lauderdale/Commonwealth Pde to be fairly aggressive. Any other route suggestions from personal experience? Strava Heatmaps would suggest the route we take is the most popular.Today (approx 7am) had a guy lay on his horn extremely close behind, then squeeze past and swerve into me in an attempt…See More
Mar 11
AdamM replied to Carl H's discussion Touring rim recommendation
"I'm waiting on my LBS to get me a pair of 48 hole NoBS rims from Velocity for my polo bike. 26" rims with 48 holes are like hens teeth these days. I suspect I can guarantee it would have been quicker (and probably cheaper) to…"
Oct 25, 2016
Dabba replied to Carl H's discussion Touring rim recommendation
"48 holes! If I was riding tandems again, that would be a handy wheel to know about. The last 48 spoker that I built up was a Velocity Dyad with a 4 cross spoking."
Oct 24, 2016
Bob Moore replied to Carl H's discussion Touring rim recommendation
"Point."
Oct 24, 2016
Bob Moore replied to Carl H's discussion Touring rim recommendation
"They look the goods. Just reading about Rigida Grizzlys, which come with a carbide surface on the rim for reduced brake wear.the mk2's have 48 holes! On SJS cycles website, UK. Rigida Sputniks also rate for touring."
Oct 24, 2016
Jason B replied to Carl H's discussion Touring rim recommendation
"In Australia its probably easier to procure a 160mm rotor than it is a fresh 36 hole 26in rim to deal with braking wear.  Its easier to fix some sort of pothole wrecked rim with the wheel from a $10 bike if its not fitted with disc brakes…"
Oct 24, 2016
non ministrare sed ministrari replied to Carl H's discussion Touring rim recommendation
"have you mentioned this to oiloff to the 'loff?"
Oct 24, 2016
noelbike replied to Carl H's discussion Touring rim recommendation
"Whilst favouring hydraulic disc myself I also have had the oil-on-pad/rotor issue. A tiny bit of oil leaks out of my Rohloff hub and if I don't wipe it off the hub flange and brake adapter every now and then it gets as far as the brake and…"
Oct 24, 2016
Carl H replied to Carl H's discussion Touring rim recommendation
"Thanks for all the replies and feedback. Yes, they have rim brakes. They are touring full load, around the world, and enjoy the mountains. If I'm not mistaken they've clocked up over 30 000km so far. It is an interesting question why rim…"
Oct 24, 2016
tonydelyall replied to Carl H's discussion Touring rim recommendation
"Assuming rim brakes --- I run Velocity Dyads 700c but I don't think they are available in 26". I think Velocity Aeroheat or Chukker might be the 26" equivalent. These come in 36h. http://store.velocityusa.com/c/rims_touring I think…"
Oct 23, 2016
Dabba replied to Carl H's discussion Touring rim recommendation
Oct 23, 2016
Dabba replied to Carl H's discussion Touring rim recommendation
"Bob, I've got dt swiss tks 540 on my Lynskey and they are a better rim than the supposedly bomb proof velocity dyads that I have on my trek 520. Dyads are good,  but tks is a better rim and usually available within a few days from Chain…"
Oct 22, 2016
Bob Moore replied to Carl H's discussion Touring rim recommendation
"I'd be interested to know too, currently running a Mavic A719 on front, and an Alexrims DM18 on the back, after the rear Mavic got broken in a crash. Any reports on Alexrims, which seem to be quite common in Sydney amongst the tourers I hang…"
Oct 22, 2016

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Eastern Suburbs

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