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Condor 53 cm classic road bike for sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Dec 6, 2011. 6 Replies


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Michael commented on Adrian's group Audax Riders
"death wobbles most certainly a nightmare. Try moving your weight forward (or back) on the saddle to find the sweet spot, but keep your eye on the road as this is for steep descents at speed."
Mar 24, 2016
Michael commented on Adrian's group Audax Riders
"Put your heaviest items in the front bag (tools, food, batteries etc) to avoid the death wobbles on fast descents. Tip from an old tourer."
Mar 24, 2016
Michael commented on Adrian's group Audax Riders
"Gosh Si, still not over the Brisbane 600 from last weekend. "
Feb 18, 2015
Michael commented on Adrian's group Audax Riders
"Thanks Si, Looks like a lot of the route covers the same ground as Brutal. I've emailed Robert, but finding accommodation is proving harder than expected. Must be booked by those avoiding the school holiday period :) Missed you on the Brag Ride!"
Jan 14, 2015
Michael commented on Adrian's group Audax Riders
"Is anyone contemplating doing the Coasts, Mountains and Valleys 400 from the Central Coast on 7 Feb?   Looks like a quite manageable ride, but I know nothing of the organisers or the regional groups. Any info most welcome. If anyone is…"
Jan 14, 2015
Michael liked baa baa's profile
Jan 14, 2015
Michael commented on Adrian's group Audax Riders
"Ditto. Signed up and trying to get some sleep in this steamy weather."
Jan 6, 2015
Michael replied to Michael O'Reilly's discussion Cyclist killed, Church Point area
"Too true.  There are several victims here, besides the cyclist. Both the cyclist's and driver's families and friends will be traumatised and the driver will carry the guilt for the rest of his life. I agree that inexperience was a…"
Nov 23, 2014

Profile Information

What sort of riding do you do ?
Commuting, Road Cycling, Recreational, Touring, Whatever
Where in Sydney do you live ?
Northern Beaches
Tell us about your bikes
Harry: Harry Quinn (Liverpool UK) Reynolds 531 touring special. Bought second hand in 1974. Built circa mid '60s. Campag Nouveau Record with Rally touring rear derailleur.

Ken: Evolution (Ken and Paul Evans) Australian made steel (Columbus EL) road bike, circa 1990. Campag 10 speed groupset.

Franky: Conceicao Australian steel road bike, circa 1980, built by Paul Hillbrick, Campag Centaur 11 S. Resprayed in original colours by Peter at Star Enamelers, the same person who painted it originally.

Paino; Frank Paino Columbus SLX steel road bike, circa 1985. Rebuilt with original Campag Nouveau Record and Super Record parts. Resprayed by Peter at Star Enamelers, the same person who painted it originally.

Willy: Willier carbon (yes I know, my cred is shattered) Campag Athena 11 speed

Uno: more carbon (what is going on?) Uno Velo SLS 1018 frame with Campag Athena 11 speed and Fulcrum Racing 1 wheels. A climbing machine.

The tank: Focus hybrid commuter, Sram 10 speed twist shift, disk brakes: for the daily chores, shopping, cruising to the beach and the only bike I dare lock to a bike rack. And yes, it is aluminium. Oh the shame!

Cinelli SuperCorsa circa 1988 Columus XLS, bright red with chrome lugs and forks. Athena 11 sp group and Camapg Neuron wheels. Perfect Pyrenees attack machine.
Dutch Army bike, circa ?? very old. Drum brake rear hub. Virtually no rust, found in field, new tyres and tubes, bit of oil and rides like a dream. Heavy but!
About Me:
Over 50 years of traffic jamming on three continents. Still active.
Love to rescue, restore and ride classic steel bikes.
Organiser Sydney Ride of Silence
Advocacy officer ManMosBUG
Audax member and rider
Community Representative Manly Bicycle Committee (disbanded by Lib council)
Critical Mass participant when possible
Ride with Manly Warringah Cycle Club on training rides.

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At 10:30pm on May 9, 2008, DamianM said…
Hi there Michael
Welcome to Sydneycyclist!
At 10:50pm on May 9, 2008, Michael said…
Thanks Damian,
Can't promise to be a regular contributor, but will check in from time to time.
At 12:08pm on December 22, 2012, Tom Steinert-Threlkeld said…

One of my goals in life is to ride the Australian coast from Brisbane to Melbourne. You game?

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