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Warringah Triathlon Club - North Head Triathlon

On a clear Sunday morning I took part in the North Head Triathlon, organised by Warringah Triathlon Club (WTC). This was the first time that I took my new bike out on a race. The bike has been on many trial runs since it was completed but it needs to be put in a race situation to see how it handles and performs under some hard riding.

How To Install & Adjust Your Rear Derailleur

This How-To can be used on road bikes with Shimano rear derailleurs whether you are installing a new derailleur or adjusting your dysfunctional derailleur. This guide can be used on most Shimano derailleurs with some small variance on some models but the principle of installing and adjustments are the same.

If you are looking at tuning your shifting performance or to re-index your gears or performing a maintenance on your rear derailleur, disconnect your gear cable, turn in your barrel adjustment and jump on to Step 2.

Mastering your brakes on a bicycle

This article will provide you with a clear understanding on how your brakes work and how to use them most effectively including emergency stops, braking while cornering and how to master your brakes.

How bicycle brakes work

Before we get started with how to use your brakes, first we must understand how it works. Currently there are three major kinds of bicycle brakes

Part 3: Time Trial Bike Build - Arrival Of The Frame & Components

This is the third blog post on my Time Trial Bike Build. My previous post was about the selection of frame and components, if you haven't read it, you can do so here. My Time Trial frame arrived from Taiwan via EMS, it took about 20 days all up since the day I made my final payment to Dengfu. So it wasn't too long at all as they had to build the frame and paint it according to my specifications. 

WINNERS Energy Gels Review

Energy Gels are a personal choice thing, arguably the most important consideration is the taste. Then we look at if it works with your body. For a while now I have been searching, trying and tasting many gels of various flavours and brands. I have finally found the one for me so I would like to share it with you. In this review we are reviewing the Berry Burst flavour by Winners Energy.

The Bicycle Tyre

When we say tyre many of us would picture car tyre, this is because we see it all the time and that is what we know. So when we are buying and selecting tyres for our bicycles most of us straight away use the same logic as selecting tyres for our cars. Is this how it should be done? In this article I will try to cover all there is to know about bicycle tyres.

Keep your hydraulic disc pads separated with a coin

When the wheel is removed from your bike your rotor is removed from the brake caliper, laving an empty gap between your brake pads. If you were to accidently press your brake lever, your pads comes together and stay stuck. Some of us mountain bike riders would have experienced this before.

Normally when you buy your bike it should come with the pad spacer, a thin plastic thing to keep your pads apart when the rotor is not in place. Maybe it did came with your bike but you have lost it or when you first got it you didn't know what it was for.

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