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Ironman Western Sydney 70.3 - 2014

Ironman Western Sydney 70.3 is a brand new course for 2014. Since this is the one and only 70.3 Ironman in Sydney, I signed up for it. All the other Ironman are hosted on other stats or at least 4 hour drive from Sydney. At the time that I signed up for it, I have never raced any Ironman before and the longest triathlon that I have done is an Olympic distance

How To Build Your Own Time Trial Bike

This how to will give you an idea about building your own Time Trial bike from scratch. I have started my blog post following my thought process from selecting the frame, components and the process of ordering a Chinese carbon frame. You can start reading from the beginning here or jump straight in if you are keen to see the build process of this TT bike.

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.

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. 

Part 1: Time Trial Bike Build - Frame ordering

I started to contact the Taiwanese manufacturers, asking for quotes on the bike frame back in November 2013. Deng fu was my choice of manufacturer and they did offer me the lowest price. The quote was in USD and at the time the Australian dollar was about the same as US so $1100 for frame, fork, seat post, stem and TT bars was a very good deal. I didn't end up ordering and paying until about the end of November and by that time AUD was at 93 cents to 1 USD, which wasn't too bad but the thing that I didn't expect to come as a cost was the 4.3% paypal fee. 

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