My New Project – Restoration of a PDM Concorde team bike 1988

30/7/2011 Update: Well after 3 years of saying I was going to do this, today I started work on the bike by striping it down so I can get the frame resprayed and chromed. I found a person who can recreate the original decals, more information on that once I have the decals under way. The rebuilding of my pride and joy a  PDM team...
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Ride: Canberra to Yass and return

RIDE DETAILS Start time was 5:45am Temperature: 0 degrees Average speed: 30.5 Total Distance: 120 km Visibility: good, little fog Total Ascent: 964metres The profile map only shows the ride in one direction but I think you can get the idea of what the return journey would have looked like. The ride out to Yass was nice enough; I went out via Bedulluck Rd (the...
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Garmin 305 Edge: Essential training tool or just a neat gadget?

Here is the ultimate gadget for all the geeks out there who love to cycle. While the 305 Edge may not be the latest offering from Garmin but it is still a great tool for optimising your training. With the introduction of the 705 Edge the price of these devices has really come down, I’ve found them on GeoManGear for under $US275. My biggest gripe...
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Buy it online

We had a recent discussion at work about our preferred online bike stores and here are the results. This is targeted mainly for Australian readers but other readers may find it useful. Firstly the Australian stores Torpedo 7 – There was good reports about the store and they also have some excellent specials from time to time. The Bike Shed – This store was recommended...
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Fix it fast

Here is a tip for any cyclist who has had to deal with a bad puncture on the road which has cut the tyre casing. I have found carrying some heavy duty ‘sticking plaster’ with me an excellent temporary fix which will get you out of trouble and back home, it is preferable to have the heavy duty fabric plasters but in a pinch regular...
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