Welcome Cycling Enthusiasts

Australian TDF Winner - Cadel Evans

After being involved in cycling for over 20 years, I have created this website to share some of the knowledge I have gained over that time as a cycling enthusiast. For me, cycling is both a sport and a hobby. I enjoy all aspects of the sport including riding, building, servicing and restoring bikes.

Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD 2 Bike Review

Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod 2 Bike Review

Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD 2 Bike Review
Cannondale released this new bike in 2023 after testing the LAB71 version in the professional peloton.
I have finally got my hands on it and in this detailed review, I will share all my thoughts on how it performs.

I will also discuss the design features and all the included components.

If you are looking to buy a new road bike, please read this review as you might want to add a Cannondale SuperSix EVO to your short list.

Shimano Ultegra R8170 DI2 Disc Groupset Review: Best Ultegra Ever..?

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Shimano Ultegra R8170 Review
Back in August 2021, Shimano unveiled the latest Dura-Ace R9200 and Ultegra R8100 groupsets to the world, right in the middle of a Covid-19 pandemic.

The headline changes were semi-wireless setup, 12 speed, no mechanical shifting options (only di2 electronic shifting) and more expensive.

Having used mechanical groupsets for many years, I wanted to share my review of the new Ultegra R8170 di2 hydraulic disc groupset that is fitted to a new bike I will also be reviewing later on. How does this latest Ultegra groupset stack up against some seriously good predecessors? Yes, there will be opinions!

Colnago C40 – The Ultimate Guide

Colnago C40 B-Stay bicycle

The Colnago C40 – Ultimate guide features heaps of information about one of Colnago’s most famous bikes.

This guide includes information about how to identify the different versions of this legendary frame, the different forks that were supplied, famous race wins, how the frame is assembled, frame geometry chart etc.

Vintage Campagnolo Super Record Review

Super Record Components

Learn about the first Super Record group set ever released by Campagnolo in the late 1970’s. This article includes discussion of the 50th and 30th anniversary editions of this legendary and beautiful vintage group set.

Learn How to Compare Bikes Using Stack and Reach Measurements

Stack and Reach Measurement Diagram
Stack and Reach Measurement Diagram

Learn how to compare bikes using stack and reach measurements from the geometry chart.

This article also covers the important elements of a bike fit. Discussion about spacers, stems etc.

Comparison of these premium bike frames;

  1. Cervelo R5
  2. Colnago V3RS
  3. Specialized Tarmac SL7
  4. Pinarello Dogma F
  5. Wilier Filante
  6. Bianchi Specialissima

Modern vs Retro bike comparison.

A discussion on the differences between riding a modern carbon fibre Cervelo R5 (2014) with 11 speed Dura-Ace 9000 vs. riding a vintage Colnago Master (1984) with 6 speed Campagnolo Super Record. What are the differences between a modern bicycle and a retro bicycle?

How to identify a vintage Colnago bike?

After spending countless hours researching online and with the amazing support of vintage bike suppliers around the world, I am happy to present this article which includes detailed information on how to identify over 20 different models of Colnago steel bikes from 1968 to late 1980’s. If you find this guide helpful, please spread the word by adding links to this website in chat forums and on social media.

Colnago Nuovo Mexico Restoration (finally completed)

After researching the many Colnago 1980’s steel models and spending hours searching online for a frame that was my size, I came across a Nuovo Mexico frame for sale on E-bay. I decided to buy this frame as my next restoration project. Read more about this amazing restoration project.

How to Adjust Modern Shimano Front Derailleur

How to Adjust a Shimano Front Derailleur

Shimano completely re-designed it’s front derailleur with the release of the Dura-Ace R9100 mechanical group set.

This modern front derailleur features a ‘toggle’ mechanism that is completely different to the ‘pivot’ design of the past.

The new design has some different adjustment requirements which I will discuss later. Learn how to adjust a modern mechanical Shimano front derailleur.

Learn How to Build a Bicycle Wheel like a Pro

Bicycle wheel in truing stand

This is the advice I wish I knew 20 years ago about learning how to build a bicycle wheel. Also perfect to read if you only want to learn how to true a bicycle wheel.

Service Vintage Campagnolo Record Hubs.

This article covers all the steps required on how to service vintage Campagnolo Record hubs. These hubs were prolific in the 1970’s and 1980’s and are very durable.

Service Vintage Campagnolo Quick Release.

Campagnolo quick release disassembled

This article covers all the steps required to service a vintage Campagnolo Quick Release. These skewers were widely used in the 1970’s and 1980’s and are extremely easy to service.

Replace Vintage Brake Blocks.

How to easily remove the black brake pads from your vintage 1980’s Campagnolo brake shoes. Don’t throw them out – these parts are collectible.

New Articles.

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Please enjoy your riding and stay safe out there.