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Bicycling Australia Show

Sydney, Australia, October 21-23, 2005


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  • On stage and facing the tough questions - Dual Athens Olympic gold medalist, Australian sprinter Ryan Bayley (left), on stage at Cycling Australia’s stand at the Bicycling Australia show, with emerging trackie Shane Perkins (centre) and Cyclingnews’ own Les Clarke.
  • Riding the tour – then and now. SBS-TV’s Mike Tomalaris (left) interviews former Grand Tour riders Michael Wilson (with microphone) and Stephen Hodge, as well as track sprinting’s super sister-act, Athens gold medalist and world-record holder Anna Meares, and her sister Kerrie (now declaring herself 100 percent fit and raring to go), as well as Athens women’s road race winner Sarah Carrigan.
  • Bikestyle Tours on show. Lawrie Cranley (left) and partner Natalie presented their range of cycling tours to the show. Bikestyle – as seen on Cyclingnews.com – has become one of the world’s leading cycling travel companies, featuring guided tours to see the Spring Classics, the Giro, Tour, Vuelta and Worlds.
  • Zipp in Oz. Zipp’s president Andy Ording was another senior cycling industry executive who put in the hard yards at the Bicycling Australia show. He told Cyclingnews that 2005 had been an extremely positive year for the company and was looking forward to 2006, especially with Team CSC’s line-up looking very strong for the Classics and Grand Tours (Zipp is a technical sponsor of the top Danish squad).
  • The McGee clan. Brothers Rod (left) and Brad McGee were on-hand at the show to demonstrate the range of Lapierre bicycles, along with business manager Kerry Ruffels, who is also the president of the NSW Cycling Federation.
  • Paul Hillbrick’s ‘Mecano’ set. Sydney frame-builder Paul Hillbrick stands proudly with his latest creation, an all-carbon frame built from the Columbus 'Mecano' tube set that allows a degree of customisation of the final frame.

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  • Cyclingnews' Les Clarke tries to set the fastest time on an Elite computrainer. He finished sixth best, claiming his time suffered due to his lack of familiarity with Shimano's shifting system.
  • Made in Italy - Monica Santini (L), daughter of the man who established his eponymously-named clothing brand, along with Bianchi's export manager, Federica Algeri.
  • Bikesportz' Dave Cramer (centre) with Monica Santini and Bianchi's export manager, Federica Algeri

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  • Cervelo P2C - the latest incarnation of Cervelo's original aero ideas.
  • P2C cut-out closely follows the line of the tyre for maximum fairing effect.
  • Cervelo R3 Team - the successor to the Bayonne is Cervelo's "lightest, stiffest, strongest"
  • Skinny seatstays - the R3 Team ended up with minimal tubes in back
  • Beefy front end - The R3 team will take four times the JIS test for frontal impact.
  • Huge bottom bracket - Cervelo's aim was to make the R3 extremely stiff against pedaling and torsional forces.
  • R3 chainstays go from square at the BB to round further back.
  • "Squoval" is the term White uses for the rounded-square shape of the R3's down tube, which is intended to resist sideways forces for steering precision.

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