For sale is a 1986 steel Frame Apollo V, updated with Ultegra 10 speed, the frame, forks, seatpost, bar, stem and headset are all from the late 80′s.
The frame is made by Kuwahara using ishiwata quad butted tubing, the frame has a 580mm top tube and seat tube. The top tube is the traditional parallel to the ground configuration.
Full specifications below.
58cm Apollo V steel frame and fork, made by Kuwaraha using ishiwata quad butted tubing.
Powder coated by Roberto’s Custom Powder, silver with gloss black, resulting in gun metal grey, with a high gloss finish
Stronglight needle bearing headset
Cinelli 120mm quill stem
Cinelli 44cm bar
Fizzik Silver/grey handle bar tape
Shimano Ultegra SL 6600 Gear and Brake Levers (10 speed)
Shimano Ultegra SL 6600 Rear Deraileur (10 speed)
Shimano Ultegra SL 6600 Front Deraileur (10 speed)
FSA SL-K Light Carbon Fibre Crankset
FSA Mega EXO Bottom Bracket (english thread) – BRAND NEW
Shimano Ultegra SL 6600 Front and Rear Brake Calipers
Shimano R500 Wheelset
Maxxis Detonator 700 x 25c Tyres
Campagnolo Micro Adjust set post
Selle Italia Seat
Some recent activity from a few volunteers and the Fraser Island Defenders Organisation has resulted in the first public weather station on Fraser Island, in Queensland Australia. Not only is this weather station public, but it is ONLINE, uploading data every 20 seconds!
The idea is from John Sinclair, who knows we need to monitor the environment to determine the impacts. Rainfall is a significant factor in the Fraser Island ecology, as it is everywhere. John’s initial requirement was to collect rainfall data, but after some quick research and design discussions, it was determined that using a David Vantage Vue weather station, we could cost effectively monitor many aspects of weather, including:
The weather station is installed at Fraser Island Retreat at Happy Valley, they kindly donated the space for the weather station with line of sight to the local 3G mobile tower, and their time and staff to help get it set up.
Some photos below, the final units, along with the location and Alex and John at the base of the ~4M pole!
A new company Live Life Cycling has started up, offering European cycling tours, run by Christopher and Lyndsey Klem, they offer package and custom tours. Chris has a lifetime of cycling experience including experienced mechanic and a Level 1 cycling coach and Lyndsey is a trained chef.
Between them and their staff they will be operating tours in Europe starting in 2015.
Depth of field is greatly influenced by the focal length, using a long lens, 300mm for example, means that F5.6 is like F4.0.
This photo shows this in action, the nice blurred background here is also aided by a good deal of depth in the subject as well, position yourself where you can get great depth in the photo. The depth will great enhance the depth if field.