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Postby Toff » 17 Sep 2010, 11:35

I'm not sure the wheelie guy is wearing team issue shoes...
He appears to be bouncing on the back wheel. Both his brakes are on hard.
Think he may have just voided his warranty too. :cry:

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Postby Stuart » 17 Sep 2010, 14:14

Fun article, especially as I'm a MAMIL too

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Postby T-Bone » 17 Sep 2010, 23:04

This guys got SKILLZ

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Postby andrewb » 18 Sep 2010, 00:29

Stuart wrote:Fun article, especially as I'm a MAMIL too


Hey! that's so unfair - I'll admit to the cheap japanese sports car, and obviously the lycra to ride with DHBC, but hardly middle age! (I mean one's mid 40's are the new early 30's didn't I read somewhere??)

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Postby Karzie » 20 Sep 2010, 22:05

I'm sure winged helmets are not UCI approved.
The lengths some people will go to gain a small advantage!

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Postby Toff » 21 Sep 2010, 02:16

Karzie wrote:I'm sure winged helmets are not UCI approved.
The lengths some people will go to gain a small advantage!

How quickly people forget...

The year was 1984, and our Aussie boys had just taken gold at the LA Olympics in the 4,000m team pursuit.

The media always likes an angle, and they picked up on the fact that we had won the America's Cup the year before with the famous winged keel on Kookaburra II. The media then credited the win by the Aussie pursuit team not on their hard work, dedication and training, but on their "winged helmets", which had been a new design for the games.

Admittedly, the wings on the helmets weren't much. Just 2 small flaps that flared out over the shoulders at the back of the teardrop helmets. No more than 2cm wide at the broadest part. Nevertheless, UCI legal then, and one of the big stories of the 1984 Olympics.

Strangely, Karzie, you were sitting right in front of a 1984 LA Olympics pursuit bike, skinsuit and helmet on Friday at the RAW pressentation.

That helmet is no longer UCI legal, but winged helmets are commonplace. The late Sheldon can still testify.
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Postby Karzie » 21 Sep 2010, 09:27

Toff wrote:
Karzie wrote:Strangely, Karzie, you were sitting right in front of a 1984 LA Olympics pursuit bike, skinsuit and helmet on Friday at the RAW pressentation.


Must've missed it. I was too busy guarding my loot from Orphic and trying not to get recognized in the video....

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Postby timyone » 21 Sep 2010, 18:32

http://www.beerstore.com.au/make-your-own-label.asp

make your own beer lable, i dont know how this would be useful, but im sure it would.. 50 bux a carton

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Postby Julio » 24 Sep 2010, 08:53

from this

www.smh.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-rad ... 15mmp.html



came this little gem...Goooooooo Dulwich Hills Antony Green

"She says she does a ''tremendous'' amount of research and admits to finding it challenging to remember the mass of results she stores in the back of her head. This year she attempted to build a database from which she could call up statistics, like Antony Green on election night, but had to put it aside when she realised how much work it involved"

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Postby timyone » 27 Sep 2010, 16:33

hey if any one is interested in watching an english documentary on 10 ways to eat healthier, check this out, it ends up being an hour long i think. Its really interesting!! good for working out what to eat!
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/10-thing ... ng-weight/

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Postby timyone » 03 Oct 2010, 11:31

hmmnn id like some gloves, but this seems a bit expensive :S
http://www.radsportbekleidung.com/tour- ... tml?lang=1

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Postby G » 06 Oct 2010, 13:08

Mountain bikers are tough cookies!
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Postby G » 06 Oct 2010, 13:10




Man I see this mess in every race. Everytime someone would come in front of me and occupy the whole road and will take ages to mount on their bike. My shoe came off at Ironman regensburg :D

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Postby Toff » 07 Oct 2010, 09:06

You too can look like you're Marlon Brando riding his Moto Guzzi
in "The Wild One", even if you've only got a lady's mixte with a shopping basket on the handlebars.
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For those of you too young to understand the cultural reference, Google it...

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Postby othy » 07 Oct 2010, 09:31

On a side note Toff, I climbed then descended Page Mill Road (2400ft over 7.5 miles) here in the US last weekend on a 800 gram frameset. It was awesome up and down.

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Postby Toff » 07 Oct 2010, 10:01

othy wrote:On a side note Toff, I climbed then descended Page Mill Road (2400ft over 7.5 miles) here in the US last weekend on a 800 gram frameset. It was awesome up and down.

Interesting point othy...

I think I will have to change my signature!

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Postby orphic » 07 Oct 2010, 10:56

Love the new signature Toff. Wise words that should be passed on to the younger generations.

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Postby orphic » 07 Oct 2010, 10:58

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This is kind of similar to the re-enactment of racing we has at the pub after a RAW night last year... Only replace the bike models with beer placemats.

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Postby mikesbytes » 08 Oct 2010, 13:10

If that's suppose to be good shape at 48, I'd hate to see bad shape

Action man Tom Cruise shows how he stays in shape at 48 (albeit an odd one)

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Postby T-Bone » 08 Oct 2010, 14:15

How do we move Denny's Canada to Marrickville??? :?

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Postby Toff » 08 Oct 2010, 14:46

I remember going to intervarcity games hosted by Armidale University back in the day. The night before the main road race event, we decided to have a pre-race get together and carbo load dinner at the Armidale Pizza Hut. Back then, they had all you can eat Tuesdays. (Do they still have that?).

Imagine the kilojoule intake requirements of over 200 elite cyclists, who were also university students. Now imagine them all hitting the same restuarant at the same time, when it was an all you can eat night...

We ate the place clean out of everything. They ran out of both pizza, and garlic bread. The staff and the locals couldn't believe what was happening. The locals didn't get a look in. That's on par with drinking a pub dry!

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Postby timyone » 08 Oct 2010, 15:19

lol about both things?!! all you can eat chips isnt healthy at all?!!?!!!!! the world would be a better place if it didnt exist!!

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Postby Toff » 08 Oct 2010, 21:47

mikesbytes wrote:Image

When I think of guitar pedals, I think of things like wah-wah pedals. This could get really confusing if those pedals were branded "Wah-wahs"! :?

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Postby othy » 09 Oct 2010, 02:47

T-Bone wrote:How do we move Denny's Canada to Marrickville??? :?


I'm in the USA at the moment and there is a Denny's across from work. You don't want it coming to Australia. Trust me.

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Postby mikesbytes » 12 Oct 2010, 19:32

Shouldn't the retro club also wear retro helmets

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Postby Karzie » 13 Oct 2010, 08:22

mikesbytes wrote:Shouldn't the retro club also wear retro helmets


Apart from the fact that they don't meet the standards and are technically illegal, you would also need a retro haircut to match.

Maybe a 1984 mullet is illegal now too....

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Postby mikesbytes » 13 Oct 2010, 08:29

Karzie wrote:Maybe a 1984 mullet is illegal now too....


Banned due to hairodyanamics. Besides you'll get a citation from the style police

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Postby Toff » 13 Oct 2010, 09:22

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Alot of things from those good ol' days are best forgotton...

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Postby mikesbytes » 14 Oct 2010, 08:16

Any idea what this picture is about

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Postby shrubb face » 14 Oct 2010, 09:08

Hmm. i believe you have a posted a photo of two slightly 'ginger beer', eastern bloc men about to consumate their marrage......

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Postby Toff » 16 Oct 2010, 09:43

Agree. Hardly professional cyclists with those hairy legs. The title of the picture also implies the Shrubb Face is on the right track.

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Postby Karzie » 18 Oct 2010, 09:53

Toff wrote:Agree. Hardly professional cyclists with those hairy legs. The title of the picture also implies the Shrubb Face is on the right track.


Hahaha the original URL was http://www.goathork.com/........gaycyc1-715842.jpg

However did you find that?

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Postby shrubb face » 18 Oct 2010, 15:41

They should have shaved your legs as well chidgey.

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Postby mikesbytes » 18 Oct 2010, 19:54

From another forum

mpa61 wrote:Saw this today and just had to share it...obviously forgot to pack the allen keys

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I should also add that it appeared to be a full carbon Orbea

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Postby timyone » 20 Oct 2010, 11:35

hey i just noticed that all our rides are cancelled if raining, soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooft!!!
lol though i assume Geoff put that there, and hes one of the main people that is there in the rain! so yeah, guessing theres some legal reason for it

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Postby mikesbytes » 20 Oct 2010, 12:02

From another forum, well worth a read

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In 1939, professional cyclist Tommy Godwin rode over 75,000 miles in a year – a record that is still not beaten. In fact, Tommy went on into 1940 to reach 100,000 miles. Largely because of the war and the decline of cycling in the UK, Godwin’s record is now almost forgotten. Incredibly, Tommy’s bike only had three gears and weighed 30lbs
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Tommy Godwin served with the RAF during the war and, because he was a professional with the Raleigh team, wasn’t allowed to race in amateur events after the war. He died, on a cycle ride, in 1975.
For more information on Tommy’s incredible feat see cycling journalist Dave Barter’s web site.

Tommy Godwin, (1912–1975) was an English cyclist who holds the world cycling record for miles covered in a year (75,065 miles / 120,805 kilometres) and the fastest completion of 100,000 mi (160,000 km).
In 1939, Godwin entered the Golden Book of Cycling as the greatest long-distance rider in the world.[1]
He rode 75,065 mi (120,805 km) in a year.

Early life
Godwin was born in 1912 in Stoke on Trent. To help support his family he worked as a delivery boy for a greengrocer and with the job came a heavy bike with metal basket. The basket was hacked off and the 14 year old Godwin won his first 25-mile (40 km) time trial in 65 minutes.[1]

Professional career
Godwin left his amateur status at Potteries CC to join Rickmansworth Cycling Club as a professional. After more than 200 road and time trial wins, the mileage record beckoned.

World endurance record for distance cycled in a single year
In 1911 the weekly magazine Cycling began a competition for the greatest distance cycled in a single year. The first holder was Marcel Planes of France, with 34,666 miles (55,790 km). The record has been established nine times.[2] A tenth claim, by the English rider Ken Webb, was later disallowed.[n 1]

Year Record holder Country Distance
1911 Marcel Planes France 34,666 miles (55,790 km)
1932 Arthur Humbles Great Britain 36,007 miles (57,948 km)
1933 Ossie Nicholson Australia 43,966 miles (70,756 km)
1936 Walter Greaves Great Britain 45,383 miles (73,037 km)
1937 Bernard Bennett England 45,801 miles (73,710 km)
1937 René Menzies France 61,561 miles (99,073 km)
1937 Ossie Nicholson Australia 62,657 miles (100,837 km)
1939 Bernard Bennett England 65,127 miles (104,812 km)
1939 Tommy Godwin England 75,065 miles (120,805 km)

In 1937 the Australian Ossie Nicholson had regained his record from Briton Walter Greaves by covering 62,657.6 mi (100,837.6 km). At 5am on 1 January 1939 Godwin set out to bring the record home. He wasn't alone; two other British riders started that day, Edward Swann and Bernard Bennett. Swann crashed after 939.6 mi (1,512.1 km), but Bennett fought it out with Godwin for the rest of the year. In sportsmanship their support teams, which included pace-makers, stopped at 50,000 mi (80,000 km) to let the riders complete the attempt on personal merit. Godwin was sponsored by the Raleigh Bicycle Company and Sturmey-Archer.[3]

Godwin's bike weighed more than 30 pounds (14 kg). As war came he rode through blackouts, his lights taped to a glow. Silk knickers were substituted for chamois inserts and Godwin maintained his vegetarian diet. For the first two months Godwin's mileage lagged 922 mi (1,484 km) behind Nicholson's schedule. Godwin increased his daily average beyond 200 mi (320 km) a day, and on 21 June 1939 completed 361 mi (581 km) in 18 hours, his longest ride of the record.

On 26 October 1939 Godwin rode into Trafalgar Square having completed 62,658 mi (100,838 km), gaining the record with two months to spare. He rode through the winter to complete 75,065 mi (120,805 km) in the year. In May 1940 after 500 days' riding he secured the 100,000-mile (160,000 km) record as well. Godwin dismounted and spent weeks learning how to walk before going to war in the RAF.[/b]




"Godwin's bike weighed more than 30 pounds (14 kg).....Godwin increased his daily average beyond 200 mi (320 km) a day, and on 21 June 1939 completed 361 mi (581 km) in 18 hours...The record is still open for challenge but not for entry in the Guinness Book of Records, whose editors say further attempts would be too dangerous."

This guy was some kind of superman :shock:

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Postby timyone » 20 Oct 2010, 12:35

o.o
wow!
i wonder.... hmmnnn
331.881km a day average....
you would have to get fit to try that hey...

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Postby timyone » 20 Oct 2010, 12:35

o.o
wow!
i wonder.... hmmnnn
331.881km a day average....
you would have to get fit to try that hey...

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Postby mikesbytes » 20 Oct 2010, 12:47

No time for forum posts

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Postby weiyun » 20 Oct 2010, 13:10

Did Steve Hogg fit him on his bike?

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Postby Eleri » 20 Oct 2010, 18:10

You've all missed the important part. He was a vegetarian!

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Postby shrubb face » 20 Oct 2010, 20:03

And people said i need to eat meat to do well!

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Postby Trouty » 20 Oct 2010, 20:19

Michael Chidgey wrote:http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=111591745572443

its a sad day.


Chidgey.....I love it. Looks a whole lot better than it did before, and if you get it fixed up a bit by a proper hair dresser - it will be fabbo. Not bad for a quick $1,000. New wheels maybe??

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Postby shrubb face » 25 Oct 2010, 20:21

That is so so so good mike. The second I saw that bike, I was laughing.

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Postby mikesbytes » 25 Oct 2010, 20:50

Does your photo have a better angle? The clipons are not so obvious in my pic

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Postby mikesbytes » 27 Oct 2010, 08:22

Downhill road racing, definitely one for James, Alex and I. Who else would be in?

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Postby Toff » 27 Oct 2010, 17:07

Hah! - I was only talking about this very idea at the coffee shop on Saturday. My idea was two separate races though. A morning timetrial up a long climb, then an afternoon timetrial back down again. The lightweights win the climb, but the heavies dominate the descents...

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Postby Stuart » 27 Oct 2010, 17:31

now that's my type of racing ....

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Postby timyone » 27 Oct 2010, 21:04

ill take yall on down hill, i reckon i can win too, huw morgan on the other hand flys down hills!! weight and size gives him a bigger top speed, we have to hammer the pedals to be close to him!!

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Postby mikesbytes » 27 Oct 2010, 21:33

Ah, but who goes around high speed corners?

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Postby Karzie » 28 Oct 2010, 10:37

I'll beat you all.

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Postby mikesbytes » 28 Oct 2010, 10:39

The bets are on

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Postby shrubb face » 28 Oct 2010, 10:47

Im better on a motorbike than i am a push bike, not really sure why.

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Postby Toff » 28 Oct 2010, 13:30

shrubb face wrote:Im better on a motorbike than i am a push bike, not really sure why.

Are you talking about straight line speed, or about cornering speed?

If it's straight line speed, you are better on a motorbike because they can go much faster due to the combustion of hydrocarbons which release energy used to propel the motorbike forward. This generates much more power, which leads to much higher straight line speed, than can be utilised by pedalling human legs onto a bicycle drivetrain.

If it's cornering speed, then let's look at what is going on... A rider's main concern when cornering on a motorbike, is trying to reduce centrifugal force. This is acheived by leaning inwards. A light rider, especially a tall thin rider can overcome much of the centrifugal force by getting alot of their mass towards the centrifugal axis. This reduces centrifugal forces (of the rider) more than a short heavy rider can acheive. A bicycle rider's main concern is not centrifugual force. Rather, it is traction, especially over the rear tyre. The best high speed descenders through corners are bike riders who position their bodies with their weight towards the rear of the bike seat, and much of their mass hovering above the rear wheel. Knees are perpendicular to the bike frame, not pointing inward towards the apex as motorbike riders do. A tall thin rider may have some difficulty moving their weight back over the rear wheel when compared to a short squat-shaped rider.

I am not surprised that a tallish, thinish person like you is faster on a motorbike.

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Postby Karzie » 28 Oct 2010, 13:51

Both types of rider have better momentum and drag co-efficents than spotted beatles...

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Postby Toff » 28 Oct 2010, 14:06

Karzie, we know your drag co-efficient...
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Postby Karzie » 28 Oct 2010, 15:08

Hahaha.... **** you , I never wear blue eyeliner

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Postby timyone » 28 Oct 2010, 20:10

o.o
lol?!!
lol on the cornering thing, ill take them hard if i have to, james fowler has a rep for taking them too hard, but yeah, after riding with every one i reckon i could still win :D (not including huw)

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Postby mikesbytes » 03 Nov 2010, 20:59

No one kicks sand in my face
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Postby AlexD » 03 Nov 2010, 22:32

Did that happen to you? Did you eat bitumen?
I've never liked the look of those welded stems, now I have a reason to avoid them...

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Postby shrubb face » 03 Nov 2010, 22:43

I actually own the same brand stem as that on my old road bike. You shouldnt be so rough on your bikes mike :P

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Postby mikesbytes » 04 Nov 2010, 04:57

It went as I took off from the lights. fortunately when it went a small piece of metal held it together, the handle bars twisted and I came to an abrupt stop in the middle of the intersection.

James is looking for a stem adapter he's got. If he finds it, has anyone got a 25mm track stem they don't want?

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Postby Toff » 04 Nov 2010, 09:53

Mike, is that a "Profile" stem or a modern generic stem?

I have a number of long stems that you can have a look at. Some might be 130, but I'm sure at least one will be 125mm. They do not have a removable front plate though, so to get the bars on you need to take off the bar tape and brake hood on one side. Do you need 26mm clamp or something else?

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Postby mikesbytes » 04 Nov 2010, 10:17

Thanks Toff, its the original Fuji stem, sorry I don't know if that's profile or modern. Its got 2 bolts at the head so it can be taken off without taking the tape off. I'm hoping that James finds the adaptor as my preference is to move away from a quill stem.

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Postby Toff » 04 Nov 2010, 10:25

Profile is a brand as opposed to generic. Half of my stems are pronbably 26.4mm clamp size anyway...

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Postby mikesbytes » 05 Nov 2010, 11:28

James' stem adapter is doing a good job of hiding from him, I phoned Burwood cycles and they have one that adapts to 25.4. But isn't the common steerer size 1" 1/8 ?

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Postby shrubb face » 05 Nov 2010, 12:12

All the stem adaptors are 25.4, you just add a shim to space it out to 1 1/8.

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Postby mikesbytes » 05 Nov 2010, 12:39

Thanks Alex

Didn't know that 25.4 to 1 1/8 shim's existed

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Postby mikesbytes » 18 Nov 2010, 09:27

If only I had my DHBC socks on....
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Postby shrubb face » 18 Nov 2010, 09:35

I dont know who looks more dodgy.

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Postby Karzie » 18 Nov 2010, 09:39

They probably thought you were one of their mob 'cos you've got a bunny ear on your jersey...

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Postby mikesbytes » 18 Nov 2010, 10:00

I bet they knew the answer to this question
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Postby Karzie » 18 Nov 2010, 10:12

hahahaha.... LOCK IN 'B' !

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Postby mikesbytes » 18 Nov 2010, 10:19

Time to get back to work....

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Postby shrubb face » 18 Nov 2010, 10:43

Thats not a motivational poster, thats a self promotion poster, an entirely different ball game.

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Postby mikesbytes » 18 Nov 2010, 10:45

shrubb face wrote:Thats not a motivational poster, thats a self promotion poster, an entirely different ball game.


LOL

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Postby Toff » 18 Nov 2010, 15:47

shrubb face wrote:Thats not a motivational poster, thats a self promotion poster, an entirely different ball game.

How's my wheel cup puller tool coming along Shrubb?

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Postby mikesbytes » 18 Nov 2010, 22:46

Toff wrote:
shrubb face wrote:Thats not a motivational poster, thats a self promotion poster, an entirely different ball game.

How's my wheel cup puller tool coming along Shrubb?


Toff is a true cyclist

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Postby Stuart » 19 Nov 2010, 16:01

Premier suffers stem malfunction in car park and grazes her knee!

http://media.smh.com.au/national/nation ... om=newsbox

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Postby Lizanne » 20 Nov 2010, 15:37

I want to know what bike she rides and why she would just give it up and buy a new one (at tax payers expense?) when it's probabaly a $30 service at the local bike shop, or even a twist of an alen key will sort the whole thing

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Postby mikesbytes » 21 Nov 2010, 00:24

I can't get the video to work, but I'm having difficulty seeing why the handlebars would fall off, the story doesn't add up

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Postby mikesbytes » 21 Nov 2010, 20:48

The secret to Alex's success is assisted thru the purchase of the right equipment

http://www.bikerumor.com/2009/04/17/big-fat-chub-bicycle-hubs-from-the-hive/

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Postby yewenyi » 22 Nov 2010, 19:33

Some modifications for your penny farthings for next year's race...

http://cyclop.tumblr.com/post/1641284829

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Postby timyone » 23 Nov 2010, 11:21

mikesbytes wrote:The secret to Alex's success is assisted thru the purchase of the right equipment

http://www.bikerumor.com/2009/04/17/big-fat-chub-bicycle-hubs-from-the-hive/



hmmnnn... wondering what we could do with those shirts

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Postby timyone » 23 Nov 2010, 11:24

yewenyi wrote:Some modifications for your penny farthings for next year's race...

http://cyclop.tumblr.com/post/1641284829


the only real mod is the bars, and no helmet?


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