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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

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This guys got

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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 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 mikesbytes » 27 Sep 2010, 12:56

20% that's a decent hill


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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 mikesbytes » 05 Oct 2010, 11:56

Seems a bit pricey


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Postby G » 06 Oct 2010, 13:08

Mountain bikers are tough cookies!

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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.

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 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 mikesbytes » 08 Oct 2010, 13:10

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


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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 mikesbytes » 12 Oct 2010, 19:32

Shouldn't the retro club also wear retro helmets


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Postby Toff » 13 Oct 2010, 09:22



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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Last edited by Karzie on 19 Oct 2010, 07:35, edited 1 time in total.

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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 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 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 Karzie » 22 Oct 2010, 14:41

This is great.

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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 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 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


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Postby yewenyi » 22 Nov 2010, 19:33

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

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