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Old 07-19-06, 06:16 PM   #526
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.... for me its kloden or cadel who can win - i think cadel will do it. not ONCE has cadel had help from his teammates in any of the mountain stages - his performance is the stand out of the tour bar none.
Anyone know what's going on with Davitamon-Lotto? They haven't really been there for either Cadel or Robbie at crucial points in the stages.

Didn't make it to the end of the broadcast last night but we hit the record button before going to bed. So glad we did, that was a really interesting stage.(managed to avoid seeing any news about TdF this morning until after we'd watched the tape)

Mr Matagi was getting a little annoyed at the cameramen, who seem to focus on the bikes and the running gear only long enough to get your attention before quickly swinging up to focus on something exciting like the rider's left nostril.
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Old 07-19-06, 06:26 PM   #527
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Jasus, so this is what Nev feels like huh? All I need to do now is suck some hot chicks neck and draw blood and the transformation will be complete.

I'm not completely sold on Cadel. Is that a stoning offence? Sure, he says all these things, but he doesn't strike me as that tactical in nature, especially in interviews he seems a bit vague. Of course it could all be a ploy by the team, but I'm not getting the 'I'm strong, I'm bideing my time' vibe from him. He looked better today than he did yesterday I will profess that much.

All of which of course means THIS IS THE BEST TOUR EVA!

(Well, except maybe for 1989 when I watched Lemond beat Fignon by 9 seconds on his fluoro yellow bike with funny handlebars. Not as funny as Floyds of course!)

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Old 07-19-06, 06:33 PM   #528
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Anyone know what's going on with Davitamon-Lotto? They haven't really been there for either Cadel or Robbie at crucial points in the stages.
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Robbies main lead out man was involved in a crash in the 1st week, as was Cadels helper. hence Robbie was using ihis no 2 leadout guy and Cadels, well hes doing it all on his lonesome!

i think in some way not having a team to support you may be a slight adv psychologicly, as your doing it for yourself, not relying on the team to carry you with the overhanging fear that if you falter your going to let everyone down.
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Old 07-19-06, 06:37 PM   #529
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fark ! Go Cadel. I goot get home and pull out the video for this one. Watching Landis crack over and over will be sweet. I guess his "suitcase of courage" is now empty !
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Dammit! I picked the wrong stage to decide at about 11.45pm that bed would be more comfortable than the couch.

But it was sweet sweet news to hear this morning that Landis had gone out the back door faster than a sweatshop worker in an immigration raid.

Not that i particularly dislike Floyd but i just really don't want to see a bluddy yank (coz I'm not allowed to say seppo) win the Tour again.

Good to see Cadel performed a bit better too.
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Old 07-19-06, 06:51 PM   #531
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Dammit! I picked the wrong stage to decide at about 11.45pm that bed would be more comfortable than the couch.

same and there are no torrents out there BUnch of sad sacks over in the tdf forum.
"uh why did landis crack? Im soo emo now. *sob sob*"
ahahaha you bunch of yanks you're **** ahahaha. EURO is having a go at them too.
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Old 07-19-06, 06:56 PM   #532
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I think Floyd's suitcase of courage got sent to the wrong destination

I watched last night till I couldn't keep my eyes open, then got up early to watch the last two hours on replay. I only missed the second berg.

Go the chook!
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Last night i was flicking through the functions on my bike computer ( flight deck) and it came up with the gear ratios. anyhoo it told me i had a 50 on the front.... thinking this must surley be a mistake i looke don the chainring and sure enough... its a 50.

I thought 52 was the std large chain ring? is that by definition some type of compact crank? will a 52 fit on? its shimano 105....
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50/34 or 50/36 is compact. What size is your small ring? There's a question you can only ask on bikeforums
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Old 07-19-06, 07:23 PM   #535
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I think 53/39 is the standard (or most commonly used) two ring combo these days. Compacts are as cuzzy vette says.
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I'm thinking 50/36 up front and a straight block on the back might be the hot setup.

Anyone got any opinions on that?
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Old 07-19-06, 07:30 PM   #537
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from the only in the USA files.....

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...52917#poststop
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50/34 or 50/36 is compact. What size is your small ring? There's a question you can only ask on bikeforums
no eye dear. im sure its a 39 but ill have to go home and look now..... no wonder the bike climbs so well .....
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from the only in the USA files.....

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...52917#poststop
not again. I only read the thread title before closing it.
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Old 07-19-06, 07:45 PM   #540
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I think 53/39 is the standard (or most commonly used) two ring combo these days. Compacts are as cuzzy vette says.
44 inner ring for Paris-Roubaix.
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compact cranks are for ******* ! HDT, I'd be surprised if you had anything but a 53/39 std.
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Watching Landis crack over and over will be sweet. I guess his "suitcase of courage" is now empty !
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compact cranks are for ******* ! HDT, I'd be surprised if you had anything but a 53/39 std.
nope its a 50 on the front. oh the shame.
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my guess is that the only time the pros would use the inner chainring on flat races would stuff like the Classics. The rest of the time they'd be on the 53, so they'd have the 39 sitting idle until they hit them huge mountains
Rumour has it Landis has installed a triple for tonight!
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Rumour has it Landis has installed a triple for tonight!
LOL !!!

HDT - they sold you a compact crank and never told you ? What kinda bike is it again? Take it back and demand a REAL crankset !!!
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nope its a 50 on the front. oh the shame.
And you thought you were climbing like the chicken.....
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Dare you to go post that over in the Tdf forum.
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Dare you to go post that over in the Tdf forum.
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Anyone know what's going on with Davitamon-Lotto? They haven't really been there for either Cadel or Robbie at crucial points in the stages.
That's what I want to know. They've got half the team that do fark all. Horner might carry a bottle for cadel at the base of the first climb then go ride out the back with robbie. Gert might lead out in the right suburb one time out of 5. At least they've done something. What's with the rest of the clowns in that team. All the seppos are crying in their milk about Phonak not helping their boy and Discovery letting Hincappie down, but what about Cadel? He's getting no help at all and he's still hanging tough. Still think he'll finish with Robbie and the rest of the team tomorrow though.
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Sweet. Hopefully the seppos are still all emo and you get a nibble.
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