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Old 12-21-06, 03:49 AM   #1576
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aussie, winter has been over for a while, which means less compter time more riding time. The roadys going fine, new tyres, rear cassette and a seat this year, theres certinaly an increase in cyclist over this way.
Only one nasty to report,whilst riding the MTB allong a wide footpath, as on the the road was suiside on the MTB, a car flew out of a blind ally way, "bam" faaaarked the front wheel, with no body injuries, accually no words were exchaned i just walk off with a stuffed front wheel, no biggy, as 26 inch wheels are every where kerb side throw out time.The rim was worn out, oh did I mention the driver was female, but I wont hold that againts her.
Is father christmas lobbing a new bike down your chimney this christmas?
No new bike on the list this year this way, just be happy to do a beach ride and a swim for an optic,as their will be a lot of newbys outhere with their new toys.
Gotta see warnie play some cricket before he heads to England, for the county cricket season.Whoes going to be his 700th bowling victum?
All the best for christmas and new year.
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Old 12-21-06, 03:53 AM   #1577
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Forecast is 36C for Perth on Xmas day isn't it? It's always bloody hot there on Xmas day.


Supposed to be 0C here on the 25th. Hopefully it will snow.
g'day jonny, yes the forcast has been revised 39 to 36 may be 39 boxing day, going for a swim at city beach or trig, nice reef there.Gotta go, catch ya latter
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Old 12-21-06, 04:32 AM   #1578
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You are not wrong. That was tough You should hear my bb its sqweeling. It seems to be getting louder and especially after I did seated hill repeats the other night. Its a brand new campy bb and ive had it serviced (pulledout and reinstalled). Cracked frame at the bb?
You're a mad bastard doing hill repeats today! Is the noise a squeal or a creak? Creaking could be frame or might be pedal or something too. Have a good look around the BB to check for cracks.
Have you got campy on a Giant? Not too common I would have thought.
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Old 12-21-06, 04:46 AM   #1579
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Mate, if you've got the means to buy a top end frame, buy a top end frame.

I don't understand all these dudes who bang on about people having sweet bikes but being sh#t riders so they don't deserve it or whatever. I mean, I'll still have a giggle at fully kitted out dudes who can't ride,just coz it looks somewhat incongrous, but at the end of the day I'm just glad to see them out there having a go & enjoying themsleves. Better than pumping cash into a friggin pokie machine or something
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Old 12-21-06, 05:26 AM   #1580
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Ill never forget stepping off the plane at heathrow for the first time for a cricket season in england and it was snowing and 0 it was april!!!!

I bet the daffodils were still out though.
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Old 12-21-06, 06:01 AM   #1581
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Mate the only thing it was - was out of order!!!! lol I went from 25C Melb to 40C/100%H in KL to 0C in London....a right royal merry-go-round it was!!!

I did that a few years ago leaving Perth in the middle of Summer for a couple of weeks in Milan (where it was snowing). Milan is much colder than London in the Winter I can tell you (more humidity).
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excnetsixe, Campagnolo BB's suck. Honestly.

Suspect one of the cups might need tightening.
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Could be. Happened to me a while back.

Did I mention I'm not a fan of Campagnolo BB's?
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Old 12-21-06, 07:38 AM   #1584
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It may of been you Nev that said...main things are groupset and wheels...frame not so super important??
yeah, but that's probably just me. Like Will Chemy intimated, you don't have to be Fangio to buy a Ferrari, but I don't reckon anyone really needs a $5000 frame, unless they're racing up big mountains and want something uber light (sub 1kg), in which case expensive carbon is the only option. I'd rather get a sub $1000 aluminium frame, weighing around 1300g to 1500g -- which might be stiffer than a 900g carbon frame -- and spend the rest on wheels.

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Hey I bought top of the range campy groupset and have been riding around town on a bike that squeels like a girl - i aint that impressed either!!!
that is WHY you need at LEAST 2 bikes: you need a spare
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Forecast is 36C for Perth on Xmas day isn't it? It's always bloody hot there on Xmas day.


Supposed to be 0C here on the 25th. Hopefully it will snow.
If not, I have plenty to share.
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how did your 'perving' go tonight?
eh, ok, but there has been better nights. I think i got there a bit late

there were more people in the bars than walking along the beach
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so exxy have you noticed how much of a good boy ive been lately?
Yeah, Santa sent me a PM, suggested we might be able to cancel that coal shipment from NSW.
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If not, I have plenty to share.

A light Christmassy dusting will be fine. Just enough to make everything more picturesque.
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Merry Christmas fellas! Have a safe one & enjoy the festive season. Time to stop work & head off for a few beers I think.

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Merry Christmas fellas! Have a safe one & enjoy the festive season. Time to stop work & head off for a few beers I think.


Indeed.....just watching the final of the 1991 worlds again on You Tube....where Bugno throws the arms up and nearly gets rolled by Miguel.

Steve Rooks...275km CDM road race with a Mavic 3G rear wheel. Ouch.
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Cheerio folks - I'm off too the work christmas party to suck piss and eat pig meat.

Have a great Chrissie.
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what did we ever do without youtube?

indeed.




scary thought lads...."Cycling Central" with Toolamaris can't be far from our screens.
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Yep, they've already shown the first one.
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Yep, they've already shown the first one.

oh the humanity!!

Did he refer to Cadel Evans as australia's top sprinter??




Watch Corner Gas on SBS tonight....hilarious. 7.30
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oh the humanity!!

Did he refer to Cadel Evans as australia's top sprinter??




Watch Corner Gas on SBS tonight....hilarious. 7.30
Might miss it as I'll be making a nuisance of myself up the boozer.

On a final cheery note, some comedy gold from 'The Donald'

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2006/...html?from=top5
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Was Cycling Central any good? I missed it.

I know we should be grateful for any cycling we get on TV, but, as I whinged about all last summer, I'd rather a presenter who may be less articulate but has 1000000000 times the cred than Tooly-Maris, like Philby O'Anderson

By the way, has anyone got any goss' on the Anderson thing?
What's his missus like?
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Was Cycling Central any good? I missed it.

I know we should be grateful for any cycling we get on TV, but, as I whinged about all last summer, I'd rather a presenter who may be less articulate but has 1000000000 times the cred than Tooly-Maris, like Philby O'Anderson

By the way, has anyone got any goss' on the Anderson thing?
What's his missus like?
Cycling Central was ok, not much cycling as such, they covered the Cyclist of the Year awards and some "what's new" stuff.

Reckon you'd get pretty sick of an inarticulate presenter pretty quickly, regardless of the depth of their knowledge. What we need is someone articulate who knows a lot about cycling - wonder how Robbie would do in that role? Isn't he about to retire to sunny Queensland or sumfink?
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