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badsac 07-13-06 09:42 PM

I liked this from todays main report on cyclingnews.

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Moments after overnight leader Cyril Dessel crossed the line with a desperate lunge, 4'45 behind the first trio, the 30 year-old Phonak leader from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, swung his head around to the leaderboard, and a pat on the back from team doctor Denise Demir said it all.
It's easy to get cynical watching this stuff. ;)

HDTVKSS 07-13-06 10:11 PM

Landis is a Menonite correct? which is basicly Ahmish light. how does one get away with using power meters, carbon fiber, hear rate montiors etc like that? i would guess that hes obviously not practicing any more?

ed073 07-13-06 10:13 PM

He's been shunned. No 6 wives for him with 25 kids that all look identical!!

HDTVKSS 07-13-06 10:15 PM

damn, with that new hip i bet hed be awsome to have around while erecting a barn .....

62vette 07-13-06 10:17 PM

Mennonite's will use modern technology, but will only drive black cars with blacked out chrome. Chrome is too prideful apparently.

If Floyd was actively mennonite, he would have to ride a black bike with no shiny bling, black shorts, black helmet etc. Sponsors would hate him :p

wattsy_rules 07-13-06 10:25 PM

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Originally Posted by 531Aussie
I've done that. My derailleur was a bit old, so I just put in a cleat bolt and used a matching nut -- in other words, I gave up on the thread on the derailleur. You might also be able to use a flat-headed bottle cage bolt

A silver cleat bolt and nut looks good enough. Bicycle Recycle might have one: 9555 8692. Usually $75 for 2nd hand Dura-Ace, and maybe around $50 for Ultegra

Thanks Aussie, I spoke with the Father in Law who is an engineer and he thinks a stainless hexhead/star screw with a stainless nut will be fine and will look OK. He just happens to have a few 5mm of both in his work shop and is bringing them over tonight. I think I might also drive past your mate in South Road and just see what they've got, just for the hell of it.

HDTVKSS 07-13-06 10:50 PM

i think Big Tiom may be drawing a long bow trying to convince ppl that hes squeaky clean. what is it, 17 wins this year?

maybee somones going through cranky pants stages of withdrawals....

wattsy_rules 07-13-06 10:58 PM

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Originally Posted by 531Aussie
check out the Corima Carbones they've got hanging up over the counter. These ones: http://www.acbbtri.org/images/annonc...ma_arriere.jpg

then buy them so I won't be tempted. :)

LOL....I've just snagged myself a set of SL's the wife doesn't know about. If I EVER want another tap on the b*m, I won't buy anything else...for a while.:) This means they're ALL yours my friend.

mrkott3r 07-13-06 11:51 PM

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Originally Posted by HDTVKSS
i think Big Tiom may be drawing a long bow trying to convince ppl that hes squeaky clean. what is it, 17 wins this year?

half of them was from the tour of saudi Arabia (or something like that, it was awhile ago) where it was flatter than a pan-cake and the only other sprinter was Zabel.


Why won't the ****ing university website work so I get some marks? :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

matagi 07-13-06 11:53 PM

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Originally Posted by mrkott3r
Why won't the ****ing university website work so I get some marks? :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

Because they want you to suffer? :D

Wilchemy 07-14-06 12:25 AM

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Originally Posted by existence
........when i do venture down from my hilly purch can i tag along for a few rides with you? bunch riding isnt a skill ive acquired as yet.

You don't need bunch riding skills for ATB - at least that's what a lot of the riders seem to think! :eek: :p

Wilchemy 07-14-06 01:44 AM

You are right, courtesy & respect would probably be enuff for the ATB, but in all seriousness some bunch skills would be highly useful in ATB because if you have them it might help you avoid problems caused by others around you who don't.

Hitchy 07-14-06 04:42 AM

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Originally Posted by 531Aussie
Liepheimer was a little snivler. :p He didn't get along with Levi. Knockabout Aussie on a Yank team of 'superstars'? Dunno how that would work. :)


You guys seen the 2nd disc with the 'extras' on the 'Overcoming' DVD?.....Levi goes beserk about one of the mechanics not putting the right cassette on.......I mean I ask ya,2 minutes for the whole job?....Do it ya self ya seppo bastard!

mrkott3r 07-14-06 04:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Hitchy
You guys seen the 2nd disc with the 'extras' on the 'Overcoming' DVD?.....Levi goes beserk about one of the mechanics not putting the right cassette on.......I mean I ask ya,2 minutes for the whole job?....Do it ya self ya seppo bastard!

I might have to hire that dvd out

Odin 07-14-06 04:56 AM

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Originally Posted by existence
...

when i do venture down from my hilly purch....

You live up here too?

jock 07-14-06 05:06 AM

Anyone else notice the green jersey lads still fighting hard on the climbing stages? First up it was Zabel picking up a crafty 7 points on stage 10, then yesterday Robbie snuck in on the first intermediate sprint to snaffle 6 points. I think Robbie might have a bit of respect for the old man after what happened a few years ago :)

jock 07-14-06 05:10 AM

Prediction for tonights stage anyone? Hard to tell... sprinters will have lead legs after yesterday, climbers won't be interested. I'm guessing accidental breakaway by some random klutz who's legs are still fresh. Maybe even Stu. Or not.

Hitchy 07-14-06 06:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Hitchy
You guys seen the 2nd disc with the 'extras' on the 'Overcoming' DVD?.....Levi goes beserk about one of the mechanics not putting the right cassette on.......I mean I ask ya,2 minutes for the whole job?....Do it ya self ya seppo bastard!

what am I thinking......getting my shirty seppo's mixed up...of course the rider in question is barby Julich!....

pshaw 07-14-06 06:25 AM

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Originally Posted by jock
Prediction for tonights stage anyone? Hard to tell... sprinters will have lead legs after yesterday, climbers won't be interested. I'm guessing accidental breakaway by some random klutz who's legs are still fresh. Maybe even Stu. Or not.

No track night for you? No CCCC points on offer?
Doesnt take a genius to pick some french dude. Forget Voekler his tank will be empty!

pshaw 07-14-06 06:27 AM

Oh, & anyone looking for a new Ipaq phone can PM me for a great deal.
Sorry exxy in advance if random for sales aint allowed


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