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    I currently have, built ready to ride an...

    I currently have, built ready to ride an Aluminium
    cyfac

    and bare frames sitting around a
    de rosa
    colnago
    orbea
    koga

    all were good bikes, colnago would have been my favorite. Orbea was...
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    best thing to do is stay there after the sprint...

    best thing to do is stay there after the sprint (if you won and are in the sprinters lane) and start to soft pedal, any attacks will then have to come around you the long way.
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    but wait, everyone got beaten by Aussies. so...

    but wait, everyone got beaten by Aussies.

    so now what?
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    Jalabert, Abdoujaparov &, Johan Museeuw were good...

    Jalabert, Abdoujaparov &, Johan Museeuw were good at fighting for themselves.

    Actually Jalabert was a rare freak, in 1995 he won the TDF green Jersey, Vuelta points jeresy (as well as CG &...
  5. Thread: $49,000 bike?

    by woodduck
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    lets, Dr Coasting. where I live the colango...

    lets, Dr Coasting.

    where I live the colango are seen more of a serious race bike, the big fat rich old men now have cervelo or pegoretti or some custom ti bike.
  6. Thread: $49,000 bike?

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    hey Coasting, your man stuart dangerfield...

    hey Coasting, your man stuart dangerfield http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuart_Dangerfield has some fantastic finished colnagos, c40 and c50 and now a eps. I wouldn't call that man slow at all.
  7. mavic comete disc freehub body to track conversion? possible?

    Hi I cant get an inexpensive comete disc with shimano freehub body, i would only ever use the wheel fro track racing. Can it be changed does anyone know?

    thank you in advance.
  8. I have a few bikes, the one I ride most is a look...

    I have a few bikes, the one I ride most is a look 595.

    also between my wife and I we have a BMW x5 3.0 diesel, bmw 530i m sport and a 2009 nissan patrol 3.0 diesel.

    cars are worth mcuh more...
  9. http://branfordbike.com/articles/cassettes-and-cog...

    http://branfordbike.com/articles/cassettes-and-cogs-pg60.htm

    this may help you, I have a few older 8 speed campagnolo wheels. I have not looked for a long time although I do remember being able...
  10. Thread: Today...

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    at least if you are right handed then your "good"...

    at least if you are right handed then your "good" hand is on the steering wheel while you change gears.

    keep the images coming.
  11. well the question is to post your tricks for not...

    well the question is to post your tricks for not working at the front of the race, so that is what I have done. He is not asking for advice on how to attack to get stronger, at the end of the day...
  12. wow, and the guy up there told me to calm down. ...

    wow, and the guy up there told me to calm down.

    I thought my post made sense, it's how races happen where I live in Australia, same as where the OP lives. So far I'm the only person who has...
  13. Thread: UCI Jig?

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    yeah thats a bit weird thing to have, the uci...

    yeah thats a bit weird thing to have, the uci will usually bring their own jig and scales.

    what would you use it for?
  14. I'm calm. It was a pretty lame thing to type. ...

    I'm calm. It was a pretty lame thing to type. OP had a genuine racing related question, I think I know where he is racing and there is some serious talent there.
  15. what a farkin stupid thing to write. What should...

    what a farkin stupid thing to write. What should he do, drop down a grade and ride the wheels off some old men or beginners or try to race with riders better and fitter than himself? what would you...
  16. Thread: Stuck up

    by woodduck
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    maybe the old guy who might have worked all his...

    maybe the old guy who might have worked all his life has just finished working forever, took a tiny small bit of his savings and bought the bike he always wanted, went out for a big long ride with...
  17. aussie word for strung out, flat out in single...

    aussie word for strung out, flat out in single file.

    In that thing, sit a few wheels back (about 6th wheel) and let a gap form each time someone strong rolls off the front and get them to slot...
  18. agodale, I don't think days of JRA are over, not...

    agodale, I don't think days of JRA are over, not even close. But as a sport, cycling is not an easy one to just get into. At school you have soccer, basketball, track and field etc, but not...
  19. They do that in Australia a bit, no carbon...

    They do that in Australia a bit, no carbon wheels, gear roll out, just the common stuff for juniour racing. I have seen some local schools take kids to the park and they ride for school sport one...
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    hey urbanknight, it's rare but I have seen a...

    hey urbanknight, it's rare but I have seen a group of say 5 go from the first lap and get a lap up just about halfway through a race, find their way through the main bunch and go again this time...
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    in Australia if you are solo from being dropped...

    in Australia if you are solo from being dropped and are lapped you are able to "sit on" the break but can not contribute.

    You have to be able to have this rule as what would you do if a break of...
  22. yeah tanhalt, you go "sigh" at my garden hose...

    yeah tanhalt, you go "sigh" at my garden hose comment, I guess you have more experince than the chap who made that comment to me.

    he was riding on pink dugausts at the time and knows a thing or...
  23. I have to remember that, so when my tubular tyre...

    I have to remember that, so when my tubular tyre on my track disc instally explodes, I use the brakes on my road bike to slow down.

    Seriously so what road bikes have brakes? the point I was...
  24. I don't know, I don't really race crits much and...

    I don't know, I don't really race crits much and I am pro-tubular.

    I like the feel better, I feel safer with similar pressure in a tubular than a clincher for hard cornering.

    FOr the...
  25. Poll: wouldn't be surprised to see well over $50k, like...

    wouldn't be surprised to see well over $50k, like many have said some of us started paying our own way for cycling gear around 16 years old, so easy over 20 years of riding. Lots of the time having...
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