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    Ullrich falls on his sword

    http://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/news/44508/Tour-winner-Ullrich-finally-admits-to-doping
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    If you read enough you'll probably realise that...

    If you read enough you'll probably realise that "winning" is the best answer to your question. When it came to cycling he did not specialise, he won everything.
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    If anyone cares; I went for a 2nd hand set of...

    If anyone cares; I went for a 2nd hand set of Eurus from the LBS. Put them on a new 2012 Pinarello FPQ Quattro, Black on Black with Chorus gruppo. Very happy so far.
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    I also saw something on Velonews that they bought...

    I also saw something on Velonews that they bought their gruppo's outright (not a sponsored contract) and so were still running them. Perhaps these were the backups which the theft has caused them to...
  5. Sounds like a great price for a good bike.

    Sounds like a great price for a good bike.
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    I use a chain catcher but it didn't prevent an...

    I use a chain catcher but it didn't prevent an incident of "chain suck" where my dropped chain came around and was wedged between the inner chainwheel and the frame below and behind the BB. Chewed up...
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    That could be it - or maybe its something else....

    That could be it - or maybe its something else. It does seem like a type of racing which would suit him. Has he done them in the past?
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    Thanks guys, appreciate your comments. The...

    Thanks guys, appreciate your comments. The longevity & stiffness has me leaning towards Eurus. Luckily my LBS stocks the range so I'm going to make the call when I get there next.
    Grazie.
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    Is this the revolution?

    McQuaids nomination by the Irish Cycling Federation for UCI presidency (again..) has been reversed at an extraordinary AGM. I'm guessing there are a few more twists in the tale yet but this is a...
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    Campagnolo wheels: eurus v zonda ?

    Looking for a new set of good alloy clinchers to put on an Italian frame with Campy gruppo for daily/weekly use. Would like to keep the wheels Campy as well but not sure whether to go Eurus or Zonda....
  11. Both are good but if you can afford them, R1s are...

    Both are good but if you can afford them, R1s are better. Comes down to your finances I think.
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    Yep, as in the two litre, turbo-charged coupe...

    Yep, as in the two litre, turbo-charged coupe from the '80s. I currently have a 93 SportCombi 1.8t
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    I'd start small & simple: proper road shoes &...

    I'd start small & simple: proper road shoes & pedals will help you transfer power better and also feel lighter. a saddle that let's you ride for hours will also help. These don't cost too much and...
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    Hard to say. Many of the players are there or in...

    Hard to say. Many of the players are there or in the Ardennes so it's interesting where they're at, or if theyre foxing at all. I'm no expert but it seems very difficult to pick any of the GT...
  15. Ok, the short list is down to the Pinarello...

    Ok, the short list is down to the Pinarello FPQuattro and Cervelo R3. The piņa could readily be specced up with Eurus wheels and possibly Chorus gruppo as well. The R3 would come with SRAM Rival &...
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    Thanks guys. Am considering replacing the stock...

    Thanks guys. Am considering replacing the stock Veloce on a new Pinarello with a Chorus gruppo which is a mixture of new/near new for $650. The longevity you guys have reported is encouraging.
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    Campy: thoughts on Centaur, Veloce?

    Looking at a new groupset and considering the lower end models from Campy. Would love Record but in the interests of the budget, prepared to compromise. Not worried about weight, more about function...
  18. Thanks again all. Rode an Sl2 Roubaix and a Giant...

    Thanks again all. Rode an Sl2 Roubaix and a Giant defy on the weekend. Different that's for sure. Still thinking though.
    On the Cervelos; a pretty nice but older R3SL has come up for sale- how does...
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    I used to have Sidi Megas and I think I just used...

    I used to have Sidi Megas and I think I just used some foot beds from my running shoes. Or maybe my Gravis sneakers. Whatever, They were structured enough and worked fine: see if something like that...
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    Thanks guys. I'm still not sure what to do but this helps. I know the Pina is heavy-ish but I'm not that fussed about it if it fits & feels right. I actually don't have any other road bikes in the...
  21. New bike time: Pinarello vs Cervelo vs Specialized

    Ok, here is my short list for a road bike that ill do mostly solo/small group rides on, averaging around 150km/ week. Terrain is a mix of rolling coast road and hilly hinterland. Im large (6'2")...
  22. According to Slipstreams' statement (...

    According to Slipstreams' statement ( http://www.slipstreamsports.com/2013/02/09/statement-regarding-equipment-theft ) some of the other teams made offers of help along with sponsors and local...
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    THis is kind of what I'm thinking of - but I...

    THis is kind of what I'm thinking of - but I disagree that riders would only endorse their bikes in brainless marketing speak. Think of how the MotoGP guys will speak to the media after a practice...
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    Possible. I definitely missed that one article...

    Possible. I definitely missed that one article from 2008. Nevertheless its true that online media does take time to look at tech - however, actual rider interviews still seem thin on the ground. My...
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    What about the bike?

    Why is it that cycling commentary and rider interviews never discuss the bike? It seems to be a taboo subject which cannot be mentioned unless its a very peripheral, passing remark. Most other...
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