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The Aussie Thread- Part 4

Old 08-17-05, 04:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Expatriate
Need some help here. Have an opportunity to get some new 2005 Shimano 105 brakes (front and rear) and a rear derailleur (9 speed) at very reasonable prices. What are they worth out here? These are to resell, so I'd like to know what I can reasonably expect to sell them for. Is 105 still an upgrade for some riders? Thanks all.
Don't want to dampen your enthoosiasm but i picked up a new set of 105 brakes and a new bb from a curb side throw out,right place at the right time with the right tools.
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Old 11-14-05, 09:37 PM
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Hey, anyone here do the colluzi - waterfall ride on sat mornings, any feelings about it, any opinions?
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Old 11-14-05, 09:47 PM
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Leaving early to beat the rain.
Joke's on me! It's hailing now.
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Originally Posted by was_bmxer
Hey, anyone here do the colluzi - waterfall ride on sat mornings, any feelings about it, any opinions?
Haven't done it, but here an excerpt from the peleton sports forum:

"if you do the Coluzzi-Waterfall ride on Saturday and find yourself "riding solo" in the bunch for more than a minute, then you will be told in no uncertain times where to go ([edit] ie. go to the back of the group[/edit]. While I do not condone this rudeness, the effect is that the bunch rides in two very neat lines (except for the "race" between Waterfall and Sutherland) and averages 38-40kph for 80km every Saturday."
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...and now I'm home and dry.
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yeah that sounds about right. usually just get "moved" out of the way. Not uncommon to hit around 75k's on the mad mile just before sutherland. If ever you feel like doing it, let us know.
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Old 11-15-05, 02:01 AM
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Has any one put there wireless speedo on top of there mobile phone, and found the speedo doing up to 55kmh?
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Originally Posted by crank'n
Has any one put there wireless speedo on top of there mobile phone, and found the speedo doing up to 55kmh?
I don't even need the phone for that. Just ride too close to Jock. My top speed one day was 67Km/h. Sadly, I died that day - my HRM dropped to zero.

On a similar note, going down Newcastle Road at 50+, the peak on my helmet nearly tears my head off from the wind shear.
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Originally Posted by Expatriate
I don't even need the phone for that. Just ride too close to Jock. My top speed one day was 67Km/h. Sadly, I died that day - my HRM dropped to zero.
Swap ya HRM for your speedo ,and take a couple of heart starter paddles for emergency's.
So ya saying, Jocks radio active? . I had a reading of 92kmh after a ride,{scratching the crainiam} wow i miss that superman suit,I didn't remember the hill being that much of a decline.

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On a similar note, going down Newcastle Road at 50+, the peak on my helmet nearly tears my head off from the wind shear.
Whilst cruising down a steep hill at 60 clicks in the city,cars every where, on the 26in MTB, {hay street used for cycle racing} my sunnies fell out of the shirt pocket good -by sunnies

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Originally Posted by crank'n
Swap ya HRM for your speedo ,and take a couple of heart starter paddles for emergency's.
So ya saying, Jocks radio active? . I had a reading of 92kmh after a ride,{scratching the crainiam} wow i miss that superman suit,I didn't remember the hill being that much of a decline.


Whilst cruising down a steep hill at 60 clicks in the city,cars every where, on the 26in MTB, {hay street used for cycle racing} my sunnies fell out of the shirt pocket good -by sunnies
Jock's zillion dollar computer put out a bit of interference. Oh, that 50+ was on my MTB with full knobbies. I have the nerd strap for my glasses, thank you.
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My zillion dollar computer is ded. I now have a more suitably priced computer. It is only half-ded
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Originally Posted by jock
My zillion dollar computer is ded. I now have a more suitably priced computer. It is only half-ded
My zillion dollar computer has a nice scratch/crack across the screen from my win in the OTB comp a few weeks back
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My zillion dollar computer has a nice scratch/crack across the screen from my win in the OTB comp a few weeks back
Murphy's Law dictates that my US$25 wireless computer/HRM will last forever.
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Originally Posted by Expatriate
Murphy's Law dictates that my US$25 wireless computer/HRM will last forever.
LOL !!
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Alright, the thread is split again. Part 4 rises from the ashes....

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It's a pharkin' mini-series now!
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So what happened to Part 3?
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So what happened to Part 3?
Foxtel bought it. Then the Howard Government stepped in because someone had posted the word "Terrorist" in it. Someone else mentioned they were buying a new bike, so the ATO and Centrelink shut the whole thing down. Or something like that.
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you didn't mention the Union & the IR reform. Couldn't have been that serious.
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what did happen to the thread, was funny reading. Will it ever come back?
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Well lads, it looks like it's bye from me. The thought police at werk have decided to block access on the main proxies, so I guess it's only a small matter of time before it's blocked on all the pipes out.

I couldn't be arsed paying for my own internet connection, or setting up an account that bypasses the proxies, so I guess I'll just have to dedicate my efforts to something else worthwhile. Like training....

Have fun
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Jock who?

My boss said yesterday he's going to take away my internet access. Not a big worry, as I don't actually have any.
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Originally Posted by jock
Well lads, it looks like it's bye from me. The thought police at werk have decided to block access on the main proxies, so I guess it's only a small matter of time before it's blocked on all the pipes out.

I couldn't be arsed paying for my own internet connection, or setting up an account that bypasses the proxies, so I guess I'll just have to dedicate my efforts to something else worthwhile. Like training....

Have fun
Have you tried connecting via IP address?
https://67.19.182.78/

Cheers,
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Geeeees, I'll be talkin' to meself. (that'l be boring berny...... .. ..Yeah, I know)
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I'm here for ya, Berny. We can talk about Bridgeport mills and lathes, and CNC stuff.
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