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Old 01-10-05, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Expatriate
As soon as I come up with another huge wad of cash to spend, I'll get some shipped by boat. I'm going to be ordering the threadless too, as I can get the little valve/holder for them dirt cheap. Nothing right now though. And yes, the threadless are something crazy like 20 for US$12 or something like that. I just have to get about 100 to make them worthwhile. What do they cost out here?
2 for $16 on the websites, so, yeah, HUGE $$$. I'm checking BigW and gun stores but mostly they carry threadless which are a bit more of a pain to get to work properly.
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Originally Posted by Expatriate
As soon as I come up with another huge wad of cash to spend, I'll get some shipped by boat. I'm going to be ordering the threadless too, as I can get the little valve/holder for them dirt cheap. Nothing right now though. And yes, the threadless are something crazy like 20 for US$12 or something like that. I just have to get about 100 to make them worthwhile. What do they cost out here?
Hey Expat, how cheap is dirt cheap? I've been thinking of getting one of these CO2 things for a while.
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Originally Posted by HobartDave
Hey Expat, how cheap is dirt cheap? I've been thinking of getting one of these CO2 things for a while.
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2 for $16 on the websites, so, yeah, HUGE $$$. I'm checking BigW and gun stores but mostly they carry threadless which are a bit more of a pain to get to work properly.
I'm pretty sure my cost will be around AU$10, with shipping. Depends on the quantity, the exchange rate, and the weather. That's for the little jobber that takes a threadless cartridge. The advantage is that the cartridges are heaps cheaper than $8 each. I'd like to sell them for 1/2 that, but unless I'm just buying for myself, I need to order enough to make it worthwhile. And yes, turns out I do have a small stash of threaded cartridges in my tool box.
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Paypal now available in AU$! It's about damn time!
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Originally Posted by Expatriate
I'm pretty sure my cost will be around AU$10, with shipping. Depends on the quantity, the exchange rate, and the weather. That's for the little jobber that takes a threadless cartridge. The advantage is that the cartridges are heaps cheaper than $8 each. I'd like to sell them for 1/2 that, but unless I'm just buying for myself, I need to order enough to make it worthwhile. And yes, turns out I do have a small stash of threaded cartridges in my tool box.
That sure is cheap. put me down for 1 of those $10 jobbies, and half a dozen cartridges. No doubt they'll get used eventually
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I'll see if I can get on to them sooner, rather than later. Waiting to hear from my brother about some other things too. PM or email me with any questions, I don't like to conduct business on the forums.
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Originally Posted by Expatriate
I'm pretty sure my cost will be around AU$10, with shipping. Depends on the quantity, the exchange rate, and the weather. That's for the little jobber that takes a threadless cartridge. The advantage is that the cartridges are heaps cheaper than $8 each. I'd like to sell them for 1/2 that, but unless I'm just buying for myself, I need to order enough to make it worthwhile. And yes, turns out I do have a small stash of threaded cartridges in my tool box.
for that price I'd buy a bunch from you, maybe 20, that should last me about another 5 years. So you will be taking paypal payments then? I have a US account, do they do country to country?
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Expat do you sell parachutes or any other restraining devices that I might be able to use when climbo does his thing on hill climbs?
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Originally Posted by climbo
for that price I'd buy a bunch from you, maybe 20, that should last me about another 5 years. So you will be taking paypal payments then? I have a US account, do they do country to country?
US Paypal is actually preferred. It's also my preferred way of transferring money from here to the US.

[edit] Parachutes? For Mr. 2 eggs and some axle grease for brekky?
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Has anyone seen anything in the papers about a holocaust in Victoria? No 531, No Hitchy, No Thylacine. Brief appearance from ed. What gives? Has my constant rabble finally melted their brains?? Did they go for a group ride and cross paths with another pedestrian? What in blazes is going on?
Eh?.........Uh?.............Wha?............*slaps face*

I'm still lurking. Farken hot today, went out on the singlespeed out to Westerfolds Park along the Yarra Trail. Had to bunnyhop 2 Tiger snakes. Luckily, they didn't get confused and try to shag my bike.

I dunno if this is bad or not, ( or whether anyone want to hear this ) but I have the yellowest wizz I have ever seen at the moment. I'm drinking like a fish and don't seem too dehydrated.......I mean, I've been heaps more dehydrated than this and it hasn't been this fluorescent. It's amazing. Hopefully I haven't damaged my liver or anything
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I dunno if this is bad or not, ( or whether anyone want to hear this ) but I have the yellowest wizz I have ever seen at the moment. I'm drinking like a fish and don't seem too dehydrated.......I mean, I've been heaps more dehydrated than this and it hasn't been this fluorescent. It's amazing. Hopefully I haven't damaged my liver or anything
Mine does that after my morning multivitamin crap. Body ejects all the crapola it doesn't need. Piss is bright yelow like a highlighter pen mark sometimes.
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Mines approaching orange. It's a bit of a worry.

Ungh, now I have a hankering for poached eggs on Vegemite toast. Body might be telling me soemthing me thinks. Time to hit the kitchen......
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Climbo, found it. The cop was full of *****. Riding 2 abreast is FIRST ON THE LIST of 'special rights' that cyclists have whilst on public roads in NSW.

http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/trafficinf...lingrules.html

Mind you, if I had of argued with him he probably would have booked me for the heinous crime of not having a bell or warning device.
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Originally Posted by rockmuncher
Mind you, if I had of argued with him he probably would have booked me for the heinous crime of not having a bell or warning device.
I can sell you one...

Hey Tiger, got a question. If you put a deep nick in your MTB bars, but it's covered by the brake or shifter clamp, is that a cause for concern? This is the commuter bike, former single speed, not the jump bike.
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Originally Posted by rockmuncher
Climbo, found it. The cop was full of *****. Riding 2 abreast is FIRST ON THE LIST of 'special rights' that cyclists have whilst on public roads in NSW.

http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/trafficinf...lingrules.html

Mind you, if I had of argued with him he probably would have booked me for the heinous crime of not having a bell or warning device.
Ha !! Nice one, I'll print a copy out for him next time he pulls you over.

I like that law about bells, like a bell is going to keep a car out of your way, and pedestrians ignore them so they are pretty much usless.
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Ha !! Nice one, I'll print a copy out for him next time he pulls you over.

I like that law about bells, like a bell is going to keep a car out of your way, and pedestrians ignore them so they are pretty much usless.
Not if you use a PPD!

Oh yeah, there's a catch. I wasn't riding 'in the cycle lane provided'. See the little snippet on the right hand side of page 14 of this brochure from 1999: http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/rulesregul...s/arrguide.pdf, but I suppose I could have argued that I was avoiding obstacles, which would not have been untrue given the shabby state of the cycle lane.

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I like that law about bells, like a bell is going to keep a car out of your way, and pedestrians ignore them so they are pretty much usless.
In the words of Judge Dredd: "Its the Law"
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Stone the crows! Bangladesh finally won a test!
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Originally Posted by Thylacine
Mines approaching orange. It's a bit of a worry.

Ungh, now I have a hankering for poached eggs on Vegemite toast. Body might be telling me soemthing me thinks. Time to hit the kitchen......
Are you on the Barocca's, they do that to you.........it all comes out and dark yellow/orange colour.
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Originally Posted by thylacine
I dunno if this is bad or not, ( or whether anyone want to hear this ) but I have the yellowest wizz I have ever seen at the moment. I'm drinking like a fish and don't seem too dehydrated.......I mean, I've been heaps more dehydrated than this and it hasn't been this fluorescent. It's amazing. Hopefully I haven't damaged my liver or anything
. . . Mines approaching orange. It's a bit of a worry.
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Gooooooooooodmorning Vietnam. And the three other people from around the world tuned this little thread.

Well yesterday's effort was a fairly dismal affair, hopefully not an indication of things to come. On the weather front its going to be hot just about everywhere, except where its not. In the latest news southerly winds and lower temperatures should assist the South Australian firefighters. Thylacine promotes his widdle as a hair dye and opens up niche export markets in alaska. In sport will Warney come out of one-day retirement? He's been named captain of the World XI side to play the Kiwis.
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And it was a hot and windy ride home from work in Melbourne last night. 30 knot headwinds in 39C heat are not fun at all. Just about fell into a cold shower when I staggered in the door!
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Didn't even get to the gym last night, it was so hot. How pissweak is that????
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That's pretty pissweak ed

double your efforts. On second thoughts that wouldn't work, coz 2 x nothin = nothin
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Originally Posted by rockmuncher
That's pretty pissweak ed

double your efforts. On second thoughts that wouldn't work, coz 2 x nothin = nothin

That's it mate.....even with my swanky 12C calculator, 2 x 0 seems to always equal 0!!!
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