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The Aussie Thread

Old 11-09-04, 11:36 PM
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Lol
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Old 11-09-04, 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by badsac
I wrote 9 (work related) words on a piece of paper. Not bad.

...now you're just trying to make me look bad.....bloody workaholics...making it hard for the rest of us!

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Old 11-10-04, 05:28 PM
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....ok you lot, we've been thinking about it for awhile...'bout time we got organized.....the 1st 'Aussie thread @ bikeforums' ride...whose up for it. Sunday 21st Nov. 1pm...@ 'cafe racer'...beach Rd St.kilda (200m Sth east of Luna park on beach rd)...we could do franga & return & have a few caffeines & cake (mmm cake) after......c'mon you lazy pricks...whose up for it...gentle pace, (y'can't have a yak if ya going hard) RSVP here, soonest....melbournes spring weather permitting

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Old 11-10-04, 05:38 PM
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Mate...that's sounds like a ripper.

BUT

I get back from Port Douglas that day....can we push it back a week??
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Old 11-10-04, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Hitchy
....the 1st 'Aussie thread @ bikeforums' ride...whose up for it. Sunday 21st Nov. 1pm...@ 'cafe racer'...beach Rd St.kilda (200m Sth east of Luna park on beach rd)...we could do franga & return
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For plebs like me who don't know what a franga is , I think he's sayin the trip will be from St kilda to Frankston about 40 km. Go here for a route map http://www.nowwhereroute.com/travelm..._frankston_VIC. Looks like a nice ride, so long as a southerly isn't blowing.
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Old 11-10-04, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by rockmuncher
For plebs like me who don't know what a franga is , I think he's sayin the trip will be from St kilda to Frankston about 40 km. Go here for a route map http://www.nowwhereroute.com/travelm..._frankston_VIC. Looks like a nice ride, so long as a southerly isn't blowing.

ya got it in one...its the primo pose bike centre of the universe!.....but if we keep under the radar, the style police will probably let us on as well!.......You interstaters are welcome to come too....(saccy should be out of hospital by then after Lorena Bobbitt has finished with him!)....fair bloody warmup though!

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Old 11-10-04, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Hitchy
saccy should be out of hospital by then after Lorena Bobbitt has finished with him!
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ROFLMAO

I wonder if he's told her yet. Prolly too chicken!
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Old 11-10-04, 06:54 PM
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Nope still lookin supposedly.
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Old 11-10-04, 07:03 PM
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...bwark...buc..buc..buc...bwark......ROLFMAO

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Originally Posted by badsac
Nope still lookin supposedly.
well done on the bike purchase........Good luck in telling the little lady.....
Maybe you can buy her a cheap bike....then come out with yours and say that you can go riding together.....
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Old 11-10-04, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by badsac
Nope still lookin supposedly.
You do realise that when she finds out she will want something of equal value, like a $10000 ring or a $20000 car or a baby girl.
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Originally Posted by badsac
Nope still lookin supposedly.

.....isn't it coming ...like....tomorrow?....so what's the game plan?.......a mate ofmine kept his 'purchase' at my place for 6 weeks!!!!...until he could come up with the story......eventually we 'crapped' it up a bit.....****** seat, wheels...put a bit o' grease & oil everywhere & told her it was 2nd hand.......he then proceeded to 'restore' it.......he did a good job too...looked just like new when he'd finished!!!

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Sunday, 21st Nov 1pm at cafe racer? I'm in! I'll double check with the social coordinator tonight.

Standard disclaimer - I'm fat and slow and haven't ridden in a bunch since I was 18. You've been warned

Update on the brakes - I've put in my dealership rego form. Everything seems kosher and the ZeroG people seem pretty nice, so I should have a price list tommorrow fingers crossed. The super-dooper ones with Ti everything are about 170g a pair, DA10 is 315 a pair - 145g weight saving. Not sure how much or how heavier the 'budget' version will be, but at over USD100 cheaper then the Ti ones, I think they're the ones to have. I'll keep yas posted.

Congrats on the pur-chase too, Saccy.
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ok you lot, we've been thinking about it for awhile...'bout time we got organized.....the 1st 'Aussie thread @ bikeforums' ride...whose up for it. Sunday 21st Nov. 1pm...@ 'cafe racer'...beach Rd St.kilda (200m Sth east of Luna park on beach rd)...we could do franga & return & have a few caffeines & cake (mmm cake) after......c'mon you lazy pricks...whose up for it...gentle pace, (y'can't have a yak if ya going hard) RSVP here, soonest....melbournes spring weather permitting
I'm in!!
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Old 11-10-04, 07:39 PM
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Yeah, I am a chicken. And no doubts I'll have to pay for this somewhere down the line. Such is life though. She deserves some toys as well. As for how I'm going to break it to her, I'm going to polish it up until it glistens then show it to her. She likes pretty things. So hopefully she'll think it's pretty enough to be worth what I paid. She's almost the same height as me with almost the same leg length, so I might have to give her first ride.

So nah, I'm just going to suck it up, and take me lumps.

Thanks tiger.
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Sunday 21st sounds good.....
Will 531 but up at that time....he usually gets up at the crack of 3pm!!!
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Are girls allowed? If so, the 21st looks good.
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Girls are more than allowed.....they're manditory
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Hey quick question. Do hub have to wear in to start rotating with less friction?

Why I ask, just reading this post with a dude complaining he's no faster on his new Specialized Allez Elite than he was on some old bikes. This reminded me of a trip I just took with two mates, one on a brand new Orbea flat barred roadie, the other on a Hybrid that had done many miles. I was on my 1991 Trek 920 mountain bike with the original STX hubs and semi-slick tires. Anyway, I was the quickest roller, followed by my mate with the hybrid, with the new Orbea slowest. But that should have been the fastest as it would have had the best hubs and the narrowest, fastest tires. Only reason I could think was that hubs might be like car engines and they have to wear in to give their best. Is that the case?
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Are girls allowed? If so, the 21st looks good.
most welcome....(if you can be bothered riding with a bunch of ugly fat blokes!)

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Originally Posted by Hitchy
Sunday 21st Nov. 1pm...@ 'cafe racer'...beach Rd St.kilda

1pm.............in the morning??!!?
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most welcome....(if you can be bothered riding with a bunch of ugly fat blokes!)

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what about "old"....speaking for myself, of course
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Originally Posted by 531Aussie
1pm.............in the morning??!!?

suck it up big boy...we're all making sacrifices here!...you'll ride better with sleep deprivation!....ok, so looks like we're getting a reasonable response, ('cept for Ed who has snobbed us for Pt douglas...no class that lad!).....so get your thinking caps on folks......how do we recognise each other?. given that most of us are self professed 'D!ckheads', its gotta be something thats original, (no farking flowers in the lapel or anything.....) & guaranteed to make us laugh when we see each other. I've only met wattsy, (& believe me that image is idelibly imprinted in my mind.!.....)...best & funniest idea wins....errr....nothing......well maybe 531 will tell you about his cervelo!....LOL

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Are you sure you wanna do this?

You'll find out that I'm a complete T1RD, and it might spoil your work-day escapism
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Originally Posted by 531Aussie
Are you sure you wanna do this?

You'll find out that I'm a complete T1RD, and it might spoil your work-day escapism


........THIS is my work day escapism!

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