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Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-10, 08:56 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,382
Posted By woodduck

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...
Replies: 11
Views: 2,558
Posted By woodduck

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.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-10, 10:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,662
Posted By woodduck

but wait, everyone got beaten by Aussies. ...

but wait, everyone got beaten by Aussies.

so now what?
03-24-10, 08:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,427
Posted By woodduck

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 &...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-10, 05:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,365
Posted By woodduck

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.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-10, 05:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,365
Posted By woodduck

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.
03-18-10, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,921
Posted By woodduck

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.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-10, 05:35 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 9,732
Posted By woodduck

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...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-10, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By woodduck

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...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-10, 02:47 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,412
Posted By woodduck

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.
03-08-10, 10:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,670
Posted By woodduck

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...
03-08-10, 10:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,670
Posted By woodduck

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...
03-08-10, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By woodduck

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?
03-08-10, 08:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,670
Posted By woodduck

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.
03-08-10, 07:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,670
Posted By woodduck

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...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-10, 10:22 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,914
Posted By woodduck

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...
03-07-10, 06:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,670
Posted By woodduck

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...
03-03-10, 07:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,215
Posted By woodduck

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...
03-03-10, 06:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,215
Posted By woodduck

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...
03-03-10, 04:54 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,628
Posted By woodduck

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...
03-02-10, 11:32 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,628
Posted By woodduck

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...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-10, 08:43 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,835
Posted By woodduck

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...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-10, 10:42 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,835
Posted By woodduck

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...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-10, 08:29 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,835
Posted By woodduck

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...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-10, 08:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,507
Posted By woodduck

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...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-10, 08:09 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,835
Posted By woodduck

for sure, something was not done correctly. Shame...

for sure, something was not done correctly. Shame it happened, but blow outs and rolled tubs happens from time to time and is part of it.

I have to say that crit style racing is one place where...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-10, 08:06 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,835
Posted By woodduck

talking about tubulars rolling off after a...

talking about tubulars rolling off after a puncture.

I have had a rear wheel blow out at above 40mph on the track with a disc rear wheel and a tubular that had been glued only that week. I could...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-10, 09:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 30,454
Posted By woodduck

here is mine, been posted a few times before. A...

here is mine, been posted a few times before. A mix of mostly older 90's kit with some modern 10 speed campagnolo and modern hubs, tyres and bars, oh and a pretty rare Ti record seatpost from 1997....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-10, 09:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 30,454
Posted By woodduck

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_j2EfMNqOaJk/S2XULx7M4dI/AAAA...

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_j2EfMNqOaJk/S2XULx7M4dI/AAAAAAAAA4E/lD2PTSrcozI/s800/Gios10.jpg

sick looking bike.

One question though, are the downtube cable stops on upside down, or left/right mixed...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-10, 08:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,152
Posted By woodduck

I rode my first ever carbon bike in my first ever...

I rode my first ever carbon bike in my first ever indoor trainer and the frame broke, frame was not very old either.

it was an expensive carbon frame from one of the best in carbon frames.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-10, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By woodduck

Hey nutterbutter, I used to live near there. ...

Hey nutterbutter, I used to live near there. Spent most of my youth in or around Maribor, ski raced as a junior, went to junior games in Sarejevo in about 84 or 86. I actually came to the winter...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-10, 10:40 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,842
Posted By woodduck

Like my father, I played soccer, he would get...

Like my father, I played soccer, he would get paid to play for local squads when he was younger, but not a pro. I was not actually really any good at it although I do still love to play.

I did...
01-26-10, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 645,069
Posted By woodduck

Any comments? Get someone to do the pacing...

Any comments?

Get someone to do the pacing for you. I can not remember how much the increases were when i did a MAP test, although having someone call it out for you helps.

If I could put the...
12-22-09, 03:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,068
Posted By woodduck

you did fine mate, just keep going back and doing...

you did fine mate, just keep going back and doing what you want, ride your own race and don't sit in and wait for it to happen or come to you. You were just giving them the ****s and either you'll...
11-26-09, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,179
Posted By woodduck

thats got to be one of the most (edit: let's say...

thats got to be one of the most (edit: let's say "strangest" instead) things I have seen.

confirmed by the saddle angle and the fact he made himself a custom bike and still puts about 10cm of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-09, 04:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,487
Posted By woodduck

#1, sorry to hear about that, hope things get...

#1, sorry to hear about that, hope things get better quickly.

#2, when the pope dies, they can get another.

the rest, so what.

chin up mate.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-09, 03:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By woodduck

or soak it in a wet chain lube. It at least...

or soak it in a wet chain lube. It at least stops clicking.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-09, 05:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,608
Posted By woodduck

rumrunn6, I guess it's a track or hill climb car...

rumrunn6, I guess it's a track or hill climb car of some sort so has to to be approved, but the side impact from a roo looks like it bent it more than a roll over at speed would have hey?

It's...
11-19-09, 02:17 PM
Replies: 25,990
Views: 1,182,858
Posted By woodduck

trained at the track last night, lots of...

trained at the track last night, lots of endurance followed by some big lead out sprints. Also rode in the morning as well and am well Knackered now.
11-19-09, 12:20 AM
Replies: 25,990
Views: 1,182,858
Posted By woodduck

well I started with power in late May, started...

well I started with power in late May, started with a training plan after some testing in Early Aug. Raced track every week from June until the end of Sep, had almost a week off the bike in early...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-09, 03:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,608
Posted By woodduck

we have this debate and problem in Australia,...

we have this debate and problem in Australia, only thing is in rural areas it brings kangaroos and other wildlife to the road to find food. Hitting even a smallish roo at 100kmph will usually total a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-09, 03:20 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 52,549
Posted By woodduck

you'd break the 6.9 in no time. Replacing...

you'd break the 6.9 in no time.

Replacing cable sets and bar tape for every new frame will get boring.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-09, 10:27 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 19,349
Posted By woodduck

those that don't wear helmets, how many of you...

those that don't wear helmets, how many of you carry a gun instead?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-09, 09:35 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 19,349
Posted By woodduck

what are you tlaking about man? read the...

what are you tlaking about man?

read the post from jediphobic above mine nice and slowly. But if you have to, skim to his last sentence.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-09, 09:13 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 19,349
Posted By woodduck

the government. Same as they tell you where you...

the government. Same as they tell you where you can and can't park your car or how fast you can drive it.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-09, 06:39 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 52,549
Posted By woodduck

I rode last years 6.9 and also this years 2010...

I rode last years 6.9 and also this years 2010 model 6.9. Both really good bikes and the new one is just brilliant. They just seem to break so easy.

I really wanted to get the 6.9 madone with...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-09, 06:10 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 52,549
Posted By woodduck

I reckon that sucks the fat one mate. to be...

I reckon that sucks the fat one mate.

to be honest though it was only a matter of time. I have never seen so many frames break so often from one company as much as these madones, the new ones are...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-09, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By woodduck

I rode them for about a year, had one of the...

I rode them for about a year, had one of the early sets and one pedal unscrewed from the axle, I put locktight on it and it never happened again, was scary sliding along the road like a tripod with...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-09, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By woodduck

my experience with them is exactly the same. I...

my experience with them is exactly the same. I rode time pedals since they came out with a clipless system. The rxs version felt like it would release very easy and it did. Not so much from...
11-17-09, 04:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,458
Posted By woodduck

do this. I was trying to work it all out and to...

do this. I was trying to work it all out and to be honest, couldn't really get my head around it all. It's just not my thing.

I went with a well respected coach/trainer that uses power and...
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