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Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-07, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By j.w

Could be lots of things. Slow leak. Or valve...

Could be lots of things.

Slow leak. Or valve problem. Take the tube out and check. That's all you can do without a spare.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-07, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,513
Posted By j.w

I just got the alias in 155(without Specialized...

I just got the alias in 155(without Specialized measurement) and the actual saddle width is a little wider.

It looks flippin' huge.

I probably should've gone with a 143mm.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-07, 07:35 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,587
Posted By j.w

Riding buddy has a pair. Very good value for...

Riding buddy has a pair. Very good value for money.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-07, 07:00 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,587
Posted By j.w

Centaur 2008. Fulcrum 3's. Specialized...

Centaur 2008.
Fulcrum 3's.
Specialized Decibel.
Shoes.
Beer.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-07, 04:04 AM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,243,663
Posted By j.w

I wouldn't mind being friends with your Buddy. ...

I wouldn't mind being friends with your Buddy.

I've always had a soft spot for Look. The decals on the newer models are too much for me but yours is very nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-07, 10:22 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 32,683
Posted By j.w

Despite running Shimano for years I find their...

Despite running Shimano for years I find their designs becoming uglier. Campagnolo in 2008 for me.
10-29-07, 02:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,323
Posted By j.w

Sorry where? I fell asleep there for a tick. ...

Sorry where? I fell asleep there for a tick.

Try a Summer in Melbourne. Stinking hot and not a decent beach in sight.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-07, 09:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,558
Posted By j.w

What was wrong with the Vueltas?

What was wrong with the Vueltas?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-07, 09:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 628
Posted By j.w

4-6" of flex means it's broken. That amount...

4-6" of flex means it's broken.

That amount of flex is nowhere near standard.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-07, 09:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 628
Posted By j.w

I haven't got the fancy carbon version but my...

I haven't got the fancy carbon version but my alloy FSA wing bars feel great. They're relatively inexpensive.

The flat tops are the only real difference from conventional bars. Just go into a shop...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-07, 12:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,605
Posted By j.w

Yeah I noticed as I was putting the order through...

Yeah I noticed as I was putting the order through that not everything was 2008.

I've waited this long so a couple more months won't hurt.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-07, 12:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 758
Posted By j.w

I think one of the toupe models comes in 155. ...

I think one of the toupe models comes in 155.

I've had an Alias 155 for a week now. The best saddle I've owned. No pain at all.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-07, 12:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,605
Posted By j.w

Ha! It ain't that heavy to start with. Alloy...

Ha! It ain't that heavy to start with.

Alloy it is then.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-07, 12:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,605
Posted By j.w

I see pbk has 2008 Centaur. My wait has come to...

I see pbk has 2008 Centaur. My wait has come to an end.

Should I get the carbon cranks? Is there any real advantage over alloy?
10-22-07, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By j.w

Don't underestimate the power of endorphins. It's...

Don't underestimate the power of endorphins. It's your natural high after exercising and one of the reasons regular cycling seems addictive. Also a reason you feel like your coming down when you...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-07, 09:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,827
Posted By j.w

Are the wheels Zipps?

Are the wheels Zipps?
10-22-07, 05:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,722
Posted By j.w

Bingo. Don't need to worry about being the...

Bingo. Don't need to worry about being the designated driver. Every weekend you go out carfree is potentially a party night.

When my last car broke down I could have bought a new one but found...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-07, 08:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,827
Posted By j.w

Give me understated decals anyday. Buy a bike now...

Give me understated decals anyday. Buy a bike now and you look like those rolling scooter billboards.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-07, 08:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,959
Posted By j.w

First thing I noticed when I installed mine but...

First thing I noticed when I installed mine but didn't think it would make a difference. I think all of their stems are like that not just the OS-115. Mine's an OS-150 and it's the same. Thanks for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-07, 01:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,508
Posted By j.w

Had mine for almost 7 years now. No problems at...

Had mine for almost 7 years now. No problems at all. Just upgraded to the wireless kit and still going strong.
10-18-07, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By j.w

Interesting to hear that. I'm not an official...

Interesting to hear that. I'm not an official clyde but I've cracked 2 frames. Yet my wheels have been fine.

For the OP it's better to sacrifice a frame to the weight-loss gods than to not try.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-07, 08:25 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,114
Posted By j.w

Lovely paint job. Is it a pearl white or a creme...

Lovely paint job. Is it a pearl white or a creme colour?

I just realised how metrosexual that sounds.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-07, 08:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,130
Posted By j.w

First thing I thought of.

First thing I thought of.
Forum: Foo
10-16-07, 04:04 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,016
Posted By j.w

Herbie Flowers . Take A Walk On The Wild Side ...

Herbie Flowers . Take A Walk On The Wild Side
Nathan Watts? . Master Blaster (Jammin')
Forum: Commuting
10-15-07, 08:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,764
Posted By j.w

I quit commuting because I didn't trust myself...

I quit commuting because I didn't trust myself not to do some idiot driver some serious physical harm. Now I just ride early morning before work when the streets are empty and I go to work feeling...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-07, 12:21 AM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,243,663
Posted By j.w

That's great. I like the understated oldskool...

That's great. I like the understated oldskool vibe.
10-14-07, 01:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 641
Posted By j.w

Bibs because the waistband on shorts irritates...

Bibs because the waistband on shorts irritates me. They can be a bit warm in Summer though.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-07, 12:24 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,745
Posted By j.w

Thanks mate. I'm trying to decide between these...

Thanks mate. I'm trying to decide between these and FSA's, seriously leaning towards the Racing 1s. All I need is an online store that delivers internationally.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-07, 05:16 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,745
Posted By j.w

Cuski how you finding those Fulcrum wheels? Is it...

Cuski how you finding those Fulcrum wheels? Is it true replacement spokes cost an arm and a leg? I'm thinking of getting a pair when I go Centaur '08.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-07, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By j.w

Yes they do. I've been trying on shoes all week. ...

Yes they do. I've been trying on shoes all week.

The Shimano's have a bit more room, as do the Carnacs and the one pair of Diadora's that I tried. The SIDI's were definitely a little narrower.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-07, 03:54 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,114
Posted By j.w

Cheers I thought they were Ksyrium's. The spokes...

Cheers I thought they were Ksyrium's. The spokes seem more bladed than what they are now. I like them.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-07, 10:24 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,114
Posted By j.w

I have a white frame and think it's beautiful. ...

I have a white frame and think it's beautiful.

55/Rad what wheels are they on the first bike?
10-10-07, 06:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,801
Posted By j.w

A few people seem a little defensive about their...

A few people seem a little defensive about their Open Pro's. If you like them that's fine but I have to agree with statements that they really aren't that special. No, I'm not a Mavic-basher, I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-07, 06:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,125
Posted By j.w

+1. Thanks from saving me the trouble.

+1.

Thanks from saving me the trouble.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-07, 11:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,356
Posted By j.w

+ the cream goes on the chamois. What a fred...

+ the cream goes on the chamois.

What a fred thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-07, 01:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,390
Posted By j.w

Nice. Man I cracked two frames in that exact same...

Nice. Man I cracked two frames in that exact same spot and received replacements. I was happy about the warranty but not with the build quality.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-07, 02:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,678
Posted By j.w

I was thinking the exact same thing. I went...

I was thinking the exact same thing.

I went wireless just to get rid of the clutter and the sensor size is about the same.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-07, 11:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,891
Posted By j.w

Exactly. Put it together then take it in for a...

Exactly. Put it together then take it in for a "service".
09-11-07, 03:47 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,709
Posted By j.w

BeckyW I would seriously consider getting new...

BeckyW I would seriously consider getting new wheels. Not blingy, low-spoke, light ones but a strong, durable set. If you do decide to get a new bike think about the wheels and maybe even get some...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-07, 08:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,246
Posted By j.w

Just got some FSA ones off ebay. Already love...

Just got some FSA ones off ebay. Already love them.

Btw, bar tape? All the way to the stem or flat section exposed?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-07, 07:46 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,608
Posted By j.w

Incorrect. Correct.

Incorrect.



Correct.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-07, 07:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,704
Posted By j.w

I'm going to try Campagnolo for the first time. ...

I'm going to try Campagnolo for the first time.

Not sure I can wait till '08.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-07, 02:11 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,174
Posted By j.w

3-3.5 hours of cycling non-stop is pretty good in...

3-3.5 hours of cycling non-stop is pretty good in most people's books.

The fact that you ride makes you better than those that sit in front of the tv.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-07, 05:26 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,010
Posted By j.w

At my size just looking at those wheels I'll...

At my size just looking at those wheels I'll break a spoke.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-07, 10:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,662
Posted By j.w

^^I like the looks of that. For a modern bike...

^^I like the looks of that. For a modern bike it's pretty understated.
08-23-07, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,718
Posted By j.w

I only just got my 6620's so I haven't had a...

I only just got my 6620's so I haven't had a super close look but can you take them apart? If you're willing to take the risk I don't think they're too hard to service. If not take them to the LBS.
Forum: Foo
08-23-07, 10:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 615
Posted By j.w

Aspirant nouveau riche. The friggin' worst.

Aspirant nouveau riche.

The friggin' worst.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-07, 10:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,284
Posted By j.w

Shill! Just kidding. The team pro looks...

Shill!

Just kidding. The team pro looks alright.
08-23-07, 10:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,610
Posted By j.w

+1. The adjustable nosepieces let you sit...

+1.

The adjustable nosepieces let you sit the frame higher. Also the ends of the stems are adjustable so you can have a wider fit.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-07, 10:31 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,243,663
Posted By j.w

Why? I almost bought one of those Orbea's...

Why?

I almost bought one of those Orbea's on a whim.
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