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  1. Roadster

    The Jock

    This year will be my 4th Jock. Was off the bike for 5 weeks after my accident and need to get some SERIOUS training going. First two years I did it was in three stages and last year was the first time I did all 150km's in one. It really is a very tough race, and after every one I said "never...
  2. Roadster

    You know you're a South African when...

    I totally agree with you. That's why I cannot understand why Merlin is going on about. What damage can a posting on a message board do in comparison to all the publicity in newspapers and television. And I don't think people will go and do research for a holiday by reading posts on a message...
  3. Roadster

    You know you're.....

    You know you're living in 2003 when... 1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave. 2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years. 3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3. 4. You e-mail your mate who works at the desk next to you. 5. Your...
  4. Roadster

    You know you're a South African when...

    Oh, get off your high horse. You totally miss the point. If you look closer, this message is posted in the JOKES section. If you are a cynical person, don't think everybody of us must be that way.
  5. Roadster

    You know you're a South African when...

    * You produce a R100 note instead of your driver's licence when stopped by a traffic officer. * You can do your monthly shopping on the pavement. * You have to hire a security guard whenever you park your car. * You can count the national soccer team's scores with no fingers. *...
  6. Roadster

    Cycle for Cancer - Charity Ride

    I wish you luck on your journey with not many flat tyres.
  7. Roadster

    Getting hit by a car, is it a matter of time?

    Thanx, but I'd rather be on my bike. BTW LL, beware of Zambezi Road, that's where it happened.
  8. Roadster

    Getting hit by a car, is it a matter of time?

    Got hit by a car last week. Scary experience. Woman said she didn't see me and drove right in front of me. I tried to swerve out of the way, but as I was travelling too fast, I was hit by her car. Luckily my bike was not damaged, and I went off in the ambulance with a cracked hip. Now I'm...
  9. Roadster

    TREK warranty

    Xavier, When you talk about the cracks were the internal lugs are, are these cracks to worry about, or only surface cracks? I did take my bike to a Trek dealer, and the assured my I had nothing to worry about.
  10. Roadster

    TREK warranty

    Have you contacted Cyclelab wrt your problem? Because you're the first owner, I don't think you'll have a problem getting your frame replaced. Spoke to a guy who had a 1999 model and it cracked as well, he took it back and in only a few days received his brand-new 2002 Trek 5500 frame. Give...
  11. Roadster

    The Ultimate Bicycle

    Wow, now THAT is a dream bike. When I win the lottery, that's the first thing I'll buy.
  12. Roadster

    TREK warranty

    I also bought a Trek 5500, but it was 2nd hand (2000 model). There were marks on the frame that looked like cracks, and I was very worried. So I took the bike to Cyclelab and the guys had a look at it. They assured me that it was no cracks, only the top coat cracking. They also informed me...
  13. Roadster

    Bying over the net

    Thanx for al the advise. I don't make a habit of using the internet for purchases, and I do support my LBS quite a lot, but a groupset is not something that you can buy with the money out of your back pocket. I got a quote for a 9 speed Campaq groupset for R10 300.00 at my LBS and with a...
  14. Roadster

    Bying over the net

    I want to upgrade from my 8 speed Campaq Chorus groupset to a 9 speed groupset. Looked at prices on the internet and thought of ordering it from there. Now my question is, is it really cheaper to order over the internet as opposed to buying it from a cycle shop in South Africa? Never done...
  15. Roadster

    Where did my posts go???

    Agh well, will just have to start over again and get those posts in!!! I also agree, the forum does look much better. Thanx for the reply, VO2.
  16. Roadster

    Where did my posts go???

    I see that, currently, I only have 9 posts to my name. I know that I had way more than that a while ago. Where did they all go?
  17. Roadster

    Black stains on water bottles

    Darker bottles is not really the answer. They stain as well. I use sunlight liquid and those green pot sponges and that cleans them quite nicely. I have bottles that I use for more than two years now and just clean them after every use.
  18. Roadster

    Tnadem Cycling...an "emerging" cycling sport?????

    Hi Big H, Check out the entrance fees for tandems on the Vasbyt Classic on 5th April 2003. For the 170km the entrance fee for a tandem is R80 and single R60. For the 60km distance the fee for a tandem is R60 and single bike R40. Both the Richelieu 100 and Vasbyt Classic is organised by...
  19. Roadster

    Hyper to Hyper...how did you do???

    Didn't have a good start but after all those uphills, the race went well. Did much better than I anticipated and came in at 2:41. BigH, are you going to do the 107km in Nylstroom on the 8th February?
  20. Roadster

    So what now?

    This sounds great. Isn't there anybody from Pretoria so that we can do the same thing here?