The Thread about Nothing....

Discussion in 'Australia and New Zealand' started by Hitchy, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. badsac

    badsac New Member

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    Hey did one of you guys say you ordered some wheels of PBK or somewhere recently and got them shipped?

    Anyone have an opinion on which would be better? Mavic Askium wheels or Fulcrum Racing 7's?
     


  2. Hitchy

    Hitchy New Member

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    ROFL...yeah I was a 'coodabeen' champion!...did the knee 1st at 16 & twice more before i saw the light...at that stage cycling was pretty much 'rehab'

    Classo...did a season or 2 at the 'gatha track...winter was always footy...the problem was Inverloch being 18 mile down the road, the old's wouldn't drive us, so we had to ride there & back every night during summer....living 50 mts from the beach, watching all ya mates jumpin' off the jetty & it's 35 deg.....meant riding to leongatha didn't really look like an attractive option! :D

    I didn't really race again until after my footy 'career' came to a sorry end!
     
  3. 531Aussie

    531Aussie Well-Known Member

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  4. 531Aussie

    531Aussie Well-Known Member

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    3 knees? Blah! No thanks :p
     
  5. Jono L

    Jono L Well-Known Member

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    Can't say much for fulcrums, but my aksiums are unbreakable! with gatorskin tyre they are just about cyclocross wheels. With a disclaimer that I weigh 70 kg..
     
  6. classic1

    classic1 Well-Known Member

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    A mate of mine has Aksiums. Broke one spoke after about 8-10K, got it fixed, no problems since. He weights 100kg, won a few big wheelrace finals back in the day, and is a big strong boy capable of whipping 95% of the local hard Saturday bunch.

    Excellent training wheels IMO. If ever I need another pair of training wheels thats what I'll be getting.
     
  7. classic1

    classic1 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I'll add it to the list of cranks I have broken. Galli, Shimano, Stronglight, Sugino (171mm if you can believe that! Rare as rocking horse shit apparently), Zeus, Suntour. You may notice no Campag. Thats coz I could never afford them. I'll break the ones I have now eventually, I know blokes who have broken shitloads.
     
  8. bbp

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    Uh oh
    diatribe.

    So I's been busy with work which is good coz I can be a lazy bitch
    and I was getting kinda excited coz I could perhaps almost afford to pay my share of Little John's superannuation package.


    And then I heard that that farken credit crunching Turnbull farker got that much closer to having a chance to ruin my life
    and then I made the mistake of offering a girlfriend a lift to the airport so she could go play where the wild things are
    and once there I decided I needed a slash

    so I ran to the toilet and back
    by which time I'd gotten a $132 fine.

    Needless to say I kicked up a stink and tried to get the AFP to arrest that stupid bloody Islander bitch in the high visibility vest
    which they wouldn't do.

    What has this cuntry come to?

    Moral of the story?
    If you need a piss at the airport, don't leave your vehicle unattended.
    Piss on the footpath; or better yet on one of those cnuts in the high visibility vests.
     
  9. Geoff Vadar

    Geoff Vadar New Member

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    Not that anyone is talking about this but Campag have actually lost me. I'm a bit shocked to admit that because I had a lot of time for the history they bring and the consistency/continuity I appreciated in their design.

    The new ergos are a dagger to the heart. Just doesnt sit well with me. Look ghey, over designed and doesnt reflect any sense of where the brand has come from.

    Add to that the fact I started with Record, moved to Chorus (zero difference) and then moved to Centaur (again fuck all difference). I'm almost tempted to run their absolute shitbox groupset and wouldnt be suprised if there wasnt a massive difference again.

    Now Shimano have cleaned up their cable mess and reduced the size of their giant dildo brifters I have to look at them more seriously. I'm just a bit underwhelmed by Campagnolo right now they seem to have gone sideways at best in the last few years.
     
  10. Geoff Vadar

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    Like it. A lot. Gold.
     
  11. Geoff Vadar

    Geoff Vadar New Member

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    Yeah thats rough. Sean Rehn type stuff. Its ok getting injured but when you do the same injury over and over it can really fuck with your head on a serious level. Not good.
     
  12. classic1

    classic1 Well-Known Member

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    No problem if you use the right lubrication.
     
  13. 531Aussie

    531Aussie Well-Known Member

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    there was a thing on A Current Affair, or the other crap show, which said that airports have no legal right to issue fines coz it's not crown land, and they ain't gov or council parking officials. They can set their fees, but that's it.
     
  14. bbp

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    Funnily enough one of her stops is a week in Vietnam.

    Now I'd recently gotten into a spot of bother for daring to step over the edge of a Wharf to peek under and see if there was a piece of that polybutylene pipe stashed away that I needed; but alas without the prerequisite hiviz shirt and lifejacket
    and I was scuppered by some unusually observant OH&S clown in a suit, with dire consequences.

    Thusly, one of my more entertaining weekend pleasures was getting her to measure my inseam and such so she could get me a HiVis dinner suit tailored up in Vietnam for just such occasions. I reckon it'll come in handy for architect meetings too.

    So, piss away, but please don't piss on the bloke in the HiViz dinner jacket, ok?
     
  15. Albert 50

    Albert 50 New Member

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    A lot could happen in a year. I'll plan tactics when I'm assured of going.

    Donna Buang Rd looks pretty mean. We have absolutely nuttin here that's even close to that. C1 told me before climbing's overrated anyway, maybe I should listen to him.

    Nah I haven't got 200ks in me, the body would be moaning long before that.
     
  16. Crankyfeet

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    Fun and games with someone being caught out for sockpuppeting for four years on the Team CSC-Saxo forum. Turns out the sockpuppeting culprit there "Swede" is accused of also being "Grater" on this forum.

    Hmmm......
     
  17. matagi

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    Cranky, I have to confess, I'm a little puzzled but also intrigued ...... what's with the sockpuppet obsession?
     
  18. Crankyfeet

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    No obsession. Just someone linked to that fracas on the other site I'm on. And when I read through a couple of pages of posts on it (you think I post too many words... you should see the average post on that CSC site), someone there was fairly sure that the guy playing games with them for four years was the same guy as Grater of cycling forums. The sockpuppeting is inconsequential.

    Most of the guys that posted in the GT forum during the TdF know who Grater is. If it turns out Grater was doing a Paceline-style insurgency job on those CSC fanbois for four years, he could be a hero. Or he's a dick. Or ya don't give a fark. Whatever.
     
  19. Hitchy

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    Grater=Dick....actually, major dick...is he someone of interest?
     
  20. gplama

    gplama Well-Known Member

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    Word of advice for little man.... LOOK UP! :eek:
     
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