The Thread about Nothing....

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

  1. 531Aussie

    531Aussie Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm, I see.

    By the way, I don't like connector links coz I once had one come undone during a freak sequence of bumps, gear changing, turning, and perving, so I don't wanna rsik it again.

    Apart from that, the only 'real' chain I've had come undone was an 8sp Shimano I didn't connect properly. I think, for memory, I farked it up by pushing the connector pin in wat too far, then pushed it back the other way, which I don't think you're supposed to do.
     


  2. 531Aussie

    531Aussie Well-Known Member

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    Ha! :) Didn;t they figure out years ago that, if anythink, the top-tube is the one main tube that could be done without? Also, I remember someone doing a frame with a thick cable in place of the down tube
     
  3. 531Aussie

    531Aussie Well-Known Member

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    Earrings on any bloke over about 18: FFS!!!! Without the stubble, he'd look like a chick.

    http://www.cervelo.com/


    Ok, I had mine until I was about 25, but I'm a wanka and a dickhead, so I know!!
     
  4. classic1

    classic1 Well-Known Member

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  5. stevebaby

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    Erm...I spent about 3 hours trying to get the fixed cup of an old B/B out. Penetrating oil,cheater bar, heat...nuthin' worked.Even tried to cut it out with a hacksaw...fail.
    The phrase "Left hand thread" never occurred to me.
    I've only done it a dozen times or so...Der!
    :eek:
     
  6. stevebaby

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    Brilliant! Remove the downtube to save weight, then add twice as much over the front wheel and stress the join at the toptube and seattube. Now that's really thinking "outside the box"!

    The builder of that thing should be put back in the box with Simon Adebisi for company.
     
  7. classic1

    classic1 Well-Known Member

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    lol
     
  8. Wilchemy

    Wilchemy Well-Known Member

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    That would be the old "slingshot" pieces of crap.
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  9. 46kgToDate

    46kgToDate New Member

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    ALL CLEAR!!!
    Colorectal appt today
    despite having the sort of polyp that "always turns into cancer" (his words)
    and it being absolutely huge and therefore quite old (also his comforting words)
    the pathology dissection showed no sign oif the big C
    Yay! TBTG:D:D:D:D:D

    NOW
    all you silly buggers over 40 who haven't had a colonoscopy
    go out and get one!!!!
    its one days inconvenience - that could save your life
    I'm on yearly ones now!:eek:
     
  10. 531Aussie

    531Aussie Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that's it. Blah!! :p
     
  11. swampy1970

    swampy1970 Well-Known Member

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    I'm so glad that there's the Pacific Ocean between you guys and my bike... :p
     
  12. swampy1970

    swampy1970 Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if some of the folk who have been daft enough to buy one of those ever thought of trying to save more weight and use the gear cables to double as the downtube. ;)

    I really like how they put the brake levers so high that you can't reach them from the anatomic parts of the drops... I see the guy who put that bike together has the same "smarts" as the guy that designed the frame.

    ... and what does happen if that cable snaps - does it litterally turn into a slingshot, ejecting the rider as if he was sat in James Bond's passenger seat in his trust old Aston Martin?
     
  13. matagi

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    That's great news! You're a lucky man - big polyps are usually (but not always) associated with cancer.

    I'm sometimes amused (and often a little horrified) by the way some doctors deliver news to their patients. Sure, statistics tell us that big polyp=cancer in 9 out of 10 people but that doesn't mean it applies to the person sitting in front of you and one should always be circumspect when delivering a potentially bad diagnosis until one has definitive confirmation.
     
  14. ::dom::

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    Need a little help... can anyone give me info on Anatomic bikes (Dr Spokes QLD). In particular their black and white frame (centre pic) in their gallery.

    Cheers
     
  15. stevebaby

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    3 hours= 1 six-pack. Nothing to do with it of course.:D
     
  16. Thylacine

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    I was trying to find a nice way of saying "you are going to die" but I think I failed.

    I'd also like to jump in in defence of the Slingshot. I rode one off-road for a number of years (fully rigid, mind you), and it had some characteristics that were weird but pretty nice.

    Not sure how you go from "weird but pretty nice" to actually making 1000's of them, but there ya go.
     
  17. 531Aussie

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    Yeah, that'd be fun: each down-shift on the right would twist the bike to the right, and vice versa :)
     
  18. matagi

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    I am absolutely disgusted :( ................

    they mentioned cricket on the Footy Show! :eek:

    This cross contamination of television programs has to stop! :mad:
     
  19. swampy1970

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    I think the designer of that bike was hittin' the crack pipe too hard whilst looking at pictures of the rather nice Bimotta Tesi motorbike...
     
  20. classic1

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    Dunno about that specific frame Dom, but Ride tested an Anatomic a couple of years ago and gave it a bit of a rap. It had dimpled Columbus Scandium tubing filled with some kind or reinforcing foam.
     
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