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noBlakes

Member since Oct 2012 • Last active Feb 2016

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  • in Rides & Races
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    Kennaugh had a run in with dan lloyd on twitter last year too, lloyd simply said that he liked watching echelon riding though it might be tough for the riders and Kennaugh told him to "get a life".

    He does seem to be in the right here though, following team orders and protecting a lead, it's literally his job to ensure that happens.

    And regarding Sky turning up with a good team - Froome etc. were probably paid extra to be there, he turns up and wins, that's the script and Avanti just seem pissed at that situation.

  • in Rides & Races
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    The herald sun tour is particularly low rent though, the only team who's brought a semi-strong team is Sky, even Orica haven't really bothered.

    Would love to see little Pete get an ardennes classic though, so this is all positive.

  • in Rides & Races
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    renshaw looked to have had a mechanical or something, finished 57th I think, still, he was boxed on the barriers when Renshaw was there

    Trentin in Kittel's leadout is huge, great engine and sprinter

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    "there is a level where your equipment matches your dedication...."

    ...whether your wallet does is a different matter

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    looks like novatec of some sort, message me as I've got a bucket of about 50 campag novatec freehub's at work

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Did those spacers ever get made? If not, is there a list? there's always a list..

  • in Current Projects
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    True, I was mainly referring to that being what you're limited to: no 30mm spindles unless you want complex, short life bearings and the market is generally moving towards 30mm. BB30 can do any crank with good size bearings.

    But I agree with eyebrows, bb30 for it's original intended purpose with c-clips and pressing them is generally a bit shit

  • in Current Projects
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    haha, I did ride an advanced so it might be that, might also be the geometry? like ed said, the defy is very "sportive"; when I rode one it was set up with the saddle far forward and longish reach

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    Both have their merits, I'd be more inclined to go with the Cannondale if you get a good carbon post, bb86 on Giant's is annoying as you're essentially limited to GXP and Shimano cranks. If you don't mind that though, the Defy will probably ride better (I've ridden an advanced, not a composite, and a Caad10) and probably be lighter - but defy composite frame weights are hard to find

  • in Rides & Races
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    he will eventually hit a bump in the road (figuratively and literally) and that will be the end of that position

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