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wisey

Member since Jul 2007 • Last active Mar 2010
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    Incredible Bars!

    Scott Extreme. Everyone wanted to look like LeMond in 1990!

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    Nice. 1974 - 1977 Gitane. It's not a Tour de France or Super Corsa as they were Reynolds 531, but perhaps a Criterium or Super Olympic or something like that. The vintage is that of Lucien Van Impe when he won the Tour, of Bernard Hinault when he first turned pro. Old gitane catalogues here: http://www.gitaneusa.com/catalogues01.as­p

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    Funny how someone can have a great vision and come up with the best frame design EVER, but lose sight of details and use a sloping TT that creates more drag and doesn't add stiffness to what is already monocoque.
    9.8 of 10.
    ...... and what's with that front tip? Do they need chain tension on the front wheel too?

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    I'm not sure that's what Tulio Campagnolo had in mind when he invented the winged corkscrew........ but why not?

    The quick release
    The rear derailleur as we know it
    And the winged brake lever........

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    Scroll down the blog for some LLEWELLYN porn.

    http://www.journeyoflifephotography.com.­au/

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    Ipswich has a pretty nice BMX track too. I've got family there. Its not a bad place despite what ppl in Brisneyland may say.

    Ipswich was always the poor cousin. Then the 90's property boom happened and people had a fresh look at the place. It's a little Toowoombaish. Nice.

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    or fly 2 hours south west:

    http://www.recsport.sa.gov.au/recreation­-sport-fac/adelaide-super-drome.html

    SA isn't in Australia mate. It exists in a magical mystery land all of it's own. Nice place to be if you can afford the drugs to get there..........

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    Cheers matey, I'll be splitting my time between Brissy and Redcliffe so I'll try and get up to Chandler and Caboolture... That's a lot of velodromes! Are they in really bad condition then? My gf's got family in Toowoomba so might take a peek there too...

    Matey, you want to have the full brissy experience and do the Zupps ride then. Takes in the north of Bris and big loop around the bay then back through redcliffe. Big bunch. Mostly wombles who can't ride a bike. All going flat out as if they were racing for a Tour stage win. It's an experience.........

    Tracks: You'll be fine on a track bike. They are just a bit rough these days. Definitely check out Toowoomba.

    How long since you been in Bris? Just beware of the traffic, mate. I know that sounds silly given where you are now, but it's carnage here. A lot has changed here in 10 years. People are pretty aggressive.

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    Here in Aus, all Shimano shoes come with a set of slotted cleats with the 3 bolt pattern. They usually go in the bin if the customer doesn't want them which is almost always since they buy clipless pedals at the same time.

    Check with your LBS. Some kind soul might give you a pair.

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