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Old 10-14-2008, 06:35 AM   #9061
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Dood. You need to post a 'before' and 'after' pic from when you started riding seriously.
At least that dude wouldn't wuss out on a party after 4 beers.....

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Old 10-14-2008, 08:22 AM   #9062
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At least that dude wouldn't wuss out on a party after 4 beers.....

See what I mean?!

You've come a LONG-ass way brother.



Onya!

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Old 10-14-2008, 01:50 PM   #9063
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See what I mean?!

Seriously man, it's hard to imagine that's the same dude!

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Old 10-14-2008, 01:56 PM   #9064
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Seriously man, it's hard to imagine that's the same dude!

No kidding Askel. Dude you have come a very long way in a comparatively short time. Congratulations.
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:37 PM   #9065
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???? Question?

I need some mechnical advice. Ok here goes. i've got a cannondale caad9
dura ace bb and some carbon fiber cranks. Here's the question while I was riding today the non drive side crank worked off today. when I got home I tightened it up.it's a hollow spindle held on by a allen headed bolt. now this bike is newish, and my old bike (and I do mean old) circa 1986 has the spindle bb with tapered shaft for the cranks. How tight do I tighten this allen bolt? The old style cranks you'd tighten up pretty darn tight.
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:37 PM   #9066
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Hi
I look at this thread once in a while and thought that I would make an un-ashamedly personal news break to let you know that I am entering in this years (2008) Crocodile Trophy.
Its 1200km over 10 days across northern Queensland in Australia. Its going to be hot about 40o celcius and the roads are hard. I live here and train on the some of the race course.

The race starts next Tuesday 21 October, My name is Philip Smith, I dont have a race number yet

The website is www.crocodile-trophy.com

I am riding a 2007 Orbea Zenit, pretty much stock except for the saddle and grips

will let you know how it goes when I get back

Cheers

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Old 10-15-2008, 06:48 AM   #9067
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Anyone doing this race up in Pisgah?

Its gonna be insane!

http://www.blueridgeadventures.net/3.html
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Old 10-15-2008, 05:47 PM   #9068
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Hi
I look at this thread once in a while and thought that I would make an un-ashamedly personal news break to let you know that I am entering in this years (2008) Crocodile Trophy.
Its 1200km over 10 days across northern Queensland in Australia. Its going to be hot about 40o celcius and the roads are hard. I live here and train on the some of the race course.

The race starts next Tuesday 21 October, My name is Philip Smith, I dont have a race number yet

The website is www.crocodile-trophy.com

I am riding a 2007 Orbea Zenit, pretty much stock except for the saddle and grips

will let you know how it goes when I get back

Cheers

Hay Ewe
Good luck mate!

There was a short TV spot about the Croc Trophy a couple weeks back. That is one tough race!
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Old 10-15-2008, 05:55 PM   #9069
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I'm in love.
http://www.fyxomatosis.com/gallery.php?gal=15#6
http://www.fyxomatosis.com/gallery.php?gal=15#11

(click through the rest of gallery, some fantastic photography)
Wow. Thanks for the link.
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Old 10-16-2008, 06:10 AM   #9070
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I need some mechnical advice. Ok here goes. i've got a cannondale caad9
dura ace bb and some carbon fiber cranks. Here's the question while I was riding today the non drive side crank worked off today. when I got home I tightened it up.it's a hollow spindle held on by a allen headed bolt. now this bike is newish, and my old bike (and I do mean old) circa 1986 has the spindle bb with tapered shaft for the cranks. How tight do I tighten this allen bolt? The old style cranks you'd tighten up pretty darn tight.
IIRC the torque for those little bolts is 10-15nm. NOT a whole bunch.

BUT ya gotta make sure you didn't bugger up that crankarm. Could very well have trashed it in the looseness leading up to it coming off. IF you didn't bugger it up, keep an eye on that thing.

I personally prefer the Fulcrum/Campy/Specialized Ultra Torque style crank interface. Seems less likely to fall apart like I've seen a few of the pinch bolt style cranks have been.

HTH

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Old 10-16-2008, 06:14 AM   #9071
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Anyone have a set of cheapo but not that cheap wheelset? I want to put a set of road wheels for my cyclocross bikes. I am not looking for anything insane and want to spend under $200 for the wheels, tires, etc.
I was looking on Ebay but figured I'd put it out here, since I'd rather share the wealth. If anyone needs a brand new good set of 26" touring wheels I could trade as well.
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Old 10-16-2008, 06:50 AM   #9072
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Anyone have a set of cheapo but not that cheap wheelset? I want to put a set of road wheels for my cyclocross bikes. I am not looking for anything insane and want to spend under $200 for the wheels, tires, etc.
I was looking on Ebay but figured I'd put it out here, since I'd rather share the wealth. If anyone needs a brand new good set of 26" touring wheels I could trade as well.
Craigslist is yer friend

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Old 10-17-2008, 03:08 PM   #9073
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Have not posted here for while. The winter slackness hit for a month or 2.

Did 45kms on the fixie this morning. I need to get fitness back badly.

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Old 10-17-2008, 07:12 PM   #9074
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Old 10-17-2008, 07:13 PM   #9075
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Wow. Thanks for the link.
'bout time someone noticed that link... girls, gorgeous vintage bikes, gorgeous photos in general!

you're welcome!
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