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Thread: Any cyclists

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    Any cyclists

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Most cyclists I know enjoy a coffee.
    It doesn't follow that all coffee drinkers cycle but there may be a few on here
    Anyway I love it. What a great pass time it is. I have met some absolute cracking people through it from all walks of life.
    Here are my goers. A 2012 S5 I've upgraded to 11s ultegra and a 2009ish P2C I used to tt on but have turned into a roadie. 5800 105 11s. Nearly as fast as the S5 even without the zipps.
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    Nice Bikes! Its been a while for me but agree if most who ride also enjoy coffee. I dont have any photos but use to have a Time VXR 2012 and a Look 595 of the same year (always liked the thin tube frames personally) Both ran Campagnolo group sets. Great way to stay fit riding a bike.
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    I googled them. I dont see many Look or Time bikes here.
    They look like climbing bikes. Light and responsive.
    I'd have one.

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    First decent bike I had was a Raleigh Competition MkII*. Next one (17 years later) was a custom Kerry Hopkins in Reynolds 700.

    From there on they've been bikes I made myself. Append "cycles" to my username on google if interested.




    *For the keen eyed, yes, it had Huret Jubilee derailleurs, still the lightest and least functional derailleurs ever made.
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    Snap...

    My first decent bike was also a Raleigh.
    Not as flash as the Competition but served me extremely well from the later 60s onwards...

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    Mal.
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    Iíve got a different saddle on it now, but this has been my main ride for the last 12 years.

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    One of the blokes I used to race with in Mildura had a Prince that looked alot like that.
    He was very fast on it.
    That still looks in great condition.

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    Steel bikes, I haven't had many.
    I had an apollo 2 as a teenager with suntour gears. It served me well but got stolen from the Bulleen Village shopping centre.
    That rocked my world as a teenager. I had a laugh

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    I ride bikes but wouldn't call myself a cyclist.

    Looking to get more into mountain biking but it's a minimum hour and a half drive from where I am to trails I want to ride, makes going out for a quick ride a bit difficult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noidle22 View Post
    I ride bikes but wouldn't call myself a cyclist.

    Looking to get more into mountain biking but it's a minimum hour and a half drive from where I am to trails I want to ride, makes going out for a quick ride a bit difficult.
    I have a mtb but it is from a supermarket. It was cheap but is a bit of a pos so I don't ride it much.
    Mtb is very popular in Bendigo though.
    There is an app that might help you find some closer tracks. (Trailforks)
    I have it but have not used it much. I stick with Strava on the roadie.

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    While I do have a newer Di2 equipped Colnago, this is what I ride most often. Can't beat a steelie!
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    Quote Originally Posted by warthog View Post
    I googled them. I dont see many Look or Time bikes here.
    They look like climbing bikes. Light and responsive.
    I'd have one.
    Thats what they were, great for climbing. Not that climbing ever gets easier. As mentioned i love the think frame look of them both. Both were carbon fiber and great when you half way up a hill and you are slugging away and you have no more gears to select from I had a laugh
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    Quote Originally Posted by warthog View Post

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    Sorry. I have posted all my photos using the tapatalk app.
    I'll see if there is some way of resizing them on the phone

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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeechris View Post
    Thats what they were, great for climbing. Not that climbing ever gets easier. As mentioned i love the think frame look of them both. Both were carbon fiber and great when you half way up a hill and you are slugging away and you have no more gears to select from I had a laugh
    My gears are getting smaller as I get older.
    52/36 midcompact on the front and a 32-11 cassette.
    I rarely use the 36-32 but I can get up anything with it and it's great to have a bail out gear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jillybean View Post
    While I do have a newer Di2 equipped Colnago, this is what I ride most often. Can't beat a steelie!
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    Thatís very nice, I donít blame you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warthog View Post
    One of the blokes I used to race with in Mildura had a Prince that looked alot like that.
    He was very fast on it.
    That still looks in great condition.
    Yeah there were a few models done in this colour scheme as itís the old Caisse díEpargne team colours. The Prince was the top of the range carbon frame at the time as the new Dogma hadnít been released yet. They were all still made in Italy back then at this level. This one of mine is the alloy Paris which was actually ridden by some team riders, especially the bigger/stronger guys. There was also a full carbon Paris.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeechris View Post
    ...Not that climbing ever gets easier...
    Since buying this bike, my son reckons climbing definitely got easier.

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    Have also been riding for the past 13 years or so...
    my current ride is a giant propel advanced Sl 0 with red etap.

    Absolutely love this bike and the etap is simply brilliant


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    I ride with a few propels in the bunch at times. They are fast bikes.

    The car looks fast too.
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    Nice bike! (And car!!).

    Bikes do help a bit with being fast but itís the engine that is ultimately giving the motive force! Mine needs a decent tune....

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by warthog View Post
    I ride with a few propels in the bunch at times. They are fast bikes.

    The car looks fast too.
    Always liked the look of the propels. My twin brother had one and as you say they are a fast bike..
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    i was unsure at first about the propel to be honest, mainly because of the integrated seat post, however figured i have never sold a bike, so that point became a non issue quickly. Once i test rode one i fell in love with it...
    i also test rode the tcr advanced sl0 and that too is a brilliant bike...

    Value for money i think they are hard to beat

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnA View Post

    Value for money i think they are hard to beat
    Agreed. Biggest manufacturer of carbon frames in the world and they stand by their product. They have a very good rep for honouring warranty claims.
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    Hey that's exactly the same as my bike. Oh... except mine has the old non-electronic gears. And no integrated seat post. And a metal seat post. And no Durace stuff, nor Ultegra, just 105. And a much cheaper wheel set. Basically nothing like yours, except it is a Giant. But then it didn't cost 8.8k - it cost $2200 back in 2006 and compared to you every time I ride it I put $50 in my pocket
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    I typically MTB but have been doing a bit of road work to keep cardio up and zwifting 2-3 times a week more in the coming winter

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    There are some gun mtbers in. Bendigo, they do alot of road training. Easier to do a structured training programme off power apparently. That's all above my level and old legs anyway.

    I follow quite a few people on strava who do swift sessions. Seems to be gettimg more popular all the time.
    I haven't got a smart trainer or the gear to have a go at it. Looks a level up from the old spinervals and sufferfest sessions I used to do.

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    Yeah, I do a few miles when I'm home. Rocking a Merida Scultura 5000 disc, which is a way underrated bike in my opinion, just need to toss the standard wheels though. Photo is from when I bought it, have since ditched seat and gone narrower and more aero bars.
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    Yeah a good set of wheels is almost another gear at speed.
    My 404s are almost that much faster on the quicker bunch rides I sometimes go on.
    The beauty of disc is you dont need to worry about brake track heat/wear or woeful wet weather braking

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    Quote Originally Posted by warthog View Post
    The beauty of disc is you dont need to worry about brake track heat/wear or woeful wet weather braking
    Discs are a revelation. So superior to rim braking in every department, except maybe weight, and I can't see myself ever going back.
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    Yeah I worry about cheap open mould carbon clinchers from China, because of the stories of brake heat melting the resin in the composite and loss of structural integrity under the pressure from the clincher tyre.
    Don't have to worry about that with discs



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