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About hippityhoppity

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  • Year of first Tri race?
    1992
  1. Trek thanks for heads up let me know if that link works?
  2. Hi guys clearing out the shed for a bit of a hiatus too much stuff to properly list here ebay link is here (rest of ads can be linked to from this advert) Happy to do better prices than ebay for members on here - just PM me with what you want to buy via forum What won't be listed are things like bolts/fasteners/headsets/cables/housing. If you have a missing spare part to similar gear (to what is listed on ebay) I'll see what I can rummage up for you Also have a lot of triathlon trinkets like racebelts, goggles, ankle chip straps, spare elastic laces, if you buy something I'll happily throw in these for free
  3. Hi folks have some race wheels for sale at present only available for pickup in Perth WA Happy to knock some $$$ off for Transitions member on the ebay stated prices - links are so people can see photos and read details Drop me a PM via forum board if you ened/want more details Zipp FireCrest 606 Tubular Wheelset (complete with tyres/cassette/skewers) Enve Powertap 6.7 Wheelset (complete with tyres/cassette/skewers) Zipp Disc / 808 combo (complete with tyres/cassette/skewers)
  4. Minoura VFS -150 Turbo Trainer (non-remote model) excellent condition these retailed for approx $450 in the day - seems some retailers still have them link here to Minoura's old info page Pickup only in Perth, WA Western Suburbs (after hours) or airport precinct (work hours) $150
  5. GunsBuns feel free to show to her...as long as she buys something. Oh hold on....that might be defeating the purpose And for what it is worth this is but a fraction of the crap accumulated in the shed...this is just what I dug out on one trip
  6. Trek 52 18 spokes radially laced on a DA 7900 hub
  7. Have one on these, let me know via PM if still looking and we'll talk details
  8. Few bits and pieces gone, still a bit of gear to go Have added a few things and taken off everything sold thus far
  9. Got some stuff to get rid of from a new bike I'll pop it up here for a week, prices are not open to negotiation. I'll send it in either 500 gram prepaid bags, or 3 kg bags depending on volume/weight. Look at $8 for 500 gm and $13 for 3kgs (this will include tracking and packing materials) Send me a PM if you need any further details or would like to purchase PayPal is the payment method offered (just allows buy to pay and listing to be edited immediately) - I'll share details with buyers via PM Vision Tech brake levers brand new (OEM) - $45 (with 22.2-24mm adapter - this means they will work with regular cowhorns and Vision Tech bars example (http://www.bikesonline.com/vision-tech-aero-levers-brake-lever-set-l-r.htm) Selle San Marco Concor Sprint (Team) saddle brand new (OEM) - $60 example (http://www.artscyclery.com/Selle_San_Marco_Concor_Sprint_Racing_Team_Saddle/descpage-SMCCSRSTBK.html) Shimano 105 Long-Cage cage rear derailleur 5600 series/Black) - $25 (comes with Tacx sealed bearing jockey wheel upgrade) example (http://www.viaciclante.com/shop/moreinfopa.asp?search=105%20Rear%20Derailleur) FSA Energy clamp on front derailleur (road/double) - $25 (34.9mm clamp...will include shims for 31.8mm too) example (http://www.bike24.com/p230957.html)
  10. Regardless of where I am, bike path or not, this is a repeating pattern whereby cyclists of all walks seem to think that collecting as a bunch (irrespective of background) is now the 'done thing'?!?!? If I'm minding my business, not negatively influencing anyone why should I be expected to tolerate others who negatively influence me against social norms (or my stated wishes)? Despite the wise stated views of Aristotle and Sun Tzu, it's simply not cool to invade someone else's space, silently and expect it to be tolerated once that person realises and objects. Less so if said person communicate's their 'irritation' and rationale for that irritation, however eloquently (or not) they may do this. I understand some cultures are different but I'm sure if you took someone from a geography (used to being in crowded spaces) stuck them on a quiet country road with nobody around and started stalking them from a metre behind even they might query your motives. What astounds me is that because some of you clearly practice this art, you try very hard to rationalise it as normal behaviour to satisfy your own ends;.not one of you can give me a strong rationale for it, the best I've got so far is some personal missive about me somehow being irritable (and needing to me more tolerant) and another that 'this is the way things are'...my statement is clearly: ...it wasn't always this way, shouldn't be, and, why is it now like this? I'm not interested in personal anecdotes about one legged pedalling that seem to edify questionable behaviour, nor am I after motherhood statements that state the 'bleeding obvious'. The fact it may, or may not, be done in racing is irrelevant, my point is exaclty this...we are not racing, nothing even close to it, so why are others acting as if they are? My thoughts on the matter are simply this: A great deal of people really don't have a set of social skills adept at assimilating well with others, it seems abundant that at some point the cultural drift in cycling is one that shuns legality or long held values . These are behavioural norms that most people know and understand (i.e. threads about the Hell Ride and running Red lights clearly show that people still understand these tenements). Combine the those who aren't able to objectively assess their own actions and blindly follow other's observed actions and we end up with change (and I realise this is not an uncommon phenomenon). I'm not sure at what point the behaviour demonstrated by group/pack cyclists or races shown on TV then disseminated into the wider cycling community but behaviours have/are changing. I have no problem with people sharing their views, but back up your argument with rhetoric and logic...not bluff and bluster Does anyone have anything meaningful to add? (apologies to the few meaningful inputs along the thread)
  11. I'll fill the gaps We pass at considerably faster pace both because we don't want them to limpet on, also because (like overtaking on a dual lane road) we need to accomodate any potential oncoming traffic. Our preconceived notions are unfortunately confirmed that these gus do want to 'race' for some unknown reason He cops a spray because he's running my wife off her line (and into the gutter) and in the meantime trying to assuage her protests that his behaviour is OK. that trying to get on wheels (aggresively or not) is 'cool'. I then lose my cool because he overtakes me after being told not to come near us (he has at this stage dropped his mate who cannot keep up)...with eyeballs hanging out to do so and deliberately swerves in on my front wheel in order to bring me down. My anger not because he has overtaken me but because he has intentionally tried to cause me to crash, I can only surmise as retalitation for being told to 'sod off'. I'll concede a more diplomatic approach may have yielded a better result but the assumption I'm out on the road 'looking for trouble' is a bit rich given your basis for drawing such a conclusion
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