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    Only on the back of the tandem (I am not...

    Only on the back of the tandem (I am not captaining so it will not cause an accident).

    I do it to open food packets for my captain, scratch his back, stretch my back, help another cyclist tuck...
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    We only go custom if there's a need. From working...

    We only go custom if there's a need. From working in the industry, pre-builds are often built to a price point as the manufacturer buys parts in bulk, and will get value for money (or otherwise take...
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    Umm also bikes don't get major redesigns every...

    Umm also bikes don't get major redesigns every year you know? The design team normally works on a 2-3 year cycle. This means costs can be reduced as they don't have to change moulds and tooling every...
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    The Amira came about because semi pro and pro...

    The Amira came about because semi pro and pro riders where finding the back end of the Ruby too flexible for their power out put.

    My friend, who after coming 11th fastest woman in a 160km event...
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    Have you looked into a flat barred road bike?...

    Have you looked into a flat barred road bike? Take the comfort of a more upright position but the frame, wheels and gearing of a road bike. Some come with slightly wider tyres too (28s) so you can...
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    I haven't done a ride more than 180km but here's...

    I haven't done a ride more than 180km but here's what I have learnt for afterwards.

    Make sure you prepared for after the ride beforehand. Mix a recovery drink up, have your loose clothing laid out...
  7. It won't be real. Specialized have had...

    It won't be real. Specialized have had counterfeit frames appear online- which actually failed (and that's how they found out about them).

    Specialized totally control all the world's distribution...
  8. Halo headbands are the best for making sure sweat...

    Halo headbands are the best for making sure sweat doesn't get into your eyes. Both DH and I swore by them in Singapore. They also come in a bandana hat type version. We also found we could wear the...
  9. One thing I heard is that those companies Hills,...

    One thing I heard is that those companies Hills, Royal Canin, etc pour a lot of $$$$ into veterinary schools and gain loyalty that way.... I have a hard time trusting vets that push the stuff these...
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    Also tyres are softer in the wet so will puncture...

    Also tyres are softer in the wet so will puncture more easily, especially if there's glass on the road.
  11. +1 the Minuora rack. It has padded ends so...

    +1 the Minuora rack. It has padded ends so doesn't damage anything. Held our road bikes great with adjustable holders to align with a sloping top tube. We also used angers that hold the front wheel....
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    Thanks Muirenn. it's very appreciated. I just...

    Thanks Muirenn. it's very appreciated.

    I just also wanted to say, having spent 3 nights in the women's hospital, that being healthy. fit and normal weight doesn't guarantee you a low risk...
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    I am 27 weeks and have stopped cycling. Why? For...

    I am 27 weeks and have stopped cycling. Why? For various reasons but up until then I found I did have to make changes.

    Morning sickness- no, it's no guaranteed to go away at 12 weeks or at 20...
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    I love shopping but I like to do it alone, so I...

    I love shopping but I like to do it alone, so I can take my time and look at things I want to. Hate hanging around an area in which I have no interest for someone else to choose- I find myself...
  15. Thread: Rain Gear?

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    I tend to forget about water repellent and go for...

    I tend to forget about water repellent and go for layers.
    I usually have a wool undershirt and a long sleeved jacket with wind blocking. Yes both get soaked but they stay warm. The main part I find...
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    Please try and find a Tiagra equipped bike if you...

    Please try and find a Tiagra equipped bike if you can. 2012 + is a totally redesigned and is the equivalent to 105 level in 2006.

    Sora is Shimano's budget road componentry and so is made to a...
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    I would definitely add an electrolyte to your...

    I would definitely add an electrolyte to your water (it doesn't have to contain carbs or sugar) as cramping can become an issue.

    Also would look at putting a clif bar or similar in my back pocket...
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    Also check to make sure if you wear a watch it's...

    Also check to make sure if you wear a watch it's not pressing into your wrist. Gel bar tape can add padding which would work with no-padding gloves. You also need to move you hands into different...
  19. Have you looked into compression cycling tights...

    Have you looked into compression cycling tights at all? Most have a chamois built in. Skins and 2XU comes to mind. They are not all winter weight either.
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    Cycle club only too. Our fees are $25 for the...

    Cycle club only too. Our fees are $25 for the year and $2 per ride. This covers purchasing tea, coffee and cookies and the cost of hiring someone who looks after the kitchen and the cars parked...
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    [QUOTE=shootingstar;673711]Hope I don't need to...

    [QUOTE=shootingstar;673711]Hope I don't need to christen a jersey with a bike accident. Was it bad, Kiwi?

    Yeah pretty bad. Was 5 years ago. Went over my handlebars and (I think) landed on my...
  22. Being pregnant I decided to cut down/out...

    Being pregnant I decided to cut down/out artificial sweeteners. Lucky Pepsi Next arrived on the scene here in Australia and it's made with Stevia (it's a different formulation to the American...
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    Actually thrown away- 1 and that was because they...

    Actually thrown away- 1 and that was because they cut it off me in the hospital after a crash.

    Sold via online auction- 2 because I lost weight and wanted to buy smaller tops.

    Worn out- only...
  24. As a former marketing person- pink does sell. If...

    As a former marketing person- pink does sell. If it didn't there would be no pink items available pretty quickly (no one likes stock that doesn't move).

    I love pink and purple. I love being...
  25. Bike bones- plastic spacers with velcro straps to...

    Bike bones- plastic spacers with velcro straps to hold your bikes apart.
    Extra velcro straps- for holding handlebars striaght, stop wheels spinning etc.
    Some pipe insulation- cut a slit lengthways...
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