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The early eighties saw the tide change in the European Peloton. Components were taking on a new, curvy shape as they left their boxy forms behind. The glint of toe clips in the sun would become a rarer sight as the move towards clipless pedals would take hold in 1985. English speakers were winning the big races classically won by continental Pros.T...

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  1. VSP PICKS: 1. Evans 2. Quintana 3. Porte 4. Contador 5. Sagan »

Addiction is typically defined as a bad thing. Addiction to drugs, to alcohol, sex or even work is usually portrayed as a condition to be battled, to overcome. The same sources may recommend a strict regime of regular exercise and healthy living as the perfect antidote to the bad addictions that befall an overwhelming majority of the general popul...

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  1. What is this business about it being a “good” addiction ?   Yeah yeah – all the parts about actually riding are good.  The feel of the open road, the smell of a country road in the morning…  But the addiction? - the framesets  !!!!  The clothing !!!!  … »

Cyclists can (and usually do) go on for hours as to why they ride their bikes, and most of their reasons can sound, well, a bit flakey to anyone not enamored with shaved legs and being done up in lycra. “I do it to keep fit”, “It keeps me slim”, “I’m a competitor, I love to race”, “It’s the free...

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  1. @G’rilla I’ll go with the Heineken thing.  See the caveat re bud Lite. »

  2. All beer ** tastes best when consumed in its location of origin, and in the company of at least one local.  Sure – Coopers in Adelaide.  XXXX in SEQ.  (Locals will know).  Iwate Kura in Japan.  Kingfisher in India.  (Yeah – who knew??) Sam Adams.  Any loc… »

There was a time when bicycles were lovingly handmade by artisans who themselves loved the sport more than those for whom they built the machines. Lugs were filed to become Luggs; chain and seat stays were beautifully chromed for durability despite the grams it added to the frame’s final weight; spokes were chosen for their purpose and lace...

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  1. @gravity bob You cant avoid using solvents, unless you use clinchers. But man – be careful with the benzene.  Acetone is bad enough but benzene, if it really is benzene, is quite a bit nastier, and I would not allow my kids, and ABSOLUTELY NOT my pregnan… »

You can all wave “goodbye” to your Post GT Depression Syndrome, because the Men’s Olympic Road Race is only three days yonder. I don’t typically give two shits about this particular event; while contested by national teams, unlike the Worlds it appears as just another one-day race on a calendar filled with events that carry...

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  1. @meursault It’s something only Aussies understand … »