Why Cannondale

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14/01/2004 at 12:14
There are so many wheels out there and it is agony tring to decide which ones to go for?!

The reason i went for the Hed's is due to the fact they are very light, using Ti spokes and more importantly for me was the hope hub that they use. Hope hubs use cartrige bearings for the axle and the free-hub body which are very available.

Some wheels come with Free-hubs, that if were to fail, getting hold of a replacement could prove difficult!!!!!!!!!

Forgive the spelling as im typing this without looking at the screen!!!
Monique    pirate
14/01/2004 at 16:13
I recommend a starter pack of a dozen spokey dokeys (assorted colours) in hexagonal shape- less drag. Gradually as the season progresses add further packs, being careful to use plenty of lube to prevent sticking- the noise when 48 per wheel are piled on is deafening and will give you the edge on most distances.
cougie    pirate
14/01/2004 at 16:16
Good sound advice there Mon.

You'll then have wheels sounding like they are disks, but at the cost of a couple of quid.

Monique    pirate
14/01/2004 at 16:24
And they don't look like dustbin lids.
14/01/2004 at 16:26
You two may be joking but if a blind cyclist with no sense of touch came to buy your bike you could fool them into paying extra like that.
Monique    pirate
14/01/2004 at 16:30
Good point Popsider.
cougie    pirate
14/01/2004 at 16:30
Right - I'm selling mine on Ebay. Blind numb cyclists only please.

Ta for the idea matey !
14/01/2004 at 17:52
that's me on a friday night
Monique    pirate
14/01/2004 at 19:27
Thats blind drunk cyclists- get glasses.
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
15/01/2004 at 01:00

I guess ill need some of them to (will it make my bike faster) - im guessing here that Dokeys are some kids toy yea !!!

Ill get them as long as they match the colour of my air horns.

Funny when I told a mate I was starting to do Triathlons he siad he had a Ralley Grifter still in his moms shed and I should do one on that for a laugh...
15/01/2004 at 09:42
i'm inevitably going to do a few warm up races before Austria, and i think doing them on a grifter or a chopper with spokeydokeys and tassels would be a larff
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
15/01/2004 at 11:17
We should get a group of us together and all enter 1 race towards the end of the season and do the bike leg on crap bikes. Wonder if you can get aero bars on a Chopper?
cougie    pirate
15/01/2004 at 11:28
If you just swivelled the bars flat - you'll have built in tri bars !
15/01/2004 at 13:09
not seen a chopper for ages, but i thought the only way to swivel the bars was to pull a pretty extreme stoppie
cougie    pirate
15/01/2004 at 13:24
Oh. Can you not loosen the clamp and lay them flat ?
15/01/2004 at 13:26
dunno my recollection was that they were big lumpy welded things, but my poor brain isn't what it used to be so that might be rubbish

i'll tell you in march when i get my new one!
cougie    pirate
15/01/2004 at 13:27
You're prob right. I might be confusing it with my bruvs BMX.
Monique    pirate
15/01/2004 at 14:17
I would be up for the retro bike team in a triathlon, I am sure I can steal a BMX from somewhere. We could win a price in the "vintage section" we would need to enter a "novelty" distance tri as if I can't get a bmx it will be a really small Barbie bike with basket and baby seat for a dolly.
Monique    pirate
15/01/2004 at 14:17
-or a space hopper
16/01/2004 at 01:04
right we're on, lets choose a suitable event

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