Retro Riverloop Raturdays :D

Re: Retro Riverloop Raturdays :D

Postby Dan » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:39 pm

6:00am

Melbourne Hotel

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Bonus points for ergos/STIs and LEDs
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Re: Retro Riverloop Raturdays :D

Postby munga » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:01 pm

no no no. bonus points for michael jackson sequinned gloves and axel rose bandanas.
a musical theme, thanks to the fondreist guy with the speakers last week.
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Re: Retro Riverloop Raturdays :D

Postby Dan » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:23 pm

Righto Dr Feelgood. See you bright and early ;)
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Postby nigel1963 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:41 pm

Streamers from the handle bar ends? Peanut gallery suggests patch to go with bandanna.
Load up x 2, c u.
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Re: Retro Riverloop Raturdays :D

Postby munga » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:45 pm

remember sprint points at ped xing after the stop at the top of the hill near the golf club.
1 from 1, baby!
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Postby Dan » Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:53 pm

munga wrote:remember sprint points at ped xing after the stop at the top of the hill near the golf club.
1 from 1, baby!


I vote we just do laps of the uni from now on.
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Re: Retro Riverloop Raturdays :D

Postby Big_Red » Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:56 am

I might rock on up to the next raturday ride if it's on next Saturday, i hope the STI's on my 25 year old steel roadie won't disqualify me from coming along. Looking forward to getting my retro riders jerseys in the next couple of weeks munga... Dunno how far you guys travel, but i'll likely ride from home which means 30km tacked on to whatever you do.
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Re: Retro Riverloop Raturdays :D

Postby Wazza » Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:30 am

The loop we do is around the 32k mark so it will be a 60k+ day for you. Don't worry about brifters, as mentioned here previously everyone is welcome, we just choose to ride older steel bikes and talk about them :D :D

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Retro Riverloop Raturdays :D

Postby Dan » Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:43 pm

Really, the only thing retro about this ride is the average age of the participants ;)
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Re: Retro Riverloop Raturdays :D

Postby munga » Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:08 pm

yeah it's kinda morphing into a 'bring a bike' riverloop raturday.
if you're anti-retro, bugger off 8)
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Postby Shpox » Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:51 pm

Not sure how you older gents are even getting up at these winter hours.
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Postby Dan » Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:11 pm

Stay awake all night drinking stones ginger wine.
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Postby munga » Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:18 pm

bonox at night, horlicks in the morning, and vicks on my feet religiously.
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Postby nigel1963 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:34 pm

Shpox wrote:Not sure how you older gents are even getting up at these winter hours.

Its easy when your children struggle with the concept, even more so with the reality. :roll:
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Re: Retro Riverloop Raturdays :D

Postby Big_Red » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:06 am

Wazza wrote:The loop we do is around the 32k mark so it will be a 60k+ day for you. Don't worry about brifters, as mentioned here previously everyone is welcome, we just choose to ride older steel bikes and talk about them :D :D

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Only 2 bikes yesterday had D/T shifters.


I replaced the downtube shifters on the bike only 2 months ago with a 2nd hand set of ultegra 6600 brifters. It's made the bike so much more rideable, but there is plenty of "vintage" stuff still left on the bike - Sugino/Suntour/Dia Compe/Cinelli and the frame is Columbus SLX tubing...
Unfortunately the frame is a tad too big for me, so the money i save using the bike to commute to work instead of using bus/train will be used later down the track to get me to n+2 bikes...
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Re: Retro Riverloop Raturdays :D

Postby Dimma » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:29 am

Wazza wrote:The loop we do is around the 32k mark so it will be a 60k+ day for you. Don't worry about brifters, as mentioned here previously everyone is welcome, we just choose to ride older steel bikes and talk about them :D :D

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Only 2 bikes yesterday had D/T shifters.


Soon guys with Di2 will even be welcome
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Re: Retro Riverloop Raturdays :D

Postby Dan » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:39 am

Dimma wrote:Soon guys with Di2 will even be welcome


Some guy turned up with an electric jukebox o_O - deep section carbon rims sounded like a helicopter taking off....
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Re: Retro Riverloop Raturdays :D

Postby munga » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:49 am

yeah if we can tolerate (tolerance is not the same as acceptance) madfiber sr11eps, we can tolerate di2.
the thing is, can you tolerate us talking about the best corncobs and differences between various retrofriction levers?
further, can your ego handle nobody being interested in your iBike? 8)
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Postby Dimma » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:02 pm

munga wrote:yeah if we can tolerate (tolerance is not the same as acceptance) madfiber sr11eps, we can tolerate di2.
the thing is, can you tolerate us talking about the best corncobs and differences between various retrofriction levers?
further, can your ego handle nobody being interested in your iBike? 8)


Maybe I'll wait until the next generation of Di2 is released, then start my own iBike retro thread.
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Re: Retro Riverloop Raturdays :D

Postby Dan » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:41 pm

pre and post multishift firmware update flame war :)
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Re: Retro Riverloop Raturdays :D

Postby RonK » Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:00 pm

Dan wrote:Stay awake all night drinking stones ginger wine.

You do? Gee - me too!
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Re: Retro Riverloop Raturdays :D

Postby Dimma » Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:59 pm

Dan wrote:pre and post multishift firmware update flame war :)


Well a friend has just bought the box and refreshed his and been running with no issues so I'm not far off.
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Re: Retro Riverloop Raturdays :D

Postby Dan » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:16 pm

RonK wrote:
Dan wrote:Stay awake all night drinking stones ginger wine.

You do? Gee - me too!


;)
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Re: Retro Riverloop Raturdays :D

Postby Dan » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:18 pm

Dimma wrote:
Dan wrote:pre and post multishift firmware update flame war :)


Well a friend has just bought the box and refreshed his and been running with no issues so I'm not far off.


I think you'd do two loops in the time it takes us to complete one, dimma ;)
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