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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:56 pm 
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Love that pic of DeVlaeminck, but not surprised. He was always the coolest looking bike rider. Nobody comes close IMO.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:16 pm 
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Keeps the lower classes in place by giving them a pat on the back and they are so thrilled that they now feel part of this outdated establishment that they take there title or award with self relish and a boost to there own ego .If Wiggo was rock n roll he would tell them to stuff it. The coolest people have and you never hear about it .


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:50 pm 
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Its shit like this that makes me glad that the US does not have a royal family or some antiquated class system that hands out stuff like this. To me, its like giving the purple heart to someone that got a few papercuts pushing papers on an army base.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:14 pm 
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KWalker spot on . :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:07 pm 
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KWalker wrote:
Its shit like this that makes me glad that the US does not have a royal family or some antiquated class system that hands out stuff like this. To me, its like giving the purple heart to someone that got a few papercuts pushing papers on an army base.

Yes, but US hands out free burgers if you eat them fast enough.


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 Post subject: "PRO" Cycling Discussion
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Ahhhhhh, we do have 'royalty' and a 'class system'.........

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:03 pm 
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Looks like the "Winged" Skin-suits are back, this time from Castelli

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Giro Aeon Helmet covers.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:15 pm 
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I believe UCI will ban these skinsuits before you know it.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:45 pm 
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What's the widget on the fork leg? I think it says "ride strong", with the barracuda logo?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:30 am 
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"Shaped" clothing is already UCI banned, with wings under the arms being mentioned as a specific example
http://www.uci.ch/Modules/BUILTIN/getOb ... M&LangId=1
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:43 am 
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@Maximilian

The "Widget" is one of the transponders for electronic timing here in New Zealand. "Ride Strong" is an initiative from BikeNZ (http://www.ridestrong.org.nz/rs/Default.aspx)


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:47 am 
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Must be a borrowed bike. Ugly for sure though. Really wish it was easier for companies to make smaller headtube options.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:50 am 
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To me, "winged" just looks like an ill fitting skin suit... :noidea:

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Hasbeen what makes you think it's borrowed?

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Bike is definitely his. So it the one below. He's got Nationals in 2 weeks and he's looking like he's on form.

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