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    Quote Originally Posted by BBK View Post
    Een van my vriende is besig om te spaar vir die fiets, soos ek verstaan is dit op die oomblik een van die ligste duel suspension fietse wat jy kan koop.
    PLUS die Vipa is n RSA fiets :-)

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    Scott Scale 960 29er 2014 model Large frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muggins View Post
    Scott Scale 960 29er 2014 model Large frame.
    Hoop jou cleats werk baie goed anders gaan jy afval.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeboy69 View Post
    PLUS die Vipa is n RSA fiets :-)
    Die VIPA is 'n Suid-Afrikaanse fiets, in die sin dat dit deur Momsen en Patrick Morewood ontwerp en ontwikkel is. Dit word egter in die ooste vervaardig.

    If you want a bike that is designed and manufactured in SA ie "Handmade is South Africa" look at Morewood. Mine is at post #49.

    Morewood have recently launched the Zula in 650b, which looks awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillysCJ View Post
    Looking at all of these pics I can see why the non cyclist fall of their back when they hear the prices.

    Is their any one other than me having a bike that less that R20k?
    Although I am actually more of a runner than a cyclist, I've got a R4000 Silverback mtb and a road bike which I bought secondhand for R2500 (worth about R5000). Nothing better than passing guys with full carbon R30k+ bikes, a lot of posers out there.

    Must also say it's not that I'm a speed freak or anyhting, my old man, also with a cheap road bike, left me in the dust a few weeks ago on a 90km road race...Like that one guy whith the name I shall not speak once said...it's not about the bike (well we know what it was about for him).

    I'll upload some pics later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillysCJ View Post
    Looking at all of these pics I can see why the non cyclist fall of their back when they hear the prices.

    Is their any one other than me having a bike that less that R20k?
    Yep. Me. Mine is 15 years old, and was worth about £600 when I bought it. It's not worth 10% of that now. Yet I regularly pass carbon fibre bikes worth £4000, have never been passed on a hill, did 1000 miles from one end of Britain to the other on it, and can average 18mph (30kph) on a 50km ride. Of course I would be faster on a newer better bike, and I'll get one some day (my wheels are cracking up, so it will have to be soon), but you can get a lot of performance out of a decent old bike.

    I would ALWAYS recommend that newcomers to cycling buy a second hand bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillysCJ View Post
    Hoop jou cleats werk baie goed anders gaan jy afval.
    I nearly choked on my sandwich I was eating I laughed so much.

    Can't understand that pic. Taken when it was quite dark. Funny thing is when you open the pic then it is the right way around.

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    I've just ordered one of these:




    It's a Specialised Roubais Sport, carbon fibre everything with a relaxed geometry for long distance rides, but mine won't have the disc brakes and comes with better wheels. It should be ideal for the Sportives and Audaxes I plan to do this coming year. Unfortunately, it will have to sit in my bike shed for 4 months or more, as the roads are too crappy and filthy through the winter for a bike like this. But come next spring, I'll be flying!! It's the most comfortable thing I've ever ridden.

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    Mike, that's a nice bike What gear ratios does it have? Looks almost MTB like ratios.

    I have a Giant ATX890 MTB, the yellow and black one, which I use for doodling about. Used to do road racing when I was young and good looking (now I am just "and") with a full carbon Giant CFR, currently in deep storage somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeAG View Post
    I've just ordered one of these:




    It's a Specialised Roubais Sport, carbon fibre everything with a relaxed geometry for long distance rides, but mine won't have the disc brakes and comes with better wheels. It should be ideal for the Sportives and Audaxes I plan to do this coming year. Unfortunately, it will have to sit in my bike shed for 4 months or more, as the roads are too crappy and filthy through the winter for a bike like this. But come next spring, I'll be flying!! It's the most comfortable thing I've ever ridden.

    Mike
    That looks very neat, Mike! Disc brakes on a road bike, about time!

    Enjoy (and be safe)!
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    Thanks Niel......but you missed where I said my version was without disc brakes. However, disc brakes are this years big thing on road bikes, with many if not most of the new models for 2014 featuring them. I don't understand why, as I have never had any problem stopping with rim brakes....but I guess it does help prevent wear on the rims. Besides, there are more and more carbon wheels these days, and carbon is a poor contact surfaces for brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camelman View Post
    Mike, that's a nice bike What gear ratios does it have? Looks almost MTB like ratios.
    Thanks camelman.

    50-34 chainring, then a 10 speed cassette 11-32. This is pretty standard around here, where the hills are lumpy rather than vertiginous. You can rattle along fairly swiftly on 50-11. As the bike only weighs about 7.5kg, it is difficult to compare the gearing with an MTB....even with my current hybrid/ tourer, which is slightly lower geared but weighs 65% more.

    There is a triple chainring version available too, which allows a very slightly lower bottom gear, but essentially just packs an extra 10 gears within pretty much the same range. I love the Shimano 105 groupset on this bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillysCJ View Post
    Is their any one other than me having a bike that less that R20k?
    Yip. Bought this one beginning of the year. Everything (including computer, pedals, shoes, pump etc) cost me R10,000. Managed to do the Argus with it for the first time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeAG View Post
    I've just ordered one of these:




    It's a Specialised Roubais Sport, carbon fibre everything with a relaxed geometry for long distance rides, but mine won't have the disc brakes and comes with better wheels. It should be ideal for the Sportives and Audaxes I plan to do this coming year. Unfortunately, it will have to sit in my bike shed for 4 months or more, as the roads are too crappy and filthy through the winter for a bike like this. But come next spring, I'll be flying!! It's the most comfortable thing I've ever ridden.

    Mike
    Very NICE Mike, I wonder what one of them will cost here by us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meester View Post
    Yip. Bought this one beginning of the year. Everything (including computer, pedals, shoes, pump etc) cost me R10,000. Managed to do the Argus with it for the first time!
    Merida apparently own 48% of Specialised, and make thousands of bikes for them every day. Your bike and mine are from the same stable.
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    Thanks for the advice Musashi!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Papsak View Post
    The old....


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    Thanks for the advice Musashi!
    Always a pleasure. And enjoy! She looks sweet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Musashi View Post
    Always a pleasure. And enjoy! She looks sweet!
    hey... it's a HE!
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