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Hello all, new here to twospoke.com and one Mr Painter of Integrate suggested I join up here :)
Love cycling and all things cycling related.
My favourite would be mtb which I started riding Feb 1990 and continue to do today :)

I have been fortunate enough to work in the bicycle industry, predominantly as mechanic/sales person since 1990 and seen many changes through the years.

My current bikes are;
1990 Ritchey P23 vintage rebuild, under construction.
2011 Charge Duster with full XT group (ridden most)
1989 Giant escaper, picking up Monday :) (hanging to see this one)
1989 Cannondale R300 (stationary trainer bike)
with more to come in future :)

Cheers
Shane
 

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Welcome to two spokes.
 

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Welcome to TwoSpoke. You going to enlighten us with your bike experience? :thumbsup:
 

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Shane is
an AWESOME wrench resource, and it will be great to have him on the site.

Plus, he's an Aussie, and he says things like al-Lu-minium!
 

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Shane is
an AWESOME wrench resource, and it will be great to have him on the site.

Plus, he's an Aussie, and he says things like al-Lu-minium!
I was responsible for shipping about a million pounds of aloominnium every week. And if Shane starts talking about stopping at the servo down the street for a shiver after taking the ruggies to Macca's, I'll understand completely.

When I visited QLD, I stayed at Half Moon Bay, right on a golf course. Driving through Cairns, I was surprised that every third shop had a sign with XXX over the door or in the window. It didn't mean what I thought it meant.
 

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I can already see that this site is going to be a blast :thumbsup:

plenty of quick witted banter so I should fit in here well :D

You will hopefully get used to my "accent" and terminologies over time ;)

Cheers
 

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Hi Shane, Welcome
Say something ~ make a splash.
You got me thinking Andy, so here goes.
My passion in cycling is mountain biking which I have ridden and raced from 1990-2006 when I last raced. I still ride occasionally and would like to return to competing at a lesser level as training permits :)

During my time competing I have completed triathlons including Ironman, running events including marathons and ultras (sorry Al :thumbsup:) cross country mtb races and 12-24hr solo mtb events.

I have been very fortunate to also wrench on many professional athletes bikes over the years and these riders have collected National, World and Olympic titles which has given me a great sense of satisfaction. Having ridden mtb from 1990 I have seen and worked on all the varying technologies that have come and gone and the same can be said for Road and Tri/TT tech as well. I am very passionate about all things mechanical and am currently building a 1990 Ritchey P23 amongst some other things, including possibly the new Ritchey P27.5 with XTR groupo :D Might have to wait a while for that one though :(

Cheers
Shane
 

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Welcome, I'd say you bring a wee bit of experience and knowledge! Great to have ya here :D
 

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So explain, because I read this and it sounds like something that'd happen in Amsterdam or the Bunny Ranch and ends up with some Valtrex. . .
Quite the opposite. Australians are more colorful with their English, and how they use it. In addition to shortening a lot of words, they speak Strine - far cough and fairy nuff are two of my favorite examples.

I hope Shane isn't too proper. I miss my Aussie mates and their banter.
 
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