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Up for grabs this week is a full set of signed postcards of the Cervelo Test Team riders, including Carlos Sastre, Thor Hushovd, Roger Hammond and Heinrich Haussler who's giving a good account of himself right now in the Paris-Nice. And loads more, there's about 20, we ran out of room on the pic so what you see is most, but not all, of what you get. Sastre's even signed his in gold, the big show-off.

Want 'em? all you have to do is comment on this post and you're in the draw. We'll pull a name out of the hat this time next week. The judge's etc etc

Dave is a founding father of road.cc and responsible for kicking the server when it breaks. In a previous life he was a graphic designer but he's also a three-time Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling world champion, and remains unbeaten through the bog. Dave rides all sorts of bikes but tends to prefer metal ones. He's getting old is why.

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wild man [297 posts] 7 years ago
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Allez Sastre! My hero for mugging Evans in the Tour.

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John_the_Monkey [438 posts] 7 years ago
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Oh boy, that's a fantastic bit of schwag indeed - my name in the hat please!

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Tony Farrelly [2871 posts] 7 years ago
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yeah, there goes my pension!

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DaSy [704 posts] 7 years ago
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I would love those mounted on the wall opposite my turbo trainer as a bit of inspiration....

Si.

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joeatjbstdotcom [5 posts] 7 years ago
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Well who wouldn't want those to put on the wall, great when trundling out the door on a winter ride to motivate you... plus riding Q-Rings to a TDF win made Sastre an innovator whilst lots scoffed off-round rings... as he says in Overcoming "its not easy"

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bicycleworld [26 posts] 7 years ago
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Remember Danny Lloyd from his MTB days.
Would be great to get those pics in a big shiny frame.
Yes please,Im on board...

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wild man [297 posts] 7 years ago
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I didn't realise Sastre rode off- round rings in the tour. But the idea isn't new, I have some shimano biopace eliptical rings from the late 80's or early 90's, and I think Dave Zabriskie blamed them for a slipped shift which made him crash in the TTT when he was in yellow a couple of years back.

They keep cropping up, and I understand the theory about eliminating the dead spot, but does anyone know if they've been proven to work?

(Yes I know Sastre won on the Alpe D'Huez, but that was down to the off- round objects resting on his saddle!)

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ridley_ultegra [2 posts] 7 years ago
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Excellent bit of schwag!

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oldspikey [80 posts] 7 years ago
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Nice Schwag guys, count me in.

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raykcv [12 posts] 7 years ago
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Nice Schwag!!

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Bikemum [12 posts] 7 years ago
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Yes please count me in!

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Barry Roubaix [3 posts] 7 years ago
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The best looking kit in the peloton - would be great to win the Schwag!

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dave atkinson [6258 posts] 7 years ago
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John the monkey! sorry to everyone else who missed out... look out for a new schwag grab soon...

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John_the_Monkey [438 posts] 7 years ago
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Hi guys, did you get my email?

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Tony Farrelly [2871 posts] 7 years ago
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Hmm… no. Did get your twit though.

Hang on I'll PM you

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John_the_Monkey [438 posts] 7 years ago
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Thanks Tony.

I get the PM content via gmail, but can't see it (or respond) via the Road.cc site...

The email went to Dave's @f-at address on Friday 20th, if that helps.

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Roberj4 [221 posts] 7 years ago
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Good opening to the season, nice bikes and cool Team kit deserve to do well...yes please add me in

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Tony Farrelly [2871 posts] 7 years ago
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Oops! Sorry Roberj4 we're talking about a Schwag grab that's already closed.

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John_the_Monkey [438 posts] 7 years ago
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They arrived today - thanks again guys! Now to investigate some way of getting them framed & displayed...

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bendjamin [1 post] 7 years ago
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I noticed that Carlos Sastre uses 170mm cranks for road races but 165mm crank for TT races.

Normally, riders use longer crank in TT races than road races.

For examples, Andreas Klier, Heinrich Haussler and myself. (Are there a business cards at head of post?)

My body height is same as Carlos Sastre and my road racing bike setup is exactly same as Sastre.

But my TT bike uses 175mm cranks?

Any secret inside?