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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2350 on: October 22, 2021, 07:50:14 AM »
Riding is very good for clearing your head :cup:

And for releasing built up tension after a crap week or anything like it for that matter.  :cup: It also drops my blood pressure if it is running a bit high.  ;D

Maybe Jeepers should get a bike also.  ;) :angel:

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2351 on: October 22, 2021, 12:53:45 PM »
The bike shop has revived my Apollo for the last time they said.
Last weekend I did the MACA200 in Perth, 200 km in 2 days to raise funds for  the Harry Perkins Institute to find a cure for cancer.
It was my third year and in total $7M was raised.
I already have signed up for 2022.

The bike went really well, but I am definitely want a new bike.
I noticed the Merida Reacto Rival Edition with the new SRAM Rival eTap AXS which looks very interesting.
The only think I don't know is how easy is it to make it so that all the controls are on the left hand side, especially the brakes.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2352 on: October 22, 2021, 01:26:14 PM »
I noticed the Merida Reacto Rival Edition with the new SRAM Rival eTap AXS which looks very interesting.
The only think I don't know is how easy is it to make it so that all the controls are on the left hand side, especially the brakes.

On my Shimano Di2 Ultegra I can program any button on the shifters to do anything. It also has a full syncro mode so it maps the gear changes based on gear length, you don't need to worry about changing the front derailleur as it does it for you. As for brakes if they're hydro then that's a pretty hardcore modification.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2353 on: October 22, 2021, 01:33:12 PM »
The bike shop has revived my Apollo for the last time they said.
Last weekend I did the MACA200 in Perth, 200 km in 2 days to raise funds for  the Harry Perkins Institute to find a cure for cancer.
It was my third year and in total $7M was raised.
I already have signed up for 2022
Nice work...  :cup: :cup:
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2354 on: October 22, 2021, 05:25:06 PM »
The bike shop has revived my Apollo for the last time they said.
Last weekend I did the MACA200 in Perth, 200 km in 2 days to raise funds for  the Harry Perkins Institute to find a cure for cancer.
It was my third year and in total $7M was raised.
I already have signed up for 2022.

The bike went really well, but I am definitely want a new bike.
I noticed the Merida Reacto Rival Edition with the new SRAM Rival eTap AXS which looks very interesting.
The only think I don't know is how easy is it to make it so that all the controls are on the left hand side, especially the brakes.

Well done.  :cheers:

Remind me of why you need all the controls on the left side please? ??? Can you post a pic of your current setup for us to understand?  :)

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2355 on: October 22, 2021, 06:00:24 PM »
No problem Foo.
Due to a motorbike accident in 1995 I have lost any movement in my right hand and most of movement in my right arm.
At the accident my right collar bone hit my rib and all nerves in between were severed.

Attached is the current set up.
It has a grip shifter for the cassette on the left (that bit with the red X), thumb shifter for the chainrings on the inside (the black part), and two brake levers (in white).
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2356 on: October 22, 2021, 06:11:46 PM »
No problem Foo.
Due to a motorbike accident in 1995 I have lost any movement in my right hand and most of movement in my right arm.
At the accident my right collar bone hit my rib and all nerves in between were severed.

Attached is the current set up.
It has a grip shifter for the cassette on the left (that bit with the red X), thumb shifter for the chainrings on the inside (the black part), and two brake levers (in white).

 :o Sorry for that chit situation but if and it could be a big if? I would think that if you had two left side levers mounted to a modified bracket that would go over your bars, it could be done?  ??? Cable would be no problem but hydraulic could cause an added headache.  ;D

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2357 on: October 25, 2021, 10:26:53 AM »
None of the SRAM electronics work for what you need mate, as one lever is for shifting up, the other for down...

Try and find a bike with Di2 if you want to go electronic ... The new Ultegra Di2 should be out soon, or if you prefer flat bar bikes, there's also Di2 for XT/XTR, which I believe will also work with road derailleurs (but haven't seen it confirmed yet)

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2358 on: October 25, 2021, 01:46:21 PM »
None of the SRAM electronics work for what you need mate, as one lever is for shifting up, the other for down...

Not so sure, I think that AXS are all communicating with each other.
They even have build a mullet with Force levers and Eagle derailleur.
So the opposite should work as well: Rival derailleur and Eagle shifter.

I think even with hydraulic brakes as I have now, it should work with using the MTB brake levers.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2359 on: October 25, 2021, 06:54:23 PM »
Not so sure, I think that AXS are all communicating with each other.
They even have build a mullet with Force levers and Eagle derailleur.
So the opposite should work as well: Rival derailleur and Eagle shifter.

I think even with hydraulic brakes as I have now, it should work with using the MTB brake levers.
Yeah, they do work that way, just spoke to a mate with an AXS mountain bike, and he teamed it to his Red AXS road bike while I was talking to him, so you should be set for a one side setup with SRAM electronic...

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2361 on: October 26, 2021, 04:19:12 PM »
that hadda hurt...

Apparently it was the cyclists fault... (because according to the Internet police the cyclist is always in the wrong)
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2362 on: October 26, 2021, 04:22:26 PM »
Quote from: D4D
Apparently it was the cyclists fault... (because according to the Internet police the cyclist is always in the wrong)
but did he get the win ???
Does being upside down unconscious as you go over the line count?
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2363 on: October 26, 2021, 04:25:49 PM »
"Police are investigating the scary moment an unsuspecting woman was sent flying in a head-on cycling incident caught on film."

How can it be an unsuspecting woman.
Doesn't the barriers and the people lining up and cheering give away there is something happening?
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2364 on: October 26, 2021, 04:33:33 PM »
"Police are investigating the scary moment an unsuspecting woman was sent flying in a head-on cycling incident caught on film."

How can it be an unsuspecting woman.
Doesn't the barriers and the people lining up and cheering give away there is something happening?
You've not seen the zombies walking around the shops, or even more dangerous - roads - these days with faces buried into stalkerbook and twatter.. ???? they cant be 2 seconds late commenting on a post... MUST BE FIRST.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2365 on: October 26, 2021, 07:33:59 PM »
Unsuspecting woman???? ****ing stupid more like it

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2366 on: October 29, 2021, 02:38:21 PM »
Earlier in the clip, you can see the woman hovering around and then peaking past the crowd at the oncoming bikes, before walking in front of the leader


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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2367 on: October 30, 2021, 05:29:23 AM »
See this sort of crap more than you would think and not with just bikes.  >:D

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2368 on: November 06, 2021, 05:23:06 PM »
Happy dance, got my missing Track Silk now, a $1000 worth of tubulars under the bed but only cost me $400. Oh that's right, I had an order in for four Pista Silk Extras for my Track racing and they sent me three and one that was for Road racing.  >:D So I sent off an email and then another one that I got  a reply from, saying that they original reply may have gone to my SPAM folder (yep) so they said that the correct one is in the mail and I can keep the wrong one.  :o ;D 8)



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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2369 on: November 06, 2021, 07:43:50 PM »
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« Reply #2370 on: November 07, 2021, 05:00:03 PM »
No problem Foo.
Due to a motorbike accident in 1995 I have lost any movement in my right hand and most of movement in my right arm.
At the accident my right collar bone hit my rib and all nerves in between were severed.

Attached is the current set up.
It has a grip shifter for the cassette on the left (that bit with the red X), thumb shifter for the chainrings on the inside (the black part), and two brake levers (in white).

Looks like mick doohan’s race bike setup after he stuffed his right leg and still needed a rear brake.

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2371 on: November 08, 2021, 11:14:26 AM »
Looks like mick doohan’s race bike setup after he stuffed his right leg and still needed a rear brake.

You haven't seen my YZF600 Thundercat with modified controls :-)
The dealer didn't want to test ride after a service as my front brake was in the position where normally the clutch is......
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2372 on: November 08, 2021, 01:37:13 PM »
A documentary on the life and legacy of Canadian downhill rider Stevie Smith.
Friday 12 November 2021 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM (UTC+11)


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« Reply #2373 on: November 09, 2021, 07:27:05 PM »
Sometimes people are remembered for having a red hot crack all the time, rather than being a big champion of a sport and that's the way it should be.  :cup: Respect those that have a go all the time.  :cheers:

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #2374 on: November 18, 2021, 03:51:05 PM »
Before and after pics of my latest build, 1991 Paconi frame, local MEL frame builder, Reynolds 531 tubing and Shimano 600 tricolour groupset. I usually prefer original paint but this was a very nice frame with hideous powder coat that needed to be restored to it's former glory.


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