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Title: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Doug.b on June 20, 2012, 07:37:05 PM
This is my bike that I ride around and take camping with me.
It's a Felt sector 24 bmx cruiser
Just wondering what other my swaggers ride. So show us your bike  ;D

(http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af335/dougdonna/IMG-20120620-00026.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: white Knuckles on June 20, 2012, 08:03:22 PM
Giant anthem......................... sorry about the photo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: BrisVegasGolfer on June 20, 2012, 08:29:12 PM
4 year old alloy EMC road bike.  I've gotten into the morning river loops and the odd weekend ride to try and get in shape before I hit 40... 

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af323/BrisVegas/2012-02-28060746.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: baldheadedgit on June 20, 2012, 08:37:52 PM
Here's Mine    ;D :cheers:

BHG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Wato on June 20, 2012, 08:48:32 PM
I ride an Azzurri Forza RL full carbon with Sram Red. Weighs next to nothing but I need all the help I can get to keep up with the youngens.

Will did a photo out soon

Craig
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: JCOJ on June 20, 2012, 10:28:56 PM
Not that I take these camping but I have:

1) Trek 4300 Mountain Bike

2) Cannondale Saeco CAAD 5 with Campagnolo Potenza

3) Merida Scultura with Dura Ace:

4) Felt B12 Time Trial Bike with SRAM Red:

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: cruisindub on June 21, 2012, 01:50:47 AM
Specialized rockhopper.

Sorry, no photo,
Still in the bag after I shipped it home from Italy, via UK, originally from US.

That bike has been around the place with me so many times, I can't bare to part with it for a new model.

Must get it back together again soon.

Maybe this post will kick me into touch.!
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Red Dog 4x4 on June 21, 2012, 08:12:53 AM
This is what i have, Its a 2006 Kona Stinky Down hill/Free ride I find it more fun ridding in the city than the scrub.....

(http://www.galbraithmt.com/images/bikes/kona_stinky/kona_stinky_2006_togoparts_400x265pix.jpg)
P.S. not my photo though.....
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Riguez on June 21, 2012, 10:38:54 AM
Here's Mine    ;D :cheers:

BHG

Does that thing have somewhere to hold a beer BHG? I see its got a bell for when you need to call for a refill! I like it.  :D

I ride a Giant Reign all-mountain, has a Rockshox dropper seat post on it too (well worth the coin) - love that bike. A mate wants me to buy a Specialized Enduro (at cost price - he works in a store) but i find them really too clunky and heavy compared to the feathery whipiness of the Reign. The Specialized does climb well though.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: gibbo301 on June 21, 2012, 10:42:30 AM
Here's mine
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Tim - Stratford on June 21, 2012, 01:16:47 PM
I had a Giant Trance for a few years now. Son, another Giant and daughter a Raleigh. We got caught riding in the snow last time up above Locola at Kellys Lane.

(http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb50/Elmer_5mf/Kimberley%20Kamper%20Album/KellysLaneMTBSnowsmall.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: cancan on June 21, 2012, 01:37:18 PM
Sorry only piciture of my bike that I can access.

Its an Avanti Barracuda which I bought back in 1997, its been around the world and still going strong.

Just bought an indoor trainer so i can use it inside the new van....saves sharing country roads with road trains

(http://www.myswag.org/gallery/d/39708-1/IMG_0010+_1_.jpg)

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: fuji on June 21, 2012, 02:14:57 PM
The only bike to ride is my 2010 Kona Kula, I got it new and it was $1000 off the price. Sorry no pics
Wayne
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: richee on June 21, 2012, 02:22:10 PM
Orbea Hybrid

and a Scott CR1 Pro
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Sharshebelle1 on June 21, 2012, 02:50:16 PM
Ok,  and before you laugh,  you should see how much ice and wine that basket can carry,  very handy for cruising around the vineyards
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: BrisVegasGolfer on June 21, 2012, 03:14:43 PM
Orbea Hybrid

That's a cool bike mate!  I'd love something like that for my school run and commute.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: richee on June 21, 2012, 03:25:27 PM
Its for Sale  ;D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: discoteddy on June 21, 2012, 09:07:16 PM
Giant anthem......................... sorry about the photo


Niiice, had my Anthem X2 for two months now and the affair continues >:D

Cheers,

Disco Teddy.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: mickange on June 21, 2012, 10:08:04 PM
This is my Cannondale sl 29er gets me to work three times a week to save fuel in the GQ and keep the kilos off me(http://img.tapatalk.com/95879158-0e9d-aba1.jpg)


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: 2Psinapatrol on June 21, 2012, 10:21:10 PM
I brought my bike off Mick ( mickange ) after he brought the bike in the picture.

I don't know much about it. But it's blue and it goes fast when I peddle fast.Maybe Mick can fill in the details.

I just use it for a bit of exercise.
I trying to get tight buns like Mick.






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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Jason B on June 21, 2012, 10:25:39 PM
Mine

A Mongoose Californian had it since purchased new in 1986.


Regards


jas
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on June 23, 2012, 12:19:44 PM
My Wheeler.

(http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy6/fooonpatrol/RIMG0017.jpg)

My old road bike from my racing days a Rapello.

(http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy6/fooonpatrol/OldRapelo-1.jpg)

My track bike a Hoffy made from 017 Cromolly tubing

(http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy6/fooonpatrol/RIMG0054-1-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: mickange on June 23, 2012, 07:15:23 PM
I brought my bike off Mick ( mickange ) after he brought the bike in the picture.

I don't know much about it. But it's blue and it goes fast when I peddle fast.Maybe Mick can fill in the details.

I just use it for a bit of exercise.
I trying to get tight buns like Mick.






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oh dear, I think the paint fumes are getting to you!! Lol


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Jon on June 23, 2012, 07:25:10 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/95879158-0e9d-aba1.jpg)


Hand made Cracknfail ...with a stand??

Dont panic, I ride a Giant AC 2 that weighs nearly as much as I do.
But it's plush ;D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on June 23, 2012, 07:30:42 PM
I bought this in 2000, I think I rode it twice before I sold it :)

(http://blkmav.com/myswag/bike1.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Mumof3 on June 24, 2012, 09:22:06 PM
Hi Mumof3's other half here, I was told to come and play this game, for some reason she thinks I have too many bikes, please tell her she is wrong...

the New Sled(downhill bike), GT Fury
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-9ES9y_UX1Zg/T-b18tVdraI/AAAAAAAAAjI/VF5Tn6ueHz0/s144/IMG_6261.JPG)


The All mountain bike, Cannondale Prophet
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JM5wX-diNfI/T-b1YUlDCvI/AAAAAAAAAi8/Z0J9Gi-sXMc/s144/IMG_6272.JPG)

The Cross Country Bike, Cannondale Scalpel
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-UtuNDICXeFI/T-b1Vt2DPSI/AAAAAAAAAi4/gkwiNd19yn4/s144/IMG_6271.JPG)

The roadie, BMC Roadracer
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-JLKSvO-C-bs/T-b1bDRmEQI/AAAAAAAAAjE/Ny_R-VOtQw0/s144/IMG_6273.JPG)


Mumof3's bike, Mongoose VRS-5
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ZQFA2WhlLGY/T-b1ddPJ5lI/AAAAAAAAAjA/LWa52NVEoxg/s144/IMG_6274.JPG)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on February 18, 2014, 08:06:30 PM
I thought there was an existing thread but I can't find it.

Bought a bike today to get back into riding, mainly going to ride bush trails around the local area. It is a bog stock Scott Scale 640 2013 model, I am resisting the urge to mod. Went for a quick ride this arvo, bike goes great, pity about the engine :-[

(http://blkmav.com/myswag/scott640.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Marcus73 on February 18, 2014, 08:11:09 PM
I thought there was an existing thread but I can't find it.

 I am resisting the urge to mod.

(http://blkmav.com/myswag/scott640.jpg)



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Have you seen some of the led lighting available for these things nowadays? ;)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scarps on February 18, 2014, 08:12:37 PM
Noice, agree needs some LEDs (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/18/a6yqe2eq.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Woodsie on February 18, 2014, 08:14:23 PM
I think the other thread was about Fat Bikes
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Marcus73 on February 18, 2014, 08:21:42 PM
I thought there was an existing thread but I can't find it.

bike goes great, pity about the engine :-[




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(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/18/ezygahu7.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Doug.b on February 18, 2014, 08:24:08 PM
I thought there was an existing thread but I can't find it.

Bought a bike today to get back into riding, mainly going to ride bush trails around the local area. It is a bog stock Scott Scale 640 2013 model, I am resisting the urge to mod. Went for a quick ride this arvo, bike goes great, pity about the engine :-[

(http://blkmav.com/myswag/scott640.jpg)


Here is the other thread
http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=23186.msg357742#msg357742 (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=23186.msg357742#msg357742)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Black Diamond on February 18, 2014, 08:27:10 PM
Nice bike but someone spelt your name wrong ;D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on February 18, 2014, 08:27:29 PM
Calling GG, can you merge the threads...

Edit - thanks GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: fuji on February 21, 2014, 05:59:09 PM
I thought there was an existing thread but I can't find it.

Bought a bike today to get back into riding, mainly going to ride bush trails around the local area. It is a bog stock Scott Scale 640 2013 model, I am resisting the urge to mod. Went for a quick ride this arvo, bike goes great, pity about the engine :-[

(http://blkmav.com/myswag/scott640.jpg)



Sounds like my engine ;D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on February 21, 2014, 08:54:21 PM
I thought there was an existing thread but I can't find it.

Bought a bike today to get back into riding, mainly going to ride bush trails around the local area. It is a bog stock Scott Scale 640 2013 model, I am resisting the urge to mod. Went for a quick ride this arvo, bike goes great, pity about the engine :-[

(http://blkmav.com/myswag/scott640.jpg)


Baby steps again mate and work up to it.  :cheers:

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: DannyG on February 22, 2014, 05:43:37 AM
Heres mine $50 from Kmart  ;D ;D Needs a turbo it goes like crap  :-[
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Marcus73 on February 22, 2014, 10:01:29 AM

Heres mine $50 from Kmart  ;D ;D Needs a turbo it goes like crap  :-[

I can't imagine why, after all the bloke riding it's pretty buff ;)
Weight reduction perhaps?


Sent from the machine that goes..... Bing!
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Coiled on February 22, 2014, 12:33:32 PM
Not my pic but I have one of these - Specialised Stumpjumper Expert 2007 which I have had since new. I used to ride weekends and even do some mid week single track at night but have barely ridden in last few years. About to start commuting on it to shed some kilos with a goal of getting back into some MTBing whilst away camping.

(http://www.gcbicycling.com/2007sjfsrxrb/images/right_side_med_shadow.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on February 22, 2014, 04:04:22 PM
That looks like a serious bit of gear Coiled.  8)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Azamagnum on February 22, 2014, 05:33:00 PM
Mine

A Mongoose Californian had it since purchased new in 1986.


Regards


jas

That's awesome,
Do you want to sell it ?
cheers
Aza
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: BernieS on February 23, 2014, 04:32:16 PM
I had an orange metallic dragstar when I was 14. Does that count?  Sorry no pics. I expect that its now sitting at the bottom of landfill somewhere. :laugh:
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on February 23, 2014, 04:56:11 PM
I have a couple of steeds, will get some shots up soon, its a passion that has costed me a fair amount of coin

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Mallory Black on February 23, 2014, 06:00:30 PM
Here's my Peugeot. bought it in 1990, converted it to flat bar roadie long before manufacturers were doing it.
weighs 10kg, has 700x23mm kevlars at 120psi, rolls like there's always a tailwind compared to the MTB
fantastic for the commute carving up all the joggers.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: jkwpajero on February 24, 2014, 05:10:50 PM
Three year old Giant Reign. It's better than I am.

(http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh494/jkwpajero/Bikes/IMGP2501_zps37d85c0d.jpg) (http://s1248.photobucket.com/user/jkwpajero/media/Bikes/IMGP2501_zps37d85c0d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: brocky05fj on February 24, 2014, 08:35:49 PM
My road bike, a 2003 Guru Flite
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/210813619/20131127_193900%20(Small).jpg)


My bush basher and general duties bike,Slazenger SLR2000
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/210813619/20130419_151812%20(Small).jpg)
The tug needs more power to haul the trailer around. Kids don't get lighter as they get older....

Cheers
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on February 25, 2014, 03:42:07 PM
My good MTB generally won't go camping, not secure enough. I recently bought this beauty for $15 with 90's purple anodised goodness.
(http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae38/hoomac/Bike%20bits/082f8a5732ad08bc007f9a8d49c3b1c6_zps8474488c.jpg)
Bit of a shame the grey tyres were past it, been replaced now. Found some old v brakes to upgrade with and put some new grips on. All good for hauling the littlest around in a trailer, or on the bub seat on the back depending on the weather. Bigger kids can pedal themselves.

The 20yo steel road bike (commuter), try hard hipster fixie(Friday commuter), 2 MTBs (SS or XC weapon) will stay home for most trips keeping the garage warm.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Topender on February 25, 2014, 04:46:32 PM
These are my babies.  They are at the very high end and my three are worth more than our Swan  ???  As they say he has most toys wins  :cup:

1)  Specialized S-Works Venge.  Full Campagnolo Super Record.  Zipp 404 FC Wheels.

2)  Orbea Orca.  Full Campagnolo Record.  Campagnolo Shamal Ultra Wheels.

3)  Giant Anthem X LTD.  Full Shimano XTR.  Shimano XTR Tubeless Wheels.

Cheers Dave
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: woolgoolgaoffroad on February 26, 2014, 03:09:41 PM
In my new place I have limited room for the trailer & bikes. The pic isn't the best but I have two. A Giant Strata and a Giant Trance.....

(http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/cc353/woolgoolgaoffroad/photo-8.jpg) (http://s527.photobucket.com/user/woolgoolgaoffroad/media/photo-8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Swannie on February 26, 2014, 04:44:55 PM
These are my babies.  They are at the very high end and my three are worth more than our Swan  ???  As they say he has most toys wins  :cup:

1)  Specialized S-Works Venge.  Full Campagnolo Super Record.  Zipp 404 FC Wheels.

2)  Orbea Orca.  Full Campagnolo Record.  Campagnolo Shamal Ultra Wheels.

3)  Giant Anthem X LTD.  Full Shimano XTR.  Shimano XTR Tubeless Wheels.

Cheers Dave

Very Nice Dave
Swannie
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on February 28, 2014, 01:01:51 PM
^^ X2 I'm drooling.  :cup:

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: sschmez on February 28, 2014, 05:07:34 PM
Mines a Trek 3900
and here it is with me at Cowombat Flat, standing in the Mighty Murray River
(http://www.4x4earth.com.au/forum/images/posts/20130426_Cowombat_D025small_zpsbd24c5ba.jpg)

The rest of the story is HERE on 4x4Earth (http://www.4x4earth.com.au/forum/vic-trip-reports/24577-cowombat-flat-head-murray-river.html)

Stevo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: whitey1 on February 28, 2014, 05:47:52 PM
Here's a good pic of mine. A Trek Superfly 100AL with a KS dropper post that I love!
This was taken on MT Clarence, overlooking Middleton Beach in my hometown of Albany WA.
There's a lot of fun tracks on the hills there.
(http://s20.postimg.org/bd642vnnh/P1020087.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: cancan on March 01, 2014, 09:49:30 AM
I discovered that a couple of guys at work were cycling so I dusted the old mountain bike out and tried to keep up...I found it was a bit dark with the early morning starts so I went to my local bike shop to buy some lights and walked out with a new road bike.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img203/8163/v1cf.jpg)

Then worked out it was hard work having to transport the bike between Roma and Brisbane so I picked up this ebay special for Roma

(http://imageshack.com/a/img844/3439/sv7d.jpg)

By now I had discovered Strava and my hours on the bike had increased. The wife wasnt happy that i was away with work all week, coming home Friday and then off to play rugby and riding on the weekends...so Rugby had to go but I was missing waking up with bruises, skinned legs and the odd broken bones so rugby was replaced with this:

(http://imageshack.com/a/img826/8868/fom0.jpg)

and I still have the old mountain bike for camping and riding with the kids

(http://imageshack.com/a/img706/7972/c3l0.jpg)

Now I just have to work out how to keep up with the youngins
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on March 01, 2014, 10:20:09 AM
Looks like this bike stuff is addictive. I had a 'browse' through a bike store yesterday and walked out with $200+ worth of stuff I 'needed' :)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Footloose on March 01, 2014, 12:42:28 PM
This riding thing certainly is addictive.I am back down to 4 bikes
really good road bike,time trial bike,mountain bike and a track bike.
I wiil post up some photos as soon as i am back home.

Cheers Miles
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on March 01, 2014, 01:33:25 PM
Looks like this bike stuff is addictive. I had a 'browse' through a bike store yesterday and walked out with $200+ worth of stuff I 'needed' :)

Yeah yeah yeah, that's what ya told ya missus.   :angel:

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Blueboy on March 01, 2014, 06:28:09 PM
This is my Trek Superfly
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: koshari on May 16, 2014, 10:35:14 PM
Looks like this bike stuff is addictive. I had a 'browse' through a bike store yesterday and walked out with $200+ worth of stuff I 'needed' :)

All stuffs addictive D4D .
Thats why we all have full garages and need more space.

I put some brifters on my vintage steel frame racer today. Looking forward to taking the old girl for a run.

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Skinnee on May 16, 2014, 10:37:37 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/16/numu8e8e.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on May 17, 2014, 02:29:23 PM
...

Irony much? Skinnee on a fat bike. I like it.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: koshari on May 18, 2014, 08:09:54 AM
my vintage roadie now with brifters,

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/147998136/steel_roadie.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Shelbyright on May 18, 2014, 09:23:57 AM
IBIS Mojo SLR
Bloody awsome!
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on May 18, 2014, 02:13:54 PM
IBIS Mojo SLR
Bloody awsome!

Very nice steed

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: dungee on May 18, 2014, 10:40:12 PM
Rain bike

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-yRhvo6N0eho/UKLRRD21hhI/AAAAAAAAaEs/WzBTeM-jAsg/s640/IMG_0002.jpg)

Race bike

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-CkehlN4UQzo/UKLSwjGeCZI/AAAAAAAAaHk/CgK5CIIlD_s/s640/IMG_0744.jpg)

Other bike :-)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-0Jv7Qk7uJBk/UXcVuFK86yI/AAAAAAAAgQ8/3heildyqxpg/s800/IMG_2014.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: BrisVegasGolfer on May 19, 2014, 01:18:58 PM
Upgraded from my 8 y.o. alloy EMC2 to this 10 y.o. Litespeed Tuscany titanium about a year ago.  Have put many thousand kms on it and it still sings!  SRAM Force, Easton carbon forks, bars and seatpost, Mavic Open Pro 32 spokes on Dura Ace hubs.  This bike may outlast me.  :-)  I've been looking at another cheaper bike for commuting duties, but currently use the Litespeed as my everything bike.

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af323/BrisVegas/Mobile%20Uploads/942276_10152120772267715_1878556080_n_zps25aafb14.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/user/BrisVegas/media/Mobile%20Uploads/942276_10152120772267715_1878556080_n_zps25aafb14.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Trackabout Off Road Campers on May 19, 2014, 01:27:56 PM
Here's my bike!  8)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: ScottT on May 19, 2014, 01:35:23 PM
IBIS Mojo SLR
Bloody awsome!

And right there is Mountain Bike Porn .......
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: feisty on May 19, 2014, 07:19:28 PM
Road Bike
SCOTT CR1 PRO
Ultegra 6800 10 speed. She just flies!!!!!(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/19/9emumu3y.jpg)

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: koshari on May 19, 2014, 07:36:26 PM
My 26er bike (originally posted in the mancave thread) that i picked up on ebay for $53.

As i got it-
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/147998136/mongoose_sml.jpg)

now-

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/147998136/mongoose1_sml.jpg)

$50 bucks for some new small block 8 tires, 40 for the rims and $7 for some spokes/nipples,
oh and about 3 and a half hours truing the rebuilt rims in the mancave.

The poor thing was a victim of a failed bike carreir bracket and but the bitumen at 100lm/hr just out of Cann Rver.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: feisty on May 19, 2014, 07:37:54 PM
Nice work!!!!
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Forest on May 20, 2014, 06:33:07 AM
Bennent Montreal (Montreal Olympics)

Unique gearing as you could change gears  while peddling backwards

Sadly mine was stolen  :-[
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: evolution on August 06, 2014, 08:09:46 PM
My new steed  :cup:
(http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t411/evolution1985/IMG_20140806_192859_853_zps4cbe8d72.jpg) (http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/evolution1985/media/IMG_20140806_192859_853_zps4cbe8d72.jpg.html)

Rides awesome! Really looking forward to taking on Hunchback hill this weekend.  ;D
Its a Giant Trance X 29er 00. Full sram XO carbon 2x20 groupset, XO 4 piston hydraulic brakes, Carbon headstem and bars, Dropper seat post, Air forks/shock, DT swiss rims.

You know for a bloody expensive bike it didn't come with any pedals???
I added a couple of creature comforts, JetBlack saddle bag, Surefire LED lamp (its brighter than the navaras headlights lol)
Topeak Iglow rear fender, chuckblocker front fender, Giant Magnesium sealed bearing MTB pedals, and a bonnieger computer.

I have had Sram X9 groupsets on my last couple of bikes and I thought they were the ducks nutz but the X0 is a different ball game! Its super precise and so far impossible to get a wrong shift. That and the X0 brakes are endo educing.

Cheers
Evo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: woolgoolgaoffroad on August 06, 2014, 09:47:38 PM
nice Evo.....did you go with lockout pedals or flats ??
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: evolution on August 06, 2014, 10:00:40 PM
nice Evo.....did you go with lockout pedals or flats ??
Just flats mate. I have to use this as a "family" cruiser too. So I didn't want to have to wear special shoes just to do a 20km ride with the misses and kids.
If I get my other frame built it will be a general purpose bike, but so far this one seems to be a really good all rounder. I'm really looking forward to finding some good single tracks. I think I'll have to join a club as I don't know anyone around here that rides those.

Cheers
Evo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Meken on August 06, 2014, 10:09:31 PM

My good MTB generally won't go camping, not secure enough. I recently bought this beauty for $15 with 90's purple anodised goodness.
(http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae38/hoomac/Bike%20bits/082f8a5732ad08bc007f9a8d49c3b1c6_zps8474488c.jpg)
Bit of a shame the grey tyres were past it, been replaced now. Found some old v brakes to upgrade with and put some new grips on. All good for hauling the littlest around in a trailer, or on the bub seat on the back depending on the weather. Bigger kids can pedal themselves.

The 20yo steel road bike (commuter), try hard hipster fixie(Friday commuter), 2 MTBs (SS or XC weapon) will stay home for most trips keeping the garage warm.
I've got a beautiful purple wheeler - but no grey tyres! Still goes well ( even with a 15yr riding hiatus)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: woolgoolgaoffroad on August 06, 2014, 10:10:29 PM
Just flats mate. I have to use this as a "family" cruiser too. So I didn't want to have to wear special shoes just to do a 20km ride with the misses and kids.
If I get my other frame built it will be a general purpose bike, but so far this one seems to be a really good all rounder. I'm really looking forward to finding some good single tracks. I think I'll have to join a club as I don't know anyone around here that rides those.

Cheers
Evo

nice...
when i got my 2014 trance last year they threw in both flats and the lockouts, used the locks in the bush once but even though i am pretty bike fit i just find them unsettling in technical stuff here in the bush
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: evolution on August 06, 2014, 10:16:35 PM
nice...
when i got my 2014 trance last year they threw in both flats and the lockouts, used the locks in the bush once but even though i am pretty bike fit i just find them unsettling in technical stuff here in the bush

Yeah, with the discount I got on it, I wasn't getting any freebies. Lol they did give me a shock pump though.  :cup:
I don't mind lockins when doing a really technical down hill, but for general single trail I don't really need them. (no where near good enough to go fast enough lol)

I scored pretty well with this one, Its a 00 model. Apparently its a special release bike for Australia only. As you probably know 0 is usually the highest spec they do, but they had some special thing going on so they released the 00 with full Sram carbon XO set. I only got this as they actually price matched another bike shop on a DEMO!! lol I told them I was looking at a demo and just asked them what the best price they could do on the new one they had on the floor was. He asked me how much the demo was and then came back 10 min later and said he would match it! lol I was stoked and impulse bought it ...... just don't tell the wifey lol

Cheers
Evo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Meken on August 06, 2014, 10:19:38 PM
My fondriest - goes like a cut cat! Full carbon frame, ultegra gear - it's feeling a bit unloved at the moment :(
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Redback on August 07, 2014, 09:46:23 AM
I have one of these ;D
BSA 20 CIRCA 1950s/60s
(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSbdUUbnDS8VBcNswGbwqY-NxrIrUq0wBMINjHqJ-jAo0Rh_afbTQ)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: ScottT on August 07, 2014, 10:26:44 AM
nice...
when i got my 2014 trance last year they threw in both flats and the lockouts, used the locks in the bush once but even though i am pretty bike fit i just find them unsettling in technical stuff here in the bush


Clipless pedals is the term, even though you are clipped in !

Cheers

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/au/en/shimano-m520-clipless-spd-mtb-pedals/rp-prod3759 (http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/au/en/shimano-m520-clipless-spd-mtb-pedals/rp-prod3759)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: raider on August 07, 2014, 03:16:28 PM
My new steed  :cup:
(http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t411/evolution1985/IMG_20140806_192859_853_zps4cbe8d72.jpg) (http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/evolution1985/media/IMG_20140806_192859_853_zps4cbe8d72.jpg.html)

Rides awesome! Really looking forward to taking on Hunchback hill this weekend.  ;D
Its a Giant Trance X 29er 00. Full sram XO carbon 2x20 groupset, XO 4 piston hydraulic brakes, Carbon headstem and bars, Dropper seat post, Air forks/shock, DT swiss rims.

You know for a bloody expensive bike it didn't come with any pedals???
I added a couple of creature comforts, JetBlack saddle bag, Surefire LED lamp (its brighter than the navaras headlights lol)
Topeak Iglow rear fender, chuckblocker front fender, Giant Magnesium sealed bearing MTB pedals, and a bonnieger computer.

I have had Sram X9 groupsets on my last couple of bikes and I thought they were the ducks nutz but the X0 is a different ball game! Its super precise and so far impossible to get a wrong shift. That and the X0 brakes are endo educing.

Cheers
Evo


Very nice Evo. I walked up Hunchback about a month ago and couldn't believe what they've done. Looks awesome. Ironically, recovering from a shoulder reco from a bike stack so if I still have my nerve I will have to give it a go . Picked up a Dainese full body armour set for 30 bucks at a weekend garage sale in Wodonga so might have to wear that too.
Raider
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: johnyd on August 07, 2014, 07:43:56 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/HmR2Zc3.jpg)Umm, hopefully that doesn't come out as oversized as it looks in the reply box...

Mine is a Trek Xcalibre-8
Use it just for riding around the farm for fitness, was planning on commuting but found my fitness lacking and my commodore small for lugging it back and forth between when I stay in town or stay at the farm, so it has stayed on the farm.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: evolution on August 07, 2014, 07:53:34 PM
Very nice Evo. I walked up Hunchback about a month ago and couldn't believe what they've done. Looks awesome. Ironically, recovering from a shoulder reco from a bike stack so if I still have my nerve I will have to give it a go . Picked up a Dainese full body armour set for 30 bucks at a weekend garage sale in Wodonga so might have to wear that too.
Raider

Cheers Mate,
I haven't been up there since the new tails have been finished. Looking forward to it though  :cup:
That's a pretty good pickup for the body armour, its amazing what you can find at a garage sale! are you based in Wodonga?
Should go for a trail if you want?

Cheers
Evo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: raider on August 07, 2014, 09:34:59 PM
Cheers Mate,
I haven't been up there since the new tails have been finished. Looking forward to it though  :cup:
That's a pretty good pickup for the body armour, its amazing what you can find at a garage sale! are you based in Wodonga?
Should go for a trail if you want?

Cheers
Evo

Yeah I am. I will come and say g'day at the Camping show. Eco mate stand i assume , looking at another thread. I won't be riding for a while - haven't worked since Anzac day and still a way off. Thank god for income protection.
Raider
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: evolution on August 07, 2014, 09:46:00 PM
Yeah I am. I will come and say g'day at the Camping show. Eco mate stand i assume , looking at another thread. I won't be riding for a while - haven't worked since Anzac day and still a way off. Thank god for income protection.
Raider

Too easy mate, and yep that will be me  ;D
I know the feeling, I have had a couple of reco's on my right shoulder. It gets better though.

Cheers
Evo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on August 08, 2014, 02:36:54 PM
My old Rapallo racing bike. I have just got it going again, after gluing some new Maxxis Forza strips (tyres for the noobs) onto my race wheels. Gave it s hit out the other weekend, with the bunch I ride with and other tham being rougher and only 12sp, I lost nothing to the quick blokes.  :)

019 Ishawata tubing with Sugino 54-44 cranks, Shimano 600 running gear and brakes. The cluster is a straight 6, 13-18t Regina and bar end shifters.  8)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/08/yraherej.jpg)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on August 08, 2014, 02:37:29 PM
My fondriest - goes like a cut cat! Full carbon frame, ultegra gear - it's feeling a bit unloved at the moment :(

Nice!  8)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on August 10, 2014, 11:31:07 AM
Now with toe clips and the old Detto Piettro shoes.

A bonus on todays ride was meeting a forum member.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/10/memyvu2e.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/10/gasyty7e.jpg)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Footloose on August 10, 2014, 02:04:53 PM
Foo
Loved seeing the old steelie in the flesh.
Goes pretty well too.I will have to start 
some sprint training again before my
next ride up on Bribie.Will be back up to
Bribie in a couple of weeks.

Cheers Miles
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on August 10, 2014, 02:19:30 PM
Yeah good to see you Miles and a couple of the other blokes said you're strong, so it will come back to you.  ;)

The young guns should be back for the ride then and they will test us out a wee bit. Pain is good!  ;D

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on August 01, 2015, 08:30:05 AM
Freakish, both the riding and the fact it is one take

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ud5T5I4XcA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ud5T5I4XcA)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Rumpig on August 01, 2015, 08:56:26 AM
Freakish, both the riding and the fact it is one take

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ud5T5I4XcA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ud5T5I4XcA)
8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on August 01, 2015, 10:29:57 AM
this was my Muru Cycles Witjira Trail fatbike at Witjira National Park in 2013 on the way out to the start of the Simpson Desert Bike Challenge.

I've since sold it to one of the medical staff from the event that raced it in 2014.

But I'll be building a new one (hopefully next month) with updated frame and this time with a Rohloff XL rear hub (internally geared with 14 speeds) plus a Rock Shox Bluto fork up front and tubeless fat wheels and 4.8" tyres.


(http://)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on August 01, 2015, 11:03:43 AM
now these are not strictly pics of "my" bike.

They're from my good friend Lynton who just last month rode the Hay River Track on one of our bikes.

(this was his "warm-up" ride for this years Simpson Desert Bike Challenge... last year he rode part of the Canning' as a warm-up)

I just thought that the pics were bloody awesome.

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on October 24, 2015, 07:45:29 PM
Bought the missus a crossover today, for family rides on bike paths/trails etc., pick it up tomorrow.

(http://d2k6j1fqfkfmqi.cloudfront.net/_generated/_generated_au/bikes/models/images/2000/Cross%20City%201%20Disc_Blue_nopedals.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: dirtpilot on October 24, 2015, 09:49:00 PM
I don't like to peddle. 8)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: dales133 on October 25, 2015, 01:21:18 AM
Specialized rockhopper.

Sorry, no photo,
Still in the bag after I shipped it home from Italy, via UK, originally from US.

That bike has been around the place with me so many times, I can't bare to part with it for a new model.

Must get it back together again soon.

Maybe this post will kick me into touch.!
Sounds like me.
Ive got a specialized hard rock that ive dragged around the world with me i cant bare to part with either.
I got it new for just under 3 grand in 2001.
Its an awsum bike and riding anything else just feels like crap in comparison
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on October 25, 2015, 08:15:48 AM
the bike in the pic is/was my old 1988 Mongoose IBOC Pro. Set it up for touring. In 92' I went most of the way 'round the country.

This pic is from 95'. You can probably guess where. (21 days from Cairns to the tip)

The ole' Mongoose had a cro-moly steel frame and fork, custom made cro-moly racks front and rear and never let me down.

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: prodigyrf on October 25, 2015, 09:33:34 PM
The missus e-bike she's had for about 15 months now although it cost $950 pickup back then but alas the Aussie $ by the looks-
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NEW-Leitner-Electric-Ebike-Bicycle-City-Bike-250W-10Ah-Lithium-2Yrs-Warranty-/181520261578?hash=item2a437361ca:g:LKoAAMXQfvlSev94 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NEW-Leitner-Electric-Ebike-Bicycle-City-Bike-250W-10Ah-Lithium-2Yrs-Warranty-/181520261578?hash=item2a437361ca:g:LKoAAMXQfvlSev94)
She likes the daily exercise coupled with the metro range for the change of scenery. Only thing makes her really nervous for some reason is the lycra lads slipstreaming her up the bike paths when they want a bit of a rest  ;D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scott13april on October 25, 2015, 09:45:44 PM
Here is my trek fuel ex 8 29er in finke gorge last year (http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/25/91b4f29bfa1125186eabe63a7ff16f8e.jpg)


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 Nn
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on October 26, 2015, 12:50:04 PM
Here are my two main bikes:

Intense SlopestyleII.

(http://gallery.myswag.org/gallery/d/51033-2/Intense+SS2+Jan2015.jpg)

Cinelli Pro Estrada. Full Campagnolo Super Record Titanium, carbon frame. Lots of Cinelli.

(http://gallery.myswag.org/gallery/d/51030-1/Cinelli.JPG)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: tk421 on October 26, 2015, 01:29:52 PM
I'm currently on this:
Giant Defy
For off road work I've got a Specialized Hardrock 29er.

For years 11-16 I rode my dad's old 1950's Raleigh Superbe Tourist. He'd had it from new.  It had an amazing front Sturmey-Archer Dynohub so as you rode it generated electricity to power the lights, and a rear Sturmey-Archer 3-Speed.  Brakes were linked rods, none of your fancy cables here. Sadly an idiot cousin clearing the house took it to the tip - they're going for about $200-300 US.

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GeoffA on October 26, 2015, 01:40:42 PM
.........It had an amazing front Sturmey-Archer Dynohub so as you rode it generated electricity to power the lights, and a rear Sturmey-Archer 3-Speed.....

 :cup: :cup:

When I was a kid, my bike had a Sturmey-Archer 3-speed hub with foot brake...... ;D ;D

 :cheers:
Title: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scoot on October 26, 2015, 06:40:09 PM
So many sweet bikes! Love that cinelli! I have a few too although my favorite is no longer with me. It was a Japanese made randonneur with curly handle bars, plenty of rake in the forks and carried big loads. I could ride it all day and it took me many places, up through the jungles and hills of laos and then to the massive passes of yunnan to Tibet.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/26/b668ffbc11ad9e22538c42fcdfbe7728.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/26/04e022c05277e775951ee28580936f12.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/26/450b5e098fb726bb4e3339494924e21a.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/26/a0f62c471ccd756cbbb3cb162d834afc.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on November 06, 2015, 06:05:46 PM
What kit of spares/tools to people take with them when riding? I've got myself a Camelbak and looking to build a 'biking' tool kit for it.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on November 06, 2015, 07:21:09 PM
What kit of spares/tools to people take with them when riding? I've got myself a Camelbak and looking to build a 'biking' tool kit for it.

In no particular order

First Aid kit
Chain breaker
Some spare chain, around 10 links
Spare tube
Glueless patches
Bike multi tool
A couple of $5 notes, great to buy a snack if needed, also have been known to fix a side wall tear to keep the tube in place
Pump
A few assorted nuts an bolts
Plastic bag to keep the phone in

GG

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on November 06, 2015, 07:23:05 PM
What kit of spares/tools to people take with them when riding? I've got myself a Camelbak and looking to build a 'biking' tool kit for it.
kinda like the question "what kind of spares and tools should I take in my 4wd and camper?"

the answer for this is also... "it will depend on how remote you're going" and what your personal level of bicycle mechanical expertise is.

For an all dayer in the Blue Mountains, or a day out in Glenrock (up Newcastle way) at a bare minimum I'd carry:

a) 1 x spare tube + patch kit (yes, even if you're running tubeless)
b) 2 x tyre levers (to get the tyre off)
c) mini pump or C02 canisters (I usually have both)
d) multi tool with most of the sizes for your own bike on it.  So all allen keys and torx if required. Plus, make sure it has, and you know how to use, a chain breaker.
e) Chain joining superlink (talk to your local shop)
f) ductape and zipties
g) basic first aid kit

I'm also partial to:

h) lightweight rain jacket windproof shell (I've spent the night in Glenrock once with a stuffed knee)
i) Leatherman
j) snack/energy bar
j) my phone/camera

I also had my wife make up a (larger than you actually need) bag in a bright blue fabric with velcro top and a velcro strap to wrap around it. This is handy as it gives you a place to lay tools out on the side of the trail when you're working on your bike. The bright colour makes it less likely that you'll lose something. You wouldn't believe how many tools, phones, pumps and more I've found on the side of the trail over the years from people fixing a problem and forgetting things...


For my tour up Cape York and along the Gibb, I also carried...

a hyper cracker (let's you remove your rear cassette to replace broken spokes on the drive side)
spare spokes and nipples
spare bolts, nuts and washers
spare gear cable
spare folding tyre
chain lube and grease
FibreFix kevlar spoke

ummmm... I'm sure there is more that I can't think of now...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GeoffA on November 06, 2015, 07:24:41 PM
Sat phone
Epirb
Flares
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on November 06, 2015, 07:36:55 PM
Thanks Gents, time to go shopping tomorrow :)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on November 06, 2015, 07:40:29 PM
Thanks Gents, time to go shopping tomorrow :)

Amart sports have 20% off tomorrow

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GeoffA on November 06, 2015, 07:45:17 PM
What kit of spares/tools to people take with them when riding? I've got myself a Camelbak and looking to build a 'biking' tool kit for it.

Is the Prado broken Jamie??
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on November 06, 2015, 07:55:45 PM
Is the Prado broken Jamie??

Nah, BD fixed it today
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on November 13, 2015, 07:53:33 PM
Just finished this one, it will be getting put behind the sleeper on the truck, so I can have a ride when I have time.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/13/068964945deb7281231040882ae6ddab.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/13/82ad7c016b4dddee20132ea23fdb803c.jpg)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on November 13, 2015, 08:30:52 PM
Crank Brothers 19 multi tool turned up today :)

(http://media.alwaysriding.com/catalog/product/cache/5/main-carousel-image/566x652/0dc2d03fe217f8c83829496872af24a0/c/r/crank-brothers-m19-multi-tool_open.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: cancan on November 14, 2015, 06:41:29 AM
Have added a few more bikes to the fleet

My steel single speed... curve grovel frame and bits and pieces that i found for the build... i have commuting wherls and off roads wheels for it

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/13/bd71312340acb2ce1bc7e5a006ee51fe.jpg)

Cube 29er

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/13/74a8d78a028b938030960230959bc524.jpg)

And Trek Boone 9 which is my cyclocross bike but also have road wheels when not racing

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/13/5ab2361d983edf12cd5b2001fce4eda6.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/13/5fef7433f0700083d38dc8f35226b0e8.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GeoffA on November 14, 2015, 07:39:41 AM
Here ya go....his and hers.

Ain't they a pair of beauties??... ;D ;D



Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on November 15, 2015, 11:04:33 AM
3 bikes for me:

1999 Cannondale F700SL - pretty much stock apart from XT crankset and brake levers, LX shifters and a Hope/Mavic wheel I built 14 years ago that is still round and true... oh and pannier rack for going to and from uni with

2000 Kona Kiluea (in the UK) - was originally a 1995 Kona Fire Mountain until I snapped that in 2000 and got "the only frame we have in your size is a Kiluea or (something in alloy)" as the warranty response. Built up with whatever bits were floating around at the local bike shop from swap overs, so it has SRAM ESP7, hand me downs from the Cannondale and whatever else was lying around.

Unkown Specialized Roubaix - picked up from the local buy swap and sell page, awesomely fast road bike, but best of all big enough for me (I'm 6'4" so finding a road bike is a bit of a challenge, very few places have them in stock in the big sizes)

Wife has 3 bikes as well:
2006 Scott hardtail: Her first proper mountain bike; probably got a frame size too small, but does make it a good chuck around bike.

2011 Giant Trance: She throws that around...

Unknown age Avanti Road bike - again from the local buy swap and sell page, this time good because it was a small enough frame.

She also cheats, and has a Yamaha XT600... big bike for someone who is only 5' tall...

Photos to be found later...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GU Rich on November 16, 2015, 07:45:47 AM
Here is my current bike. I bought it in August last year.

Giant Reign 2 2015.

(http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s159/utedriver/IMG_20151104_121422_zpsqbolvyql.jpg) (http://s151.photobucket.com/user/utedriver/media/IMG_20151104_121422_zpsqbolvyql.jpg.html)
I took this pic last week.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Humphreythebear on November 16, 2015, 12:42:25 PM
Here's my latest addition - turns you into a 12 yr old , everything must be jumped or wheelied over ! 
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Bird on November 16, 2015, 12:50:03 PM
What an awesome pissing competition!!!

Wish I could join in!
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GU Rich on November 16, 2015, 02:32:56 PM
What an awesome pissing competition!!!

Wish I could join in!
Come on Bruce you must have an old bike lying around somewhere. Lol.

Careful though mine through me into a tree earlier this year and sent me to hospital for 3 days. No more racing for me!

Cheers
Rich
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Bird on November 16, 2015, 02:44:12 PM
Quote from: GU Rich
Careful though mine through me into a tree earlier this year and sent me to hospital for 3 days. No more racing for me!

you'll have to sell the # plates then....
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Topender on November 16, 2015, 09:26:44 PM
What an awesome pissing competition!!!

Wish I could join in!

After I posted the photo of my bike the competition was over!  :cup: :cup: :cup:  The rest of these photos are here purely for your entertainment  >:D

Dave
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: gronk on November 16, 2015, 09:50:44 PM
GT dunny bike.......gears don't really work ( couldn't be bothered looking at it )....only gets taken camping occasionally for dunny runs !!

Too hard on my ar*e after 5 mins.....don't know how you ride one for hours ??
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GU Rich on November 17, 2015, 06:32:52 AM
you'll have to sell the # plates then....
Nah mate still riding heaps just take it a bit more easy!
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: prodigyrf on November 20, 2015, 08:59:24 AM

Careful though mine through me into a tree earlier this year and sent me to hospital for 3 days. No more racing for me!

Cheers
Rich

Always look on the bright side of life  ;)
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/victor-harbor-high-school-community-pays-tribute-to-favourite-teacher-geoff-kruger/story-fni6uo1m-1227615897156 (http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/victor-harbor-high-school-community-pays-tribute-to-favourite-teacher-geoff-kruger/story-fni6uo1m-1227615897156)
You figure it's always a risk on your motorsickle and I had a couple of roo moments that were too close for comfort. You don't really think about it on a griddley but with 20000 hits a year (and that may only be insurance/accident reports) perhaps you should-
https://practicalmotoring.com.au/car-news/volvo-to-develop-kangaroo-detection-and-collision-avoidance-technology/ (https://practicalmotoring.com.au/car-news/volvo-to-develop-kangaroo-detection-and-collision-avoidance-technology/)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: WilSurf on November 20, 2015, 10:24:24 AM
This is my daily drive: Apollo Transfer 40
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Woodsie on November 20, 2015, 09:50:01 PM
Heres mine 2008 Santa Cruz V10 9speed Downhill
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on November 21, 2015, 07:53:50 AM
Heres mine 2008 Santa Cruz V10 9speed Downhill

what forks are they?

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Post by: Trailer Bloke on November 21, 2015, 11:06:24 AM
My sons weapon.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: terravista on November 22, 2015, 04:06:58 PM
OK, this is not a hijack, just info chasing.
In the search for fitness we have decided to try bikes that don't just sit on the floor in front of the TV and only have one wheel.
We now have a male and female frame mountain bikes and a hybrid.
I looked at towbar mounted frames, but as all three bikes have vastly different bars they would all sit at different angles. The ladies bike nearly 45°
Are these carriers made with different mounts for this or is this the perfect excuse to get a little mig welder and start burning holes in steel?
Cheers
Ian
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on November 22, 2015, 04:47:29 PM
Are these carriers made with different mounts for this or is this the perfect excuse to get a little mig welder and start burning holes in steel?


try these...

http://www.isi-carriers.com/ (http://www.isi-carriers.com/)

Best made and 100% Australian made. By a fella' that drives 4wd's and ride bikes.

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: terravista on November 22, 2015, 06:12:34 PM
try these...

http://www.isi-carriers.com/ (http://www.isi-carriers.com/)

Best made and 100% Australian made. By a fella' that drives 4wd's and ride bikes.




Looks like nice bit of design work and engineering.
If we don't give up bike riding after a few goes this looks like it overcomes our problems.
Thanks
Ian
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on November 22, 2015, 06:38:43 PM
I'm thinking of trying one of these https://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/T7CATN04B/title/torpedo7-towball-mount-4-bike-channel-rack (https://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/T7CATN04B/title/torpedo7-towball-mount-4-bike-channel-rack)

(https://www.torpedo7.com.au/images/products/T7CATN04BXX_zoom.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: PJ80 on November 22, 2015, 07:48:04 PM
If you want to stay with a conventional bike rack you could try one of these

http://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/T7CAANNRA/title/torpedo7-car-rack-adaptor-cb-610--false-crossbar- (http://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/T7CAANNRA/title/torpedo7-car-rack-adaptor-cb-610--false-crossbar-)

They clamp under the handlebars around the stem and around the seat post. The bar then goes in the bike rack clamp. They will keep a ladies bike level in a rack.

Cheers
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on November 22, 2015, 09:20:22 PM
I'm thinking of trying one of these https://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/T7CATN04B/title/torpedo7-towball-mount-4-bike-channel-rack (https://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/T7CATN04B/title/torpedo7-towball-mount-4-bike-channel-rack)

(https://www.torpedo7.com.au/images/products/T7CATN04BXX_zoom.jpg)

I bought one a few years ago. Works well, good value for money. Ive mounted a post with a ball on top and fit it over the draw bar on the camper too. Keeps bikes off the roof, and not bouncing around out the back out of sight on the camper too.
Good points:
Quick to drop on the towball or remove
Locks to towball.
Fits most bike sizes, I've tried 29" MTB, roadie, 26" MTB, 24", 20" even a 12" glider bike, you do need to think about placement a bit though.
Downsides are:
Needs a plate under the towball that also prevents me from towing my box trailer without removing the plate.
No tilt option if you need to open the he back door of the car. Ok if you can access over the back seats.
Strapping the bikes down is three straps each bike, can take a few mins.
No very light and takes up a fair bit of space if you take it off the car and throw it in the back.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on November 23, 2015, 06:31:25 PM
I bought one a few years ago. Works well, good value for money. Ive mounted a post with a ball on top and fit it over the draw bar on the camper too. Keeps bikes off the roof, and not bouncing around out the back out of sight on the camper too.
Good points:
Quick to drop on the towball or remove
Locks to towball.
Fits most bike sizes, I've tried 29" MTB, roadie, 26" MTB, 24", 20" even a 12" glider bike, you do need to think about placement a bit though.
Downsides are:
Needs a plate under the towball that also prevents me from towing my box trailer without removing the plate.
No tilt option if you need to open the he back door of the car. Ok if you can access over the back seats.
Strapping the bikes down is three straps each bike, can take a few mins.
No very light and takes up a fair bit of space if you take it off the car and throw it in the back.

Thanks for the info, I've got a couple of questions.
Do the bikes fit with pedals on?
Do you have a spare on your back door? If so does it clear the first bike position?
Any pics of it fitted?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on November 23, 2015, 07:41:45 PM
Thanks for the info, I've got a couple of questions.
Do the bikes fit with pedals on?
Do you have a spare on your back door? If so does it clear the first bike position?
Any pics of it fitted?

Yes, bikes fit with pedals on. I've found it best to alternate direction with them with the chainring a away from the uprights, sometimes the saddle needs to be raised or lowered to clear the next bike, but otherwise they are complete.
Don't have a spare on the door (pathfinder or forester). not sure how it would go around the first bike position.
Haven't got any pics with bikes on, but might be able to get some tomorrow if I get home early enough.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Woodsie on November 23, 2015, 10:10:10 PM
what forks are they?
Marzocchi triple 8's
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on November 24, 2015, 09:01:55 AM
Heres mine 2008 Santa Cruz V10 9speed Downhill
Nice bike mate. Good to see a proper DH bike.

I've downsized to a mini DH bike. (just 6.0-6.5inch travel.)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: RJD on November 24, 2015, 11:28:33 PM
Hi all,

This is my sons bike.  It is an electra cruiser frame with a trike conversion with a 250w dillenger front wheel drive conversion.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/Emikat/IMG_0270_zpsloger3ch.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Emikat/media/IMG_0270_zpsloger3ch.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on November 25, 2015, 11:17:08 AM
Yes, bikes fit with pedals on. I've found it best to alternate direction with them with the chainring a away from the uprights, sometimes the saddle needs to be raised or lowered to clear the next bike, but otherwise they are complete.
Don't have a spare on the door (pathfinder or forester). not sure how it would go around the first bike position.
Haven't got any pics with bikes on, but might be able to get some tomorrow if I get home early enough.

Thanks, one final question. How easy is it to drop the uprights down so I can open the back door of the Prado?
Title: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: gumboot on December 03, 2015, 04:48:57 PM
Picked myself up a new bike the other day. Early Christmas present to me.     Anthem 1
Can't wait to get it out on the trails

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Title: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Rogerthatv2 on December 03, 2015, 07:05:54 PM
Picked myself up a new bike the other day. Early Christmas present to me.     Anthem 1
Can't wait to get it out on the trails

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Nice Robert, come for a ride with me around Toohey Forest or Daisy Hill, I ride every second day now and nothing beats a mountain bike ride before work. Picked myself up (upgrade) a new GT Hard Tail a few weeks back as well and been having some fun ever since. Enjoy. PS - Steak Night???

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on December 04, 2015, 11:51:51 AM
thought you'd all like this one...

bikes and 4wd in the same pic...

That's a Vee Tire Co Snowshow 2XL (26" x 5.05" on an 80mm wide rim) v's a Cooper STT (285/75/16 on an 8" wide rim)

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: gumboot on December 04, 2015, 12:00:25 PM
Nice Robert, come for a ride with me around Toohey Forest or Daisy Hill, I ride every second day now and nothing beats a mountain bike ride before work. Picked myself up (upgrade) a new GT Hard Tail a few weeks back as well and been having some fun ever since. Enjoy. PS - Steak Night???

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/03/9cff426054c34404c79a269f06382179.jpg)


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Hi Dan,
Yep, lots of great places around Brisbane to ride. Have to line a weekend ride after Christmas. Andy is also keen
i am trying to find a night for the other thing but have had a pretty heavy travel schedule last couple of months  and still have
2 OS trips and a couple of interstaters to do before Christmas.  I should know next week and will msg you.
cheers
Robert
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on December 13, 2015, 07:29:29 AM
This is just nuts!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL0rbxB9Lqg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL0rbxB9Lqg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: cancan on December 13, 2015, 08:13:16 AM
I ride Bayview. .. nice tracks and a lot less people than daisy hill...sometimes

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on December 13, 2015, 08:28:56 AM
This is just nuts!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL0rbxB9Lqg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL0rbxB9Lqg)

Stupidly crazy skills that bloke has!  :o

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: raider on December 13, 2015, 04:59:29 PM
Chrissy present - Montari 29er - but riding it now.  ;D


(http://i1350.photobucket.com/albums/p762/brelen4/IMG_0163_zpsf0awcoms.jpg) (http://s1350.photobucket.com/user/brelen4/media/IMG_0163_zpsf0awcoms.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: ben54b on December 23, 2015, 05:34:31 PM

thought you'd all like this one...

bikes and 4wd in the same pic...

That's a Vee Tire Co Snowshow 2XL (26" x 5.05" on an 80mm wide rim) v's a Cooper STT (285/75/16 on an 8" wide rim)
thats nuts. Where's the rest of the bike. Please don't tell me it's a unicycle wheel.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: TheWall on December 23, 2015, 07:47:11 PM
Stupidly crazy skills that bloke has!  :o

Foo
Thanks for sharing Foo.  How tough must that bike be?

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GQMacca on December 24, 2015, 10:49:16 AM
Dunno how a lot of you MTB blokes ride in flats - I feel naked if I'm not clipped in!

I don't ride anywhere near what I used to, so my '95 vintage GT Pantera has gone off to a mate for a full restoration back to original specs, and I'm tooling around on a Hasa Race 7.0:

(http://i542.photobucket.com/albums/gg433/jeanbou_photos/Hasa.jpg)
(Someone elses pic)

I try and get out to Lysterfield/Officer/Beac as often as I can, but most of the time now I'm doing wheelies around the parks near home while out riding with Mr 3YO.  ;D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Rogerthatv2 on December 24, 2015, 12:26:24 PM

Dunno how a lot of you MTB blokes ride in flats - I feel naked if I'm not clipped in!

I don't ride anywhere near what I used to, so my '95 vintage GT Pantera has gone off to a mate for a full restoration back to original specs, and I'm tooling around on a Hasa Race 7.0:


Nice, keen to see the resto job once complete? I had a 1995 GT Timberline (my first of many GT's) with a pair of Rockshox Judy's - loved that bike but was not meant to be - someone liked it more...

Cheers Dan


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on December 24, 2015, 02:42:00 PM
Not on my Track Bike yet, but I have a set Dura-Ace Track wheels with Light Bicycle CF rims that are tied and soldered coming.  ;D

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Swannie on December 25, 2015, 10:07:23 AM
I top you all..... my bike :)

Swannie

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: koshari on December 25, 2015, 11:13:49 AM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20151225/7f0f5a18ccf1632a546bf6af41d08173.jpg)
My chinese carbon roadee. Just need a 34.9mm front derailleur.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Coiled on December 25, 2015, 11:19:30 PM
Decided to get the pushy out and dust it off. Time to shed the kilos again!

2007 Specialized Stumpjumper Expert

(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk177/coiled/20151224_075713_zpsz8p2gy5l.jpg)
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Post by: NewieCamper on December 27, 2015, 06:48:58 AM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20151225/7f0f5a18ccf1632a546bf6af41d08173.jpg)
My chinese carbon roadee. Just need a 34.9mm front derailleur.
And saddle adjustment?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Trailer Bloke on December 27, 2015, 08:20:45 AM
Shogun Trail Breaker 3
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: koshari on December 30, 2015, 05:35:29 PM
And saddle adjustment?
You got that right. First time i have used an ISP topper with the 2 outboard screws. Didnt tighten the rail clamps enuf  and she moved on the maiden voyage.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on January 06, 2016, 03:43:40 PM
These babies turned up yesterday. Dura-ace hubs with Sapim cx-ray spokes and Lightbicycle 50mm CF rims.  8) They spin stupidly smooth.  ;D

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/01/05/8da92c166bd83ed1dc32b14902587799.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/01/05/fa2e92cc1229939a520349beeae44f27.jpg)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Rumpig on January 06, 2016, 06:54:03 PM
Question for the bike gurus.....I'm about to start doing up this old Moongoose bike i have, gunna do a complete strip down and rebuild on it. The tyres are that old and perished i can't see what size they used to be on these bikes, and my memory is long gone about them also. Can anyone tell me what size tyres they used to be please? And also i want to get the same looking ones with the red exterior, where's the best place for purchasing something like these nowadays if they are still available?
cheers in advance for any help with info

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk237/qld-bundy-drinker/tn_IMG_3703.jpg) (http://s281.photobucket.com/user/qld-bundy-drinker/media/tn_IMG_3703.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on January 06, 2016, 07:26:42 PM
Std bmx is always 20 inch tyre. Common size still  - luckily.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Rumpig on January 06, 2016, 07:30:26 PM
Std bmx is always 20 inch tyre. Common size still  - luckily.
the 20" bit i recall, but aren't they 20 x 2.125 or  20 X 1.75 or something like that? ..i seem to recall there was an extra size written on the tyres you could choose from?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on January 06, 2016, 07:34:48 PM
That's the width. 2 inch is normal. You'll be able to run a bit thinner 1.75 or thicker 2.2 no worries.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Rumpig on January 06, 2016, 07:37:43 PM
That's the width. 2 inch is normal. You'll be able to run a bit thinner 1.75 or thicker 2.2 no worries.
just found this site  http://www.bmxworks.com.au/store/ (http://www.bmxworks.com.au/store/) which could turn out expensive for me...lol....reckon i'll search other online sites aswell now i can picture the products i've long forgotten the names of
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on January 06, 2016, 07:39:55 PM
Couple of pics of family treadlies.
The kids and I on a ride this afternoon, and a shot of the roady - Avanti cadent. It got some new kysyriums on it since that pic.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on January 06, 2016, 07:40:42 PM
just found this site  http://www.bmxworks.com.au/store/ (http://www.bmxworks.com.au/store/) which could turn out expensive for me...lol....reckon i'll search other online sites aswell now i can picture the products i've long forgotten the names of


then you should probably also avoid these sites as well...

http://www.oldschoolbmx.com.au/ (http://www.oldschoolbmx.com.au/)

http://www.ozbmx.com.au/ (http://www.ozbmx.com.au/)

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on January 06, 2016, 07:44:13 PM
just found this site  http://www.bmxworks.com.au/store/ (http://www.bmxworks.com.au/store/) which could turn out expensive for me...lol....reckon i'll search other online sites aswell now i can picture the products i've long forgotten the names of


There are plenty of online stores, and yes, project bikes are always cheaper to give away to your best mate to restore.

I've got a hand made 1983 Alan sprint which needs a whole lot of love sitting around somewhere. It 'needs' a complete 1983 anniversary campy gruppo to make it whole again - not going to happen until I have MUCH more disposable income haha.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Rumpig on January 06, 2016, 07:51:35 PM
cheers for the links, will slowly build this up so the misses doesn't notice the money disappearing from the bank account...lol. Bit torn about spending money rebuilding this bike though, it used to be my brothers bike not mine. I really want to get a hold of a Cromoloy Californian with the blue tuffs, as it's what i used to ride.  Shits me now to think i sold it for $50 many years ago to a work mate that got done for DD. I was doing him a favour selling him the bike so he could ride to work, wish i still had it now.......... Grrrrr
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: dales133 on January 06, 2016, 08:03:33 PM
I had a crome redline with skyway tuffs back in the day
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Snapman007 on January 06, 2016, 09:57:21 PM
Question for the bike gurus.....I'm about to start doing up this old Moongoose bike i have, gunna do a complete strip down and rebuild on it. The tyres are that old and perished i can't see what size they used to be on these bikes, and my memory is long gone about them also. Can anyone tell me what size tyres they used to be please? And also i want to get the same looking ones with the red exterior, where's the best place for purchasing something like these nowadays if they are still available?
cheers in advance for any help with info

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk237/qld-bundy-drinker/tn_IMG_3703.jpg) (http://s281.photobucket.com/user/qld-bundy-drinker/media/tn_IMG_3703.jpg.html)


Mal shoot me a list of the parts you want to replace, I can get you a discount on reproduction parts.
I'm assuming it's a Motomag and not a Team or Supergoose model. If your not sure post a pic of the serial number on the bottom bracket. Frame and forks only for a 79/80 Team goose in original condition is worth around $700 in good nic.
Also, I have the era correct bars and gold stem for that bike. If you want to replace with original parts Mongoose parts are expensive for what they are.

Please don't strip the paint or decals off it some of them clean up surprisingly well.
Way cool bike btw.👍👍
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: koshari on January 07, 2016, 06:27:55 AM
Listen to snappy. He speaks wise words. There are good theads on bicycle australias forums on restoring parts as well. Those skyways will the hardest to restore. I suspect you will need to cut and polish the faded top layer of plastic out. It will be time consuming.  Other than that the cable housing , grips and chain are prolly the only items that may need replacing. (Other than the tires as you mentioned). The frame will polish up pretty well with a light cutting polish. The decals still look pretty bright which is suprising given the amount of UV the wheels appear to have been subjected to.

The bars may come up well with a 48 hour bath in brown vinegar and then a coating of clear.
Collectible relics in Melbournes northrtn sudurbs is another place that does old school bmx stuff.

Oh and at least you sold your old steed. My old x gussett hotfoot adorned with araya 7x and dx platforms got stolen!

As for the model, didnt the motomags have those magnesium webbed wheels?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Rumpig on January 07, 2016, 09:19:32 AM
Cheers for the help guys, won't rush into doing anything with it as i have a heap of other jobs around the house i should be doing first. The bike sat in my oldies garden shed for probably 20 years before i found it there, sadly it was a pretty damp shed with water laying on the concrete most of the time, so will take some work getting rust off of stuff. The frame is remarkably clean, though there's been a crack in the bottom of it that was welded years ago, and this needs attention which will bugger up the paint work there. For some reason i'm thinking this paint isn't original and the thing was powdercoated after that weld job was done, i could be wrong here though, as it was near 30 years ago this all happened. The tuffs are in pretty sad condition, i'd read somewhere of someone putting them in the dishwasher to help clean them up, i was thinking of giving this a whirl next time the wife goes out somewhere...lol....though if you think this is a bad idea, speak up now please.

Mal shoot me a list of the parts you want to replace, I can get you a discount on reproduction parts.
I'm assuming it's a Motomag and not a Team or Supergoose model. If your not sure post a pic of the serial number on the bottom bracket. Frame and forks only for a 79/80 Team goose in original condition is worth around $700 in good nic.
Also, I have the era correct bars and gold stem for that bike. If you want to replace with original parts Mongoose parts are expensive for what they are.

Please don't strip the paint or decals off it some of them clean up surprisingly well.
Way cool bike btw.👍👍
I'll check out the seriel number and get back to you, to be honest i don't know myself and haven't checked exactly what it is. As kids we used to strip parts off of bikes left right and centre and just build stuff up as we went, i just know my bike was better then my brothers which is what really eeerks me about getting rid of it. At the end of the day though, if we'd of realized what these old things would be worth nowadays, we'd all still own everything we grew up with now hey...lol. First thing i'll do is strip it all apart and leave it laying on a tarp in pieces, i'll grab some new tubes and tyres for it, also need some new hand grips aswell (will likely keep the chequered look just cause that's what we rode it looking like). Other then that, will try and clean up the other parts first, the handle bars are quite rusty i noticed yesterday after removing the pad from it, as is the top of atleast one brake lever, so if they don't polish up i'll replace them also. Will give you shout for sure when i know exactly what it is i'm going to replace  :cheers:

Listen to snappy. He speaks wise words. There are good theads on bicycle australias forums on restoring parts as well. Those skyways will the hardest to restore. I suspect you will need to cut and polish the faded top layer of plastic out. It will be time consuming.  Other than that the cable housing , grips and chain are prolly the only items that may need replacing. (Other than the tires as you mentioned). The frame will polish up pretty well with a light cutting polish. The decals still look pretty bright which is suprising given the amount of UV the wheels appear to have been subjected to.

The bars may come up well with a 48 hour bath in brown vinegar and then a coating of clear.
Collectible relics in Melbournes northrtn sudurbs is another place that does old school bmx stuff.

Oh and at least you sold your old steed. My old x gussett hotfoot adorned with araya 7x and dx platforms got stolen!

As for the model, didnt the motomags have those magnesium webbed wheels?

:cheers: for the heads up, will try the vinegar thing on the handle bars as you suggest, though they are in pretty sad condition currently. Sucks to read about your bike getting stolen, i had mates loose similar style when we were kids, though luckily it never happened to me or my brother.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: koshari on January 07, 2016, 12:53:12 PM
Cheers for the help guys, won't rush into doing anything with it as i have a heap of other jobs around the house i should be doing first. The bike sat in my oldies garden shed for probably 20 years before i found it there, sadly it was a pretty damp shed with water laying on the concrete most of the time, so will take some work getting rust off of stuff. The frame is remarkably clean, though there's been a crack in the bottom of it that was welded years ago, and this needs attention which will bugger up the paint work there. For some reason i'm thinking this paint isn't original and the thing was powdercoated after that weld job was done, i could be wrong here though, as it was near 30 years ago this all happened. The tuffs are in pretty sad condition, i'd read somewhere of someone putting them in the dishwasher to help clean them up, i was thinking of giving this a whirl next time the wife goes out somewhere...lol....though if you think this is a bad idea, speak up now please.
I'll check out the seriel number and get back to you, to be honest i don't know myself and haven't checked exactly what it is. As kids we used to strip parts off of bikes left right and centre and just build stuff up as we went, i just know my bike was better then my brothers which is what really eeerks me about getting rid of it. At the end of the day though, if we'd of realized what these old things would be worth nowadays, we'd all still own everything we grew up with now hey...lol. First thing i'll do is strip it all apart and leave it laying on a tarp in pieces, i'll grab some new tubes and tyres for it, also need some new hand grips aswell (will likely keep the chequered look just cause that's what we rode it looking like). Other then that, will try and clean up the other parts first, the handle bars are quite rusty i noticed yesterday after removing the pad from it, as is the top of atleast one brake lever, so if they don't polish up i'll replace them also. Will give you shout for sure when i know exactly what it is i'm going to replace  :cheers:
 :cheers: for the heads up, will try the vinegar thing on the handle bars as you suggest, though they are in pretty sad condition currently. Sucks to read about your bike getting stolen, i had mates loose similar style when we were kids, though luckily it never happened to me or my brother.

Fortunately iam over the loss now. Have to many bikes atm anyway. Still on the lookout for a cheap x gusset though. Unfortunately too many people know restored they are worth a bob these days. 

Heres a link to the brown vinegar method.
http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=40715
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Snapman007 on January 07, 2016, 02:35:20 PM
The dishwasher won't clean Tuffs in that condition, trust me I know. The easiest way is to get them soda blasted, commercial sand blasting gets to hot. I did a set by hand that weren't as worn as yours and they needed atleast 40 hours each which takes about 12000 beers.

This is important, do not get rid of anything that has a "mongoose" stamp on it like the headset nut and bottom bracket nuts and bearing race.

I'd really like to see it in the flesh if you want to bring it over. I can give you some pointers and advice on the best way to restore it to maximise value and you can look at mine for some inspiration and motivation.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on January 07, 2016, 03:04:58 PM
I am loving reading this thread, it's bringing up memories from my teens. I used to race a Redline, Crisp and a Hutch bmx bikes. I was sponsored by P&G Cyclery and Mowers in Gosford back then.

Ahhh, the memories.😎
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Snapman007 on January 07, 2016, 03:44:39 PM
I've had this one sitting on the bike stand in the lounge room for over two years now due to a loss of motivation. Ive sourced all the parts for it, most are nos and it will be my most expensive build. I'll have to finish it one day.
(http://i1129.photobucket.com/albums/m501/snapman007/58b287239620562c1e47ef2d2b874334_zpsxpdqshw8.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on January 07, 2016, 05:05:27 PM
I've had this one sitting on the bike stand in the lounge room

Hardcore :cup:
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Snapman007 on January 07, 2016, 05:23:12 PM
Sculptural art?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: WilSurf on January 07, 2016, 05:50:20 PM
Dust collector?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: oldmate on January 07, 2016, 06:29:08 PM

Hardcore :cup:

Yep, I've been to his house and the only thing you don't need to move a bike to get to, is his bar fridge.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Rumpig on January 07, 2016, 07:34:43 PM
The dishwasher won't clean Tuffs in that condition, trust me I know. The easiest way is to get them soda blasted, commercial sand blasting gets to hot. I did a set by hand that weren't as worn as yours and they needed atleast 40 hours each which takes about 12000 beers.

This is important, do not get rid of anything that has a "mongoose" stamp on it like the headset nut and bottom bracket nuts and bearing race.

I'd really like to see it in the flesh if you want to bring it over. I can give you some pointers and advice on the best way to restore it to maximise value and you can look at mine for some inspiration and motivation.
checked out the serial number this arvo, but it was a bit hard to read. I think it reads T-CCO in one line, then under it is a number that was pretty hard to make out...think it was 304793, but i'm not 100% on all those numbers. Had a quick check for other markings, but couildn't really find any on anything. As i said earlier, we used to swap alot of things around, so chances are it's just various bits and pieces off of all the bikes we owned over the years...which i assume means it's not worth alot. At the end of the day though, it'll look pretty cool once it's restored. If i'm heading down the coast anytime in the future i'll give you a shout and chuck it in to bring with me....though looking at what you have will likely just peeve me off more as to what i got rid of years ago...lol

I've had this one sitting on the bike stand in the lounge room for over two years now due to a loss of motivation.
the misses actually asked me last night what i'm going to do with it once i restore it, i mentioned hanging it on a wall also...lol


Heres a link to the brown vinegar method.
http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=40715 (http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=40715)

:cheers:
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: dales133 on January 07, 2016, 07:44:20 PM
That redline looks a bit like the one i had.
I swaped it with my cousin for my shogun 10 speed
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: dales133 on January 07, 2016, 07:46:30 PM
I just did a job last week for a bloke by the name of Dane Anderson.
He races BMX semi pro... just got back from the states the other day;aparantky he came 1bd overall or something
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Snapman007 on January 07, 2016, 09:13:43 PM
checked out the serial number this arvo, but it was a bit hard to read. I think it reads T-CCO in one line, then under it is a number that was pretty hard to make out...think it was 304793, but i'm not 100% on all those numbers. Had a quick check for other markings, but couildn't really find any on anything. As i said earlier, we used to swap alot of things around, so chances are it's just various bits and pieces off of all the bikes we owned over the years...which i assume means it's not worth alot. At the end of the day though, it'll look pretty cool once it's restored. If i'm heading down the coast anytime in the future i'll give you a shout and chuck it in to bring with me....though looking at what you have will likely just peeve me off more as to what i got rid of years ago...lol
the misses actually asked me last night what i'm going to do with it once i restore it, i mentioned hanging it on a wall also...lol
 :cheers:

That's a full Cro-mo Team or Supergoose you've got there, built March 1980 in Chatsworth USA.
Do not molest it. If you are going to keep it you will regret doing it in 2 years time. That's how long it takes to get past the shiny bling and appreciate the patina of 36 years of history. Original finish cleaned up is the way to go. Like I said earlier l would love to see it in its natural state and I can show you some tricks and techniques to clean her up. :cheers:
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Rumpig on January 08, 2016, 07:31:16 AM
That's a full Cro-mo Team or Supergoose you've got there, built March 1980 in Chatsworth USA.
Do not molest it. If you are going to keep it you will regret doing it in 2 years time. That's how long it takes to get past the shiny bling and appreciate the patina of 36 years of history. Original finish cleaned up is the way to go. Like I said earlier l would love to see it in its natural state and I can show you some tricks and techniques to clean her up. :cheers:
i'm in no rush to restore it as I have a long list of jobs I should be doing around home currently, so I will leave it untouched for now and take you up on that offer of checking it out in the future before I do anything. :cheers:
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MattRC on January 08, 2016, 04:18:59 PM
My new ride. 2016 Giant Talon 2

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m95/excelpoint/61341750-46b2-400d-9108-1ab5d5afce34_zpsqx157sqt.jpg) (http://s102.photobucket.com/user/excelpoint/media/61341750-46b2-400d-9108-1ab5d5afce34_zpsqx157sqt.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: tk421 on January 08, 2016, 05:03:36 PM

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk237/qld-bundy-drinker/tn_IMG_3703.jpg) (http://s281.photobucket.com/user/qld-bundy-drinker/media/tn_IMG_3703.jpg.html)


My cousin had that exact same bike. I had a black Cincoa We were the BMX bandits (in our heads and games)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4152/5140946593_1883bf57b7_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Rumpig on January 08, 2016, 07:01:28 PM
I was trying to make my wife understand how we used to strip bikes apart as kids and swap bits around on them and what not....she just didn't get it. I look back at all the bikes we used to own over the years and what we did to them  8) 8) I even had a shockie bike at one stage, geez that thing was heavy...and the mountain bike guys of today think they are cool  ;D ;D
I'm trying to remember what the rims were called that had the same rim outer as the tuffs, but had spokes in them?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on January 08, 2016, 07:30:08 PM
Maybe you should have included the part where, you spread the blanket on the lounge room floor and did it, also.  :angel:

Well that's where I cleaned my racing bikes.  ;D

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on January 08, 2016, 09:03:38 PM
I'm trying to remember what the rims were called that had the same rim outer as the tuffs, but had spokes in them?

ACS Z-Rims. Scary flexy.

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Rumpig on January 08, 2016, 09:06:48 PM
ACS Z-Rims. Scary flexy.
ahhh yes, Z-Rims...geez we buckled them heaps
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: koshari on January 08, 2016, 09:20:43 PM
The heaviest bike ever i re kon was the crossrider dual suspension bike. All the kids that rode them had to have legs like tree trunks.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: cruza driver on January 08, 2016, 09:52:06 PM
My new ride. 2016 Giant Talon 2

(http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m95/excelpoint/61341750-46b2-400d-9108-1ab5d5afce34_zpsqx157sqt.jpg) (http://s102.photobucket.com/user/excelpoint/media/61341750-46b2-400d-9108-1ab5d5afce34_zpsqx157sqt.jpg.html)


I have a 2015 Talon I bought at the end of '14, great bike
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Snapman007 on January 08, 2016, 10:32:57 PM
I was trying to make my wife understand how we used to strip bikes apart as kids and swap bits around on them and what not....she just didn't get it. I look back at all the bikes we used to own over the years and what we did to them  8) 8) I even had a shockie bike at one stage, geez that thing was heavy...and the mountain bike guys of today think they are cool  ;D ;D
I'm trying to remember what the rims were called that had the same rim outer as the tuffs, but had spokes in them?




I rode this one from Broadbeach to Fisherman Wharf about 2 years ago. Bloody hard work with worn shockies and a 40+ rider.

(http://i1129.photobucket.com/albums/m501/snapman007/d030382c6b475cc640f4f5cefdc12b4d_zpslkpgzacj.jpg)

We had to stop at the Broady Tav, Surfers Sandbar, outside the Main Beach slc for a bunger then finally made it to Fishos for a session. Started at 1pm, missus picked me up from Fishos after dinner. Good woman she is.👍👍
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MattRC on January 08, 2016, 10:49:09 PM
I have a 2015 Talon I bought at the end of '14, great bike
Yeah pretty happy with it so far
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Rumpig on January 08, 2016, 11:12:24 PM
Just remembered the name I knew of those Z-Rims...Marlin Z-Rims.
As to the shockie bike Snapman...mine was black like that one, but I don't recall to much else about it other then pretty sure it didn't have a yellow mudguard on it. I know I didn't keep it that long, it was just to heavy of a bike to pedal all over town
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: raider on January 09, 2016, 06:09:15 AM
Just remembered the name I knew of those Z-Rims...Marlin Z-Rims.
As to the shockie bike Snapman...mine was black like that one, but I don't recall to much else about it other then pretty sure it didn't have a yellow mudguard on it. I know I didn't keep it that long, it was just to heavy of a bike to pedal all over town
I think they were called Crossrider's. The early one had a dragster seat and a dummy fuel tank like a motorbike. Heavy as . I raced a Malvern Star BMX and I used to jump everthing I could find.  I remember breaking the frame and was stoked ( BMX talk  ;D ) to get a new bike from M/Star for free.
The old man got a copy of a " Superjump " made and I used to have mates lay down and then their bikes and jump the lot. Wish i still had the nerve now that I am 50 ish. Before the Cotterless crank I had a love /hate relationship with Cotter pins  ;D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Rumpig on January 09, 2016, 06:56:01 AM

The old man got a copy of a " Superjump " made and I used to have mates lay down and then their bikes and jump the lot. Wish i still had the nerve now that I am 50 ish.
Funny you mention that...i took my girls for a bike ride yesterday to the local school, and then taught my eldest daughter to ride down some steps  8) ;D ;D Might be a while before i teach her to jump over her friends though. Sadly though i baulked at riding down a heap of steps i once wouldn't have thought twice about going down in my younger days, didn't help i was on the wifes old pushy either as my brother has my mountain bike....lol
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: koshari on January 09, 2016, 08:30:24 AM
Yeah they were called crossriders. Later ones came with padding with the crossrider motif printed on them. Often people would rip the Canary yellow mudguards off them.
The kid i knew who had one converted it to a chopper. Easy to do with the triple clamps. His dad was a plumber and he just pushed some 3/4" inch pipe in the clamps and flattened the ends to form dropouts. I think thid mod turned his 30kg clunker into a 40kg clunker with street cred. I recall he never keep it a a chopper for that long and reversed it back. I beleive the crossrider sort of came between the dragster and bmx era's.
I suspect 3 of mattRCs talons would tip the scales the same as a single crossy.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on January 09, 2016, 08:41:57 AM
I suspect 3 of mattRCs talons would tip the scales the same as a single crossy.


I had a Comet Crossrider when I was a kid, all I remember was that it was very heavy.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y224/velocidad/comet2.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: koshari on January 09, 2016, 08:42:33 AM


  I used to have mates lay down and then their bikes and jump the lot. Wish i still had the nerve now that I am 50 ish.

Yeah we had a mate that used to like jumping us. He would insist we all lay down behing the jump and not look up till he had cleared us.
In retrospect i think it was little mick mcphail that was the bravest as he always had to lie last in line.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: koshari on January 09, 2016, 08:45:28 AM
I had a Comet Crossrider when I was a kid, all I remember was that it was very heavy.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y224/velocidad/comet2.jpg)

Mate that was ultralight compared to the suspension models.
Actually nice looking old schooler that comet.
Even looks like a set of araya 7x's on her.
I remember they used to have a piece of yellow plastic in the gusset that made the "CR" letters stand out.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: raider on January 09, 2016, 09:22:11 AM
Funny you mention that...i took my girls for a bike ride yesterday to the local school, and then taught my eldest daughter to ride down some steps  8) ;D ;D Might be a while before i teach her to jump over her friends though. Sadly though i baulked at riding down a heap of steps i once wouldn't have thought twice about going down in my younger days, didn't help i was on the wifes old pushy either as my brother has my mountain bike....lol
School's were great because of the groups of stairs, we advanced from riding down them to jumping off them. A few years back I showed a mate's son how to sit on the handle bars and pedal around facing backwards. He couldn't believe it could be done. :D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Snapman007 on January 09, 2016, 09:57:57 AM
Definitely not Arayas, they look the same as the steel rims on my mono-shock.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on January 09, 2016, 10:50:12 AM
Definitely not Arayas, they look the same as the steel rims on my mono-shock.

Yeah I think they were Araya copies.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: koshari on January 09, 2016, 12:45:22 PM
Yeah I think they were Araya copies.

their gold ally annos for sure, with raised centres and dimpled holes, if their not 7x's their definitely deliberate copies.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on January 09, 2016, 12:55:11 PM
Coming back into this century :)

I've been watching the GMBN videos and they're really good. I'm a roadie trying to ride MTB and I've been doing it all wrong. This has some really good tips/ideas for riding the trails. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXY8SIEnCdA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXY8SIEnCdA)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on January 09, 2016, 02:54:19 PM
Coming from a Track and Road Racing back ground everything in that Vid is pretty much the same as I would race. The big difference being, is in how you would set a MTB up = shorter stem.  ;D

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Snapman007 on January 09, 2016, 03:13:37 PM
their gold ally annos for sure, with raised centres and dimpled holes, if their not 7x's their definitely deliberate copies.


They're definetly not 7x's. They are not 7x copies, not even close. They are not annoyed. They are not alloy. They are steel. They have a coloured clear coat that  flakes off if it gets damaged, this doesn't happen with anodising. If anything they are a little similar to 7c's but not copies. Put a magnet on them, I'll drink a dozen cans tonight if it doesn't stick. ;D :cheers:

If there's interst I can take a pick of the 3 different rims side by side.
Title: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: oldmate on January 09, 2016, 04:09:29 PM
You'll drink a dozen cans tonight anyway, who you kidding!
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Snapman007 on January 09, 2016, 07:00:13 PM
Far cough mate. Ok your right. :cheers:
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on January 11, 2016, 09:17:30 AM
I had a Comet Crossrider when I was a kid, all I remember was that it was very heavy.

I had an 87 Haro FST as a teenager. Heaviest fkn thing I ever rode, ( but it was way cool  8) )

Wish I still had it  :'(
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Snapman007 on January 11, 2016, 09:37:34 AM
Any chance you've got an old pic floating around Shane?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on January 11, 2016, 10:41:18 AM
Any chance you've got an old pic floating around Shane?

No I don't. Can ask a mate if he has any. His mother was obsessive with the camera. He had a Haro Sport (rich Dad  ;D ) I can still remember putting it together in his lounge room. His Father bought it home from the States with him for his birthday. Spoiled Shit.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Snapman007 on January 11, 2016, 03:12:02 PM
Lol. I was lucky enough that none of our crowd had any high end stuff. We were all equally on pov gear.
When I was in grade 5 a rumour was going around our school that a kid from another school was getting a Team Mongoose and was going to ride it past our school at lunchtime. For a week and a half every boy in our school was lined up along the front fence eyery lunch just waiting for a glimpse of this thing. When the day finally came we could see him coming up the road when this thing was right in front of us, the sun came out and hit that red candy over chrome you should of heard the ooh's and aah's. Lucky kid he was, not only did his old man buys him a bike that most of us could only dream about but the suck also got the day off school to go pick it up.


Both the sport and fst are fetching good dollars ATM.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GUEY on January 11, 2016, 05:23:53 PM
Pulled these out of my garden shed last week. Haven't seen the light of day in many many years...

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/01/10/2144a27253fe836d6753fb0f2e68dc3b.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on January 12, 2016, 07:27:57 AM
Lol. I was lucky enough that none of our crowd had any high end stuff. We were all equally on pov gear.
When I was in grade 5 a rumour was going around our school that a kid from another school was getting a Team Mongoose and was going to ride it past our school at lunchtime. For a week and a half every boy in our school was lined up along the front fence eyery lunch just waiting for a glimpse of this thing. When the day finally came we could see him coming up the road when this thing was right in front of us, the sun came out and hit that red candy over chrome you should of heard the ooh's and aah's. Lucky kid he was, not only did his old man buys him a bike that most of us could only dream about but the suck also got the day off school to go pick it up.


Both the sport and fst are fetching good dollars ATM.

I bought mine when it was around 6 mths old. It had a new set of previous model Sport wheels when I bought it. Weren't the Skyways or Tuff wheels, some other brand starting with P. Can't remember.

I can't remember what I paid for it but I do remember telling my old man I only paid half of what I did.  ;D 
Same week I bought mine, another mates older brother bought an SLR Torana for less than what I paid for that bike.

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Squalo on January 12, 2016, 10:01:45 AM
Pulled these out of my garden shed last week. Haven't seen the light of day in many many years...

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/01/10/2144a27253fe836d6753fb0f2e68dc3b.jpg)


What's the plan Mark?

Here's a few of ours.

Son on his racebike:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8384/8543776270_f925d26651_c.jpg)

Son with his mountain bike (also a racebike, but he hasn't raced MTB yet). "Can you pleeease not photobomb every photo?"  "Yeah ok dad"  "Good boy - click - argh you little bugger"

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7441/12807112805_b2f46caaca_c.jpg)

My 2000 Super V - 3" of suspension travel at each end, and Magura hydraulic rim brakes - when new.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5666/23396112132_f7f3ddcf96_c.jpg)

Same bike now, with 6" rear and 5" front travel, and dropped three kg - not quite finished in photo.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8630/16033079603_29382d5d40_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on January 12, 2016, 10:14:26 AM
Chit, that's a wild looking bike, Squalo!  :o

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GUEY on January 12, 2016, 04:53:26 PM
What's the plan Mark?

Here's a few of ours.

Son on his racebike:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8384/8543776270_f925d26651_c.jpg)

Son with his mountain bike (also a racebike, but he hasn't raced MTB yet). "Can you pleeease not photobomb every photo?"  "Yeah ok dad"  "Good boy - click - argh you little bugger"

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7441/12807112805_b2f46caaca_c.jpg)

My 2000 Super V - 3" of suspension travel at each end, and Magura hydraulic rim brakes - when new.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5666/23396112132_f7f3ddcf96_c.jpg)

Same bike now, with 6" rear and 5" front travel, and dropped three kg - not quite finished in photo.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8630/16033079603_29382d5d40_c.jpg)

Hey mate :)
Just back in the shed for now. Daughter wont ride anything without gears, and the young blokes not overly interested in bikes
Looks like your young bloke likes hooking in

This is my grown up (ie no knees around my ears) bike

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/01/11/9456e3cb16275f16d067b4a3c4428b50.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Snapman007 on January 13, 2016, 09:08:22 AM
It had a new set of previous model Sport wheels when I bought it. Weren't the Skyways or Tuff wheels, some other brand starting with P. Can't remember.


Peregrine? Similar to a Skyway Tuff but the spokes are offset from the centre of the hub. OGK made a similar one.
Maybe ACS Z-rim, plastic rim with steel spokes?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Squalo on January 13, 2016, 09:49:43 AM
Chit, that's a wild looking bike, Squalo!  :o

Foo

It was pretty radical in its day Foo - first appeared in 1996. Nowadays the Cannondale Super V is a bit of a curio, and single-pivot rear suspension is something of a compromise - but the mods I've made maximise the good points of single pivot, and minimise the bad points. It's called a "Uver V" by the Super V afficionados, where you take an old cross country bike and turn it into an all-mountain bike, which climbs like a mountain goat and has the suspension travel to take big hits and jumps when descending... and weighs 12kg.

Note the changed rear swingarm, that's the key - a lighter stronger arm than the original, which looks awesome, but breaks. And you take some meat off the frame-mount for the shock, and re-drill the mounting hole, so you now can fit a 7.5" shock to get the additional vertical travel at the rear - from 3" to 6".

Then you ditch the 'Headshok' (which is a great design, but limited travel) and fit headset converters to run a modern long-travel front fork system - mine uses 1-1/8" upper bearing and 1.5" lower bearing, and I've gone from 3.5" travel to 5" travel.

Then you get disc-specific wheels (Crank Bros 'Cobalt' on mine), and all the other bits... then you go completely overboard, and spend 40 hours hand-polishing the frame and smoothing all the welds, and get custom decals made up, and really go to town on red anodised bits :)

It's grandpa's axe - seriously, only the main frame remains from the yellow bike.

My son's Cannondale was equally radical for its day. Rear suspension has carbon fibre chainstays, no pivot - the carbon fibre has a skinny point that actually flexes to act as the pivot. The seat stays are moulded plastic, they just transfer the suspension movement to the shock. And then there's the front suspension (have a good look at the pic!). That bike was $8.5k when new in 2005, it's the 'Team' edition Scalpel that won the world MTB cross country championship that year. Weight is 11kg with pedals, which is why I bought it for him - he only weighs 35kg! (he's 9)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on January 13, 2016, 02:08:48 PM
Peregrine? Similar to a Skyway Tuff but the spokes are offset from the centre of the hub. OGK made a similar one.
Maybe ACS Z-rim, plastic rim with steel spokes?


That's them.  ;D

Page 6 on this catalogue. http://www.ajkbikes.com/downloads/catalogs/1986%20Haro%20Catalog.pdf (http://www.ajkbikes.com/downloads/catalogs/1986%20Haro%20Catalog.pdf)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Snapman007 on January 13, 2016, 03:16:08 PM
👍
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on January 13, 2016, 03:58:57 PM
Hey guys check out this site - old BMX magazines scanned in. I used to live to receive BMX Action magazine.


http://oldschoolmags.com/bmx_action.html (http://oldschoolmags.com/bmx_action.html)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on January 13, 2016, 04:43:53 PM
I used to sell Cobra and Mongoose BMX way back in the day. (1978/79) They were about $125-$175 from memory.  :)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Snapman007 on January 13, 2016, 06:19:15 PM
Lol. A second hand in good Nic gold stem(early eighties) is currently around $300, a mongoose stamped seat clamp or stamped bottom bracket nut or stamped head set nut about $70 each and original pad set would prolly go for $300.
I paid $80 for a stamped mongoose rear reflector a couple years back.🙄

Foo, if you have boxes full of nos old school stuff disregard the above and send me a pm.😁
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on January 13, 2016, 06:21:39 PM
Nah mate, outta luck there.  ;D

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: raider on January 13, 2016, 06:35:34 PM
Hey guys check out this site - old BMX magazines scanned in. I used to live to receive BMX Action magazine.


http://oldschoolmags.com/bmx_action.html (http://oldschoolmags.com/bmx_action.html)

Just spent the last two hours going through some of these. Brings back some memories especially Jamie Hale winning everything Victorian. I nearly beat him once but typically I went for the big cross up off a jump and he scooted past. i never took it seriously enough and the folks never had the coin to take me to Lalor from Knox too often. Such a simple time back then , me and the neighbour would spend hours taking it in turns to do endo's against the gutter seeing who could do the most radical move  ;D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on January 14, 2016, 08:31:58 AM
This young bloke has to many choices.  :'(

http://www.iamspecialized.com/news/jared-graves-in-toowoomba---day-1/ (http://www.iamspecialized.com/news/jared-graves-in-toowoomba---day-1/)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on January 14, 2016, 09:17:09 AM
Something interesting to do if you're local to Cairns...
http://www.mtba.asn.au/mtbworldscairns/ (http://www.mtba.asn.au/mtbworldscairns/)
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Mv8NJY_3iT29FlLc-nveMv02MIJXINeDmswZESMDTmg/viewform?c=0&w=1 (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Mv8NJY_3iT29FlLc-nveMv02MIJXINeDmswZESMDTmg/viewform?c=0&w=1)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on January 14, 2016, 09:17:38 AM
This young bloke has to many choices.  :'(

http://www.iamspecialized.com/news/jared-graves-in-toowoomba---day-1/ (http://www.iamspecialized.com/news/jared-graves-in-toowoomba---day-1/)

Foo
It is easy to argue he is possibly the worlds best bike rider. Or at least most versatile at a professional level.

He has done the following (plus other stuff):
 - Won 4X World Championship a number of times.
 - Won Gravity Enduro World Championship 2014.
 - Placed on the podium at Downhill MTB World Championships - 3rd best placing.
 - Made the Olympic BMX final in Beijing 2008.
 - Won Australian XC Championships.
 - Won Australian Downhill Championships.

An amazing rider who is very meticulous in his training and preparation. Inspirational. :cup:
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on January 14, 2016, 10:45:48 AM
That he is, Scblack. :cup:

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: prodigyrf on January 15, 2016, 03:53:50 PM
What they didn't advertise about the missus' e-bike was how the motorised rear wheel will regularly break spokes after a while-
https://www.google.com.au/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=problem%20electric%20bike%20spokes%20breaking (https://www.google.com.au/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=problem%20electric%20bike%20spokes%20breaking)
so after replacing a number of them over the last few months and realizing it was a dog chasing its tail I decided to replace the Chinese ones with decent US branded ones and guess who's got a Parktool TM1 spoke tension tool now and is reliving his mobike days, or more's the point studying to be a Tour Down Under bike mechanic most likely-
http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/wheel-tension-balance-app-instructions (http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/wheel-tension-balance-app-instructions)

Why wasn't I effing told about ALL the joys of e-bikes?  I'm supposed to be bloody retired :'(
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on January 19, 2016, 03:08:29 PM
It is easy to argue he is possibly the worlds best bike rider. Or at least most versatile at a professional level.

He has done the following (plus other stuff):
 - Won 4X World Championship a number of times.
 - Won Gravity Enduro World Championship 2014.
 - Placed on the podium at Downhill MTB World Championships - 3rd best placing.
 - Made the Olympic BMX final in Beijing 2008.
 - Won Australian XC Championships.
 - Won Australian Downhill Championships.

An amazing rider who is very meticulous in his training and preparation. Inspirational. :cup:

A few years ago I bought an unused frame off him when he was with Yeti after my other bike cracked. He signed it for me too :)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on January 19, 2016, 03:52:19 PM
A few years ago I bought an unused frame off him when he was with Yeti after my other bike cracked. He signed it for me too :)
How cool! I'm jealous.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on January 26, 2016, 08:50:23 PM
Picked up another n+1 yesterday. A mammoth:

(http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae38/hoomac/Bike%20bits/9DB08BF7-999E-43BE-BD65-7D46FA2E3711_zps2t6pncue.jpg)

It's cheap so it is heavy and slow, but so far is fun. Apparently it is "not for off road use" but I think it will end up getting a run on sand before we part ways. Needs some servicing and to go on a diet too.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GQMacca on January 30, 2016, 01:22:12 PM
Nice, keen to see the resto job once complete? I had a 1995 GT Timberline (my first of many GT's) with a pair of Rockshox Judy's

Rebuild completed.  The only non-original bits are the forks (has period correct RS Judy's on it now - it came with GT Chromo rigid forks), and there's no finding an original GT handlebar setup now (after I snapped the original bar in a massive A over T), so it's got a period correct carbon fibre all in one bar.

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on January 30, 2016, 01:34:29 PM
How do you go riding that in the scrub with those bars, Macca?  ???

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GQMacca on January 30, 2016, 01:39:19 PM
Dunno - haven't tried with those bars yet.  The original bars were straight with Velocity Long bar ends on them.  I think I might refrain from getting close to trees for a while.. (http://www.myswag.org/Smileys/classic/grin.gif)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Rogerthatv2 on January 30, 2016, 01:43:31 PM

Rebuild completed.  The only non-original bits are the forks (has period correct RS Judy's on it now - it came with GT Chromo rigid forks), and there's no finding an original GT handlebar setup now (after I snapped the original bar in a massive A over T), so it's got a period correct carbon fibre all in one bar.

That looks great, well done.

Did you find the Judy's or already have them? About to order some RS's for mine tonight, not sure which one to go for but. The stock Suntours are not that flash.


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on January 30, 2016, 01:50:04 PM
It was pretty radical in its day Foo - first appeared in 1996. Nowadays the Cannondale Super V is a bit of a curio, and single-pivot rear suspension is something of a compromise - but the mods I've made maximise the good points of single pivot, and minimise the bad points. It's called a "Uver V" by the Super V afficionados, where you take an old cross country bike and turn it into an all-mountain bike, which climbs like a mountain goat and has the suspension travel to take big hits and jumps when descending... and weighs 12kg.

Note the changed rear swingarm, that's the key - a lighter stronger arm than the original, which looks awesome, but breaks. And you take some meat off the frame-mount for the shock, and re-drill the mounting hole, so you now can fit a 7.5" shock to get the additional vertical travel. Then you ditch the 'Headshok' (which is a great design, but limited travel) and fit headset converters to run a modern long-travel front fork system - mine uses 1-1/8" upper bearing and 1.5" lower bearing. Then you get disc-specific wheels (Crank Bros 'Cobalt' on mine), and all the other bits... then you go completely overboard, and spend 40 hours hand-polishing the frame and smoothing all the welds, and get custom decals made up, and really go to town on red anodised bits :)

It's grandpa's axe - seriously, only the main frame remains from the yellow bike.

My son's Cannondale was equally radical for its day. Rear suspension has carbon fibre chainstays, no pivot - the carbon fibre has a skinny point that actually flexes to act as the pivot. The seat stays are moulded plastic, they just transfer the suspension movement to the shock. And then there's the front suspension (have a good look at the pic!). That bike was $8.5k when new in 2005, it's the 'Team' edition Scalpel that won the world MTB cross country championship that year. Weight is 11kg with pedals, which is why I bought it for him - he only weighs 35kg! (he's 9)

I'm sort of kicking my self... I had the choice of an F700SL or a SV500... I decided to go with the F700SL (pictured a couple of pages ago I think) that is still in use fairly often, and had the mantle of daily rider for a while. It's worth peanuts really... on the other hand the Super V would be $$'s...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GQMacca on January 30, 2016, 01:56:56 PM
Did you find the Judy's or already have them?

A mate of a mate had them hidden away in the back of his shed. (http://www.myswag.org/Smileys/classic/cool.gif)

About to order some RS's for mine tonight, not sure which one to go for but. The stock Suntours are not that flash.

I'm running Tora's on the new bike, but I'm not that impressed with them.  They seem to blow through their travel way too easily, even with the preload wound all the way up.  Having said that, until I can find some time to get a decent amount of bike time in, they can stay that way.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: cancan on January 30, 2016, 02:10:24 PM
Having bull horn bars cant be much different to having bar ends and at least you can get aero.

I went gravel grinding the other day out from Helidon... heaps of fun although hit some corrugation a bit hard and heard a massive crack and left brifter dropped. I thought I broke the carbon handlebars so rode the remaining 50 odd km without putting presure on the bars or brifter. A bit scary doing 65km down a dirt road without wanting to use the back brake... in the end handlebars ok just needed to reposition the brifters and tighten them up properly.
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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GU Rich on January 30, 2016, 04:56:02 PM
Had more great times out on my Giant Reign today!

(http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s159/utedriver/Giant%20Reign%202015/IMG_20160130_164614_zpsbtnzi6pm.jpg) (http://s151.photobucket.com/user/utedriver/media/Giant%20Reign%202015/IMG_20160130_164614_zpsbtnzi6pm.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: FUS30N on January 30, 2016, 05:13:18 PM
This was my 2011 specialised demo8. I sold it  on Tuesday (sad day)


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: JB84 on January 30, 2016, 05:26:53 PM
Trek remedy 29er

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on January 30, 2016, 05:48:27 PM
This was my 2011 specialised demo8. I sold it  on Tuesday (sad day)


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Serious looking bit of gear.  ;) Why'd you sell it?  ???

Foo
Title: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: FUS30N on January 30, 2016, 07:46:54 PM
I stop racing in September 2014 and the bike hadn't been ridden since. I thought sell it now while it is still worth something. I am building a camper trailer over in the build thread so I will use the money on that.


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on January 30, 2016, 08:27:53 PM
I never sold any of my racing gear, when I stopped in 83. I had everyone harping at me to sell the gear but I said nup, one day I will return to racing and I will need the gear to get me going.  ;D

Well, 33yrs later, I have started racing again, with the intent of getting back into the top 10 in QLD in the Masters category. ;)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Snapman007 on January 30, 2016, 08:57:20 PM

Foo, I'm a hypocrite riding my collection of vintage kids bikes but tell me your not using the vintage gear bruz.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: FUS30N on January 30, 2016, 09:16:36 PM

I never sold any of my racing gear, when I stopped in 83. I had everyone harping at me to sell the gear but I said nup, one day I will return to racing and I will need the gear to get me going.  ;D

Well, 33yrs later, I have started racing again, with the intent of getting back into the top 10 in QLD in the Masters category. ;)

Foo

Haha nice what are you racing?

I'll get another bike but one I can go riding with my son


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on January 30, 2016, 09:35:41 PM
Foo, I'm a hypocrite riding my collection of vintage kids bikes but tell me your not using the vintage gear bruz.

Nah not now! I got a Fuji 2.0 frame, just the entry level one and have just got some Dura-Ace wheels with Sapim C-Xray blade spokes, lace up to some 50mm Lightbicycle CF rims. Singles not high pressure rims and they are light years apart from the old gear and so is the frame.  8)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on January 30, 2016, 09:39:17 PM
Haha nice what are you racing?

I'll get another bike but one I can go riding with my son


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I'm coming back to Track Racing, the purest form of racing = no brakes and one fixed gear.  ;D

The goal is to get the State Title that eluded me and go to the Nationals, due to being hit by a truck, in 1980. >:(

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Snapman007 on January 30, 2016, 09:42:26 PM
Good one bruz. Keep us updated of the news.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on January 30, 2016, 10:11:05 PM
Another twelve months of hard work (I can only ride two days a week, due to being away in a truck.  :'( ) I will get there but not quickly.  :laugh: Two years time, I will have the serious go at it.  ;D

I can still give my son a hiding on the bike and he is 19.  ;D You will love the days when you can go out on the road for a ride with ya son. It doesn't happen much now, due to him working in the food industry but I still give him stick about the fact, that I'm 36yrs older than him and can still hand him his arse on a platter in a sprint!  >:D

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on January 31, 2016, 11:36:36 AM
Maybe you could get one of these bikes for your races...
http://www.news.com.au/sport/more-sports/cyclist-femke-van-den-driessche-reportedly-caught-using-hidden-engine-at-worlds/news-story/b1184f9c957178637bca5eefd74b7f26 (http://www.news.com.au/sport/more-sports/cyclist-femke-van-den-driessche-reportedly-caught-using-hidden-engine-at-worlds/news-story/b1184f9c957178637bca5eefd74b7f26)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on January 31, 2016, 04:18:27 PM
Yeah I just don't get that, D4D. I like to win on my own merits, cheats and druggos just piss me off no end! >:D

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on January 31, 2016, 06:47:31 PM
Ditto, except I'm never going to win. No point trying to improve your own times with a battery pack.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on January 31, 2016, 07:51:14 PM
You need to get strava haha. I ride because I love it and feel sorry for people who do such things - they've missed the point of life.  Nothing further your honour. On a very happy note, I've ridden both days this weekend on my new cheap saddle. I can now highly recommend a charge spoon for bigger guys! Obviously one of the more subjective topics going around, but I think I got a bargain with a $50 saddle that doesn't kill me. Ride on gents.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Rumpig on January 31, 2016, 09:03:42 PM
, I've ridden both days this weekend ...
funnily enough i have been for a ride both days this weekend myself. Have been riding with both my daughters, pretty impressed with the youngest (9 yr old) who punched out 7.9klms on Saturday and another 9.7 klms this arvo...all on her tiny little bike with it's small wheels and no gears  8) Took this pic today outside a mates work to send to him, he's been posting up about his 10klm ride he did this morning on Facebook, so i thought i'd mention how far my daughter went on her little bike...lol. His work is roughly about 5 klms from our home, so about halfway of todays ride. The massive head wind on the run home was a struggle for her little legs though.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk237/qld-bundy-drinker/tn_IMG_2727_zps8c8l2at2.jpg) (http://s281.photobucket.com/user/qld-bundy-drinker/media/tn_IMG_2727_zps8c8l2at2.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Snapman007 on January 31, 2016, 09:48:11 PM
That's a good ride for a kid. 👍🏾🎂
   Tell ya mate he's a sissy. 👬
I can do 10km on a kids bike but it requires atleast 4hours of pub stops inbetween.🍻🍻and some more🍻🍻
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Rumpig on February 01, 2016, 06:40:34 AM
That's a good ride for a kid. 👍🏾🎂
   Tell ya mate he's a sissy. 👬
I can do 10km on a kids bike but it requires atleast 4hours of pub stops inbetween.🍻🍻and some more🍻🍻
i sent him the pic asking if he needed a riding partner, then said try and keep up with her will ya...lol. To be fair, I believe he was off-road mountain biking that 10klms and not street riding, but I sent the message anyhow...lol
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on February 01, 2016, 06:47:07 AM
Nice one. I got my ferrets out a few times on their bikes over Christmas. The bikes come on most of our holidays - still getting flats from the cat head burr snapped off in the tyres from the warrumbungles haha.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on February 12, 2016, 05:11:17 PM
My latest edition. A Scott Foil 20 running Ultegra  and DT Swiss wheels.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/02/11/c443b332906efffb30f39a631fa78ac1.jpg)

Foo

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on February 12, 2016, 05:22:31 PM
My latest edition. A Scott Foil 20 running Ultegra  and DT Swiss wheels. 8)

Oh, these aren't the Dts these are FarSports 88mm CF Singles wheels and for racing. :)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/02/11/c443b332906efffb30f39a631fa78ac1.jpg)

Foo

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on February 12, 2016, 06:02:21 PM
I shouldn't ask, but I suppose you're happy with the far sports wheels? Nice stiff frame on the foils. My body says aero frames aren't for me anymore though.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on February 12, 2016, 06:39:59 PM
Don't have an issue with the wheels.  :)

I can't believe how much quicker it takes off when you kick!  :o

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on February 13, 2016, 12:15:51 PM
Can anyone use these?

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on February 13, 2016, 12:41:15 PM
To short for me.  :'(

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on February 13, 2016, 05:39:34 PM
In TT mode, ready for tomorrows Bribie Tri. Plenty of hurtin will be had, during the bike leg. I do it with a couple of school kids and it's a great way to get them into sport.

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on February 13, 2016, 05:40:24 PM
In TT mode, ready for tomorrows Bribie Tri. Plenty of hurtin will be had, during the bike leg.  :'( I do it with a couple of school kids and it's a great way to get them into sport.  ;D

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/02/12/48e5fc9844048dd5300934e95c00d3db.jpg)

Foo

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on March 13, 2016, 06:16:36 AM
I'm off to do a skills course with these guys today http://www.alpinegravity.net/ (http://www.alpinegravity.net/) I hope I don't break anything, bike or body :laugh:
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on March 13, 2016, 07:34:48 AM
That looks like a fun day out, D4D.  ;D

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: whitey1 on March 14, 2016, 09:31:35 AM
I've been getting into Downhill lately (on my trail bike a Trek Fuel ex), I even raced in the first round of the WA DH series, so have started looking around for a proper DH bike before I break something! There seems to be plenty of Giant Glory's around for sale pretty cheap.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on March 14, 2016, 10:07:32 AM
Giant Glory is good value.

check it over carefully. 2nd hand DH frames are used in the same way as 2nd hand V8 supercars...

Double check things like when the rear shock was serviced and things like that.

Also worth noting... in my day job we sell Cane Creek headsets. We sell a LOT of "Anglesets"  (http://www.canecreek.com/products/headsets/angleset (http://www.canecreek.com/products/headsets/angleset)) (basically it's an adjustable headset that can adjust the steering angle by as much as 1.5 degrees)

because the Glory has a reputation for having too steep a head angle. The Angleset (or other similar device) can fix this.

Riding DH on a Fuel EX... you're a hard man...



Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on March 14, 2016, 10:19:02 AM
That looks like a fun day out, D4D.  ;D


It was awesome, I learnt heaps and it has made a huge difference to my speed/ability on the trails.

Highly recommend these guys if you're in MEL. http://www.alpinegravity.net/skills-clinics.html (http://www.alpinegravity.net/skills-clinics.html)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on March 14, 2016, 11:00:35 AM
I've been getting into Downhill lately (on my trail bike a Trek Fuel ex), I even raced in the first round of the WA DH series, so have started looking around for a proper DH bike before I break something! There seems to be plenty of Giant Glory's around for sale pretty cheap.
Murucycles has some good advice.

Giant Glory's are a damn good bike, and a second hand buy could be great value - as long as you don't buy a shagged one.

Have a look at: www.rotorburn.com (http://www.rotorburn.com) which is Australia's largest MTB forum for advice and/or buying. Plenty of experienced heads there if you are looking to buy.

A couple of years ago I sold my DH bike, and bought a shorter travel bike which is more useful for general riding than a DH sled. I have an Intense Slopestyle 2 which has 155-170mm rear suspension travel and a 180mm travel fork. It can handle any DH I will be riding - but is versatile enough for longer rides as well. Especially if I want to ride with the kids.

Maybe a 150-160mm travel bike is a good option to consider. But then a DH is great fun when turned downhill.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on March 14, 2016, 11:41:16 AM
After yesterday's riding I am seriously considering upgrading the hardtail to a dual suspension short travel. Looking at the Scott Spark 740 as a reference point, alloy frame with XT groupset. Same sort of riding as yourself scblack, with my son and the occasional session on some trails. What else on the market is similar to the Scott?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on March 14, 2016, 12:48:40 PM
After yesterday's riding I am seriously considering upgrading the hardtail to a dual suspension short travel. Looking at the Scott Spark 740 as a reference point, alloy frame with XT groupset. Same sort of riding as yourself scblack, with my son and the occasional session on some trails. What else on the market is similar to the Scott?
Ah, so looking at about 120-140mm of travel are you?

Norco Fluid.

Giant Trance.

They'll be readily available at plenty of bike shops.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on March 14, 2016, 07:49:30 PM
After yesterday's riding I am seriously considering upgrading the hardtail to a dual suspension short travel. Looking at the Scott Spark 740 as a reference point, alloy frame with XT groupset. Same sort of riding as yourself scblack, with my son and the occasional session on some trails. What else on the market is similar to the Scott?

I would jump in the deep end and get something with a little more travel. An enduro or something similar. More than welcome to take mine for a spin when you want.

Looked at a new rocky the other day, maybe when tax time comes around

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on March 14, 2016, 08:13:48 PM
I would jump in the deep end and get something with a little more travel. An enduro or something similar. More than welcome to take mine for a spin when you want.

Looked at a new rocky the other day, maybe when tax time comes around

GG
I agree. Seeing he has the hardtail, single track riding is sorted.

The pedal-ability of new 150mm travel bikes is very very good. And they will give oh-so much more fun when the trail heads downhill. OR be so much more comfortable for your backside.

Something with the 150mm travel is MUCH more versatile than a 120mm XC style bike. I concur and suggest an enduro style bike.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on March 15, 2016, 08:11:31 AM
You guys are making too much sense :)

I'll expand my horizons and look at a larger travel bike.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on March 15, 2016, 09:12:54 AM
or a fatbike...

(just sayin')

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: cementbags on March 15, 2016, 09:34:34 AM
My time trial bike. Surly Steamroller 49/16
(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae92/cementbags/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsicoqqnfq.jpg) (http://s961.photobucket.com/user/cementbags/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsicoqqnfq.jpg.html)
My trusty mountain bike. Surly 1x1 36/19
(http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae92/cementbags/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsllnylgiu.jpg) (http://s961.photobucket.com/user/cementbags/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsllnylgiu.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: WilSurf on March 15, 2016, 12:30:34 PM
I will be off my bike for a while.
Probably sciatica.  >:(
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on March 16, 2016, 04:53:57 PM
Why do bike manufacturers not fit bikes out with complete groupsets these days? I looked at a bike today, XT gears, SLX brakes, Deore cranks. I want all XT...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on March 16, 2016, 07:10:34 PM
Cost cutting as they make money from the upgrades.

Foo

I'm coming behind you corkhead and I'm friggin bigger than you.

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on March 17, 2016, 08:47:59 AM
Why do bike manufacturers not fit bikes out with complete groupsets these days? I looked at a bike today, XT gears, SLX brakes, Deore cranks. I want all XT...

Put the good stuff where people look or where it makes a difference. Put the cheaper stuff where you don't look or it doesn't matter.

XT gears shift well, SLX brakes stop almost as good, cranks only make a little difference to the weight.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on March 17, 2016, 09:42:40 AM
you'll also find that they downspec' things like cassettes, chains, bottom brackets, hubs and headsets.

again, speaking from my own experience with Cane Creek, I find it truly sad how many high end bikes fit the low end Cane Creek headsets to their bikes out of the box.

When you're spending $4k to $7k on a boutique mtb brand (*cough* Santa Cruz) you could at least spec' a higher level headset to your bikes... geezus.

On our ti frame build kits, we fit either 40 series (XT quality) or 110 series (XTR level).

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on March 24, 2016, 04:47:00 PM
Fitted a dropper post today, what a marvellous invention!
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on March 28, 2016, 06:51:06 PM
This is so amusing because it is so true :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx2e9jSSK6E (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx2e9jSSK6E)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on March 28, 2016, 08:32:42 PM
This is so amusing because it is so true :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx2e9jSSK6E (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx2e9jSSK6E)
Haha, awesome work.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on April 02, 2016, 04:18:13 PM
so I finally got round to taking some pics of my new toy...

Titanium frame, Rock Shox Bluto fork with 120mm travel (also have a ti rigid fork to swap out for the Simpson Desert Bike Challenge), Rohloff 14 speed internally geared rear hub, hydraulic disc brakes... titanium handlebar and seatpost, tubeless fat bike wheels and tyres.

Only running 4.25" wide tyres currently as it's set up for trail riding. But I can swap to 4.8" for deserts and beaches.

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: AdrianLR on April 02, 2016, 08:43:52 PM
I've been hanging onto our eldest son's Felt that he used a few years back when he showed an interest in triathlons. Rode a couple of junior events and some training rides then lost interest. Where would be a good place to advertise it for sale? Just Gumtree or something like Bike Exchange?

Thanks

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160402/4c64c9f247b1a9624aca5fb3ec625ffd.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on April 02, 2016, 10:18:16 PM
If ya on FB, then Bicycle Market for Aus wide or Bicycle Market Brisbane. Just make sure that you put in seat and top tube measurements along with all other relevant details.

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: AdrianLR on April 02, 2016, 10:33:54 PM
If ya on FB, then Bicycle Market for Aus wide or Bicycle Market Brisbane. Just make sure that you put in seat and top tube measurements along with all other relevant details.

Foo
Thanks Foo. I'll try FB.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Squalo on April 08, 2016, 10:16:26 AM
I'm sort of kicking my self... I had the choice of an F700SL or a SV500... I decided to go with the F700SL (pictured a couple of pages ago I think) that is still in use fairly often, and had the mantle of daily rider for a while. It's worth peanuts really... on the other hand the Super V would be $$'s...

You can still find Super Vs cheap but they are slowly going up in value. If you do go looking for one, either try to get one that has had regular fork services, or plan to convert the fork to a conventional one (you'll need headset adapters to do that).
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on April 09, 2016, 09:51:46 AM
I think I've found my next bike, 120mm travel and full XT, bike porn following...
https://www.canyon.com/en-au/mtb/nerve/nerve-al-9-9.html (https://www.canyon.com/en-au/mtb/nerve/nerve-al-9-9.html)

(https://static.canyon.com/img/cache/d2/6/3806c82c845c8d4c094dbab3ed24c.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: feisty on April 10, 2016, 08:06:47 AM
Love the name.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: TheWall on April 10, 2016, 10:56:59 AM
New bike week this week. Specialized SWorks Tarmac Di2 Disc.

Rode it home from the shop on Friday night to find my wiffeee had bought 3 donuts for my dinner.  Best wiffeee ever!(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160409/dc1fa13d99fa42fd9ad721a468c9f961.jpg)

Cannot see myself riding a non disc bike ever again...

Sent from my GT-I9507 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Skinnee on April 10, 2016, 12:16:36 PM
Norco Sasquatch 6.1

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on April 10, 2016, 01:05:49 PM
New bike week this week. Specialized SWorks Tarmac Di2 Disc.

Rode it home from the shop on Friday night to find my wiffeee had bought 3 donuts for my dinner.  Best wiffeee ever!(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160409/dc1fa13d99fa42fd9ad721a468c9f961.jpg)

Cannot see myself riding a non disc bike ever again...

Sent from my GT-I9507 using Tapatalk


What size frame is that? There is a lot of seat post showing there.  :o

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on April 10, 2016, 03:20:09 PM
Norco Sasquatch 6.1

heh heh heh

Skinnee got a FATbike...

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: TheWall on April 10, 2016, 04:28:27 PM
What size frame is that? There is a lot of seat post showing there.  :o

Foo


58cm Foo...same as my 20klm old Roubaix.

Asked same Q of a couple of shops (inc different brands) pre purchase and all good...I hope...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on April 10, 2016, 04:51:41 PM
Chit , you must be tall, as my frames are 58 square and I don't have that much post out.  :o

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: TheWall on April 10, 2016, 04:59:04 PM
191cm for me mate. I think it looks longer without the brake calipers on the bike...old vs new photos.
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160410/8e2f3d37e9f0d2ca6e4cb2d9b00134d6.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160410/d084b4e3d5cbc5e8d547b81187a8e930.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on April 10, 2016, 05:38:54 PM
I'm 180 and my Track bike is 56cm  square and nothing but a pain in the arse to get right. My old frames were 60cm square but went with 58cm road frames as they said everyone rides smaller frames now.  ::)

My next Track frame will be no smaller than 58cm square.  ;)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Rogerthatv2 on May 04, 2016, 06:44:28 PM
Picked up my new ride from being put together a couple of weeks ago, 2016 GT Sensor Carbon Team.  Having a ball on it but on its second outing I had a fairly decent off, still nursing some nice bruises to both my body and ego.

Great fun, few comps coming up like the Bayview Blast, Giant3Plus3 and the Epic. Really enjoying getting out on the bike again.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160504/13df8e2840f2d8a158f2eea820956d16.jpg)


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: chester ver2.0 on May 05, 2016, 07:04:02 AM
Maybe you could get one of these bikes for your races...
http://www.news.com.au/sport/more-sports/cyclist-femke-van-den-driessche-reportedly-caught-using-hidden-engine-at-worlds/news-story/b1184f9c957178637bca5eefd74b7f26 (http://www.news.com.au/sport/more-sports/cyclist-femke-van-den-driessche-reportedly-caught-using-hidden-engine-at-worlds/news-story/b1184f9c957178637bca5eefd74b7f26)


Yeah i think it defeats the purpose however on a Friday arvo in a ripping southerly and you have about 120 communting k under your belt you start thinking ....... but who would know  ;D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on May 14, 2016, 11:37:52 AM
Perfect morning for a ride in the bush.

Finally got my shoes/pedals sorted. After trying lots of combinations, I've ended up with Shimano Saint flats with Five Ten Freerider shoes. Grip like cleats but you can get your foot off without having to unclip.

(http://blkmav.com/myswag/gorge140516.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on May 14, 2016, 11:44:31 AM
Perfect morning for a ride in the bush.

Finally got my shoes/pedals sorted. After trying lots of combinations, I've ended up with Shimano Saint flats with Five Ten Freerider shoes. Grip like cleats but you can get your foot off without having to unclip.

(http://blkmav.com/myswag/gorge140516.jpg)
Good shoe/pedal combo. Five tens are simply unbeatable. For my MTB riding I have Five Ten Impact shoes on DMR V12 magnesium pedals. Five tens just don't slip.😎
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on May 14, 2016, 11:55:53 AM
+1 to FiveTens; I used to use them as my river shoes (got through a couple of pairs of them over the years) as they gripped fantastically on wet rocks - remember having to climb out of one section of river once as I'd had a boat and paddler separation; they gripped beautifully as I climbed up the 4m rock face...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Burnsy on May 14, 2016, 02:05:40 PM
What do you mean "bike", who has only one bike, you know its N+1
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on May 14, 2016, 03:46:38 PM
(http://blkmav.com/myswag/newmtb.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Burnsy on May 14, 2016, 04:14:41 PM
Can anyone use these?

Are they from a kids 20 or 24 inch Shane, look like about 180mm?  If so I am keen if your going to chuck them. Looking at re lacing my girls rims to 12 spoke to drop some weight out the front end, ridiculous having 32 spokes on a bike for a kid that weighs 25kg.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: toglhot on May 14, 2016, 06:07:02 PM
I have a Renegade which I can't ride anymore due to RA so I made this one.   20" rims I spoked to aluminium wheelchair hubs with S/S spokes, 5 speeds at the rear, two at the front and 4 ranges in the middle.   This pic was taken in the testing period, only thing I had to change was the seat back, it now has a more 'ergonomic' seat shaped to fit my back.   Rake, trail and wheel flop aren't quite what I'd like but it still handles well.   I had plans for a rebuild with 27" rear wheel, hydraulics and Deore cycle parts but the RA put an end to that now both bikes sit in the garage collecting dust and all the parts are still in their wrappers.

Second picture is a trike I made around 12 years ago and rode daily with my co-pilot directing me.   It has ackerman and centrepoint steering, Bar end shifters I made up and the same wheels and gearing as the bike.   I made three trikes before this one as test beds and this, the final one, handled really well and was a barrel of fun.    Never went anywhere without the co-pilot - he loved it.   The frame now hangs from the rafters in my shed, most of the cycle parts are worn out.
(http://s666.photobucket.com/user/toglhot/media/bike_zpsuscroihn.jpg.html)
(http://s666.photobucket.com/user/toglhot/media/trike_zps4mcqwr5s.jpg.html)

I have no idea how this attach photo system works, last try.
http://s666.photobucket.com/user/toglhot/media/bike_zpsuscroihn.jpg.html (http://s666.photobucket.com/user/toglhot/media/bike_zpsuscroihn.jpg.html)
http://s666.photobucket.com/user/toglhot/media/trike_zps4mcqwr5s.jpg.html (http://s666.photobucket.com/user/toglhot/media/trike_zps4mcqwr5s.jpg.html)



Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on May 14, 2016, 07:25:50 PM
The old n+1 formulae, still working to it and looking at my next ride coming soon.

Any old mth oz cadidates on MySwag?

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: jb1 on May 16, 2016, 02:15:56 PM
Here is my bike, after having problems in both wrists riding a normal bike in a no no so my commute to work (when I get my self motivated) is this bike. I have just changed the steering to now be above as I crashed to many times with the steering under the seat. Still a challenge and now looking to get some clip in shoes to get some more stability. Its my money pit ATM.

JB

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: WilSurf on May 17, 2016, 10:20:59 AM
First time riding again after 2 months.
See how it goes.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: oldmate on May 21, 2016, 10:27:25 PM
First time riding again after 2 months.
See how it goes.
You must be married.  I'll give ya 2 minutes.



Oops, sorry wrong thread
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: prodigyrf on May 25, 2016, 07:51:26 AM
Missus has been at me to get an e-bike like hers to join her sojourns but I decided better not as I'd probably ride it furiously or recklessly and I've got a reputation and standing in the community to consider-
http://www.walk.com.au/wtw/page.asp?pageid=3126 (http://www.walk.com.au/wtw/page.asp?pageid=3126)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on May 25, 2016, 09:46:12 AM
A couple of weeks ago my chain decided to jump in a BIG way and destroyed my chain guide.

So I got a sexy new carbon cSixx one. Nice huh:
(http://gallery.myswag.org/gallery/d/52170-1/Bike+A_001.jpg)

(http://gallery.myswag.org/gallery/d/52173-1/Bike+C_001.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: WilSurf on May 25, 2016, 10:05:07 AM
Been on my bike again for a week.
Not too bad, but speed is far gone.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: cancan on May 25, 2016, 10:33:20 AM
Missus has been at me to get an e-bike like hers to join her sojourns but I decided better not as I'd probably ride it furiously or recklessly and I've got a reputation and standing in the community to consider-
http://www.walk.com.au/wtw/page.asp?pageid=3126 (http://www.walk.com.au/wtw/page.asp?pageid=3126)


Was discussing the NSW stats on this mornings ride as a car passed us well within a mtr in front of the police booking cyclists speeding down Mt Cootha.... 3 cyclists booked for riding furiously ... what the hell is that??
[ur]lhttp://www.governmentnews.com.au/2016/05/23925/[/url]
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: prodigyrf on May 25, 2016, 11:40:58 AM
I'm vacillating between riding furiously or recklessly. Perhaps you could get booked for both?
http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/paterson-a-b-banjo/mulga-bill-s-bicycle-0004005 (http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/paterson-a-b-banjo/mulga-bill-s-bicycle-0004005)


Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on May 26, 2016, 07:13:55 AM
Blue Rag on a cyclocross bike, slightly nuts :)
http://cyclingtips.com/2016/05/roadtripping-the-victorian-high-country/ (http://cyclingtips.com/2016/05/roadtripping-the-victorian-high-country/)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on May 27, 2016, 08:35:10 AM
Missus has been at me to get an e-bike like hers to join her sojourns but I decided better not as I'd probably ride it furiously or recklessly and I've got a reputation and standing in the community to consider-
http://www.walk.com.au/wtw/page.asp?pageid=3126 (http://www.walk.com.au/wtw/page.asp?pageid=3126)


You'd better be even more careful. Those fines have gone up to ludicrous levels. $425 for furious riding. $425 for no helmet for example.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on June 03, 2016, 06:19:42 PM
A few of my DH days

(http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh502/GGPatrol/ATX990.jpg) (http://s1249.photobucket.com/user/GGPatrol/media/ATX990.jpg.html)

Giant atx 990 running nationals at Thredbo, scary fast times

(http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh502/GGPatrol/DH2.jpg) (http://s1249.photobucket.com/user/GGPatrol/media/DH2.jpg.html)

Giant DH2

(http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh502/GGPatrol/DH1small.jpg) (http://s1249.photobucket.com/user/GGPatrol/media/DH1small.jpg.html)

Giant DH1, this was a great bike for its time and could not be broken

GG


Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: baggs71 on June 03, 2016, 08:17:48 PM
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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on June 03, 2016, 09:21:26 PM
some randoms.

Cape York 1995

Anne Beadel "hwy" 2010

Patterson mtb Classic 1991

Finish line, Simpson Desert Bike Challenge 2010
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: baggs71 on June 03, 2016, 09:57:06 PM
The cape and simpson are definatly cred points muru....got some lead in ya pencil....seriously thinkin of a fatbike next year....in the meantime I decked out my cannondale with full ortlieb panniers and currently back into riding ...im about to solo camp and take the girls on overnighters bike touring.....brilliant way to see oz mate....well done muru...ps...love yourtourer
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Burnsy on June 05, 2016, 08:24:21 PM
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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: baggs71 on June 05, 2016, 08:38:09 PM
the Giant ATX 990 was the bomb back then...I think it went up against the LT1 from  memory
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on June 06, 2016, 07:00:09 AM
the Giant ATX 990 was the bomb back then...I think it went up against the LT1 from  memory

I still have it, its a great bike and at its time was leaps ahead of most with the Magura brakes. It was a little sketchy at 70km/h down Thredbo at times though   :laugh:

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: baggs71 on June 06, 2016, 07:09:53 AM
I wanted a cannondale when cadel, tinker & missy were all winning XC on them...i finally got my XC dale....and i aint selling it!
Im converting mine to 1x11 soonish....replacing all the sram with XT
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on June 06, 2016, 06:38:43 PM
I wanted a cannondale when cadel, tinker & missy were all winning XC on them...i finally got my XC dale....and i aint selling it!
Im converting mine to 1x11 soonish....replacing all the sram with XT

This colour scheme or the red before it?

(https://scontent-syd1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18836_265923845855_3618938_n.jpg?oh=a3ef3c83727589244f9bf4d188590589&oe=5809C754)

I've still got the sticker kit to do it to a full team replica - it's currently running a pannier rack for commuting. I've owned it since 1998 (when it was new) and it's still running a decent chunk of the original components!
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: baggs71 on June 06, 2016, 06:46:19 PM
This colour scheme or the red before it?

(https://scontent-syd1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18836_265923845855_3618938_n.jpg?oh=a3ef3c83727589244f9bf4d188590589&oe=5809C754)

I've still got the sticker kit to do it to a full team replica - it's currently running a pannier rack for commuting. I've owned it since 1998 (when it was new) and it's still running a decent chunk of the original components!

yep! your a bastard hahahaha
Sensational...never ever get rid of it....its a classic
Imagine spending $500 on a new groupset.....damn sexy thang


Love panniers too!...ive now got the handle bar ortlieb bag too...biggest ride last month was 91klm...bike weight is somewhere around 35+kg
(http://s20.postimg.org/69p2k7mbx/20160511_182635.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
image hosting adult (http://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on June 06, 2016, 07:03:35 PM
yep! your a bastard hahahaha
Sensational...never ever get rid of it....its a classic
Imagine spending $500 on a new groupset.....damn sexy thang

Love panniers too!


Found some more pictures:

Unused sticker/transfer set:
(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk311/Paddler_Ed/Mountain%20Bikes/IMG-20130520-00103_zps0d0e5c08.jpg)

Closer up, but no pannier rack:
(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk311/Paddler_Ed/Mountain%20Bikes/IMG-20130425-00059_zps122937da.jpg)

Out with the wife on the other bikes:
(https://scontent-syd1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/10898085_10153156092404771_67054436711857430_n.jpg?oh=a31e81268b9df312c76ed95e90d09054&oe=580F3689)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: baggs71 on June 06, 2016, 07:16:45 PM
gum wall tyres! SPECIAL!
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on June 06, 2016, 07:18:55 PM
That's from 3 years ago - still has an IRC gumwall on the front (for now), but has a skinny blackwall on the back now... BUT it does look good with gumwalls.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on June 09, 2016, 05:12:37 PM
I had these guys come to my house today and fit some new parts, fix my forks and generally clean/grease/tune my bike. Great service and reasonable cost, considering they had a 1.5 hour round trip. http://www.therapidwrench.melbourne/ (http://www.therapidwrench.melbourne/)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: baggs71 on June 09, 2016, 05:38:02 PM
Home service....thats cool!
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on June 13, 2016, 11:16:41 AM
Not my bike, but a cross post from the "What made you smile thread", and as this is the bike thread I thought it would get the most people.

This made me smile at the beginning... nearly in tears by the end...
Martyn Ashton rides the UCI Downhill Mountain Bike track at Fort William, Scotland (https://youtu.be/wToZJ_bfUYM)

I met Martyn in the 1990's a couple of times; he's a really down to earth bloke and was a real pioneer in terms of trials displays.

For those who don't know him, he came off his bike during a display in 2013 and broke his back between T9 and T10 (http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/news/article/trials-legend-martyn-ashton-suffers-severe-back-injury-38408/)


The first video that he released recently was Road Bike Party  (https://youtu.be/7ZmJtYaUTa0); that gives you an idea as to what he was like as a rider. As he was working on Road Bike Party 2 (https://youtu.be/HhabgvIIXik) he had his off, and last year he did another film with a bit of help from his mates. (https://youtu.be/kX_hn3Xf90g) (The grin on his face at the end of this video is awesome!)


edit: I missed the last paragraph... oops
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on June 13, 2016, 11:23:29 AM
Yeah Martyn is a legend, many people would have chucked it in, good to see tech helping him get back on two wheels.

Danny MacAskill is a pisser cameo in it too
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: WilSurf on June 13, 2016, 11:45:05 AM
Had my bike serviced last week.
It gave me a big dent in my wallet: complete drivetrain renewed.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on June 15, 2016, 10:34:41 AM
Tried a 1x11 conversion on the weekend. Aside from almost installing the chain the wrong way and a couple of trailside tweaks on the maiden voyage it worked great. One lower gear, a bit more at the top for higher speed. Glad I stepped past 10spd, I wouldn't have got the same range on the 1x setup.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on June 15, 2016, 11:12:58 AM
I've been thinking about going 1x10 from my current 3x10, I only use the middle and small ring at the moment. I'm concerned about losing range though.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on June 15, 2016, 11:24:15 AM
I've been thinking about going 1x10 from my current 3x10, I only use the middle and small ring at the moment. I'm concerned about losing range though.
I would not be concerned of losing range. If you are only using small and middle ring, choose a front ring a bit smaller than your middle ring to split the ratio of those two rings. Rear cassettes can be a much bigger range now - from 10tooth to 42tooth, so the loss of extreme range either end is not too great at all.

The single ring will simplify your thinking while riding and surprisingly you will NOT notice the loss of front derailleur as much as you imagine. Less complexity, less weight - more riding fun!

Extra tips (depends how much you want to spend):
You may need a new crankset.
Have a look at a Narrow-Wide front chain ring - it will help eliminate chain drop.
You may need a new rear derailleur if you want a very large rear cog on the cassette, such as the 42tooth.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on June 15, 2016, 12:10:11 PM
I've been thinking about going 1x10 from my current 3x10, I only use the middle and small ring at the moment. I'm concerned about losing range though.

you can also just increase the range on your current 3x10 when you convert it to a 1x10.

option 1 - (relatively cheap) remove a central (mid range... say 17T) cog on your current rear cassette and add a nice 40 or 42T rear cog underneath it at the back. (maintaining the current 10 speeds) The e*thirteen EX cog also includes a longer "B tension" adjuster screw for your rear deraileur to help it make the reach. (but check with your local store as not every system will be compatible)

option 2 - (expensive) fit a wide range e*thirteen TRS 10 speed cassette.
The good - it will give you a massive 9-42T rear range and best of all, it works with your current 10 speed (RH) shifter and (probably) your existing rear deraileur.
The bad - it requires that you have a SRAM "XD driver" on the rear hub. (which may or may not be a) cheap and b) easy on your existing rear hub.

in either case... scblack's suggestion of fitting one of the newer narrow wide front chainrings will help a lot.

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on June 15, 2016, 01:19:52 PM
Hmm seems a lot of effort for a small reward given I have the range I want now. I wonder how easy it would be to go from 3x to 2x...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on June 15, 2016, 01:24:47 PM
Hmm seems a lot of effort for a small reward given I have the range I want now. I wonder how easy it would be to go from 3x to 2x...

Probably easier grabbing a brand new bike  >:D

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GeoffA on June 15, 2016, 07:01:44 PM
Probably easier grabbing a brand new bike  >:D

...yeah, and while you're at it, get one with an engine.... :P
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on June 15, 2016, 08:42:25 PM
...yeah, and while you're at it, get one with an engine.... :P

I got in trouble when I was last looking at bikes as the one I liked was more than we paid for the 4Runner.... oh well... and it was 3x what we paid for the motorbike...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: whitey1 on June 15, 2016, 09:45:59 PM
I bought myself a Downhill bike last week. 2012 Giant Glory for $1000. Took it out to some local DH tracks on the weekend, took on a few features that I wouldn't have even looked at without that bike. Great fun!
 (https://s20.postimg.org/i5difcurh/Giant_Glory.jpg) (https://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GeoffA on June 16, 2016, 06:54:18 AM
I got in trouble when I was last looking at bikes as the one I liked was more than we paid for the 4Runner.... oh well... and it was 3x what we paid for the motorbike...

Yep. They can't possibly be worth the money asked, but people line up to pay it........
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on June 16, 2016, 06:57:57 AM
Yep. They can't possibly be worth the money asked, but people line up to pay it........

I know what you mean, crazy money but its a great way to get out and about. I am about to pull the trigger on a new one soon. N+1

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GeoffA on June 16, 2016, 07:02:43 AM
I know what you mean, crazy money but its a great way to get out and about......

Maybe, but walking is good too.....
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: whitey1 on June 16, 2016, 09:44:10 AM
Maybe, but walking is good too.....
Walking? What, Is your bike broken?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GeoffA on June 16, 2016, 10:50:13 AM
Walking? What, Is your bike broken?

Nope. Just hanging upside down in the shed.

I got over carting push-bikes around long ago. Much more trouble than they're worth.

If you really want to see the country-side, get one with an engine.... ;D

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: whitey1 on June 16, 2016, 12:21:28 PM
Nope. Just hanging upside down in the shed.

I got over carting push-bikes around long ago. Much more trouble than they're worth.

If you really want to see the country-side, get one with an engine.... ;D

 :cheers:
I don't know why you're in this thread then.
This is all about bikes here.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GeoffA on June 16, 2016, 01:39:42 PM
I don't know why you're in this thread then.
This is all about bikes here.

 :-* :-*

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on July 08, 2016, 07:24:07 PM
OK decision time, 140 or 160 mm travel? Help me decide. I'm not a hard core downhill rider, preference is more for endure and cross country...

140
https://www.canyon.com/en-au/mtb/spectral/spectral-cf-9-0.html (https://www.canyon.com/en-au/mtb/spectral/spectral-cf-9-0.html)

160
https://www.canyon.com/en-au/mtb/strive/2016/strive-cf-8-0.html (https://www.canyon.com/en-au/mtb/strive/2016/strive-cf-8-0.html)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: b1 on July 08, 2016, 08:00:23 PM
Is it an addition to something else or one bike to do everything? The 160mm is going to be more effort pedalling up hill, but will probably nail the downs. If its one bike  to do it all, I'd go for the 140mm travel.

Don't know the Canyon brand, have owned 2 x Merida, 2 x Scott, 2 x Giant, 1 x Norco and 1 x Avanti - yes I am seeking help for my addiction...

For the money I'd lean towards a 2016 Giant Trance Advanced or Trek Remedy 8/9. They are usually clearing them out around now to make way for 2017 model
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Burnsy on July 08, 2016, 08:16:01 PM
OK decision time, 140 or 160 mm travel? Help me decide. I'm not a hard core downhill rider, preference is more for endure and cross country...

140
https://www.canyon.com/en-au/mtb/spectral/spectral-cf-9-0.html (https://www.canyon.com/en-au/mtb/spectral/spectral-cf-9-0.html)

160
https://www.canyon.com/en-au/mtb/strive/2016/strive-cf-8-0.html (https://www.canyon.com/en-au/mtb/strive/2016/strive-cf-8-0.html)
Less is more for cross country, I would go 140 tops and probably be looking at 120.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on July 08, 2016, 08:26:42 PM
Thanks, I was leaning toward the 140 until I saw the price on the 160. The 160 has a lever 'shapeshifter' that can change the geometry from 160 to 130 on the fly...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: whitey1 on July 09, 2016, 11:28:46 AM
Thanks, I was leaning toward the 140 until I saw the price on the 160. The 160 has a lever 'shapeshifter' that can change the geometry from 160 to 130 on the fly...
So has the new Trek Remedy. All bikes seem to be getting slacker head angles each year too.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: SambOz on July 09, 2016, 01:22:18 PM
We are back into the bikes again this year, bought a couple of base model FELT 70 29ers, enjoying the ride on them very much and the hyd. discs are magnificient, wouldn't/couldn't ride again w/o 'em !

Finding the bigger dia. 29er rubber rolls over track obstacles like rocks, sticks, limbs etc better than the long list of 26" MTB's in the past.

What are the fav wheel size these days for a mix of occasional (enroute to bush) bitumen, bush track and a "small" bit of single track thru the MTB bike areas, ie Blores Hill near Heyfield.

Also, see talk of dual suspension and "FLOAT UP TOUGH CLIMBS" on the Trance page, always thought the back suspension lost some power on uphill.   Is that not the case with the latest duals. ?

Above all - enjoying the outdoors and the exercise !

Will put up a pic. of the stable (most of it) new and old shortly.

Missing is a 1991 Giant CFM3 Carbon frame 26", did thousands of K's on that bike back in the day  ;D

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: SambOz on July 09, 2016, 02:30:52 PM
Not big buck bikes, but serviceable and in good order for trouble free use- The old NORCO has been a great bike, been trying to sell it as wanting to stay of roads, can't hardly give it away, they have got cheap, getting a little fired on the idea of putting the SPD's back on it and making a quick(er) mile or two on the black stuff, the other is my FELT 29er, very happy with it, the orange 26" is built like a tank, for grandsons when they visit, interesting ride with the fork angle -

(http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g462/bill338/forum%20pics/Bikes%20072016%20002%20RESIZE_zpsqjryichs.jpg) (http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/bill338/media/forum%20pics/Bikes%20072016%20002%20RESIZE_zpsqjryichs.jpg.html)

These two, 29er is Mrs's FELT 29er, same specs as mine, lady sprung seat  ;D and the little 24" blue bike is another grandson visit machine, we have some good bush wanders from home -

(http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g462/bill338/forum%20pics/Bikes%20072016%20003%20RESIZE_zpspxejvbm4.jpg) (http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/bill338/media/forum%20pics/Bikes%20072016%20003%20RESIZE_zpspxejvbm4.jpg.html)



Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Humphreythebear on July 09, 2016, 02:46:38 PM
Still got my giant cfm2 hanging in the garage ! It has done a squillion rides , was the first expensive mth I brought - still have my first one !
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on July 09, 2016, 02:52:05 PM
Change of plans, crunched a deal on this today, a new 2015 GT Sensor Pro Carbon, 150 up front, 130 in the rear ;D

(http://blkmav.com/myswag/gtsensor.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: b1 on July 09, 2016, 03:03:09 PM
Sweet ride ;D 1x11, dropper, Fox 34mm. Just need some Enve rims for a bit of extra bling ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: SambOz on July 09, 2016, 03:23:25 PM
Still got my giant cfm2 hanging in the garage ! It has done a squillion rides , was the first expensive mth I brought - still have my first one !

Good bikes HtB, nice to hear I'm not the only silly bgr to hang onto things  :laugh:

Very, very nice D4D, you will be keen to give that a wander on the tracks.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Burnsy on July 09, 2016, 05:04:34 PM
Change of plans, crunched a deal on this today, a new 2015 GT Sensor Pro Carbon, 150 up front, 130 in the rear ;D


I think you are just going to hurt yourself on that, in the interest of your own safety I suggest you send it over here for me to look after.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on July 09, 2016, 05:27:18 PM
Just took it for a quick ride, I think this 1x thing is for young/fit people, I'm going to miss my 24T ring, that said it's very quick and comfy.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on July 10, 2016, 05:47:38 PM
Tax return time here for me; I'm getting enough to make a new bike an option, but am torn between 2:

Scott Scale 960 (http://www.scott-sports.com/au/en/products/241294006/SCOTT-Scale-960-Bike)
Giant Anthem X 29er (https://www.giant-bicycles.com/au/anthem-x-29er)

Comments please!

There's a bit of a price difference (One is AU$3k, other is AU$1.6k)

I've been thinking over the weekend, and I'm edging to the hardtail.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on July 10, 2016, 05:53:59 PM
What sort of riding do you do and where?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on July 10, 2016, 06:49:12 PM
I've always tended to cover ground rather than jump and play - I'm based up in Northern NSW so we have some good riding here (Fat Tyre Farm, UNE Track, Piney) so traditional cross country and in place proper old swoopy tight single track.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: SambOz on July 10, 2016, 06:51:51 PM
Here is a comparo that I thought was fair and considered from an experienced off road rider  -

http://www.bikeradar.com/au/blog/article/which-is-faster-hardtail-or-full-suspension-44955/ (http://www.bikeradar.com/au/blog/article/which-is-faster-hardtail-or-full-suspension-44955/)

I've never ridden a full susp, love to do a couple of hours on one  :laugh:

The big thing for me - hills are hard work - I can't give away any power/energy to get up them.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on July 10, 2016, 07:37:09 PM
Here is a comparo that I thought was fair and considered from an experienced off road rider  -

Here is another comparo, a year later same bike models, similar result.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7qjODdT2v0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7qjODdT2v0)

I've just bought a 130mm travel dual suspension and yeah it is harder work going up the hills, but a whole lot of fun downhill and more comfy in the technical bits.

Paddler Ed, I'd consider the Spark instead of the Scale, it has a 'climb' mode lockout, doesn't make it a hardtail but almost there. Depending on the tightness of your trails, I'd also consider 27.5 rather than 29.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: SambOz on July 10, 2016, 07:54:17 PM
Good utube vid. D4D.

The skill level of these testers is right up there, for more social average
riders the differences between the two susp. types would possibly less
noticeable.

Terrific to hear you are enjoying your dual susp. comfort  :D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on July 10, 2016, 08:08:28 PM
Good utube vid. D4D.

The skill level of these testers is right up there, for more social average riders the differences between the two susp. types would possibly less noticeable.

Terrific to hear you are enjoying your dual susp. comfort  :D

Yeah the GMBN boys know how to ride a bike that's for sure.

Still tossing up whether to 'upgrade' my new bike from a 1x to a 2x, sacrilege I know. Might try a 30T on the front instead of a 32T.

Tubeless is also awesome, I had about 10 PSI in the rear to see how it went and I couldn't rip the tyre off the rim and had lots of grip.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on July 10, 2016, 08:40:52 PM
The other thing is I'm 6'4" and 34" inside leg, so I ride an XL frame (all my bikes are 20" frame +). This makes getting something a bit more of a challenge.

I'm also 3hrs+ from a bigger town for more choice of brands, hence the Giant and Scott (the other bike shop in town is run by spotty oiks who seem to be there so that the family can claim their daughter is a semi-pro rider... the shop I use has a pretty good reputation over the last 40 years for racing and supporting racing)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on July 11, 2016, 05:32:43 AM
Yeah the GMBN boys know how to ride a bike that's for sure.

Still tossing up whether to 'upgrade' my new bike from a 1x to a 2x, sacrilege I know. Might try a 30T on the front instead of a 32T.

Tubeless is also awesome, I had about 10 PSI in the rear to see how it went and I couldn't rip the tyre off the rim and had lots of grip.
N+1 is the equation that you need for this decision, D4D.

Foo

Hurry up corkhead!

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on July 11, 2016, 10:17:19 AM
Well.... that phone call forces my hand a little bit - there's no XL Anthems left in the country in the spec I wanted... so... back to the drawing board...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: SambOz on July 11, 2016, 01:46:28 PM
N+1..foo... lol

Ed, I always buy at my local bike shop in Maffra, (make sure prices are competitive), and enjoy his expert ability to maintain any little things that need tweaking.

He can do in 10 minutes things that I'd probably never get just right, especially in gear selection, spoke maintenance, rim truing, bearings & similiar. Never charges much $$ and does it right !! Never hesitate to recommend that business to friends and acquaintances, speaks for itself.

Re the brand Ed, a lot of the frames in a given price range and fit out probably aren't all that different re the service they will give a new owner.  When we bought the couple of new FELT 29ers recently we looked around at other shops in Sale, 3 or 4 bike brands to get an idea what was about and went back the usual LBS & bought them round $920ea with a few bits and pieces thrown into the deal.

Hard decision but unless a brand is getting sh*te canned big time it should be OK for you.

Mention by D4D re tyre grip, I'm loving the grip of the 29er tyres, those big diameters certainly have a long grip surface and are good in other ways as well, as prev. mentioned. (Not a full on quick/hard rider by any means, just getting fit !)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on July 11, 2016, 08:09:01 PM
N+1 is coming into play, new stead on the horizon for me too. Just trying to find the right enduro for me

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on July 11, 2016, 08:26:35 PM
Wellllll.... today has been productive....

I was unable to get the FS that I was looking at, instead I'm sticking with a hard tail.

Which then means that...







...the budget has stretched to getting a camper trailer as well!

More details to follow in this thread and a build thread!
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: grmas1 on July 11, 2016, 09:51:12 PM
My Ride Giant XTC Extreme
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: b1 on July 12, 2016, 05:16:41 AM
I don't know if it's an optical illusion  -  the chain stays around the bottom bracket look HUUUUGE ! ;D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: grmas1 on July 12, 2016, 07:00:47 AM
I don't know if it's an optical illusion  -  the chain stays around the bottom bracket look HUUUUGE ! ;D

Might be an optical illusion with the matt black carbon frame.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on July 12, 2016, 07:43:56 AM
Motor in there! I saw the new specialised e fat bike the other day. 'Taint cycling but I still feel I want one. It'd be perfect for commuters.
Is anybody else wasting a month watching Le tour? I think the rest days are put in there so I can catch up on work!
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Swannie on July 12, 2016, 10:36:50 PM
Motor in there! I saw the new specialised e fat bike the other day. 'Taint cycling but I still feel I want one. It'd be perfect for commuters.
Is anybody else wasting a month watching Le tour? I think the rest days are put in there so I can catch up on work!

Love the tour
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on July 12, 2016, 11:06:53 PM
Due to the Tour I am now nocturnal even more so than normal....
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: SambOz on July 22, 2016, 08:48:34 PM
Wellllll.... today has been productive....

I was unable to get the FS that I was looking at, instead I'm sticking with a hard tail.

Which then means that...

...the budget has stretched to getting a camper trailer as well!

More details to follow in this thread and a build thread!

That new bike arrived yet P/Ed. ?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on July 22, 2016, 10:22:12 PM
Still in the shop

I lost the bike shed this weekend - we have a friend visiting and a serious shortage of space when we need to use the spare room for anything other than bike shed duties!

Picking it up Monday is the plan - went in to see them today to let them know what was happening and they were happy enough.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on August 03, 2016, 11:21:48 AM
N+1 is coming into play, new stead on the horizon for me too. Just trying to find the right enduro for me

GG


The +1 just bit hard, new bike for me next week

http://www.intensecycles.com/bikes/tracer-275c (http://www.intensecycles.com/bikes/tracer-275c)

Might have to have a meet at Lysterfield when the rain goes away and it warms up, a BBQ for after the ride as well

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on August 03, 2016, 11:58:52 AM
The +1 just bit hard, new bike for me next week

http://www.intensecycles.com/bikes/tracer-275c (http://www.intensecycles.com/bikes/tracer-275c)

Might have to have a meet at Lysterfield when the rain goes away and it warms up, a BBQ for after the ride as well

GG
Well played! Great bike, have LOTS of fun with that. :cup:
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on August 03, 2016, 01:34:19 PM
Got the new bike... 29ers are fast! Rolls really nicely on the single track locally, and not too unwieldy on the tight bits. 2x10 is a nice spread of gears off road, and pretty good on the road as well.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: b1 on August 03, 2016, 06:26:17 PM
The +1 just bit hard, new bike for me next week

http://www.intensecycles.com/bikes/tracer-275c (http://www.intensecycles.com/bikes/tracer-275c)

Might have to have a meet at Lysterfield when the rain goes away and it warms up, a BBQ for after the ride as well

GG


Wow wow wow.

Won't confuse u with all the Giants and Meridas out there  ;D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on August 03, 2016, 06:30:25 PM
The +1 just bit hard, new bike for me next week

http://www.intensecycles.com/bikes/tracer-275c (http://www.intensecycles.com/bikes/tracer-275c)



mmmm carbon and kashima :)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: SambOz on August 03, 2016, 11:19:13 PM
Got the new bike... 29ers are fast! Rolls really nicely on the single track locally, and not too unwieldy on the tight bits. 2x10 is a nice spread of gears off road, and pretty good on the road as well.

Glad you like the 29er Ed  ;D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on August 05, 2016, 11:12:06 AM
The +1 just bit hard, new bike for me next week

http://www.intensecycles.com/bikes/tracer-275c (http://www.intensecycles.com/bikes/tracer-275c)

Might have to have a meet at Lysterfield when the rain goes away and it warms up, a BBQ for after the ride as well

GG


Bike has been built up and then been boxed ready for courier, I may see it next Monday, Woohoo

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Gravity on August 09, 2016, 10:40:29 PM
My 25year old Gazelle with 1 month old Anthem 1 being replaced with my new Trance Advanced all carbon frame & wheels should be in the country by September can't wait :-))

(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a521/Fiat124Spider1979/My%20Jeep/IMG_0496_zpsuhyktrgf.jpg~original)

(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a521/Fiat124Spider1979/My%20Jeep/fullpage_Giant-Trance_ADV_1_Comp-BikeExchange-2017_zpsnwqv9x0f.jpg~original)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on August 14, 2016, 08:18:24 PM
Well played! Great bike, have LOTS of fun with that. :cup:

Took the bike out for its inaugural ride today, great bit of kit which is smooth as, amazing how technology makes a difference

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160815/e7fce98e93da43aa1d33d962fd35e83a.jpg)

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on August 15, 2016, 11:15:39 AM
Took the bike out for its inaugural ride today, great bit of kit which is smooth as, amazing how technology makes a difference

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160815/e7fce98e93da43aa1d33d962fd35e83a.jpg)

GG
Awesome, I'm so jealous...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Fizzie on August 18, 2016, 09:15:34 AM
G'day all, possibly bit of a strange question for all you bike riders.

Went down the local bike shop yesterday & picked up a couple of old inner tubes to cut up for gaskets / seals & so on on the CT.

Cut the first one up & there's white powder inside the tube.

What would it be & why inside the tube  ???

Or, seeing that it's made in Thailand, should I be real careful in handling it, wash my hands well, & go down to have a chat with the  :police:   ;D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on August 18, 2016, 09:27:43 AM
G'day all, possibly bit of a strange question for all you bike riders.

Went down the local bike shop yesterday & picked up a couple of old inner tubes to cut up for gaskets / seals & so on on the CT.

Cut the first one up & there's white powder inside the tube.

What would it be & why inside the tube  ???

Or, seeing that it's made in Thailand, should I be real careful in handling it, wash my hands well, & go down to have a chat with the  :police:   ;D
Its just talcum powder, nothing to be at all concerned about. Just stops the rubber sticking to itself and creating pinch points.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Fizzie on August 18, 2016, 01:18:46 PM
Thanks  :cup:

Thought it would be something like that but couldn't work out why it was inside the tube - thought it would be between tube & tyre  :-[
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on August 20, 2016, 05:45:54 PM
Scored today at my LBS http://www.summitcycles.bike/stores/melbourne (http://www.summitcycles.bike/stores/melbourne)

I dropped my new bike off last Saturday for it's first service and some tweaks. I had a look/try on of the new TLD A1 Drone MIPS helmet, didn't buy it as I wanted to do some research. Their price was $299, online it was $265.

Dropped in this morning to collect my bike and they were having a one day sale, spend over $200 and you could select one item for free from their 'special' section. Found a pair of TLD Skyline Race shorts ($140) that fitted.

In the end I spent $299 and got $400 worth of stuff, helmet and shorts :cup:

Only problem is I am crook with the flu and can't ride my bike to test it out :'(
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GeoffA on August 20, 2016, 06:08:06 PM
Bike service??..........What happened to DIY........ ??? ???

Times have changed......
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on August 20, 2016, 06:09:06 PM
Bike service??..........What happened to DIY........ ??? ???

Times have changed......

Complimentary first service, aka get you in the store again to spend more money :)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GeoffA on August 20, 2016, 06:13:21 PM
Complimentary first service, aka get you in the store again to spend more money :)

It worked, too... ;D ;D

Hope that's the last time Jamie. They don't do anything you can't do yourself.
Despite all the hype and bling, it's just a simple pushie.
Turn it upside down on the seat and bars, and "service" away... :cup: :cup:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on August 20, 2016, 06:58:41 PM
Hope that's the last time Jamie. They don't do anything you can't do yourself.

But you get to drool over all the bikes and pick the brains of the mechanics.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GeoffA on August 20, 2016, 07:12:07 PM
....the mechanics.

Where would they do their apprenticeship?
Are their qualifications nationally accredited?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on August 20, 2016, 07:18:37 PM
Where would they do their apprenticeship?
Are their qualifications nationally accredited?

The bike part manufacturers run their own training courses, dunno if their is a 'bike mechanic' cert
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on August 20, 2016, 08:12:51 PM
Where would they do their apprenticeship?
Are their qualifications nationally accredited?

 :cheers:

yes.

https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/AUR30211 (https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/AUR30211)

https://www.myskills.gov.au/courses/details?Code=AUR30212 (https://www.myskills.gov.au/courses/details?Code=AUR30212)

 :cheers:

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GeoffA on August 20, 2016, 09:25:12 PM
Now that's funny..... :cup: :cup:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxfzm9dfqBw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxfzm9dfqBw)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Swannie on August 21, 2016, 07:47:11 AM
Want to see a funny video Google and get Maltese bike repair man 😂

Swannie
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on August 21, 2016, 07:11:53 PM
Probably the wrong place but what a fitting tribute.  ;D

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/sport/olympics/rio-2016/commonwealth-games-velodrome-named-after-meares-20160821-gqxlss.html (http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/sport/olympics/rio-2016/commonwealth-games-velodrome-named-after-meares-20160821-gqxlss.html)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Sean B on August 22, 2016, 10:51:53 PM
This is my third Stumpy and by far the best! I've owned this one now for two years and would find it hard to ride anything but 650B, the handling is amazing, it's a great all-rounder.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on August 23, 2016, 06:42:00 AM
This is my third Stumpy and by far the best! I've owned this one now for two years and would find it hard to ride anything but 650B, the handling is amazing, it's a great all-rounder.

Is that pic taken at the You Yangs?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Sean B on August 23, 2016, 08:44:29 PM
Sure is! Taken at the Ranger station, it's a great place to ride.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: RichardW on August 26, 2016, 05:30:06 PM
On the beat:
(http://members.iinet.net.au/~rwindeyer/wBikea1.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: prodigyrf on August 26, 2016, 07:47:09 PM
Seems they've come up with the must have accessory for all the Swaggers here-
http://newatlas.com/wide-path-camper-available-september/45036/?li_source=LI&li_medium=default-widget (http://newatlas.com/wide-path-camper-available-september/45036/?li_source=LI&li_medium=default-widget)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on August 27, 2016, 08:25:05 AM
On the beat:
(http://members.iinet.net.au/~rwindeyer/wBikea1.jpg)

Bringing out the big guns?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on September 16, 2016, 02:46:58 PM
Don't get a Road/Track bike with a ISIS BB in it, they are a pain in the arse to remove, even if you have the BB remover!  >:(

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160916/b8dfcf0ad2e7d577fc497e1451a13384.jpg)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160916/fb097037d510251ed6ccc893e80c5258.jpg)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on September 16, 2016, 04:55:20 PM
Don't get a Road/Track bike with a ISIS BB in it, they are a pain in the arse to remove, even if you have the BB remover!  >:(
Foo

I didn't realise that they still used ISIS on anything anymore...

I honestly haven't seen it for what... 10 years.

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: motoz on September 16, 2016, 08:29:57 PM
2011 Specialised Pitch Comp with a few mods

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160916/ff83be0ed73455c126d7dda7987d66f4.jpg)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160916/72e8425730ef4276d8d697f3c2b58566.jpg) (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160916/e9f4922b7985f59baf7a6f9bd849c7f6.jpg) (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160916/2a2f60c5a5bce67b1a2b7db135987034.jpg) (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160916/cf0c841205b1a617a5ad7242df1656ea.jpg)


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on September 16, 2016, 08:32:56 PM
2011 Specialised Pitch Comp with a few mods

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160916/ff83be0ed73455c126d7dda7987d66f4.jpg)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160916/72e8425730ef4276d8d697f3c2b58566.jpg) (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160916/e9f4922b7985f59baf7a6f9bd849c7f6.jpg) (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160916/2a2f60c5a5bce67b1a2b7db135987034.jpg) (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160916/cf0c841205b1a617a5ad7242df1656ea.jpg)


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Great looking steed

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on September 18, 2016, 05:26:41 PM
The n+1 bike theory was adopted today for my son, project 'Micro Goose' has commenced. After watching too many episodes of 'Wheeler Dealers' he wanted to fix up a car with me, I thought a project bike was a better idea for a 6 year old. Got to love eBay, $40 and 30 minutes away. It is actually a Mongoose Micron, all original and in reasonably good condition. Thanks to murucycles for your advice.

(http://blkmav.com/stuff/microgoose.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on September 18, 2016, 06:30:49 PM
2011 Specialised Pitch Comp with a few mods

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160916/ff83be0ed73455c126d7dda7987d66f4.jpg)
cdn.com/20160916/cf0c841205b1a617a5ad7242df1656ea.jpg[/img]


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What is the cable running up under the seat?  ???

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on September 18, 2016, 06:41:52 PM
What is the cable running up under the seat?  ???

Foo

Suspect its for a dropper seat post - think of a lightweight office chair mechanism that allows you to lower these at height on the fly for tricky bits.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on September 18, 2016, 06:49:09 PM
What is the cable running up under the seat?  ???

Foo
Its a dropper seat post. So on the run you can lift the seat up or lower it down. Pedalling efficiency is best with seat up, and technical sections can be faster with seat down.
One of the best innovations in the last 20 years. It's a cable to a switch on the bars, and actuates hydraulic seat post. Press button, sit on seat it goes down. Press button and stand up, seat raises.

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on September 18, 2016, 07:03:59 PM
One of the best innovations in the last 20 years.

Absolutely, I thought they were a w@nk until I tried one.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: motoz on September 18, 2016, 07:35:15 PM
Absolutely, I thought they were a w@nk until I tried one.


Agreed.

Yes it's the Reverb dropper post. Full hydraulic control 150mm drop. It has a thumb button that you push to lower, you can drop any to height within that 150mm range.

They run on an air spring @ about 200psi with adjustable control so you don't get smashed plums on the return stroke.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160918/8c8823c02ae7f554c6f6979c54c0705d.jpg)

As posted I was a little dubious but after you ride with one they are fantastic for high speed technical riding.

https://www.sram.com/rockshox/products/reverb


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on September 19, 2016, 07:37:39 PM
Its a dropper seat post. So on the run you can lift the seat up or lower it down. Pedalling efficiency is best with seat up, and technical sections can be faster with seat down.
One of the best innovations in the last 20 years. It's a cable to a switch on the bars, and actuates hydraulic seat post. Press button, sit on seat it goes down. Press button and stand up, seat raises.

Well I'll be a monkeys uncle, never heard or seen one in my life.  :o

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: SambOz on September 19, 2016, 08:55:08 PM
I like the concept, likewise here also foo  ;D

Very nice bike btw motoz !
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: b1 on September 20, 2016, 06:14:04 PM
Dont know what we did before droppers  ;D Rail corners much harder and the seat is out of the way in technical stuff. Possibly best upgrade for most mountain bikers unless you're a weight weeny, adds probably 300 - 400gms
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Bird on September 20, 2016, 06:17:40 PM
happily not part of the pissing comp.. but I'm lookin for a set of 26in MTB wheels for an old school bike I wanna do up...
I've had it from new (Mid 90s) and would like to get it sorted, throw some road tyres on it and with summer coming on start to lose some blubber... Been a few decades since I rode Kurnell to Mascot to work daily ;)

It's one of these, but doesn't look this good - yet, been laying on the floor in a shed at dads for 10+ years since my accident, so its covered in grime, dirt and Shit but will wash up great... I forgot it was there actually.
(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/EKgAAOSwTA9X3LGb/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on September 21, 2016, 08:35:32 AM
You should be able to pickup a set of wheels from any bike store, Bird. Get new and then you know they will roll smooth. Clean and regrease bottom bracket also.

Foo

Your worst nightmare is behind you. 😈

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on September 22, 2016, 07:33:52 AM
Or if the price for new wheels scares you 26" bikes are a dime a dozen 2nd hand. You can probably pick up a whole bike off scumtree for less than a new set of wheels, and in good nick.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on September 22, 2016, 07:42:13 PM
Can't decide which bike to take camping...take them all :)

(https://scontent-syd1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14355655_583193428551195_3342802010614532272_n.jpg?oh=73fae3f553a315189b77f8bc18c0aa0a&oe=5877BBCC)
(https://scontent-syd1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14333795_583239321879939_4346902317693500240_n.jpg?oh=619408e9e7a78aa3870f74aba52937bd&oe=586A55AE)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Bird on September 22, 2016, 08:14:09 PM
Quote from: NewieCamper
Or if the price for new wheels scares you 26" bikes are a dime a dozen 2nd hand. You can probably pick up a whole bike off scumtree for less than a new set of wheels, and in good nick.

yea... I've noticed I can buy a complete bike for less than a set of alloy rims with quick release axle. :(

thought someone may have had a set layin round in the shed from years gone by.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Burnsy on September 22, 2016, 08:18:58 PM
yea... I've noticed I can buy a complete bike for less than a set of alloy rims with quick release axle. :(

thought someone may have had a set layin round in the shed from years gone by.

I got a shed full, bit for away though :) 

Hit up a roadside pickup, there is always plenty of rims on offer. I just had the kids at school scrap a dozen I picked up last week for the ally. There was nothing wrong with them, a couple could have done with a regrease but were all running true enough fro a commuter.

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Bird on September 22, 2016, 08:25:30 PM
I got a shed full, bit for away though :) 
:'( be cheaper to post than buy here LOL! 150 to buy new :(

Quote
Hit up a roadside pickup, there is always plenty of rims on offer. I just had the kids at school scrap a dozen I picked up last week for the ally. There was nothing wrong with them, a couple could have done with a regrease but were all running true enough fro a commuter.
yea just been here, but a mate is looking out for me.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on September 23, 2016, 10:20:53 AM
happily not part of the pissing comp.. but I'm lookin for a set of 26in MTB wheels for an old school bike I wanna do up...
I've had it from new (Mid 90s) and would like to get it sorted, throw some road tyres on it and with summer coming on start to lose some blubber... Been a few decades since I rode Kurnell to Mascot to work daily ;)

It's one of these, but doesn't look this good - yet, been laying on the floor in a shed at dads for 10+ years since my accident, so its covered in grime, dirt and Shit but will wash up great... I forgot it was there actually.
(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/EKgAAOSwTA9X3LGb/s-l1600.jpg)


I actually saw one of these yesterday afternoon, same colour also. What were you doing riding around at Cannon hill?  ;D

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on September 23, 2016, 10:24:15 AM
:'( be cheaper to post than buy here LOL! 150 to buy new :(
yea just been here, but a mate is looking out for me.

That's cheap for a set of wheels, my last pair cost me $600 and that was second hand.  ;D

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on September 25, 2016, 01:48:37 PM
The latest in my stable. An Aldi 29er and it's good value for the money with the components that are on it. I'm going to ride the Rail Trails and beach with it.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160925/056010c709f70d0313e513fcde15c873.jpg)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160925/c70cba4728a9569d5250f401dcdd283d.jpg)

Foo


Your worst nightmare is behind you. 😈
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: SambOz on September 25, 2016, 03:55:25 PM
What sort of money Foo, looks identical to a FELT !

Hydraulic brakes ?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on September 25, 2016, 04:17:39 PM
$349 Sambo and mechanical brakes. The only thing I did was to back the cones off and it will need a a of fine tuning on the gears. They work but just a fly chit off being perfect.  8)
 
Double walled aloy rims and the it goes alright.  ;D
Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: SambOz on September 25, 2016, 07:12:37 PM
Sounds good Foo, enjoy those big wheels  ;D

Seat/Frame/Forks lock out -  obvious things that look same as our FELTs @$900+ but with Hyd. brakes.

For riding the beach it makes sense.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on September 26, 2016, 09:56:03 AM
happily not part of the pissing comp.. but I'm lookin for a set of 26in MTB wheels for an old school bike I wanna do up...
I've had it from new (Mid 90s) and would like to get it sorted, throw some road tyres on it and with summer coming on start to lose some blubber... Been a few decades since I rode Kurnell to Mascot to work daily ;)

It's one of these, but doesn't look this good - yet, been laying on the floor in a shed at dads for 10+ years since my accident, so its covered in grime, dirt and Shit but will wash up great... I forgot it was there actually.
(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/EKgAAOSwTA9X3LGb/s-l1600.jpg)
Here is a link to a set of wheels for sale for $50 - he's in 3181 Melbourne.

http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?304812-The-Fiddy-Dorrah-Sale-Frames-Forks-and-Wheels (http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?304812-The-Fiddy-Dorrah-Sale-Frames-Forks-and-Wheels)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Bird on September 26, 2016, 12:07:10 PM
Quote from: Foo
I actually saw one of these yesterday afternoon, same colour also. What were you doing riding around at Cannon hill?  ;D

apparently there aren't many in this scheme, which is also why I wanna fix it.. Plus gimme something to do in the shed.

Quote from: scblack
Here is a link to a set of wheels for sale for $50 - he's in 3181 Melbourne.
http://www.rotorburn.com (http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/showthread.php?304812-The-Fiddy-Dorrah-Sale-Frames-Forks-and-Wheels)
thanks for the heads up. (yet another bike forum I'd missed lookin thru)
Cracked rim puts me off though...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on September 26, 2016, 01:22:46 PM
apparently there aren't many in this scheme, which is also why I wanna fix it.. Plus gimme something to do in the shed.
thanks for the heads up. (yet another bike forum I'd missed lookin thru)
Cracked rim puts me off though...

be wary... if it's on Rotorburn... there is a high likelyhood that it's toasted already.

also, consider compatibility with your existing drivetrain. Your bike looks to have a an older style 5 (or 6) speed "screw-on" freewheel. Where the cogs are part of the freewheel mechanism and the whole lot screws on the threads on the hub. This is why older bikes used to break (and bend)  axles a lot. No bearing support out wide.

Most modern stuff uses a splined freewheel "driver" system where the cogs slide onto the splined freewheel mechanism that is actually part of the rear hub. This means an extra bearing is out wide and the axle is supported better and stronger. But the two systems are not cross-compatible.

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on September 26, 2016, 01:29:34 PM
be wary... if it's on Rotorburn... there is a high likelyhood that it's toasted already.
Where do you come up with a rubbish opinion like that?

Same with any enthusiast site, a lot of gear for sale will have been very well looked after and be passed on for a reasonable price. I have bought LOADS of gear on Rotorburn and all of it excellent.

Of course you will get some people that sell rubbish, same as anywhere, but its a well maintained forum and people selling crap will be outed and/or banned.

You are gunna have to come up with something new to back up that comment.....
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on September 26, 2016, 04:22:55 PM
Where do you come up with a rubbish opinion like that?

You are gunna have to come up with something new to back up that comment.....

ok... mainly, it's an opinion... like most people on most topics... I'm allowed to have one of my own.

But you're correct. My comment was maybe a little too "blanket". While you can get a great deal on some decent stuff from rotorburn... there are certain things I'd steer clear of. (DH frames  "only raced for one season"), carbon products (with "only the surface coating cracked") and things of that ilk.

there is also the bit where Bird said the rim was cracked...

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Bird on September 26, 2016, 04:25:17 PM
Anyone got any hints on what wheels/gears I need to look for my gig?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on September 26, 2016, 08:35:27 PM
How much money do ya wanna spend?

Foo

Hurry up corkhead!

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on September 26, 2016, 08:47:37 PM
Anyone got any hints on what wheels/gears I need to look for my gig?

Buy a complete new bike, lots around of reasonable quality and cheaper than buying parts.

I bought new brake cables/pads, bottom bracket, tyres/tubes and grips for my son's project bike and just that came to $120.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Bird on September 27, 2016, 08:40:02 AM
Quote from: Foo
How much money do ya wanna spend?
round hunge on wheels would be acceptable..

Quote from: D4D
Buy a complete new bike, lots around of reasonable quality and cheaper than buying parts.

I bought new brake cables/pads, bottom bracket, tyres/tubes and grips for my son's project bike and just that came to $120.
yea I know, but I wanna use this frame, and finding bits that are compatible apparently is the trick... haven't worked on pushys since the mid 90's... so I'm a touch out of touch with it all.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: evolution on September 27, 2016, 10:02:56 AM
round hunge on wheels would be acceptable..
yea I know, but I wanna use this frame, and finding bits that are compatible apparently is the trick... haven't worked on pushys since the mid 90's... so I'm a touch out of touch with it all.
Put up the details of what is currently fitted to the bike, gearset, wheelset etc etc.
Will help with working out what is compatible.

Cheers
Nick
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: dungee on September 27, 2016, 01:25:56 PM
Cannondale Black Lightning

(https://as8wwq.bn1301.livefilestore.com/y3m2RPPejqJ5RHWhnfEjf6BXAmbU8n1XePbzc12pgFLU3z2teCiYviNBY6f6Fvi1MufDa-72ev92JbLTozi1MpN_qE6_Q5uAB7MTqGcNmEavdYVB3k21tquL9LkVtvm9IYsku0k4vKzAdLi4zbWRIdn2qltIBUtecTHmlvELdKum2E?width=1024&height=768&cropmode=none)

Beloved Peugeot 653 Ultima

(https://e0qukq.bn1301.livefilestore.com/y3msa_vIKdFNSrU9GH08GnF_h6nAmo7aFu2mvBh6x7TunE-g0HbFQ_t-dZVIy_e1JGVWUbI_qws86kcu91KstPiF-Stk-fl-WgrY9fGYh7ajkg24u33KKRUyeNUoqv7M8LfXNpVgdT0wRIhI-NzXppajRH3XV2m6M_MsEwC71eKgq0?width=1024&height=768&cropmode=none)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Bird on September 27, 2016, 01:29:40 PM
priced some wheels from the bike shop up the road from work
120 rear
80 front
35 tyre ea
20 tubes ea

ouch
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on September 27, 2016, 02:11:57 PM
priced some wheels from the bike shop up the road from work
120 rear
80 front
35 tyre ea
20 tubes ea

ouch


Cheaper to get a new one, you will get the wheels sorted and then the shifters and cables will need replacing and next minute you have spent over $500.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/TREKLINE-MTB-Mens-Mountain-Bike-26inch-Shimano-Gears-21-Speed-17-Grey-Black-/112110306771?hash=item1a1a4b85d3:g:PbwAAOSwgZ1XwO8W (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/TREKLINE-MTB-Mens-Mountain-Bike-26inch-Shimano-Gears-21-Speed-17-Grey-Black-/112110306771?hash=item1a1a4b85d3:g:PbwAAOSwgZ1XwO8W)

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Bird on September 27, 2016, 02:19:54 PM
Quote from: GGV8Cruza
Cheaper to get a new one, you will get the wheels sorted and then the shifters and cables will need replacing and next minute you have spent over $500.


or this ;D http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/262644865347/ (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/262644865347/)

Don't want suspension - want it for road... Got that old raceline expert at home with forks, and it sucks on the road.

Major issue is I struggle with me left arm that doesn't straighten when hanging on.. :(
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on September 27, 2016, 03:00:19 PM
or this ;D http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/262644865347/ (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/262644865347/)

Don't want suspension - want it for road... Got that old raceline expert at home with forks, and it sucks on the road.

Major issue is I struggle with me left arm that doesn't straighten when hanging on.. :(


I'd pick up the ebay Apollo.

its age means that you'll feel comfortable working on it and you can strip it down, and swap the good parts onto your current (not yet rideable steed.

build one nice bike from two...

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Bird on September 28, 2016, 01:49:02 PM
This thing in the comments says its 14kg... surely not?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/201670028090/ (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/201670028090/)
"The bike weights 14 kg. This is not road racing bike, but you will not bend the rims if you hit a kerb or a pothole.
It has better braking and stability and less liability to flat tyres with wider and heavy tread tyres"

 ??? ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on September 28, 2016, 01:53:01 PM
This thing in the comments says its 14kg... surely not?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/201670028090/ (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/201670028090/)
"The bike weights 14 kg. This is not road racing bike, but you will not bend the rims if you hit a kerb or a pothole.
It has better braking and stability and less liability to flat tyres with wider and heavy tread tyres"

 ??? ??? ??? ???


not a chance.

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: cancan on September 28, 2016, 04:45:00 PM
I discovered I had been riding/racing with a cracked frame... insurance paid out for a new frame but i couldnt get one for weeks so found a basic model (same frame) bike on special for $1000 less than the frame on its own... swapped all the good bits off my bike and at the same time converted to 1x11 gears.... moved all the components from new bike to my single speed (hydraulic brakes and rear gears ) so worked out well
Road format
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160928/aa08442f940e126a79b46d587eca3c0e.jpg)
Cx format at NZ Nationals
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160928/268c3d8e88e39c5cedf7f1a0f888856a.jpg)
And single speed now also 1x11
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160928/db02867d9f0c16617ee6f58a221b31e5.jpg)

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: b1 on September 28, 2016, 07:37:03 PM
crikey, what are those culry wurly bar things  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on September 29, 2016, 07:42:57 AM
Old bike rack now fitted up to the trailer. ISI racks are great bits of gear

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160928/a42aebfde1d85767257bb037f98dff5a.jpg)

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on September 29, 2016, 06:41:38 PM
Great job, you can get a larger tool box on there now ;)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: whitey1 on September 30, 2016, 09:08:28 AM
I've got the camper loaded ready to go when I knock off this arvo, we're off to Balingup for the last round of the WA Gravity Enduro series.
Should be great fun, a few of us going over from Albany camping on-site and shuttles all weekend! So no need to ride up hill, how good is that?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on October 01, 2016, 11:06:07 AM
Well, I went and did 42klms on the 29er this morning and have to say, I'm very happy with how it rides.  8)

https://www.strava.com/activities/730233352 (https://www.strava.com/activities/730233352)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161001/d825d2c188afaede441df9aecf588fa8.jpg)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161001/8de6c214a6f5fcb50b5eefab7cdc4e89.jpg)

Foo

Your worst nightmare is behind you. 😈

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: SambOz on October 01, 2016, 05:55:41 PM
Well done foo, you're pretty fit to average 21kph on fat tyres  ;D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Bird on October 04, 2016, 09:27:34 PM
Got the wheels sorted out now....
how hard to change solid axle to quick release...? even just front would be handy for fitting in car.

is it just remove bearing/axle and refit hollow axle, bearings etc? any traps?

also any recommendations on a rear light for late arvo riding after work....??
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: DrewXT on October 04, 2016, 11:07:15 PM


is it just remove bearing/axle and refit hollow axle, bearings etc? any traps?

also any recommendations on a rear light for late arvo riding after work....??

Yep, in a nutshell, that's it... Older hubs may have race and bearings, my current bikes have cartridge hubs...

A cheap flashing light is as good as an expensive one

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Bird on October 05, 2016, 11:08:41 AM
Quote from: DrewXT
Yep, in a nutshell, that's it... Older hubs may have race and bearings, my current bikes have cartridge hubs...
I think I'll do some measuring on weekend see what I can find.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Joff on October 05, 2016, 11:12:27 AM
Any of you blokes use a grease gun like this for your pushies??

(http://image.rakuten.co.jp/bebike/cabinet/shimano3/shimano-greasegun2.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on October 05, 2016, 12:27:38 PM
Any of you blokes use a grease gun like this for your pushies??

I just stuff some marine grease in a 50ml syringe. Can be a bit tricky filling up the syringe, but it's cheap and effective.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on October 05, 2016, 12:32:40 PM
Any of you blokes use a grease gun like this for your pushies??

(http://image.rakuten.co.jp/bebike/cabinet/shimano3/shimano-greasegun2.jpg)


I have one but its brand new and not been used yet, no squeaks on new bike yet so will get used soon

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on October 05, 2016, 01:04:01 PM
grease guns/syringes are a great way to avoid wastage.

half the grease you put on your finger, you wipe off on your apron/clothes/workshop rag.

the guns are a great way to apply only as much as you need.

But take note that just like on your 4wd... some greases suit different applications considerably better than others. (and in certain cases... are absolutely vital to both function and warranty)

Slickoleum (used to be called Slick Honey) is brilliant for internal assembly on suspension forks and rear shocks. Not too bad on cables too. But it's too thin to really work well on hubs, bottom brackets or headsets. (though I tend to use it on almost everything except DT Swiss freehubs... see below)

Shimano "General Use" grease is better for hubs, headsets and so on.

If using a ti frame, then you'll be wanting some anti seize grease (copper grease to most people) to stop the seatpost or headset cups cold welding to the frame.

and if using a DT Swiss rear hub with their Star Ratchet freehub mechanism (or any of the other branded versions that are manufactured by DT Swiss inc' Giant, Syncros, Roval, Bontrager etc) then the freehub should only ever be serviced using the special DT Swiss grease that they developed for that purpose.

Shorter answer though... grease guns and syringes are great!
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Bird on October 05, 2016, 01:13:58 PM
grease guns/syringes are a great way to avoid wastage.

half the grease you put on your finger, you wipe off on your apron/clothes/workshop rag.

the guns are a great way to apply only as much as you need.

But take note that just like on your 4wd... some greases suit different applications considerably better than others. (and in certain cases... are absolutely vital to both function and warranty)

Slickoleum (used to be called Slick Honey) is brilliant for internal assembly on suspension forks and rear shocks. Not too bad on cables too. But it's too thin to really work well on hubs, bottom brackets or headsets. (though I tend to use it on almost everything except DT Swiss freehubs... see below)

Shimano "General Use" grease is better for hubs, headsets and so on.

If using a ti frame, then you'll be wanting some anti seize grease (copper grease to most people) to stop the seatpost or headset cups cold welding to the frame.

and if using a DT Swiss rear hub with their Star Ratchet freehub mechanism (or any of the other branded versions that are manufactured by DT Swiss inc' Giant, Syncros, Roval, Bontrager etc) then the freehub should only ever be serviced using the special DT Swiss grease that they developed for that purpose.

Shorter answer though... grease guns and syringes are great!
Nice info :) :) :)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on October 05, 2016, 04:30:31 PM
Any of you blokes use a grease gun like this for your pushies??

Yup
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on October 09, 2016, 09:03:33 AM
Considering selling my 26inch hardtail, I've upgraded the brakes, seat post (dropper), stem, bars and grips. Any idea what it would be worth? Anybody want to buy it?

(http://blkmav.com/bike/scale1.jpg)
(http://blkmav.com/bike/scale2.jpg)
(http://blkmav.com/bike/scale3.jpg)
(http://blkmav.com/bike/scale4.jpg)
(http://blkmav.com/bike/scale5.jpg)
(http://blkmav.com/bike/scale6.jpg)
(http://blkmav.com/bike/scale7.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Swannie on October 09, 2016, 09:12:43 AM
Excuse my ignorance but is this a $500 bike or a $5k bike?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on October 09, 2016, 09:27:53 AM
Excuse my ignorance but is this a $500 bike or a $5k bike?

It was around $4K when new in 2013, from memory I paid $2.5K in early 2014.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: b1 on October 09, 2016, 09:47:37 AM
Might be better to keep it. Had a Scale 29er I gave to my brother. Rather he used it than take the $1000 I was being offered.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on October 09, 2016, 10:24:58 AM
I paid $1300 for my alloy framed Scale 960 a couple of months ago.

26ers are a funny one, noone really wants them as a race bike as they are too slow, the 27.5 has taken the recreational market (faster than a 26er, but more playful than a 29er)

Also the build up is a bit of a funny one (and I know that builds are very personal) but a dropper seat post, saint pedals and risers are more full suspension than hardtail builds, unless a hardcore hardtail lkke my brothers old Azonic DS1.

Most people would look at my old Cannondale and scratch their heads - pannier racks, flat bars and the stem inverted to about -5*

Recommendation? As others have said keep it.... thats why I still have all my bikes!
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on October 09, 2016, 11:28:27 AM
Considering selling my 26inch hardtail, I've upgraded the brakes, seat post (dropper), stem, bars and grips. Any idea what it would be worth? Anybody want to buy it?

(http://blkmav.com/bike/scale1.jpg)
(http://blkmav.com/bike/scale2.jpg)
(http://blkmav.com/bike/scale3.jpg)
(http://blkmav.com/bike/scale4.jpg)
(http://blkmav.com/bike/scale5.jpg)
(http://blkmav.com/bike/scale6.jpg)
(http://blkmav.com/bike/scale7.jpg)


Nice bike. :) I love my Scott Foil 20 Road Bike.  ;)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on October 09, 2016, 12:43:22 PM
Might be better to keep it. Had a Scale 29er I gave to my brother. Rather he used it than take the $1000 I was being offered.

I'd be happy to take $1000 for it

Also the build up is a bit of a funny one (and I know that builds are very personal) but a dropper seat post, saint pedals and risers are more full suspension than hardtail builds, unless a hardcore hardtail lkke my brothers old Azonic DS1.

I have all the original parts to put it back to stock, I swapped a few bits to suit the riding I was doing.

Nice bike. :) I love my Scott Foil 20 Road Bike.  ;)

Thanks, want to buy it :)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: motoz on October 09, 2016, 12:49:04 PM
I'd be happy to take $1000 for it

I have all the original parts to put it back to stock, I swapped a few bits to suit the riding I was doing.

Thanks, want to buy it :)

The group set and dropper is worth $1K alone.

You may be better off flogging all the add ons, put it back to stock and moving it that way.

;)


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on October 09, 2016, 03:52:22 PM
Well, I went and did 42klms on the 29er this morning and have to say, I'm very happy with how it rides.  8)

https://www.strava.com/activities/730233352 (https://www.strava.com/activities/730233352)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161001/d825d2c188afaede441df9aecf588fa8.jpg)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161001/8de6c214a6f5fcb50b5eefab7cdc4e89.jpg)

Foo

Your worst nightmare is behind you. 😈


Wait til you put cleats on it haha.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: SambOz on October 09, 2016, 04:34:33 PM
SPD's are good, OK in the bush to walk on too (uphill  ;D ;D)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: cancan on October 09, 2016, 04:44:49 PM
Clip ins are good....you learn quick to unclip... sometimes the hard way

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on October 09, 2016, 04:49:09 PM
I gotta' be one of the odd ones... I started on flats in the late 70's/early 80's. Moved to toe clips with mountainbikes in the mid 80's, then clipless SPD's in late 80's when they came out...

Rode clipless off road almost exclusively unless I was touring (big lap in 92' and Cape York in 95').

But a couple of years back... I switched back to flats.

full circle.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on October 09, 2016, 05:16:04 PM
In between power outages and Bathurst, we managed to get my son's project bike back together today, pretty happy with how it turned out. Just needs brake cables, a new chain, custom stickers and it is ready to ride.

Before
(http://blkmav.com/bike/microgoose.jpg)

After
(http://blkmav.com/bike/bmxpaint6.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Swannie on October 09, 2016, 07:06:04 PM
Looks great
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on October 13, 2016, 08:37:39 AM
I know we all love trick bike gear so I thought I'd post this. I couldn't find a Garmin mount to suit a 35mm bar. Instead I found a K-Edge mount that replaces a spacer. Turned up this morning, 5 minutes to fit and looks very neat.

http://www.openroadcycles.com.au/products/k-edge-stem-mount-adjustable (http://www.openroadcycles.com.au/products/k-edge-stem-mount-adjustable)

(http://blkmav.com/bike/kedgegarmin.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on October 14, 2016, 02:27:30 PM
That's interesting D4D, I didn't know they made bars that thick.  ??? Good find.  :)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on October 14, 2016, 02:36:11 PM
I know we all love trick bike gear so I thought I'd post this. I couldn't find a Garmin mount to suit a 35mm bar. Instead I found a K-Edge mount that replaces a spacer. Turned up this morning, 5 minutes to fit and looks very neat.

http://www.openroadcycles.com.au/products/k-edge-stem-mount-adjustable (http://www.openroadcycles.com.au/products/k-edge-stem-mount-adjustable)

(http://blkmav.com/bike/kedgegarmin.jpg)
Another idea which would be similar - there are Garmin mounts that replace your stem top cap. So even if potentially your steerer tube did not have room to fit the spacer, you could fit the mount as well.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on October 14, 2016, 04:59:57 PM
Another idea which would be similar - there are Garmin mounts that replace your stem top cap. So even if potentially your steerer tube did not have room to fit the spacer, you could fit the mount as well.

Yeah K-Edge make a top cap mount too. I already had 2 spacers so adding the top cap mount would make the Garmin sit very high, so I went with the spacer style. If you didn't have any spacers the top cap mount would work well.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on October 22, 2016, 07:17:18 PM
As they say......N+1. This will be in my stable the first week of next month, minus the wheels as I don't race on high pressure wheels.  :cheers:

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161022/492052955326eb1f3d1c4a1bace851b2.jpg)
Foo

Your worst nightmare is behind you. 😈

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on October 22, 2016, 08:08:06 PM
No brakes, how do you stop? :)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on October 23, 2016, 04:29:12 AM
You don't.  ;D

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: WilSurf on October 23, 2016, 04:48:03 PM
I saw the Giant Fastroad Comax carbon, nice bike.
Now to convince the other half that i need a new bike.

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on October 23, 2016, 04:55:42 PM
Wet weekend, so I spent some quality time in the garage cleaning & tweaking all the bikes. Decided to take the hardtail back to stock and set it up as a commuter/family ride bike.

(http://blkmav.com/bike/bikerack.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: DrewXT on October 23, 2016, 04:59:11 PM
You could eat off that garage floor, Jamie!!

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Bird on October 23, 2016, 06:42:14 PM
You could eat off that garage floor, Jamie!!

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or the tyres...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on October 30, 2016, 04:13:26 PM
Managed to get out for a ride today with my son, he left a bit of knee skin behind but didn't scratch the bike so all good. :) Also put my hardtail back to being a hardtail rather than a downhill bike, rides really nice, I'm going to keep it for family rides. Stickers finally turned up for the BMX so that is all finished now too.

(http://blkmav.com/bike/bike3010.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on October 30, 2016, 05:13:36 PM
 8)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on October 30, 2016, 05:16:37 PM

 Doh! ;D

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: TheWall on October 30, 2016, 08:31:37 PM
Been doing some Commuting. ..but you still need to be able to collect the essentials on the way home! (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161030/5d468bc337f82eff3da77d76e3942f5b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on October 30, 2016, 08:36:12 PM
Good to see you kept with the same colour scheme :)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: TheWall on October 30, 2016, 09:49:22 PM
Good to see you kept with the same colour scheme :)
A little less conspicuous... was funny as I got the typical MAMIL looks as I entered DMurphy but those faces turned to begrudging respect as I set off home.

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MrNoodle on October 30, 2016, 10:16:19 PM
I had a couple of cool second hand bmx's as a kid so what better way to relive my youth then ride a second hand $20 Diamond Back (laying on the ground) around with my kids on their bmx's. Every holiday other campers always inform me I need a bigger bike.

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Bird on November 03, 2016, 01:11:39 PM
Dunno if this should be Ebay find or here

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/282239608145 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/282239608145)
LOL!
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on November 04, 2016, 02:17:55 PM
My new frame was waiting for me, when I got home. So first order of the day was to put my good wheels on it.

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on November 05, 2016, 07:54:14 AM
Dunno if this should be Ebay find or here

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/282239608145 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/282239608145)
LOL!

Looks like a fair bit of junk. How deep do you need to dig to find the needle in that haystack?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on November 05, 2016, 08:20:33 AM
Looks like a fair bit of junk.

x2
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Shaun99 on November 05, 2016, 08:58:37 AM
Looks like a fair bit of junk. How deep do you need to dig to find the needle in that haystack?

$20,000 or you could drive around your town during the next hard rubbish collection and pick a similar lot up for free!

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on November 12, 2016, 07:53:00 PM
Good to see some people still have vision and can adapt and thrive, I can't wait to get down there one day.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66i8-A67lLo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66i8-A67lLo)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: landbarge on November 13, 2016, 09:32:31 AM
Good to see some people still have vision and can adapt and thrive, I can't wait to get down there one day.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66i8-A67lLo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66i8-A67lLo)
What a great thing to do. I want to have a go.

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: landbarge on November 13, 2016, 10:50:15 AM
https://youtu.be/WPVRU7jSYkQ

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: landbarge on November 13, 2016, 10:52:09 AM
https://youtu.be/TEhySzO14ik

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on November 13, 2016, 11:04:27 AM
https://youtu.be/WPVRU7jSYkQ

An oldy but a goody, given I just decked my son out in Fox shorts and top, I can relate :)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: landbarge on November 13, 2016, 11:18:08 AM
I showed your bike 4 sale to a mate. I used it as a guide to show what is available for around a grand. This turned out to be a catalyst for him to sell his bike to me . I will soon be the owner of a 2014 Giant Anthem2. Thanks for that...😆

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Bird on November 14, 2016, 12:07:02 PM
This is awesome
Quote
Abandoned Mine is Now World’s Largest Indoor BMX Bike Park
http://www.louisvillemegacavern.com/attractions/6/underground-bike-park (http://www.louisvillemegacavern.com/attractions/6/underground-bike-park)
(http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/underground-bmx-bike-park.jpg)

Boasting 5 miles of trails, ramps and obstacles, this cavernous subterranean space sits 100 feet underground and totals 320,000 square feet. The wide-open footprint and copious mounds of dirt, able to be endlessly reformed into new types of terrain, lend themselves to this particularly fitting form of adaptive reuse.

Located in Louisville, Kentucky, and open as of yesterday, the Mega Underground Bike Park gains a number of advantages from being far below the surface, including a relatively consistent temperature and protection from wind, rain and other weather (without the typical costs of constructing a building to house these activities).

....
Currently the space offers 45 trails with differing degrees of of difficulty as well as clever additions like cargo containers turned into ramps and overpasses. Most of the materials needed, though, were already in place – it was mainly a matter of lighting, accessing and shaping the space.


http://weburbanist.com/2015/02/10/abandoned-mine-is-now-worlds-largest-indoor-bmx-bike-park/ (http://weburbanist.com/2015/02/10/abandoned-mine-is-now-worlds-largest-indoor-bmx-bike-park/)

https://youtu.be/bywQ7lwdD04 (https://youtu.be/bywQ7lwdD04)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: landbarge on November 14, 2016, 01:58:15 PM
Incredible.

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: cancan on November 14, 2016, 02:02:19 PM
With no Camper trailer or 4wd I am now down to camping on the bike.... this was a weekend from Auckland, around Coromandel and back.... putting CX wheels on next weeked and riding gravel roads and single tracks aroud Rotorua
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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on November 14, 2016, 02:31:10 PM
That looks like fun, but hard work.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on November 25, 2016, 06:37:35 AM
Important read
http://www.theage.com.au/business/consumer-affairs/should-there-be-a-safe-life-for-bicycle-parts-20161117-gss41s.html (http://www.theage.com.au/business/consumer-affairs/should-there-be-a-safe-life-for-bicycle-parts-20161117-gss41s.html)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on November 25, 2016, 10:43:55 AM
Important read
http://www.theage.com.au/business/consumer-affairs/should-there-be-a-safe-life-for-bicycle-parts-20161117-gss41s.html (http://www.theage.com.au/business/consumer-affairs/should-there-be-a-safe-life-for-bicycle-parts-20161117-gss41s.html)


An inclusion flaw by definition, cannot be linked to usage hours/styles/rider weight/roads or countless other things which will damage a bike, nor could anybody possibly guess when it might fail.

Had it been x-rayed (per aviation parts) it would never have made it into a bike. Safe lifespan? wank imho.

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: cancan on November 25, 2016, 10:52:11 AM
That could be said for any key part on any type of vehicle.


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on November 25, 2016, 11:44:04 AM
Had it been x-rayed (per aviation parts) it would never have made it into a bike. Safe lifespan? wank imho.

Canyon bikes X-ray every frame/fork prior to assembly. I wonder if other manufacturers will start doing this.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: cancan on November 25, 2016, 12:02:28 PM
I had a light crash on a timber boardwalk..... bike had been repaired... had major service at another shop and a 3rd shop just noticed the frame was cracked  .. this is after 4 months of racing and a few down hill runs with speeds in the 90km/hr mark.... scary when you think that frame could have failed at any moment

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on November 25, 2016, 12:57:45 PM
I had a light crash on a timber boardwalk..... bike had been repaired... had major service at another shop and a 3rd shop just noticed the frame was cracked  .. this is after 4 months of racing and a few down hill runs with speeds in the 90km/hr mark.... scary when you think that frame could have failed at any moment

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Sheesh, sounds scary. Buy a lottery ticket!
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on November 25, 2016, 07:16:22 PM
I had a light crash on a timber boardwalk..... bike had been repaired... had major service at another shop and a 3rd shop just noticed the frame was cracked  .. this is after 4 months of racing and a few down hill runs with speeds in the 90km/hr mark.... scary when you think that frame could have failed at any moment

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Yeah that's pliss poor form on the repair, also!  >:(

Do you race Track also or are you to scared? :angel:

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: cancan on November 25, 2016, 07:59:24 PM
Yes not impressed with the workshop. ... would love to try track... i think i would be suited to it as well.... will give it a go when we go back to Brisbane...

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on November 25, 2016, 08:09:40 PM
The new board Track is pure magic to ride on.  8)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: cancan on November 25, 2016, 08:24:08 PM
I just checked out the avantidome in cambridge... i will be down that way sometime over chrissie and will give it a go. ..

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on December 10, 2016, 03:33:02 PM
Awesome day for a ride, love it when my bike is perfectly dialled in.

(http://blkmav.com/bike/pg10122016.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on December 10, 2016, 06:20:56 PM
Good work D4D. Might get out tomorrow sometime

GG

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on December 10, 2016, 07:30:11 PM
Awesome day for a ride, love it when my bike is perfectly dialled in.

(http://blkmav.com/bike/pg10122016.jpg)
That looks great, what a lovely spot for a ride.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on December 10, 2016, 07:59:27 PM
That looks great, what a lovely spot for a ride.


Yes it is http://www.trailforks.com/trails/jess-s-track/ (http://www.trailforks.com/trails/jess-s-track/)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on December 24, 2016, 08:33:44 PM
Road biker vs. Mountain biker...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx2e9jSSK6E (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx2e9jSSK6E)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on December 25, 2016, 04:25:05 AM
 :laugh: :laugh:

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on December 26, 2016, 11:44:44 AM
We did N+1, then N-1 today to end up at N. The missus' city bike was ok on bike paths, however the 700cc tyres didn't work to well on dirt/rock trails. We ended up trading it in at Ivanhoe Cycles for a 2017 Liv Tempt 2. I'm not a Giant/Liv fan, however this geometry/setup worked for the missus and the changeover price was reasonable. Pick it up at the end of the week.

(https://d2za55c0gdtxvu.cloudfront.net/remote/www.giant-bicycles.com/_upload_au/bikes/models/xxl/2017/Tempt-2-Dark-Blue.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on December 26, 2016, 12:00:36 PM
Bloody hell, D4D, that has some granny gear on it!  :o

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on December 26, 2016, 12:06:48 PM
I may need to go N+1 again. :o My daughter said to me yesterday....... Dad, I'm doing crunches when I get up and before I go to be and sit ups also. I will get on the walker and try to get some fitness in my legs and then I would like to go riding with you!  :cup:

That's where N+1 comes in, because I turfed her 26er due to it just sitting there and rusting away but I would get another one for her, just so that we could go for rides together and this may also help her with some issues that she has.   ;D

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on December 26, 2016, 12:12:37 PM
Bloody hell, D4D, that has some granny gear on it!  :o

Yeah that's why we went for the 2017 model rather than the 2016. The 2x setup on the 2017 is really good for our area as we have lots of big hills, the 2016 had an older 3x setup.

That's where N+1 comes in, because I turfed her 26er due to it just sitting there and rusting away but I would get another one for her, just so that we could go for rides together and this may also help her with some issues that she has.   ;D

Cool, riding with the family is awesome.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on December 26, 2016, 02:01:45 PM
2x11 is a really good spread actually, although it does seem slow compared to the road bike....

Nowhere near as much hunting as it is on the old 3x9 mountain bike between the front cogs.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on December 26, 2016, 02:28:25 PM
2x11, chit I'm only just gettin used to 2x10, after 2x6 in my early race days.  ;D

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: b1 on December 26, 2016, 02:57:49 PM
I have a 3 MTB tyres - FREE  :D. PU southern Sydney if anyone wants them.

27.5x2.25 Tubeless ready Schwalbe.

1 is a Nobby Nic -used
2 are Racing Ralph, 1 used 1 not
Just don't like them for my type of riding

Send me a PM
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: tazzi on December 26, 2016, 05:21:44 PM
We ended up trading it in at Ivanhoe Cycles for a 2017 Liv Tempt 2. I'm not a Giant/Liv fan, however this geometry/setup worked for the missus and the changeover price was reasonable. Pick it up at the end of the week.

Be interested to hear your/her thoughts on this once you have it.  I am trying to decide between the Liv Tempt 1 and the Trek Superfly 6.  The Tempt 1 has a single 30t chainring while the Superfly 6 has a double 36/24.  Typical Trek pricing has the Superfly 6 quite a bit dearer for what looks like similar specs otherwise.  I'm currently riding an old Giant Yukon so either is a MAJOR upgrade, and while I love the simplicity of the single I am a bit concerned about losing those super granny gears for some of the steeper stuff we ride.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on December 26, 2016, 05:28:25 PM
Hey Tazzi, I can say for sure unless you're a mountain goat, get the 2x. I went 1x on my new dualie and find it a little clumsy when I ride lots of hills. It's not the lack of range, just you have to hunt from high to low on the rear all the time. For example, going up a hill you pick the 24 on the front and something in the middle on the rear that works for you, when you get to the top and need to go down, you can shift up the front from 24 to 36 and away you go, without having to touch the rear. The same scenario with my 1x, you're changing madly to get the rear up and down the cassette, even with rapidshift you still have to hit the lever 3-4 times to get from 11 to 42.

Oh and we would have bought the Tempt 1 if it was 2x, hence we bought the Tempt 2.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on December 27, 2016, 03:09:32 PM
Went explorin on the 29er this morning. Really happy with how this bike rides and handles. The best  $249 that I've spent on a bike.  ;D  :cheers:

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161227/59b0c24ddc84a86abb2335295b253123.jpg)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161227/cf6e1cedcb36102769b6896281f15fa1.jpg)

Foo

Your worst nightmare is behind you. 😈

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: tracker on December 27, 2016, 03:44:29 PM
Went explorin on the 29er this morning. Really happy with how this bike rides and handles. The best  $249 that I've spent on a bike.  ;D  :cheers:

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161227/59b0c24ddc84a86abb2335295b253123.jpg)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161227/cf6e1cedcb36102769b6896281f15fa1.jpg)

Foo













Your worst nightmare is behind you. 😈


 I see the bike is taking a drink..... ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on December 27, 2016, 05:33:13 PM
^^^ U-idiot!  :angel: ^^^

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on December 29, 2016, 04:04:16 PM
New bike day for the missus and new bike rack day for me. I bought the Yakima Frontloader the other day and was so happy with it today I bought the Holdup for the tow hitch.

Also just found this bike bell, now you're thinking that's lame, well have a look and see for yourself...
https://www.knog.com.au/bike/accessories/oi-bike-bells/oi-bike-bell-large.html (https://www.knog.com.au/bike/accessories/oi-bike-bells/oi-bike-bell-large.html)

(http://blkmav.com/myswag/livtempt2.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on December 29, 2016, 05:07:48 PM
Bloody hell, wouldn't have thought that that sound would come from it!  :o

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: tazzi on December 30, 2016, 08:26:02 AM
Don't believe it - or at least believe with reservations. 

I purchased 2 via the kickstarter and have them on my road bikes.  While they meet the legal requirement for having a bell on the bike and are a very tidy and unobtrusive option, it is difficult to mount them in a way that allows them to ring as described.  On my bars simply tightening the mount just enough to stop it from moving results in the sound being significantly muted.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Bird on December 30, 2016, 09:15:30 AM
http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=91275 (http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=91275)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on December 30, 2016, 10:05:26 AM
Need help for a mate in Melbourne who is looking for a commuting type bike:

"I want a sturdy hybrid commuter. I want a good bottom bracket. Rigid. Be able to run some bigger tires 29er/700cc.
Hydraulic disc brakes. And I need L/XL I am 6'2''

I'm probably asking a lot for my budget ($650)."

Now, his major problem is that he's moved here from the USA so is used to everything being cheap...

Any suggestions? He's found a Focus Planet on Gumtree for sale, and is looking at that, but any suggestions for other options to look at would be great.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on January 01, 2017, 11:51:01 AM
Be interested to hear your/her thoughts on this once you have it.

After a couple of rides, my wife loves her new bike. The gearing is perfect and it is reasonably light too, considering I bought it sight unseen I am very happy with it. The only change I am going to make is the brakes. To cut costs, Giant fitted a low spec brake, non Deore like the rest of the bike. They are hydraulic disc, however the levers are 'trekking' style. Going down hills is hard to control and brake at the same time as the levers are so large. I have ordered front and rear Deore disc brakes with 1 finger levers. When I fit them I'll also trim/resize all the hoses/gear lines as they're monster long and rubbing on the frame, oh and slam the headset. Yes my OCD runs to the missus' bike too. 8)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on January 05, 2017, 12:18:42 PM
Didn't know where to put this, so it's here.

If you are a lover of Track Racing, here is a book for you. One of our best Six Day riders ever, in the history of the sport.  :cup:  (oh and I have not association with it)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170105/4fe18a5983a2919896cb2f50466682a4.jpg)

Foo

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: WilSurf on January 05, 2017, 01:48:49 PM
Was looking for new tyres, ouch.
I bought 2 Schwalbe Marathon Supremes 700 x 32 in August 2015 for $70, now they want $95 each!
Anyone has a better deal or has a great tyre in mind?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Bird on January 05, 2017, 01:53:08 PM
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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on January 05, 2017, 02:33:10 PM
$83 http://www.wiggle.com/schwalbe-marathon-supreme-hd-speed-folding-tire-700c/ (http://www.wiggle.com/schwalbe-marathon-supreme-hd-speed-folding-tire-700c/)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on January 05, 2017, 03:04:37 PM
Was looking for new tyres, ouch.
I bought 2 Schwalbe Marathon Supremes 700 x 32 in August 2015 for $70, now they want $95 each!
Anyone has a better deal or has a great tyre in mind?

Welcome to a depreciating dollar...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on January 05, 2017, 03:41:42 PM
Was looking for new tyres, ouch.
I bought 2 Schwalbe Marathon Supremes 700 x 32 in August 2015 for $70, now they want $95 each!
Anyone has a better deal or has a great tyre in mind?


I just ordered some GP40002s from Probikekit for $43 each.  ;D Have a look .

http://www.probikekit.com.au/components/tyres-tubes.list?utm_source=ecrm-browse-abandon&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ecrm-browse-abandon&affil=thgemail&ecrmcid=2R61g7qekJP0vXWznJzrM5YnmAodEB8b&exn=&exv= (http://www.probikekit.com.au/components/tyres-tubes.list?utm_source=ecrm-browse-abandon&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ecrm-browse-abandon&affil=thgemail&ecrmcid=2R61g7qekJP0vXWznJzrM5YnmAodEB8b&exn=&exv=)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: WilSurf on January 05, 2017, 03:58:22 PM
$83 http://www.wiggle.com/schwalbe-marathon-supreme-hd-speed-folding-tire-700c/ (http://www.wiggle.com/schwalbe-marathon-supreme-hd-speed-folding-tire-700c/)


That's for 1 tyre only.
A massive inflation.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on January 08, 2017, 07:11:03 AM
Just come back from a week away. Took my big w fat bike and ...

(http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae38/hoomac/Bike%20bits/730C6098-1A31-4F6F-8772-72B23E7704D1_zpsv28nq8ko.jpg) (http://s955.photobucket.com/user/hoomac/media/Bike%20bits/730C6098-1A31-4F6F-8772-72B23E7704D1_zpsv28nq8ko.jpg.html)

Took it for a ride on the beach, well out of its comfort zone. Averaged 10km/h and toasted my legs. I'll take a bet and say that not many of them have ventured onto sand, it's too much hard work. Over geared and overweight.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on January 08, 2017, 04:06:51 PM
I've ridden a Big W Fatbike on the beach and couldn't believe how easy it was.  ???

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on January 09, 2017, 08:58:30 AM
I've ridden a Big W Fatbike on the beach and couldn't believe how easy it was.  ???

Foo

While it wasn't that hard to ride once up and going, getting there was the hard part. It is geared too high for soft stuff. It will travel over soft stuff fine, but keeping up the pace requires stand and stomp fairly regularly. The kids were riding it round the van park easy enough on the grass or gravel, but the 13yo (2nd biggest kid besides me) struggled on the sand and gave up, the smaller ones wouldnt have had a hope of keeping it moving.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: whitey1 on January 09, 2017, 09:08:35 AM
While it wasn't that hard to ride once up and going, getting there was the hard part. It is geared too high for soft stuff. It will travel over soft stuff fine, but keeping up the pace requires stand and stomp fairly regularly. The kids were riding it round the van park easy enough on the grass or gravel, but the 13yo (2nd biggest kid besides me) struggled on the sand and gave up, the smaller ones wouldnt have had a hope of keeping it moving.
What pressure are you running in the tyres? Those fat bikes can run pretty low. Or may you need to put a smaller chain ring on the front.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on January 09, 2017, 09:49:38 AM
What pressure are you running in the tyres? Those fat bikes can run pretty low. Or may you need to put a smaller chain ring on the front.

Tyre pressures were running pretty low, barely registering on the pump indicator.

Yeah, it does need a smaller chainring. Being a Big W cheapie I don't expect much of it so am not surprised either. The gearing (single speed) is fine for cruising along the flat, but when the going gets tough (up any type of hill, a headwind or soft surfaces) overcoming the massive wheel weight means the gearing is just too tall. I do have plans for a tubeless hack and have bought a holesaw to get stuck into weight reduction for the rims, but haven't had time to do it yet. Reducing the weight should help, probably getting some better tyres might help, but I'm not spending many $ on it :).
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Humphreythebear on January 09, 2017, 10:58:32 AM
Try 6 pound in the tyres .a fatty will roll over pretty much everything - admittedly the bike prob weighs as much as a 10 yr old !
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on January 09, 2017, 03:46:53 PM
Try 6 pound in the tyres .a fatty will roll over pretty much everything - admittedly the bike prob weighs as much as a 10 yr old !

It is under 10psi but can't tell how much! It does roll over everything and weighs in around 23kg (not too much different from the 9yo that kept asking to ride it!
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on January 09, 2017, 04:42:06 PM
I bought some new brakes for the missus' bike, mainly for the 1 finger levers and because I have OCD and wanted a full Deore group set on her bike.

Get home to find my goodies from Chain Reaction had arrived. My joy quickly turned to dismay when I opened the box and looked at what they sent me.

What muppets! >:(

(http://blkmav.com/bike/deorebrk.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on January 09, 2017, 06:31:28 PM
Hahaha, I just sprung ya on another forum, that I'm on. ;D Only because I was looking at the post and thinking..........where'd my comments go?  ;)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on January 09, 2017, 06:52:41 PM
Hahaha, I just sprung ya on another forum, that I'm on. ;D Only because I was looking at the post and thinking..........where'd my comments go?  ;)


(http://blkmav.com/images/willis.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on January 09, 2017, 06:59:19 PM
(http://blkmav.com/images/willis.jpg)


Hahaha, I shoulda said.... Newie.  ;D

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: ScottT on January 12, 2017, 07:01:28 AM
Beware of track dangers !

Hahahaha  :cup: :cup:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUL56vrK75I (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUL56vrK75I)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Bird on January 13, 2017, 04:03:51 PM
Always make sure your bike is tied down well...

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/springvale/bicycles/lost-bmw-mountain-bike-500reward-given/1097820090 (http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/springvale/bicycles/lost-bmw-mountain-bike-500reward-given/1097820090)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: toglhot on January 17, 2017, 07:00:24 PM
I've made four recumbent trikes and two recumbent bikes in all, this is the last recumbent bike I made.   I made this because I couldn't ride my MTB anymore due to RA; unfortunately, I can no longer ride this one either, such is life - a bitch!
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on January 22, 2017, 07:58:49 PM
Had a couple of great days riding with my son over the weekend. As we were on bike paths, I rode my Scott hardtail which I've returned to stock configuration. Being 26" and a short wheelbase, it was nice and easy to manoeuvre around a busy bike path. I'm glad I decided to keep it, I have plans for it though. I'm going to fit the 1x10 gear off my dualie to it, as I am going to fit 1x11 M8000 to my dualie. Now to work out how to get the 'essential safety upgrades' approved by the wife :)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: crappsy on January 22, 2017, 08:08:37 PM
Got this last week.
Installed a 3000mamp battery to charge cycle accessories on the go.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on January 22, 2017, 08:13:23 PM
Tell me more about that battery setup, Crappsy, please?  ???

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: crappsy on January 22, 2017, 08:22:12 PM
Foo
My dad finished a cycling holiday in Taiwan end of last year and picked it up at a bike manufacturing place. It's a thin black cylinder that slots into the headstem it sits in a cradle so it can be removed for charging, via normal phone charger. Then it has usb out to charge cycle computer or lights or your phone ect. I'll take some more shots of the unit and the box it came in tomorrow for you.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: crappsy on January 22, 2017, 08:29:27 PM
Or I could just post a link to the manufacturer Web page

https://www.necoparts.com/en/product/NECO-Series/NECO+3.html (https://www.necoparts.com/en/product/NECO-Series/NECO+3.html)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on January 23, 2017, 06:17:27 AM
That's a cool idea.

Foo

Hurry up corkhead!

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on January 28, 2017, 05:48:04 PM
Been getting mu bike mojo back of late since coming back from Tassie. Luckily we live 5 minutes from Lysterfield where there is heaps of riding.

Have taken on the state track of late and its a lot of fun with an 8 minute climb and a great descent.

Might have to organise a meet up out there soon for any Melbourne based riders

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170128/f5b0cac8ba456ba43fd8029523c4d1ec.jpg)

Intense is still a great bike.

GG

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Swannie on January 28, 2017, 07:15:10 PM
I just bought my younger son a Merida 7-10. Damn when I was looking in the shop bikes have come along way. Some of those duellies are cool would look good on the shed wall

Swannie
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on January 28, 2017, 07:20:49 PM
Quote from: Swann nk=topic=23186.msg882143#msg882143 date=1485594910
I just bought my younger son a Merida 7-10. Damn when I was looking in the shop bikes have come along way. Some of those duellies are cool would look good on the shed wall

Swannie

That they have, my bike in carbon is well above my riding skills, loves to climb. pity I prefer the down more

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on January 28, 2017, 07:40:34 PM
Might have to organise a meet up out there soon for any Melbourne based riders

Intense is still a great bike.

Cool, I'll stick to the blue tracks though.

Is that WTB Silverado seat?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on January 28, 2017, 07:42:03 PM
Cool, I'll stick to the blue tracks though.

Is that WTB Silverado seat?

WTB Volt with my sunnies on them

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Bird on January 28, 2017, 07:45:46 PM
Quote from: GGV8Cruza
...pity I prefer the down more
I think most of us don't mind going down either.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Bird on January 28, 2017, 08:09:28 PM
Anyone using this style of rack at home?
good/bad/Shit?
(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/3dUAAOSw5cNYfXUH/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on January 28, 2017, 08:10:39 PM
Bad, your derailleur will foul on it.

I use these http://www.cyclingdeal.com.au/buy/adjustable-3-bike-floor-parking-rack-storage-stand/KP-449B3 (http://www.cyclingdeal.com.au/buy/adjustable-3-bike-floor-parking-rack-storage-stand/KP-449B3)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GeoffA on January 28, 2017, 08:15:23 PM
Anyone using this style of rack at home?
good/bad/Shit?
(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/3dUAAOSw5cNYfXUH/s-l1600.jpg)


Your kids will use it?.....How nice  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on January 28, 2017, 08:19:19 PM
Anyone using this style of rack at home?
good/bad/Shit?
too skinny for my tyres...

hahahahahahahahahaha

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Bird on January 28, 2017, 08:36:45 PM
Quote from: D4D
Bad, your derailleur will foul on it.

I use these http://www.cyclingdeal.com.au/buy/adjustable-3-bike-floor-parking-rack-storage-stand/KP-449B3 (http://www.cyclingdeal.com.au/buy/adjustable-3-bike-floor-parking-rack-storage-stand/KP-449B3)
looks good.


Quote from: GeoffA
Your kids will use it?.....How nice  ;D ;D

what are you smoking??? ;D ;D ;D


Quote from: MuruCycles
too skinny for my tyres...

hahahahahahahahahaha
:cup: :cup: bit of force n I'll make it fit... :D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: whitey1 on January 29, 2017, 05:26:54 PM
I prefer the down more

GG
So do I.
I competed in our club downhill race today on my Giant Glory.
Had a good day but on my race run I stacked it on a loose section, no real damage and I only lost 10 seconds on my seeding run so still happy with my efforts. Bit of skin off but had a fun morning.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on January 31, 2017, 10:07:51 AM
Just pulled the trigger on a Shimano M8000 XT 1x11 groupset upgrade for my GT. Going to move the previous version XT 1x10 that is currently on my GT onto my Scott hardtail. :)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on February 02, 2017, 09:12:05 AM
Anyone using this style of rack at home?
good/bad/Shit?
(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/3dUAAOSw5cNYfXUH/s-l1600.jpg)


As above will foul the rear derailleur or possibly disc brakes too.

I used a bit of pool fencing leaned against the wall. Was a freebie too. Can fit about 6 bikes in a standard panel.

 
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Bird on February 06, 2017, 03:42:26 PM
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/132081234956/ (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/132081234956/)
another in the right colour scheme but in Adelaide :(
Would be schmick for parts specially at that price :'(

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/7ksAAOSwZQRYaOEX/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on February 07, 2017, 10:02:53 AM
I got this Everest and a Kosciusko model for $5 off eBay a while back. :
(http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae38/hoomac/Bike%20bits/A9769A21-88ED-4904-8207-0733C8A507D8_zpsxzqiu0rg.jpg) (http://s955.photobucket.com/user/hoomac/media/Bike%20bits/A9769A21-88ED-4904-8207-0733C8A507D8_zpsxzqiu0rg.jpg.html)

Will move the Kosciusko on, but keep the Everest for my kid seat/trailer towing/pub bike - if I ever get a few more jobs done around the house and have some free bike wrenchin' time.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on February 12, 2017, 08:57:42 PM
My Azzurri and I,  snagged a Silver Medal in the QLD Masters 7 Titles in the Sprints and a Bronze in the Pursuit, over the weekend.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170212/76f073ec4b18021a15e0b096966c2907.jpg)

Foo

Your worst nightmare is behind you. 😈

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on February 13, 2017, 08:24:44 AM
My Azzurri and I,  snagged a Silver Medal in the QLD Masters 7 Titles in the Sprints and a Bronze in the Pursuit, over the weekend.
Foo

congrats Foo. Bloody well done.

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on February 13, 2017, 08:26:28 AM
Thanks mate.

Foo

Your worst nightmare is behind you. 😈
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on February 18, 2017, 11:47:57 AM
Groupset upgrade complete, I've gone from XT M785 1x10 to XT M8000 1x11, brake modulation is better and shifting is much tighter.

(http://blkmav.com/bike/gt180217.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: cancan on February 18, 2017, 11:57:52 AM
I went to a come and try session at Avantidrome this morning.... first time on a track bike but was so much fun once i got the speed up. .  And remembered that its a fixie  (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170218/56592598836956a6f2c8cd580f3285ad.jpg)

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on February 18, 2017, 12:04:57 PM
And remembered that its a fixie

I don't think you 'remember' its a fixie, I think it reminds you :)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Steve F on February 18, 2017, 01:40:09 PM
My rebuilt $10 from gumtree 1988 Ricardo Bushbike

Before

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc200/steveff/Ricardo%20Bushbike/20130729_123030_zpsdc12715c.jpg)

After

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc200/steveff/Ricardo%20Bushbike/20170203_131402_zpsikqjdine.jpg)

My Trek road bike (unsure of year think it's 2002ish)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc200/steveff/Ricardo%20Bushbike/20160112_171655_zpsozm3rj3s.jpg)

And my do it all Hybrid in the group shot

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc200/steveff/Ricardo%20Bushbike/20160120_172145_zpsmlblcclx.jpg)

Cheers
Steve
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on February 18, 2017, 01:45:18 PM
My Azzurri and I,  snagged a Silver Medal in the QLD Masters 7 Titles in the Sprints and a Bronze in the Pursuit, over the weekend.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170212/76f073ec4b18021a15e0b096966c2907.jpg)

Foo

Your worst nightmare is behind you. 😈

You'd be about the right age to have been racing my mate the ranga (tony wood). He came home with a few medals.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on February 18, 2017, 01:54:55 PM
I'm Masters 7 =60-64yrs but turn 60 later on this year.  :'(

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on February 18, 2017, 01:59:38 PM
I went to a come and try session at Avantidrome this morning.... first time on a track bike but was so much fun once i got the speed up. .  And remembered that its a fixie  (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170218/56592598836956a6f2c8cd580f3285ad.jpg)

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It will soon remind you, if you try and free wheel!  ;D There's been a few blokes go over the bars real fast, when they have gone to sleep.  ;D

Good on you.  8) I love Track racing because of the speed and sharpness that is required.  ;)

Foo

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on February 18, 2017, 02:02:16 PM
Groupset upgrade complete, I've gone from XT M785 1x10 to XT M8000 1x11, brake modulation is better and shifting is much tighter.

(http://blkmav.com/bike/gt180217.jpg)


Bloody hell, that's some small granny gear that would be on there?  :o Good looking bike too.  8)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: tracker on February 18, 2017, 02:10:51 PM
My Azzurri and I,  snagged a Silver Medal in the QLD Masters 7 Titles in the Sprints and a Bronze in the Pursuit, over the weekend.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170212/76f073ec4b18021a15e0b096966c2907.jpg)

Foo

Your worst nightmare is behind you. 😈


  Are you the balding one in the pic mate ...?????
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on February 18, 2017, 02:18:58 PM
Haha, yeah.  :cup:

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on February 18, 2017, 04:04:39 PM
Bloody hell, that's some small granny gear that would be on there?  :o Good looking bike too.  8)

Thanks, 30 up front, 11-42 at the rear, helps with the big hills around my place.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on February 18, 2017, 08:12:09 PM
I'm Masters 7 =60-64yrs but turn 60 later on this year.  :'(

Foo
He's 55 so different group. Well done!
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on February 18, 2017, 08:16:48 PM
He's 55 so different group. Well done!

Thanks mate.  :)

He would be Masters 6 then.  ;)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on February 22, 2017, 05:02:54 PM
Hardtail upgraded from 3x10 to 1x10 with an 11-42 cassette. 26inch wheels and very light makes it a rocket and fun to ride.

(http://blkmav.com/bike/scott220217.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on March 13, 2017, 05:30:48 PM
I pinched an idea from GMBN today. Found a perfect container from Bunnos and started to fill it with stuff. It still needs a few things to be complete. Great idea to have a 'one stop box' in the car with everything to get yourself mobile or patch yourself up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oL0urBrM9TQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oL0urBrM9TQ)

(http://blkmav.com/bike/osb1.jpg)
(http://blkmav.com/bike/osb2.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on March 13, 2017, 06:08:35 PM
what are those odd looking boxes in there?

kinda' look like those old school rubber air hoops we used to use...

what were they called?

toobs or sumthin?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on March 13, 2017, 06:18:04 PM
Yup, I tried toobless but she no worky on my trail bike rims. The other toobs are for the missus' bike and my hardtail.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on March 13, 2017, 07:14:07 PM
I don't like wet roads


First puncture in ages on any of my bikes...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on March 14, 2017, 06:17:52 AM
I added another 'dead flat tyre just after event' on Sunday. New tyres on for Loop the Lake, managed to split the tube at the valve two days before. Changed tube again, rode 105km and once the bike was parked up at home the tyre went flat, but was good during the ride. It's happened on several MTB marathon events too. Ride for several hours, then find the tyre flat either minutes after the event, or later that day.

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: cancan on March 14, 2017, 06:27:37 AM
I had a flat on the warm up lap of a cyclocross race... fixed and back to the start line just as the race started but had 75 riders in front of me... managed 7th but was hard work...  and another race I got a flat so each lap i stopped and had to quickly pump up the tyre .... now use tubeless

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on March 14, 2017, 06:41:06 AM
I had 8 yep 8  flats in 10 days on my road bike, at the start of this year. Ended up changing both front and back tyres, even though I couldn't find anything in them. 😉

Foo

Hurry up corkhead!

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on March 14, 2017, 09:47:48 AM
2008, my first attempt at the Simpson Desert Bike Challenge.

Lunch time day one, stage one...

Rolled into the lunch stop with a couple of hundred desert thorns in my tyres... some of them had little (red) milky lines of sealant coming out of them. Spun the tyre and used my gloves to scrape the tyre clean. Spun the wheels and all sealed up just fine.

Rode the afternoon stage.

When I did finally get around to swapping the tyres out (months later)... I found 100's of thorn tips inside the tyre casing.

I loves my tubeless.

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: rotare on March 14, 2017, 10:01:45 AM
Maybe a really dumb question..... but isn't the slime type / self puncture repair liquid you put in tubes just the same as what goes into a tubeless tyre set up?

I always read that the advantage of tubeless tyres is that you're less likely to get a puncture because of all the goo running around inside the carcass... so why not run the same in a tube?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on March 14, 2017, 10:07:01 AM
Maybe a really dumb question..... but isn't the slime type / self puncture repair liquid you put in tubes just the same as what goes into a tubeless tyre set up?

I always read that the advantage of tubeless tyres is that you're less likely to get a puncture because of all the goo running around inside the carcass... so why not run the same in a tube?

short answer - no.

longer answer - the sealant that is used in tubeless tyres is often latex based and more "liquid" than the old Slime style stuff. It flows easier and actually hardens slightly on exposure to outside air.

There is more to it than that... but that explains it somewhat.

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: whitey1 on March 14, 2017, 12:06:43 PM
And the other reason to go tubeless is a reduction in weight. Especially with bigger tyres.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: cancan on March 14, 2017, 12:08:01 PM
And lower tyre pressure which equals a smoother ride

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: rotare on March 14, 2017, 12:22:01 PM
So the obvious question (well at least for me!) is why not just run the tubeless liquid in a tubed tyre if it seals good?  Looks like many are already doing this:

http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/videos/cycling-tech/how-to-puncture-proof-your-tyres (http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/videos/cycling-tech/how-to-puncture-proof-your-tyres)

I guess if you're chasing every gram of weight savings, having tubes AND the puncture proof liquid doesn't makes sense, but for most riders I'm sure they wouldn't notice the weight increase, but would appreciate having less punctures.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on March 14, 2017, 02:07:28 PM
So the obvious question (well at least for me!) is why not just run the tubeless liquid in a tubed tyre if it seals good?  Looks like many are already doing this:

http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/videos/cycling-tech/how-to-puncture-proof-your-tyres (http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/videos/cycling-tech/how-to-puncture-proof-your-tyres)

I guess if you're chasing every gram of weight savings, having tubes AND the puncture proof liquid doesn't makes sense, but for most riders I'm sure they wouldn't notice the weight increase, but would appreciate having less punctures.


I did put some in a road bike tube while waiting for some tyre liners to arrive. Seemed to work OK, but gummed up the valve, which meant it was hard work trying to get more air in until it cleared itself. When I say it seemed to work OK, I didn't get any punctures in that tube after regularly getting them on my commute, but it might have been luck.

Tyre liners are another solution to punctures, I've been running them on my road bike and fixie for ages and haven't had a puncture from road debris in them since. Before, I was regularly getting metal fibres from the concrete reinforcing on the cycle path and copping about a puncture a fortnight. I have pulled a few fibres out of the tyres, but they haven't made it into the tube.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on March 14, 2017, 02:36:55 PM
So the obvious question (well at least for me!) is why not just run the tubeless liquid in a tubed tyre if it seals good?  Looks like many are already doing this:

well the main reason is that when you get a puncture, the thorn/nail/whatever sometimes leaves the sharp pointy bit actually in the tyre casing.

so the modern sealant (liquid latex stuff) will seal the tube. But remember that the tube and the tyre are individual items that move separate to each other. So yep... the sealant seals the tube. And the thorn/pointy bit, well it just pokes a new hole a couple of mm or so away from the original hole, then again another few mm away and so on.

Anyone who's changed a std tube and forgotten to check the tyre properly for the thorn and gotten 50m up the road while the new tube deflates will know what I mean.

For  general cyclists and run of the mill family bikes... I would recommend thornproof tubes with slime. And if possible tyre liners on HD puncture resistant tyres too. (that's what I used to commute on)

When I was commuting regularly... I ran an internally geared rear hub, dynamo front hub, 29x2.0" Schwalbe Marathon Supreme touring tyres with puncture resistant casing PLUS some old Mr Tuffy tyre liners and thronproof tubes... with Slime in the tubes. Clearly weight was a not an issue or a concern. Getting to work on time without stopping on the side of the M4 or M7 was...

For off road riding on a decent mtb... tubeless all the way.

It's not about weight (though that is a minor bonus) it's about reliability.

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on March 14, 2017, 03:54:49 PM

For off road riding on a decent mtb... tubeless all the way.

It's not about weight (though that is a minor bonus) it's about reliability.
And its about traction. Lower tyre pressures for MTB riding equals better grip.

Similar to lower car tyre pressures for sand driving, lower bike pressures equals bigger tyre contact patch = better traction.

And also more deformation over rocks etc means less jarring through the tyre = less energy lost.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on March 14, 2017, 04:27:17 PM
And its about traction. Lower tyre pressures for MTB riding equals better grip.

Similar to lower car tyre pressures for sand driving, lower bike pressures equals bigger tyre contact patch = better traction.

And also more deformation over rocks etc means less jarring through the tyre = less energy lost.

I'm not totally convinced on this one. I run mostly 30 rear and 28 front on my trail bike. I can run this pressure comfortably with tubes and don't need to drop any lower. I do go to 28 rear and 26 front some times but I find the lower pressure combined with the dual suspension doesn't work for me.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on March 14, 2017, 05:04:17 PM
I'm not totally convinced on this one. I run mostly 30 rear and 28 front on my trail bike. I can run this pressure comfortably with tubes and don't need to drop any lower. I do go to 28 rear and 26 front some times but I find the lower pressure combined with the dual suspension doesn't work for me.

Depends on how hard you ride and the terrain. I used to get pinch flats a lot due to hitting rocks and roots pretty hard. Now after a ride occasionally I see a bit of goop around the sidewall and the air stays inside. Running the right rim and tyre combo is the key

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on March 14, 2017, 05:07:51 PM
Running the right rim and tyre combo is the key

I think this is it for me, even with new rim tape my rims still leak air out the spoke nipples, I can hear it.

I guess that means I need a new set of wheels :cup:
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on March 14, 2017, 09:01:37 PM
I think this is it for me, even with new rim tape my rims still leak air out the spoke nipples, I can hear it.

I guess that means I need a new set of wheels :cup:
Nah, ya need to go N+1, makes much better sense


Foo

Your worst nightmare is behind you. 😈

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on April 01, 2017, 04:48:38 PM
Somebody was looking after me today. I drove into the garage with my hardtail on the roof carrier today. I said f*ckity, f*ck, f*ck a few times when I heard the crash. As I surveyed the damage it appeared I had a not very healthy bike. On further inspection it appears the rear wheel strap on the carrier broke and the impact must have shunted the bike behind and clear of the car. Car damage - 0, bike carrier damage - busted plastic strap, I had a spare, bike damage - other than a few scrapes and a torn seat, not even a buckled wheel. You only do that once!
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: trinityalyce on April 01, 2017, 05:11:22 PM
Somebody was looking after me today. I drove into the garage with my hardtail on the roof carrier today. I said f*ckity, f*ck, f*ck a few times when I heard the crash. As I surveyed the damage it appeared I had a not very healthy bike. On further inspection it appears the rear wheel strap on the carrier broke and the impact must have shunted the bike behind and clear of the car. Car damage - 0, bike carrier damage - busted plastic strap, I had a spare, bike damage - other than a few scrapes and a torn seat, not even a buckled wheel. You only do that once!


Nice save! I would have been nervous at the sound of that crunch. You're not the first person to do it, and most others end up worse off than you did!


This is my bike. Not much but rides alright on the odd time I take it out, and a nice upgrade from my last bike. I have to admit to being a bit chicken when it comes to cycling. Love it and find it much easier on my body than running (my main go-to for keeping fit), but know too many people who have come off second best to cars or other cyclists. :( As a result the bike doesn't get the love it deserves...

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a52/eirenealetheia/IMG_2023.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on April 01, 2017, 05:43:30 PM
Somebody was looking after me today. I drove into the garage with my hardtail on the roof carrier today. I said f*ckity, f*ck, f*ck a few times when I heard the crash. As I surveyed the damage it appeared I had a not very healthy bike. On further inspection it appears the rear wheel strap on the carrier broke and the impact must have shunted the bike behind and clear of the car. Car damage - 0, bike carrier damage - busted plastic strap, I had a spare, bike damage - other than a few scrapes and a torn seat, not even a buckled wheel. You only do that once!

This is why, I don't do roof mounted.  :o ;)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: trinityalyce on April 01, 2017, 07:29:42 PM
This is why, I don't do roof mounted.  :o ;)

Foo

Me too.

However I really do need to come up with a better way to mount my bike to my ute tray... Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on April 01, 2017, 07:37:42 PM
Me too.

However I really do need to come up with a better way to mount my bike to my ute tray... Any suggestions?


Yep.  :cheers:

http://www.letour.com.au/assets/full/CB-617C.jpg (http://www.letour.com.au/assets/full/CB-617C.jpg)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on April 01, 2017, 08:02:01 PM
Me too.

However I really do need to come up with a better way to mount my bike to my ute tray... Any suggestions?
How do you do it now?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on April 01, 2017, 08:56:02 PM
I have to admit to being a bit chicken when it comes to cycling. Love it and find it much easier on my body than running (my main go-to for keeping fit), but know too many people who have come off second best to cars or other cyclists. :(
Running is killing my knees. I reckon I've done more damage to myself in the dozen 5km runs I've done this year, than in thousands of kms cycling on the roads.  MTB, that's a different story.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Prydey on April 02, 2017, 12:33:14 PM
my bike - 2012 Cannondale CAAD8
(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x230/rpryde/WP_20160112_09_08_13_Pro_zpsx9jidxtl.jpg) (http://s183.photobucket.com/user/rpryde/media/WP_20160112_09_08_13_Pro_zpsx9jidxtl.jpg.html)

been riding for just over 4 years.  ave about 6000km/yr, give or take.

browsing back over the last couple of pages i notice some chat on tyres and punctures.  all my riding is social or commuting, so i'm more interested in durability rather than saving weight or rolling resistance.  for the last few years i've run continental gator hardshells in 25mm.  ran 23's for a while, but once you go 25's you'll never go back.  the tyres are almost puncture proof and last extremely well.  front tyre is nearing 11000km and still has plenty of life left according to tread wear dimples, but is starting to weather a bit.  Rear tyre did just over 9500km. Just fitted a new one.  Front has had zero punctures.  Rear had one puncture from hitting a pothole (pinch flat).  no punctures from penetration. 

i live in adelaide but the picture is from lamington national park in south east QLD.  near the top of a 30km climb (o'reillys). 
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on April 02, 2017, 05:31:23 PM
Somebody was looking after me today. I drove into the garage with my hardtail on the roof carrier today. I said f*ckity, f*ck, f*ck a few times when I heard the crash. As I surveyed the damage it appeared I had a not very healthy bike. On further inspection it appears the rear wheel strap on the carrier broke and the impact must have shunted the bike behind and clear of the car. Car damage - 0, bike carrier damage - busted plastic strap, I had a spare, bike damage - other than a few scrapes and a torn seat, not even a buckled wheel. You only do that once!

Good save, I am in the habit that when ever I put anything on the rack I tie a piece of sting around the auto door remote so when I get home and pick it up I remember not to drive into the garage. So far touch wood it has worked

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on April 02, 2017, 05:46:54 PM
Good save, I am in the habit that when ever I put anything on the rack I tie a piece of sting around the auto door remote so when I get home and pick it up I remember not to drive into the garage. So far touch wood it has worked


I have this clip and it still didn't work. I might leave a ladder in my car space, that'll should stop me from driving into the garage...

(http://shop.subaru.com.au/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/800x600/040ec09b1e35df139433887a97daa66f/i/m/img_8515_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on April 02, 2017, 07:21:40 PM
Somebody was looking after me today. I drove into the garage with my hardtail on the roof carrier today. I said f*ckity, f*ck, f*ck a few times when I heard the crash. As I surveyed the damage it appeared I had a not very healthy bike. On further inspection it appears the rear wheel strap on the carrier broke and the impact must have shunted the bike behind and clear of the car. Car damage - 0, bike carrier damage - busted plastic strap, I had a spare, bike damage - other than a few scrapes and a torn seat, not even a buckled wheel. You only do that once!

Did that 12 years ago... 1st and only time I've done it...

Heading back to the Outdoor Ed centre and I thought that the bollards weren't going to be up in the town centre... they were... the normal way to turn round was via the multi storey car park. A Volvo V50 with 2 fork mounted bikes on the roof wasn't quite low enough to fit through... Broke one bike rack's mount (it looked like it was designed to fail at that point - thank you Thule!) and had to unwedge my bike (the joy of a 20" framed bike set for a 6'3" rider) as the saddle was well and truly wedged.

I've seen more than a few bikes come off of rear mounted racks, so I have a healthy respect for them and prefer a roof mount to those, and much prefer carrying the bikes inside.

Regularly used to carry canoes and kayaks on my roof racks, and often used some 18" uprights to carry more boats... I could get 4 whitewater kayaks on the roof, or 3 open canoes - that wasn't an unusual load really. I did like having a boat inspection hatch in the car aka sunroof  ;D Did have to remember that I had the uprights on though as I didn't always take them off if I was paddling at the weekend and coaching mid week.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Burnsy on April 02, 2017, 09:04:49 PM
My recent project now classic cafe cruiser, 91 Shogun Ninga Tange 1 rebuilt to 89 specs with single colour paint and Shimano Tricolor group set all round, weighs in under 10kg, lovely to ride.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: DCP on April 02, 2017, 09:20:29 PM

Indian Pacific Wheel Race
For those who don`t know, my son and I have been following this race since the start.
These riders both male and female are ultra fit in body and mind. A race of5,500 k`s unsupported, and the clock does not stop.
But the race has be canceled due to a tragedy.

World ultra-distance cycling champion Mike Hall killed in Indian Pacific Wheel Race
March 31, 20177:58pm

A professional male cyclist may have been killed in the Indian Pacific Wheel Race.


THE cycling world is mourning the death of British ultra-distance star Mike Hall who was struck and killed by a car while competing in a race across Australia.

Organisers of the inaugural Indian Pacific Wheel Race - which covers 5500 kilometres from Perth to Sydney - cancelled the event on Friday after Hall was killed on the outskirts of Canberra.

Hall died at the scene following a collision with a car on the Monaro Highway before 6.30am.

The 35-year-old was in second place at the time.

“Mike revelled in the spirit and adventure of ultra-endurance cycling events,” race organisers said in a statement.

“Mike’s efforts in both raising money and the spirits of others were tremendous and he leaves an incredible legacy.” The organisers say they’ll co-operate fully with official investigations and “intend to undertake a detailed investigation of our own”.

Hall was in second place when his GPS tracker stopped moving near the scene of the collision.

According to Cycling website cyclingtips.com, the last ping from Hall’s GPS tracker was at around 6.30am. “It hasn’t moved since and is currently displaying a “Stop” message,” the website stated.
Hall revealed he was having problems with his vision in a recent video posted from the race route.

“It gets dark and all the glare of the light hitting the signage and road furniture just swirls around and blurs,” he said on the race’s Facebook page on Thursday.

“I’ve been thinking that I can’t stay awake because I’m just really tired. But it’s just the fact I can’t see in the dark properly — my eyes are nailed.”

The race started on March 18 in Fremantle and the leading rider, Belgium’s Kristof Allegaert, had been expected to reach the finish line at the Sydney Opera House on Friday.

About 70 riders started the race with Hall and Kristoff the favourites. Hall was one of the best ultra-distance riders in the world, having previously won the Trans Am Bike Race across the US and the Tour Divide traversing the Rocky Mountains from Canada to Mexico.

The British rider organised the Transcontinental race across Europe which Allegaert has won three times.

The Indian Pacific Wheel Race, organised by Australia’s 2015 Trans Am winner Jesse Carlsson, was the first time Hall and Allegaert had gone head-to-head. The showdown was being closely followed by fans across the world as the leaders approached Sydney. They had been racing with very little sleep. Hall revealed he was having problems with his vision in a recent video posted from the race route.

“It gets dark and all the glare of the light hitting the signage and road furniture just swirls around and blurs,” he said on the race’s Facebook page on Thursday.

“I’ve been thinking that I can’t stay awake because I’m just really tired. But it’s just the fact I can’t see in the dark properly - my eyes are nailed.”

Well-known Australian cycling commentator Matthew Keenan on Friday tweeted: “Heartbreaking. #rip” Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore said her thoughts were with Hall’s family and friends and the entire Indy Pac community.

The driver of the car involved is assisting ACT Policing with their inquiries. Crash investigators will piece together the circumstances surrounding the collision and prepare a report for the coroner.

“I can suggest, given the nature of the collision, an investigation into the circumstances would suggest the rider of the push bike died at the scene,” ACT Sergeant Chris Meagher said.

“[The driver] will be spoken to later by our Crash Investigation Reconstruction Team.”

The statement from organisers of the Indian Pacific Wheel Race read: “A collision between a motor vehicle and a cyclist occurred on the Monaro Highway at Royalla in New South Wales at approx. 6.20am on Friday morning. Race organisers are working with local authorities. We will co-operate fully with official investigations and we intend to undertake a detailed investigation of our own. Race organisers will provide more information when it becomes available.”

“That driver is in shock and will be spoken to later. There is no suggestion of speed or alcohol at this stage,” Sergeant Meagher added.

Another cyclist in the race, Eoin Marshall, was injured after colliding with a vehicle on the outskirts of Tarlee, north of Adelaide, on Monday morning. He was treated in hospital for a head wound and a fractured rib.
The Indian Pacific Wheel Race

According to its website, the Indian Pacific Wheel Race is a solo, single-stage, unsupported, 5500km road cycling race ocean-to-ocean across Australia.

The course is 100 per cent sealed. The race starts on 18 March 2017 at 6am in Fremantle, Western Australia and finishes at the Sydney Opera House whenever you get there. The clock does not stop. There is no prize money. “Nothing is at stake except honour,” the site states. ?

This race was inspired by the other grand tours of bikepacking: the Tour Divide, the Trans Am Bike Race and the Transcontinental.

Similar to these races, the rules for the Indian Pacific Wheel Race are simple and largely self-policed. The rules attempt to embody the spirit of self-support and fairness for all riders


Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: trinityalyce on April 03, 2017, 11:47:37 AM
How do you do it now?

With a rope and blankets to protect the bike.  ;D I'm sure there's a better way. I actually don't care if I have some kind of mounting system bolted to the tray (which is what I'm considering) because the tray hardly gets used for what its intended (we have another ute for lugging stuff around).

Foo - something like what you've posted is what I was considering. You don't know where to buy them do you?

DCP - that is just heartbreaking. I had heard about that incident, but not in as much detail as what you've shared. :(

I know of too many stories of cyclists who have been hurt or killed. A friend of ours has been in two decent incidents - the most recent with another cyclist who U-turned in front of him on a bike path resulting in a few broken ribs - that have left him pretty battered, yet he still gets back on the bike. Someone else I know of has had multiple surgeries after a fall (windswept off by a truck from memory, not a direct hit). There's so many stories. Its why I stay off the roads. I wish I had the nerve to get out there and do it because I LOVE it when I do... but I just feel safer running. I would feel safer riding in a group but don't know anyone else locally who rides. So wind trainer and odd time out on the bike paths it is...

Also talking punctures, another vote here for Gatorskins. Hubby runs them on his mountain bike (road type tyres as the bike doesn't go on the trails) - has taken far too many detours over grass/sticks/gravel/other debris leaving me stuck to the bike paths on the rare time he rides with me! When I'm due for new tyres (soon!) I'll be going for the Gatorskins I think! That is if the bike gets used enough to actually require new tyres...  :'(
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on April 03, 2017, 12:04:06 PM
With a rope and blankets to protect the bike.  ;D I'm sure there's a better way. I actually don't care if I have some kind of mounting system bolted to the tray (which is what I'm considering) because the tray hardly gets used for what its intended (we have another ute for lugging stuff around).

Foo - something like what you've posted is what I was considering. You don't know where to buy them do you?



How many do you need, I have a few that are no longer in use

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: trinityalyce on April 03, 2017, 12:38:47 PM
How many do you need, I have a few that are no longer in use

GG

Two bikes at most, so two of those thingos for the front wheel, one each bike? Just need to figure out what to do to hold down the back wheel... Is there some kind of stand-alone bracket with a strap like what the roof rack carriers have?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on April 03, 2017, 12:54:24 PM
Two bikes at most, so two of those thingos for the front wheel, one each bike? Just need to figure out what to do to hold down the back wheel... Is there some kind of stand-alone bracket with a strap like what the roof rack carriers have?

Send me a PM with contact details and I will get them in the post.

I used to put a strap over the back wheels that just held the bikes in place

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: WilSurf on April 05, 2017, 05:16:39 PM
Had a flat tyre yesterday so started to swap with new and narrower rubber.
The rear wheel dropped on the ground and when I picked it up I noticed this:

Now I need a new rear wheel......
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: WilSurf on April 21, 2017, 11:22:26 AM
Look what showed up this week:
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: crappsy on April 21, 2017, 11:37:51 AM
Very nice
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on April 21, 2017, 08:04:23 PM
Look what showed up this week:


Buyin cheap chit, are ya?  :angel: $9,478.07   :o

http://www.bikeradar.com/road/news/article/lightweight-fernweg-disc-wheels-49702/ (http://www.bikeradar.com/road/news/article/lightweight-fernweg-disc-wheels-49702/)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: WilSurf on April 24, 2017, 04:08:34 PM
Can't afford those just yet Foo. :-)

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on April 24, 2017, 04:56:08 PM
You should get a good run out of the Fulcrums, till ya can, WilSurf.  ;D

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: WilSurf on April 24, 2017, 05:05:27 PM
Sure will.
Now I am looking at a new chain ring and cassette as after 6,000 kms they have worn significantly.
Not sure what to go for.
The bike came standard with chain ring 48-34 and 11-36 cassette.
Maybe 50-34?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Prydey on April 24, 2017, 07:09:32 PM
Sure will.
Now I am looking at a new chain ring and cassette as after 6,000 kms they have worn significantly.
Not sure what to go for.
The bike came standard with chain ring 48-34 and 11-36 cassette.
Maybe 50-34?

my chainrings have done over 20000km and still going ok.  cassette is the 2nd one in the same timeframe, as is the chain.  mind you, i don't do offroad. 

as for what chainring sizes to go for, a 50/34 will only be beneficial if you have been maxxing out the 48-11 combo, which would be only likely on a fast downhill.   
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on April 24, 2017, 08:02:01 PM
48x11 should be good for 110kmh.  ;) :cup: I used to sit trucks down the hiway at 100kmh on a 54x13.  :angel:

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on April 24, 2017, 09:33:59 PM
Wife has found some motivation for riding again, so we've been out a few times with some friends kids.

Sunday was 25km out of the 30km that I normally do (the road is marked 7.5km, 10km, 12.5km and 15km turn points). She took the road bike, whilst the rest of us we're on 29ers and  27.5er. Went ok, averaged about 22kmh.

Today we added some dirt, and were all on mountain bikes. What it really showed was the extra speed that a 29er gives over a 26 bike. I ended up getting sent for an extra 15km to ride the kids home giving Mr a total of 45km on the mountain bike today.

Been told tomorrow is possibly road bike day l, but if I take off I'm dead...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on April 25, 2017, 08:37:44 AM
Fancy fighting a war, on these?  :o

http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/inspire-me/91856646/Remembering-the-Anzac-Cyclist-Battalion-a-century-on?cid=app-iPhone (http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/inspire-me/91856646/Remembering-the-Anzac-Cyclist-Battalion-a-century-on?cid=app-iPhone)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Swannie on April 25, 2017, 09:27:01 AM
Alright gents the lovely has been into me about getting healthy. I've done the running thing and tbh it destroys my knees and back plus it's boring!! So I have a heap of trails around mt Macedon I can ride on. Starting looking at mtb and I got confused about how many different styles of bike there is!! Also the price of some of them for my no ability scares me. What type should I be looking for please?

Swannie
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: SJindustries on April 25, 2017, 09:30:23 AM
Alright gents the lovely has been into me about getting healthy. I've done the running thing and tbh it destroys my knees and back plus it's boring!! So I have a heap of trails around mt Macedon I can ride on. Starting looking at mtb and I got confused about how many different styles of bike there is!! Also the price of some of them for my no ability scares me. What type should I be looking for please?

Swannie
one that has 2 wheels  ;D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on April 25, 2017, 09:32:52 AM
I'd suggest you start with a 2nd hand hard tail, doesn't matter if it is 26 or 27.5 inch. The most important thing is to get the right size, go to a bike shop and sit on a few bikes. You can get an idea of what size you are and go from there. You can buy new if you really feel like it but for a first bike no need to spend big $. Once you're hooked then you can buy a carbon dually :) I use my 26 inch hardtail for riding with the family on bike trails and dirt roads etc.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Swannie on April 25, 2017, 09:34:26 AM
I'd suggest you start with a 2nd hand hard tail, doesn't matter if it is 26 or 27.5 inch. The most important thing is to get the right size, go to a bike shop and sit on a few bikes. You can get an idea of what size you are and go from there. You can buy new if you really feel like it but for a first bike no need to spend big $. Once you're hooked then you can buy a carbon dually :)
I got a scott aspect 40 I think in the shed so might grab it out and dust it off. Like most of my gear never been used..
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on April 25, 2017, 09:40:32 AM
I got a scott aspect 40 I think in the shed so might grab it out and dust it off. Like most of my gear never been used..

That's perfect to get started, come out for a drive and I'll service it and set it up for you. You'll probably need some new tyres/tubes.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on April 25, 2017, 09:53:12 AM
That's perfect to get started, come out for a drive and I'll service it and set it up for you. You'll probably need some new tyres/tubes.

And cables and pads and seat and bearings and............oh hell, just buy another bike, cause N+1=  ;D

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on April 25, 2017, 09:54:05 AM
And cables and pads and seat and bearings and............oh hell, just buy another bike, cause N+1=  ;D

Don't scare him just yet :)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Swannie on April 25, 2017, 10:04:25 AM
The bloke at the lbs is trying to get me on a Rocky Mountain  😳
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: DrewXT on April 25, 2017, 10:05:01 AM
Best bike of you're getting back into it is the one you already have mate

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on April 25, 2017, 10:08:13 AM
The bloke at the lbs is trying to get me on a Rocky Mountain  😳

Ride the bike you have, get some basic skills and fitness up, work out what type of riding you do/prefer, then when you have that sorted buy a new bike.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: DrewXT on April 25, 2017, 10:12:06 AM
Ride the bike you have, get some basic skills and fitness up, work out what type of riding you do/prefer, then when you have that sorted buy a new bike.
Or 2...  Somehow we manage to have accumulated 5 by bikes between myself and my wife...

She has a cheap hard tail, good roadie and ok hybrid...

I've got a good hard tail and good roadie...

Biggest challenge for us, with 4 year old twins is avoiding DBS

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on April 25, 2017, 10:45:19 AM
The bloke at the lbs is trying to get me on a Rocky Mountain  😳

That sounds like the sales pitch at one of our shops... We'll find something that matches none of the criteria you gave us - when I was shopping last year I went asking for a:
-cross country biased bike ~100mm travelish
-29er
-Extra Large frame
-2x10 gearing
-around $2k

They offered me a 27.5, large frame, all mountain bike that was $5k...

Needless to say we don't go there any longer. The other shop in town gets our money.

For you, id be looking at a budget of about $1k if buying new, $750 used and getting something that is fairly recent. The difference between my 1999 Cannondale (a £1000 bike then) and my Scott (a $1300 last year) is huge, not only in components but also how it rides and handles. Having previously loved the Cannondale, the Scott wins every time now.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on April 25, 2017, 06:28:17 PM
The bloke at the lbs is trying to get me on a Rocky Mountain  😳
Buy that one in large and in 6 months time i will pay you a third of the price you paid.

Ride the one in the shed. Get hooked then buy a better one. Then go riding with others and buy the duallie.

More than welcome to join in any time for a ride

GG

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on April 25, 2017, 06:54:52 PM
Or 2...  Somehow we manage to have accumulated 5 by bikes between myself and my wife...

She has a cheap hard tail, good roadie and ok hybrid...

I've got a good hard tail and good roadie...

7 bikes between the 2 of us...
Me:
1999 Cannondale F700SL (hack bike, complete with pannier rack)
2000ish Kona Kiluea (bit more of a hooligan 26" wheel bike than the Cannondale as it's a smidge small for me - it started of as 1995 Kona Fire Mountain, so when I snapped that they gave me a frame the same size)
2010ish Specialized Roubaix Tarmac
2016 Scott Scale 29er

Wife:
2007ish Scott something, XS, but really good spec as the year after they put discs on and droppped the component spec
2011 Giant Trance 26" wheel
Some vintage of Avanti Road bike

Basically I know how I like my bikes to fit; wife is less sure so the Scott is actually a touch too small for her, but is a good little bike to throw around a bit more than a bigger bike is. She likes to sit "in" the bike, not "on" it - but this took time to work out, as it's something that only becomes apparent when you've done some riding.

I also kept getting promised a new bike, but it took a few years to end up with the new mountain bike!
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Skinnee on April 25, 2017, 08:54:43 PM
New toy - back to skinnee bike Lapierre XM527

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on April 26, 2017, 10:09:30 AM
7 bikes between the 2 of us...

Oh the shame...

at one stage there I had seven bikes for myself... (sad I know)

1988 Mongoose IBOC Pro (set up for remote touring with an Alsop stem)
1989 Fisher CR7 (with off road drop flare bars and Suntour butterfly shifters)
1992 Mantis Pro Floater
2003 Ellsworth Moment
2004 Salsa Ala Carte' (set up as a full rigid singlespeed)
2004 Surly Long Haul Trucker (custom build with flat bars, bar ends and thumbshifters)
2005 Ibis Mojo

(over the years... there have been many others, this was just the collection at one stage)

now... I have one bike to rule them all.

Muru Cycles (surprise!) Witjira Trail titanium fatbike. With a Rohloff 14 speed internal gear rear hub and Rockshox Bluto fork up front.

ridden as is... with 4.0" tyres and a suspension fork... it's my trail bike.

With 4.8" tyres and a rigid ti fork... it's my desert/expedition/adventure bike.

with rigid ti fork, it's also my touring/bikepacking bike. I can even run "skinny" tyres on it. (3.5" Speedsters...)

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: cancan on April 26, 2017, 10:15:38 AM
I am down to 4

2012 Cannondale synapse. .roadie
2014 cube 29er
Curve grovel... commuter and all things cycling bike
Trek Boone CX bike but set up for bike packing now plus road wheels for road rides


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on April 26, 2017, 04:24:49 PM
N +1 = Happy face I recon.

Scott Foil 20 Road Bike

Wheeler Route 61 Road  Bike

Rapallo Road Bike

Azzurri Sprint Pro Trac Bike

Hoffy Track Bike

Fuji 2.0 Track Bike

Aldi 29er

Shimano Road Bike (my wifes old one)

Think that's it.

Foo


Hurry up corkhead!

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on April 27, 2017, 05:48:37 AM
N +1 = Happy face I recon.

Scott Foil 20 Road Bike

Wheeler Route 61 Road  Bike

Rapallo Road Bike

Azzurri Sprint Pro Trac Bike

Hoffy Track Bike

Fuji 2.0 Track Bike

Aldi 29er

Shimano Road Bike (my wifes old one)

Think that's it.

Foo


Hurry up corkhead!

Not sure about that Foo. Plenty of bikes for road, not enough for dirt.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on April 27, 2017, 06:01:09 AM
Only need one for the dirt.😊

Foo

Hurry up corkhead!

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on April 27, 2017, 11:02:40 AM
Only need one for the dirt.😊

I reckon it's the other way around. Only need one for the road and plenty for all kinds of dirt. No, wait, 2 for the road, one fixed one geared.

I've got:
Yeti XC dually, light and fast
Trek Single speed dually, vintage carbon Y frame owned since new.
Apollo vintage Rigid MTB for general riding, kiddie hauling and grocery getting
Big W fat bike, for when camping near the sand
A flat bar roadie for commuting and faster road riding (I'm between drop bar roadies due to shifter failure)
and a fixie for being a hipster.

Would love to have an all-mountain bike for a bit more downhill and fun stuff but in reality I'd probably not ride to it's potnential due to age induced increased fear of injury.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on April 27, 2017, 11:29:38 AM
I forgot my Avanti fixie that I have on the back of the sleeper cab of the truck, in case I get a chance to ride

I'd sooner go quickly on the Velodrome or the road, than the scrub.

Foo


Your worst nightmare is behind you. 😈

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: tracker on April 27, 2017, 11:58:46 AM
N +1 = Happy face I recon.

Scott Foil 20 Road Bike

Wheeler Route 61 Road  Bike

Rapallo Road Bike

Azzurri Sprint Pro Trac Bike

Hoffy Track Bike

Fuji 2.0 Track Bike

Aldi 29er

Shimano Road Bike (my wifes old one)

Think that's it.

Foo


Hurry up corkhead!


    Gezzzz Mate ....your the Amelda Marcos of bikes.....lol...... ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on April 27, 2017, 12:22:35 PM
I only have three bikes these days:

Intense Slopestyle II - light DH MTB.

Cinelli Pro Estrada - carbon roadie with Campagnolo Super Record Titanium.

Avanti Vitale - wet weather/training roadie.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on April 27, 2017, 12:24:08 PM
How is this for some bad news lately:

https://redirect.viglink.com/?format=go&jsonp=vglnk_149325981419113&key=c3aa3c20f97d942ecce75564dbdad4bc&libId=j1zsbw4l010004lq000DAlwx33h6y&loc=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rotorburn.com%2Fforums%2Fshowthread.php%3F308195-Man-attacks-mountain-bikers-with-pole-chases-them-with-chainsaw-in-Dandenongs%26p%3D3124089%23post3124089&v=1&out=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theage.com.au%2Fvictoria%2Fman-attacks-mountain-bikers-with-pole-chases-them-with-chainsaw-in-dandenongs-20170426-gvt3g0.html&ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rotorburn.com%2Fforums%2Fforum.php&title=Man%20attacks%20mountain%20bikers%20with%20pole%2C%20chases%20them%20with%20chainsaw%20in%20Dandenongs&txt=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theage.com.au%2Fvictoria%2Fma...26-gvt3g0.html (https://redirect.viglink.com/?format=go&jsonp=vglnk_149325981419113&key=c3aa3c20f97d942ecce75564dbdad4bc&libId=j1zsbw4l010004lq000DAlwx33h6y&loc=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rotorburn.com%2Fforums%2Fshowthread.php%3F308195-Man-attacks-mountain-bikers-with-pole-chases-them-with-chainsaw-in-Dandenongs%26p%3D3124089%23post3124089&v=1&out=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theage.com.au%2Fvictoria%2Fman-attacks-mountain-bikers-with-pole-chases-them-with-chainsaw-in-dandenongs-20170426-gvt3g0.html&ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rotorburn.com%2Fforums%2Fforum.php&title=Man%20attacks%20mountain%20bikers%20with%20pole%2C%20chases%20them%20with%20chainsaw%20in%20Dandenongs&txt=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theage.com.au%2Fvictoria%2Fma...26-gvt3g0.html)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on April 27, 2017, 12:39:00 PM
I read that, it would be pretty frightening to have a chainsaw coming at you.

N+1 maybe...

(https://nsmb.com/media/images/nsmb_2017_seaotter_roadtrip_day1_theevent-8462.original.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on April 27, 2017, 04:42:25 PM
How much weight would be in the front of that, D4D? You wouldn't want to go very quick on it.

Foo

Hurry up corkhead!

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: ADTradie on April 27, 2017, 05:27:11 PM
My Fuji Roubaix 1.3.
Quite a nice aluminium frame and quick bike. I'm enjoying it! Crank out over 200km most weeks in an attempt to keep the weight down and heart working :)
A.D.


Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on April 28, 2017, 02:50:51 PM
Are the front forks CF or Aly, Tradie?


Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: ADTradie on April 28, 2017, 05:12:33 PM
Front forks are carbon. The bike came with a Fulcrum wheelset/Schwalbe 700C 25mm width tyres upgrade from standard factory spec. The frame is race quality and I sure notice the difference from my cheaper (although quite good for my purposes) Hasa R2 and Cell 105 bikes (for me the Fuji is 2-3 kph faster on average and more stable at high speeds down an incline).
I must admit I still think the Hasa R2 with Tiagra group set is the best bargain buy for anyone wanting to get into road cycling for fitness in a serious way. And on special at the moment from the Oz distributor for $799 - great value!
I was lucky enough to pick up the Fuji on sale at the beginning of the year, for $1500 from my local bike shop, after another guy who had ordered it failed to come up with the dollars.
I remember a few blokes have told me "a good aluminium (frame) beats ordinary carbon fibre", so I went for the Fuji 1.3. No regrets!
Cheers,
A.D.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on April 28, 2017, 05:44:52 PM
Yep, a good aly does out do a crap CF frame. :cup:

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on April 28, 2017, 06:08:14 PM
Next best thing to new bike day, is new bike parts day :)

(http://blkmav.com/bike/ergon.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on April 28, 2017, 06:29:54 PM
I was lucky enough to pick up the Fuji on sale at the beginning of the year, for $1500 from my local bike shop, after another guy who had ordered it failed to come up with the dollars.

Looks like you have the same problem as I do - finding a big enough frame to begin with, but at the end of the season they become a great deal...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on April 28, 2017, 06:47:52 PM
Next best thing to new bike day, is new bike parts day :)

(http://blkmav.com/bike/ergon.jpg)


Nothing wrong with upgrades, the seat look like it has a hard ridge at the back. Will be interesting what you think of the grips, I have a set of lock on DH grips at the moment and think I may go back to the old and trusted Oury grips

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Prydey on April 28, 2017, 06:54:01 PM
I must admit I still think the Hasa R2 with Tiagra group set is the best bargain buy for anyone wanting to get into road cycling for fitness in a serious way. And on special at the moment from the Oz distributor for $799 - great value!

Reid Falco is the same price and has 105 instead of tiagra.

personally i wouldn't buy one of those brands though, as they just don't have the runs on the board.  the frame is the most important part, and i'd rather stick with a known quantity. 

i have an ally cannondale caad8, which along with the caad10 were often touted as being the best aluminium frames on the market.  unfortunately, when it comes to carbon, cannondale are often known as 'cracknfail'.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on April 28, 2017, 07:43:17 PM
I may go back to the old and trusted Oury grips

GG

many people don't realise it... but the std Oury grips are actually a lot softer than the lock-on Ourys. In the lock-ons... half the thickness is the plastic centre sleeve for the locking clamps to clamp onto.

Just chuck some 10c coins in the end to stop the bars punching through.

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on April 28, 2017, 07:48:36 PM
many people don't realise it... but the std Oury grips are actually a lot softer than the lock-on Ourys. In the lock-ons... half the thickness is the plastic centre sleeve for the locking clamps to clamp onto.

Just chuck some 10c coins in the end to stop the bars punching through.

Thanks for the hint, nothing better that the old girls with a bit of hair spray to hold them on and a bit of thin tie wire to hold them on when the going gets steep.

By the way nice to catch up at the meet Muru, its a small world once you start chatting and realise you probably spoke about riding on another forum 20 years ago.

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on April 28, 2017, 07:52:46 PM
I want to find some ODI (http://odigrips.com/store/mtb/mtb-products) Rogue grips - I run them on most of my bikes, but they're now only Lock-On not normal... although it does look like I can get some for a quad bike that would tick the boxes...

Must also remember to grab the wife's hairspray to fix my 29ers grips...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on April 28, 2017, 08:36:02 PM
Nothing wrong with upgrades, the seat look like it has a hard ridge at the back. Will be interesting what you think of the grips, I have a set of lock on DH grips at the moment and think I may go back to the old and trusted Oury grips

The seat is padded all over, the flat back/tail is designed to be used with dropper posts where you're off & on the seat a lot. I use my dropper all the time now after watching this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykfElfH5LvI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykfElfH5LvI)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on April 28, 2017, 08:41:59 PM
The seat is padded all over, the flat back/tail is designed to be used with dropper posts where you're off & on the seat a lot. I use my dropper all the time now after watching this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykfElfH5LvI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykfElfH5LvI)

I still forget I have one at times. It is handy when you hit the DH parts of some of the trails though. Luckily my bike makes up for my lapses at times

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GeoffA on April 29, 2017, 06:30:06 AM
Where can I get a dropper post for my GU??
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on April 29, 2017, 06:37:08 AM
Where can I get a dropper post for my GU??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEHOSiwohMQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEHOSiwohMQ)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GeoffA on April 29, 2017, 06:45:28 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEHOSiwohMQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEHOSiwohMQ)

Pass.....no improvement in saddle clearance.....
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on April 29, 2017, 08:22:16 AM
Both of us are working this morning, but I think this afternoon we're going to wander off to watch a bit of the 12 hours in the Piney race (https://www.12hoursinthepiney.com.au/) - 18km laps of the pine forest. Looks like it's going to be a good day today, a bit of sun, but no rain... not too hot either (it was baltic riding in on the motorbike to work this morning - 50 minutes later and my legs haven't warmed up yet...)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: ADTradie on April 29, 2017, 08:54:03 AM
personally i wouldn't buy one of those brands though, as they just don't have the runs on the board.  the frame is the most important part, and i'd rather stick with a known quantity. 

Reality is though some of us look for a bargain, and when it comes to just wanting a bike to get and keep fit on, something that is a step up from a supermarket chain bike may suffice(?) In my case looking at an online purchase was convenient at the time as I was "living in the sticks". In 2012 I purchased a Hasa R2, happy that it was made in Taiwan and came with a Tiagra groupset, figuring it would do me as a first bike (after 3 decades of distance running to keep fit I decided I needed something a little easier on my aging joints). After sorting out a problem with some dodgy rear wheel spokes, I have used it consistently since, clocking up around 15,000 km on it with no issues other than usual maintenance (new chain, just replaced brake and gear cables). I can't complain about that! I also bought a Cell 105 a year later as a second bike, but actually prefer the Hasa to ride.
Found this review on some budget bikes interesting.
http://www.bikeradar.com/au/road/gear/article/best-direct-buy-budget-road-bikes-40753/ (http://www.bikeradar.com/au/road/gear/article/best-direct-buy-budget-road-bikes-40753/)
Buying the Fuji was a step up again from my Hasa and Cell, noticeably a little faster and "smoother" to ride. I was willing to buy a carbon frame bike and spend a bit more, but considered the Fuji a good buy, too good to knock back at the time. 
I still rotate rides on all 3 bikes, although these days prefer the Fuji (understandably).
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on April 29, 2017, 08:57:06 AM
Doesn't matter what you ride, as long as you're getting our there and enjoying it.

Which reminds me, Swannie what's the go with your Scott?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Swannie on April 29, 2017, 09:34:22 AM
Doesn't matter what you ride, as long as you're getting our there and enjoying it.

Which reminds me, Swannie what's the go with your Scott?

Need to get it out of shed and look at it today, then will need to catch up mate.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on April 30, 2017, 12:44:07 PM
Out riding with my son on a bike trail this morning and we had our first mechanical. He was a bit to aggressive on the grip shift and threw his chain off the top ring and jammed it between the cassette and the spokes. Good to see the biking comradery as most riders asked if we were ok, a couple of older road guys stopped and gave me a hand fixing it. I only removed the plastic spoke protector thingy the other day too :-[
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on April 30, 2017, 12:52:28 PM
Out riding with my son on a bike trail this morning and we had our first mechanical. He was a bit to aggressive on the grip shift and threw his chain off the top ring and jammed it between the cassette and the spokes. Good to see the biking comradery as most riders asked if we were ok, a couple of older road guys stopped and gave me a hand fixing it. I only removed the plastic spoke protector thingy the other day too :-[

Worth checking the stop screws and cable tension when you get a chance - my quick way to set the cable tension is to drop it to the frame end of the cassette, back the cable clamp off and then tension any slack out of the cable and tighten the cable clamp. Now move the gears over to the lowest gear, and see how it goes, perhaps tighten the L stop screw a touch until it stops it shifting to that gear; back it out a touch so that it shifts smoothly to that lowest gear.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on April 30, 2017, 01:55:44 PM
Thanks Ed, I had a quick look and the derailleur hanger is a banana shape. My son must have dropped his bike at some stage. Time to find a new hanger as it looks too far gone to bend back into shape.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on April 30, 2017, 01:58:54 PM
Thanks Ed, I had a quick look and the derailleur hanger is a banana shape. My son must have dropped his bike at some stage. Time to find a new hanger as it looks too far gone to bend back into shape.

Forgot about child involvement...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on May 03, 2017, 07:40:34 PM
Best sort of bike shopping... someone else's money...

We're trying to find my brother a new bike:
-Based in Melbourne, so wants something does commuting
-Doesn't own a car, so the bike does most things
-Has a little 'un, so needs to be able to take a Toppeak child carrier
-Wants something quick
-He's 5'8" with a 29" leg... so a complete contrast to me at 6'3 with a 34" inside leg...
-Decent spec on it.

Bikes he's had in the past:
Azonic DS1
Various "cool" fixe type bikes, currently running a Fuji thing

Budget of about $3k with child seat.

We've been looking at:
Cannondale Slate
Kona Unit
Giant Toughroad SLR 0

Curve balls that we've lobbed in are:
Marin Pine Mountain
Specialized AWOL

Any other suggestions; I think those give you an idea as to where the thinking is...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on May 06, 2017, 11:15:11 AM
Watched Shane Perkins race for the first time last night at the Anna Meares Velodrome. There was a fly lap where they had a motor bike winding the riders up and then pulling out before the start of the last lap.

Shane was to quick for the motor bike in the wind up and had to keep backing off  :o but he still did the last lap at an average speed of 75.7kmh and that, my friends is not to shabby at all.  ;D The motor bike needed to be hittin 80kmh at least for him to have gone quicker.  ;)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Prydey on May 06, 2017, 01:18:06 PM
Watched Shane Perkins race for the first time last night at the Anna Meares Velodrome. There was a fly lap where they had a motor bike winding the riders up and then pulling out before the start of the last lap.

Shane was to quick for the motor bike in the wind up and had to keep backing off  :o but he still did the last lap at an average speed of 75.7kmh and that, my friends is not to shabby at all.  ;D The motor bike needed to be hittin 80kmh at least for him to have gone quicker.  ;)

Foo

ah, the Keirin. 
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on May 06, 2017, 01:27:10 PM
No, not this one, this one was just one rider for a flying lap, after two laps wind up. He did however win the Keirin also. ;D

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on May 07, 2017, 04:40:51 PM
Yesterday the convict 100 MTB race was on. 100kms on dirt, with a fair bit of rocky technical stuff. Of course the elite riders do it in about 4hr, but Jason English, 7 time world 24hr solo champ apparently was riding baxk to Newcastle (another 100km) after smashing out the race in podium time.

Personally I did 2 min outside my best time, but blame the equipment. When the rear shock doesn't have any damping it was a bit like riding a pogo stick at times and every time I got on a rough descent it kept topping out and making horrible noises. Taking it easy on the descents and all the pedal bob on the flats was surely worth a couple of minutes in 6h27min.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on May 07, 2017, 04:50:50 PM
Personally I did 2 min outside my best time, but blame the equipment. When the rear shock doesn't have any damping it was a bit like riding a pogo stick at times and every time I got on a rough descent it kept topping out and making horrible noises. Taking it easy on the descents and all the pedal bob on the flats was surely worth a couple of minutes in 6h27min.
Good effort, any idea why your rear shock failed?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on May 07, 2017, 06:02:16 PM
Good effort, any idea why your rear shock failed?
Seems to have a bit of an oil leak around the lockout lever. It's done about 3000km since I've owned it and hasn't had any service other than adding air in about 5 years so it's done ok.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on May 07, 2017, 07:54:56 PM
Good stuff Newie but next time, make sure your gear is up to the task and then you'll kill ya best time.  ;D

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on May 09, 2017, 07:08:15 AM
Good stuff Newie but next time, make sure your gear is up to the task and then you'll kill ya best time.  ;D

Foo
on the previous ride it appeared that just the lockout wasn't working, then it must have got worse and I didn't have time to get a shock service prior to the race. I did service my forks that were playing up once before the same event and they only lasted about 2 decent descents before they were just as bad again so I figured I'd better not tempt fate and DIY service a rear shock with no time for a replacement. 

On a better note all the mechanical issues I've had during events have been rideable, unlike others that have to pull out.

I've also copped a few flat tyres, but (touch wood) have so far only gone flat after the event is finished on over 20 starts, except one during the event. They've either gone flat rolling back to the car, or in the garage the next day.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on May 12, 2017, 08:37:35 PM
Nothing wrong with upgrades, the seat look like it has a hard ridge at the back. Will be interesting what you think of the grips, I have a set of lock on DH grips at the moment and think I may go back to the old and trusted Oury grips

I ended up swapping the Enduro models for the All Mountain models. The All Mountain models are a little less hardcore, the Enduro models are race oriented. Mountain Bikes Direct were great to deal with, they swapped the grips and saddle over without hesitation.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on May 16, 2017, 10:46:46 AM
hi all,

this may have been answered before, but my searching hasn't found anything...

how do you guys clean your bike?  ie:  what cleaning agents for different parts of the bike...

mine is in need of a clean and was wondering what you guys use...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on May 16, 2017, 11:02:53 AM
I wash my bike with normal car wash suds after most rides to keep it clean and tidy, no pressure washer as you dont want to blow the grit into the fork seals or the bottom bracket

I was the chain and running gear with a citrus degreaser for chains with a chain cleaner when ever needed depending on the conditions. I use a brush to get the heavier items off the chain and bits as well

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on May 16, 2017, 11:09:14 AM
I wash my bike with normal car wash suds after most rides to keep it clean and tidy, no pressure washer as you dont want to blow the grit into the fork seals or the bottom bracket

I was the chain and running gear with a citrus degreaser for chains with a chain cleaner when ever needed depending on the conditions. I use a brush to get the heavier items off the chain and bits as well

GG

thanks for that, GG...

is it worthwhile giving the frame a spray with inox, or similar to stop rusting?  we live fairly close to the beach...

also, what about the rims, where the brake pads make contact?  have seen others use a white spirit to get a good clean?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on May 16, 2017, 11:21:36 AM
thanks for that, GG...

is it worthwhile giving the frame a spray with inox, or similar to stop rusting?  we live fairly close to the beach...

also, what about the rims, where the brake pads make contact?  have seen others use a white spirit to get a good clean?

The frame will only rust if it's a steel frame, and there aren't many of those around really now - although I still have a steel Kona back in the UK. I have been known to use furniture polish before to leave a waxy finish behind...

With the rims, you don't want to use white spirit as it's oil based - metho is a better bet as that won't leave a residue behind that impedes brake performance.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on May 16, 2017, 06:26:14 PM
Good topic, as you can imagine I have OCD when it comes to cleaning my bike :)

After each ride, wipe down everything with a damp cloth. I have a spray bottle of a very weak solution of CT18 that I use to dampen the cloth.
If the bike is muddy, I wash the bike with slow running water and a soft brush, then wipe dry with a chamois, use the air blow to get bulk water off.
After washing & drying I wipe over the frame with a cloth sprayed with silicone spray. That was a pro-tip I saw somewhere, stops mud etc. sticking to frame and makes it really easy to wash off.
Chain gets a quick blow with air to get the bulk water off, a wipe with a cloth and then a lube with 'Squirts' brand lube.
If the chain is really muddy/covered in crap then I use a chain cleaner (Park Tool) with a heavy CT18 solution, followed by a wash with water and dry/lube as above.
For the brake discs I use another pro-tip of isopropyl alcohol wipes, I use multiple wipes until the new wipe is clean.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on May 18, 2017, 05:54:22 PM
Topical - Should You Jet Wash Your Bike?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzbpHGyFzc8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzbpHGyFzc8)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Prydey on May 18, 2017, 07:15:24 PM
i don't use (and probably wouldn't use) high pressure water to wash my bike, but i do use mains pressure with a garden hose.  normally i remove the wheels so hubs aren't getting a direct spray, and you just have to be mindful of where you aim the water.

i'm not a fairweather cyclist either, so its no different to riding in the rain.  bike (and rider) is getting a fair soak this week.  you just have to pull it apart for a bit more regular cleaning and regreasing during the winter months.  my bike isn't pristine, but i do look after the drivetrain.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on May 25, 2017, 12:59:50 PM
Council clean-up, eBay and Gumtree have been good to me.
Now I need to decide which is my camping/pub etc bike:
Apollo Everest e-stay:
(http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae38/hoomac/Bike%20bits/A9769A21-88ED-4904-8207-0733C8A507D8_zpsxzqiu0rg.jpg)
DiamondBack Ascent with cool retro Manitou forks (not working):
(http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae38/hoomac/Bike%20bits/2AB05C2D-F201-47AD-BE0B-2FA921A3B47F_zpsbocexizd.jpg)
and GT Aggressor with some bling White Industries Cranks
(http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae38/hoomac/Bike%20bits/AA4E74FE-5BCC-4004-B38C-F94CD1F8E5E9_zpsqwsnggiu.jpg)
Total cost $55, less about $15 after I sold  an Apollo Koscuisko on eBay that came with the Everest.

Current plan is to keep the Everest and DiamondBack and move on the GT after swapping the cranks.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on May 27, 2017, 01:08:32 PM
Black Beauty is ready for the assault on Redlands Crit tonight.  ;D

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170527/4368bfdbc60aa3d98ad79164681bc8ea.jpg)

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on May 27, 2017, 01:20:52 PM
Black Beauty is ready for the assault on Redlands Crit tonight.  ;D

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Nice bike Foo. 8)

I've got a question: the same as me, you have the steerer tube poking a good bit above your stem. Why do you leave it longer than strictly necessary?

I've done it in case I end up with another type of stem it may be thicker than current one, so have options. Or if in future I am less flexible than now, and want to raise the stem later. And also just plain giving myself some option/space if I want to fiddle around with setup.

Just a query, I'm interested in other ideas.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on May 27, 2017, 01:32:16 PM
That is the precise reason why I've left it that way, scblack.  ;) It is much better to have a little bit of room to move in the position setup, especially if you change the bars to a lower drop or reach.  :cheers:

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on May 27, 2017, 02:56:02 PM
Love the 'murdered' look :cup:

What's the seat, it looks different ;D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Pebble on May 27, 2017, 03:45:34 PM
My baby
(https://www.rotorburn.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=337845&d=1495863652)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on May 27, 2017, 03:47:40 PM
Love the 'murdered' look :cup:

What's the seat, it looks different ;D

It's an Adamo seat, nothing goes numb with these but do take a little to get used to.  ;)

https://www.ismseat.com/saddle/adamo-racing-ii/ (https://www.ismseat.com/saddle/adamo-racing-ii/)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on May 27, 2017, 07:35:47 PM
The bike out with some mates in the background the other week. Hoping to get out early tomorrow morning with my mate

GG(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170527/50a6e7d574b1a38e60f0e76dc3844d36.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: 67HR on May 27, 2017, 10:24:34 PM
Uni-Ryder folding E-Bike, 400klms since Jan & going strong
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on May 28, 2017, 06:30:44 AM
The bike out with some mates in the background the other week. Hoping to get out early tomorrow morning with my mate

GG(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170527/50a6e7d574b1a38e60f0e76dc3844d36.jpg)

How much travel in those front forks, 200mm?

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on May 28, 2017, 07:11:42 AM
How much travel in those front forks, 200mm?

Looks like 160mm to me
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: cancan on May 28, 2017, 07:26:12 AM
Couldnt get a lift to last weekends cyclocross race 120km away so rigged up a way to get the bike on the motorbike. .. worked a treat(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170527/cd2eb821c4ab0ba4804d675d97eb55e3.jpg)

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on May 28, 2017, 07:52:33 AM
How much travel in those front forks, 200mm?

Foo

D4D is correct. 160mm, 6 inches on the rear which is adjustable to 4

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: SJindustries on May 28, 2017, 08:01:41 AM
D4D is correct. 160mm, 6 inches on the rear which is adjustable to 4

GG
So  6  19/64" travel  ;D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on May 28, 2017, 08:53:41 AM
Love it, Cancan!  :cup:

That should soak up the lumps pretty well, GG.  8)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on June 10, 2017, 04:47:21 PM
I did a bit of online shopping at Chain Reaction today. I bought the missus some thermal 3/4 bib nix that were on special, so she'd stop complaining it was cold when we go riding. I needed to spend an extra $20 to get free shipping. I couldn't find anything else I really needed, so I spent $200 on some RaceFace Next carbon bars :)

My new addiction is carbon  8)

(http://blkmav.com/bike/carbon.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on June 10, 2017, 11:11:39 PM
I needed to spend an extra $20 to get free shipping. I couldn't find anything else I really needed, so I spent $200 on some RaceFace Next carbon bars
Should have let me know, I need a new bottom bracket! Got a shopping list but at the moment the items are spread over about 4 online stores and so far none qualify for free shipping.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on June 11, 2017, 09:03:24 AM
Should have let me know, I need a new bottom bracket! Got a shopping list but at the moment the items are spread over about 4 online stores and so far none qualify for free shipping.

How much is the BB?

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: duggie on June 11, 2017, 09:18:08 AM

I bought one of my grand daughters a new Redline BMX from Chain Reaction two weeks ago , left Belfast UK on Monday morning May 29th arrived in Cairns Friday morning June 2nd delivered to me up in Herberton ( 100km west of Cairns ) monday morning June 5th.

She raced it on Tuesday June 6th only 9 days after buying the bike from them , gotta be happy with that .

I paid $493.99 ( freight free ) for this bike and was Quoted $1060.00 from our local bike shop , but they could not supply until late this year.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: SEADOO on June 11, 2017, 10:49:05 AM
The local bike shop sells the old school 80's classics at time to time.

They have a PK Ripper with landing gear forks, skyway tuffs, redline flight cranks and some other cool stuff.

$1200. It's something us older blokes would mount on the wall next to the crappy print the wife got from her last trip to IKEA.

I dreamt of owning one back then.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on June 11, 2017, 12:11:22 PM
The local bike shop sells the old school 80's classics at time to time.

They have a PK Ripper with landing gear forks, skyway tuffs, redline flight cranks and some other cool stuff.

$1200. It's something us older blokes would mount on the wall next to the crappy print the wife got from her last trip to IKEA.

I dreamt of owning one back then.


SE have done a good job of releasing retro models for all us old guys. (did you hear that Perry "PK" Kramer is now back working for them as a sales manager (after years at Giant USA)

I keep looking at this with lustful eyes... http://www.sebikes.com/bikes/cat/retro-series/str-29-quadangle (http://www.sebikes.com/bikes/cat/retro-series/str-29-quadangle)

I was lucky enough to own a PK Ripper back in the early 80's and always dreamt of owning a Quad. Now I could own one in 29" that I could actually ride...

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on June 11, 2017, 02:46:06 PM
I bought one of my grand daughters a new Redline BMX from Chain Reaction two weeks ago , left Belfast UK on Monday morning May 29th arrived in Cairns Friday morning June 2nd delivered to me up in Herberton ( 100km west of Cairns ) monday morning June 5th.

She raced it on Tuesday June 6th only 9 days after buying the bike from them , gotta be happy with that .

I paid $493.99 ( freight free ) for this bike and was Quoted $1060.00 from our local bike shop , but they could not supply until late this year.

:cup: :cup: :cup:

Quickest delivery I've had from CRC is ordered on Sunday night and on my door step on Friday morning. You have to keep an eye on the stuff you want as they sometimes have really cheap prices. There was a pair of fiveten's the other day for the missus that were $50 off, but by the time I asked her size etc. they were back up at the normal price.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Coolblue80 on June 11, 2017, 05:26:28 PM
The kids race bikes.
(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz92/pageys/13925328_1051686901553445_2775592238767322324_n_zpsupbu3tby.jpg) (http://s817.photobucket.com/user/pageys/media/13925328_1051686901553445_2775592238767322324_n_zpsupbu3tby.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: vern on June 11, 2017, 06:16:41 PM
Doesn't get used enough (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170611/758df3c78752350e83a4c56a0ec49932.jpg)

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Squalo on June 13, 2017, 08:50:18 PM
My 11yo son has started racing his mountain bike this year, pic from Sunday's event at Samford.

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/19055879_10155552585222834_3700053824918514850_o.jpg?oh=a7b45007ba3ad37e66710e0b4adce51c&oe=59A30FBD)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on June 14, 2017, 06:39:37 AM
My 11yo son has started racing his mountain bike this year, pic from Sunday's event at Samford.

That's fantastic! I don't think I could ride a lefty. I'd keep looking down at the fork thinking half has fallen off :)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on June 14, 2017, 08:52:02 AM
That's fantastic! I don't think I could ride a lefty. I'd keep looking down at the fork thinking half has fallen off :)

I had a modified Lefty (custom clamps) on my fatbike a few years back. It definitely took some getting used to. Mentally I mean... You're riding... you look down and you feel an almost automatic reaction to turn a little left.

But you get over it in a ride or two...

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on June 14, 2017, 08:29:56 PM
I had a modified Lefty (custom clamps) on my fatbike a few years back. It definitely took some getting used to. Mentally I mean... You're riding... you look down and you feel an almost automatic reaction to turn a little left.

But you get over it in a ride or two...
It's amazing how we can adapt to new gear. When I first rode my fixie it was really strange, then hopping back on other bikes was a bit wierd. Now I've ridden it enough that hopping between bikes doesn't take any thought process, it's just normal for each different bike.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Squalo on June 14, 2017, 10:15:15 PM
That's fantastic! I don't think I could ride a lefty. I'd keep looking down at the fork thinking half has fallen off :)

The Lefty is pretty amazing - I have been riding Cannondale since 2000 so am used to the goodness of the Headshok - no flex and smoooooth as butter. But the Lefty is something else again. It's pretty much perfect as far as the combination of stiffness and travel goes.

The only issue with the Lefty is that it's really hard to ride no-hands (my son finds the same thing). Not that you do that offroad, but when tooling along on hard surfaces sometimes you want a rest, or to just mess around - and while you *can* ride it no-hands it sort of feels like what I imagine riding a unicycle would feel like... or maybe a Harley, you're compensating all the time :)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on June 15, 2017, 03:16:34 PM
Good stuff, Squalo.

Foo

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: duggie on June 16, 2017, 07:30:57 AM
The BMX bikes that I have bought for my live in grand kids to race with .


(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii547/dug59/Myswag/IMG_0132.jpg) (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/dug59/media/Myswag/IMG_0132.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on June 16, 2017, 07:37:22 AM
The BMX bikes that I have bought for my live in grand kids to race with .

Go the GT :cup:
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on June 16, 2017, 08:09:12 AM
The BMX bikes that I have bought for my live in grand kids to race with .]

Looks like there space for yours in the rack too  ;D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: duggie on June 16, 2017, 08:27:35 AM
Looks like there space for yours in the rack too  ;D


There may be space for another , but at nearly 58 with two buggered knees , left hip replacement and a rebuilt/buggered right elbow ( 40 years of underground mining has not been kind to me ) I don't think so .  :'(

D4D the yellow GT is a very nice kit , he ( 13 year old ) started racing early this year on the far side silver bike ( another GT ) but he is fast out growing the frame and his times have improved greatly , so I bit the bullet and bought him this one .

The orange Redline is the bike that I bought from Chain Reaction a couple of weeks ago , my 10 year old granddaughter has decided to have a go and already is showing some good speed .

And the other Redline is a bike that my 7 years old grandson is racing .


I intend to do a full service and change out a few thing on the older GT and it will be kept for one of the younger ones as they grow into the bigger frame size .

(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii547/dug59/Myswag/IMG_0131.jpg) (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/dug59/media/Myswag/IMG_0131.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Squalo on June 17, 2017, 08:46:47 AM
I love the purity of BMX racebikes. My son was racing a Kuwahara when he was 7.

Duggie I've got that Scott pants/jersey outfit for sale, suits 10-14 depending on height (my son was very tall at 7...), if any of the grandkids need some kit. Paid $80 for it used in great shape, still in great  shape, you can have if for $50 inc postage if you like.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8384/8543776270_f925d26651_b.jpg)
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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: bagpuss on July 02, 2017, 08:21:03 PM
I've just got the wife a new Liv Embolden 2 but im having problems finding a user manual for the fork and shock also got my son a Giant XTC SL jr 24 same thing no instruction manual any know where i can get them thanks as i want to set them up Thanks Mike
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on July 02, 2017, 08:31:10 PM
Here's the link for the Embolden (https://www.giant-bicycles.com/_upload_au/MY17%20DUAL%20SUSPENSION%20USER%20MANUAL_EN.PDF), Page 8 has the sag settings etc. I'm not sure there'll be anything for the XTC, but have a dig around on the Giant website.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: bagpuss on July 02, 2017, 08:33:42 PM
Thanks Paddler Ill get on to it
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on July 02, 2017, 08:35:15 PM
Glued up a silk tub today, on my disc wheel and I might give it a run on Friday night, at the Anna Meares Velodrome.  ;D

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on July 03, 2017, 06:39:12 AM
I've just got the wife a new Liv Embolden 2 but im having problems finding a user manual for the fork and shock also got my son a Giant XTC SL jr 24 same thing no instruction manual any know where i can get them thanks as i want to set them up Thanks Mike

Have a search here

https://www.sram.com/service/rockshox/all#sm.0001pr5qw5847ejdulu1vuxjpjrir (https://www.sram.com/service/rockshox/all#sm.0001pr5qw5847ejdulu1vuxjpjrir)

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on July 03, 2017, 07:45:33 AM
I think I've finally got my bike setup dialled in. During the week I fitted carbon bars, a 1x dropper post lever, and made the tyres tubeless. Took it out for a ride yesterday and really enjoyed it. The 1x lever is very good, I can use the dropper without moving my hand on the grip, it is just like changing gears. Had to fill the tyres with twice the amount of liquid to get them to seal. The carbon bars really take the jarring out of the ride. I need to buy a new bike now as I can't think of anything left to mod/change :)

(http://blkmav.com/bike/1xlever.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: lukeycat on July 03, 2017, 07:48:55 PM
Hey guys looking for an all mountain mtb  (slightly bias to descents and tighter trails) and looking for suggestions at the moment im looking a Merida one forty 700 any ideas on other options I should consider looking at spending between 2 and 3k


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on July 03, 2017, 08:01:41 PM
That Merida looks like a ripper spec if you can get it for $3000. The only thing to consider is you'll need to setup the suspension really well if you do a lot of climbing as 150 is pretty big to push up hills, unless you're Sam Hill. It's coming into the season to buy as the 2018 models are coming out so bike shops will do silly prices to move the 2017 stock.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: lukeycat on July 03, 2017, 08:18:02 PM
That Merida looks like a ripper spec if you can get it for $3000. The only thing to consider is you'll need to setup the suspension really well if you do a lot of climbing as 150 is pretty big to push up hills, unless you're Sam Hill. It's coming into the season to buy as the 2018 models are coming out so bike shops will do silly prices to move the 2017 stock.

Yeh I can probably get it for about 2700 so see,s like a pretty sweet deal.


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on July 03, 2017, 09:28:54 PM
Yeh I can probably get it for about 2700 so see,s like a pretty sweet deal.

That's a good deal, have you taken it for a test ride?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Burnsy on July 04, 2017, 12:54:34 AM
Upgraded my old Anthem to a Trek Fuel EX8 during the end of year sales in readiness to go to Alice and race The Redback in August. First ever stage race, can''t wait. As for the new bike, it is amazing, loving the 29r boost wheels, rolls super fast and smashes all my 26 inch Anthems CR's on the tight technical stuff.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: WilSurf on July 04, 2017, 11:14:07 AM
I didn't like my ride yesterday afternoon in the rain.
It poured down, the roads were slippery.
I was very happy when I was under the shower to warm up.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: KieranR on July 04, 2017, 01:27:10 PM
I love my race bike, and here is one of my little pain cave where i do my bike maintenance and indoor bike sessions when I'm feeling too lazy to ride outside.  the race bike has Sram Etap technology, soooo good to use, Quarq power meter has been just installed, super short 162.5mm cranks and some new wheels have been ordered, going with some new Caden wheels, really impressed by all the reports about them.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on July 04, 2017, 02:20:20 PM
Nice bike, that seat does my head in :laugh:
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: KieranR on July 04, 2017, 03:37:45 PM
Nice bike, that seat does my head in :laugh:

haha, yes!  that saddle is the best saddle I've ever used, lets me ride for 6 hrs without a hint of discomfort, at any Ironman race you will see hundreds of these saddles on bikes...very popular for both male and female
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: lukeycat on July 04, 2017, 04:32:25 PM
That's a good deal, have you taken it for a test ride?
Yeah only down Bay Street port Melbourne though hahahaha


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on July 04, 2017, 04:36:49 PM
Yeah only down Bay Street port Melbourne though hahahaha

Plenty of curbs to hit and test the suspension :)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on July 04, 2017, 04:46:57 PM
haha, yes!  that saddle is the best saddle I've ever used, lets me ride for 6 hrs without a hint of discomfort, at any Ironman race you will see hundreds of these saddles on bikes...very popular for both male and female

I still love my old Brooks Conquest.

After riding it for a few months my arse was finally broken in to the shape of the saddle!  ;D

that was in 1993.

Still riding that saddle today.

Been around Australia on a big (slow) lap, up to the Cape, across the Simpson twice and a lot of commuting klms.

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: lukeycat on July 06, 2017, 07:59:32 PM
Plenty of curbs to hit and test the suspension :)
Hahaha yeah and rich retirees to dodge hahahaha


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on July 08, 2017, 03:18:55 PM
The changing face of my bikes from 1978/ 79 to now.  :o

My old custom made 60cm square Hoffy, made from 017 Chromolly tubing to my current Carbon Fibre 57cm Azzurri

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on July 08, 2017, 03:30:48 PM
My old 1981 019 Chromolly tubing Rapallo and the current 2012 Carbon Fibre Scott Foil.  ;D

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on July 08, 2017, 03:33:40 PM
The bike that started me back on the path of a comeback to racing, the Wheeler Route 61 Carbon Fibre against my Scott.  ;D

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170708/0cd68843f1b89f148763afa521c71ae0.jpg)

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on July 08, 2017, 03:38:48 PM
You have taken N+1 to the extreme :cup:
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on July 08, 2017, 08:55:37 PM
You have taken N+1 to the extreme :cup:

I have a 29er and a normal 26" MTB as well but I get the most enjoyment from my racing bikes. ;D Pain is good is pain!  :angel:

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on July 09, 2017, 01:23:39 PM
I've had my GT Sensor one year today, so I gave it an early morning birthday ride at Lysterfield. Amongst other trails, we road some of the state mountain bike course and aneurysm a couple of times. Bike handled everything perfectly, although I need a new engine for some of those hills. 1x is great if you're Nino Schurter.  :-[

(http://blkmav.com/bike/lysty090717.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on July 09, 2017, 03:52:37 PM
I've gotta get out onto the Rail Trails and do Ks on my 29er.

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on July 16, 2017, 07:44:39 AM
After an exhaustive search both online and at bike shops, we have decided on the 2018 version of the Norco Charger 24" for my son. He is growing out of his 20" both functionally and physically. I wanted something with disc brakes and a trigger shifter. It also has an air fork, rather than a spring, so it is adjustable for his weight and will actually work properly. The only issue I can see with this bike is it might be geared too high with a 36t up front and 11-32 rear, not good for little legs and climbing big hills. I have an 11-42 10x XT shifter/chain/cassette/derailleur from my Scott that I may fit to it, I also have a 30T RaceFace narrow wide chain ring for the front. I'll also change the tyre to be more trail biased. New shipment doesn't arrive until the end of October, which is perfect as he needs to grow a bit and his birthday is early November.

http://www.norco.com/bikes/youth/24-inch/charger-24/charger-41/ (http://www.norco.com/bikes/youth/24-inch/charger-24/charger-41/)

(http://blkmav.com/bike/charger.png)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on July 16, 2017, 09:32:49 AM
Don't forget that smaller wheels make smaller gears so. 36-32 will be easier for climbing on 24" wheels than full size wheels, especially 29ers.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on July 16, 2017, 09:54:43 AM
Don't forget that smaller wheels make smaller gears so. 36-32 will be easier for climbing on 24" wheels than full size wheels, especially 29ers.

Thanks, I tried to find a calculator to work out the relative ratios but can't find one.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on July 16, 2017, 11:03:55 AM
After an exhaustive search both online and at bike shops, we have decided on the 2018 version of the Norco Charger 24" for my son. He is growing out of his 20" both functionally and physically. I wanted something with disc brakes and a trigger shifter. It also has an air fork, rather than a spring, so it is adjustable for his weight and will actually work properly. The only issue I can see with this bike is it might be geared too high with a 36t up front and 11-32 rear, not good for little legs and climbing big hills. I have an 11-42 10x XT shifter/chain/cassette/derailleur from my Scott that I may fit to it, I also have a 30T RaceFace narrow wide chain ring for the front. I'll also change the tyre to be more trail biased. New shipment doesn't arrive until the end of October, which is perfect as he needs to grow a bit and his birthday is early November.

http://www.norco.com/bikes/youth/24-inch/charger-24/charger-41/ (http://www.norco.com/bikes/youth/24-inch/charger-24/charger-41/)

(http://blkmav.com/bike/charger.png)

Nice bike. Declan runs a similar spec in a Giant and goes well

GG

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on July 16, 2017, 11:05:13 AM
Going for a ride at Lysty. Pulled a pair of socks out of the bike drawer. Anyone else have a pair of these retros

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on July 16, 2017, 11:31:42 AM
Nice bike. Declan runs a similar spec in a Giant and goes well

Cool, is that the XTC SL? We looked at that model but the standover is higher and it is a 3x. Does Declan use the front rings much or just the middle ring?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on July 16, 2017, 12:21:25 PM
Thanks, I tried to find a calculator to work out the relative ratios but can't find one.

Don't worry about a calculator, get your son to do the calcs with his legs! If he struggles, get some lower gearing.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on July 16, 2017, 12:32:50 PM
Going for a ride at Lysty. Pulled a pair of socks out of the bike drawer. Anyone else have a pair of these retros

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oh yes...and quite a few of the latter pairs too. (the green lettering ones)

used to even wear them until I switched to sandals off road. (and at work, and at home...)

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: bagpuss on July 16, 2017, 09:52:18 PM
Cool, is that the XTC SL? We looked at that model but the standover is higher and it is a 3x. Does Declan use the front rings much or just the middle ring?
Hi D4D ive just got my son a giant XTC SL hes 8 in September and easily pushes all the gears with the front small gear way to easy

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on July 17, 2017, 06:48:54 AM
Hi D4D ive just got my son a giant XTC SL hes 8 in September and easily pushes all the gears with the front small gear way to easy

Thanks for the info :cup:
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on July 17, 2017, 06:54:57 AM
Cool, is that the XTC SL? We looked at that model but the standover is higher and it is a 3x. Does Declan use the front rings much or just the middle ring?

Uses mainly the middle ring with the occasional granny gear grind when in the real steep stuff. He has not been out for a while and yesterday kept me on my toes at time which was great. All his swimming is paying off and his legs are much stronger of late.

Was amazing yesterday the amount of roos out on the tracks. At one point we had to stop and watch a roo train of around 30, bound across the track in front of us, must have been moving to greener pastures

Time to organise a ride at Lysterfield or out your way in the coming months

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Squalo on July 17, 2017, 04:01:51 PM
I still love my old Brooks Conquest.

After riding it for a few months my arse was finally broken in to the shape of the saddle!  ;D

that was in 1993.

Still riding that saddle today.

Been around Australia on a big (slow) lap, up to the Cape, across the Simpson twice and a lot of commuting klms.

I'm still on the Coda saddle that came with my new Cannondale Super V in 2000. It just works for me, so why change... looks a bit dog-eared these days but I think I'll just get it re-padded and covered.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: WilSurf on July 17, 2017, 05:01:49 PM
Thanks, I tried to find a calculator to work out the relative ratios but can't find one.


What about this calculator?
http://www.bikecalc.com/speed_at_cadence (http://www.bikecalc.com/speed_at_cadence)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: tazzi on July 17, 2017, 08:41:08 PM
What about this calculator?
http://www.bikecalc.com/speed_at_cadence (http://www.bikecalc.com/speed_at_cadence)


Sheldon Brown is your friend - lots of options on this gear calculator.  https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gear-calc.html (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gear-calc.html)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: WilSurf on July 18, 2017, 11:31:05 AM
Sheldon Brown is your friend - lots of options on this gear calculator.  https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gear-calc.html (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gear-calc.html)

That's the one I was looking for.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on July 18, 2017, 12:18:28 PM
You lot are bad people... I spent 2 hrs last night working out:
a) Can I fit bigger wheels to my old Cannondale for hacking around town on; with 26" wheels it's too slow, but it has pannier racks on it and disc tabs... It looks like I can squeeze some 700x25C wheels in....
b) Can I fit some 27.5" wheels into the wife's 2012 Giant Trance to make that quicker as well... the answer is possibly...

Around Midnight I called it quits...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on July 18, 2017, 08:44:00 PM
I've picked up some more 'parts' in the last week. A Scott Aspect 45 from council cleanup, only needed a QR skewer in the front and some TLC. A giant roam with a badly dented frame, but otherwise near new parts to fix up son 2's bike that doesn't have any brakes at present and an old Avanti road bike to update to a new commuter and ditch the current flat bar.

The Scott looks pretty good for a 'camping' bike, but might look a bit too good for thieves.

All up the shed needs to shed about half a dozen bikes, and I'll need a few days worth of time to wrench the rest into shape.

I've got to stop looking at gumtree etc.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on July 19, 2017, 05:39:39 AM
N+1= a happy face,  Newie. 😊

Foo

Hurry up corkhead!

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: bagpuss on July 19, 2017, 08:19:41 PM
After an exhaustive search both online and at bike shops, we have decided on the 2018 version of the Norco Charger 24" for my son. He is growing out of his 20" both functionally and physically. I wanted something with disc brakes and a trigger shifter. It also has an air fork, rather than a spring, so it is adjustable for his weight and will actually work properly. The only issue I can see with this bike is it might be geared too high with a 36t up front and 11-32 rear, not good for little legs and climbing big hills. I have an 11-42 10x XT shifter/chain/cassette/derailleur from my Scott that I may fit to it, I also have a 30T RaceFace narrow wide chain ring for the front. I'll also change the tyre to be more trail biased. New shipment doesn't arrive until the end of October, which is perfect as he needs to grow a bit and his birthday is early November.

http://www.norco.com/bikes/youth/24-inch/charger-24/charger-41/ (http://www.norco.com/bikes/youth/24-inch/charger-24/charger-41/)

(http://blkmav.com/bike/charger.png)


Just to help you spend all of your money show him this but barter them down on the price
https://www.bikeexchange.com.au/a/24-kids-bikes/specialized/nsw/parramatta/hotrock-xtr-ltd/102917483 (https://www.bikeexchange.com.au/a/24-kids-bikes/specialized/nsw/parramatta/hotrock-xtr-ltd/102917483)

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on July 20, 2017, 06:43:13 AM
Just to help you spend all of your money show him this but barter them down on the price

XTR mmmm :)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on July 22, 2017, 02:09:23 PM
Time to organise a ride at Lysterfield or out your way in the coming months

Yep, this winter weather has been perfect for riding. Just back from a ride in the You Yangs this morning, trails are in great condition, lots of grip and no dust.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on July 22, 2017, 06:53:56 PM
A bit of a blast from the past. DH championships from memory from different years.

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GeoffA on July 22, 2017, 07:23:23 PM
....Just back from a ride in the You Yangs this morning.....

...and you didn't call in??.... :'(
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on July 23, 2017, 04:41:20 PM
Hey GG, all the things you like in one video lol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b09vWpfQ_8A (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b09vWpfQ_8A)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on July 23, 2017, 04:47:32 PM
...and you didn't call in??.... :'(

Maybe next time
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: duggie on July 24, 2017, 07:03:52 PM

Duggie I've got that Scott pants/jersey outfit for sale, suits 10-14 depending on height (my son was very tall at 7...), if any of the grandkids need some kit. Paid $80 for it used in great shape, still in great  shape, you can have if for $50 inc postage if you like.




I will take you up on this offer , I have sent you a pm .
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Rumpig on July 24, 2017, 07:40:17 PM
New addition to the daughters bike over the weekend, it helps from keeping the backside getting sore on those long rides...lol
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on August 04, 2017, 07:11:38 PM
N+1 has kicked in. My son has been getting out on the BMX we rebuilt at the local dirt jump track and it looks like fun. We've been watching dirt jump videos, one thing led to another and I'm researching 26" dirt jump bikes. I've found a Norco Ryde for a reasonable price, wife will kill me if I buy another bike. Decisions, decisions....

(http://www.norco.com/img/bikes/064182-1-full.png)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on August 05, 2017, 01:33:41 PM
^ We have an Azonic DS1 sitting in the shed back in the UK... been through various incarnations over the last 18 years - last seen with slick tyres on it!

Other news...

Wife has decided she wants a new watch, and one that does fitness tracking for cycling. Has anyone got any suggestions? I run a Magellan Cyclo 100 on my bike, whilst she has a Cateye cordless one with cadence, but wants something that is a bit more high tech so she can race a few friends on Strava (I have no interest in that though). We also picked up a Polar HRM for peanuts that needed new batteries, but she doesn't like the chest band.

Been looking at the Garmin Forerunner 235 type watches, so GPS and HRM in one unit.

I now open the floor to comments or flaming...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on August 05, 2017, 01:43:22 PM
If your wife doesn't like the chest straps, then there are no other options other than the watch type. ;)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on August 05, 2017, 01:49:23 PM
N+1 has kicked in. My son has been getting out on the BMX we rebuilt at the local dirt jump track and it looks like fun. We've been watching dirt jump videos, one thing led to another and I'm researching 26" dirt jump bikes. I've found a Norco Ryde for a reasonable price, wife will kill me if I buy another bike. Decisions, decisions....

(http://www.norco.com/img/bikes/064182-1-full.png)


N+1= happy dance and that's all that counts.  ;D How many pairs of shoes, dresses and the like, does your wife own?  :D When it comes to bikes parts and racing goes, there is no discussion on any part of it. It's my domain and I won't alter what I do. I get asked..... is that another bike?  :angel:

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on August 05, 2017, 01:50:34 PM
Strava also runs on your phone, so could she Strava on the phone and get by with the current watch?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on August 05, 2017, 01:56:37 PM
Strava also runs on your phone, so could she Strava on the phone and get by with the current watch?

That's my thinking... I think she just wants a new watch and this is a good way to get one.

Her watch rule is just about N+1... working watches is about 0.5N...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: DrewXT on August 05, 2017, 02:00:41 PM
Have a look at the Tic Watch

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on August 05, 2017, 02:30:45 PM
Have a look at the Tic Watch

That's an interesting option...

I've now gone down another rabbit hole, which I suspect will get me in trouble... The Garmin Oregon handheld GPS can pair with ANT+ sensors... Not as cheap as a watch (about 3x the amount) but it gets me a different solution...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on August 05, 2017, 05:50:08 PM
N+1 complete, I found a 2016 model and bargained down the price 8)
http://www.norco.com/bike-archives/2016/ryde-26/ (http://www.norco.com/bike-archives/2016/ryde-26/)

Tested out at the local bmx park, almost ended in tears on a jump but I managed to save it >:D

(http://blkmav.com/bike/ryde26.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on August 05, 2017, 06:00:55 PM
That's an interesting option...

I've now gone down another rabbit hole, which I suspect will get me in trouble... The Garmin Oregon handheld GPS can pair with ANT+ sensors... Not as cheap as a watch (about 3x the amount) but it gets me a different solution...
I got a garmin 235 for my birthday a few months ago. Works pretty well, easy to use, battery lasts long enough. I've used it successfully for a 6.5hr ride and it didn't run flat on me. I was using an older Garmin on the bike, but started doing a bit of running this year and the watch is easier to deal with than carrying a phone.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on August 06, 2017, 03:09:49 PM
I got a garmin 235 for my birthday a few months ago. Works pretty well, easy to use, battery lasts long enough. I've used it successfully for a 6.5hr ride and it didn't run flat on me. I was using an older Garmin on the bike, but started doing a bit of running this year and the watch is easier to deal with than carrying a phone.

If doing running and swimming, then the watch is by far, the better option.  ;)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: whitey1 on August 07, 2017, 06:49:26 AM
Hey guys, I just arrived in Cairns on Saturday and took my bike out for a ride on the Smithfield trails. I think I need to work on my fitness! Some of those climbs! But had fun anyway.
Going to be here for a while, start my new job this morning, so I'll have plenty of time to ride the trails. Also keen to try out some downhill trails but not sure if my bike is up to it(Trek Fuel EX).
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on August 07, 2017, 07:30:30 AM
Hey guys, I just arrived in Cairns on Saturday and took my bike out for a ride on the Smithfield trails. I think I need to work on my fitness! Some of those climbs! But had fun anyway.
Going to be here for a while, start my new job this morning, so I'll have plenty of time to ride the trails. Also keen to try out some downhill trails but not sure if my bike is up to it(Trek Fuel EX).

hey whitey1 - get in touch with my mate William here - https://www.facebook.com/cyclefnq/ (https://www.facebook.com/cyclefnq/)

he's lived there his whole life and lives to ride. He knows that place like no-one else. he'll show some amazing rides that you Fuel EX will be just fine on...

Tell him Wayne sent you.

Title: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: lukeycat on August 20, 2017, 07:56:07 PM
So took the misses to a bike shop today and we both walked out with bikes wife got a Liv Tempt and I picked up a Scott Genius 750 no pics yet as we haven't picked up the bikes, now just to choose how to cart them around with the kk tossing up between roof mounting on the car, swing away on the kk or mounting them a rack on the top of the camper.


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on August 20, 2017, 09:00:52 PM
Am I the only one who carries their bikes in the car, or is it because so many use utes rather than wagons?

This is one of the main dilemmas I have with replacing the 4Runner - drop the seats and I have a level floor all the way and I can easily load even my XL framed 29er in upright (only remove the saddle) and there's enough length in the boot to do that. Wife's bikes can go sideways across the car...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Squalo on August 25, 2017, 10:52:05 PM
I regularly put the back seat of my Patrol down and carry bikes inside it, mostly because at 48 it's getting to be a bit of a risk to put them on the roof. With 33" tyres and a lift, it's a long way up! I have to put one foot on a rear tyre and one hand on the roof rack. The other hand takes the bike, then it's a one-handed lift as I also pull myself up, get my other foot on the tyre, then rotate and swing the bike and land it on the rack. My back doesn't like it...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on August 26, 2017, 03:57:16 AM
I carry one on the back of my truck (Western Star 4900) but have only had the chance to ride it once, this year.  :'(

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on August 26, 2017, 01:51:43 PM
Am I the only one who carries their bikes in the car, or is it because so many use utes rather than wagons?

This is one of the main dilemmas I have with replacing the 4Runner - drop the seats and I have a level floor all the way and I can easily load even my XL framed 29er in upright (only remove the saddle) and there's enough length in the boot to do that. Wife's bikes can go sideways across the car...
My dual cab Amarok tub takes my MTB bike laid flat, not having to take wheel out, or even twist the wheel out of the way:
(http://gallery.myswag.org/gallery/d/53897-1/41.JPG)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: cancan on August 26, 2017, 02:33:33 PM
I chucked mine in the back of the Jeep... have a golf and can fit 2 bikes with front wheels off

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on August 26, 2017, 07:05:55 PM
Make sure you watch Red Bull TV tonight for the World Cup Downhill final. Minnaar, Gwin & Brosnan are all in the hunt for the title, whoever wins the race, wins the series!
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on August 26, 2017, 09:06:42 PM
Is that free or pay, D4D?  ???

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Rumpig on August 26, 2017, 10:21:48 PM
Is that free or pay, D4D?  ???

Foo
was free i hope...i downloaded the app after reading his post and was watching earlier.  It asked for credit card details at one stage when i did ghe set up, but you could skip that part (which I did).
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on August 27, 2017, 06:31:38 AM
Free, I fell asleep and woke up just in time to see Minnaar flat and Gwin's run to victory.

Replay here https://www.redbull.tv/live/AP-1PWUW938H1W11/uci-mountain-bike-world-cup (https://www.redbull.tv/live/AP-1PWUW938H1W11/uci-mountain-bike-world-cup)

Watch tonight to see if Schurter can make it a clean sweep in the XCO.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on August 27, 2017, 09:01:10 AM
I always watch the DH World Cups on RedbullTV. Its free.

What an awesome last night at Val Di Sole, Italy? Crazy rocky and steep!

Cairns World Championships is coming up in a couple of weeks, its being broadcast on SBS. Cant wait.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on September 02, 2017, 07:07:08 AM
Heads up the Aldi 29er is coming up for sale again soon. It's not going to win a DH or XCO title, but for $350 as a commuter or camping bike it ticks the right boxes.

Even Flow reviewed it :) http://flowmountainbike.com/post-all/the-350-aldi-mtb-is-back-heres-our-take/ (http://flowmountainbike.com/post-all/the-350-aldi-mtb-is-back-heres-our-take/)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on September 02, 2017, 12:30:14 PM
I have one of the Aldi 29ers and am very happy with it. Word around the traps is, it's a Polygon frame. You may need to check a few things on it = bearing tightness and cables and gear adjustment but for $350, they are a bloody good buy.  ;D

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on September 02, 2017, 01:06:49 PM
Word around the traps is, it's a Polygon frame.

Comes out of the same factory...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on September 02, 2017, 09:35:13 PM
Comes out of the same factory...
99.9% of the worlds bikes come out of the Giant or Merida factories. Including many so-called boutique brands.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on September 03, 2017, 07:00:44 AM
99.9% of the worlds bikes come out of the Giant or Merida factories. Including many so-called boutique brands.

http://flowmountainbike.com/features/polygon-behind-the-curtain/ (http://flowmountainbike.com/features/polygon-behind-the-curtain/)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: DrewXT on September 03, 2017, 10:29:06 AM
Not that I need another bike, but it's quite tempting to pick up one of these Aldi ones to see what it's like.

My old Norco is getting a bit old, and my roadie is in storage

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Coolblue80 on September 03, 2017, 10:36:06 AM
I'm going to grab one. I do have a bike in the shed that has some nice gear on it, but I was a naïve about frame sizes when I got it. Frame is a bit small for me.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on September 03, 2017, 12:37:05 PM
Not that I need another bike, but it's quite tempting to pick up one of these Aldi ones to see what it's like.

My thinking exactly :)

I took the dirt jump bike out yesterday, almost went out the front door showing my son how to jump. Damn thing developed creaking cranks, I hate noises on my bikes. Took the cranks off and found no grease on the axle. This bike was put together in the shop with no love. Added some grease, refitted the cranks and back to silence.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: 03GV on September 03, 2017, 04:04:51 PM
I have one of the Aldi 29ers and am very happy with it. Word around the traps is, it's a Polygon frame. You may need to check a few things on it = bearing tightness and cables and gear adjustment but for $350, they are a bloody good buy.  ;D

Foo

Sounds familar, just like buying a chinese forward fold  ;D

And yeah the frames come out of the polygon factory.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on September 03, 2017, 06:40:55 PM
Got out for a quick solo ride before the rains hit at Lysty. Spoilt with it being so close. Nothing better to clear the head and awaken the body. Back was tight at the start but all fixed after just short of an hours ride

GG

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: WilSurf on September 04, 2017, 06:25:47 PM
Put a new cassette, chain and outer chain ring on my bike.
I didn't know it was that easy.
I measure the difference in the new and old chain, both having the same amount of links: 2.5 cm......
Worn? Nah.  ;D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on September 04, 2017, 07:24:02 PM
Put a new cassette, chain and outer chain ring on my bike.
I didn't know it was that easy.
I measure the difference in the new and old chain, both having the same amount of links: 2.5 cm......
Worn? Nah.  ;D

Steel rule from centre of pin to another centre 12 links (outer and inner) later on should be 12" long, anything more than that is the chain is worn.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Coolblue80 on September 05, 2017, 06:07:47 PM
So I went to the local TREK dealer this afternoon to have a look at a bike. Had a look at the current Marlin 5. Now compared to the Aldi 29er, that is on sale this w/end, the TREK had lower spec componentry. The only thing that was higher spec was the TREK had juice brakes where the Aldi has got cable. TREK had Tourney derailleurs whist the Aldi has Acera. I know we're not comparing apples with apples but I don't think the TREK as going to be $250 better. Plus for my planned riding, I think the Aldi 29er will do the trick. Hopefully I snag one before they sell out. Just my two cents worth.
Cheers, Mike.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: whitey1 on September 08, 2017, 08:20:43 AM
Got the day off work today so I'm off to Smithfield to watch some of the mtb action at the World Champs.
Got me a couple of cow bells, I'm all ready!
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on September 08, 2017, 09:26:09 AM
Got the day off work today so I'm off to Smithfield to watch some of the mtb action at the World Champs.
Got me a couple of cow bells, I'm all ready!
Lucky guy!

Go Sam and Troy!
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: jb1 on September 08, 2017, 02:31:39 PM
Has anyone seen this bike race - 3000km from Albany WA to the rock

https://racetotherock2017.maprogress.com/

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on September 09, 2017, 11:27:50 AM
Dropped into Aldi about an hour ago not expecting there to be any bikes left. To my surprise there was a medium left in blue, and 4 larges, 2 x blue, 2 x red. I don't really need another bike, decisions decisions....
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on September 09, 2017, 04:07:53 PM
Dropped into Aldi about an hour ago not expecting there to be any bikes left. To my surprise there was a medium left in blue, and 4 larges, 2 x blue, 2 x red. I don't really need another bike, decisions decisions....

N+1= Happy dance.  ;D

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Coolblue80 on September 09, 2017, 04:45:59 PM
Dropped into Aldi about an hour ago not expecting there to be any bikes left. To my surprise there was a medium left in blue, and 4 larges, 2 x blue, 2 x red. I don't really need another bike, decisions decisions....
I was at my local store at opening time this morning and picked up a large in red. They only had red in the large and blue in the medium. Took it home and bolted it together with some extra grease in a couple of spots. Rides nice for what it is. Going to change the seat and put the bar ends from my 26er on it. It will do me. Going to get a mate to double check the adjustment on the derailleurs and brakes but other than that it's all good. Cheers, Mike.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Coolblue80 on September 10, 2017, 09:06:20 AM
https://imgur.com/a/NuVUG
Just did 10-12k's on the 29er. Rides nice enough. very comfortable standing up and pedalling. Feels heavy but I am that out of condition I imagine any bike would feel heavy. Definitely need a comfier saddle. Good spread of gears. Doesn't feels as agile as my old 26er but that could just be that I haven't ridden in ages. Only one magpie attack. What can I do to improve the rolling resistance of the bike? Bearings, tyres????
My boy can't wait to go riding with dad. He's just got to get rid of the cast on his arm first. It will be good for his fitness for the off season of BMX.
Cheers, Mike.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on September 10, 2017, 09:20:07 AM
What can I do to improve the rolling resistance of the bike? Bearings, tyres????

Better tyres, folding instead of wire bead, different tread, tubeless, lose some kegs :)

My boy can't wait to go riding with dad.

That's what it is all about :cup:
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: DrewXT on September 10, 2017, 10:11:00 AM


Better tyres, folding instead of wire bead, different tread, tubeless, lose some kegs :)

I'd start with a slicker tread.  I run a complete slick on my mountain bike when I commute on it, and it's the difference between getting to work trashed or not...  Quite a remarkable difference


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on September 10, 2017, 11:51:26 AM
planning some bike/dog packing...

step 1 - design in photoshop obviously...

step 2 - find used BoB Ibex trailer and start mods to take fat 26" rear wheel, upgrade rear shock and have Bike Bag Dude make up a padded lined "tub" for Tucker to rest in (when not trotting beside me)

Not my bike in the pic as I don't run derailleurs. This all to get me inspired to make it happen.

But the the overall design concept is there.
Modify the hitch "yoke" on the BoB to fit a fat bike 170mm spaced rear on the frame.
modify the rear of the trailer to accept a 150/15 dynamo front hub, 80mm tubeless rim and 5.05" tyre
custom rear rack for Tuckers water, food, leads and doggy first aid kit
custom flag (hey... everyone deserves their own flag right...)
nice padded area for him to rest in.

wonder if this should be in the home builds thread?


Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on September 10, 2017, 06:58:31 PM
Wouldn't it be better to have the hitch/pin for the trailer, so that you don't need to worry about the drawer bar and rear wheel binding up, when turning a sharp right?  ???

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Rumpig on September 10, 2017, 07:32:13 PM
Got the day off work today so I'm off to Smithfield to watch some of the mtb action at the World Champs.
Got me a couple of cow bells, I'm all ready!
watched woman's and the mens events on SBS2 today, didn't even realise it was on till I stumbled across it whilst channel surfing. No shortage of stacks in the womens downhill today, reckon a few are missing bark off of them currently
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on September 10, 2017, 09:13:57 PM
Rode 64km of gravel today in the 'Gravel Grit' ride around the Watagans. All fire road stuff, but included one long rough descent which was pretty fast and fun. Bike had been making some creaking noises prior that I hadn't been able to locate, and assumed was suspension bearings. Noticed what looked like dirt on the front, wiped it away and it stayed. Turned out to be a crack in the head tube. At least I didn't find it after landing face first in the gravel after the forks separated from the frame.
(https://i.imgur.com/l6na3JC.jpg)

New bike time! Pity I've just spent money on the shock, and new grips.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on September 11, 2017, 07:34:45 AM
Wouldn't it be better to have the hitch/pin for the trailer, so that you don't need to worry about the drawer bar and rear wheel binding up, when turning a sharp right?  ???

Foo

Looking from above...  the "hitch" is an A frame. It attaches on both sides of the rear wheel. The pivot is the tall vertical bit just in front of the main trailer body.

think of it as the reverse of a 4wd and trailer arrangement...

also... the A frame can rotate (pivot) up and down on special nuts on the end of the rear bicycle axle. So it's a like a McHitch (or any off-road trailer hitch for that matter) and can move in all directions while towing.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on September 11, 2017, 11:16:30 AM
Ah okay, that make better sense. 🖒

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Throbbinhood on September 12, 2017, 12:08:45 PM
Dragged my old 04/05 at a guess stp2 out of the shed the other day (she has a couple of upgrades). Since losing weight I've wanted to get back into it. Threw some new brake pads, chain, grips, and rubber at her as well as a good clean and lube and she turned out alright! Can't justify buying something else right now, would eventually love a dually, but I'll see how much I get back into it on this old girl.

(https://i.imgur.com/KF4M413.jpg)
Title: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: lukeycat on September 14, 2017, 07:27:00 PM
Finally brought the wife and I some half decent bikes we got her a Liv tempt and I got myself a Scott Genius both 2017 models so picked the, up for pretty decent prices now to start using them.
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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on September 15, 2017, 06:39:32 PM
Nice, I bought the missus a Tempt 2, swapped out the brakes, changed the saddle, replaced the front tyre with a more trail oriented pattern and fitted some better flat pedals. She really likes it.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on September 19, 2017, 01:54:55 PM
hi all,

as the boys get a bit older, i need to come up with a storage/rack solution for 4 bikes at home...

looking for ideas from those in a similar position...

do you hang?  floor rack?  what sort of rack? 

will most likely be storing hybrid style bikes (not road only bikes...)...

i don't have unlimited space in garage and shed, so something that is fairly compact, but keeps them off the ground or leaning up against the wall or camper would be great.

any thoughts, ideas or suggestions of what has worked for you and what hasn't would be appreciated...

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on September 19, 2017, 02:33:30 PM
I used a pallet to hold the bikes - the gaps were just big enough for mountain bike tyres, and the spacing was enough that it kept the bikes apart and the depth was enough to stabilise the bikes. I managed to store 5 bikes like that - my 3 XL framed bikes and wife's Small framed bikes. It wouldn't be too hard to get the bikes in and out if you could butt the wheels up to the wall; we had them side loading which wasn't great, but better than nothing.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on September 19, 2017, 07:12:30 PM
i need to come up with a storage/rack solution for 4 bikes at home...
These guys have a good range, I have this one https://www.cyclingdeal.com.au/buy/adjustable-3-bike-floor-parking-rack-storage-stand/KP-449B3 (https://www.cyclingdeal.com.au/buy/adjustable-3-bike-floor-parking-rack-storage-stand/KP-449B3) you can join as many as you like.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on September 19, 2017, 08:03:15 PM
These guys have a good range, I have this one https://www.cyclingdeal.com.au/buy/adjustable-3-bike-floor-parking-rack-storage-stand/KP-449B3 (https://www.cyclingdeal.com.au/buy/adjustable-3-bike-floor-parking-rack-storage-stand/KP-449B3) you can join as many as you like.

interesting...

they don't move around?  even with the bigger bikes?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on September 19, 2017, 08:28:29 PM
interesting...

they don't move around?  even with the bigger bikes?


The rack in the link has a moveable section that holds the wheel firm. The single units I bought previously don't have that, but they still hold the 20" bikes fine.

(http://blkmav.com/bike/bikerack.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on September 20, 2017, 09:20:01 AM
The rack in the link has a moveable section that holds the wheel firm. The single units I bought previously don't have that, but they still hold the 20" bikes fine.

(http://blkmav.com/bike/bikerack.jpg)


looks the goods... thanks, mate...  :cup:

might just get a 4 bunger and be done with it...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on September 20, 2017, 09:25:15 AM
I used a bit of pool fencing leaned up against the wall. Admittedly I've gone over the top and it's now a two level rack capable of holding 12 bikes. Two sections of pool fence, one on top of the other, a steel frame and some bed frame boards.

Wheel them in rearwards, lean the wheel against a slot in the pool fence.

Edit: This was posted back a few pages, but photobucket stole the link.

(http://i.imgur.com/QZ8vCwd.jpg) (https://imgur.com/QZ8vCwd)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: lukeycat on September 21, 2017, 08:59:52 PM
I've just brought a roof bike pulls system will post a pic when I install it over the weekend if it's any good hahahaha.


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on September 22, 2017, 08:36:15 AM
I've just brought a roof bike pulls system will post a pic when I install it over the weekend if it's any good hahahaha.
I tried that technique at our last house, but being tallish found I couldn't get them high enough to not keep banging my head when underneath. Even cut a hole in the ceiling and lifted them up between the trusses and still not high enough. Might be handy if you want to store the mower or similar underneath them though.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: lukeycat on September 30, 2017, 10:10:54 AM
I tried that technique at our last house, but being tallish found I couldn't get them high enough to not keep banging my head when underneath. Even cut a hole in the ceiling and lifted them up between the trusses and still not high enough. Might be handy if you want to store the mower or similar underneath them though.

Yeh even with higher ceilings I'll hit my head so I'm putting it over the camper will be able to just lift the bikes onto the hard floor then lift the bike without it being a head bum hazard


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: crappsy on October 08, 2017, 08:25:37 PM
Just ordered a trek fuel Ex 7  should pick it up this week
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on October 09, 2017, 04:28:38 AM
After cracking the head tube on my Yeti, I've got a stop gap solution until I find another nice bike. The yeti was all old spec. 26", straight head tube, Standard QR, screw in BB.

Bought a cheap dually (Scott Aspect) and switched all my decent running gear onto it. Reckon I dropped near 3kg off it. Mostly by upgrading the Dart forks to Reba and switching the cheap and heavy wheels and tyres to some decent TWE wheels and lightweight cross mark tyres.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on October 21, 2017, 05:25:40 PM
My dad has been scanning his old photos and found a few pics of my old road bike. Circa 1990, Cecil Walker (Paconi built) 531 Reynolds frame, full Shimano Ultegra group set, Campag wheels and seat post, Cinelli stem and bars, and Look clipless pedals. I did a lot of klms on this bike.

(http://blkmav.com/bike/jscw531.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on October 22, 2017, 05:01:00 AM
Nice bike, D4D. What Club did ya race for?

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: b1 on October 26, 2017, 05:22:37 PM
ALL GONE  ;D ;D ;D

Cleaning up the garage I have some mountain bike stuff that others might be able to use


4 LED lights that I used when doing 24hr TEAM events. Haven't been used for a couple of years and was going to toss them. Plugged them into the batteries that haven't been used for the same amount of time and they still worked !! No idea how lond they might last I think I have 4 lights, 5 chargers, 3 batteries, 3 head/helmet mounts and various other bits and bobs that go with it.Gonski

Also have an action camera. Charges via USB. Cables, mounts, instructions. Used it a couple of times but didn't enjoy editing and lost interest.

Also a used Prologo X10 saddle


Pick up from Southern Sydney or Swagmail and they're yours.



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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on October 27, 2017, 06:14:42 PM
New bike day for my son, an early birthday present, it's been on order for 3 months. Upgrade from a 20 inch to a 24 inch, hydraulic disc brakes, trigger shift gears and an air fork. Now to shred some trails.

(http://blkmav.com/bike/nc24.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Coolblue80 on October 28, 2017, 04:22:35 PM
After doing a few k's on the Aldi 29r I gone back over the bike and given it a few adjustments here and there and ran a spanner over everything. So far I'm happy with the bike. Bang for buck I don't think you can beat it. Went and looked at a few 24 inch hardtails for my boy for Christmas. Just need to pick one. Pretty limited choices in town.
Cheers, Mike.
 
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on October 28, 2017, 04:35:14 PM
I have an Aldi 29er and the only thing that I've done to it is........ Check all bearing tensions and tighten up a few spokes on the back wheel. I'm more than happy with it for a thrash about bike.  ;D It is better speced than the entry level Trek equivalent.  ;)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on October 28, 2017, 04:58:36 PM
After doing a few k's on the Aldi 29r I gone back over the bike and given it a few adjustments here and there and ran a spanner over everything. So far I'm happy with the bike. Bang for buck I don't think you can beat it. Went and looked at a few 24 inch hardtails for my boy for Christmas. Just need to pick one. Pretty limited choices in town.
Cheers, Mike.
I have an Aldi 29er and the only thing that I've done to it is........ Check all bearing tensions and tighten up a few spokes on the back wheel. I'm more than happy with it for a thrash about bike.  ;D It is better speced than the entry level Trek equivalent.  ;)

Foo
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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on November 01, 2017, 05:52:22 AM
?????iszzc5 ^ eandfdaatt5ttrga

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N + I = an Avanti Chrono TT bike will be making it's way into my fold on the weekend.

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on November 02, 2017, 10:01:57 PM
N + I = an Avanti Crono TT bike will be making it's way into my fold on the weekend.

Foo

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on November 03, 2017, 05:48:40 AM
Dadaa

Damn 15 year olds building bikes, the front brake is on the wrong way round :)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on November 03, 2017, 06:20:30 AM
Damn 15 year olds building bikes, the front brake is on the wrong way round :)
WTF? 🤣🤣🤣🤣

Foo

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: BC66 on November 03, 2017, 07:26:34 AM
My dad has been scanning his old photos and found a few pics of my old road bike. Circa 1990, Cecil Walker (Paconi built) 531 Reynolds frame, full Shimano Ultegra group set, Campag wheels and seat post, Cinelli stem and bars, and Look clipless pedals. I did a lot of klms on this bike.

(http://blkmav.com/bike/jscw531.jpg)


That’s very similar to my bike, I have a Hillman built 531 Reynolds frame, same wheels and Shimano 600 Arabesque group set . Will never part with it. I’ve had it for 37 years now


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on November 05, 2017, 02:28:50 PM
Got my new toy home this morning and fitted my race wheels to it, after a wash down of the running gear. I think it looks pretty damn good.  8)

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Foo

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Coolblue80 on November 05, 2017, 05:13:37 PM
http://www.bauerbikes.co.nz/images/bikes/boys/ambush-24-blue-large.jpg (http://www.bauerbikes.co.nz/images/bikes/boys/ambush-24-blue-large.jpg)

My boys Chrissy present. Not a big brand name bike but had more bling than Treks and the like. My next choice was the Polygon Relic Evo 24 but my boy didn't like the colour scheme. The Polygon was a higher spec bike for the same price as the Bauer. The Bauer was local as well so doing my bit to keep some money in town while things are slow.
Cheers, Mike.

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: A-frame81 on November 06, 2017, 06:52:18 PM
Nice! I have an old Bauer I've turned into a single speed.:
(https://preview.ibb.co/dNWeaw/IMG_0675.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jna5Fw)
Here's my old Apollo that I rebuilt a few years ago. Might not be the lightest thing going around but it works for me (I'm no the lightest thing going around either  :D)
Before:
(https://preview.ibb.co/kTfu8G/IMG_0292.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hVCkFw)
After:
(https://preview.ibb.co/e7LSTG/IMG_0807.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fPV5Fw)

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on November 06, 2017, 09:40:03 PM
Nice! I have an old Bauer I've turned into a single speed.:
(https://preview.ibb.co/dNWeaw/IMG_0675.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jna5Fw)
Here's my old Apollo that I rebuilt a few years ago. Might not be the lightest thing going around but it works for me (I'm no the lightest thing going around either  :D)
Before:
(https://preview.ibb.co/kTfu8G/IMG_0292.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hVCkFw)
After:
(https://preview.ibb.co/e7LSTG/IMG_0807.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fPV5Fw)
Nothin wrong with the old bikes, especially when they are done up.

Foo

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: WilSurf on November 07, 2017, 11:03:19 AM
Had the rear shifter cable snapped last Friday.
It was a difficult ride home with only 2 gears: 34x11 or 48x11.
I managed it and installed a new cable on the weekend. Took the time to take the cassette off and added another spacer as it was still moving around a little.
Now all quiet. It took a while to get the adjustment correctly done, but all good now.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on November 07, 2017, 11:33:21 AM
It was a difficult ride home with only 2 gears: 34x11 or 48x11.

Nice, I hope it was downhill :)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: WilSurf on November 07, 2017, 12:04:29 PM
Nice, I hope it was downhill :)

Not all the way. The flyover the Freeway was the hardest part.
And as I only have the use of one arm, I can't stand on the pedals.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on November 07, 2017, 08:59:10 PM
Had the rear shifter cable snapped last Friday.
It was a difficult ride home with only 2 gears: 34x11 or 48x11
I've had the opposite happen, not fun either. Shifter died and stuck in the lowest gear. Wasn't hard work making it home, but slow, and an awful lot of pedalling.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: BC66 on November 07, 2017, 09:03:05 PM
I've had the opposite happen, not fun either. Shifter died and stuck in the lowest gear. Wasn't hard work making it home, but slow, and an awful lot of pedalling.
Once I was going full speed down hill that ended in a T intersection so I pulled it into 1st with anticipation of stopping at the bottom and the chain jumped off and got jammed between the spokes and cluster. Lol locked it up and couldn’t do a thing but stay on it then it wore through the tyre and popped the tube.


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on November 08, 2017, 05:27:48 AM
New bike day for my son, an early birthday present, it's been on order for 3 months. Upgrade from a 20 inch to a 24 inch, hydraulic disc brakes, trigger shift gears and an air fork. Now to shred some trails.

(http://blkmav.com/bike/nc24.jpg)


ok... I know it specifically says USA and Canada, but then this is mainly a North American website too.

might be worthwhile checking your sons new bike anyway...

http://www.bicycleretailer.com/recalls/2017/11/07/norco-recalling-childrens-bikes-because-crank-failures#.WgIIrBOCyF0 (http://www.bicycleretailer.com/recalls/2017/11/07/norco-recalling-childrens-bikes-because-crank-failures#.WgIIrBOCyF0)

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on November 08, 2017, 05:30:48 AM
ok... I know it specifically says USA and Canada, but then this is mainly a North American website too.

might be worthwhile checking your sons new bike anyway...

http://www.bicycleretailer.com/recalls/2017/11/07/norco-recalling-childrens-bikes-because-crank-failures#.WgIIrBOCyF0 (http://www.bicycleretailer.com/recalls/2017/11/07/norco-recalling-childrens-bikes-because-crank-failures#.WgIIrBOCyF0)


Thanks! That covers his bike, I'll have to check it out.

Edit - just checked his bike, it is fitted with the updated AC-13 cranks already, as per the Norco site, so no issue.
http://www.norco.com/samox-crankset-recall/ (http://www.norco.com/samox-crankset-recall/)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on November 08, 2017, 05:36:46 AM
Thanks! That covers his bike, I'll have to check it out.

Edit - just checked his bike, it is fitted with the updated AC-13 cranks already, as per the Norco site, so no issue.
http://www.norco.com/samox-crankset-recall/ (http://www.norco.com/samox-crankset-recall/)


great news!

always good to see!
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on November 08, 2017, 08:19:23 AM
Nothin wrong with the old bikes, especially when they are done up.

Foo

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hi foo,

i like your 'done up' bike...  :cup:

what sort of paint and painting process do you use for this purpose? 
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on November 08, 2017, 05:53:51 PM
Are you talking about my Chromolly Hoffy frame, Paceman?

Foo

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on November 08, 2017, 06:02:49 PM
Are you talking about my Chromolly Hoffy frame, Paceman?

Foo

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sorry, i got the usernames/quotes mixed up... :)

my question was meant for a-frame81...

looking at the apollo that is now silver...

my mistake...  :-[
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: A-frame81 on November 08, 2017, 07:22:34 PM
No dramas paceman,

There was alot of paint stripper and sanding involved then cheap tins of spray paint from Bunnings. The fork looks great, but I got a bit lazy with the frame and just sanded it before spraying over the old paint and it has some imperfections. The main thing was I didn't let the last coat of colour dry for a full day before doing the clear coat, so I ended up having to re-sand places and touch it up and they stand out when you get up close.
Some photos from during the rebuild and when it was just finished:
(https://preview.ibb.co/fjSTLw/DSCF8104.jpg) (https://ibb.co/gQmzSb)
(https://preview.ibb.co/iwCZtG/DSCF8062.jpg) (https://ibb.co/dfr50w)
(https://preview.ibb.co/bxOw7b/DSCF8063.jpg) (https://ibb.co/iYdk0w)
(https://preview.ibb.co/kAAb7b/DSCF8067.jpg) (https://ibb.co/bvbG7b)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on November 08, 2017, 08:42:13 PM
No dramas paceman,

There was alot of paint stripper and sanding involved then cheap tins of spray paint from Bunnings. The fork looks great, but I got a bit lazy with the frame and just sanded it before spraying over the old paint and it has some imperfections. The main thing was I didn't let the last coat of colour dry for a full day before doing the clear coat, so I ended up having to re-sand places and touch it up and they stand out when you get up close.
Some photos from during the rebuild and when it was just finished:
(https://preview.ibb.co/fjSTLw/DSCF8104.jpg) (https://ibb.co/gQmzSb)
(https://preview.ibb.co/iwCZtG/DSCF8062.jpg) (https://ibb.co/dfr50w)
(https://preview.ibb.co/bxOw7b/DSCF8063.jpg) (https://ibb.co/iYdk0w)
(https://preview.ibb.co/kAAb7b/DSCF8067.jpg) (https://ibb.co/bvbG7b)

thanks, mate... looks good to me... :cup:

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on November 10, 2017, 06:03:21 AM
Bargain XT brake deal, way cheaper than anywhere else around.
https://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/SHBDDNN8D/title/shimano-deore-xt-br-m8000-ice-tech-front---rear-brake-set (https://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/SHBDDNN8D/title/shimano-deore-xt-br-m8000-ice-tech-front---rear-brake-set)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on November 11, 2017, 05:37:54 AM
Well this Old Fat Bastard is going to have a crack at the Masters Omnium State Titles today at The Anna Dome. Some embarrassment should be handed to myself.  :-[

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on November 12, 2017, 12:26:12 PM
Got my new toy home this morning and fitted my race wheels to it, after a wash down of the running gear. I think it looks pretty damn good.  8)

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Well I took the new toy out for a ride this morning and am impressed with how stiff it is. I'll need a few more rides on it to get accustomed to the different handling aspects of it though, to my Scott Foil.  ;D

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on December 01, 2017, 02:40:55 PM
Got me some brand spanked Mercury C.F.30mm wheels today. Reduced from $2300 to $600, bargain and my Adamo seat turned up. 8)  :cup:

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on December 01, 2017, 02:43:18 PM
Carbon mmmmmm
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Bird on December 01, 2017, 02:48:27 PM
Well this Old Fat Bastard is going to have a crack at the Masters Omnium State Titles today at The Anna Dome. Some embarrassment should be handed to myself.  :-[

Foo
wheres the results page?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on December 01, 2017, 02:53:58 PM
Well they lobbed us M7 riders in with the M5 and M6 riders and was totally humiliated.  :-[ I ended up in 8th place over all but it wasn't fair to put us against the younger riders!  >:D The whole reason for having the Masters categories is so that you can race against your own age group.

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: tracker on December 01, 2017, 03:33:08 PM
Got me some brand spanked Mercury C.F.30mm wheels today. Reduced from $2300 to $600, bargain and my Adamo seat turned up. 8)  :cup:

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   Gezzzzzzz....In my next life i never ever wanna come back as a bike seat...... ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on December 01, 2017, 04:34:20 PM

   Gezzzzzzz....In my next life i never ever wanna come back as a bike seat...... ;D ;D ;D ;D
What if you were Elle Macpherson's seat?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Bird on December 01, 2017, 05:23:40 PM
What if you were Elle Macpherson's seat?
possibly 3 weeks a month
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: DrewXT on December 01, 2017, 06:52:36 PM
possibly 3 weeks a month
Don't get too carried away, she's 53 now...

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on December 04, 2017, 08:14:24 AM
Had a couple of drinks with the neighbour last night and he let slip he has a new bike coming. He is a sprinter/crit specialist. The frame is a Cippolini rb1k ‘the one’, with Enve cockpit. He is having it built up here with durace di2 because the wogs wouldn’t be happy if they find him bastardising their frame like that. Cost - not much change from $20k. Then there’s the wheels. Not everybody’s bike, but old mate has a reputation for killing frames and cranks with his watt bombs so hopefully this one will be stiff enough. I look forward to seeing it in the flesh.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on December 04, 2017, 08:23:26 AM
Had a couple of drinks with the neighbour last night and he let slip he has a new bike coming. He is a sprinter/crit specialist. The frame is a Cippolini rb1k ‘the one’, with Enve cockpit. He is having it built up here with durace di2 because the wogs wouldn’t be happy if they find him bastardising their frame like that. Cost - not much change from $20k. Then there’s the wheels. Not everybody’s bike, but old mate has a reputation for killing frames and cranks with his watt bombs so hopefully this one will be stiff enough. I look forward to seeing it in the flesh.
I wanna see a pic of said bike, when done.

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on December 04, 2017, 08:25:21 AM
You might see it in masters events mate. He’s 53, rides for balmoral.


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on December 04, 2017, 08:41:00 AM
Yep, we'll need pics GBC. Wanna see that one.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on December 04, 2017, 09:07:41 AM
...not much change from $20k. Then there’s the wheels...

20k...

for a road bike...

I do not have the words...

but... to each their own.

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Bird on December 04, 2017, 09:26:46 AM
Quote from: MuruCycles
20k...

for a road bike...

I do not have the words...

but... to each their own.
... get something with a motor that does 320kph for less than 1/2 that :D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on December 04, 2017, 10:44:49 AM
20k...

for a road bike...

I do not have the words...

but... to each their own.

He doesn’t ride for fun, he races. If he isn’t on the best tool he is going to have to beat whoever is. Same in any discipline or sport. The geometry on it is insane. I couldn’t ride it 20 km.
I ride for enjoyment and am happy with my Avanti lounge chair.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on December 04, 2017, 12:32:28 PM
He doesn’t ride for fun, he races. If he isn’t on the best tool he is going to have to beat whoever is. Same in any discipline or sport. The geometry on it is insane. I couldn’t ride it 20 km.
I ride for enjoyment and am happy with my Avanti lounge chair.
I am jealous of this guy. Its a bike I would LOVE to ride, a work of art.

But you do not need to spend $20k for excellent performance. $5k with careful part selection and eye on geometry will get a bike with exactly the same performance. A quality, but generic carbon frame with good geometry, Ultegra Di2 and some Asian sourced carbon wheels will be just as quick, in the real world.

In no way am I criticising his spending, but at $20k you're paying for brand names. Like buying a Rolex when a Casio tells exactly the same time.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on December 04, 2017, 08:04:37 PM
I am jealous of this guy. Its a bike I would LOVE to ride, a work of art.

But you do not need to spend $20k for excellent performance. $5k with careful part selection and eye on geometry will get a bike with exactly the same performance. A quality, but generic carbon frame with good geometry, Ultegra Di2 and some Asian sourced carbon wheels will be just as quick, in the real world.

In no way am I criticising his spending, but at $20k you're paying for brand names. Like buying a Rolex when a Casio tells exactly the same time.

I think it is as much about the athlete. I guarantee that your statement would be correct for a rider such as myself. I guarantee the athlete in question would find the machines a lot different. I agree you are at the thin edge of the wedge looking for performance gains in machines of that value. The frame is actually quite heavy compared with its peers. But it is a sprinters frame with a tiny rear triangle and fat stays. Designed by a flamboyant sprinter to be ridden by flamboyant sprinters who live in a different world to me.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on December 04, 2017, 08:33:43 PM
When you stop and think what the bikes they ride at the Olympics Commonwealth Game and Worlds can be $50000+, $20000 isn't so bad. 

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: BC66 on December 04, 2017, 09:15:59 PM
When you stop and think what the bikes they ride at the Olympics Commonwealth Game and Worlds can be $50000+, $20000 isn't so bad. 

Foo

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on December 04, 2017, 09:44:54 PM
I suspect they are so bespoke that they are useless to anyone but the rider they were designed for - remember they are chasing the tiniest of advantages, and if a bike that fits just so does that, then that's what'll happen.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on December 05, 2017, 07:31:47 PM
Completed a few upgrades on my son's bike. XT M8000 brakes, Zee shifter and Zee short cage derailleur, XT 11-36 cassette & XT chain, Marsh guard and NS Bikes flat pedals.

(http://blkmav.com/bike/ncug1.jpg)
(http://blkmav.com/bike/ncug2.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on December 07, 2017, 09:33:45 AM
^ lucky boy. My sons are only getting hand-me-downs until they can pay for their own stuff.

One more sleep til new bike day!
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: duggie on December 28, 2017, 07:16:57 PM
Just finished building my oldest grandsons new BMX race bike . Full GT  Factory Carbon Fiber frame and forks , Bombshell carbon fiber wheel set , Speedline carbon fiber cranks, Box carbon fiber seat and post , Lightweight Box stem set and Promax brakes.


(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii547/dug59/Kids%20BMX%20bikes/IMG_0010.jpg) (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/dug59/media/Kids%20BMX%20bikes/IMG_0010.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on December 28, 2017, 09:47:31 PM
Just been looking at what Decathlon have on offer - this looks an interesting prospect for AU$1300 ex Sydney.
https://www.decathlon.com.au/p/8366620_rockrider-900-275quote-mountain-bike-grey-lime.html#/1146-457-s_1m50_1m65 (https://www.decathlon.com.au/p/8366620_rockrider-900-275quote-mountain-bike-grey-lime.html#/1146-457-s_1m50_1m65)

They used to be really good on prices - especially at the top end - in the late 1990's it was the cheapest way to get an XTR groupset... buy a bike and remove the XTR bits... cheaper than buying them off a bike... Not sure how that SRAM groupset is ranked now. Their website still needs a few updates - they refer to 2016, and we're well on to 2018 bikes now....
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on December 29, 2017, 08:21:28 AM
Just finished building my oldest grandsons new BMX race bike . Full GT  Factory Carbon Fiber frame and forks , Bombshell carbon fiber wheel set , Speedline carbon fiber cranks, Box carbon fiber seat and post , Lightweight Box stem set and Promax brakes.


(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii547/dug59/Kids%20BMX%20bikes/IMG_0010.jpg) (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/dug59/media/Kids%20BMX%20bikes/IMG_0010.jpg.html)



That is a schmick bike and what a lucky grandson! :cup: 8)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: KieranR on December 29, 2017, 10:28:33 AM
let me introduce you to my daily ride at work...this is white lightning, its a piece of sh!t but so rad with the two baskets.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: whitey1 on December 30, 2017, 08:58:03 AM
Just finished building my oldest grandsons new BMX race bike . Full GT  Factory Carbon Fiber frame and forks , Bombshell carbon fiber wheel set , Speedline carbon fiber cranks, Box carbon fiber seat and post , Lightweight Box stem set and Promax brakes.


(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii547/dug59/Kids%20BMX%20bikes/IMG_0010.jpg) (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/dug59/media/Kids%20BMX%20bikes/IMG_0010.jpg.html)


I've always wondered why bmx bikes even have seats? The racing I've watched, the rider never sits down!
Trials bikes did away with seats years ago.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: achjimmy on February 03, 2018, 10:56:56 AM
Getting back into riding I picked up an aldi 29er on clearance and put it together, tuned the gears and it’s going well. I really need the next size up but this will do me for now with higher seat post. Got a question about the spokes though a couple seem lose, can I just tighten them with no effect? I know how spokes can affect a wheels roundness and tracking
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on February 03, 2018, 11:17:12 AM
Got a question about the spokes though a couple seem lose, can I just tighten them with no effect? I know how spokes can affect a wheels roundness and tracking

You'll need a spoke key, essentially you can give the nipples a few turns and check the true each time. From memory the Aldi bike has disc brakes so a perfect wheel true isn't as important as it is with rim brakes.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: achjimmy on February 03, 2018, 11:23:47 AM
You'll need a spoke key, essentially you can give the nipples a few turns and check the true each time. From memory the Aldi bike has disc brakes so a perfect wheel true isn't as important as it is with rim brakes.

Thanks mate , I have a spoke key but it’s a flat travel one which isn’t ideal to do a lot . I’ll get a better one online. Probably thing that lets the aldi 29er down for the price is the fasteners, you can just feel the Allen screws are hard to get the keys into compared to my sons giant fathom 1.

 All good fun and for the price wow, can only see this costing more from here 😆
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on February 03, 2018, 11:29:20 AM
...can only see this costing more from here 😆

Next thing you know you're waking up in the middle of the night to watch the downhill on Red Bull TV >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on February 03, 2018, 11:40:50 AM
Next thing you know you're waking up in the middle of the night to watch the downhill on Red Bull TV >:D >:D >:D

Better still is N+1 to go and ride in the local DH race

Need to get out this weekend for a pedal

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Coolblue80 on February 03, 2018, 02:20:06 PM
Getting back into riding I picked up an aldi 29er on clearance and put it together, tuned the gears and it’s going well. I really need the next size up but this will do me for now with higher seat post. Got a question about the spokes though a couple seem lose, can I just tighten them with no effect? I know how spokes can affect a wheels roundness and tracking
There was still some unsold? What did you pay for it? I've got one and for the money I can't fault it. The only thing I've done is put a better saddle on it.
Cheers, Mike.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: achjimmy on February 03, 2018, 02:38:32 PM
There was still some unsold? What did you pay for it? I've got one and for the money I can't fault it. The only thing I've done is put a better saddle on it.
Cheers, Mike.

$250 I find the saddle okay. I’ve got it fully back but it’s just made it wanna mono peddling uphill. I’ll look at something better if I get into it or maybe a aldi large when they come out again
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on February 03, 2018, 04:47:41 PM
Getting back into riding I picked up an aldi 29er on clearance and put it together, tuned the gears and it’s going well. I really need the next size up but this will do me for now with higher seat post. Got a question about the spokes though a couple seem lose, can I just tighten them with no effect? I know how spokes can affect a wheels roundness and tracking
Spoke keys should come with a warning. I would recommend getting the LBS to tension spokes unless you know what you are doing and have a trueing rig.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on February 03, 2018, 04:57:01 PM
Spoke keys should come with a warning. I would recommend getting the LBS to tension spokes unless you know what you are doing and have a trueing rig.

I always remember reading somewhere many moons ago (about 20 years...) that they were the most expensive tool you could pick up...

However, if you have a well built wheel it should rarely need to see a spoke key - one of mine was (over-) built many years ago, and is still going strong and has only been touched a few times in it's life.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: lukeycat on February 03, 2018, 07:03:00 PM
Finally got out to lysterfield today on the genius what a great spot was only there for a couple of hours but did around 20ks of trails was a great morning for it


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on February 04, 2018, 06:48:00 AM
‘The one’ arrived. Just a fb tease pic. I hope he doesn’t mind me using it. I’ll have a squizz later on. And get some decent pics. I can see a zipp stem so changes have been made.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: achjimmy on February 04, 2018, 09:22:04 AM
Spoke keys should come with a warning. I would recommend getting the LBS to tension spokes unless you know what you are doing and have a trueing rig.

Yeah thanks I’ve spoked a few bike wheels and trued a couple. I guess what’s threw me is a couple of spokes feel a tad loose but the nipples seem tight. I’ll see how it goes.

I should have checked the rear axle before riding it rather than worrying about the spokes opps
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: achjimmy on February 04, 2018, 09:24:21 AM
Took the Aldi bike for a few Kms down this walking track near our place with a couple of steps. Geez the 29” wheels are great. Definetly a tad small for me and reckon if I get into it I might try a rear suspension bike .
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on February 04, 2018, 12:23:39 PM
Yeah thanks I’ve spoked a few bike wheels and trued a couple. I guess what’s threw me is a couple of spokes feel a tad loose but the nipples seem tight. I’ll see how it goes.

I should have checked the rear axle before riding it rather than worrying about the spokes opps

I have one also and had a few spokes come loose but I just nipped them up along with checking bottom bracket and wheel bearing tensions and am more than happy with mine.  ;D

They say that the 29ers aren't good for cornering quick but be buggered if I know how they work that out?  ??? I can fly around them okay.  ;D

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Claws on February 05, 2018, 02:19:36 PM
Restored my old 1979 Mongoose BMX for my 12yr old daughter, she loves it but I'm a bit larger than I was back then so her friends ride my old 1980 Redline BMX. The Redline has Nos Snakebelly tyres and repro pads, other than those it is completely original.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: achjimmy on February 24, 2018, 10:09:27 PM
So decided after riding the sons TCR up the street I needed to get a road bike too. Didn’t want to invest a fortune but wanted some quality too. Came close to a new polygon S4 as Iam really impressed with the Aldi MTB. But this came up locally and is in really neat condition, I needed a 59cm so there’s not heaps available secondhand (or new in the shops )

It’s a Merida ride 93 a few years old .
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on February 25, 2018, 05:28:47 AM
Ahhh the N+1 has kicked in :)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: achjimmy on February 25, 2018, 10:41:10 PM
Ahhh the N+1 has kicked in :)

 ;D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: BC66 on February 26, 2018, 07:07:53 AM
Restored my old 1979 Mongoose BMX for my 12yr old daughter, she loves it but I'm a bit larger than I was back then so her friends ride my old 1980 Redline BMX. The Redline has Nos Snakebelly tyres and repro pads, other than those it is completely original.
Did you know those bikes are worth around $2500 each now?
I know a guy that collects and runs swap meets
He often brings them into work for display
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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on February 27, 2018, 08:39:42 AM
Those Cobras' sold for $110 with spoke wheels and $145 with the three spoke Tuff wheels. 😲

Foo

Hurry up corkhead!

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: BC66 on March 03, 2018, 11:45:57 PM
That Cobra has never been ridden. He bought the frame still in the box and then sourced all the parts using only new old stock to make it original.


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on March 04, 2018, 02:20:46 PM
Wow, how lucky was he!  :cup:

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on March 19, 2018, 07:12:32 AM
hi all,

i was taking my giant roam 2 hybrid out for a spin yesterday and noticed some fine surface rust starting to appear on the front suspension forks?

just wondering what would be the best way to clean that off and if anyone has any suggestions for alternative lubrication, as fork lube around here is bloody expensive (i think)...

could i use 0000 steel wool?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on March 19, 2018, 07:14:50 AM
hi all,

i was taking my giant roam 2 hybrid out for a spin yesterday and noticed some fine surface rust starting to appear on the front suspension forks?

just wondering what would be the best way to clean that off and if anyone has any suggestions for alternative lubrication, as fork lube around here is bloody expensive (i think)...

could i use 0000 steel wool?

What forks are on the bike ??

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on March 19, 2018, 07:33:44 AM
What forks are on the bike ??

GG

now you are getting technical... :)  i don't really know...

are you talking about a particular type?  these are just shiny tubes going into the lower fork that the front wheel attaches to...

i couldn't imagine they are anything too technical... the bike was only an entry-level hybrid...

i'll try and get a couple of photos, to make my gibberish a bit easier to understand... :)

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on March 19, 2018, 07:43:58 AM
here's some pics... hope they help:

(https://i.imgur.com/OC2kpKC.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/jNeGusw.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/sBWi7pk.jpg)

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on March 20, 2018, 09:28:07 AM
Looks like an entry level suntour spring fork. Rust is above the travel line. Id just keep riding it and squirt the top of the forks with a bit of lanolin. Not worth 'investing' any money in a fork worth less than $200 to replace.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on March 20, 2018, 09:31:39 AM
I would say the same, the stanchions are not coated with anything special and it is only probably a spring shock so there will be no oil to leak out if the top seal is damaged. You could use some scotchbrite to remove the rust and then use a oil or grease to protect. The only problem is then that the dirt will be attracted to it

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on March 20, 2018, 09:34:42 AM
Looks like an entry level suntour spring fork. Rust is above the travel line. Id just keep riding it and squirt the top of the forks with a bit of lanolin. Not worth 'investing' any money in a fork worth less than $200 to replace.

I would say the same, the stanchions are not coated with anything special and it is only probably a spring shock so there will be no oil to leak out if the top seal is damaged. You could use some scotchbrite to remove the rust and then use a oil or grease to protect. The only problem is then that the dirt will be attracted to it

GG

thanks guys...

other than lanolin, any other oil or grease recommended?  might have something here i can use, so i don't have to buy... :)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: NewieCamper on March 24, 2018, 08:47:06 AM
Plus one for scotch rite, steel wool or even scrunched up alfoil to remove. Maybe some sort of wax to protect. Won't be as sticky.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Rumpig on March 24, 2018, 03:34:48 PM
Did you know those bikes are worth around $2500 each now?
I know a guy that collects and runs swap meets
He often brings them into work for display
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been doing a reno at a house recently where the guy has a Mongoose something or other and a Redline GT sitting in his lounge room. The Redline GT he has  completely rebuilt like new, completel with NOS tyres and rims that have never been ridden on (cost him $300 for those) and no brakes scuff marking the rims as they've never been used on the rims. The Mongoose is untouched in original condition but is super clean, he reckons it's a $3500 bike being how original it is. I keep looking at the early 80's Mongoose I have and think I should get to cleaning it up one day...maybe...lol.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: BC66 on March 24, 2018, 03:37:42 PM
been doing a reno at a house recently where the guy has a Mongoose something or other and a Redline GT sitting in his lounge room. The Redline GT he has  completely rebuilt like new, completel with NOS tyres and rims that have never been ridden on (cost him $300 for those) and no brakes scuff marking the rims as they've never been used on the rims. The Mongoose is untouched in original condition but is super clean, he reckons it's a $3500 bike being how original it is. I keep looking at the early 80's Mongoose I have and think I should get to cleaning it up one day...maybe...lol.
Is it in Brisbane and his name is Steve?


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Rumpig on March 24, 2018, 04:28:14 PM
Is it in Brisbane and his name is Steve?


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yes in Brisbane on the Southside at Holland Park...can't remember the guys name though (only met him on day 1 and spoke to him briefly),  I'm shocking with names...lol.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on March 29, 2018, 05:00:04 PM
Picked up a Zipp 808 front wheel for my Track bike with a good strip on it (sewn tyre n tube) for $300, tyre is worth $90 to replace. Not bad for an $800 wheel without rubber.  8) ;D
 
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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: BC66 on March 29, 2018, 05:02:42 PM
Picked up a Zipp 808 front wheel for my Track bike with a good strip on it (sawn tyre n tube) for $300. Not bad for an $800 wheel without rubber.  8) ;D
 
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Nice one Foo!
That’s a flash looking bike


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on March 29, 2018, 05:04:42 PM
Thanks mate, I love my black beauty. :cheers: I just need to get fit again, to do it justice.  :-[

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: BC66 on March 29, 2018, 05:06:21 PM
You just won all those races , what do you mean get fit, maybe it’s all those Rums and prawns slowing you down


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on March 29, 2018, 05:11:57 PM
You just won all those races , what do you mean get fit, maybe it’s all those Rums and prawns slowing you down


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I'm Old Fat n Slow at the moment but I know if I can move about 25kgs off my frame and get fit, my speed and endurance will return to me and then I will scare the bejesus outta some of these 25-40yr olds.  ;D

I take it you're on another forum/forums that I'm on?  ???

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: BC66 on March 29, 2018, 05:17:33 PM
Yes I’m Yeti, for some reason I’m not over here


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on March 29, 2018, 05:20:40 PM
Yes I’m Yeti, for some reason I’m not over here


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Hahaha, yep. Always know when someone is from another forum that I'm on. They know too much about me.  :angel:  :cheers:

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: BC66 on March 29, 2018, 05:22:10 PM
The internet is a dangerous place lol


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on March 29, 2018, 05:24:01 PM
Only if you let it but I don't give a ratsarse about what people know about me anyway.  :angel:

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on March 29, 2018, 08:04:29 PM
Went to a presentation by ENVE tonight at the LBS. Nice wheels but $4000 a pair, I can only dream...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on March 29, 2018, 08:12:30 PM
Went to a presentation by ENVE tonight at the LBS. Nice wheels but $4000 a pair, I can only dream...

Yeah, they are not cheap! One of my mates has had two sets in 18mths, due to the rims cooking themselves. :o Luckily, warranty covered them.  ;)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on April 05, 2018, 02:31:11 PM
I recently fitted Campagnolo Bora 50mm rims. What a nice ride. 8)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on April 05, 2018, 09:48:34 PM
I recently fitted Campagnolo Bora 50mm rims. What a nice ride. 8)
Ceramic or steel bearings?

I'm led to believe that they are a nice set of wheels.  😎

Foo

Hurry up corkhead!

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Poita on April 06, 2018, 12:40:44 PM
Flanders Blade 3.0 CX. Love this bike! Mainly used for a daily commute and social rides. I need to get rid of my middle-aged-spread haha
Full carbon frame, SRAM Force/Rival components, hydraulic disk brakes, S-Works Power Saddle, 11/36 rear cassette, single 48T ring up front. For an XL frame it comes in at a smidgen over 9kg :)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on April 06, 2018, 04:26:06 PM
You're missing a chain :)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: duggie on April 06, 2018, 05:42:35 PM
You're missing a chain :)


Na - That's one of them new fangled Wi-Fi drive units.  ;D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Poita on April 06, 2018, 07:14:40 PM
You're missing a chain :)

Hahaha I wondered if anyone would pick it up! It was in the wax bath being rewaxed. Had just finished detailing it.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on April 09, 2018, 12:16:20 PM
Flanders Blade 3.0 CX. Love this bike! Mainly used for a daily commute and social rides. I need to get rid of my middle-aged-spread haha
Full carbon frame, SRAM Force/Rival components, hydraulic disk brakes, S-Works Power Saddle, 11/36 rear cassette, single 48T ring up front. For an XL frame it comes in at a smidgen over 9kg :)

a 1 x roady would be great for my dyslexic mate. Less to worry about. He is forever tricking himself up.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Poita on April 09, 2018, 03:27:09 PM
a 1 x roady would be great for my dyslexic mate. Less to worry about. He is forever tricking himself up.

Makes servicing so much simpler, one less derailleur to worry about!
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: scblack on April 09, 2018, 04:02:45 PM
Ceramic or steel bearings?

I'm led to believe that they are a nice set of wheels.  😎

Foo

Hurry up corkhead!
Steel pretty sure. I went with Bora One wheels - I could not justify the extra $1,000 for carbon hubs + CULT bearings.

They're Bora One 50mm carbon wheels. That has the alloy hubs with USB bearings, pretty sure that means steel bearing. USB = Ultra Smooth Bearings. A bit odd as my older Shamal (alloy) wheels have the carbon hub with CULT bearings. CULT = Ceramic Ultimate Level Technology.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on April 09, 2018, 08:17:07 PM
Still good wheels mate. 😎

Foo

Hurry up corkhead!

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on May 11, 2018, 07:33:26 PM
Picked up a Fly 12 and a set of compact cranks for my bikes this week. Compacts going on my old bike, so that I can do some hill work over the winter months and the Fly will be used on both road and track bikes. ;D

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on May 12, 2018, 07:01:05 AM
My mate with the cippo won his age group in the Qld crit championship last weekend. Paying off. I see Bardiani have heard how he goes on it and have them now in the Giro  ;D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Rumpig on May 12, 2018, 08:24:17 AM
Is it in Brisbane and his name is Steve?


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I took these pics last time i was at the house finishing their reno, i forget the guys name now, but it wasn't Steve.
Bit of Old Skool BMX porn for a Saturday morning...lol

This Redline bike he rebuilt, rims and tyres never been ridden on apparently, no brake scuff marks on the rims at all.

(http://i.imgur.com/hwBy3bK.jpg)

This Mongoose is a as is real survivor he reckoned, all original gear

(http://i.imgur.com/S708DF9.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/X4d1xC4.jpg)

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: BC66 on May 12, 2018, 08:40:15 AM
They are cool old bikes. He would have to be a friends of Steve’s. Steve is the president of an old school bike club and has swap meets at his warehouse in Oxley each month. It’s crazy what these old bikes are worth now


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: whitey1 on May 12, 2018, 09:09:01 AM
Raced in the first ever Fat Bike National Championships yesterday at Cable Beach in Broome. Hard work for an unfit rider like me.

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on May 12, 2018, 09:21:20 AM
Good onya Whitey1.  :cup: :cheers:

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on May 12, 2018, 02:46:57 PM
Well done, I never thought I'd hear the words 'race' and 'fat bike' used in the same sentence ;D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on May 12, 2018, 07:21:50 PM
Well done, I never thought I'd hear the words 'race' and 'fat bike' used in the same sentence ;D


You need to look up the Iditarod mtb race in Alaska.

http://www.iditarodtrailinvitational.com/ (http://www.iditarodtrailinvitational.com/)

One of the guys off another 4wd forum has done it a couple of times. Well outside my skill set, they have to pass survival courses and all sorts before they are allowed to enter.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on May 12, 2018, 09:22:14 PM
You need to look up the Iditarod mtb race in Alaska.

http://www.iditarodtrailinvitational.com/ (http://www.iditarodtrailinvitational.com/)

One of the guys off another 4wd forum has done it a couple of times. Well outside my skill set, they have to pass survival courses and all sorts before they are allowed to enter.


that other 4wd forum guy would be Troy. Owner of Area 54 Adventure Outfitters. He's now been over there four times. twice now he's done the 1,000 mile option in the race...

This year, he's considering something warmer and closer to home...

The Simpson Desert Bike Challenge...

http://desertchallenge.org/ (http://desertchallenge.org/)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on May 13, 2018, 06:45:48 AM
I’ve read troy’s musings for years. He writes well and doesnt pad it out. He popped up the other day on the bicycle advice fb page. Some bloke asking about cold weather gloves for -7 degrees. They were putting crap on him about the temp being too cold. Troy jumped in with ‘ some of us ride in -44’. Shut them up pretty quick. His muru/lefty is a bike I’d like to invent a need to have.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on May 13, 2018, 01:49:30 PM
I've been looking for a simple garage bike holder to hold my bike whilst I check tyre pressures etc without having to lean the bike against something or drag out the bike stand.

I found the 'Clug' and have one on order. I'll fix it low down on the work bench.

https://us.thehornit.com/getclug

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Coolblue80 on May 13, 2018, 04:36:11 PM
Well, at the grand old age of 43, I've decided to start racing BMX. I'm there anywhere between 3 and 4 times a week anyway with the kids so why not join in the fun. We have about 6 riders that ride in the oldies class and I think I'll fit right in. So, now I'm on the hunt for a bike. Pretty slim pickings locally, but some nice bikes further afield. I'm going to ride in the Cruiser class. Looking at a couple of Cruiser Pro Xl's. I'm not buying a base model bike. I'm going for something with all the good gear on it from the get go. Grow into one,  not out of one. I have my eye one a Yess Cruiser Pro XL Bendy with C/Fibre forks, Rythm Cranks, Envy wheels.  Also in the process of building a Crupi Junior for my boy. To say he's excited that Dad is going to be racing is an understatement. He's already talking smack about beating me. Good luck son.
Cheer, Mike.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on May 13, 2018, 07:41:58 PM
Good onya Mike,  8) I can't help yo with any bikes but don't tie yourself to brand new. You can pick up really high speced  used bikes also. ;)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Coolblue80 on May 14, 2018, 03:39:01 AM
Good onya Mike,  8) I can't help yo with any bikes but don't tie yourself to brand new. You can pick up really high speced  used bikes also. ;)

Foo

Second hand for sure. The problem is all the nice bikes are 6 plus hours away fro me. No way am I handing over $1000 plus for a bike without seeing and touching it first. Makes it a bit tricky but I'll sort something out.
Cheers, Mike.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: BC66 on May 15, 2018, 06:32:49 PM
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My son found this on Facebook


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on May 16, 2018, 05:39:21 PM
new grips installed on the rocket today...

Ergon GP5's...

(https://i.imgur.com/fdo9nEk.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Coolblue80 on May 20, 2018, 06:10:32 PM
Picked myself up a race bike this weekend. It's a GT Speed Series Pro 24 Cruiser. Needs a clean and a service as it's been sitting for a bit. Has  got Answer Carbon forks on it already with some nice factory GT stuff as well. Also got some 24 x 1.75 tyres as it's running 1.40's at the moment.
(https://i.imgur.com/TFs1vWA.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on May 20, 2018, 07:59:28 PM
Very nice :cup:
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on May 21, 2018, 05:11:21 PM
thought i would ask here, rather than start a new topic...

my wife is looking to get a new bike, but i would like to get one better than a kmart model, but less than something like a giant hybrid (which i have, bought for around $500)

anyone got any suggestions about what/where to get?  looking to get a flat-bar hybrid style, for road and path riding mainly...

happy to look at second-hand, as long as condition was very good...

thoughts/suggestions appreciated.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Coolblue80 on May 21, 2018, 06:33:48 PM
Checkout Polygon Bikes.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on May 21, 2018, 07:29:39 PM
thought i would ask here, rather than start a new topic...

my wife is looking to get a new bike, but i would like to get one better than a kmart model, but less than something like a giant hybrid (which i have, bought for around $500)

anyone got any suggestions about what/where to get?  looking to get a flat-bar hybrid style, for road and path riding mainly...

happy to look at second-hand, as long as condition was very good...


thoughts/suggestions appreciated.

I got the wife a Reid hybrid. Shimano gruppo and Alex rims - it rolls surprisingly well. The kids use it over their giant mtb’s for longer rides.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Coolblue80 on May 27, 2018, 07:20:19 AM
Raced my first race meet last night. Dead last in all six races (which I expected, first time racing). We had a full gate in open wheeler.  Great fun. No stacks. Was even balancing standing up at the gate. My kids were cheering me on which was pretty funny. Even did a little tail whip on the last jump of the last race. Just coz I'm slow doesn't mean I can't be slow with a bit of style.
Cheers, Mike.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on May 27, 2018, 07:22:21 AM
Good onya for havin a crack, Mike.  8)  :cup:

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on May 27, 2018, 07:48:22 AM
Picked up an old Hoffy road frame yesterday along with another plus a Repco Superlight as well. A box of parts that will go onto the Hoffy also.  ;D

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Foo

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Bird on May 28, 2018, 11:31:23 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvOe2PdmeEA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvOe2PdmeEA)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on May 28, 2018, 04:54:43 PM
another amateur bike question:

looking to give the young fella's BMX a freshen up...

new paint, etc...

any particular way to clean off the old paint that works for people? 

any particular paint/primer/clear coat to use?  techniques?

any help appreciated.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on May 28, 2018, 05:21:41 PM
another amateur bike question:

looking to give the young fella's BMX a freshen up...

new paint, etc...

any particular way to clean off the old paint that works for people? 

any particular paint/primer/clear coat to use?  techniques?

any help appreciated.



I freshened up an eBay special for my son. It's a knock around bike rather than riding his good MTB.

I stripped all the parts I could, then I took it to the LBS to remove the remaining bits, bearing cups etc. I told them what I was doing and they did me a deal on labour to strip and refit later. It was cheaper than buying the correct tools.

I stripped the stickers etc with wax/grease remover then hit the frame with some wet & dry sandpaper. I didn't go back to bare metal, just to smooth the surface. I got it probably 80% smooth.

I then sprayed a coat of etch prime, 2 colour coats, then 2 clear coats, I probably should have gone 3 clear coats. You can get the metallic paints from Bunnings.

Took it back to the LBS  to get the cranks, headset etc fitted, I then fitted wheels/tyres, brakes headstem/handlebars etc at home, then took it back to the LBS to get the cables fitted, brakes adjusted, new chain etc and they gave it the once over.

All up it cost about $300 in parts/labour etc. I probably could have bought a new bike for that price, it was the time working with my son on it that was worth more than that.

It went from this...

(http://blkmav.com/bike/microgoose.jpg)

To this...

(http://blkmav.com/bike/minigoose.jpg)

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on May 28, 2018, 06:14:57 PM
I freshened up an eBay special for my son. It's a knock around bike rather than riding his good MTB.

I stripped all the parts I could, then I took it to the LBS to remove the remaining bits, bearing cups etc. I told them what I was doing and they did me a deal on labour to strip and refit later. It was cheaper than buying the correct tools.

I stripped the stickers etc with wax/grease remover then hit the frame with some wet & dry sandpaper. I didn't go back to bare metal, just to smooth the surface. I got it probably 80% smooth.

I then sprayed a coat of etch prime, 2 colour coats, then 2 clear coats, I probably should have gone 3 clear coats. You can get the metallic paints from Bunnings.

Took it back to the LBS  to get the cranks, headset etc fitted, I then fitted wheels/tyres, brakes headstem/handlebars etc at home, then took it back to the LBS to get the cables fitted, brakes adjusted, new chain etc and they gave it the once over.

All up it cost about $300 in parts/labour etc. I probably could have bought a new bike for that price, it was the time working with my son on it that was worth more than that.

thanks for that...  very similar to what i am looking to do...

which wax/grease remover did you use?  have tried a couple that have been a bit hit or miss...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on May 28, 2018, 06:21:35 PM
thanks for that...  very similar to what i am looking to do...

which wax/grease remover did you use?  have tried a couple that have been a bit hit or miss...


Started with 3M, ran out and went with Diggers from Bunnings
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on May 28, 2018, 06:45:01 PM
Started with 3M, ran out and went with Diggers from Bunnings

cool... which brand of metallic paints did you use?  the bike you did looks a treat...  :cup:
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on May 28, 2018, 06:55:19 PM
cool... which brand of metallic paints did you use?  the bike you did looks a treat...  :cup:

https://www.bunnings.com.au/search/products?q=dulux%20duramx%20metallic&redirectFrom=Any (https://www.bunnings.com.au/search/products?q=dulux%20duramx%20metallic&redirectFrom=Any)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: DrewXT on May 28, 2018, 07:25:20 PM
did a frame for a mate recently, bead blasted it with garnet and had it powder coated satin black...

Came up a treat, and pretty cost effective...

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on May 29, 2018, 09:13:05 AM
thought i would ask here, rather than start a new topic...

my wife is looking to get a new bike, but i would like to get one better than a kmart model, but less than something like a giant hybrid (which i have, bought for around $500)

anyone got any suggestions about what/where to get?  looking to get a flat-bar hybrid style, for road and path riding mainly...

happy to look at second-hand, as long as condition was very good...

thoughts/suggestions appreciated.

would something like this constitute good value?

https://www.reidcycles.com.au/eclipse-women-s-mtb.html (https://www.reidcycles.com.au/eclipse-women-s-mtb.html)

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on May 29, 2018, 10:49:43 AM
would something like this constitute good value?

https://www.reidcycles.com.au/eclipse-women-s-mtb.html (https://www.reidcycles.com.au/eclipse-women-s-mtb.html)

Same twist shift gears as on both my kid's giant XTC MTB's which were more $ than that. I wouldn't think you'll find anything better at that money. The fork will be a suntour base model. All acceptable.

If you can get it built in store and pick it up you'll be laughing.

I have 2 reid's at home and will buy another if and when I finally kill my 29er.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on May 29, 2018, 10:52:36 AM
Same twist shift gears as on both my kid's giant XTC MTB's which were more $ than that. I wouldn't think you'll find anything better at that money. The fork will be a suntour base model. All acceptable.

If you can get it built in store and pick it up you'll be laughing.

I have 2 reid's at home and will buy another if and when I finally kill my 29er.

good to hear...

i won't be able to get it built in store (in mackay QLD)... but even with the assembly kit added, it's free postage which makes it pretty good value, i think...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Poita on May 29, 2018, 02:24:00 PM
would something like this constitute good value?

https://www.reidcycles.com.au/eclipse-women-s-mtb.html (https://www.reidcycles.com.au/eclipse-women-s-mtb.html)

I looked for my wife in a similar budget and would recommend this:
https://www.99bikes.com.au/2018-merida-speeder-10-juliet (https://www.99bikes.com.au/2018-merida-speeder-10-juliet)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on May 29, 2018, 07:21:22 PM
would something like this constitute good value?

https://www.reidcycles.com.au/eclipse-women-s-mtb.html (https://www.reidcycles.com.au/eclipse-women-s-mtb.html)

hopefully, this works out to be good value, because i just ordered one... :)

any tips for assembly?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on May 30, 2018, 06:29:55 AM
hopefully, this works out to be good value, because i just ordered one... :)

any tips for assembly?

You're not going to bomb down any downhill trails with it, but for family bike trail rides it is perfect. Standover height and weight are the 2 considerations for a female bike.

Re DIY assembly, I'd go front to back over every bolt etc. to make sure they're torqued up correctly, make sure the brake/gear levers are in the correct position for your wife's hands, seat position slightly lower than optimal until she gets used to riding, use a small amount of grease on the pedal threads, seat post etc, check the limit screws on the derailleurs, make sure the brakes work without rubbing on the rims, I'd run the tyres a little softer in pressure. Finally enjoy, nothing like a family bike ride.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on May 30, 2018, 07:09:38 AM
You're not going to bomb down any downhill trails with it, but for family bike trail rides it is perfect. Standover height and weight are the 2 considerations for a female bike.

Re DIY assembly, I'd go front to back over every bolt etc. to make sure they're torqued up correctly, make sure the brake/gear levers are in the correct position for your wife's hands, seat position slightly lower than optimal until she gets used to riding, use a small amount of grease on the pedal threads, seat post etc, check the limit screws on the derailleurs, make sure the brakes work without rubbing on the rims, I'd run the tyres a little softer in pressure. Finally enjoy, nothing like a family bike ride.

definitely not a DH run bike, just the family ride type... she fits in the S size requirement that Reid advises on their website, i also measured her current bike's seat tube from the top of the tube to the centre of the pedal crank and it was roughly the same length as the one on the new bike.

also rang Reid themselves with this info and they advises that the S is the size to get...  very happy with Reid so far...

it's a grip gear shifter, rather than a trigger shifter (which she has on the old bike)... she doesn't change gears that much anyways and if it does turn out to be a drama, we can just put some trigger shifters on the bike instead...  she is happy to try it out and see how it goes...

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on May 30, 2018, 12:22:24 PM
i'm on a roll... another question... :)

does anyone have any info, links to places that sell bike parts, but just for normal bikes (ie:  kids bikes)...

looking to replace some parts on a couple of kids bikes, but don't want to pay the earth for bits...

any links/advice welcome...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on May 30, 2018, 01:09:26 PM
i'm on a roll... another question... :)

does anyone have any info, links to places that sell bike parts, but just for normal bikes (ie:  kids bikes)...

looking to replace some parts on a couple of kids bikes, but don't want to pay the earth for bits...

any links/advice welcome...

pick some up from the tip... or hard rubbish time. Take what bits you need and put the rest out for *your* next hard rubbish.

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: chester ver2.0 on May 30, 2018, 02:57:12 PM
You're not going to bomb down any downhill trails with it, but for family bike trail rides it is perfect. Standover height and weight are the 2 considerations for a female bike.

Re DIY assembly, I'd go front to back over every bolt etc. to make sure they're torqued up correctly, make sure the brake/gear levers are in the correct position for your wife's hands, seat position slightly lower than optimal until she gets used to riding, use a small amount of grease on the pedal threads, seat post etc, check the limit screws on the derailleurs, make sure the brakes work without rubbing on the rims, I'd run the tyres a little softer in pressure. Finally enjoy, nothing like a family bike ride.

Only have the seat lowered for a month or so then bring it back up or her knees will kill her when she puts some more distance in
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on May 30, 2018, 07:37:12 PM
i'm on a roll... another question... :)

does anyone have any info, links to places that sell bike parts, but just for normal bikes (ie:  kids bikes)...

looking to replace some parts on a couple of kids bikes, but don't want to pay the earth for bits...

any links/advice welcome...

Cyclingdeal.com.au , Reid, 99bikes, wriggle.com
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on June 06, 2018, 08:02:05 AM
hopefully, this works out to be good value, because i just ordered one... :)

any tips for assembly?

received in good order yesterday...

mostly assembled... just need to buy some grease today to do pedal spindles and seat post...

otherwise, looks like a good value purchase...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on June 06, 2018, 06:14:07 PM
received in good order yesterday...

mostly assembled... just need to buy some grease today to do pedal spindles and seat post...

otherwise, looks like a good value purchase...


:worthles:
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on June 07, 2018, 02:57:17 PM
:worthles:

ok, you asked for it...

(https://i.imgur.com/LDawMOd.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on June 09, 2018, 02:39:57 PM
Quick blast through Buxton last weekend before it closes for winter.

(http://blkmav.com/bike/buxton0206.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on June 18, 2018, 07:14:00 AM
thinking about getting one of these for the family's bikes...

https://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/E0CATNNE4/title/ezi-grip-enduro-4-bike-rack---no-light-board (https://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/E0CATNNE4/title/ezi-grip-enduro-4-bike-rack---no-light-board)


thoughts appreciated... seems to be pretty good value for money... and will fit kid's BMX bikes as well as our bikes...

anything in particular i need to look for with these types of racks?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on June 18, 2018, 05:10:36 PM
thinking about getting one of these for the family's bikes...

thoughts appreciated... seems to be pretty good value for money... and will fit kid's BMX bikes as well as our bikes...

anything in particular i need to look for with these types of racks?



I had the previous version of this rack, it is ok for the money. The first time you load the bikes it will take you ages to work out how to fit them all on. If you have a spare wheel on the back door forget it. It's an on-road rack, I wouldn't go off-road with it. The straps are a pita to get right, as are the plastic wheel 'cups', I used a small cable tie to hold them in position. The previous model had a metal plate that fitted to the hitch to stop the rack swinging side to side. it doesn't appear to be fitted in the pictures. This plate will only fit standard hitches, wouldn't fit the OE Prado hitch.


I'd also checkout these http://buzzrack.com/galleries/buzzybee-h4-hitch-mount-platform-bike-carrier/ (http://buzzrack.com/galleries/buzzybee-h4-hitch-mount-platform-bike-carrier/)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on June 18, 2018, 05:17:49 PM

I had the previous version of this rack, it is ok for the money. The first time you load the bikes it will take you ages to work out how to fit them all on. If you have a spare wheel on the back door forget it. It's an on-road rack, I wouldn't go off-road with it. The straps are a pita to get right, as are the plastic wheel 'cups', I used a small cable tie to hold them in position. The previous model had a metal plate that fitted to the hitch to stop the rack swinging side to side. it doesn't appear to be fitted in the pictures. This plate will only fit standard hitches, wouldn't fit the OE Prado hitch.


I'd also checkout these http://buzzrack.com/galleries/buzzybee-h4-hitch-mount-platform-bike-carrier/ (http://buzzrack.com/galleries/buzzybee-h4-hitch-mount-platform-bike-carrier/)


thanks for the info...

funny you should mention the buzzrack model... that was the other one i was looking at getting...

maybe an ISI or gripsport is the way to go, and just be done with it?

is there much difference between these two?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on June 18, 2018, 06:32:18 PM
maybe an ISI or gripsport is the way to go, and just be done with it?

Checkout Yakima, I use a HoldUp on the hitch and a FrontLoader on the roof.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on June 18, 2018, 07:06:26 PM
Checkout Yakima, I use a HoldUp on the hitch and a FrontLoader on the roof.

looks like the yakima holdup 2, plus a holdup2+ (for my four bikes) comes fairly close to the price of an ISI anyways...

you find the yakima strong enough?

i am checking with yakima about whether the fourtimer will have enough clearance on the pajero...

the clearance issue may end up swinging me to an ISI...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on June 19, 2018, 12:08:52 PM
my experience is that if you plan on ever taking the rack off road on the back of your 4wd... with bikes attached to it, then you can't go past the iSi rack.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on June 19, 2018, 12:39:11 PM
my experience is that if you plan on ever taking the rack off road on the back of your 4wd... with bikes attached to it, then you can't go past the iSi rack.

the ability to also add it to a lifestyle breakaway ultra (our new camper hopefully) has big appeal too...

and not having to worry about rear spare clearance on the pajero...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on June 26, 2018, 03:53:41 PM
ISI might be too far out of the budget, by the looks...

would you have reservations about using a hitch extender with one of the cheaper racks mentioned?

surely they would be strong enough, with only four bikes onboard?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Bird on June 26, 2018, 04:54:43 PM
Quote from: paceman
would you have reservations about using a hitch extender with one of the cheaper racks mentioned?

surely they would be strong enough, with only four bikes onboard?
4 bikes is a bit of weight when bouncing around. How much ya bikes worth?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on June 26, 2018, 05:12:28 PM
4 bikes is a bit of weight when bouncing around. How much ya bikes worth?

certainly not the dearest around, but dear enough that i don't want to have to replace them...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Poita on June 27, 2018, 01:54:04 PM
I have the isi rack and it is well worth the investment in my opinion. Bullet proof and doesn't limit my approach angles.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Fizzie on July 02, 2018, 08:02:58 AM
Not about an actual bike as such, but thought you 2-wheel physical people might like this bit ;D

Chatting on a mapping forum with a bloke in Alaska & he mentioned

"Yes, we have bicyclists who equip their bikes with studded tires and ride the wilderness trails when they can. I obtained GPS traces from a fellow that rode a fat-tire bike on the Iditarod Trail, a 1,000 mile trip through the wilds from Anchorage to Nome, in mid-winter." :o

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iditarod_Trail#/media/File:Iditarod_Trail_BLM_map.jpg (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iditarod_Trail#/media/File:Iditarod_Trail_BLM_map.jpg)

"Iditarod" - no, sorry, think that mau be a slight misprint - I'm sure it should be Idiot Road! >:D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on July 02, 2018, 09:58:22 AM
Not about an actual bike as such, but thought you 2-wheel physical people might like this bit ;D

Chatting on a mapping forum with a bloke in Alaska & he mentioned

"Yes, we have bicyclists who equip their bikes with studded tires and ride the wilderness trails when they can. I obtained GPS traces from a fellow that rode a fat-tire bike on the Iditarod Trail, a 1,000 mile trip through the wilds from Anchorage to Nome, in mid-winter." :o

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iditarod_Trail#/media/File:Iditarod_Trail_BLM_map.jpg (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iditarod_Trail#/media/File:Iditarod_Trail_BLM_map.jpg)

"Iditarod" - no, sorry, think that mau be a slight misprint - I'm sure it should be Idiot Road! >:D

and one of them (a good mate of mine) has done it 4 times now on an Australian designed fat bike...

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on July 05, 2018, 05:32:07 PM
I can see why car driver's are annoyed with cyclists after my run in with angry commuter cyclist this morning.

Turning left with my indicator on, I see a bike rider in my rear mirror about 50m away with his 400 LEDs flashing racing down the bike lane. As I go to turn the corner he starts trying to smash my LHS tail light with his fist. As I have right of way, I turned the corner to which he starts hurling abuse that I nearly killed him. I stopped quickly around the corner and walked over to where he had stopped and was ranting to any pedestrian that would listen.

In a slow but forceful tone, I said "I'm going to tell you 3 things, 1 - see the bike racks on my car roof, I am a cyclist too and I know the road rules which you obviously don't, 2 - I have right of way as my left hand indicator was on, you had plenty of time to slow down instead you sped up to try and pass on the inside, I can therefore have you booked for failure to give way, 3 - I can also have you booked for wilful damage for trying to smash my tail light. Now get back on your bike and f!@K off, next time you try and be a dick at least know and understand the road rules."

As I walked back to my car the pedestrians who where trying to lynch me previously nodded and said nice job.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on July 05, 2018, 09:06:18 PM
Yep and they make things bad for the rest of us! 😡

Foo

Hurry up corkhead!

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: marvellous_matt on July 05, 2018, 10:12:03 PM
And as a cyclist I think Im less tolerant of other cyclists doing the wrong thing, it is probably more obvious just how wrong/bad some are. I reckon some drivers might have thought they were in the wrong if they faced the same situation. But cyclists, 4wder's, camper's, Toyota drivers, there are always a few that ruin it for us perfect ones! :angel:
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on July 06, 2018, 06:48:44 AM
I just realised another item he could have been booked for, he didn't have a bell ;D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Rumpig on July 06, 2018, 11:46:26 AM
I can see why car driver's are annoyed with cyclists after my run in with angry commuter cyclist this morning.

Turning left with my indicator on, I see a bike rider in my rear mirror about 50m away with his 400 LEDs flashing racing down the bike lane. As I go to turn the corner he starts trying to smash my LHS tail light with his fist. As I have right of way, I turned the corner to which he starts hurling abuse that I nearly killed him. I stopped quickly around the corner and walked over to where he had stopped and was ranting to any pedestrian that would listen.

In a slow but forceful tone, I said "I'm going to tell you 3 things, 1 - see the bike racks on my car roof, I am a cyclist too and I know the road rules which you obviously don't, 2 - I have right of way as my left hand indicator was on, you had plenty of time to slow down instead you sped up to try and pass on the inside, I can therefore have you booked for failure to give way, 3 - I can also have you booked for wilful damage for trying to smash my tail light. Now get back on your bike and f!@K off, next time you try and be a dick at least know and understand the road rules."

As I walked back to my car the pedestrians who where trying to lynch me previously nodded and said nice job.
happens all the time at West End in Brisbane....apparently the 50kph sign doesn’t apply to cyclists as they come down the big hill on Doorknock Pde (I think it’s called), amazing how quickly they lock the brakes up though as I turn left with my work trailer on the back of the 4wd.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: achjimmy on July 06, 2018, 06:23:14 PM
Local bike shop put up a pic of this beauty 64yrs old!
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on July 08, 2018, 01:17:49 PM
I now hast a road train, well technically a B-double, as there's no dolly. ;D I only have to make one trip from the ute now, when at the Track.  8) ;D

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on July 08, 2018, 02:16:08 PM
Took dog trail riding again today - she goes good; this was only her 3rd ride, and we're doing about 8km each ride at the moment:
(https://i.imgur.com/Xi5rtkkh.jpg)


Still need to make a more stable bike rack for the boot though as she gets worried the bikes are going to land on her:
(https://i.imgur.com/YuGC5oAh.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/YuGC5oA.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on July 08, 2018, 02:25:29 PM
Does she run or sit in a tag along?

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on July 09, 2018, 06:34:22 AM
Washed and cleaned the bike today as it was a wet and crappy day.

Then get a text from my riding buddy to go out and ride. Why not. 18 k's around Lysterfield and a bit of rain and a lot of mud. Fun times.

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on July 09, 2018, 10:04:29 AM
Does she run or sit in a tag along?

Foo

She runs - tops out quite happily just over 25km/h, and will hold that for short bursts. Runs either in front (about 10m ahead) or off to the side/behind, depending on where she detoured to... Works on the whistle, so 2 pips of that and she's back to you - even pulling her off cattle (there's some grazing where we ride). We'll slowly stretch out the ride lengths I think, but at the moment 8km is quite a good distance for her. The challenge is she gets a bit thirsty as we go along, so I may need to sort out dog hydration.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: topcat on July 09, 2018, 12:32:29 PM
Washed and cleaned the bike today as it was a wet and crappy day.

Then get a text from my riding buddy to go out and ride. Why not. 18 k's around Lysterfield and a bit of rain and a lot of mud. Fun times.



Did the same - went to Lysterfield at 7:15am yesterday - bloody cold & wet but a good ride. Little bit gun shy after 2 recent offs  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on July 09, 2018, 12:56:32 PM

Did the same - went to Lysterfield at 7:15am yesterday - bloody cold & wet but a good ride. Little bit gun shy after 2 recent offs  ;D ;D

Yep it was a bit iffy in a few spots but the bike and tyres never let me down, the bloody downhiller in me does not know when to slow down, although Aneurysm was taken a bit slower than normal

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on July 09, 2018, 05:08:53 PM
Nice work GG, we didn't get out on the weekend :(

Looks like nice weather this coming weekend, need to ride somewhere.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: lukeycat on July 09, 2018, 08:57:54 PM
Good news for Victorian down hill mtb riders down the peninsula Arthur's seat eagle chairlift is running an MTB trial running riders up to the top for runs down on the trails in the area. :)


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on July 10, 2018, 01:28:52 PM
Good news for Victorian down hill mtb riders down the peninsula Arthur's seat eagle chairlift is running an MTB trial running riders up to the top for runs down on the trails in the area. :)


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I have not seen the price yet, I am wondering how much they are going to sting for the express up

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Mapomatic on July 10, 2018, 02:24:29 PM
Good news for Victorian down hill mtb riders down the peninsula Arthur's seat eagle chairlift is running an MTB trial running riders up to the top for runs down on the trails in the area. :)


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: lukeycat on July 10, 2018, 03:01:16 PM
I have not seen the price yet, I am wondering how much they are going to sting for the express up

GG

Its $45 for a three hour time slot, two sessions daily 10-1 and 1-4 will be interesting to see how it does. At the moment its only mid week.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: macca on July 10, 2018, 08:29:52 PM
Used to walk up and down there a lot when i had my van at Dromana, if they are using the track that runs parallel and just below the road it should be a good one

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on July 10, 2018, 08:41:32 PM
hope this is of interest to some here for both the bicycle and the 4wd content.

A bunch of fatbike riders (all ex Simpson Desert Bike Challenge veterans), left Billiluna on the 7th of July bound for Wiluna via the Canning Stock Route.

They are being fully supported by a group of 4wds. (this is not an endurance/bikepacking thing... they just want to ride the track)

I just received a satphone update and they are currently camped at well 45. (doing some routine maintenance to the bikes)

The expect to arrive at well 33 by Sunday. Currently averaging around 100klm a day.

They're looking forward to the detour around the flooded section at well 25.

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: lukeycat on July 10, 2018, 08:41:51 PM
Used to walk up and down there a lot when i had my van at Dromana, if they are using the track that runs parallel and just below the road it should be a good one

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There's a few trails there now Macca pretty well maintained too redhillriders.com.au have a good trail crew. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180710/28ee425d9b42939a97550465936e7caa.png)


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: jwb on July 11, 2018, 07:57:31 AM
Thanks MuruCycles,
Very timely info.
A group of 5 cars depart for the CSR
on Thursday 9th Aug
All going well, we plan to do a Simpson Desert west > East crossing on the way home!
Cheers

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: vern on July 11, 2018, 08:30:47 AM
After doing the canning you will probably be over the desert and skip the simpson. We were supposed to do googs track after we did it, all 5 cars voted against it
Thanks MuruCycles,
Very timely info.
A group of 5 cars depart for the CSR
on Thursday 9th Aug
All going well, we plan to do a Simpson Desert west > East crossing on the way home!
Cheers

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on July 11, 2018, 02:42:45 PM
Thanks MuruCycles,
Very timely info.
A group of 5 cars depart for the CSR
on Thursday 9th Aug
All going well, we plan to do a Simpson Desert west > East crossing on the way home!

worth noting then that the Simpson Desert Bike Challenge is on this year from September 25th to 29th.

Riders will be leaving Purnie Bore at 6am on Tuesday the 25th and arriving Birdsville pub at around lunch on Saturday the 29th.

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: jwb on July 11, 2018, 04:03:14 PM
We'll be home by then!
Cheers

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Bird on July 12, 2018, 09:26:55 AM
https://www.theage.com.au/business/workplace/bike-trail-building-not-all-work-20180712-p4zqyr.html (https://www.theage.com.au/business/workplace/bike-trail-building-not-all-work-20180712-p4zqyr.html)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on July 16, 2018, 05:20:53 PM
MTB Trails in Warburton are now fully funded!

https://jimchild.blogspot.com/2018/07/6-million-secured-for-stage-1-of.html (https://jimchild.blogspot.com/2018/07/6-million-secured-for-stage-1-of.html)

http://www.rideyarraranges.com.au/ (http://www.rideyarraranges.com.au/)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on July 17, 2018, 06:57:14 PM
picked up a near-new (used 6 times) ISI 4x4x4 bike carrier, with extended hitch (which i needed for the pajero)...

$700... via gumtree (new price, delivered to me was closer to $1500)...   :cup:

(https://i.imgur.com/xIG0K2q.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on July 17, 2018, 07:53:26 PM
picked up a near-new (used 6 times) ISI 4x4x4 bike carrier, with extended hitch (which i needed for the pajero)...

$700... via gumtree (new price, delivered to me was closer to $1500)...   :cup:

(https://i.imgur.com/xIG0K2q.jpg)

Great work, bargain

Now you only have to sort out the shuffle to get them all to fit. One trick I have is riders initial where the front wheel goes to keep them fitting the same, just have to sort the pedal arrangement

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on July 17, 2018, 07:58:43 PM
Great work, bargain

Now you only have to sort out the shuffle to get them all to fit. One trick I have is riders initial where the front wheel goes to keep them fitting the same, just have to sort the pedal arrangement

GG

Thanks for the tip... I have a set of kids sized wheel loops hopefully arriving on Friday, so might give it a lash on the weekend...


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on July 18, 2018, 07:39:38 AM
picked up a near-new (used 6 times) ISI 4x4x4 bike carrier, with extended hitch (which i needed for the pajero)...

$700... via gumtree (new price, delivered to me was closer to $1500)...   :cup:

Nice pickup :cup:
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on July 18, 2018, 07:43:35 AM
Nice pickup :cup:

all the planets aligned for this one...

price was fantastic, compared to new + delivery to mackay
exactly the model of carrier i wanted (4x4x4)...
exactly the model of extended hitch i needed (for the pajero's rear spare clearance)...
swagger 'doc evil' lived about 20 minutes away from the gumtree seller AND was coming through mackay within a week or so...

really happy with it...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on August 25, 2018, 07:34:03 PM
I bought a rower (Concept2) about a month ago with the view of getting my fitness and strength up for the coming MTB season. I've been spending 20 minutes on it every weekday morning before work, doing a combination of distance and intervals. First ride out solo today where I could push myself. I really felt a difference both from a strength and endurance perspective. I was less fatigued which enabled me to think about where I was riding and actually ride lines rather than just bombing through the trails. Rowing is addictive, there's lot of technique involved and you can really tell correct technique by the power you put out, you can see it in the data. Best of all it's non-impact so good for those of us getting older.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on August 25, 2018, 07:38:52 PM
Back in ma younger days of racing, part of my gym work included time on the rowing machine.  ;) I used to hold the grips the same way as the handle bars when down in the drops.

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on August 26, 2018, 05:22:49 AM
N+1= happy dance. ;D

My latest addition to the stable, a spin bike. I also have a spin program of Russian spin splits to follow and there is a lot of hurt in that. :o

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on August 26, 2018, 11:53:02 AM
So my 20 year old Cannondale is about to get a new set of wheels... picked up a (free)set of 29er wheels from a Giant that should fit with a road bike tyre on... which is fine, because the Cannondale is used as my commuter bike so is set up with a rack etc, but was too slow compared to my road bike or 29er. Hoping that a re-wheel and tyre will make it go a bit quicker.

Things to sort:
-Cable disc brakes (I like my XT levers too much on that bike)
-an adapter for the front hub - the new wheel is a QR15 and I need to run a standard QR in it instead.

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: ibrew09 on September 03, 2018, 11:59:31 AM
The Aldi $350 mountain bikes are back.

Does anyone who bought one a while back have any feedback to share, good or bad?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on September 03, 2018, 01:13:12 PM
The Aldi $350 mountain bikes are back.

Does anyone who bought one a while back have any feedback to share, good or bad?

Flow's review from last year https://flowmountainbike.com/post-all/new-gear-bikes/the-350-aldi-mtb-is-back-heres-our-take/
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on September 03, 2018, 04:56:04 PM
oops. wrong thread.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Coolblue80 on September 04, 2018, 07:58:47 AM
The Aldi $350 mountain bikes are back.

Does anyone who bought one a while back have any feedback to share, good or bad?
Still riding mine. The only thing I changed was the seat. Needed a bit more padding. Other than that it's been great. Be realistic with what you want the bike for and you'll be set. 
Cheers, Mike.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on September 04, 2018, 08:24:56 AM
Any name brand shop will sell you their base model adult bike with the same gruppo/fork (acera/suntour xcm) for $800+ eg Specialized Rock hopper - some minor changes but a variation on a theme.
Reid do a version for about $500 - assembled. My Reid XT29 is about stuffed now, I wore it out. I would grab one of the Aldi ones but I drained my play money on a fridge last week.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on September 06, 2018, 11:59:27 AM
The Aldi 29er has better specs than the entry level Trek equivalent also and a damn site cheaper.

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on September 17, 2018, 12:40:08 PM
hi all,

looking for nutritional tips to avoid quad cramping on a 60+ km ride i will be doing in a couple of weeks...

hydration and bananas are already on my list...

anyone have any thoughts on the gel-type products you can buy in the bike shop?  work, don't work?

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on September 17, 2018, 01:15:34 PM
gels aren't usually for cramps. gel is carbs/caffeine and generally every 20 km if you are using them. Bananas, good mix (meta magnesium - 'endura' is a good one, I just use staminade these days) in your bidons, salt tabs if you are doing ironman length stuff. 60 odd should just need some decent training prior and mix unless it in granny gear up a mountain all day.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on September 17, 2018, 07:54:17 PM
Make sure that you drink plenty of water the days leading up to it. You can't really hydrate properly on the day, if you're already  dehydrated. 😉

Foo

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: DrewXT on September 17, 2018, 11:42:00 PM
Looking for some advice from the bike gurus, I'm looking to upgrade my road bike to a flat bar.

Currently tossing up between a Trek FX 5 and an Apollo Trance 55...  Would welcome opinions, coming from an 18 year old Giant TCR2...

I'd love a Carbon frame, as the wife has a Trek Madone 5.2 Ultegra that I don't mind borrowing from time to time

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on September 18, 2018, 06:29:16 AM
Currently tossing up between a Trek FX 5 and an Apollo Trance 55...  Would welcome opinions, coming from an 18 year old Giant TCR2...

I'd go the Trek
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: DrewXT on September 18, 2018, 08:23:48 AM
I'd go the Trek
I'm leaning that way, but I can get a newly new second hand Apollo for half the price...

Why the Trek?  Aside from being carbon, Ultegra...  Oh wait

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on September 18, 2018, 10:48:09 AM
What about the Giant Fastroad? Not Ultegra, but I think a similar grade from the touring range:
https://www.giant-bicycles.com/au/fastroad-advanced-1-2019 (https://www.giant-bicycles.com/au/fastroad-advanced-1-2019)

Specialized  (https://www.specialized.com/au/en/mens-sirrus-expert-carbon/p/134211?color=239694-134211)seem to have a load of stuff I've not heard of, but I've been out of touch for a while on bikes tech.

I also keep getting drawn to the Toughroad, but I'm sort of making my old Cannondale into one of those
https://www.giant-bicycles.com/au/toughroad-slr-0-2019 (https://www.giant-bicycles.com/au/toughroad-slr-0-2019)

What sort of riding are you wanting to do?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: chester ver2.0 on September 18, 2018, 04:00:47 PM
hi all,

looking for nutritional tips to avoid quad cramping on a 60+ km ride i will be doing in a couple of weeks...

hydration and bananas are already on my list...

anyone have any thoughts on the gel-type products you can buy in the bike shop?  work, don't work?

mate if you want to get into the gels you need to start now.... You do not want anything familiar in your stomach when on a decent ride or you will get stomach cramps.

Mangnesium tablets in the weeks leading up to the ride are a good preventative measure but ease into the dosage cause they cause you to have no problems at all when on the toilet in the morning if you get my drift.

To be honest on the ride day of 60k a jam sandwich, can of coke and a lolly snake or 5 in a bag would do you. For example a ride of 60k my personal situation is I would just have a decent breakfast 2 hours before the ride and then not eat on the ride at all however each person is different for example i have been cycling for 8 years so your body becomes more efficient at conserving energy but my wife who has been on the bike for the same time needs to snack every hour on a decent ride
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on September 18, 2018, 04:57:35 PM
hi all,

looking for nutritional tips to avoid quad cramping on a 60+ km ride i will be doing in a couple of weeks...

hydration and bananas are already on my list...

anyone have any thoughts on the gel-type products you can buy in the bike shop?  work, don't work?

Jason English (world and Australian 24 hour solo champion) is a mate of mine.

Hi wife is a sports nutritionist.

He put me onto Vegemite sandwiches , cut into quarters, each piece wrapped in gladwrap with a simple twist on top. He usually rides with them in his jersey pockets.

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: DrewXT on September 27, 2018, 12:08:05 AM


What about the Giant Fastroad? Not Ultegra, but I think a similar grade from the touring range:
https://www.giant-bicycles.com/au/fastroad-advanced-1-2019 (https://www.giant-bicycles.com/au/fastroad-advanced-1-2019)

Specialized  (https://www.specialized.com/au/en/mens-sirrus-expert-carbon/p/134211?color=239694-134211)seem to have a load of stuff I've not heard of, but I've been out of touch for a while on bikes tech.

I also keep getting drawn to the Toughroad, but I'm sort of making my old Cannondale into one of those
https://www.giant-bicycles.com/au/toughroad-slr-0-2019 (https://www.giant-bicycles.com/au/toughroad-slr-0-2019)

What sort of riding are you wanting to do?

Thanks Ed,

I'm looking for something that's lighter than my mountain bike, and better geometry than my road bike, which I'll sell, as I get off it hurting every ride due to a buggered lower back...

I've got a second hand trader on the lookout for something in a carbon flat bar well - we've bought a few bikes through him over the years, and never been disappointed...

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: mumbls on October 17, 2018, 12:27:56 AM
Just thought I'd throw up a pic of my "new ride" and my new project. The ST120 is completely original, from what I understand, right down to the tyres. The Y-33"s getting a period XT groupset (which I have) and Judy SL's. Just got to find a decent set.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on October 17, 2018, 04:47:27 AM


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: DrewXT on October 17, 2018, 04:02:17 PM
An alternate shock could be Marzocchi Bombers?

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: mumbls on October 17, 2018, 10:08:04 PM
An alternate shock could be Marzocchi Bombers?


Not sure on Bombers, always been a Rockshox fanboy  ;D Bombers seem to be easier to find though.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: DrewXT on October 17, 2018, 11:30:51 PM
Not sure on Bombers, always been a Rockshox fanboy  ;D Bombers seem to be easier to find though.
I've still got a set on my Norco hardtail... B2's ... Been very happy with them

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on October 18, 2018, 09:33:30 AM
Not sure on Bombers, always been a Rockshox fanboy  ;D Bombers seem to be easier to find though.

about 3 years back I cleaned out my "collection". It all went to Steve White of Whites bikes in Melb. (an old school fan like myself)

he ended up with...

every mountain bike magazine i have ever owned. This included every single issue of Bike mag, ever single issue of Mountain Bike action from the first one (a "special edition") in 1987 through to 2015, Every issue of Mountain Bike and many more titles to numerous to mention.

plus...

1 x 1995 Mantis Pro Floater
1 x 1993 Mantis Flying V
1 x Quicksilver 26" BMX cruiser

assorted suspension forks including:
Rockshox - Quadra 5, 10 and 21, Mag 10, 21 & 21SL, Judy SL, XC and DH,
Manitou - EFD, 2, 3, 4 and Magnum,
Scott Unicrown x 2
Girvin Vector - both with oil damper and without and a couple of other random brands including an Australian made one that I can't remember the name of for the life of me...

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Swannie on October 31, 2018, 05:01:15 PM
Finally pulled the trigger on a specialised camber 29
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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on October 31, 2018, 05:14:52 PM
Finally pulled the trigger on a specialised camber 29

Welcome to the club, now get rid of the reflectors on the pedals :)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GeoffA on October 31, 2018, 05:16:13 PM
Finally pulled the trigger on a specialised camber 29

Did it cost as much as the KTM?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Swannie on November 01, 2018, 06:17:09 PM
Did it cost as much as the KTM?

Umm maybe😳
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: DrewXT on November 03, 2018, 09:03:08 PM
Wandered into the local Trek store today, to look at road bikes to replace my Giant TCR2, that's on chain #7, fourth rear cassette, second rear derailleur...

I really liked the Domaine 6.6 - carbon frame, inbuilt frame suspension/dampening, Ultegra (not Di2), and geometry very similar to my wife's Madone...

Has anyone got any experience with this bike?  Good/Bad?

Looking to put in 200-odd a week, to get over back surgery and strengthen up my system and get fit again...

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on November 04, 2018, 06:10:34 AM
Has anyone got any experience with this bike?  Good/Bad?

I don't have any experience with the bike, Trek make good bikes and they have reasonable aftersales service, you do pay a premium for the privilege.

Have you thought of a gravel bike like the Norco Search? I'm looking for a replacement for my 26" Scott hardtail that I use for family rides/rail trails etc. I've got my eye on the Search for that task.
https://www.norco.com/bikes/dirt-dropbar/gravel/ (https://www.norco.com/bikes/dirt-dropbar/gravel/)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: DrewXT on November 05, 2018, 07:09:29 AM
I don't have any experience with the bike, Trek make good bikes and they have reasonable aftersales service, you do pay a premium for the privilege.

Have you thought of a gravel bike like the Norco Search? I'm looking for a replacement for my 26" Scott hardtail that I use for family rides/rail trails etc. I've got my eye on the Search for that task.
https://www.norco.com/bikes/dirt-dropbar/gravel/ (https://www.norco.com/bikes/dirt-dropbar/gravel/)
Hmm, hadn't really thought about a CX... The geometry is back friendly, which is what I need...

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on November 05, 2018, 12:35:28 PM
Hmm, hadn't really thought about a CX... The geometry is back friendly, which is what I need...


Gravel is where it is at. I just bought this, don't tell the missus :)
https://www.norco.com/bikes/dirt-dropbar/gravel/search-xr-steel/search-xr-steel-rival-1/ (https://www.norco.com/bikes/dirt-dropbar/gravel/search-xr-steel/search-xr-steel-rival-1/)

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: DrewXT on November 05, 2018, 07:49:30 PM

Gravel is where it is at. I just bought this, don't tell the missus :)
https://www.norco.com/bikes/dirt-dropbar/gravel/search-xr-steel/search-xr-steel-rival-1/ (https://www.norco.com/bikes/dirt-dropbar/gravel/search-xr-steel/search-xr-steel-rival-1/)

(https://www.norco.com/cmsb/uploads/bikes/bikes/thumb3/search-xr-steel-rival-green.png)
Nice... Did you pay RRP or get a better deal somewhere else?  I'm hankering for a carbon bike for my next one... I really like riding the missus Trek Madone ... The weight difference is very noticeable

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on November 05, 2018, 07:54:39 PM
I deliberately didn't look at that Norco earlier... I just did now. I like Reynold tubesets - at uni a mate had a DeKerf in 853. I never managed to get a Reynolds tubed Kona, but my old Kiluea is a steel frameset.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: DrewXT on November 05, 2018, 07:59:51 PM
What's it weigh, D4D?

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: DrewXT on November 05, 2018, 08:52:00 PM
I deliberately didn't look at that Norco earlier... I just did now. I like Reynold tubesets - at uni a mate had a DeKerf in 853. I never managed to get a Reynolds tubed Kona, but my old Kiluea is a steel frameset.
My first roadie was a Reynolds back in the 80's... Put easily 100,000 onto it before I broke out the bottom bracket during a race :(

Might have to do to the local bike shop and take a look...

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on November 06, 2018, 05:22:44 AM
Nice... Did you pay RRP or get a better deal somewhere else?  I'm hankering for a carbon bike for my next one... I really like riding the missus Trek Madone ... The weight difference is very noticeable


Go to Bike Zone in Fitzroy and see Mocha, tell him I sent you. Found this place whilst researching gravel bikes, they are his speciality, he has heaps of steel and carbon bikes. You can see his prices on Bike Exchange, he's the cheapest by far. Carbon is great, my dually is full carbon with carbon bars etc. The carbon Search would be a much smoother ride, but at twice the price, and reading the reviews, there's not much in it ride wise between the two. I haven't weighed it but I'd guesstimate around 9kg, carbon model is about 1.5kg lighter, cheaper for me to lose 1.5kg. :)

Oh and yeah my first roadie was Reynolds so it's a little nostalgic. Interesting that alloy frames are now only in the lower end market, carbon, steel and titanium are the go now.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: DrewXT on November 06, 2018, 08:52:36 AM
Thanks mate... So he's very well priced then... RRP difference between Reynolds and Carbon on their website is only $500??

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on November 06, 2018, 09:10:55 AM
Thanks mate... So he's very well priced then... RRP difference between Reynolds and Carbon on their website is only $500??

Yeah, although lower spec groupset on the carbon, Apex 1 vs. Rival 1. That said for $500 extra the carbon is good value. I'm keeping it real with steel :)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: DrewXT on November 06, 2018, 09:33:58 AM
I don't know much about the SRAM gear, what's the equivalent to rival and apex in Shimano?  I've not really been able to find out online

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on November 06, 2018, 09:39:28 AM
I don't know much about the SRAM gear, what's the equivalent to rival and apex in Shimano?  I've not really been able to find out online


Me either, I normally ride Shimano. From what I can tell, Apex is their base spec equivalent to Tiagra, Rival is the next spec up and equivalent to 105.
https://www.sram.com/sram/road/products (https://www.sram.com/sram/road/products)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on November 06, 2018, 10:33:11 AM

Me either, I normally ride Shimano. From what I can tell, Apex is their base spec equivalent to Tiagra, Rival is the next spec up and equivalent to 105.
https://www.sram.com/sram/road/products (https://www.sram.com/sram/road/products)

we've done a bit of OEM spec using both brands.

SRAM Apex = Shimano 105

SRAM Rival = Shimano Ultegra

SRAM Red = Dura Ace

At least... that's how SRAM see it. Shimano probably has a different opinion...

I'll just be sitting over here with my Rohloff...

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on November 06, 2018, 11:37:59 AM
I must admit I'm liking the SRAM gear to work on. The locking pin for the rear mech is a nice touch.

Rainy day, so all bolts torqued to spec, axles and seat post greased, tubeless conversion done, now if I could only get the front brake pads to stop rubbing on the rotor...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: DrewXT on November 07, 2018, 08:12:14 PM
I must admit I'm liking the SRAM gear to work on. The locking pin for the rear mech is a nice touch.

Rainy day, so all bolts torqued to spec, axles and seat post greased, tubeless conversion done, now if I could only get the front brake pads to stop rubbing on the rotor...
Rode a Trek Checkpoint today... OMG - so much better than my old Giant roadie!!!

Went into the store to look at a Focus Mares, and ended up riding the Checkpoint ... They're going to let me know when they get in a Domane in my size to get the pure road equivalent...   Will take a Norco for a spin spin when I can get to the store near us that sells them

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on November 09, 2018, 05:28:08 AM
Rode a Trek Checkpoint today... OMG - so much better than my old Giant roadie!!!

I had the same feeling when I rode the Norco Search for the first time. It's fast and looks old school from a distance but new school when you get up close. I could have bought the carbon but preferred the old school steel look.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on November 09, 2018, 10:06:10 AM
Finally got out and about today. So unfit

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on November 09, 2018, 05:10:32 PM
Finally got out and about today. So unfit

It's called old age :)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on November 09, 2018, 05:39:31 PM
It's called old age :)

Pfffft, no such thing when ya on a bike, so wash ya mouth out with soap!  >:D

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: topcat on November 10, 2018, 02:36:03 PM

Gravel is where it is at. I just bought this, don't tell the missus :)

Hi D4D- in practice, what’s the difference between a gravel bike and an XC bike.
Cheers
TC
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on November 10, 2018, 02:55:32 PM
Hi D4D- in practice, what’s the difference between a gravel bike and an XC bike.
Cheers
TC

a gravel bike is a fancy name for a cross between a cyclocross bike and a traditional touring bike.

currently they're fashionable because the industry wanted something new to sell.

an XC mountain bike... goes properly off road.

for a 4wd orientated explanation...

a gravel bike is a Subaru Outback or Forester... sure... you can take it off road, if you're really skilled and careful. But it's really better suited to dirt roads.

an XC mountain bike... is a Landcruiser, Patrol, Prado etc etc...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on November 10, 2018, 03:09:14 PM
Hi D4D- in practice, what’s the difference between a gravel bike and an XC bike.

Gravel bike rides way faster although not as capable as a XC bike. XC bike is more stable and able to traverse more technical terrain.

Ideally you want a gravel bike on the way up and a XC bike on the way down :)

I swapped from an XC to a Gravel bike for family/rail trail rides and longer bike packing rides. Also because it looked cool and is a talking point amongst riders :)

Edit - getting some bike packing inspiration from these guys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlvBJsQeuOQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlvBJsQeuOQ)

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: topcat on November 11, 2018, 09:55:16 AM
Thanks Muru and D4 - good explanation 😀
TC
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: topcat on November 14, 2018, 07:36:40 PM
Another question- what’s the attraction behind single gear bikes- simplicity or what?
Thanks
Tony
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on November 14, 2018, 08:10:16 PM
Another question- what’s the attraction behind single gear bikes- simplicity or what?
Thanks
Tony

Single speed, fixie or 1x11?

Single speed for me was simplicity - my old Rapidfire Plus shifters exploded, so I went to 1x8 and then the other went so I went and locked it to one gear as a skint student back in the 2000s.

Fiixie was a pure simplicity and challenge for many people, but a lot run a flip/flop hub and use the freewheel side.

1x11 is because they're more efficient than a 3x system, and better than even a 2x10, in terms of the gear inch overlap and usability.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Black Diamond on November 14, 2018, 08:34:40 PM
Finally got out and about today. So unfit

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Hahaha about time you blew out the cobwebs old mate  ;D

We had a good run up at Lysty on Sunday morn. Week night run sounds like the go let’s get on it  :cheers:
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: topcat on November 15, 2018, 09:07:54 AM
Single speed, fixie or 1x11?


Thanks Ed - I should have been more specific- I did mean single gear as in one chainwheel and one rear cog. I thought it was simplicity, but I can only imagine that it’s a significant compromise 😀
Cheers
Tony
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on November 15, 2018, 09:17:15 AM
Thanks Ed - I should have been more specific- I did mean single gear as in one chainwheel and one rear cog. I thought it was simplicity, but I can only imagine that it’s a significant compromise 😀
Cheers
Tony

That's simple... for those racing, it's a "I can do this, therefore I'm better than you" and normally on a rigid bike... in town, it's simplicity and lack of maintenance needed.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Swannie on November 15, 2018, 04:36:02 PM
Just got the Yakima holdup2 bike rack
Seems pretty solid
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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on November 15, 2018, 04:50:33 PM
Just got the Yakima holdup2 bike rack

 :cup:
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Swannie on November 15, 2018, 04:54:49 PM
:cup:
Thanks for the recommendation mate
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: cruza driver on November 15, 2018, 09:59:27 PM
Hahaha about time you blew out the cobwebs old mate  ;D

We had a good run up at Lysty on Sunday morn. Week night run sounds like the go let’s get on it  :cheers:

I was there Wednesday night where were you  :police:
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Black Diamond on November 16, 2018, 08:56:04 AM
I was there Wednesday night where were you  :police:
In front of you  :P
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: chester ver2.0 on November 16, 2018, 10:03:33 AM
That's simple... for those racing, it's a "I can do this, therefore I'm better than you" and normally on a rigid bike... in town, it's simplicity and lack of maintenance needed.

Second that when i was living in melbourne and commuting from mentone to St Kilda every day (200k a week) the single speed really comes into its own for the lack of servicing required.

I actually stripped it right down to bare riding (no computer, cadence sensors, timer etc) and it actually made me a far stronger rider when i would then get back on the road bike for the weekend beach road bash or a couple of repeats up the 1 in 20
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on November 17, 2018, 02:52:57 PM
Hi D4D- in practice, what’s the difference between a gravel bike and an XC bike.

Good description of gravel vs. cx bike.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRe3rMyw5F8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRe3rMyw5F8)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on November 19, 2018, 06:24:26 AM
Had a couple of drinks with the neighbour last night and he let slip he has a new bike coming. He is a sprinter/crit specialist. The frame is a Cippolini rb1k ‘the one’, with Enve cockpit. He is having it built up here with durace di2 because the wogs wouldn’t be happy if they find him bastardising their frame like that. Cost - not much change from $20k. Then there’s the wheels. Not everybody’s bike, but old mate has a reputation for killing frames and cranks with his watt bombs so hopefully this one will be stiff enough. I look forward to seeing it in the flesh.

Sad news. The Cippo went down in the Brisbane - GC ride a couple of weeks ago and someone landed on him. He still finished and rode back to brissy but there was a bit of damage done. He was on a set of lightweight wheels which were also damaged. Insurance claim $19.5k. New frame hopefully by Easter as it has to be made for him - again.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on November 19, 2018, 07:11:46 PM
Those wheels are about $4500.

Foo

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Benduro on November 19, 2018, 07:33:37 PM
Looks good.
Is there sufficient clearance for a rear mounted spare wheel such as that on a Pajero?

 :cheers:
Just got the Yakima holdup2 bike rack
Seems pretty solid
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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on November 19, 2018, 09:15:25 PM
Is there sufficient clearance for a rear mounted spare wheel such as that on a Pajero?


Nope
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on November 20, 2018, 07:47:34 AM
Those wheels are about $4500.

Foo

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A touch over. His 'mate' lent him a set for a couple of races and then he couldn't live without them after that haha. He reckons they are like an extra gear in the sprints though.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on November 20, 2018, 12:01:52 PM
A touch over. His 'mate' lent him a set for a couple of races and then he couldn't live without them after that haha. He reckons they are like an extra gear in the sprints though.
Yeah, they are just crazy expensive but if they were around in my younger days, I'd probably have had a set. 😉

Foo

Hurry up corkhead!

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Brock05 on November 21, 2018, 01:00:21 AM
Looks good.
Is there sufficient clearance for a rear mounted spare wheel such as that on a Pajero?

 :cheers:
I've got the same rack and I have enough room on my Prado with a 285/70/18 tyre.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on December 02, 2018, 02:21:51 PM
I'm really enjoying riding the Search, got it setup for day rides.

It is the perfect bike for the Main Yarra Trail with sections of asphalt, gravel, single track and hills.

(http://blkmav.com/myswag/search2811.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on December 02, 2018, 02:28:48 PM
How do you find the single chainring? I'm not sold on them, from the point of stress with the cross chaining.  ;)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on December 02, 2018, 02:55:59 PM
How do you find the single chainring? I'm not sold on them, from the point of stress with the cross chaining.  ;)

I am used to it as my MTB is 1x11 also, makes it so much simpler from a riding/gearing perspective. This is a purpose designed 1x groupset so it is deigned with the stresses in mind.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on December 02, 2018, 03:06:26 PM
EOI - MySwag MTB Ride Day

As there are a few of us in VIC who have MTBs, who is interested in a ride day?

I was thinking Harcourt or maybe Lysterfield if more people can attend. I can lead at Harcourt, however I'd need somebody to lead at Lysterfield as I don't know it well enough to lead.

Yes/No/Maybe?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: DrewXT on December 02, 2018, 05:42:52 PM
I'd love to Jamie, but I'm suffering from bad sciatica pending back surgery, so I'm out at the moment

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on December 03, 2018, 08:09:32 AM
Happy to fit in a ride at Lysterfield and show you around.

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on December 03, 2018, 10:08:42 AM
Any of you lot around Brisbane do up older bikes? I have a project bike I would give away to someone who's interested. It is a 1983 Alan Sprint, which is a fully threaded and glued aluminium frame. The frame is ok as I recall, the durace/suntour 7 speed gruppo has been neglected in a shed for a long while. Wolber clinchers are on it. At one stage it was an Optus sponsored race bike and when I got it there were tri bars on it. I was going to do it up but other projects came along. This is a very specialised frame with epoxy joints etc and will damage easily in the wrong hands - not for amateur restorers. It is not made for heavy riders either which also counts this Clydesdale out. Same frame as supplied to Guerciotti.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: topcat on December 05, 2018, 08:29:45 PM
EOI - MySwag MTB Ride Day

As there are a few of us in VIC who have MTBs

Yes/No/Maybe?

Hi D4D - interested so I’d be a maybe depending on when it’s on.
Noobie so at the back of the pack  ;
Cheers
Tony
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: chester ver2.0 on December 06, 2018, 07:56:53 AM
I'm really enjoying riding the Search, got it setup for day rides.

It is the perfect bike for the Main Yarra Trail with sections of asphalt, gravel, single track and hills.

(http://blkmav.com/myswag/search2811.jpg)


Go on get some clipless pedals on there ya big chicken
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: chester ver2.0 on December 06, 2018, 08:00:46 AM
Commuting has started again after getting over hip issues 35K round trip so i have dusted the old Scott Sportster off currently averaging 2 days a week with the goal to get back to 4
Taking a different approach this time. No Computers, heart Rate Monitors, Cadence Sensors i even ripped the speedo off and don't wear a watch

Really enjoying just the freedom of riding to what ever pace my legs feel like and having a look around
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: topcat on December 06, 2018, 08:50:43 AM

(http://blkmav.com/myswag/search2811.jpg)


Is that the new ALDI bike stand  ;D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Poita on December 14, 2018, 03:02:17 PM
I'm with chester ver2.0! I fought clipless for a long time, I have them on my CX/gravel bike now and love them. No issues getting out when I need to in a hurry and much more locked to the bike in technical parts. Well worth it!

Sweet bike BTW. I have a 1x11 on mine and it's fantastic. 11/36 on the back with a 46 or 48 I think on the front. Thinking of changing the front to a 42 though as on the big hills it's brutal on my legs.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on December 14, 2018, 05:53:33 PM
I'm with chester ver2.0! I fought clipless for a long time, I have them on my CX/gravel bike now and love them. No issues getting out when I need to in a hurry and much more locked to the bike in technical parts. Well worth it!

Sweet bike BTW. I have a 1x11 on mine and it's fantastic. 11/36 on the back with a 46 or 48 I think on the front. Thinking of changing the front to a 42 though as on the big hills it's brutal on my legs.

What noobs forget is. You can adjust the tension of them, so that you can get out of them, very quickly if you need to!  :cheers:

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on December 14, 2018, 05:56:24 PM
I've pulled out of any Track races for the rest of the year, due to fatigue levels being stupidly out of control this year  :( and also having a crash, two weeks ago, due to a panick breaker.  >:(

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on January 13, 2019, 03:52:43 PM
It fits! New bike bag testing, ready for a little trip ;D

(http://blkmav.com/bike/dakine2.jpg)
(http://blkmav.com/bike/dakine1.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on January 13, 2019, 04:02:10 PM
What sort of $$$ for that, D$D?

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on January 13, 2019, 04:16:22 PM
What sort of $$$ for that, D$D?

https://www.mountainbikesdirect.com.au/dakine-bike-roller-travel-bag (https://www.mountainbikesdirect.com.au/dakine-bike-roller-travel-bag)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on January 13, 2019, 04:19:43 PM
Ouch.  :o But I guess when you look at what Zen chainring for my Track bike is worth ($300+) it's okay.  ;D

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on January 13, 2019, 09:04:08 PM
It fits! New bike bag testing, ready for a little trip ;D

(http://blkmav.com/bike/dakine2.jpg)
(http://blkmav.com/bike/dakine1.jpg)


Tassie??

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on January 14, 2019, 05:36:12 AM
Tassie??

Yup, Derby, I'm like a kid waiting for Christmas :)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: topcat on January 15, 2019, 07:44:16 PM
Yup, Derby, I'm like a kid waiting for Christmas :)

When are you going? Myself and a few mates going over on Friday night’s sailing - Derby to Maydena, back to Derby. Might see you there 😀
TC
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on January 16, 2019, 04:36:09 AM
When are you going? Myself and a few mates going over on Friday night’s sailing - Derby to Maydena, back to Derby. Might see you there 😀

End of Feb, sounds like a good trip.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Humphreythebear on January 16, 2019, 12:41:03 PM
Tassie is Awesome - Maydena is very challenging .
Derby love the Atlas Trail .

D4D , if you are up for some fun , I'm local to the Wombat Trails ( Woodend ) due to my 'on a gap year ' status have been riding most days and exploring .



in the last three months - 1200kms of off road , trail riding ,adventure- this occasionally involves being lost ......awesome .
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on January 16, 2019, 04:36:16 PM
D4D , if you are up for some fun , I'm local to the Wombat Trails ( Woodend ) due to my 'on a gap year ' status have been riding most days and exploring .

Sounds good, I've been meaning to check out Wombat!
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Swannie on January 16, 2019, 09:10:49 PM
Tassie is Awesome - Maydena is very challenging .
Derby love the Atlas Trail .

D4D , if you are up for some fun , I'm local to the Wombat Trails ( Woodend ) due to my 'on a gap year ' status have been riding most days and exploring .



in the last three months - 1200kms of off road , trail riding ,adventure- this occasionally involves being lost ......awesome .

I’d be up for a ride I live in the Macedon ranges area mate but I’m a beginner 😂
Swannie
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Humphreythebear on January 16, 2019, 09:28:42 PM
MTB is social , plus I'm enjoying the exploring , finding the mining and logging history  theres even tunnels and a railway - which i have not located yet ....

But received my 1:250 too maps this arvo - hard to read need my glasses !

Might cut down on the "lost - ness "
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: BC66 on January 16, 2019, 11:23:34 PM
Any of you lot around Brisbane do up older bikes? I have a project bike I would give away to someone who's interested. It is a 1983 Alan Sprint, which is a fully threaded and glued aluminium frame. The frame is ok as I recall, the durace/suntour 7 speed gruppo has been neglected in a shed for a long while. Wolber clinchers are on it. At one stage it was an Optus sponsored race bike and when I got it there were tri bars on it. I was going to do it up but other projects came along. This is a very specialised frame with epoxy joints etc and will damage easily in the wrong hands - not for amateur restorers. It is not made for heavy riders either which also counts this Clydesdale out. Same frame as supplied to Guerciotti.
Hi, what size frame is it? I’m only 165 cm tall so I ride a 51 frame. I’m guessing here that being a race bike it is a larger 57-58 size?


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: topcat on January 23, 2019, 08:28:26 PM
When are you going? Myself and a few mates going over on Friday night’s sailing - Derby to Maydena, back to Derby. Might see you there 😀
TC

Over at Derby-blue tier and atlas at Derby are brilliant- Maydena is awesome- nothing like it in the northern island - gravity downhill is scary - schinter tightening - never been so scared in my life - but awesome after a few runs when you get used to it. D4D - you’ll have a ball - I’m still on  Ls and I’m rapt with the experience 😀
TC
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on January 24, 2019, 05:21:35 AM
Over at Derby-blue tier and atlas at Derby are brilliant- Maydena is awesome- nothing like it in the northern island - gravity downhill is scary - schinter tightening - never been so scared in my life - but awesome after a few runs when you get used to it. D4D - you’ll have a ball - I’m still on  Ls and I’m rapt with the experience 😀
TC

I can't wait! I see they're closing Maydena on Friday due to fire risk.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on January 24, 2019, 05:42:50 AM
Hi, what size frame is it? I’m only 165 cm tall so I ride a 51 frame. I’m guessing here that being a race bike it is a larger 57-58 size?


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It will be a 55 square frame I’d guess. I don’t have it here to measure. I ride a 58 and could ride it.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: topcat on January 26, 2019, 11:47:17 AM
Just back from Derby / Maydena - awesome week!

I’d rate Derby as the better experience as it’s got everything- trail, downhill and most trails lead back to the town. I found Maydena to be mental - I’m riding MTB for about a year so not overly experienced.

Great vibe in Derby and the hotel / pizza joint / cafes had great food and couldn’t do enough for you. Lot of riders walking around with lumps / missing skin / bruises / blood on their legs and arms. Not many riding with elbow pads. 2 of us hired a full face helmet at Maydena- just $20/day - would really recommend it 😀.

D4D - you’ll have a ball!
TC
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on January 26, 2019, 02:57:53 PM
Just back from Derby / Maydena - awesome week!

I’d rate Derby as the better experience as it’s got everything- trail, downhill and most trails lead back to the town. I found Maydena to be mental - I’m riding MTB for about a year so not overly experienced.

Great vibe in Derby and the hotel / pizza joint / cafes had great food and couldn’t do enough for you. Lot of riders walking around with lumps / missing skin / bruises / blood on their legs and arms. Not many riding with elbow pads. 2 of us hired a full face helmet at Maydena- just $20/day - would really recommend it 😀.

D4D - you’ll have a ball!
TC

Awesome, I had heard that re Derby vs. Maydena.

I can't wait, I just need to fix my Reverb dropper as the hydraulic line has sprung a leak :(
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Coolblue80 on January 27, 2019, 06:39:47 AM
Just putting the finishing touches on the 3 race bikes as we are going to test out our clubs new track. We've totally rebuilt the track including a new 5m start ramp. Haven't raced for about 3.5 months, so this is going to hurt. I've had a noise in the front of My GT Cruiser that I haven't been able to find and fix. Nearly went out and bought some new carbon forks thinking mine were starting to let go, hence the noise. Pulled my front end out, cleaned and lightly greased it, inspected everything. Couldn't find anything out of the ordinary. As I was putting it back together, I only put one spacer back on the stem to give it a bit more thread to engage on, but it bottomed out and I couldn't quite get enough preload on the headset. But the upside was no noise. Pulled it apart and put the other spacer in and the noise has come back. Looks like a bit of friction between the 2 spacers creating the noise. Spray some silicon spray on there and the noise is gone. Saved myself about $300-400 on a new set of forks.
Wish me luck on the new track, I'm gonna need it.
Cheers, Mike.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on January 27, 2019, 06:44:46 AM
^^^ Whoohoo ^^^

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on January 27, 2019, 06:46:19 AM
Check these blokes and their bikes out,  :o makes you wonder about how good they'd go if they had some of our gear.  ???

https://www.facebook.com/720549844694398/videos/278804669420723/?t=3 (https://www.facebook.com/720549844694398/videos/278804669420723/?t=3)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Coolblue80 on January 27, 2019, 09:07:32 AM
All done ready to rock and roll.
(https://i.imgur.com/WuOLKzl.jpg?1)
(https://i.imgur.com/RrDzXno.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Bird on January 27, 2019, 09:25:57 AM
Check these blokes and their bikes out,  :o makes you wonder about how good they'd go if they had some of our gear.  ???

https://www.facebook.com/720549844694398/videos/278804669420723/?t=3 (https://www.facebook.com/720549844694398/videos/278804669420723/?t=3)

Foo
theres some impressive cornering going on there with 50kgs of nana ballast!!!
reminds me of
(http://penneshaw89.weebly.com/uploads/4/5/7/0/45704317/cool-runnings.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: sparksy on January 27, 2019, 11:26:46 AM
Clearing out the shed and thinking of getting rid of this.
1997 Wheeler 3100.   What do you guys think would be a fair asking price.
(https://previews.dropbox.com/p/thumb/AAXBFvQD0W_YyaohjANWa8Aeen7jBCqk_c8fHz401R89ilwY548m22LLMus8mYbz1omCbGd7Ye9yZmyoBlXufeZN9uSTa_Yh0hlsKT6eP5DBrCaUMNvxW7t2xffvWpZl-QqaNvtMrERbsXjwTou03liLhuYZqRZ0bmEBAhQcW-ZF8J--E0X07yLMb_kDqyfIKo8cNv4dnt1l1gf7Pl90Bkp_vUKOqTinzEo7-IWS7pTWLw8aVLk2LTiT4X1QDbREsN0/p.jpeg?size=2048x1536&size_mode=3)
21.5" 54cm frame
Tektro brakes
RSX gears   Rear derallier serial RD A410
WL AR70 rims.
thanks
Wayne
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on January 27, 2019, 11:28:54 AM
Clearing out the shed and thinking of getting rid of this.
1993 Wheeler 3100.   What do you guys think would be a fair asking price.
(https://previews.dropbox.com/p/thumb/AAXBFvQD0W_YyaohjANWa8Aeen7jBCqk_c8fHz401R89ilwY548m22LLMus8mYbz1omCbGd7Ye9yZmyoBlXufeZN9uSTa_Yh0hlsKT6eP5DBrCaUMNvxW7t2xffvWpZl-QqaNvtMrERbsXjwTou03liLhuYZqRZ0bmEBAhQcW-ZF8J--E0X07yLMb_kDqyfIKo8cNv4dnt1l1gf7Pl90Bkp_vUKOqTinzEo7-IWS7pTWLw8aVLk2LTiT4X1QDbREsN0/p.jpeg?size=2048x1536&size_mode=3)
thanks
Wayne

What are the specs of it?  ???

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Pottsy on January 27, 2019, 11:42:32 AM
theres some impressive cornering going on there with 50kgs of nana ballast!!!
reminds me of
(http://penneshaw89.weebly.com/uploads/4/5/7/0/45704317/cool-runnings.jpg)

Qld nana farmers getting their produce to market quick and fresh! :D ;D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: sparksy on January 27, 2019, 12:10:30 PM
What are the specs of it?  ???

Foo

21.5" 54cm frame
Tektro brakes
RSX gears   Rear derallier serial RD A410
WL AR70 rims.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on January 27, 2019, 12:17:25 PM
Clearing out the shed and thinking of getting rid of this.
1997 Wheeler 3100.   What do you guys think would be a fair asking price.
(https://previews.dropbox.com/p/thumb/AAXBFvQD0W_YyaohjANWa8Aeen7jBCqk_c8fHz401R89ilwY548m22LLMus8mYbz1omCbGd7Ye9yZmyoBlXufeZN9uSTa_Yh0hlsKT6eP5DBrCaUMNvxW7t2xffvWpZl-QqaNvtMrERbsXjwTou03liLhuYZqRZ0bmEBAhQcW-ZF8J--E0X07yLMb_kDqyfIKo8cNv4dnt1l1gf7Pl90Bkp_vUKOqTinzEo7-IWS7pTWLw8aVLk2LTiT4X1QDbREsN0/p.jpeg?size=2048x1536&size_mode=3)
21.5" 54cm frame
Tektro brakes
RSX gears   Rear derallier serial RD A410
WL AR70 rims.
thanks
Wayne

$250-$300 would probably pull you up and that is if it's in good condition. You have to take into account the age and low end parts.

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: sparksy on January 27, 2019, 01:26:49 PM
Thanks for that. It needs new tyres and has a bit of surface rust so by your reckoning if I get 150 I'm right .
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on January 31, 2019, 06:21:13 AM
He who laughs last laughs loudest...
https://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/5879248/cop-that-f-king-d-head-cyclists-were-off-duty-policemen/ (https://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/5879248/cop-that-f-king-d-head-cyclists-were-off-duty-policemen/)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Bird on January 31, 2019, 09:41:57 AM
Quote from: D4D
He who laughs last laughs loudest...
https://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/5879248/cop-that-f-king-d-head-cyclists-were-off-duty-policemen/ (https://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/5879248/cop-that-f-king-d-head-cyclists-were-off-duty-policemen/)

So why werent they using the bike track even out of courtesy?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on January 31, 2019, 09:55:00 AM
So why werent they using the bike track even out of courtesy?

It is not a bike track it is shared path, big difference, and you can't ride two abreast on a shared path.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on January 31, 2019, 09:55:09 AM
So why weren't they using the bike track even out of courtesy?

Because I suspect the speed they are travelling at (guessing 25-35km/h) makes a shared path with pedestrians not the best option - they're travelling at 6-9x the speed a pedestrian is, but maybe 25-50% of the speed the traffic is on the road. Also, most shared paths force the cyclist to stop for each road crossing, whereas on the main carriageway they can carry on unabated.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Bird on January 31, 2019, 10:27:57 AM
Because I suspect the speed they are travelling at (guessing 25-35km/h) makes a shared path with pedestrians not the best option - they're travelling at 6-9x the speed a pedestrian is, but maybe 25-50% of the speed the traffic is on the road. Also, most shared paths force the cyclist to stop for each road crossing, whereas on the main carriageway they can carry on unabated.
looking at teh photo theres more chance of coming across a lost 747 than a pedistrian, and its not a wide road to be riding 2 wide and share with cars...


(https://static.ffx.io/images/$zoom_0.7%2C$multiply_1%2C$ratio_1.776846%2C$width_1059%2C$x_0%2C$y_0/t_crop_custom/w_788/q_86%2Cf_auto/0d03c688aaee680eae97ebbc814bec90e5920898)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on January 31, 2019, 10:58:48 AM
looking at teh photo theres more chance of coming across a lost 747 than a pedistrian, and its not a wide road to be riding 2 wide and share with cars...


I don't think you can draw that conclusion from seeing 100m of shared path/road. The cyclists are riding legally and have every right to be where they are. On country roads it is easier to see cyclists riding two abreast rather than single file.

This also makes for good reading.

(http://blkmav.com/bike/tac%20bike.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Bird on January 31, 2019, 11:38:02 AM
Quote from: D4D
I don't think you can draw that conclusion from seeing 100m of shared path/road. The cyclists are riding legally and have every right to be where they are. On country roads it is easier to see cyclists riding two abreast rather than single file.

yep they are all legal etc...

But its a narrow road (there are plenty like that around there).. and IMTWO comes back to courtesy, on a shared narrow road with tools like the car driver - in reality Im surprised he didnt try passing them on the "road" on the right, which would have been really ****d if you were on the bike as he'd have 2 wheels and more than 1/2 the car on the grass - even more IF he did give them the 1.5mtr gap.

We used to ride through that region quote often with our club, some roads are fairly average out there, but some are amazing, and the pace got quite... non legal real fast :D

I reckon I'd even feel safer on the path where the car is where the bikes should be, but I guess you don't look as awesome on a bike path as the road.

anyway YMMV
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on January 31, 2019, 11:44:42 AM
But its a narrow road (there are plenty like that around there).. and IMTWO comes back to courtesy

Exactly, the car driver needs to give the same courtesy to the cyclists as he would another car.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Bird on January 31, 2019, 03:32:27 PM
Quote from: D4D
Exactly, the car driver needs to give the same courtesy to the cyclists as he would another car.

so the bike riders dont? I'd have thought everyone needs to be as courteous as each other.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on January 31, 2019, 05:53:38 PM
so the bike riders dont? I'd have thought everyone needs to be as courteous as each other.

Agreed, I can't see how the cyclists weren't being courteous. I'm sure the cyclists would have dropped back to single file if the muppet in the 4wd was driving on the road and not on the shared path.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: alnjan on January 31, 2019, 07:21:45 PM
Agreed, I can't see how the cyclists weren't being courteous. I'm sure the cyclists would have dropped back to single file if the muppet in the 4wd was driving on the road and not on the shared path.

or they could have simply ridden on the path
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: duggie on January 31, 2019, 07:53:43 PM
I reckon that they were stretching the 1.5 metre tape measure in a few of the shots  as well ,
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on January 31, 2019, 08:04:53 PM
or they could have simply ridden on the path

Do we have to go over this again...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Benduro on January 31, 2019, 08:11:46 PM
The two biggest Flogs of the Year: the bloke who took the video, and the one who set up the go fund me account to pay the morons fine!
Such a hero with his 2000+kg vs 200kg approx' combined weight of cyclists.
I wish cyclist hating drivers would pick on someone their own size (and weight) >:(
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on February 10, 2019, 05:49:16 PM
Troy is attacking the Idaho Trail again.  :cup:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/196108181144221/408435419911495/?comment_id=408445926577111&notif_id=1549780174802384&notif_t=group_comment_reply (https://www.facebook.com/groups/196108181144221/408435419911495/?comment_id=408445926577111&notif_id=1549780174802384&notif_t=group_comment_reply)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on February 10, 2019, 06:30:22 PM
Troy is attacking the Idaho Trail again.  :cup:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/196108181144221/408435419911495/?comment_id=408445926577111&notif_id=1549780174802384&notif_t=group_comment_reply (https://www.facebook.com/groups/196108181144221/408435419911495/?comment_id=408445926577111&notif_id=1549780174802384&notif_t=group_comment_reply)

Foo

pretty sure he's in Alaska for the Iditarod.

and that group you linked to is a closed group. So may not be viewable by others.

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on February 10, 2019, 06:32:47 PM
pretty sure he's in Alaska for the Iditarod.

and that group you linked to is a closed group. So may not be viewable by others.

Yeah, I new it was Idi sompin.  :-[ I'll update seein as it's a secret squirrel one. Didn't notice that because I'm on his FB and he's on my GOFAR site.

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on February 11, 2019, 08:51:55 AM
or they could have simply ridden on the path
A quick look on google earth tells a much better story. The 'path' which is still under construction, joins the road from a highway underpass about half way along swamp Rd, runs for less than 1 km then abruptly stops again, in the dirt, with no way of getting back onto the road. In a word - useless. If you've ever ridden a bike you'd understand how completely ineffectual most of the bike paths are. Brisbane city council boasts they've built thousands of kilometres of bike paths and networks - in actual fact (apart from a few crackers which I use all the time like the SE freeway/coro drive bike paths) most of the paths on the cycle network maps are just bicycle signs painted on the road with no other change. I cruise at just under 30 kph moving average. There is little to zero chance of me getting off my bike, carrying it across the ditch, riding 700m, getting off and carrying it back across the ditch, and carrying on. I will choose a PROPER bike path over a road every time, however, and ride extremely early to avoid traffic where I can. I am so glad the guys were off duty coppers, the bloke in the ute is an imbecile.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on February 22, 2019, 11:55:15 AM
It would appear that I may have accidentally bought a 27 plus hardtail yesterday.....

https://www.bicyclesonline.com.au/polygon-entiat-tr6-27.5-trail-mountain-bike?gclid=Cj0KCQiAtbnjBRDBARIsAO3zDl-U4hjIUdo4HLs09ZS0nGRD6EHhG-4A5lT5yZIfX2nTNf99RV70Vk4aAg0iEALw_wcB (https://www.bicyclesonline.com.au/polygon-entiat-tr6-27.5-trail-mountain-bike?gclid=Cj0KCQiAtbnjBRDBARIsAO3zDl-U4hjIUdo4HLs09ZS0nGRD6EHhG-4A5lT5yZIfX2nTNf99RV70Vk4aAg0iEALw_wcB)

Looking forward to it turning up.

I basically wore out my 29'er.

I am just a middle aged, heavy (100 k.g. plus) fitness rider so I think it should be about right for me. Going from 22 to 25 and now to 28mm on the roady has been a progression in plushness and comfort so I figure going for more volume on the MTB won't be too bad. I already had 2.4's on the 29'er.

Any other plus owners? Thoughts? I should have some to add by the end of next week.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on February 22, 2019, 04:12:26 PM
It would appear that I may have accidentally bought a 27 plus hardtail yesterday.....

https://www.bicyclesonline.com.au/polygon-entiat-tr6-27.5-trail-mountain-bike?gclid=Cj0KCQiAtbnjBRDBARIsAO3zDl-U4hjIUdo4HLs09ZS0nGRD6EHhG-4A5lT5yZIfX2nTNf99RV70Vk4aAg0iEALw_wcB (https://www.bicyclesonline.com.au/polygon-entiat-tr6-27.5-trail-mountain-bike?gclid=Cj0KCQiAtbnjBRDBARIsAO3zDl-U4hjIUdo4HLs09ZS0nGRD6EHhG-4A5lT5yZIfX2nTNf99RV70Vk4aAg0iEALw_wcB)

Looking forward to it turning up.

I basically wore out my 29'er.

I am just a middle aged, heavy (100 k.g. plus) fitness rider so I think it should be about right for me. Going from 22 to 25 and now to 28mm on the roady has been a progression in plushness and comfort so I figure going for more volume on the MTB won't be too bad. I already had 2.4's on the 29'er.

Any other plus owners? Thoughts? I should have some to add by the end of next week.

I'm a none conformist with wide tyres on roadies I prefer a max of 25mm tyres, because I like the sharpness of the narrow tyres for speed and twitchiness.  ;) On the Track I use 19mm and pressures that go to 290psi. My 29er, I prefer to run at 50psi, otherwise, I get slippage when cornering hard.  :o

The geometry of the 27 compared to the 29er is supposed to be very different.

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: topcat on February 22, 2019, 10:23:21 PM
G’day GBC - a mate has Schwalbe Nobby Nic tyres and reckons they’re brilliant (he has 29” x 2.6”).
The spec reads well so look forward to your ride report.
TC
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on February 24, 2019, 05:42:18 AM
Last day of riding in Derby, trails are hard but awesome, only binned it a few times. Detonate was a highlight, seriously hardcore trail, riding that trail at race speed would be nuts.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on February 24, 2019, 06:53:10 AM
 8)  :cup:

 :worthles:

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on February 24, 2019, 07:06:40 AM
8)  :cup:

 :worthles:

Foo

And some gopro footage

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on February 24, 2019, 04:27:00 PM
For anyone that wants to keep track of Troy.

http://www.iditarodtrailinvitational.com/tracking?fbclid=IwAR2ghZ4iqG__8Kyh37QVs_5eM1lJa7ceOSjQjE4O66FFSVZpiurFVNGFA1s (http://www.iditarodtrailinvitational.com/tracking?fbclid=IwAR2ghZ4iqG__8Kyh37QVs_5eM1lJa7ceOSjQjE4O66FFSVZpiurFVNGFA1s)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on February 25, 2019, 07:52:42 PM
Looks like Troy is off to a flier.

I got that plus bike today. It is like a flying armchair. It’s actually lighter than the 29er but it is going to take some getting used to with sorting out tyre pressures etc. I think it will suit my purpose and should go well for a bit of bike packing on the rail trail.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: gronk on February 25, 2019, 09:19:35 PM
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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: gronk on February 25, 2019, 09:21:28 PM
There is little to zero chance of me getting off my bike, carrying it across the ditch, riding 700m, getting off and carrying it back across the ditch, and carrying on.

Why not ??
I thought the idea of riding a bike was exercise, and that looks like excellent exercise .. :cheers:
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on February 26, 2019, 05:34:58 AM
Looks like Troy is off to a flier.


If you look to the list of names on the right of the page... you can filter the list of names by miles ridden. (just click on the little arrow above the distance, once puts them from least to most, twice lists them from most to least)

You'll see that Troy currently looks like he's 6th or thereabouts.

but if you click the little + beside each riders name, you'll see their details. Including which distance they're racing in.

Most in front of him are doing the shorter 350mile event, and one is even doing the 150mile "sprint".

He's currently leading the 1,000mile by around 20 miles over the next rider. But he's only a 101 miles in... and it's a long way to Nome...

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on February 26, 2019, 05:41:06 AM
If you look to the list of names on the right of the page... you can filter the list of names by miles ridden. (just click on the little arrow above the distance, once puts them from least to most, twice lists them from most to least)

You'll see that Troy currently looks like he's 6th or thereabouts.

but if you click the little + beside each riders name, you'll see their details. Including which distance they're racing in.

Most in front of him are doing the shorter 350mile event, and one is even doing the 150mile "sprint".

He's currently leading the 1,000mile by around 20 miles over the next rider. But he's only a 101 miles in... and it's a long way to Nome...

Just the fact he did 100miles on a loaded fatbike in the snow in a day is a sobering thought - esp on day 1. Yes the site is a bit clunky on a phone but I got there. I have a few triathlete mates and their tracking sites are similar for Kona etc.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on February 26, 2019, 05:48:50 AM
Just the fact he did 100miles on a loaded fatbike in the snow in a day is a sobering thought - esp on day 1. Yes the site is a bit clunky on a phone but I got there. I have a few triathlete mates and their tracking sites are similar for Kona etc.

and that new frame he's on is a prototype that he only received a day before he flew out.

In fact, due to an issue with his SRAM Eagle cassette, he couldn't even ride the bike until he got to Alaska. (we organised our friends at e*thirteen in California to ship one of their cassettes direct to his place in Alaska "overnight")

He sent me a "test ride" vid from out front of his place in Brisbane... no chain or cassette... so it looked like he was on the worlds biggest balance bike bwahahahahahahahahahaha (oh and the studded tyres make a hell of a racket on sealed roads)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on February 26, 2019, 05:56:26 AM
and that new frame he's on is a prototype that he only received a day before he flew out.

In fact, due to an issue with his SRAM Eagle cassette, he couldn't even ride the bike until he got to Alaska. (we organised our friends at e*thirteen in California to ship one of their cassettes direct to his place in Alaska "overnight")

He sent me a "test ride" vid from out front of his place in Brisbane... no chain or cassette... so it looked like he was on the worlds biggest balance bike bwahahahahahahahahahaha (oh and the studded tyres make a hell of a racket on sealed roads)
Wow. Must be worth the risk to cut it so fine. Glad it all worked out - I couldn’t imagine the feeling of being mechanicalled of an event like that before the start. I’ll bet there were some tense moments for you? Go area 54!
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on February 26, 2019, 05:17:18 PM
Some pics from Derby, amazing place, amazing riding, gravity is a biatch, need to go again! Sifting though 4 hours of GoPro footage, so it will be a while before I post videos.

(http://blkmav.com/derby/derby1.jpg)
(http://blkmav.com/derby/derby2.jpg)
(http://blkmav.com/derby/derby3.jpg)
(http://blkmav.com/derby/derby4.jpg)
(http://blkmav.com/derby/derby5.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Paddler Ed on February 26, 2019, 05:51:23 PM
Coming up to 2 years ago we were there... missed out on a job earlier this year in Launceston which was a bugger....
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on March 01, 2019, 06:50:43 AM
If you look to the list of names on the right of the page... you can filter the list of names by miles ridden. (just click on the little arrow above the distance, once puts them from least to most, twice lists them from most to least)

You'll see that Troy currently looks like he's 6th or thereabouts.

but if you click the little + beside each riders name, you'll see their details. Including which distance they're racing in.

Most in front of him are doing the shorter 350mile event, and one is even doing the 150mile "sprint".

He's currently leading the 1,000mile by around 20 miles over the next rider. But he's only a 101 miles in... and it's a long way to Nome...

In the lead but going by his times he was walking all day. Not fun.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on March 02, 2019, 06:43:18 AM
Video from my recent Derby trip (not my video)
https://vimeo.com/320401158
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on March 02, 2019, 06:56:17 AM
What a magic area for a ride D4D but you'd want to be competent in your abilities on the bike.  8)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on March 02, 2019, 07:01:28 AM
What a magic area for a ride D4D but you'd want to be competent in your abilities on the bike.  8)

It was an amazing area to ride. A number of times I was too busy looking at the scenery and almost came undone. I did walk the double black trails as I like my collar bones the way they are.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on March 02, 2019, 07:47:47 AM
Looks like you guys would have been literally the next crew after a mob of blokes from Brissy I know. Getting tired of mtb vids without me in them  :'(
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on March 02, 2019, 08:03:32 AM
Looks like you guys would have been literally the next crew after a mob of blokes from Brissy I know. Getting tired of mtb vids without me in them  :'(

Get down there, it is awesome. Depending on how much and what you ride, you do need a high level of fitness and technical ability. I wasn't used to the steepness and length of the trails, it took a while to get used to it. We were doing 30-40 klms a day, with some double black trails thrown in. Only way to do it is shuttles, otherwise you spend your time climbing up the hill getting passed by all the shuttle buses.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: xcvator on March 02, 2019, 11:17:02 AM
Expert help needed. I would like to get a bike for when we are travelling, I can't hang it on the back of the van or put it on the roof so  it has to fit in the back of the Mux. I'm about 5'6 " and 90 kg's, budget is under $500-00 (pensioner ) and I can't see myself doing anymore than very gentle terrain.
What I would like :-

Budget Max $500-00 (new or 2nd hand )

Folding but with largish wheels ( easier to pedal )

Internal gears (cleaner in car ? )

Maybe "step through frame " (I'm 72 and not super agile )

If not folding, quick release front and rear wheels (smaller space needed)

Puncture proof tyres, not fatties but something for bush tracks (gentle )

Maybe a basket for bread/milk/beer

A VERY comfortable seat to cushion my but and goolies

In the photo you can see where it will have to go, the 1/3 seat can be folded forward if need be

So what are your reccommendations ?

Cheers Keith
 
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on March 02, 2019, 11:28:49 AM
I'm very suss on folding bikes. Internal geared hub wheels aren't particularly cheap neither plus present a problem to work on yourself.  ;)

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on March 02, 2019, 11:31:57 AM
Aldi folding bike. Comes with a bag and all. Every 2nd nomad has one. They look like they do the business. Internal hubs are heavy and expensive as foo said.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: cyberess on March 03, 2019, 09:39:10 AM
Expert help needed. I would like to get a bike for when we are travelling, I can't hang it on the back of the van or put it on the roof so  it has to fit in the back of the Mux. I'm about 5'6 " and 90 kg's, budget is under $500-00 (pensioner ) and I can't see myself doing anymore than very gentle terrain.
What I would like :-

Budget Max $500-00 (new or 2nd hand )

Folding but with largish wheels ( easier to pedal )

Internal gears (cleaner in car ? )

<snip>

So what are your reccommendations ?

Cheers Keith


I am probably going to blow your budget -- but this is just food for thought and especially when you have asked for "easier to pedal", I would recommend a folding electric bike something like

(https://i.ibb.co/9qmdyGV/Folding-Electric-bike001.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/JBRyqm1/Folding-Electric-bike002.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/v12ktbV/Folding-Electric-bike003.jpg)

Those images are from https://electricbikes.net.au/folding (https://electricbikes.net.au/folding)  I really don't know that vendor, but he was good to talk with..

To solve puncture issue, you could convert the tyres to tubless  --  That's what I did on a Electric fat bike which I have now covered over 830 klms since I purchased it, and have been down many bush and walking tracks and no issues -- http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=55218.msg965352#msg965352 (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=55218.msg965352#msg965352)

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: xcvator on March 03, 2019, 12:29:20 PM
I am probably going to blow your budget -- but this is just food for thought and especially when you have asked for "easier to pedal", I would recommend a folding electric bike something like

(https://i.ibb.co/9qmdyGV/Folding-Electric-bike001.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/JBRyqm1/Folding-Electric-bike002.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/v12ktbV/Folding-Electric-bike003.jpg)

Those images are from https://electricbikes.net.au/folding (https://electricbikes.net.au/folding)  I really don't know that vendor, but he was good to talk with..

To solve puncture issue, you could convert the tyres to tubless  --  That's what I did on a Electric fat bike which I have now covered over 830 klms since I purchased it, and have been down many bush and walking tracks and no issues -- http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=55218.msg965352#msg965352 (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=55218.msg965352#msg965352)

 :cheers:


Don't do that to me   (http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/flirt/hubba-hubba-smiley-emoticon.gif) (http://www.sherv.net/)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: xcvator on March 06, 2019, 08:39:58 PM
Which 1 to get ?
https://electricbikes.net.au/folding (https://electricbikes.net.au/folding) (+shipping)

or
https://www.bikeradar.com/au/commuting/gear/category/bikes/folding/product/crane-folding-e-bike-aldi-review-52440/ (https://www.bikeradar.com/au/commuting/gear/category/bikes/folding/product/crane-folding-e-bike-aldi-review-52440/)  (walk in and pick it up )
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Black Diamond on March 06, 2019, 08:45:24 PM
Which 1 to get ?
https://electricbikes.net.au/folding (https://electricbikes.net.au/folding) (+shipping)

or
https://www.bikeradar.com/au/commuting/gear/category/bikes/folding/product/crane-folding-e-bike-aldi-review-52440/ (https://www.bikeradar.com/au/commuting/gear/category/bikes/folding/product/crane-folding-e-bike-aldi-review-52440/)  (walk in and pick it up )

How about this one foss  :-*
Yes before you tell me I’ll go and get taxidermied   ;D

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Bird on March 07, 2019, 08:56:56 AM
Which 1 to get ?
https://electricbikes.net.au/folding (https://electricbikes.net.au/folding) (+shipping)

or
https://www.bikeradar.com/au/commuting/gear/category/bikes/folding/product/crane-folding-e-bike-aldi-review-52440/ (https://www.bikeradar.com/au/commuting/gear/category/bikes/folding/product/crane-folding-e-bike-aldi-review-52440/)  (walk in and pick it up )
Personally I'd wanna see and try before buying... you'd be pissed if it ends up not being what you wanted and never ended up using it.

but I agree with BD...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on March 07, 2019, 01:50:57 PM
Which 1 to get ?
https://electricbikes.net.au/folding (https://electricbikes.net.au/folding) (+shipping)

or
https://www.bikeradar.com/au/commuting/gear/category/bikes/folding/product/crane-folding-e-bike-aldi-review-52440/ (https://www.bikeradar.com/au/commuting/gear/category/bikes/folding/product/crane-folding-e-bike-aldi-review-52440/)  (walk in and pick it up )

Based on the links the Aldi one is looking good with name brand parts.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on March 07, 2019, 03:18:49 PM
Based on the links the Aldi one is looking good with name brand parts.

I think the same plus its a lot easier wandering into any Aldi to do a warranty claim if required

HH
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on March 08, 2019, 07:29:32 AM
Got home to find another personally signed book waiting for me.   8)

His list of Titles and Wins is unreal.  :cup:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190307/ffacd642bd884aa5b04da64b9d38fa0a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190307/46f372bdbf3acb0b1dcc41c5760058c6.jpg)

Foo

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Coolblue80 on March 10, 2019, 12:18:16 PM
First night racing on the new track for me. Did well, no stacks. I had actually sold my race bike and was supposed to box it up and send it to Melbourne. The kids were in my ear about quitting and I really do enjoy racing. I would have ended up with a new bike down the track. Much to old mate's disappointment, I pulled out of the sale. Felt Shitty about doing it but at the end of the day it's my bike. Anyway, I'm sticking with racing.
(http://i.imgur.com/8yVSid2.jpg) (https://imgur.com/8yVSid2)
(http://i.imgur.com/pKXI3ld.jpg) (https://imgur.com/pKXI3ld)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on March 10, 2019, 04:20:43 PM
First night racing on the new track for me. Did well, no stacks. I had actually sold my race bike and was supposed to box it up and send it to Melbourne. The kids were in my ear about quitting and I really do enjoy racing. I would have ended up with a new bike down the track. Much to old mate's disappointment, I pulled out of the sale. Felt Shitty about doing it but at the end of the day it's my bike. Anyway, I'm sticking with racing.
(http://i.imgur.com/8yVSid2.jpg) (https://imgur.com/8yVSid2)
(http://i.imgur.com/pKXI3ld.jpg) (https://imgur.com/pKXI3ld)


This is the most important part and also, you can pass on knowledge to the youngins if they are willing to listen.  :cup: I got back into Track Racing three years ago, after being away from it for 34yrs and I love the atmosphere and the buzz from it. Sadly I can't race at the level that I want to be at but I have a long term goal to work towards and when I can get my fitness back, I will, be a force to be reckoned with.  :cheers: Enjoy it for as long as you can and stuff anyone that tells you you are to old!  >:D

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on March 12, 2019, 07:35:50 AM
time to upgrade the tyres on my giant roam 2...

currently have the original 700x40c giant tyres on (which have been very good), and was looking to change them up with something like this:

https://www.pushys.com.au/maxxis-overdrive-700x38c-hybrid-tyre.html (https://www.pushys.com.au/maxxis-overdrive-700x38c-hybrid-tyre.html)


the price is right and i only really do road and path riding...

anyone have any thoughts on different brands, sizing, etc?

i haven't bought tyres for my bike before... just want something that will be smooth on the road...
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on March 12, 2019, 02:14:19 PM
Maxxis have a good name for this type of riding but I can't give you an honest opinion as I only buy 23mm tyres for my road bike and fixie.

Foo

Hurry up corkhead!

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on March 12, 2019, 05:41:12 PM
time to upgrade the tyres on my giant roam 2...

anyone have any thoughts on different brands, sizing, etc?

Are your current tyres wire bead? I'd probably go something with a flexible bead as they will be way lighter. Being lighter means easier to pedal.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on March 12, 2019, 06:02:03 PM
Are your current tyres wire bead? I'd probably go something with a flexible bead as they will be way lighter. Being lighter means easier to pedal.

current tyres are a wire bead...

these are my current tyres:

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/p-rx2-tire (https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/p-rx2-tire)


have you got an example?  i have tried searching for 'flexible' bead tyres, but not coming up with much...  are they called by a different name?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on March 12, 2019, 06:05:04 PM
if i read correctly, 'folding' bead is what you are suggesting?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: cyberess on March 12, 2019, 08:48:38 PM
<snip>
currently have the original 700x40c giant tyres on (which have been very good), and was looking to change them up with something like this:
https://www.pushys.com.au/maxxis-overdrive-700x38c-hybrid-tyre.html (https://www.pushys.com.au/maxxis-overdrive-700x38c-hybrid-tyre.html)

the price is right and i only really do road and path riding...


Those Tyres look pretty good -- maybe if you're resetting up your wheels, maybe think of converting them to tubeless -- as like Ghetto Tubeless using a split tube technique and tyre sealant.

You might have to use a wider 20" or 24" tube, and it's surprising simple to do.

Just today before I set off for a ride, I checked my tyres --
(https://i.ibb.co/MNNvppf/Bike-Tyre-Ghetto-Tubeless001.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/YXhVQzs/Bike-Tyre-Ghetto-Tubeless002.jpg)
That's tyre sealant on the outside of the tyre, in 2 places, The tyre must of picked up a thorn, and/or piece of glass, no probs added 2 more PSI --  and went on a 9km ride.

More info how I done the split tube ghetto tubeless setup http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=55218.msg965352#msg965352 (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=55218.msg965352#msg965352) 

 :cheers:
 

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on March 12, 2019, 09:10:03 PM
if i read correctly, 'folding' bead is what you are suggesting?
That would be correct.

Foo

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on March 13, 2019, 05:22:25 AM
if i read correctly, 'folding' bead is what you are suggesting?

Yeah, my bad
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Poita on March 13, 2019, 07:46:33 AM
My commute is 50% gravel/bitumen. I have used for the last 2000km Panaracer Gravel King SK. I run tubeless as well. I run 32mm on a CX and it keeps up great with my roady mates on social rides.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: paceman on March 13, 2019, 08:06:18 AM
not sure i am up for the tubeless just yet... :)

looks a bit complicated for me...

i'm pretty happy with tubes... i'm not a pro, by any stretch, just a casual rider...

the rims are giant gx-02 rims, which are a 622x19 rim...

maybe something like this:

https://www.pushys.com.au/maxxis-speed-terrane-700x33c-exo-tr-carbon-folding-cyclocross-tyre.html (https://www.pushys.com.au/maxxis-speed-terrane-700x33c-exo-tr-carbon-folding-cyclocross-tyre.html)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on March 16, 2019, 06:10:59 AM
So it looks like Troy will roll home in third place after 21 odd days on the Iditarod, and carrying an injury by the sounds of it. If anyone knows more about how the 2nd pair caught up so quickly I’d like to know. Just tactics or more sinister?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on March 16, 2019, 08:48:34 AM
So it looks like Troy will roll home in third place after 21 odd days on the Iditarod, and carrying an injury by the sounds of it. If anyone knows more about how the 2nd pair caught up so quickly I’d like to know. Just tactics or more sinister?
They worked as a team, which is against the rules. His feet are going to take some time to heal after this.

Foo

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on March 16, 2019, 09:19:16 AM
2019 Indypac is underway, 5500klms across AU self supported, what an adventure
https://indianpacificwheelrace2019.maprogress.com/
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on March 16, 2019, 09:58:29 AM
They worked as a team, which is against the rules. His feet are going to take some time to heal after this.

Foo

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Is there a better site to get Troy's updates? I'm just following the ITI tracking page. I used to talk to him a bit on Outerlimits years ago and have followed his exploits.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Kangaron on March 16, 2019, 03:58:10 PM
Found in a country Aldi store for Keith.
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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: moeite on March 16, 2019, 05:02:04 PM
I've got a few bikes in the shed ATM. The old grey touring bike made of Reynolds 531DB frame, forks and stays, Mavic rims and Campagnolo running gear. For the gearing freaks it's a "Half step plus Granny" setup consisting of 13,16,19,23,18 &34 sprockets and 44,40&24 chainrings. Still ride it around and it's the most comfortable bike I own.Can't find any pcs of it though.
There's a Giant ATX mountain/touring bike which has been across the Gunbarrel Highway (unsupported in a group of four), up and down the Birdsville and Strzelecki tracks as well a few other outback "roads".
Then there's this - a Moulton APB S7 seven speed Sturmey Archer hub geared fully suspended detachable. I still use it quite a bit for towing a trailer down to the shops and back.
All of my bikes have Brooks seats... :D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on March 16, 2019, 09:10:39 PM
Is there a better site to get Troy's updates? I'm just following the ITI tracking page. I used to talk to him a bit on Outerlimits years ago and have followed his exploits.
I am on his private FB page for the ride and it was an invite one.

Looks like he could nearly make 3rd place.

Foo

Hurry up corkhead!

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on March 16, 2019, 09:37:47 PM
Troy is 12 miles from the finish as about 15mins ago.

Foo

Hurry up corkhead!

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on March 17, 2019, 05:00:28 PM
Troy got to Nome in third place.  :cup:

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on March 18, 2019, 09:47:23 AM
Pic of him at the finish line.

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on March 18, 2019, 10:07:13 AM
Is it the photo or is that a monstrous wheelbase?

Amazing achievement.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on March 18, 2019, 10:28:50 AM
Is it the photo or is that a monstrous wheelbase?

Amazing achievement.

https://www.murucycles.com/canning-expedition-fatbike (https://www.murucycles.com/canning-expedition-fatbike)

extended wheelbase. More ability to haul gear. More stability on soft surfaces.

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on March 18, 2019, 10:56:23 AM
Very impressive. That is a whole lot of chain haha - in a good way.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on March 18, 2019, 01:31:54 PM
Pic of him at the finish line.
Thanks, that's a good pic. 😎

Foo

Hurry up corkhead!

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: DrewXT on March 19, 2019, 10:27:42 PM
https://www.murucycles.com/canning-expedition-fatbike (https://www.murucycles.com/canning-expedition-fatbike)

extended wheelbase. More ability to haul gear. More stability on soft surfaces.
Damn you've got some nice frames on your website...any sneak previews of the Gravel frame?

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Rumpig on April 04, 2019, 09:30:13 PM
Just stumbled across a YouTube channel some of you may be interested in (guessing some already know it also)....lohan Gueorguiev is his name, I just watched his See the World 29 video of him travelling in Argentina which was a good watch, gunna have to start going through his earlier videos now
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Rumpig on April 08, 2019, 10:23:50 PM
Just watched loohans latest video, what an epic adventurer  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xLG35fCRoUg
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on April 14, 2019, 07:08:47 PM
Took the gravel bike for a spin today on the O’Shannassy Aqueduct Trail. Ripper ride but my legs are now feeling the 1000m of climbing.

(http://blkmav.com/bike/osat.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: xcvator on April 14, 2019, 07:44:23 PM
Took the gravel bike for a spin today on the O’Shannassy Aqueduct Trail. Ripper ride but my legs are now feeling the 1000m of climbing.

(http://blkmav.com/bike/osat.jpg)


Should have borrowed my Aldi electric bike   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on April 14, 2019, 08:14:02 PM
Should have borrowed my Aldi electric bike   ;D ;D ;D

That would be cheating :)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GBC on April 15, 2019, 03:16:24 AM
Sad news. The Cippo went down in the Brisbane - GC ride a couple of weeks ago and someone landed on him. He still finished and rode back to brissy but there was a bit of damage done. He was on a set of lightweight wheels which were also damaged. Insurance claim $19.5k. New frame hopefully by Easter as it has to be made for him - again.

Quick update, turns out the projected timing was spot on and the new frame turned up this week. No time for bike shops so he built it in the garage and raced it yesterday in the Brisbane grand fondo which is part of the road race series. Grabbed a third and qualified for the world’s which I believe are in some Nordic country this year. We will see if he goes. I’m enjoying following him socially because I surely can’t ride with him - for very long haha. I have had a few niggles with that polygon 27.5 plus bike I bought so to be fair to the seller who is working hard, on I’ll wait on the review until we are all good.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on April 19, 2019, 10:48:47 AM
Damn you've got some nice frames on your website...any sneak previews of the Gravel frame?

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just got some new drawings back last night from my framebuilder.

the plan is keep thing fairly simple and use things we like, trust and use on other models. Like 44mm headtubes, 31.6mm seatposts, full run cable outers and threaded bottom brackets.

Our regular adjustable Rocker dropouts will be an option with vertical dropouts as standard. Rockers alloy it to be set up as 135/QR, 135/12, 142/12, 135/QR Rohloff, 142/12 Rohloff and singlespeed. As a Rohloff evangelist myself, I wanted the capability to set the frame up with one if you want.

Even a dropper post port will be standard. (yes... I'm serious)

Rack and cage mounts for days.

and plenty of tyre clearance.

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on April 19, 2019, 11:35:49 AM
just got some new drawings back last night from my framebuilder.

the plan is keep thing fairly simple and use things we like, trust and use on other models. Like 44mm headtubes, 31.6mm seatposts and threaded bottom brackets.

Our regular adjustable Rocker dropouts will be an option with vertical dropouts as standard.

Even a dropper post port will be standard. (yes... I'm serious)

Rack and cage mounts for days.

and plenty of tyre clearance.



I like the sound of that spec, try and keep the geometry bag friendly too.

Good idea re the threaded BB, I've got no idea why Norco used a pressfit BB on the Search, squeaky squeak :(
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: MuruCycles on April 19, 2019, 11:53:37 AM
I like the sound of that spec, try and keep the geometry bag friendly too.

Good idea re the threaded BB, I've got no idea why Norco used a pressfit BB on the Search, squeaky squeak :(

I keep getting pressured by some people to go with PF30. And it's just not gunna' happen.

threaded just plain works.

Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on May 02, 2019, 12:12:17 PM
Got my Avanti fixie put back together with some Suntour hubs Araya rimned singles running Gali 170mm cranks with a  Izumi 3/32nd chain and Sugino drilled 48t front ring.  8)

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Foo

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: DrewXT on May 03, 2019, 09:17:40 PM
Has anyone built up a Chinese open mould carbon bike?

Contemplating building up a gravel bike on 650B's...

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on May 04, 2019, 06:37:31 AM
Has anyone built up a Chinese open mould carbon bike?

Contemplating building up a gravel bike on 650B's...

I looked into this a while ago. Lot's of stories that are good and bad, longevity/frame cracking is the key issue. In the end I bought a name brand bike as I didn't want to take the risk.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: DrewXT on May 06, 2019, 12:11:02 AM
I looked into this a while ago. Lot's of stories that are good and bad, longevity/frame cracking is the key issue. In the end I bought a name brand bike as I didn't want to take the risk.
After pricing it up, I'm leaning heavily towards a shop bike too... Want a bsa bottom bracket if I can find one...

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on June 16, 2019, 12:39:56 PM
I've been putting a lot of klms on the gravel bike and thought it was about time I got a bike fit. All I can say is wow, a few tweaks to the seat height/position, bars/levers, pedals/cleats and now it fits like a glove. I had the bike setup about 80% there, the bike fit got the last 20%. If you're in MEL go see Stewart @ http://www.riderfit.cc/ (http://www.riderfit.cc/)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: DrewXT on June 16, 2019, 08:33:32 PM
I've been putting a lot of klms on the gravel bike and thought it was about time I got a bike fit. All I can say is wow, a few tweaks to the seat height/position, bars/levers, pedals/cleats and now it fits like a glove. I had the bike setup about 80% there, the bike fit got the last 20%. If you're in MEL go see Stewart @ http://www.riderfit.cc/ (http://www.riderfit.cc/)
Did you have to swap any components, or just adjust them?

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on June 17, 2019, 05:54:29 AM
Did you have to swap any components, or just adjust them?

I went in thinking I'd have to swap to a shorter stem, however Stewart was able to setup my bike within tolerance without swapping any parts. I went with the 'new bike' setup package, which is a basic setup. There are more options to get way detailed in the setup. What I have noticed is that previously when I jumped on the bike and my body found it's natural position, it wasn't the optimum for power/comfort. After the setup I can jump on and the that default position is perfect. Hard to explain until you go through it.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: DrewXT on June 17, 2019, 05:02:57 PM
No, I get it... Have had bike fits done on all of my bikes, need them all refit though, and looking at a gravel bike at the moment, just not sure which yet

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on June 17, 2019, 05:50:10 PM
...and looking at a gravel bike at the moment, just not sure which yet

What size frame are you?
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: DrewXT on June 17, 2019, 06:01:20 PM
What size frame are you?
52 in a roadie, so maybe a 50 in a gravel? Dunno

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on June 17, 2019, 06:43:27 PM
52 in a roadie, so maybe a 50 in a gravel? Dunno

You need a Kevin in your life :)
https://www.curvecycling.com.au/collections/frames/products/kevin-of-steel-curve-gxr-steel-grovel-v3 (https://www.curvecycling.com.au/collections/frames/products/kevin-of-steel-curve-gxr-steel-grovel-v3)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: DrewXT on June 17, 2019, 08:38:48 PM
You need a Kevin in your life :)
https://www.curvecycling.com.au/collections/frames/products/kevin-of-steel-curve-gxr-steel-grovel-v3 (https://www.curvecycling.com.au/collections/frames/products/kevin-of-steel-curve-gxr-steel-grovel-v3)
I'm keen to see what the gravel frame Muru releases will be like....

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on June 21, 2019, 07:32:22 AM
My mail is Froome is finished, after his crash. 

Foo

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on June 29, 2019, 07:09:25 PM
I put a deposit on a new MTB today, can't wait to get it...

(https://bikerumor.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Ibis-Ripmo-long-travel-29er-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: DrewXT on June 29, 2019, 07:19:25 PM
I put a deposit on a new MTB today, can't wait to get it...

(https://bikerumor.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Ibis-Ripmo-long-travel-29er-3.jpg)
I'll play - what is it?  Ibis?

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on June 29, 2019, 07:25:38 PM
I'll play - what is it?  Ibis?
Ibis Ripmo
https://www.ibiscycles.com/bikes/ripmo/ (https://www.ibiscycles.com/bikes/ripmo/)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: DrewXT on June 29, 2019, 07:29:03 PM
Ibis Ripmo
https://www.ibiscycles.com/bikes/ripmo/ (https://www.ibiscycles.com/bikes/ripmo/)
Nice one mate, let me know if you're getting rid of the gravel

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on June 30, 2019, 10:06:17 AM
Ibis Ripmo
https://www.ibiscycles.com/bikes/ripmo/ (https://www.ibiscycles.com/bikes/ripmo/)

So no change outta $3600? at a quick guess?  ???

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on June 30, 2019, 03:25:35 PM
So no change outta $3600? at a quick guess?  ???

I wish, the build has hit 5 digits :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on June 30, 2019, 03:28:33 PM
I wish, the build has hit 5 digits :o :o :o :o :o

WTF?  :o I coulda sworn that I saw $2999 for the frame.  ??? Well you better enlighten us with the component list.

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on June 30, 2019, 03:37:41 PM
WTF?  :o I coulda sworn that I saw $2999 for the frame.  ??? Well you better enlighten us with the component list.

USD2999 for the frame, add import duties etc.

It is being totally hand built including the wheels by Summit Cycles = big labour $

As for components:
- Fox Factory 36 fork, Fox Factory X2 shock, Fox Factory dropper post (approx. $2500)
- Full Shimano XT 12 speed group set (brand new out this month, approx. $1500)
- DT Swiss hand built wheels (approx. $1500)
- Raceface Next R carbon bars and stem
- Maxxis tyres, Ergon grips and saddle

It's a 'dream' build but it all adds up.
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on June 30, 2019, 03:58:48 PM
USD2999 for the frame, add import duties etc.

It is being totally hand built including the wheels by Summit Cycles = big labour $

As for components:
- Fox Factory 36 fork, Fox Factory X2 shock, Fox Factory dropper post (approx. $2500)
- Full Shimano XT 12 speed group set (brand new out this month, approx. $1500)
- DT Swiss hand built wheels (approx. $1500)
- Raceface Next R carbon bars and stem
- Maxxis tyres, Ergon grips and saddle

It's a 'dream' build but it all adds up.

Wow, that's a hell of a dream build. Enjoy.  ;D

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on June 30, 2019, 04:22:58 PM
Wow, that's a hell of a dream build. Enjoy.  ;D

Shhhh don't tell the Missus :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on June 30, 2019, 04:36:12 PM
Shhhh don't tell the Missus :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Well that was gunna be the next question?  ;D :angel:

I'm lucky, I just get..............Is that another bike?  :laugh:

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: DrewXT on July 01, 2019, 12:03:52 AM
USD2999 for the frame, add import duties etc.

It is being totally hand built including the wheels by Summit Cycles = big labour $

As for components:
- Fox Factory 36 fork, Fox Factory X2 shock, Fox Factory dropper post (approx. $2500)
- Full Shimano XT 12 speed group set (brand new out this month, approx. $1500)
- DT Swiss hand built wheels (approx. $1500)
- Raceface Next R carbon bars and stem
- Maxxis tyres, Ergon grips and saddle

It's a 'dream' build but it all adds up.
Dang, that's going to be a cracker!!

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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: GGV8Cruza on July 01, 2019, 06:01:59 AM
USD2999 for the frame, add import duties etc.

It is being totally hand built including the wheels by Summit Cycles = big labour $

As for components:
- Fox Factory 36 fork, Fox Factory X2 shock, Fox Factory dropper post (approx. $2500)
- Full Shimano XT 12 speed group set (brand new out this month, approx. $1500)
- DT Swiss hand built wheels (approx. $1500)
- Raceface Next R carbon bars and stem
- Maxxis tyres, Ergon grips and saddle

It's a 'dream' build but it all adds up.

Nice build spec, will be a weapon

GG
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: JusyApples on July 01, 2019, 11:25:08 AM
I don’t have an expensive push bike. But I took a trip out to see my younger brother race on the weekend. He’s right into it, has sponsorship, been overseas etc.

I previously had no interest in cycling except watching the olympics. But watching the tactics and hearing blokes yelling at each other etc was pretty entertaining. I thought a lot of it was individual but my brother was explaining team tactics and everyone working together so your team mate can win and sharing the prize money. Will definitely head out in future and watch some more racing


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Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on July 06, 2019, 04:10:22 PM
New bike day!

(http://blkmav.com/bike/pg06072019.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: Foo on July 06, 2019, 04:14:03 PM
New bike day!

(http://blkmav.com/bike/pg06072019.jpg)


That's pretty sharp lookin but it's clean.  ;D

Foo
Title: Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
Post by: D4D on July 06, 2019, 04:16:18