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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #125 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!
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #126 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!

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #127 on: November 20, 2015, 10:24:24 AM »
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #128 on: November 20, 2015, 09:50:01 PM »
Heres mine 2008 Santa Cruz V10 9speed Downhill
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #129 on: November 21, 2015, 07:53:50 AM »
Heres mine 2008 Santa Cruz V10 9speed Downhill

what forks are they?

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #130 on: November 21, 2015, 11:06:24 AM »
My sons weapon.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #131 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?
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #132 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/

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

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #133 on: November 22, 2015, 06:12:34 PM »
try these...

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.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #134 on: November 22, 2015, 06:38:43 PM »
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #135 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-

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.

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #136 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



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.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #137 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?
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #138 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.

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #139 on: November 23, 2015, 10:10:10 PM »
what forks are they?
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #140 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.)
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #141 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.

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #142 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?
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« Reply #143 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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« Reply #144 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




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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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #145 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)

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #146 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???




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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.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #147 on: December 13, 2015, 07:29:29 AM »
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #148 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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« Reply #149 on: December 13, 2015, 08:28:56 AM »
So long as you have tried your best, you should have no regrets.