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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1375 on: July 29, 2019, 01:52:08 PM »
I've recently got back into riding again and am looking to replace the tyres on my hardtail MTB (26" wheels). I am looking for recommendations on what people consider to be a good all-round tyre for general trail riding. Looking to spend about $50-$60 per tyre.

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1376 on: August 27, 2019, 09:06:43 PM »
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1377 on: August 28, 2019, 12:16:09 AM »
The Aldi MTB is back, good spec too
https://www.ambmag.com.au/gallery/we-test-the-aldi-premium-29er-mountain-bike-529075
Saw that... Currently tossing up between a new Trek Domane, and a Curve Belgie or Kevin of Steel...

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1378 on: August 28, 2019, 08:51:57 AM »
Saw that... Currently tossing up between a new Trek Domane, and a Curve Belgie or Kevin of Steel...

Wish it was a matter of "why not have both"...

Go the Kevin, if I didn't have the Search I'd buy a Kevin.

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1379 on: August 28, 2019, 02:33:37 PM »
Go the Kevin, if I didn't have the Search I'd buy a Kevin.
For a bespoke bike, the steel version is surprisingly affordable when compared to some of the mass produced bikes

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1380 on: September 09, 2019, 12:37:00 PM »
more of a noob question...

i have a few of the ferrules for the end of my brake cables to replace...

what's the best way to crimp them on?  i don't really want to buy a special tool (if there is one)?

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1381 on: September 09, 2019, 05:49:06 PM »
more of a noob question...

i have a few of the ferrules for the end of my brake cables to replace...

what's the best way to crimp them on?  i don't really want to buy a special tool (if there is one)?

I just use the end of needle nose pliers.

Who has brake 'cables' these days anyway :)
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1382 on: September 09, 2019, 06:43:58 PM »
I just use the end of needle nose pliers.

Who has brake 'cables' these days anyway :)

Cool, will give that a try...

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« Reply #1383 on: September 10, 2019, 03:03:23 PM »
If you have a leccy fitting crimper, that will work also. 😁

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« Reply #1384 on: September 10, 2019, 06:19:11 PM »
N+1 for my son today. His full suspension Norco is great on the trails but a little heavy and big for family rides/bike paths/rail trails etc. I'd been looking for a drop bar gravel for him when by chance I found this Rocky Mountain Fusion 40 in XS discounted at Pushys. It's a great spec for the price and perfect for the type of riding it will get used for.

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1385 on: September 10, 2019, 06:35:25 PM »
It that a single or dual chain ring front? 🤔

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1386 on: September 10, 2019, 06:46:18 PM »
It that a single or dual chain ring front? 🤔

Dual, 36-26, I think, I wanted dual for longer bike packing trips, cassette is 11-42.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1387 on: September 10, 2019, 06:55:34 PM »


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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1388 on: September 10, 2019, 09:37:29 PM »
N+1 for my son today. His full suspension Norco is great on the trails but a little heavy and big for family rides/bike paths/rail trails etc. I'd been looking for a drop bar gravel for him when by chance I found this Rocky Mountain Fusion 40 in XS discounted at Pushys. It's a great spec for the price and perfect for the type of riding it will get used for.



Love Rocky Mountain gear I reckon my next enduro or all mountain will be a rocky


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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1389 on: September 11, 2019, 06:00:56 AM »
Love Rocky Mountain gear I reckon my next enduro or all mountain will be a rocky

The funny thing is I wasn't even looking for a bike when I found this, I was just looking through Pushys clearance items.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1390 on: September 11, 2019, 11:33:07 AM »
Noticed my chain skipping when I put the power down.
As the chain has been on my bike for 9770 kms and the cassette for 18000 kms I thought it was time to replace  them.
However that wasn't the issue, it is the big chainring which has been on it for 18000 kms as well.
Time for a new 48T.

It is hard going on 34T and still averaging 28kph.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1391 on: September 12, 2019, 07:46:55 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?
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1392 on: September 12, 2019, 07:49:51 PM »


Noticed my chain skipping when I put the power down.
As the chain has been on my bike for 9770 kms and the cassette for 18000 kms I thought it was time to replace  them.
However that wasn't the issue, it is the big chainring which has been on it for 18000 kms as well.
Time for a new 48T.

It is hard going on 34T and still averaging 28kph.

I tend to get 5000-8000 from a chain, 15000-17000 from a cassette, and 17000-20000 from front rings...

That's on the road, the MTB did about 35000 on the first chain, and still on original cassette and rings at around 80000 clicks

The difference makes no sense to me, because the MTB was my commuter for 4 years

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1393 on: September 12, 2019, 08:52:05 PM »
Did this ever come to fruition D4D?

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Not yet, but great idea now that it is getting better weather.

I'd be up for a Harcourt trip.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1394 on: September 13, 2019, 12:29:39 PM »
I shouldn't have gone talking to the bike shop guys. :-)
Shimano Di2 on a carbon disc bike, tempting but expensive.
Why Di2 for me?
Well, I can't use my right hand/arm so all controls are on the left side of my handle bar.
For the last 5 years I ride an Apollo Transfer 40, kind of hybrid/MTB.
The rear shifting is done by a SRAM grip shifter, front with the normal two lever shifter. Both on the left.
The rear and the front disc brakes are controlled by 2 separate levers, also on the left.
So it s very cluttered on the left while the right side is empty.

That's where Di2 might come in.
Apparently it is customisable so you can program what ever each shifter needs to do.
However the cheapest I saw (and liked) is still $4,000: Merida Reacto 7000-E

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1395 on: September 14, 2019, 10:34:49 AM »
Cool, will give that a try...

Those of us that can’t afford the good stuff...  my old Giant Roam rocket has done me well for eight years now...

Saw this article and thought it was pretty apt
https://cyclingtips.com/2019/09/breaking-news-embarrassingly-outdated-bike-works-just-fine-still-shreds/

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1396 on: September 14, 2019, 11:11:22 AM »
Anyone else using Di2?

I've not used Di2 but I'd go SRAM AXS, if you need it today, as it is wireless or wait for Shimano to release a wireless version.

For your use case, yes you can program the shifter to do whatever you want so it would work.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1397 on: September 14, 2019, 11:13:45 AM »
I've not used Di2 but I'd go SRAM AXS, if you need it today, as it is wireless or wait for Shimano to release a wireless version.

For your use case, yes you can program the shifter to do whatever you want so it would work.
The only caveat with AXS is that you can't program one lever to do both derallieurs due to the switch mech.  What you'd need to do when you programmed it would be to set the front mech to synchronous shifting, so when you shift the rear mech the AXS system shifts the front for you automatically.

Di2 can be configured the same way, but you can't have manual control over both the front and rear mech from one lever in either system.

You could install a hill climb switch on di2 or a blip on AXS to achieve the outcome you're looking for though

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« Reply #1398 on: September 14, 2019, 12:04:35 PM »
Saw this article and thought it was pretty apt
https://cyclingtips.com/2019/09/breaking-news-embarrassingly-outdated-bike-works-just-fine-still-shreds/

I do need to try to bodge my old 26er cannondale (20 years old this December) into a bit of a hack bike with the spare 29er wheelset I have lying around....
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