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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1525 on: December 24, 2019, 01:19:11 PM »
Sink the screws a tad deeper, fill, sand and paint.

I'm going for the 'modern industrial' look :)
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1526 on: December 24, 2019, 01:34:53 PM »
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1527 on: December 24, 2019, 01:39:27 PM »
I'm going for the 'modern industrial' look :)
To match the face brick!

I'm also concerned you didn't space the screws evenly with the mortar

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1528 on: December 24, 2019, 06:48:08 PM »
To match the face brick!

I'm also concerned you didn't space the screws evenly with the mortar
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1529 on: December 24, 2019, 06:53:28 PM »
I'm also concerned you didn't space the screws evenly with the mortar

Stop it :)
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1530 on: December 25, 2019, 09:00:43 AM »
Santa bought me a Garmin 530 with speed and cadence sensors for my gravel bike. Turn by turn maps on the gravel, what will they think of next :)
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1531 on: December 25, 2019, 09:12:40 AM »
Santa bought me a Garmin 530 with speed and cadence sensors for my gravel bike. Turn by turn maps on the gravel, what will they think of next :)
Very nice!  I was hoping Santa would bring me a Cervelo Aspero, but it doesn't seem I dropped a big enough hint!

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1532 on: January 05, 2020, 10:01:10 AM »
Evolution of the 80 continues.... in part driven by Minister for Finance suggesting another trip to Tassie is on the cards (solo this time, no trailer but with dog) and so we're working out how to take the bikes down to Derby.... hence in part my other thread re touring tents.

I've been looking at rear mounted racks for the 80 to take 2 bikes (1x 29er and 1x 26 or a pair of road bikes), and having looked at all the usuals (Thule, Yakima etc), I remembered someone mentioning the iSi Bike Carriers, and also the GripSport racks.

Pricing up an iSi it's looking like around the $850 mark and the GripSport is very similar, and the Thule racks are in the same ball park.

The fun part is my bike is an XL 29er, whilst MfF is a small 26" wheel, so I need the height and length range to take those quite different sizes...

Any pros or cons to one over the other, particularly the iSi and GripSport?

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1533 on: January 05, 2020, 07:38:39 PM »
I've been looking at rear mounted racks ..... to take 2 bikes (1x 29er and 1x 26) iSi Bike Carriers, and also the GripSport racks.

Pricing up an iSi it's looking like around the $850 mark and the GripSport is very similar, and the Thule racks are in the same ball park.

The fun part is my bike is an XL 29er, whilst MfF is a small 26" wheel, so I need the height and length range to take those quite different sizes...

Any pros or cons to one over the other, particularly the iSi and GripSport?

G’day Ed, I’ve had an ISI rack for about 2 years - great, strong rack with the variable length that you’re looking for - email them, they’re a great company and they’ll get back to you quickly.

I use the ISI every weekend and a mate uses a GripSport (we carry 4 bikes) - I would choose the ISI, especially if going off-road.

Let me know if you’ve any specific questions and I’ll answer if I can.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1534 on: January 05, 2020, 09:09:13 PM »
G’day Ed, I’ve had an ISI rack for about 2 years - great, strong rack with the variable length that you’re looking for - email them, they’re a great company and they’ll get back to you quickly.

I use the ISI every weekend and a mate uses a GripSport (we carry 4 bikes) - I would choose the ISI, especially if going off-road.

Let me know if you’ve any specific questions and I’ll answer if I can.
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Cheers for that Tony, that was sort of the feeling I was picking up from around the web, they're much of a muchness, and it comes down to a bit of a personal choice and end use.

The iSi is tempting because it is so capable of adapting to the different sized bikes, possibly more so than that can see on the GripSporr.

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1535 on: January 06, 2020, 06:15:32 AM »
If you're not going to use it 4wding, personally I wouldn't take my bikes on a dusty 4wd track, have a look at the Yakima HoldUp. I've had mine for a number of years and it has done a lot of work. It easily adapts to any size bikes, I've had everything from 20 inch up to 29 inch. It is a really good rack and very easy to use.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1536 on: January 06, 2020, 06:22:25 AM »
Evolution of the 80 continues.... in part driven by Minister for Finance suggesting another trip to Tassie is on the cards (solo this time, no trailer but with dog) and so we're working out how to take the bikes down to Derby.... hence in part my other thread re touring tents.

I've been looking at rear mounted racks for the 80 to take 2 bikes (1x 29er and 1x 26 or a pair of road bikes), and having looked at all the usuals (Thule, Yakima etc), I remembered someone mentioning the iSi Bike Carriers, and also the GripSport racks.

Pricing up an iSi it's looking like around the $850 mark and the GripSport is very similar, and the Thule racks are in the same ball park.

The fun part is my bike is an XL 29er, whilst MfF is a small 26" wheel, so I need the height and length range to take those quite different sizes...

Any pros or cons to one over the other, particularly the iSi and GripSport?

another vote for the ISI rack...

we have the four bike model and it is a dream to use... we have multiple sized bikes and it's very easy to change around...

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1537 on: January 06, 2020, 11:03:02 AM »
our iSi rack has been across the Simpson 4 times now. Done a large chunk of the Anne Beadel "hwy" and most recently, a Madigan Line crossing.

It can, and has been, swapped between tow hitch mount on both our cruiser and the "half an 80 series" trailer and most recently also with a new mount on the drawbar on the trailer.

It's about to be swapped to the Supreme Getaway van on the drawbar next. (But we have a spare towbar mount with us in case we want to put some day trips and leave the van as a base camp)

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1538 on: January 08, 2020, 08:27:20 AM »
Another vote for the ISI, worth every cent especially when you spend so many cents on the bike to start with

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1539 on: January 21, 2020, 08:27:19 PM »
G’day from Derby - got here last Saturday and did the Bay of Fires 42 kms trip to the coast - brilliant  but too much climbing  :'. Did Atlas and Blue Tier on Monday- ferkin brilliant! Rained all day today so looking forward to tomorrow 😀.
Derby really is a special place - trails are second to none and the whole town is geared towards bikes.
Happy days 😀
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1540 on: January 22, 2020, 05:46:38 AM »
G’day from Derby - got here last Saturday and did the Bay of Fires 42 kms trip to the coast - brilliant  but too much climbing  :'. Did Atlas and Blue Tier on Monday- ferkin brilliant! Rained all day today so looking forward to tomorrow 😀.
Derby really is a special place - trails are second to none and the whole town is geared towards bikes.
Happy days 😀
Cheers
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Yup, it's awesome :cup: Wait until you hit the Black Stump trails, they're epic. It's a great vibe in the town.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1541 on: January 26, 2020, 09:58:38 PM »
Just got back - the shuttle trails are nuts - we walked the double black Detonate trail one evening - the EWS riders have some skill (balls).

Only bad thing was that some lowlife scumbag used a bolt cutters on 2 padlocks / chains in a hotel car park in Devonport and stole my bike (last one on the carrier). Reported it to Tas Pol but don’t hold out any hope. Hotel had cameras but waiting to see if it helps the police.

Anyway, Tassie is awesome- you get thieves everywhere  >:(
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« Reply #1542 on: January 27, 2020, 05:41:26 AM »
Just got back - the shuttle trails are nuts - we walked the double black Detonate trail one evening - the EWS riders have some skill (balls).

Only bad thing was that some lowlife scumbag used a bolt cutters on 2 padlocks / chains in a hotel car park in Devonport and stole my bike

Yeah when you physically see Detonate then see the racers at full speed, it is unbelievable. They really commit and send it big time.

That's sh!t about your bike, was it insured for the trip?
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1543 on: January 27, 2020, 01:32:00 PM »
That's sh!t about your bike, was it insured for the trip?

No, unfortunately no insurance. Lesson learnt the hard way 
Still, great week until then.
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« Reply #1544 on: January 27, 2020, 03:32:43 PM »
No, unfortunately no insurance. Lesson learnt the hard way 
Well that's double sh!t, sorry to hear that.

Have you listed it on the stolen bike register?
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« Reply #1545 on: January 31, 2020, 11:31:57 AM »
Have you listed it on the stolen bike register?

Thanks D4D - didn't know there was such a thing - registered now with them and with all Trek shops.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1546 on: February 06, 2020, 09:05:01 PM »
G’day from Derby - got here last Saturday and did the Bay of Fires 42 kms trip to the coast - brilliant  but too much climbing  :'. Did Atlas and Blue Tier on Monday- ferkin brilliant! Rained all day today so looking forward to tomorrow 😀.
Derby really is a special place - trails are second to none and the whole town is geared towards bikes.
Happy days 😀
Cheers
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Did you ride Derby Monday 21 Jan?

So did we  8) and very lucky to miss the rain of Tuesday. We camped next to the pump track opposite the Trail Head

 No  bikes with us on this trip as and we were down there for 3 weeks. We hired a couple of MadMtb.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1547 on: February 06, 2020, 10:45:11 PM »
Did you ride Derby Monday 21 Jan?

Sure did - rode blue tier and atlas - approx 36 km of heaven
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« Reply #1548 on: February 07, 2020, 09:05:44 PM »
Sure did - rode blue tier and atlas - approx 36 km of heaven
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« Reply #1549 on: February 21, 2020, 06:09:15 PM »
A few upgrades to the gravel bike, 50cm Curve Walmer bars and Curve 650b Grav Al. wheels.


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