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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #200 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
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #201 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
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« Reply #202 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.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #203 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.


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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #204 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.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #205 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.



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.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #206 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
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #207 on: January 09, 2016, 09:57:57 AM »
Definitely not Arayas, they look the same as the steel rims on my mono-shock.
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« Reply #208 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.
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« Reply #209 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.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #210 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
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« Reply #211 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

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« Reply #212 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.
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« Reply #213 on: January 09, 2016, 04:09:29 PM »
You'll drink a dozen cans tonight anyway, who you kidding!
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« Reply #214 on: January 09, 2016, 07:00:13 PM »
Far cough mate. Ok your right. :cheers:
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #215 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  :'(
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« Reply #216 on: January 11, 2016, 09:37:34 AM »
Any chance you've got an old pic floating around Shane?
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« Reply #217 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.
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« Reply #218 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.
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« Reply #219 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...

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« Reply #220 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.

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #221 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...




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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"



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



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

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« Reply #222 on: January 12, 2016, 10:14:26 AM »
Chit, that's a wild looking bike, Squalo!  :o

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« Reply #223 on: January 12, 2016, 04:53:26 PM »
What's the plan Mark?

Here's a few of ours.

Son on his racebike:



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"



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



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



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

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #224 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?
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