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    Thread: O/T Road Cyclists and Mountain Bikers (Merged thread)

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      02-27-2006 05:35 PM #141
      Sunday everyone. Sunday!!!!

      Did more fork tinkering yesterday, is nearly perfect now. Nice soft travel at first and ramps up progressively. Did some 5ft drops at the park in bondi and was smooth as.

      Will put on the 105 rear der tonight too.

      Mental note: Buy tubes for bush.


    2. 02-27-2006 06:19 PM #142
      and get a FF helmet. As well as an Alien tool.

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      02-27-2006 06:27 PM #143
      Quote, originally posted by patrick_centurion »
      and get a FF helmet. As well as an Alien tool.

      Huh? Alien tool? WTF is that? I have my bike multi tool thingy.

      And FF is ordered and paid for already. Should be here friday. Mmmmm carbon fibre.


    4. 02-27-2006 06:36 PM #144
      oh ok, but make sure that the tool has EVERY tool available , allen keys, screwdrivers, chain fixer thingo

      also take zip ties, small bottle of lube, a big flat head screwdriver, mini shifter and tyre levers.

      THE worst thing is to be stranded out in the bush without the proper tool to fix something. Its a long walk to the car !


    5. 02-27-2006 06:49 PM #145
      Quote, originally posted by patrick_centurion »
      .....small bottle of lube....

      Somehow, that doesn't suprise me...

      Quote Originally Posted by KGB View Post
      China's birthrate currently sits at 12/1000 = 18,000,000 this year, so your Rolex values are safe for now.

    6. 02-27-2006 06:50 PM #146
      so girly boy are you coming or is there an excue you're goign to bring out of the closet ?

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      02-27-2006 07:06 PM #147
      Quote, originally posted by patrick_centurion »
      oh ok, but make sure that the tool has EVERY tool available , allen keys, screwdrivers, chain fixer thingo

      also take zip ties, small bottle of lube, a big flat head screwdriver, mini shifter and tyre levers.

      THE worst thing is to be stranded out in the bush without the proper tool to fix something. Its a long walk to the car !

      I thought you carried all this stuff for us??


    8. 02-27-2006 07:07 PM #148
      I told your wife all my secrets on Sunday while you were namby pamby 3rd-Force riding. tug tug.

      Quote Originally Posted by KGB View Post
      China's birthrate currently sits at 12/1000 = 18,000,000 this year, so your Rolex values are safe for now.

    9. 02-27-2006 07:14 PM #149
      whoop - there it is !

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      02-27-2006 07:42 PM #150

      I sent a PM to Rob (blkgolf) to see if he is keen.

    11. 02-27-2006 07:56 PM #151
      he isnt.

    12. 02-27-2006 08:17 PM #152
      Ah ham of mam, I did not realized it was you lord mike.

      I thought you were a new guy trying to make friends, "yeah you can borrow my fork". Maybe I should use it? that is if you never want to use it again.

      My daughter is going to my mums for the weekend, my son gets the in law. I should (unless we make a last minute dash away) have Sunday or Saturday to myself. It's going to be hard not to leave at 5am for an all day road ride come Saturday morn.

      Mam you need to come so we have an even number & I have someone else off the back to talk to.


    13. 02-27-2006 08:25 PM #153
      I'm an old guy trying to make friends.

      If you got the tools Aaron, no probs with using the forks long-term, as long
      as you don't cut the steerer-tube.
      I might get some Fox ones for a rig I'll put together later in the year.

      Quote Originally Posted by KGB View Post
      China's birthrate currently sits at 12/1000 = 18,000,000 this year, so your Rolex values are safe for now.

    14. 02-27-2006 08:33 PM #154
      Thanks, but I'm not the guy to lend bike stuff too, not of-road stuff anyway. It has a good chance of breaking.

      Those fox forks seem popular, they must be ok. I really am not up to date with mountain bike gear.

      I am about to order one of these though. Ferrari has the f40 etc, colnago has the c40, c50. Not sure what colour to get, most prob this all black one.


    15. 02-27-2006 08:35 PM #155
      FARK!!!
      Clarence Street used to have a horned up Colnago in their main display cabinet.
      Enough to turn me into a roadie!

      We're talking at least 6k for the frame right?

      Quote Originally Posted by KGB View Post
      China's birthrate currently sits at 12/1000 = 18,000,000 this year, so your Rolex values are safe for now.

    16. 02-27-2006 08:44 PM #156
      At least. My current "good" bike cost more than my pug s16. I used to have a 1 bedroom flat with 7-8 bikes in it, at least $25-30K worth, and had an old 2nd hand couch, fridge etc.

      You try to justify it on a dollar a day basis. new saddle $300 = less than $1 a day for a year, good value.

      Some real good bikes now days, can break $12-13k. My friend decked out a new pinarello around that much and his bookeeper asked him how many bikes he bought? Had to hide that docket from the Mrs.


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      03-02-2006 10:04 PM #157

      So are we on for sunday?

      New roadie der is on after some pain and link removal and helmet should be here today.


    18. 03-02-2006 10:37 PM #158
      oh yes. I am looking forward to suffering some more.

      9.30 - 10am start ?


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      03-02-2006 10:49 PM #159

      Yep. Same time same place. Any other mofo's going to make it?

    20. 03-02-2006 11:05 PM #160
      trying to get ppl together - aaron on the bonker ? or is he piking ?

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      03-03-2006 02:45 AM #161
      Quote, originally posted by patrick_centurion »
      trying to get ppl together - aaron on the bonker ? or is he piking ?

      ????


    22. 03-04-2006 05:09 AM #162
      this is still on tomorrow SUNDAY for anyone keen - 9.30am -10am across the road from the reactor.

    23. 03-05-2006 09:34 PM #163
      good ride monkey - hopefully you get your FF helmet this week !

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      03-05-2006 10:05 PM #164
      Quote, originally posted by patrick_centurion »
      good ride monkey - hopefully you get your FF helmet this week !

      Yep all good. I do need to speed up through some of the downhill sections though. I think confidence from a FF helmet and a sumo suit will help out. Is still only my second time out on the bike so am reasonably happy.

      I think a chain guide is in order to stop the chain flopping around while heading downhill.

      So where next? Blue mountains, kanga valley, thredbo?


    25. 03-05-2006 10:22 PM #165
      mmm, on my 2nd ever mtb ride I was taken to thredbo on the cannonball run with vbrakes !and subsequently landed on my chest 3 times, with only a tshirt and shorts - mmm chesty bonds..

      You sure you want to do thredbo ?

      Costs for 2 day tickets are: 2 day lift pass is $119 (own bike & full face helmet). Initiation is an additional $30. Total $149.00inc

      In terms of equipment, the full face helmet is the only piece that is manditory, everything else we recommend but it it up to you. We have armour for hire.

      Season end May 1st.


      Mabye Manly dam next ?


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      03-05-2006 11:02 PM #166

      Yeah manly dam next is prolly sensible.

      Thredbo would still be all go though. I am not afraid, i can go down from top to bot in less than 4 min on snowboard. Dont think i would be a able to do that on bike.

      Initiation? WTF? Is that a drinking game?


    27. 03-05-2006 11:20 PM #167
      penrose state forest!

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      03-06-2006 07:28 PM #168

      mmmm carbon.


    29. 03-06-2006 07:32 PM #169
      ahh ! excellent ! now wear it around the house to get used to it.

      And wear it with your sunnies too. Its a different world with a FF helmet on !

      Oh and get a bandanna cause its goign to be hot as fak in that helmet.


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      03-06-2006 08:35 PM #170

      Yep it will be warm, has venting over the head from front to back so should be ok when moving. Will be nowhere near as hot as my mx helmet.

      Not sure if sunnies will fit. I do have clear lens goggs but they just add to the heat.

      Maybe ill get a tennis headband.

      Also just bought this. Chain guide for my dual ring setup. 60 delivered from germany. 1/3 the normal cost. I love egay.


    31. 03-06-2006 09:29 PM #171
      Hello folks,

      Sorry I piked out. Sat was a massive day for me and my fitness, wen't way too long/hard then came home and painted the hallway at home. I now have tonsilitis (sp?) and have a tonne of work to do.

      I did cheer myself up on the weekend however, bought one of these in black like the pic,

      Custom drawn Columbus Airplane w carbon rear end and carbon fork.

      I'll be out for a ride soon. that's for sure. Now I can just ride mellow and hope the tonsil's/cold goes away and keep some form, or stop get back my fitness and loose all form? Bugger


    32. 03-06-2006 09:47 PM #172
      She's a beauty.
      How much? Mate's rate?
      Quote Originally Posted by KGB View Post
      China's birthrate currently sits at 12/1000 = 18,000,000 this year, so your Rolex values are safe for now.

    33. 03-06-2006 09:54 PM #173
      Hi mammy,

      not sure of final price? I have family in Europe that will get ti for me.

      Should be stiff as a full on stiffy.


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      03-06-2006 09:57 PM #174

      Theres carbon everywhere

      How did you get it past the missus???


    35. 03-06-2006 10:11 PM #175
      Quote, originally posted by monkeysrus »


      a bandanna with bike pants?
      I always knew you had an Axl Rose fetish!

      verdy noice helmet. ....
      but you'll be P!sed if you scratch that clear coat!!


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