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

    1. 05-01-2012 09:02 PM #19496
      Quote Originally Posted by smarm View Post
      Mike, I had a test ride of your bike today! I likey. A lotty. Well done on it

      BUt my heart (and budget) is swaying now to a madone 4.7

      y'know... apparently they're a really nice bike if you can get a decent price. A good friend of Monkey and me rode one of those across the top of europe for 3 weeks doing half the route of the tour de France, and parts of the route for the tour of flanders (cobblestones, the Coppenberg etc). he said it was a top little bike and was really impressed. (and this was from a guy who's daily training bike is a bonkers tricked out colnago with carbon rolly bits). I figure that's a pretty good wrap for the Madone!! if you can get one with the right spec for a decent price, I think you'd be laughing.

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      05-02-2012 02:19 AM #19497
      My 1.2 has exact same seat... thought a bike that costs 5 times as much would come with a different one.
      The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
      What you on about ?

    3. 05-02-2012 02:31 AM #19498
      Quote Originally Posted by Osqar View Post
      y'know... apparently they're a really nice bike if you can get a decent price. A good friend of Monkey and me rode one of those across the top of europe for 3 weeks doing half the route of the tour de France, and parts of the route for the tour of flanders (cobblestones, the Coppenberg etc). he said it was a top little bike and was really impressed. (and this was from a guy who's daily training bike is a bonkers tricked out colnago with carbon rolly bits). I figure that's a pretty good wrap for the Madone!! if you can get one with the right spec for a decent price, I think you'd be laughing.
      Thanks boss, pulled the trigger, should hopefully be here tommorrow for the beuatiful melbourne weather

      Any cheap online sites for accessories I should be aware of?

    4. 05-02-2012 02:37 AM #19499
      Quote Originally Posted by smarm View Post
      Thanks boss, pulled the trigger, should hopefully be here tommorrow for the beuatiful melbourne weather

      Any cheap online sites for accessories I should be aware of?
      www.wiggle.co.uk

      www.probikekit.com

      www.chainreactioncycles.com

      www.ribblecycles.co.uk

      That should cause a decent dent in your pocket for now. Enjoy your new ride.

    5. 05-02-2012 02:54 AM #19500
      Quote Originally Posted by CiaranGTI View Post
      www.wiggle.co.uk

      www.probikekit.com

      www.chainreactioncycles.com

      www.ribblecycles.co.uk

      That should cause a decent dent in your pocket for now. Enjoy your new ride.

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      05-02-2012 03:57 AM #19501
      www.cyclingexpress.com is an Aussie site with decent prices.
      The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
      What you on about ?

    7. 05-02-2012 07:02 AM #19502
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      www.cyclingexpress.com is an Aussie site with decent prices.
      Haven't used them but they price match Wiggle and Chain Reaction.

      Torpedo7 are good too.
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    8. 05-03-2012 06:19 AM #19503
      bike landed today. spent a bit of time getting fitted. feels good. thanks all for the advice.

      just need the weather to perk up so I can stretch its legs.


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      05-03-2012 07:56 AM #19504
      Nice work.

      Convict 100 this Sat. Eeek.

    10. 05-03-2012 09:20 AM #19505
      Quote Originally Posted by monkeysrus View Post
      Nice work.

      Convict 100 this Sat. Eeek.
      Don't fail me Monkey. I'm following your lines.
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      05-03-2012 06:32 PM #19506
      Quote Originally Posted by Tank Engine View Post
      Don't fail me Monkey. I'm following your lines.
      Seriously? You have seen the illogical lines i take. Follow Will, much safer option.

      Is going to be a good big day.

    12. 05-04-2012 02:42 AM #19507
      http://www.theage.com.au/money/inves...501-1xvkz.html

      what a crock of ****. A bike as an investment? Gotta be up there with Ostriches....

    13. 05-04-2012 05:10 AM #19508
      What a douchey article, he refers to components as apps, lol

    14. 05-04-2012 06:08 AM #19509
      Quote Originally Posted by smarm View Post
      bike landed today. spent a bit of time getting fitted. feels good. thanks all for the advice.

      just need the weather to perk up so I can stretch its legs.

      SLAM THAT STEM!

      and nice bike, have fun & keep it rubber side down.

    15. 05-04-2012 07:59 AM #19510
      Trainers. Fluid worth the extra coin?

    16. 05-04-2012 08:02 PM #19511
      All that I have read suggests they have a more road like feel. I would be cautious using a carbon bike on any trainer, though. Causes undue stresses on the carbon. I am holding off on using my fluid trainer much until I finally have a cheapy alu or steel bike for it.

    17. 05-05-2012 06:33 AM #19512
      Quote Originally Posted by steve2gtis View Post
      All that I have read suggests they have a more road like feel. I would be cautious using a carbon bike on any trainer, though. Causes undue stresses on the carbon. I am holding off on using my fluid trainer much until I finally have a cheapy alu or steel bike for it.
      Thanks for the advice. Toddy echoed the same thing on twitter. Will just use the bike in the gym in my building and save the coin.

    18. 05-05-2012 09:11 PM #19513
      Quote Originally Posted by steve2gtis View Post
      I would be cautious using a carbon bike on any trainer, though. Causes undue stresses on the carbon.
      Huh, how??

    19. 05-05-2012 09:35 PM #19514
      Deciding between the new Look 920 or a Santa Cruz Blur carbon. Hmmmmm

    20. 05-06-2012 03:37 AM #19515
      Quote Originally Posted by skc View Post
      Huh, how??
      The way I understand it is carbon is layered and engineered differently on different tubes be they seat stays, chain stays, top tube, down tube etc, and are designed to offer stiffness in some directions while offering compliance of ride in others. To have the seat stays and chain stays fixed in one position it hasn't been engineered for and have 60-90 kgs swaying above them putting strain on them in lateral directions is not good as they were never engineered for this kind of stress. Only the stresses endured in general road riding where there is more movement available to the stays, bottom bracket and wheel mount.

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      05-06-2012 04:13 AM #19516
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
      Deciding between the new Look 920 or a Santa Cruz Blur carbon. Hmmmmm
      Neither are your style.

      Steve, i call BS on the trainer carbon bike thing.

      Finished the Convict 100. Nearly killed me. http://app.strava.com/activities/7956548

      My knees and legs are shot. Now have a target for next year. Not breaking my arm prior will be useful.

      Great weekend overall with Tank / Osc & others at monkey farm.

    22. 05-06-2012 04:33 AM #19517
      I'll keep that in mind when I pick it up next week.

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      05-06-2012 04:47 AM #19518
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
      I'll keep that in mind when I pick it up next week.
      I like em both, Look is kooky, SC is classy. Where is the Ti?

    24. 05-06-2012 06:21 AM #19519
      Quote Originally Posted by monkeysrus View Post
      Steve, i call BS on the trainer carbon bike thing.

      Finished the Convict 100. Nearly killed me. http://app.strava.com/activities/7956548

      My knees and legs are shot. Now have a target for next year. Not breaking my arm prior will be useful.

      Great weekend overall with Tank / Osc & others at monkey farm.
      Nice work on finishing the convict. would have loved to have joined you boys. Maybe next year when the new bike is sorted.

      On your BS call, I have discussed this with a fair few people and it is a fairly polarising issue. Many more believe it can damage carbon frames than not in my experience. Makes logical sense to me. I had my bike on a trainer when I had my bike fit and it creaked a little and I could feel the stays fighting against my shifting paltry weight. The Merida has some hefty stays, too. I could imagine those forces on a regular basis would be less than desirable. Having said that, I have used my roadie on my new trainer and felt fewer stresses and it was silent. Either way, erring on the side of caution with a $4000 investment seems to make sense to me.

    25. 05-06-2012 06:23 AM #19520
      Ti is officially the wife's bike now. Thinking of picking up a used Specialized Epic 09 frame for her as well so we can do some MTBing on the weekends. My Gary Fisher commuter is all finished now, so I need another pocket burning project.

    26. 05-06-2012 07:14 AM #19521
      HI folks been a while. Been busy and doing all sorts of stuff. Did my back in, L5 in early Nov, chiro 3 times a week for ages. first ride in Feb, crashed and broke 2 ribs, been bmx racing since.

      I have a win every now and then, usually at least 1 moto each round. My son is doing well, he won 4 out of six rounds yesterday, finished 2nd in the other two. We race each fortnight and are lucky to go on the weekend off, it's keeping him hungry for it. We'll see how long it lasts, some of the dads and kids go 2 times a week after school and race fri nights and either sat or sun. I hope my boy doesn't burn out fast as I am having more fun doing this than anything.

      Mrs loves it as we are out all day and she hangs with our daughter without the boy fighting for her attention.

      I'm 105kg, had a srm, can almost hit 2k watts, only broke 1 road bike, only road bike I have ever used in a trainer. Not the biggest sample pool, but a pretty common story.

      2 of my mates did the convict on the weekend, guy got 5th outright, his mrs won. do lots of happy laps with them around the park, pretty stoked for them, sounds hard.

      here are some photos, I love photos. Probably what I can think of since I posted last.






    27. 05-06-2012 07:17 AM #19522
      oh yeah I put >7000km on my gsxr in the forst 6 months, been getting right into riding that.

    28. 05-06-2012 03:52 PM #19523
      You're a machine. I may have to get a BMX now, it looks like so much fun.

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      05-06-2012 05:45 PM #19524
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
      You're a machine. I may have to get a BMX now, it looks like so much fun.
      They are the new MK1 golf!

      Wayne does not post in here? It's a different tex experience! :p

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      05-06-2012 06:06 PM #19525
      Nice one Aaron. Is your mate Anthony?

      Great work by Tank / Osqar / Will to finish the event.

    31. 05-07-2012 02:35 AM #19526
      Chris, well done for finishing that race. bugger that and yes it's Anthony, tall skinny blonde pom & Jenny, tall skinny blonde paddy. Do you know them I am pretty sure they live near you, not sure where you actually do live anymore though, haha.

      Mike, I'll show you some quick pics of the bmx bikes. I had a hankering for an old school klein, hardtail or the weird full suspension frame, they cost way too much for a trip down memory lane.

      old = 85/86 zeronine pro xl
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      new = 11 dk pro xxl





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      05-07-2012 02:40 AM #19527
      Been busy this weekend and clocked over 100km.
      Got the my first taste of Gymea Bay hills. Try Cobargo Rd and Glenhaven Rd if you're in that area. Both are pretty nasty.

      Also, finally dipped into the National Park down from Waterfall. It was fun climbing back up.
      The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
      What you on about ?

    33. 05-07-2012 03:35 AM #19528
      Finally finished the parts bin kludge single speed. It actually turned out half decent, and rides nicely. Steve, you might dig this.


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      05-07-2012 05:34 AM #19529
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlatino View Post
      Chris, well done for finishing that race. bugger that and yes it's Anthony, tall skinny blonde pom & Jenny, tall skinny blonde paddy. Do you know them I am pretty sure they live near you, not sure where you actually do live anymore though, haha.
      I am still in the same place in Bellevue hill. I have been just using St Albans as a weekender. Was nice to have a bed about 100m from the finish line of the convict! FYI don't know Anthony, just saw a race blog written by him.

      When you getting back on a MTB?

    35. 05-07-2012 10:10 AM #19530
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlatino View Post
      Chris, well done for finishing that race. bugger that and yes it's Anthony, tall skinny blonde pom & Jenny, tall skinny blonde paddy.
      Aaron, welcome back!

      Monk - that explains why I said before the race that every elite being interviewed pre-race sounded like a Pom / paddy.
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