Patty Cakes, your wife says hi.
Aaron, you running 26s or 24s on your DMR?
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What about mamm's bike, looks brand new in the pic? I'd hit it.
Mammy bike is for sale like everything else mammy has. Silly azns will sell anything for the right price.
Bmx track? Yep would be a good learning experience. Still have a way to go yet though.
26, I have a rim brake only dmr. When I got it mid 99, I had a very nice 24 bmx race bike as well.
My dmr is a frame with chain guide and headset atm. Red trailstar.
I have a one bike in, one bike out rule with the mrs to try to keep my spending under control. Doesn't mean she notices new group-sets or race wheels etc. Just can't rock home with new frames without announcing it first. If the dmr appeared to be ridable with all new parts she would be on to me.
We need a gtg of some sort for sure.
Maybe we can list all the spare bits we all have lying around and we can create a frankenstein VWVortex GTG celebration bike?
I have XTR rear mechs + 14-32 XTR cluster, Ariel Bros rear hub and Time ATAC pedals. I can cap off the creation with my Nightpro Extreme light. brighter than car headlights I tell ya!
Modified by Mammy at 5:38 PM 2-23-2006
Monkeys love hanging out in the bush.
Riding was all good. I survived my first ride on the bike and feel fine today. Cheers Pat.
My only worry was falling face first into some rocks. So i just ordered a carbon FF helmet and it should be here by the end of the week.
Should be all go for next weekend too.
I'm glad you feel good today Chris, I heard you were having trouble keeping it together last night?
I have fitted a rigid fork to my mountain bike, so if I am allowed* I will come this weekend
*Sat morning ride went a bit longer than normal, need to to do obvious suck-up job to earn some brownies + racing this sat arfernoon.
Yeah rigid, kinesis fork. Very nice, little bit raked, it feels a bit chopperish.
If where you are riding is like National park, manly dam or red hill I should be fine, obviously not as fast on the down hill sections but fine anywhere else. I rode a GT Avalanche from around 1988 until 1992ish with a rigid fork, maybe it was later?? I ended up with rock shock mag21's (I think that's what they were called).
The question is, can I leave my pannier rack on ?
LOL, the track we ride on is somewhat like the lost world out at Blue Mtns. Not sure if you have ever been out there, a fair few rock garden areas. Red hill on a bonker ? OMG.
Bring the bonker if you like, you're the one riding it.
The more riders the merier !
Bring the panier rack - you can be the water boy.
Quote, originally posted by vwlatino » I'm glad you feel good today Chris, I heard you were having trouble keeping it together last night?
Huh? What has Del been on about? I had 2 beers at the pub then left!!!
Pat, check out torpedo7.com. They have 06 boxxer race for $725. Half price.
You should come along Aaron. That was my first ride and it was fine.
Yeah mag 21 was them, mine were 1 inch treaded, of course I bent the steerer just above the crown. I remember rock shock paid a lot of BMXer's to use the suspension forks and all anyone did was fill them with washers and make them rigid. heavy as anything though.
Those old judy dh were ok for then too, I had some judy sl's on my stumpy, went allright.
Patty I don't know the area you are talking about in the blue mtns, but have been riding up there on and off for ages. I wont be carrying your water, mountain bike guys wear camel backs, don't they?
I hope I can come this Sunday.
Modified by vwlatino at 9:54 PM 2-26-2006
Patty, I only have a bottom of the range Giant Rincon mountain bike. It cost me $129 dollars form ebay and was 4 months old. The fork on it was so bad I had to change it. The new fork alone was more than the bike, the baby seat on it was more than the bike. Funny thing is the gears shift so nice and don't have a mind of their own??
When I first got it, I rode in the blue mountains with it from Andersons trail (wentworth falls)etc down to Penrith. It is fine if you don't thrash it. I do around enough kays each week and race "A" grade on the roadie so have a allright base of fitness.
Where, when, what time are you guys thinking of riding?
Some guy at my local bike shop introduced me to the fire trails & single tracks at Lane Cove National park (west side of Lane Cove Road).
There are some nice rock gardens out there and really technical sections that rival Manly Dam if that is your thing, but it's also just as easy to cruise on the fire trails.
Highly recommended & close to the CBD.