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

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      02-23-2006 05:42 PM #106
      Quote, originally posted by vwlatino »

      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.


    2. 02-23-2006 08:16 PM #107
      Patty Cakes, your wife says hi.

      Aaron, you running 26s or 24s on your DMR?


    3. 02-23-2006 08:24 PM #108
      Hi mamm

      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.


    4. 02-23-2006 08:33 PM #109
      damn straight.

      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


    5. 02-23-2006 09:53 PM #110
      would this be considered a "real" porsche? it's air cooled afterall.

    6. 02-23-2006 09:57 PM #111
      so gb's are we on for sunday AM ?

      who's a commin ?


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      02-23-2006 10:13 PM #112

      Im about 90% sure ill come for a ride. I still have your mobile. Ill let you know tomo arvo.

      Maybe the porker bike would be good for langers. Would probably never run right though and use too much gas.


    8. 02-23-2006 10:31 PM #113
      get rob to come if you have his number

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      02-23-2006 10:39 PM #114

      Who?

    10. 02-23-2006 10:39 PM #115
      I think his sign on is blk golf ?

      mam would know.

      tell him biitch


    11. 02-23-2006 10:40 PM #116
      You'll find rob at cyclingforums these days.

    12. 02-23-2006 10:45 PM #117
      double post

      damm vortex today.


      Modified by vwlatino at 7:47 PM 2-23-2006


    13. 02-26-2006 07:38 PM #118
      Good to see monkey out in the bush.

      We were both blowing out our @rses with fitness being the main reason not to enjoy the ride more.

      Who's up for this weekend ? Mam - come out to the bush !


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      02-26-2006 08:01 PM #119

      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.


    15. 02-26-2006 08:02 PM #120
      drool! this thread is great. Am so jealous. I wanna buy another bike and come play. keep up the posts guys... love readin this...

    16. 02-26-2006 09:03 PM #121

      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.


    17. 02-26-2006 09:05 PM #122
      Aaron,

      Que? - you fitted a rigid fork to the MTB ?

      If you want to come I suggest you get a suspension fork - or your wrists wont be happy campers. You are elcome anyway though.


    18. 02-26-2006 09:15 PM #123
      Hi Patty,

      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 ?


    19. 02-26-2006 09:22 PM #124
      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.


    20. 02-26-2006 09:29 PM #125
      Aaron, if you need forks for a weekend coming up, bring some tools over and you can use
      my Rock Shox Psylos.
      1,1/8 headtube right?

      And Mag 21s were one of the best shocks Rock Shox made.

      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.

    21. 02-26-2006 09:38 PM #126
      THE Best old world shox were Judy DH's.

      I am looking at boxxers at the moment to replace the WhiteBros UD150's I have.


    22. 02-26-2006 09:45 PM #127
      Are you sure your head-tube can take the stress from a tripl-clamp, long travel fork?
      Surely there are cheaper, more practical options than a Boxxer...
      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.

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      02-26-2006 09:56 PM #128
      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.


    24. 02-26-2006 10:06 PM #129
      oh yes, the bike can handle it.

      I had a look. but they are the el-cheapo ones.
      I have a set of team issue ones lined up for $800 new.

      BTW the UD150's are triple clamp Upside down motoX type forks.


      Modified by patrick_centurion at 1:09 PM 2-27-2006


    25. 02-26-2006 10:16 PM #130
      We true MTB afionardos refer to that as inverted forks.
      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.


    26. 02-27-2006 12:53 AM #132
      Hi mate,

      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


    27. 02-27-2006 12:58 AM #133
      I think to make use of those panniers you should carry our water and food stuffs.

      yes - I too hope you can come on saterday/sunday


      mike - you're a tosser.


    28. 02-27-2006 01:04 AM #134
      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.


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      02-27-2006 01:21 AM #135

      I think Aaron will laugh at Pat and my level of fitness. I reckon you can carry our bikes up the hills to level out the playing field.

    30. 02-27-2006 01:33 AM #136
      I think so too.

      maybe we can race ahead - catch our breath and by then he would have caught up. then do it again.


    31. 02-27-2006 01:51 AM #137
      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.


    32. 02-27-2006 02:55 AM #138
      the ride is at menai - across from the reactor.

    33. 02-27-2006 07:07 AM #139
      ahh crap i cant, im working on saturday so i wont get the chance. ill keep u guys posted as im tryin to do a shiftswap to have the day off!

    34. 02-27-2006 07:10 AM #140
      ride is sat or sunday - depends on who can make it when- obviously most ppl avail will determine the day.

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