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

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      02-23-2006 05:07 PM #101
      I am still running dual rings up front and shortie would not cut it.
      The 105 long is shorter than the deore i have on the bike. It like a medium cage on a mtb.
      105 is the reccomendation on pinkbike, farkin, mtbr etc. No harm if it gets fked up. I now have a spare!

    2. 02-23-2006 05:08 PM #102
      Go Single Speed, no chain slack or rear mech, no worries. Makes you stronger as well.
      road mech should be ok, my mate had ultegra rear mech on his Azonic for a year or so. He mainly rode street on it and dual, 4x racing, bush bashing may be different though???

      I went and dug out my DMR from the depths of under the house last night, have made $1200 in last week on e-bay with old parts, was going to sell the frame. Maybe the $1200 can go towards DMR dirt jumper?



      Modified by vwlatino at 2:11 PM 2-23-2006

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      02-23-2006 05:16 PM #103

      No SS for me. I am too weak. I will maybe drop the dual rings off the front eventually though.
      Aaron, how about mammys bike??

    4. 02-23-2006 05:28 PM #104
      I got rid of my front setup and replaced it with a single sproket, the rear has 9. Witht he chain guide I now dont worry about the chain coming off.
      lets hope you carry that spare derailleur with you into the bush.

    5. 02-23-2006 05:35 PM #105
      Patty's right, chuck that old mech in the car along with a 5mm hex key.
      What about mamm's bike, looks brand new in the pic? I'd hit it.
      Mine is red (mostly) has dents in the seat tube ??? the rear triangle is about 2cm out of line so it rides sideways in a straight line. Straight dropouts though.
      We should take your beast out to Castle hill or Terry hills bmx track, hey? get to know it.

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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.

    7. 02-23-2006 08:16 PM #107
      Patty Cakes, your wife says hi. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      Aaron, you running 26s or 24s on your DMR?

    8. 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.

    9. 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

    10. 02-23-2006 09:53 PM #110
      would this be considered a "real" porsche? it's air cooled afterall.

    11. 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. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      Maybe the porker bike would be good for langers. Would probably never run right though and use too much gas.

    13. 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?

    15. 02-23-2006 10:39 PM #115
      I think his sign on is blk golf ?
      mam would know.
      tell him biitch

    16. 02-23-2006 10:40 PM #116
      You'll find rob at cyclingforums these days.

    17. 02-23-2006 10:45 PM #117
      double post
      damm vortex today.


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

    18. 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. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] Cheers Pat. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      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.

    20. 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...
      [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    21. 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.

    22. 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.

    23. 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 ?

    24. 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.

    25. 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. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      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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