I notice wiggle actually have Australian service outlets now, too. So warranty is less of an issue.
Wheels and forks ordered.
Wallpaper sizes... knock yourself out here - http://www.flickr.com/photos/baumcycles/6943367861/
Last edited by TMK-001; 03-03-2012 at 05:44 AM.
WARNING>>>> THIS MAY CAUSE MIKE TO SPUNK ALL OVER THE PLACE!
From the floor at NAHBS...
As for Baum... we have had our ups and downs. Its good to deal with Darren like i have with my track bike. We didnt get "Best Track Bike" at the show - beaten by a relatively unknown Rebolledo Cycles track bike. You can see a picture here of the relatively traditional constructed steel bike. While not as bold as mine, certainly as a high degree of style and craftmenship.
Going to put out the call here for anyone that wants to join a team of four for the Mont 24hr on the 24th and 25th of March.. http://www.mont24.com.au/
I've got a team of four and one has had to pull out with some ongoing medical problems and can't commit to the race weekend.
We are not racing for sheep stations, just keen to do a few laps, have some food and beers and enjoy the atmosphere.. Will probably all get a few hrs sleep during the night and resume in the morning. No pressure to ride thru the night (unless you want to, in which case, go nuts).
Cost is $200 all in and covers race fees, insurance (refund for MTBA members), camp site and $25 contribution to some food for dinner and breakfast. I'll be bringing the WeberQ so some decent food can be had.
If you're keen, drop me a PM.
Last edited by dkr; 03-04-2012 at 06:06 AM.
Also... someone was asking about Focus? really nice frames, really good value german brand. They sponsored Katusha for a while, so they're no small fry. They get top wraps in all the credible mags that I browse online.
Monkey will chuckle that this, (as I used to email the hell out of him and my friend Will with questions before I bought my Trek Remedy), but I'm a bandit for Bike Radar. love that site. anyway,...check the link below. it's the Focus Izalco.
Another sweet german brand that's avaliable from places like Wiggle and Chain Reaction is Cube. If you google the major Uk MTB bike mags and have a read, they all give Cube big wraps.
check out the cube double bouncer 29 below:
actaully,.. having just read that review again, have a peep at all the cube review in the Bike Radar search page below. interesting stuff.
plus... like Focus, all the Cube bikes looks great and have a really clean style to them. me likey!
Last edited by Osqar; 03-08-2012 at 05:54 AM.
my friend Will is selling his DH bike. It's german. It's not pretty. It's all function over form. It's mega. It's awesome. It eats babies.
Click below. It's a 2006 Nicolai with all the right bits. He rarely rides it, and for a 2006 bike, it's mint except for very light wear and tear. It cost him somewhere north of $5k or $6k to build.
Will brought the bike to Thredbo with us in January (along with his brand new Ibis Mojo, and the Nicolai completely ripped up the Thredbo worldcup DH track.
if you are keen, or know anyone that is keen... see link below.
Stepping away from that,... my GF and I are getting noticeably stronger by the week; and we're really excited for the Convict 100 with Monkey & Tank Engine in early May. Game on!
The down side is that after the wet summer, I think Autumn has looked out from its nice warm doona and said, "nah, stuff it!", and now we're rolling into winter already. Although not raining, it's grey and windy outside and just crept above 8 degrees outside (it's about 930am). Yuk! I am not ready for winter yet!!! I haven't grown my furry winter pelt!! I keep telling myself to getside and pretend I'm in Belgium with Phil Anderson and Greg Lemond when they were neighbours and trained all through the 1980's winters.
Phucq it!!! I'll procrastinate some more, and just swap out the tyres on both our roadies, replace my slightly knicked and worn Michie Pro Race 3's for a pair of Michie Krylion Carbons. Much tougher tyres, and only marginally less grip. that will take up at least an hour! maybe it will be above 11 degrees by then!
Last edited by Osqar; 03-06-2012 at 05:40 PM.
pharqin cold ride today. was folding washing and doing some cooking during the morning, (what else do you do when you're unemployed??- learn House B1tch 101!)... Anyway, it was useful to have something to do, as it was sh1te outside. However by 1pm the roads were dry and it had crept up to 10 degrees. time for the winter kit!!! and then halfway though an otherwise tops ride, there was a rain storm that somehow missed me, but soaked all the roads on the way home. by the time I got home, my bike wwas filthy, my kit was filthy, and I was cold & wet, and NOT HAPPY JAN!!!!
got the fire on now, and GF has cracked a nice bottle of shiraz. all is well!
It's a relay race, so 1 rider does one lap, then the next does a lap and so on... Last time I was in a team of 6 and got in 4 laps ~80kms. Expect to do maybe 100-120km over the 24hrs in a team of 4 this year. Plus we're not racing thru the night...
Really? 100-120 without night riding? I reckon it will probably be a bit under 100. I only managed 100 at the Scott last year and we raced the full 24hrs. I did 8 laps. I imagine Mont course cill be a little faster, but I am expecting maybe 6-7 laps of about 20kms each going all night.
Out of interest, why no all nighters?
Actually, it will be under 100km. The lap is only 16kms and takes about 1:15ish at 13km/h
Why no riding thru the night? Because I don't have to.
The Mont is a participation event for everyone, not just tosser XC riders screaming "TRACK!!" or "RACE LEADER COMING THRU!!!"
FYI, I force anyone who says that sh!t off line and into an oncoming tree...
Last edited by dkr; 03-09-2012 at 08:25 PM.
So you only respect people who participate at your speed? OK.
Were all XC tossers. Its just that some will be faster than others. FWIW, I never scream anything, let alone anything about sheep stations or race leaders. I just wait til an op comes up and go with a call to make riders aware I am coming through. I only had to push past one woman in the Scott who wouldn't budge in spite of several overtaking ops. And, if you can't ride off line to overtake, you shouldn't call track at all. Its expected.
I like coming up on slower traffic, though. Gives me a chance to drop the HR for a bit.
but having said that, if someone is a F##kwad, and screams something like "ON RIGHT", or "TRACK", right in my ear, I consider that really rude. I dunno about ramming them into a tree, but I would hope they get saddle sores the next day!