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Re: Malvern Star Conversion

Postby .isaac. » Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:33 am

Pony Bikes isn't open til' the 11th...
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Re: Malvern Star Conversion

Postby aaron » Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:27 am

I'm pretty sure there are other bike shops in Melbourne. Use the Yellow Pages.
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Re: Malvern Star Conversion

Postby Stovepipe » Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:40 pm

if your solution to every minor speed bump is to take it to pony bikes, why dont you just take it there with all you have so far and say, "finish this for me". she'll get it done quick flash. it'll save you a heap of time and a few hundred posts, no?
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Re: Malvern Star Conversion

Postby .isaac. » Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:06 am

OH, Wow! That's a great Idea! Stupid me... EDIT- But i wanna get my own cranks so i'll have to order them first.
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Re: Malvern Star Conversion

Postby nathann » Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:15 am

Stovepipe wrote:if your solution to every minor speed bump is to take it to pony bikes, why dont you just take it there with all you have so far and say, "finish this for me". she'll get it done quick flash. it'll save you a heap of time and a few hundred posts, no?


He has a point.
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Re: Malvern Star Conversion

Postby PeteV » Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:01 am

Did you strip down the entire bike yourself? If not, I am thinking this may be impacting on why you don't know how to put it together. With the bearing cups, I use a piece of pine over each cup to protect it and a G clamp. Tighten slowly and the cups will press in nice and firm. Have never had a problem with damaging any of the parts from since I was your age fixing my BMX or now fixing my own & my kid's bikes. If you don't have the tools/knowledge/parental supervision available to you, it might be best to have Pony Bikes refit all of your gear to get the bike up and running.
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Re: Malvern Star Conversion

Postby .isaac. » Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:08 am

Exactly right you are. I just need Cranks because I can get some for $60 when pony bikes charge you like $150.
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Re: Malvern Star Conversion

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:13 pm

You CAN get a perfectly serviceable set of cranks for two words...
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
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Re: Malvern Star Conversion

Postby .isaac. » Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:06 pm

I'm not sure what you meant here...^^. But I'm going to get some nice shiny ones in a bit.
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Re: Malvern Star Conversion

Postby PeteV » Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:32 pm

The words he means are "thank" and "you." Freebies were gold when I was a youngster!
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Re: Malvern Star Conversion

Postby nathann » Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:14 pm

Or even "Yes" and "please".
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Re: Malvern Star Conversion

Postby aaron » Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:26 am

Isaac :
Nice shiny new 'CHEAP' $60 cranks are probably crap.
Someone has offered you older but better quality cranks in the meantime BUT because they're not 'shiny' you won't take them.
Read the thread in Retro Biking > Japanese Randoneur Refreshed and think about what you are trying to achieve

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Lock this thread until he has pics of a finished bike.
He's 12 but he's not so dumb that he isn't playing us for idiots.
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Re: Malvern Star Conversion

Postby .isaac. » Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:45 am

Meh... Look, How about I get the bike done... and then I post it and I won't say a thing until then?
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Re: Malvern Star Conversion

Postby aaron » Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:03 pm

EvilGenius wrote:Meh... Look, How about I get the bike done... and then I post it and I won't say a thing until then?

You call this thread 'Meh'?
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Re: Malvern Star Conversion

Postby .isaac. » Sun Jan 02, 2011 3:42 pm

What's that thread got to do here?
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Re: Malvern Star Conversion

Postby aroes » Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:52 am

This thread amuses me

Aaron, if it bothers you so, why not just stop clicking refresh? What do you hope to achieve by having the thread locked?

Admittedly EvilGenius is going about things in a rather arse about fashion, but I say good on him. He's trying to build a bike and every time he hits an obstacle (which evidently is approximately every 3 seconds), he's asking people ON A LOCAL CYCLING FORUM for help

Get a grip mate
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Re: Malvern Star Conversion

Postby .isaac. » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:46 am

aroes wrote:Aaron, if it bothers you so, why not just stop clicking refresh? What do you hope to achieve by having the thread locked?

It's fine mate, Aarons been a great help.
aroes wrote:Admittedly EvilGenius is going about things in a rather arse about fashion

Yes I am.
aroes wrote:, but I say good on him. He's trying to build a bike and every time he hits an obstacle(which evidently is approximately every 3 seconds)

Yes it is.
aroes wrote:, he's asking people ON A LOCAL CYCLING FORUM for help

Thank you and to everyone thats been helping me for the last few months, I think that this will be my last post in this thread for a very short time. (Bikes nearly done!)
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Re: Malvern Star Conversion

Postby aaron » Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:54 pm

aroes wrote:Aaron, if it bothers you so, why not just stop clicking refresh?

Who said I was doing this?
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Re: Malvern Star Conversion

Postby .isaac. » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:52 am

Bit of tension in the air. Chill, just have to find a non-busy day and I'll go and get the crankset. Then straight to Sasha at Pony Bikes and I have my ride.
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Re: Malvern Star Conversion

Postby nathann » Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:47 pm

But it's been 12 days! So suspenseful.
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Re: Malvern Star Conversion

Postby aaron » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:10 am

nathann wrote:But it's been 12 days! So suspenseful.

I was going to post that exactly same statement.
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Re: Malvern Star Conversion

Postby .isaac. » Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:02 am

Ok, Im not the greatest poster but just bare with me.
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Re: Malvern Star Conversion

Postby nathann » Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:03 am

First new post in Fixed Gear/SS section for ages had me really excited. Until I read it.
No developments since the last time you posted? You should really bug your dad about this. :\

And... bear*, just sayin'...
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Re: Malvern Star Conversion

Postby yehuda » Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:29 am

Is this thing alive? I need to know, I can't sleep...
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Re: Malvern Star Conversion

Postby PeteV » Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:15 pm

According to his posts on FOA he only needs tyres, who would've thought they'd be the straw that broken the fixie's back?
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