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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby giantcfr1 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:38 pm

This is my rain / snow / trail bike.
Old as the hills but it rocks....

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby @Threshold » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:10 pm

enigmatic wrote:Hey all!

I was thinking about buying a drop bar roady, but as I already have a flat bar, I decided to buy a mountain bike to try it out! Here it is :D I am loving it so far, only done 2 trips but soooo much fun! :D

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Wow that's nice. I just got my Scale 960 on the weekend & wish I had that frame now. What is it ?
I find I'm leaning forward more than my last bike, so need to investigate setup a bit more. I assume it's the Scale Geomontry. How are you finding it ?

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:25 pm

giantcfr1 wrote:This is my rain / snow / trail bike.
Old as the hills but it rocks....

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For a second I wondered what the hell you were on about with "snow" and then remembered you live in Japan :) .
Nice bike :) .
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby giantcfr1 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:36 pm

ldrcycles wrote:...
For a second I wondered what the hell you were on about with "snow" and then remembered you live in Japan :) .
Nice bike :) .


There is almost nothing better than riding over fresh snow, listening to it under your tyres....UNTIL you hit ice. :wink:
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby @Threshold » Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:24 am

giantcfr1 wrote:There is almost nothing better than riding over fresh snow,

Yeah would love to try that one day. Wonder if they do it somewhere in the Snowys. Though would much prefer groomed than freshy.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby sumgy » Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:46 pm

Something you wont have seen many of and the biggest bike I have ever owned travel wise.
Will ride her later this afternoon.
Life gets in the way until then.

Large polished frame
X-Fusion Trace fork
Fox shock
Spank Spoon riser bar (blue)
Funn Crossfire stem (polished)
WTB Silverado saddle
ESI Chunky grips
XT M780(?) crankset and BB
E13 G-Ring (blue) - 32t
XT 10 M780 speed trigger shifter
XT brakes with 160mm rear and 180mm front
XT shadow+ 10 speed rear derailleur
Generic blue headset I found on ebay
Pink Hope hubs laced to WTB i23 rims (32h, 3x)
Pink Purely Custom top cap and seatpost clamp with my logo and brand (as per my avatar and signature)
Geax AKA rear and Sturdy front.
Time ATAC pedals

I think that is about it

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Re: Trek Superfly 100 SL

Postby Fletch » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:50 pm

My latest and I must say the best bike I have ever owned, change the XT for XO gripshit, syntace post, flite saddle, enve bars and roval wheels
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Re: Trek Superfly 100 SL

Postby sumgy » Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:43 pm

Fletch wrote:My latest and I must say the best bike I have ever owned, change the XT for XO gripshit, syntace post, flite saddle, enve bars and roval wheels
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I do like the look of those.
This is my favourite bike and favourite pic of it.

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Duck! » Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:55 pm

What the flip is the deal with that fork?
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby sumgy » Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:58 pm

Duck! wrote:What the flip is the deal with that fork?


What do you mean?
It would be pretty stupid without it. :mrgreen:
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby trailgumby » Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:17 am

It's a strut fork. Designed to flex and provide "give" without the pedalling losses from a regular suspension fork.

They're usually found on ti frames with 29er wheels.

One of my occasional riding partners has one. The fork and frame flex gives him about 35mm of effective suspension travel and combined with light low tread height 2.4" rubber is a comfortable and efficient fire trail ride.

And it's very very light - better than most conventional hardtails.

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby sumgy » Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:53 am

trailgumby wrote:It's a strut fork. Designed to flex and provide "give" without the pedalling losses from a regular suspension fork.

They're usually found on ti frames with 29er wheels.

One of my occasional riding partners has one. The fork and frame flex gives him about 35mm of effective suspension travel and combined with light low tread height 2.4" rubber is a comfortable and efficient fire trail ride.

And it's very very light - better than most conventional hardtails.

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I will take your word for that.
I dont believe it gives any flex whatsoever.
It basically looks very cool and keeps my handlebars the required distance from the wheel. :mrgreen:

My frame definitely flexes though.
I can feel it when I get on the bike.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Ashm12 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:09 pm

Picked up my new bike on Monday, took it for a quick ride today and love it

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Orion » Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:10 pm

Picked this up yesterday. 2014 Trek Xcaliber 8. Took it for a fling this morning and love it. HEAPS better than the old Giant. The Giant will live on as my new commuter though.

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby giantcfr1 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:41 pm

I haven't been on a while, but since my last post, I "acquired" a new MTB for rain / snow and trail to replace my Old Gary Fisher. (above)
Sadly the rims were wearing through on the brake surface, on the old bike.

My mate here, had this bike stitting in his spare room unused.
He made a very grave mistake. His wife wanted a mini-velo, and he went off by himslef to buy one as a surprise for her. He got side-tracked and decided it'd be a great idea to buy two 29ers (matching) so they could go riding together.
Nooooooo!!!!!. She went off her rocker when he arrived home minus the mini-velo.
She put it in the spare room and there it sat for 12 months, unridden. He was sent back to buy the mini-velo.
So I've ended up with her WSD Trek Marlin 29er. Yes a girly colour, but hey, 100% free. After I got it home I swapped the white cables to black, changed to stem, and changed to bars to wider. Put some Conti's on and best of all it now fits perfect.

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Post Your Ride

Postby donny70 » Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:44 pm

This is mine. Mountain Cycle Rumble

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby ferds87 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:28 pm

Snapped my 29er frame while riding on Saturday... So I pulled my new Norco sight carbon out of the shop early to ride on Sunday!

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby mitchy_ » Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:37 pm

i miss my old girl. :(
just didn't have the time to ride it, getting to and from the trails takes longer than a quick blat on the road.

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:50 am

I can't remember if i've posted this one before, just came across it while looking at some old photos.

GT Aggressor that i bought for $20, then fitted Deore V brakes with Ti bolts, carbon bars and seatpost, Mavic Crossmax SL wheels, aluminium forks, XTR RD and drillium cranks. Even went as far as using a plastic thumb shifter on the front and enlarged the drain holes in the frame too, got it to 9.5kgs in the end :D .

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby poohkies » Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:24 am

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Phil » Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:24 am

Managed to drive 70kms and bring my road shoes instead of my Trail shoes yesterday, Rode anyway in sandals on SPD race pedals, lol legs flying everywhere.

Loving the bike and the X01, but might drop from a 34T to a 32T.

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Mugglechops » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:53 pm

Very nice. Is it a Solo or a 5010 :D
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Phil » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:02 pm

Mugglechops wrote:Very nice. Is it a Solo or a 5010 :D


5010... After a few drinks it could be anything.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:52 pm

Phil wrote:Managed to drive 70kms and bring my road shoes instead of my Trail shoes yesterday, Rode anyway in sandals on SPD race pedals, lol legs flying everywhere.

Loving the bike and the X01, but might drop from a 34T to a 32T.

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Nice.
What brand is the ring?
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Phil » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:37 pm

SRAM X01 cranks with their 34T narrow/wide ring.
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