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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:04 pm

silentbutdeadly wrote:Ohhh yeah.....do that!! I took a hair dryer to the Anthem wheel decals (just to warm them) and stripped the wheels back to black. A quick rub down with acetone to clear off the last of the glue....much better. Less than an hours work.


I get a lot of leeway when it comes to me bikes but if I was caught with the GLWs $190 pro hairdryer in the shed I wouldn't be able to ride until the wounds healed. I could sing soprano tho'. :wink:
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby silentbutdeadly » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:03 am

Mulger bill wrote:
silentbutdeadly wrote:Ohhh yeah.....do that!! I took a hair dryer to the Anthem wheel decals (just to warm them) and stripped the wheels back to black. A quick rub down with acetone to clear off the last of the glue....much better. Less than an hours work.


I get a lot of leeway when it comes to me bikes but if I was caught with the GLWs $190 pro hairdryer in the shed I wouldn't be able to ride until the wounds healed. I could sing soprano tho'. :wink:



Easy fix.

Bring the wheels into the bathroom and de-sticker them there.

Hopefully, you can lock the bathroom door........ :twisted:
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby trailgumby » Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:22 pm

You can borrow mine. :mrgreen:

The missus bought a cheapy at some tupperware party type thing for hair product, but the unit had a euro plug so she gave it to me. I just bought a $5 AU adapter and she's fine. Lives in the shed. Came in handy for Frameskin application on the new steed (which has earned its purchase price already: I didn;t choose "trailgumby" as a handle for nothing :oops: )

Option 2 is me B&D paint stripper heat gun. Hmmm... what's that smell? And why is my wheel a funny shape now? :twisted:
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Baldy » Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:11 pm

If you can only get the plastic film off the top of the sticker like some of them, then eucalyptus oil will get the rest off.

Its great stuff for sticker residue. I take off anything that is not under a clearcoat.
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Re: Lapierre X-Control 410

Postby flynnyfalcon » Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:02 pm

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby flynnyfalcon » Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:05 pm

My baby...

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby gordy » Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:11 pm

Mt Joyce today. GT Peace SS rigid.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby munga » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:08 pm

jheeno wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:@jheeno, is that a Jamis CrossCountry? My first decent bike was a CrossCountry 2.0, that thing took me everywhere and i've still got it, i'll have it til i die.
its a dakota sport

im finding it hard to justify having two bikes since i bought myself a new dual that I have to learn new things on
I love Jamis bikes
I nearly purchased the 2010 dakar xct 1.0 except .. the color .. I dont like the colour
you guys out there judge whether you can live with this color (see pic below)

http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/thebikes/fullsuspension/dakarxct/10_dakarxct1.html

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looks a bit yeti coloured, no?
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby jheeno » Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:37 am

munga wrote:
looks a bit yeti coloured, no?

yes agreed but the only way i could live with that color is if it was a real yeti
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Post Your Ride

Postby Kenzo » Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:32 pm

jheeno wrote:
munga wrote:
looks a bit yeti coloured, no?

yes agreed but the only way i could live with that color is if it was a real yeti

Or a Bianchi.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:54 pm

flynnyfalcon wrote:My baby...

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MMMMMMM Gt-licious!
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby idw » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:20 pm

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finished and out of my workshop in febuary.didnt really last long as a winter project :P
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby CommuRider » Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:31 pm

New addition to the collection - for shopping and picnicking in the local area :-)

Bloody heavy though! Bought it off ebay (first bike I have bought used from the site); old industrial bike but in pretty good nick. Little rusting but needs some TLC. Had to pump the wheels from 0 so will wait tomorrow if there are any leaks.

Not sure about the basket in front and will replace the uncomfy saddle. But I love the bell! It's an old style bell. Wonder where I can get more bells like that.

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Have looked for "Trikes Australia" but am only getting Motor Trikes so any pointers to the manufacturer will be appreciated. If it's Aussie-made it will be my first Aussie-made bike! Feels German - clunky and not stylish but very robust.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby trailgumby » Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:25 pm

Needs knobby tyres for this thread. :)
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby damhooligan » Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:32 pm

CommuRider wrote: Wonder where I can get more bells like that.


Try here; http://www.theclassicbicycleshop.com.au/parts.html

How does yours sound? , like this? :

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby damhooligan » Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:33 pm

trailgumby wrote:Needs knobby tyres for this thread. :)


And suspension forks?? :twisted:
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby idw » Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:01 pm

i've probably got some suspension forks that'd fit that guy :P
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby flynnyfalcon » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:39 pm

ldrcycles wrote:
flynnyfalcon wrote:My baby...

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MMMMMMM Gt-licious!


It is indeed :lol: She's my second GT, I have an old GT Ricochet which is still beautiful to ride... but hard to compare to the new breed of XC bikes.

Just made a new acquisition to the stable. Tried to find a suitable GT roadie but had no luck :(

Hopefully picking it up tomorrow.

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby flynnyfalcon » Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:07 am

Ooops, just noticed I was in the MTB forum :D Will remove roadie pic if anyone is offended :lol:
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby gcouyant » Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:42 am

Oh what the heck.....

It began life like this:

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Then built like this:

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Then ridden like this:

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Then made filthy like this:

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Then lovingly Chauffeured around like this:

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Then to be ridden in anger in this year's Simpson Desert Bike Challenge like this (well, the idea is to be pedalling and not pushing in the sand):

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby CommuRider » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:51 am

flynnyfalcon wrote:Ooops, just noticed I was in the MTB forum :D Will remove roadie pic if anyone is offended :lol:



That's how I feel!
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:34 am

gcouyant wrote:Oh what the heck.....


Then built like
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I just burst out laughing every time i see those rims and tires, i'm gunna have to get one eventually :) .

I notice you have a Thud Buster post on it, what is that like? I've seen pics of them a few times and wonder.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby gcouyant » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:41 am

ldrcycles wrote:I just burst out laughing every time i see those rims and tires, I'm gunna have to get one eventually :).


It really is surprisingly fun to ride but your gaze keeps drifting lower and lower to frame the fat front wheel inside your field of view. Hard bike to train on though because *everybody* hails you down to have a look and beg a ride. Sensational on soft terrain - but not in mud where the tyres lack lateral stability. Great drifter though.

ldrcycles wrote:I notice you have a Thud Buster post on it, what is that like? I've seen pics of them a few times and wonder.


A simple four bar linkage that is relatively heavy but very effective at taking the sting out of small chatter in the track. The movement feels completely natural and saddle position doesn't really affect action. Quite tunable too with the range and combination of elastomers. They need a bit of maintenance though and can be noisy so you must carry a bit of lube and grease with you - or noise cancelling earphones. Small DU bushes in the linkage pivots do wear quickly and brass shims take care of side thrust. Odd really because the brass shims require fine lubricant that leaches into the DU bush and accelerates wear. Saddle rail clamping mechanism could be stiffer to reduce flex at the rail interface. Saddles with carbon rails creak and groan at that interface.

But, it is effective and I'm buying a second one as spare for the race just in case.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby CommuRider » Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:26 pm

damhooligan wrote:
CommuRider wrote: Wonder where I can get more bells like that.


Try here; http://www.theclassicbicycleshop.com.au/parts.html


More like this one

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not brass though but it packs a loud ting!
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby trailgumby » Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:18 pm

Love to try one of those Surlys. 8)
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