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Gt 2006 Avalanche 3.0
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Postby Mulger bill » Sun Sep 09, 2007 8:39 pm

Sounds interesting, have to have a look later...

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by BNA » Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:37 pm

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Postby Aushiker » Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:37 pm

europa wrote:None of my photos are too clear on the bar ends, but a look at my website will give you some clue. They are ProA brand.

These?

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Postby europa » Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:55 pm

No, a different animal again.

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Postby europa » Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:02 am

Here you go - this has been cut out of a bigger picture so it's not the bestest.

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What you can't see is that the trail of the barend is flat for the pad at the base of your hand to rest on. When gripped, the end of the bar is essentially in the palm of your hand. They work well.

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Postby Birdman » Mon Sep 10, 2007 10:55 am

europa wrote:Here you go - this has been cut out of a bigger picture so it's not the bestest.

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What you can't see is that the trail of the barend is flat for the pad at the base of your hand to rest on. When gripped, the end of the bar is essentially in the palm of your hand. They work well.

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Postby Aushiker » Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:53 pm

europa wrote:Here you go - this has been cut out of a bigger picture so it's not the bestest.

Thanks Richard. Can't find anything on the web. Will keep an eye out in the LBS.

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Postby Mulger bill » Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:57 pm

It's a link off Shimanos site Andrew.

I'm gonna try to find a pair, gotta be more comfortable than the bent up water pipe.

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Finally got new bike!

Postby falconlover » Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:06 pm

Hi I finally got my new bike it is a Gt Avalanche 3.0 with disc brakes it was $500 because it was the 07 model. It was a bargain!
By the way how do you attach pics?
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Postby Mulger bill » Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:11 pm

Nice one Falcon, you'll have a hard time breaking one of those :wink:

You need to join a hosting site like photobucket to post piccies, easy as. They even provide a direct link to copy/paste into messages for you 8)

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Postby europa » Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:30 pm

Don't forget to resize your images. Photobucket does it for you ... if you click on 'edit'. You're looking for the Webboard size (640xsomething).

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Postby falconlover » Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:49 pm

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I tell ya what I love this bike! Hey has anyone heard of tektro disc brakes and if they're any good?[/img]
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Postby europa » Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:07 pm

OMGosh, it's CLEAN :shock:

Nice unit. :D

I'm pretty sure my son's mtb has the Tektro's ... but maybe not. He's got the bike at a mate's place so I can't tell. The Tektro are an honourable brand, don't worry about them.

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Postby Bnej » Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:25 pm

Tektros are a pretty generic brand, my $2000 road bike has Tektro brakes and my Trek S500 has Tektro levers, there's nothing wrong with them they just aren't special, but not too low end either.

Now you need to hit some trails and make it dirty. ;)
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Postby Mulger bill » Mon Sep 10, 2007 11:46 pm

Dunno 'bout Tektro discs Falcon, but their rim brakes, (caliper and V) are damn good stoppers for the bucks. Both my old MTBs had them and the Roadie has them too, never a drama.

Cable discs. You will have to keep an eye on them to adjust out cable stretch and pad wear, no biggie, say five minutes every few weeks, give us a yell if you need a hand :)

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Postby europa » Mon Sep 10, 2007 11:50 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Dunno 'bout Tektro discs Falcon, but their rim brakes, (caliper and V) are damn good stoppers for the bucks. Both my old MTBs had them and the Roadie has them too, never a drama.

Cable discs. You will have to keep an eye on them to adjust out cable stretch and pad wear, no biggie, say five minutes every few weeks, give us a yell if you need a hand :)

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Come on Shaun, that's the sort of feed back I want in my 'Components components' thread 8)

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Postby Mulger bill » Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:14 am

Go easy eh? It's bloody hard keeping up with you touchtypers when you're in a chatty mood. I'll get there :wink:

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Postby heavymetal » Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:20 am

Mulger bill wrote:Go easy eh? It's bloody hard keeping up with you touchtypers when you're in a chatty mood. I'll get there :wink:


I can only type at 140 wpm. I think Richard is faster than me :D I learn't to touch type in the 70s at school on an old mechanical typewriter. I was the only male to take typing :shock: I must have known that I would have become an IT engineer at some stage in the future.

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Postby Mulger bill » Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:57 am

140 wpm :shock: I can't talk that fast.

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Postby mikesbytes » Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:19 am

140Wpm

Yeh but it all depends on the quality of the content :D
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Postby Kev365428 » Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:01 pm

WPM?

Women per month?
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Postby Bluerider » Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:08 pm

Kev365428 wrote:WPM?

Women per month?


Heck if thats 140WPM TourDeFrance winner for sure :lol: :wink:
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Postby Wanta-bike » Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:48 pm

yeah, go the GT's!

congrats on the buy man, esp (AT) that price!

tho i daresay that by the time winter comes round (or if u go out riding a muddy track), u'll be losing those mud guards, as they'll end up either:

1) givin u the $hits
2) become warpped or broken
3) cake up with mud

on the other hand, if ur just ridin gravel trails and commuting, then no dramas

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Postby Birdman » Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:44 am

Very nice GT you have there!!!

Give the trails hella aye. Its a mean looking piece of material. 8)

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Postby Aushiker » Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:49 pm

Mulger bill wrote:It's a link off Shimanos site Andrew.

Thanks Shaun.

Found them here. They are called Rubber Anatomic.

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Postby europa » Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:45 am

Aushiker wrote:
Mulger bill wrote:It's a link off Shimanos site Andrew.

Thanks Shaun.

Found them here. They are called Rubber Anatomic.

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Dem's da critters ... but when you find they're horrid, blame Mitch, not me eh? :wink:

Nah, I think they'll suit you because you've already expressed satisfaction with your flat bars. All these do is give you a bit more width and turn your wrist through 90 degrees - there's no change in height. If you have trouble getting them, I'll go back to the shop I got mine from and see if he has some more - won't be hard to post them over.

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