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Postby MountGower » Thu Jul 12, 2007 7:01 pm

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Postby thm » Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:13 pm

Maybe turn this into a general MTB section. I think limiting it to tracks / rides / tours is quite limiting.

I'd think you would be hard pressed to find too many posts in here.

Then I guess the general section is where all the activity is and threads about general MTB would be better served there.

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Postby AUbicycles » Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:33 am

Hi Guys

no it's not the conspiracy you think. The old forum was actually moved and renamed to become Press Releases - Cycling Events. The MTB events section was a little quite (maybe because of farkin?) and the mods were working out the best way to deal with commercial posts which were appearing to promote events.

As the MTB events section was predominently filled with press style event annoucements it was moved and renamed to suit all cycling events.

As many of you who have been with the forum a long time know, suggestions for the forum are welcome. If you feel there is a need for a specific topic we (mods) look int it and most of the time will set up the forum (hence retro, recumbents, fixed gear and low rider topics of more recent times).

So, to wrap it up, if you have a good idea then let me know.

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Postby Kalgrm » Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:26 pm

I agree with THM - rename this forum to "Mountain Bikes" instead of the current name. It's the only forum dealing with MTBs on this site and the name misleads people into thinking we only want to discuss tracks, rides or tours (none of which interest me as much as the technical questions we seem to answer more often anyway).

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Postby MountGower » Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:08 pm

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Postby Aushiker » Fri Jul 20, 2007 6:10 pm

G'day

I would agree with MountGower's suggestion. Does not seem there is anywhere to discuss "mountain biking" or mountain bikes now. Given the other forums for different types of bikes, a mountain bike forum would be consistent.

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Postby thm » Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:40 pm

+1 to MountGower's idea. :D
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Postby Kalgrm » Sat Aug 11, 2007 6:17 pm

Still no movement on this issue?
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Postby thm » Sat Aug 11, 2007 6:25 pm

MTBers aren't taken seriously. :lol:
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Postby europa » Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:02 pm

thm wrote:MTBers aren't taken seriously. :lol:
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And you're surprised?

Tell the boss man what you want, then support it when it happens. It's as simple as that.

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Postby Mr888 » Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:08 pm

Maybe we should start posting up some new topics :roll:
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Postby Kalgrm » Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:20 pm

Well I can think of one thread in particular which caused some confusion this week - the one about squealing brakes. At least one respected member of the forum missed the fact that we were talking about discs. Common on MTBs, not so on road bikes .....

Had the thread been started in the MTB forum, the confusion would have been less likely.

Chris, can we please have this forum rolled into the "Serious Biking" forum, or at the very least, renamed to "Mountain Bikes"?

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Postby mikesbytes » Sat Aug 11, 2007 8:11 pm

A while back I read this thread where this guy was making his mountain bike faster and faster on the road.

Once he had finished, the bike was completely useless for off road use.
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Postby Mulger bill » Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:10 am

Kalgrm wrote:Chris, can we please have this forum rolled into the "Serious Biking" forum, or at the very least, renamed to "Mountain Bikes"?

Cheers,
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Yes please, Richard can you oblige?

Maybe we're not "serious bikers" 'cos we're having too much fun to be serious? :P

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Postby europa » Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:15 am

Yer too flamin' mad to be considered 'serious' :D

I don't know if a full shift is possible. I mean, it should be in theory, but I've got to work out how to do it and me being a bear of tiny brain, it might wind up just being a change of forum names.

I'm not going to attempt anything tonight and I'll be like a cat with two mice tomorrow (kid's birthday parties and soccer matches - single parenting is fun but you've got to do it all yourself). If Christopher logs on tonight, he may do something, if not, I'll try to sort things in the next couple of days.

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Postby Kalgrm » Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:32 am

Hurry Richard - the MTB riders are revolting! :lol:
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Postby europa » Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:40 am

Kalgrm wrote:Hurry Richard - the MTB riders are revolting! :lol:


I know. Yuck :wink:

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Postby Aushiker » Sun Aug 12, 2007 11:55 am

Just a dumb suggestion but why not change the name of this forum, thread whatever it is called and leave it in the MTB section? Seems this would be the a simple solution and then if more fora are needed they can be added to the the MTB section that already exists.

Then sometimes the "simple" solutions are really dumb ones ... so ignore as you wish. I can already think of reasons against this idea ... oh well.

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Postby europa » Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:19 pm

Okay, I'm either a hero or in a lot of trouble. Don't bother telling me which, I'd rather be left to my misconceptions :roll:

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Postby Kalgrm » Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:34 am

Oh Richard - you're my hero!!!! :P

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Postby MountGower » Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:57 pm

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Postby thm » Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:20 pm

Thanks Richard.
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Postby Mulger bill » Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:28 pm

Nice one Richard, thanks.

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Postby Aushiker » Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:03 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Nice one Richard, thanks.

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