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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby drubie » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:14 pm

I figured whatever you replaced the 5's with would have to be pretty special MB. The remote lockout on the XCR-RL is a nice bonus but it's a little cheesy - I don't think the plastic housing the actuator sits in will last very long and the click on the handlebar switch isn't very positive (will be tricky with full finger gloves). I figure it's for decoration.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby trailgumby » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:15 pm

Nice work Mr Drubie :D
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby markusm » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:30 pm

Here's my Mountain Bike, It's a 2011 Kona Cadabra, being my first Mountain Bike i think its great cause i have nothing to compare it to. The only changes ive made are a Selle Italia Saddle and Tubeless Tyres (Both Mod's made the world of difference)

I have a mainly road riding background but must say Mountain Biking is sooooo much more fun (but dont tell anyone around here, I notice its predominantly a Road riders forum).

Ive done a few XC races on it and as i said, I love it, Road riding is boring as compared to mountain biking and now my road riding is used only as training for my MTB'ing :P

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby trailgumby » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:43 pm

Very nice, I'd go so far as to say it even looks great :D ... Kona's made a big improvement on the aesthetics of even a couple of years ago (eg, Stinky) ;)

That's got that trick spring loaded and moving lower swingarm pivot / lower shock mount hasn't it? What do they call it, Magic Link? I've read good things about it.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby markusm » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:56 pm

trailgumby wrote:Very nice, I'd go so far as to say it even looks great :D ... Kona's made a big improvement on the aesthetics of even a couple of years ago (eg, Stinky) ;)

That's got that trick spring loaded and moving lower swingarm pivot / lower shock mount hasn't it? What do they call it, Magic Link? I've read good things about it.


Thanks Trailgumby,

Yeah its Magic Link, the concept behind it is great and it works really well, the only problem and i dont know if the pictures show it is that you have to pack it with grease, it gets really squeeky :P Im hoping Kona come up with a different spring to eliminate it but until then, it just gets packed with grease.

There really is nothing better than hitting some singletrack with your mates :D
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Mugglechops » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:12 pm

Your not wrong TG I had an 03 Stinky and didnt look as good as that.

Really nice bike.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby trailgumby » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:19 pm

Maybe some Purple Extreme chain lube at the contact points would lessen the amount of trail grunge the spring would attract?

I find I periodically need to do that with my saddles where the rails contact the sockets in the saddle base. My son's bike was squeaking like a honeymooning couple on an old spring bed yesterday when I was riding around the local streets testing the shifter tune after swapping in a new SRAM cassette :lol:
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby markusm » Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:10 am

Mugglechops wrote:Your not wrong TG I had an 03 Stinky and didnt look as good as that.

Really nice bike.


Thank you very much.

Ill try the lube trailgumby, it does get quite annoying!
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby doggatas » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:37 am

Purchased just before Christmas. Loving it.

I know its a mountain bike, but gee it goes well on the black stuff.

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby xsocruz » Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:06 pm

My Commencal and Bianchi :)

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby trailgumby » Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:19 pm

Big tubes on the DH rig :shock: , and that Bianchi looks interesting. :D

Might the Bianchi be in need of a shorter seatpost? Looks like it's sitting on the suspension link.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby kunalraiker » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:25 pm

trailgumby wrote:Big tubes on the DH rig :shock: , and that Bianchi looks interesting. :D

Might the Bianchi be in need of a shorter seatpost? Looks like it's sitting on the suspension link.



Liked the Bianchi, what does it cost ?
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby silentbutdeadly » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:26 am

kunalraiker wrote:Liked the Bianchi, what does it cost ?


:roll: so much class...
Ours is not to reason why...merely to point and giggle
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby kunalraiker » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:53 am

silentbutdeadly wrote:
kunalraiker wrote:Liked the Bianchi, what does it cost ?


:roll: so much class...



Hmmm...not sure I get you :|
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby silentbutdeadly » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:57 pm

kunalraiker wrote:
silentbutdeadly wrote:
kunalraiker wrote:Liked the Bianchi, what does it cost ?


:roll: so much class...



Hmmm...not sure I get you :|



<sigh>...that's what I thought.

Google 'Bianchi Kavra 5800' and a world of knowledge may open up to you.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Baldy » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:55 pm

Dogga that thing is as flash as a rat with a gold tooth!

The Commencal looks like it will outlast Cockroaches.

The Bianchi has a lot goin on :o Who cares what its worth.....how does it ride is the important bit :?:

Go easy on the lad SBD, he only asked how much his bike cost not what he makes pa after tax
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby kunalraiker » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:02 pm

Hmmm...not sure I get you :|[/quote]


<sigh>...that's what I thought.

Google 'Bianchi Kavra 5800' and a world of knowledge may open up to you.[/quote]

That sort of attitude is uncalled for young lad, if only your dad would have w**ipped your buttocks red when you were a little brat!
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby trailgumby » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:25 am

Cost? Here ya go... http://www.graysonline.com/lot/0001-210 ... 2006-model

That's the only link I could find in 4 pages of search results that was in English, though :P

By the looks of things, from the pix the owner posted above, his ride has had almost no use... are they not the original tyres?
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby silentbutdeadly » Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:35 pm

kunalraiker wrote:That sort of attitude is uncalled for young lad, if only your dad would have w**ipped your buttocks red when you were a little brat!
Watch what you type next time!


Nice to know that I may have grown old[er] but am still acting well over half my age. If only according to some random simpleton.

As for uncalled for.... <guilty me'lud> Let's go a whippin'! :D
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby xsocruz » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:28 pm

COMMENCAL 2010 FURIOUS updated

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby xsocruz » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:32 pm

trailgumby wrote:Big tubes on the DH rig :shock: , and that Bianchi looks interesting. :D

Might the Bianchi be in need of a shorter seatpost? Looks like it's sitting on the suspension link.


Seat post is fine on its minimum set up - not hitting anything or does it hit at all. Not wanting to cut it cause Id like to keep it original as possible.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby xsocruz » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:36 pm

kunalraiker wrote:
trailgumby wrote:Big tubes on the DH rig :shock: , and that Bianchi looks interesting. :D

Might the Bianchi be in need of a shorter seatpost? Looks like it's sitting on the suspension link.



Liked the Bianchi, what does it cost ?


The Bianchi was purchased brand new on Ebay for no more than $1k. It was a bargain cause it retailed from $5k up.

Everything on the bike is original and its the full XT Build. It rides smooth and is the smoothest bike I've ridden. Not much on this bike on the net and I think its one of few in Australia.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby trailgumby » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:47 pm

xsocruz wrote:
trailgumby wrote:Big tubes on the DH rig :shock: , and that Bianchi looks interesting. :D

Might the Bianchi be in need of a shorter seatpost? Looks like it's sitting on the suspension link.


Seat post is fine on its minimum set up - not hitting anything or does it hit at all. Not wanting to cut it cause Id like to keep it original as possible.

Yeah, on a closer look I see that the post goes down through the middle of the gap between the link side plates.

With respect, I'd suggest it's still not a good look and few experienced riders would be comfortable with it like that. If you don't want to cut the seatpost maybe a NOS equivalent in a shorter length might be appropriate to ride with and the original can go back in when you put it back on the display racks.

If the saddle is the right height for the intended riding style (I'm guessing gravity-oriented) I don't think there are too many bricks-and-mortar shops that would have let a customer take delivery with the post like that out of liability concerns.

Your call, though.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby RobM » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:32 pm

My new (secondhand) XC beast....

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Bought it off a forum for a great price.
- 120mm fox fork, 100mm fox rear
- Stans rims with Hope hubs, light wheelset
- Avid Exhilr CR brakes, nice bling
- MIx of Sram X-7 and SLX running gear, crispy shifting

Absolutely love it! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:31 pm

Niiiiice! Always thought BMC duallies had a great look to them. 8)
What are these SLX bits of which you speak Rob?

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