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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby limetang » Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:44 pm

Im waiting for a 100mm stem to arrive but at this stage I would say the stem will be getting slammed! I needed the longer top tube of the XL.. but with that comes the high head tube and less standover.
This is my first experience with Avid brakes, the lever shape will take a bit of getting used to! Took the bike out for 20km earlier today and enjoyed it, for such a large bike its very willing.... Also got my scales out and could hardly believe the weight of it..... 12.3kg with pedals :shock:
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby hitchhiker » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:17 pm

I just picked up a secondhand 2010 Giant Anthem X2

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I took it for a ride in the morning, I had so much fun that after coming home for some lunch I went back out in the afternoon. It's a big leap up from my old hardtails! Today I was riding parts of the trail that I never could before, now to get some actual skills so I can ride it properly.

I'm not suprised it handles and stops better than the old Dura Carbon, but I was surprised that it hardly feels any heavier (although I haven't weighed them). I always thought a dualie would be as heavy as a truck
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby sumgy » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:06 pm

Back to the future.
I spent 2 years or so where the only bike I had was a rigid SS 29er. Man I was fit.
Went through a few geared bikes and a dually since.
Today I pulled the gears off my Blacksheep, added a ti truss fork and went and rode the snot out of it.

Dumb fun.

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby silentbutdeadly » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:03 am

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A new bike for the stable. The Scaffold has been retired and this is filling its place as a day to day hack trainer to support the Anthem X. It's a 2012 Cannondale Trail SL2 and, of course, a 29er.

It was supposed to be a Fuji Nevada 1.0 but the local distributor appears to have had 'issues' and the order was not fulfilled despite two weeks of waiting. So the LBS sold me this one for $900...which, given the fact that I haven't seen one for under $1,500, seemed to be a good deal. Rockshox Recon Silver fork, SRAM X5 driveline, Avid Juicy 1 brakes...

I've already swapped the back wheel for the Giant Anthem rear wheel with its DT Swiss DT350 rear hub and dropped 200 gm off the weight....
Ours is not to reason why...merely to point and giggle
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby ZepinAtor » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:53 am

sumgy wrote:
Today I pulled the gears off my Blacksheep, added a ti truss fork and went and rode the snot out of it.

Dumb fun.


You know what they say about dumb single speeders.

Well they're just plain dumb smudgy.

Can't co-ordinate their brains & their thumbs.

Duuurrrhhh :?
Gas propulsion.......it's natural don't fight it.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby sumgy » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:13 am

ZepinAtor wrote:
sumgy wrote:
Today I pulled the gears off my Blacksheep, added a ti truss fork and went and rode the snot out of it.

Dumb fun.


You know what they say about dumb single speeders.

Well they're just plain dumb smudgy.

Can't co-ordinate their brains & their thumbs.

Duuurrrhhh :?


Going by that, I am surprised you dont have a garage full of them. :mrgreen:
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby ZepinAtor » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:03 pm

sumgy wrote:
ZepinAtor wrote:
sumgy wrote:
Today I pulled the gears off my Blacksheep, added a ti truss fork and went and rode the snot out of it.

Dumb fun.


You know what they say about dumb single speeders.

Well they're just plain dumb smudgy.

Can't co-ordinate their brains & their thumbs.

Duuurrrhhh :?


Going by that, I am surprised you dont have a garage full of them. :mrgreen:


I've only got the one, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to use it ?
Gas propulsion.......it's natural don't fight it.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby silentbutdeadly » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:21 pm

ZepinAtor wrote:I've only got the one, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to use it ?


One option...
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or the other...

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby ZepinAtor » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:04 pm

I'll take option B. All I need is a pair of white shoes & I'm set to go.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Mugglechops » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:34 pm

sumgy wrote:Back to the future.
I spent 2 years or so where the only bike I had was a rigid SS 29er. Man I was fit.
Went through a few geared bikes and a dually since.
Today I pulled the gears off my Blacksheep, added a ti truss fork and went and rode the snot out of it.

Dumb fun.


That is awesome on so many levels.

I miss my days having dumb fun on ss rigid 29er.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Juppy » Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:33 am

Ready for the flight :)

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In moutains
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Peacocks became interested in the Yeti :)
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby sumgy » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:56 am

Juppy wrote:Ready for the flight :)

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Were you planning to have to jettison it from the plane? :lol:
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Juppy » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:38 pm

Сonsidering, as loaders handle the luggage at the airports, precautionary measures won't be superfluous. :)
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby drubie » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:53 pm

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A lady at work who has a nice entry level roadie decided she wanted to get involved in the "Tour de Rocks" (from Armidale to Port Macquarie). She showed up on what I think was the worst bicycle shaped object I have seen in some time - a Repco dual suspension bike that weighed about 20kg and was seriously under gunned for the proposed trip).

Between myself and a buddy we cobbled the apollo together - the frame had a borked head tube (ovalised) which my buddy inadvertently sorted out when he tried to adapt a set of cartridge bearings into the head tube with a machined adapter. I suggested we try an FSA "The Pig" instead - nice long head cups which get around imperfect head tube problems with ease (I highly recommend the Pig if you are having headset issues - they are simple but strong).

The rest of it was stuff I have raced on but had a hankering to upgrade - I've done three events on those cycling deal wheels and I broke enough spokes that I decided they are OK for a lighter rider but useless under me. Under her they'll be fine. The Suntour SR XCR-RL coil fork is actually really good and I'll probably just buy another one for myself when I get around to rebuilding my own bike. This little Apollo is actually nicer than my own frame but it's too small for me - awesome tip shop find though. It's a little ripper of a bike and I'm really struggling with the concept of giving it to her.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby Ken Ho » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:17 pm

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My new 29er.
I'm very pleased with it so far. Definitely going to Cairns for the RRR now.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby hitchhiker » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:38 pm

drubie wrote:Image



Nice work, you guys should get a reality TV show, "Bike Renovation Rescue"

Is that where those LX parts went?
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby trailgumby » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:29 pm

Not quite what "ride" is intended to mean in this context, but I'm in a literal frame of mind, so what the heck :P

Includes gratuitous stack at around the 6 minute mark due to a slight washaway I didn't quite see lurking in the shadows.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcIcO-Xan9g&feature=youtube_gdata[/youtube]
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby drubie » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:41 pm

hitchhiker wrote:Nice work, you guys should get a reality TV show, "Bike Renovation Rescue"

Is that where those LX parts went?


Nah, all the LX 9 speed stuff is going onto my Norco - the Apollo has 8 speed off that bike which seemed appropriate because the apollo frame has a prominent "24 speed" decal. I have to wait another couple of weeks for my fun bucket to refill before I order a fork so I can rebuild the Norco into a 9 speed uber-XC bike for the Walcha mountain team challenge later in the year. Bought a set of Fulcrum Red Metal 10 from Wiggle, all your stuff and a few other bits and pieces, it should be a superb long distance hardtail when it's done.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby hitchhiker » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:50 pm

drubie wrote:
hitchhiker wrote:Nice work, you guys should get a reality TV show, "Bike Renovation Rescue"

Is that where those LX parts went?


Nah, all the LX 9 speed stuff is going onto my Norco - the Apollo has 8 speed off that bike which seemed appropriate because the apollo frame has a prominent "24 speed" decal. I have to wait another couple of weeks for my fun bucket to refill before I order a fork so I can rebuild the Norco into a 9 speed uber-XC bike for the Walcha mountain team challenge later in the year. Bought a set of Fulcrum Red Metal 10 from Wiggle, all your stuff and a few other bits and pieces, it should be a superb long distance hardtail when it's done.


That must be the Mark IV version of that Norco, I look forward to the pictures when it's done
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby kunalraiker » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:04 am

Ken Ho wrote:Image

My new 29er.
I'm very pleased with it so far. Definitely going to Cairns for the RRR now.


What a beautiful bike mate !
I'am sure it rides equally well.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby trailgumby » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:03 am

drubie wrote:I have to wait another couple of weeks for my fun bucket to refill before I order a fork so I can rebuild the Norco into a 9 speed uber-XC bike for the Walcha mountain team challenge later in the year.

Sounds like an interesting event. What's the course like?
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby drubie » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:47 pm

trailgumby wrote:
drubie wrote:I have to wait another couple of weeks for my fun bucket to refill before I order a fork so I can rebuild the Norco into a 9 speed uber-XC bike for the Walcha mountain team challenge later in the year.

Sounds like an interesting event. What's the course like?


Mixture of paddocks, rock gardens, fire trails, open dirt roads (big fast section in the middle) and a few mud bogs on the edge of the national park. Half way is the most amazing gorge view where you can stop and grab a fresh bottle of water (or, in my case, throw up) and gaze at natures wonders. One particularly memorable section went up the edge of a turnip field which was the slipperiest thing I've ever seen.

It's a charity event for the local Westpac Helicopter - you need a team of 3 and you get a choice of distance. I recommend it highly, although I don't recommend camping the night before and doing a pub crawl through Walcha before the event because "your body will hurt you" as the classic saying goes.
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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby jofeses » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:16 pm

My stock Talon in my local national park yesterday

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby mitzikatzi » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:23 pm

drubie wrote: ...snip...Great story...
...snip... The Suntour SR XCR-RL coil fork is actually really good and I'll probably just buy another one for myself ..snip..It's a little ripper of a bike and I'm really struggling with the concept of giving it to her.



Any ideas where i might find one of these forks for sale and what a good price is? Ebay I am guessing.

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Re: Post Your Ride

Postby drubie » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:21 pm

mitzikatzi wrote:Any ideas where i might find one of these forks for sale and what a good price is? Ebay I am guessing.

Good Karma in giving.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2011-SR-SUNTOUR-XCR-RL-MTB-Remote-Lockout-Fork-Black-/180646678657?pt=AU_Sport_Cycling_Parts&hash=item2a0f619081#ht_2709wt_1041

On sale at the moment - at $119 posted they are a perfectly good event fork. I've bought things from "speedpark" before and they generally arrive within a fortnight or so to country NSW.

Mightn't be as good as an air fork but my buddy has a Marzocchi entry level fork and the Suntour is, frankly, better.
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