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Re: Cycling
« Reply #60 on: Oct 12, 2007, 05:55AM »
hi, itīs a good topic!! jaja, i like very much the bicycles, and here my bike:


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Re: Cycling
« Reply #61 on: Oct 12, 2007, 06:51AM »
There must be some good trails in Chile Sebas ! ?
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Re: Cycling
« Reply #62 on: Oct 12, 2007, 07:35AM »
There must be some good trails in Chile Sebas ! ?
jajja yes in the south of Chile is where alive, itīs the beatiful place  ;D, jajaja,  in Pucon has a volcano, is a national reserve, is a beatiful pace for ride in bicycle and practice Xc, allmountain or other sport  for example treking, , and other palces like the Park National Coguillio.

pictures of the Park National Conguillio ( Parque Nacional Conguillio)

the pictures is of internet, other day post my pictures of the Park.  ;D






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Re: Cycling
« Reply #63 on: Oct 12, 2007, 10:20AM »
Beautiful place mate! Your a lucky man.

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #64 on: Oct 12, 2007, 10:08PM »
man, those pics are freakin awesome! tho interesting thing about your bike....

unless i'm mistaken, those are Marzocchi EXR Pro forks on there.... if so, then they're an air dampened fork - which is really good, but interesting, as that model fork is a XC fork, not a dirt jump fork....

anywho, nice bike, nice scenery, what more could you want? hehe  ;D

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #65 on: Oct 12, 2007, 11:50PM »
man, those pics are freakin awesome! tho interesting thing about your bike....

unless i'm mistaken, those are Marzocchi EXR Pro forks on there.... if so, then they're an air dampened fork - which is really good, but interesting, as that model fork is a XC fork, not a dirt jump fork....

anywho, nice bike, nice scenery, what more could you want? hehe  ;D

peace out  8)

hi, yes my bike is for allmoutian, "light Freeride" or "urban assault" this fork is for allmoutain or Xc, and works very good in my bike still  ;D, and I`m thin (60 kg), if that isnīt much effort for the fork.
the bike isn`t for dirt jump  :P jaja is much for me  ;D.

greetings

Sebas.
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Re: Cycling
« Reply #66 on: Jan 10, 2008, 08:50PM »
Question for the cyclists. I bought a mongoose mountain bike the other day and am unsure of what is the best tyre pressure for on road.

Guy at the shop I bought it from told to pump them up to 65psi, a little to high I think.
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Re: Cycling
« Reply #67 on: Jan 11, 2008, 12:12AM »
That sounds ok dave,  if in doubt.. there should be a max/ recommended tyre pressure on the sidewall of the tyre.

I run about 60psi if I'm riding on the road regularly (which isnt very often thank christ!)  and obviously lower offroad.

Road bike tyres take a helluva lot more pressure.

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #68 on: Jan 11, 2008, 02:07AM »
Cheers Jtas. I will check it out tomorrow.
Your car may be able to go faster.
But I can go any where. except into a garage, underground carpark, bridge...

2 sticks and manual locking hubs. have to get out to drive it around
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Re: Cycling
« Reply #69 on: May 1, 2008, 12:06AM »
mountain biking is where its at!!

i sold the old bmx coz i kept breaking bones at the skate park and from riding home drunk late at night.....

so i bought a mtb thinking that would ease the pain but since buying my giant 18 mths ago I have broken my elbow and forearm in seperate incidents, and donated about 12 mths of skin growth from my shins to the you yangs rock garden fund....
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Re: Cycling
« Reply #70 on: May 1, 2008, 11:42PM »
mountain biking is where its at!!....

DAMN STRAIGHT! with me stoopid knee, i'm supposed to be only riding on the road.... pfft! fcuk that! too freakin boring! crashin whilst mtb'ing is half the fun!
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Re: Cycling
« Reply #71 on: May 2, 2008, 07:47PM »
Hey , i have a GT slammer bmx . cnt do tricks to save myself .lol  Got a mean dirt track bout 4 blocks frm my house  :D
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Re: Cycling
« Reply #72 on: Jun 27, 2008, 11:27AM »
I just got my end of year bonus, which I want to use on buying a new bike,
I want a semi road/off road bike for around the 2k price.
tried to do some research but theres a lot of bikes out there and got no idea whats good.
so what should I buy

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Looking at the Trance x2 atm
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Wanneroo (Barbagallos) short track time 63 seconds (58 - Evo) long track 79 (69 - Evo)
Mods - Bosch 910 fuel pump, Nismo 555cc injectors, Z32 AFM, USB Bikirom, Full Whiteline Handling Kit, DBA Rotors, Tomei Poncams + GT2871. (174ahkw)

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #73 on: Jul 6, 2008, 11:04PM »
I think the best place to get advice would be a decent bike shop.. they build, repair and sell the bikes and would hear feedback on them you'd imagine.. just make sure you talk to someone there with experience and not someone who just works 1 day a week for some extra $!

Tell them about the exact kind of riding you will and may be doing and definitely customise on things like tyres and brakes - usually the ones that come with bikes are not ideal.

I have a mountain bike which i have semi-slick tyres on that I run about 70-80psi. I only ride on roads and tracks and a bit of gravel - it's certainly not that grippy in the gravel but on any made surface its fast and nimble. My tyre of choice is Specialized Nimbus EX. In 4 years, between my mate and I we have had a total of 1 puncture ! (over 5000km each.. wet and dry) this is one of the main reasons I like this tyre! I hear they do not make that specific model any more but perhaps there is an equivalent. Worth looking into ! It's great to never have a puncture.

good luck with the search!

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #74 on: Jul 6, 2008, 11:41PM »
Cheers,
yeh my mate used to be big in to mountain biking in Germany, so he gave me lots of advice and came with me to look at some bikes,
I've put a deposit down on a Trance1, so will be picking that up on Friday hopefully :) yay
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Re: Cycling
« Reply #75 on: Jul 10, 2008, 05:47PM »
Interesting on those Nimbus EX's paul, i've heard a little about them from friends.

I seem to have the worlds crappiest luck when it comes to punctures recently, which has got me so pissed off I've not been on my bike for a few weeks!

Also looking to buy a new ride soon anyway, with the tax money.  Need to get back on the bike.
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Re: Cycling
« Reply #76 on: Jul 11, 2008, 06:17PM »
Wanneroo (Barbagallos) short track time 63 seconds (58 - Evo) long track 79 (69 - Evo)
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Re: Cycling
« Reply #77 on: Jul 13, 2008, 01:19AM »
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Re: Cycling
« Reply #78 on: Jul 13, 2008, 06:21PM »
midgets bike Jon!! :)
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Re: Cycling
« Reply #79 on: Jul 13, 2008, 09:28PM »
ahhh fooey! ur just jealous u can't ride a midget.... i mean midget sized bike   :P   :D
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Re: Cycling
« Reply #80 on: Jul 31, 2008, 11:14PM »
gday guys, im a road and track cyclist ;D
i own a full carbon vellum equilibrium for the road and a alex x2-t for track,
im sponsored by a bike shop in the glen waverley area called cycle science if anyone needs anything done to their bikes go to these guys, they seriously will look after you and give you the best servicing and advice you will need (im not just saying this cos im sponsored by them either)
in the mean time im happy to answer any questions on road or track bikes im not so much into the mountain bikes however so you'll have to excuse me on that one ;)
hope i can help
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Re: Cycling
« Reply #81 on: Aug 1, 2008, 02:01AM »
....im sponsored by a bike shop in the glen waverley area called cycle science if anyone needs anything done to their bikes go to these guys, they seriously will look after you and give you the best servicing and advice you will need (im not just saying this cos im sponsored by them either)....

come see in Melbourne Bicycle Centre, Prahran and I will PERSONALLY look after you!

.... im not so much into the mountain bikes however so you'll have to excuse me on that one ;)
hope i can help

i'm FULLY into MTB's.... hell, i race em! hehe

....no dig at you snails, i'm just a little boozy and can't sleep! LOL!  :D

on a more serious note, lately i've been interested in track cycling. i know there's a velodrome up carnegie way (or somewhere up that way) that race/ride tues nites - that still goin? i'm thinkin about gettin meself a felt tk2 or masi or pinarello track bike.... your thoughts? cheers man!

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #82 on: Aug 1, 2008, 08:28AM »
the felt tk2 are an awesome bike for track in my opinion haven't seen too many masi or pinarello bikes around but judging on pinarello road bikes they are high quality bikes
you're right there is a velodrome up carnegie way but they don't usually get a great rollup for their track meets. There's a few other ones around though, the one that i race at (blackburn) and chelsea's track. They also have racing in at the new indoor velodrome over at darebin (DISC) on thursday nights, even if you just go there to check it out its good racing
i'll get to ask you all my mountain bike questions and you can ask me bout any road or track bikes haha :D
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Re: Cycling
« Reply #83 on: Feb 18, 2011, 09:24AM »
old thread i know blah blah, but i built up a new bike based on an oem frame from china.. yes, china. the frame, forks, seat post and handlebars together weigh 1.1kg and cost me a measly $560 so if it breaks, i just buy a new one.. suckers!

all up i've spent $2145 on the bike, buying most of the parts from wiggle - about half the price of the local bike shops for each respective part.

in total the bike weighs 7.8kg and is quite nice to ride, unfortunately though shit weather in brisbane while i'm not at work means i've only put 50km on it.

kit is something along the lines of:


shimano ultegra sl groupset
fulcrum racing 3 alloy wheels
schwalbe ultremo r1 tyres (will have to be changed to something more durable)
nokon red annodised brake cable (gear cable did not arrive!)
ritchey bio max saddle
prologo bar tape
etc etc



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i have been planning for a while to ride to the city from home (about 35km on bike tracks/27km by road) each day for work, all was waiting on this bike. but yes, weather. stupid weather.

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Re: Cycling
« Reply #84 on: May 12, 2011, 05:47PM »
i found a java application today which uses gps and accelerometers for tracking and cadence. neat little program, installed it on my ericsson satio will be testing it out tonight. normally $25 but if anyone still has a non iphone/android phone and do not have a cycle computer, you can download here:

http://hotfile.com/dl/117544597/ae30762/VeloComputer6.zip.html


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Re: Cycling
« Reply #85 on: May 21, 2011, 04:50PM »
Bike looks killer noss.

Give us an update, you been riding it? :)
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Re: Cycling
« Reply #86 on: May 22, 2011, 07:40PM »
yeh mate of course i've been riding it :P has been raining on an off up here though and i dont particularly want to ride this one in the wet. set up a bit more kit for longer rides. its quite good to ride. very comfortable and quick to get up speed too. big jump going from an '06 ocr 3 to this :)

also forget that java app, it dials home and then unregisters itself. got an android phone now so i'll be trying to remember to record my rides.


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Re: Cycling
« Reply #87 on: Jun 6, 2011, 10:45AM »
hey all thought i'd give a heads up for those that don't have cycle computers and just want to monitor what they're doing i've been trying out endomondo on my android phone. its a free app and gives distance, average and top speeds, maps out the route, you can get a bluetooth heart rate monitor from them that it will work with as well which i suppose is where they get their money from.

pretty nifty, i've got my maps set to private so you can't see where i live (dirty stalkers) but you can see speeds and what not, worth considering if you don't have a cycle computer.

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