So you ride a pushie hey - The Aus Bicycling Thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by clarky, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. gsjam

    gsjam Been here awhile

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    besides having suicidal tendencies ,what are some good bike rides in Sydney I'm new ish to The big smoke and have bought over from Perth the old duel purpose MB was looking at the great northern road as a over niter any thoughts
  2. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    Meet this guy. Left England aged 19, now 21. Riding the world. No gears just direct drive. I recon this would not only keep you fit but also do lots for balance. image.jpeg
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  3. DeLewis

    DeLewis Been here awhile

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    He's an interesting fella judging from his YouTube videos and I admire the minimalist approach. Motorised unicycle - wonder if that's been done ;)
  4. bigborett

    bigborett Long timer

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    Went for ride today at Lysterfield Lake. Was out yesterday also, some sort of record, two days in a row.

    Anyway took a shakey little video with my phone on the bars, it did alright actually, of my descent down Follow Me. First time down it, so not flying.
    But geez it could get scary once you get going. Not quite the same as having a bit of mass between your legs.
    Lots of good tracks out there and it has handled the rain really well.

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  5. bigborett

    bigborett Long timer

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    This is how it should be riden.

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  6. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    Isn't that how you rode it Andrew??

    OK - I did see a couple of B-lines taken

    The A-line can be a bit sketchy about a third of the way down where you have to kink left/right for a couple of trees after a rock jump - Have taken a bit of bark off one of those trees when i got my ambitions and capabilities mixed-up (Just the usual)
  7. bigborett

    bigborett Long timer

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    Maybe a couple more A-lines after a few more runs down it. But I must say, to clear a few of those obstacles the speed you would have to carry would be quite a scary, or skilful, thing as the next tree approaches.

    A fun track though if you keep your head in check.
  8. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    So i have my Giant Anthem 29er 2012 model sitting in the shed with busted fork tube from the pricks who stole it before the friendly and capable police got it back for me

    I dont need it as i replaced it, Its worth $450-500 in bits if i sell them.

    Anyone need a components bike ?
    Apart from some surface rust on bits and pieces its pretty good and had an easy life

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  9. darren70

    darren70 KTM, Ready To Spend

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    wha
    what size frame is it and what number is it?
  10. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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  11. GelandeRoadie

    GelandeRoadie Been here awhile

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    Hi BD, I might be interested. I'm looking to replace my 17 year old bike (no, I'm not pushing the boundaries...). Any idea as to how much a new shock is? I will try a search, just wondering if you've looked? Oh, and of course I need to check the frame size.

    Thanks,

    Greg
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  12. Old fart

    Old fart Keen AG100 rider

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    New $5 bike, handlebars, chain n ready to ride IMG_1974.JPG
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  13. poppy

    poppy Slow and Steady

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    It's not called rust anymore, it's Patina and worth a motza, and if it's in a barn it is even better.
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  14. GelandeRoadie

    GelandeRoadie Been here awhile

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    Steady on Poppy! That rust was possibly my main bargaining point, now it has probably tripled in price...
  15. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    Hit the Lysty trails with @bigborett Sunday and tackled the rocky trails/downhill for a change-up.
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    Unfortunately the rocks beat me up.:(
    The good old hanky jammed under knee guard blocked the flow and kept me going for rest of arvo.:clap
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    Nufin a coupla stitches wont fix.:fpalm
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  16. bigborett

    bigborett Long timer

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    Yes a couple of gnarly downhills through granite.
    Some of us had the good sense to dismount.:imaposer
  17. Adrian V

    Adrian V Long timer

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    I'm looking for some mountain bike shoes/boots to give the clipless pedal thing a go, anyone know of any good deals going, or got a pair sitting in the shed that aren't being used? I'm a 45 in shoes, but people tell me cycle shoes tend to run small, so I'm thinking 46 would be the go?
    Cheers,
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  18. AusGoFar

    AusGoFar get back on that horse

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    You blokes and your crazy non electric bikes
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  19. AusGoFar

    AusGoFar get back on that horse

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    Riding some awesome track between Daylesford and Castlemaine last weekend



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  20. bigborett

    bigborett Long timer

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    Looks like a good ride Dave.
    690's next time?