So you ride a pushie hey - The Aus Bicycling Thread

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

  1. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    You can search for a lot of good second hand and new off shelf gear for MTB here. Check out the classifieds section. Have previously bought a fair bit of gear from there.
    https://www.mtbr.com/
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  2. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    yeah im on MTBR as well,i find it's more yanks and a smattering of Poms
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  3. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Yep, a US site, which gives us access to a massive amount of second hand and NOS gear at good prices.
  4. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    Morning All
    Been getting back in to cycling after work and life got in the way of life.
    I used to buy a fair bit of kit and equipment from ChainReaction.

    I went there last night and the range and stock was pretty low.
    I ended up a Wiggle and got a few things I wanted.

    What is the recomended online store for bicycle parts and clothing these days?

    Thanks
  5. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    Have just read the last few posts about standardizing of parts and obsolete parts.
    I have a 26"Orbea Hard Tail, 3x9. It rocks.
    But 3x9 running gear isn't so common any more!

    As for my 29"BH 2x10 with FSA SLK cranks - couldn't easily find chain rings for it last night on CRC or Wiggle

    I deffo think that that the industry has told people what they want - you HAVE to have 1x12 and anything else is a dinosaur.
    That's a lot of pedal turns on a 100km ride!
  6. Dr AT

    Dr AT Long timer

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    The good news is your 9 speed can still have a 400% range
    https://www.mtbdirect.com.au/microshift-advent-cs-h093-9-speed-cassette

    My theory is the online shops cater to the trend followers - no point selling / stocking that 3 x system to keep a loyal customer happy in the online world?

    perhaps try pushys?
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  7. stujamur

    stujamur keep rollin rollin rollin

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    Pushys is good as it is Brisbane based so you are supporting local . Quick delivery too
  8. jardine

    jardine 86

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    There are a few FB groups with MTB Buy Swap and Sell, great for sourcing parts usually 2nd hand

    cyclingdeal
    Bikebug

    are worth a look dependent on what you are after
  9. TrevB

    TrevB Adventurer

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    This place in Moorabin Vic is like a bicycle wreckers - https://bicyclerecycle.com.au/

    I've only dealt with them once about 15 years ago, I bought some some 2nd hand rapid fire shifters to replace the grip shift on an old Norco. The shifters were in good nick and the price was reasonable
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  10. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    thanks folks, will look at some links and sights
  11. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    Out on the Gravel bike for a change.....all the MTB trails are still closed
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  12. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    ... here in south Scandwegia, spring has come in earnest - and the mtb trails around home are in great shape...

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    Starting to get the form back... might have to break out the GIANT Trance (pedal) bike again soon...
  13. UncleGra

    UncleGra Road Grime

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    Day before yesterday I was feeling guilty about not doing any excercise during Covid so I thought a ride on the pushy is legal , so why not do that..
    But I found thus..Scrub Wrens had nested in me helmet and hornets had built homes under the seat and pedal as well...so rather than interfere with nature I gave myself a stiff uppercut and went back to the tele..
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  14. Dr AT

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    So, talk to me about hydration packs - in particular low riding packs suitable for someone with a long torso.

    I'm very much a long term camelback user and currently have a Toro 14 with half arsed back protector built in. But having used sprogettes LR I'm sold on the lower cog. Unfortunately her pack is a bit too short for me ( as is the toro) - and these old shoulders are starting to complain if J carry weight through the straps.

    I'm wondering about the skyline lr 10 , but is there an alternative worth considering that's longer. Better still, anything with a back protector but still low cog ?

    https://www.mtbdirect.com.au/camelbak-skyline-10-lr-hydration-pack
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  15. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    :clap:jack

    My wife feels guilty that her bike (sometimes) get's cobwebbs on it...

    I will show her that... she will feel better... :thumb :lol2
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  16. waldecker

    waldecker Been here awhile

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    Don't know about the camelback, haven't worn one for years since I discovered USWE.
    For me, both on mtb and Enduro, the only way to go...
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  17. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    Or you could get a Henty "pack" which is Aus owned......dont mind the fat guy modeling mine :D

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  18. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    :hmmmmmI see someone in need of fladulation with a frillneck lizard :whip

    Go clean that bike and give it some love :getiton
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  19. Dr AT

    Dr AT Long timer

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    You mean Tasmanian :deal Looks tempting
  20. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    Never heard of those Henty packs, did me some googling, looks the goods. My old camelback is still good, but like the good Doc said the shoulders ‘aint. I stupidly bought a cheapie from Anaconda, what a heap of leaky shit that turned out to be.

    Love you Unc.