So you ride a pushie hey - The Aus Bicycling Thread

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

  1. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    Rosie has a KS dropper on her singlespeed that has the cable coming off the lower section. Works well, I have a KS on the Zerode too that has been working great. Not cheap though.

    Been thinking about getting a dropper for my SS too but really need to swap the whole thing for something with more aggressive geometry.

    Cheers
    Clint
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  2. Dewi

    Dewi Been here awhile

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    #isobod...
    Rode the non ebike today...
    I nearly DIED! Lol.
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  3. Dr AT

    Dr AT Long timer

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    Funny, I took sprogettes non ebike out last weekend and spent a couple of hours riding with workmates. Easy.

    Yesterday I spent a couple of hours riding with another emtb - I might be able to walk by Tuesday....
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  4. Dewi

    Dewi Been here awhile

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    Yeah, it's about the company. I went with a couple of fellas a lot fitter than me today to Redhill.
    Last week did a 60k/1500mtr solo on the heavy Enduro bike and I was ok. Today was less than half that and I really struggled....but the beers at the end felt deserved.
    Ebiking with my son is hard work. His 65kg tears up the hill when he rides Mums ebike, I have to work pretty hard.
    Tomorrow's Ebike adventure will be easier. A mate who is about the same fitness is hiring an Ebike with thoughts of buying one.
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  5. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    The contact switch dropper was set-up as internal cable routed, which we changed to external as there was no provision for internal cables on Jards duelly.

    Simple to switch-around and has a replaceable cartridge.
  6. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    That's handy.

    I should have clarified that Rosie's KS LEV dropper on her SS has an externally routed cable that comes off the lower section of the post:

    [​IMG]

    Cheers
    Clint
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  7. poppy

    poppy Slow and Steady

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    Been thinking of fitting a dropper to my Camber, it would have to be the same, ext routed. Amazing how much you miss it after using them, even just getting on and off the bike is easier.
  8. Turps

    Turps Adventurer

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    I need one for my camber also.
  9. SaxonMather

    SaxonMather Adventurer

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    Went out and bought a thing during lockdown. First E Bike, couldnt be happier! 20200424_111727.jpg
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  10. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    I on the other hand took advantage of the covid free spring sunshine, and took my old school "retro MERIDA" (26" hardtail) for a wander along the beachfront here in Helsingborg. :D :ricky

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  11. Dewi

    Dewi Been here awhile

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    Good choice.
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  12. tileman

    tileman Long timer

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    Nice to see someone rockin a older 26 inch. I've taken mine out a few times recently for a 1 hr blast and its been fun.



    Not that I've got another option though.

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  13. Dr AT

    Dr AT Long timer

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    Sooo....I'd heard some locals had been cutting fresh tracks and trailforks had them lusted as easy .
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  14. Dr AT

    Dr AT Long timer

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    The name didn't quite seem right " lactic acid" for an easy run :dunno
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  15. Dr AT

    Dr AT Long timer

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    Lined by vicious stinging nettles....everywhere.....and then there were the mozzies

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  16. Dr AT

    Dr AT Long timer

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    Sorry about the camera shake, but by this stage I couldn't stop laughing. This'd be fun in the dry - a steep ramp with a drop into a steep left corner....but it was Just a little slippery today and , well, I was in " green" track mode

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  17. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    A couple of people have told me my old Apollo Kosciusko is now collectable. Does anyone know how collectable?
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  18. tileman

    tileman Long timer

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    Ring Aussie pickers.
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  19. Warin

    Warin Retired

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    Mavic don't make XC717s any more .. well not in 26"...not that it was the original rim but I did change over to them... probably cannot get the original rim for my old bike anyway, a Shogun Prairie Beaker ~1990...
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