So you ride a pushie hey - The Aus Bicycling Thread

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

  1. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    Watched a cross country last night. Crap commentator.

    Think I will dump the vpn. Getting my Samsung tv to work with a vpn would require a new router and Telstra in their wisdon seems to make life difficult as well. Drops out, stuffs around.
    Like you said, to much hard work. This was Nordvpn, supposedly one of the better outfits.
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  3. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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  4. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    You get what you pay for.

    My daughter came past for lunch today with the grandson.
    Mysteriously she had the new two wheeler she had just picked up for the 4.5 year old from K-Mart in the car in a box. Pure coincidence, hmmm.

    Anyway, "would you like me to put it together for you", "if you want". Yeah, yeah.

    Now I know this thing was only $90 but they should be shot for letting them out the door on the unsuspecting numpties of the world.

    Comes partially assembled as you would expect. Pulled it out of the box, cut a thousand cable ties, threw bits about. Tried to turn the forks, stiff, notchy, crap. Have to pull the head stem apart and have a look.
    Center bearing the same. Pull that apart as well. Front wheel, same but it freed up.

    All, hardly a dab of grease and over tightened to the shithouse. I guess with crap bearings they become their own lubricant.

    Honestly, the headstem was dangerous.

    Sort of good now but I guess very dispossable at $90.
    If good 'ol dad wasn't around and stuck his stupid hand up it would have been disposable much sooner.

    Disgraceful.
  5. Dr AT

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    Where the wheels round?

    My parents dumped one of those onto us one xmas eve - every moving part was wrongly adjusted. The wheels moved sideways easier than around , and even the brakes snapped when first applied! Straight to the tip and replaced with a decent bike from the lbs.
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  6. numbat

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    Same thing at my daughters place.
    The thankfully now 'ex' left the middle Grandsons bike at the park. After enough harassment he replaced it with some brightly coloured piece of shit, it was a competition between the brake cables and the chain to jump off, repeatedly.
    I kept the seat and disabled the rest of it.
  7. Dr AT

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    Meanwhile, life is good.

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  8. bigborett

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    Might be nice if this is left at the park.
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  9. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    I got my son a Scott voltage Jr 20" and the two main complaints are its geared a bit on the hard side(tried finding a smaller chainring.. not much luck with single piece crank)and its heavy like a Russian tractor
  10. Oldfatbeerman

    Oldfatbeerman Enroute to a PUB

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    Got out to do some exploring on Saturday , the trails were inundated with walkers and gawkers , warm enough for the Snakes to be out too at 28 degrees , didn't see any though .
  11. Idratherberiding

    Idratherberiding my KTM 950 Adventure!

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    Catherine Hill Bay?
  12. Oldfatbeerman

    Oldfatbeerman Enroute to a PUB

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    Yes , pic taken from the top of the hill behind the Northern headland of Catho beach .
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  13. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Snaphanetour 48 km yesterday in Hässlehom (central Skåne - southern Sweden).

    An amateur MTB event held annually on the HOVDALA castle nature reserve (a place in the past host to Sewdish, EU and World Championship enduro events). Regarded as the "single track classic" of Swedish MTB rides.

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    My second start at this event (2019) - the 2020 event was postponed due to COVID-19 protocol.

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    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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  16. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    This year I improved my time for the 48 km by @ 8 minutes... 3 hours and 27 minutes - for 103rd place (improved @ 50 positions over 2019)... So I was pleased enough with my (#257 this year) finishers medal.

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  17. Idratherberiding

    Idratherberiding my KTM 950 Adventure!

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    Well done.
  18. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Some footage of the terrain and competitors...
  19. troy safari carpente

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    #257 off on the master start... the 17th century Hovdala castle is the background - makes for a very festive start/finish landmark for the annual event.

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  20. wi11iamson

    wi11iamson Been here awhile

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    New to this thread. I might go back a read through 256 pages of post, if / when I get the time, that may be sooner than later with the current VIC COVID restrictions, but in the meantime I did come across this ...

    Punctures - there are many ways to prevent / repair punctures when on the road or trail, obviously better to prevent than repair.

    Prevent - for the last 20 or so years I have ran an old tyre as a liner between the tyre and tube on my road bike. Save an old tyre, cut off the wire, kevlar, whatever bead, insert in tyre, then tube before mounting on the rim. I don't recall a flat on my road bike (running HP 700 x 23 tyres) for I don't know how long (probably jinxed my next ride now).

    May be a $100 saving over tyre replacement costs ...

    Anyways, works for me, even riding the roadie on gravel tracks along the Yarra Trail.

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    With limited recreation options available through COVID, the other pushies have also been resurrected, polished, serviced and getting some use.

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    I'd forgot how much fun a leisurely push bike ride can be. It's now a regular 2 hour (or so) 30 to 35 km ride (within our 5km radius, or so), two or three mornings per week. Fitness is on the improve, lost a few kg, but I don't think I'll ever get back in Around the Bay in a Day trim.