So you ride a pushie hey - The Aus Bicycling Thread

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

  1. wi11iamson

    wi11iamson Been here awhile

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    I like a happy ending.

    Your back-up bike is better than my best bike.
  2. wi11iamson

    wi11iamson Been here awhile

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    Don't we wish. But keep if this was the case, another wish would be run down the fuel tank,
  3. wi11iamson

    wi11iamson Been here awhile

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    Yikes!!! 25 years back, a Dura-Ace group-set was around $3K retail, and that INCLUDED brake calipers, and cransk-set.
  4. Warin

    Warin Retired

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    With lockdown I've put on weight. Used to ride up it all the time... now I'm getting about half way.

    Right angled turn at the bottom ..good test of brakes.
  5. Woody2627

    Woody2627 Grey Wobbler

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    Half your luck, I'm at the top of the hill, so every ride finishes with a climb. A steep climb. A long steep climb. That's why I use amperage for assistance.
  6. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    I hope you handed-in your man-card Woody.:lol3
  7. Warin

    Warin Retired

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    Hey .. you finish your ride ready for a beer and shower, I start my ride ready for a beer and shower.
  8. Woody2627

    Woody2627 Grey Wobbler

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    Did that years ago Jak, It was the wrong colour and clashed with my blouse....
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  9. Dr AT

    Dr AT Long timer

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    Meanwhile.....12 yo son was riding my heavebike and I was on the levo sl. Frk that old thing is heavy !

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  10. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    Think I'd need a Cheater bike if i lived up your way too.

    Look forward to getting out of the state and doing the Thredbo valley track again, and the new extension track to trout hatchery.
    Will need to get some training in before i attempt the whole thing tho.
    Jards found some of rocky switch-backs really tough with tired legs when she did the Snowey MTB festival.
  11. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    No men here.

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  12. jardine

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    Show and Tell time

    My new CX race bike turned up today YEEEEESSSS!! However, after only getting to 2 races in 2 seasons........... Thanks to COVID and living in metro Melbourne (so NOT the place to be) ......... and maybe, just maybe, the last race of the season in late November may go ahead and I will get to give the newy a spin.......please, please, please

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  13. wi11iamson

    wi11iamson Been here awhile

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    Noice! I just Googled it, even with the cash I got from my last to motorcycle sales, I'd still need to dip into savings.
  14. Wodger63

    Wodger63 Long timer

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    Nice ride but it would appear that the derailleur cable is exceptionally long and could get snagged easily.
  15. Warin

    Warin Retired

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    A shorter exposed inner cable = a longer outer. You could zip tie a section of outer to cover the inner .. still leaves the outer to be snagged.
  16. wi11iamson

    wi11iamson Been here awhile

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    Shorten both by quite a few cm.
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  17. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    It's a pretty thing.
    Weight?
  18. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    Too old and shoulders buggered to throw bikes on roof rack carriers now (and had 3 mishaps in the past), so towbar carriers it is when taking multiple bikes.
    (Just throw my bike in the back of wagon if on my own)

    Needed a swing-out rack or attachment to access rear hatch (when rear seats up).

    A few manufactures make swing-out racks and/or attachments for pushies.
    They are spendy and only rated for pushies.

    Decided to make a heavy-duty attachment so i can use my motorcycle carrier and trials bike too.

    A few measurements and sketches and then cut loose in the workshop.
    40+ manhours later..........

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  19. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    That's very nice Jak. Really nice work.

    A couple of questions.
    What was the cost code for those man hours and what job were they booked to?

    Secondly, did the lightening work on the gusset make a difference to how the MUX handled?
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  20. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    Miscellaneous 370.

    Speed holes man, race shit!
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