So you ride a pushie hey - The Aus Bicycling Thread

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

  1. Dr AT

    Dr AT Long timer

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    I'm feeling old, surely it wasn' t that long ago when I was watching Leonie blast down billy goats and wondering how anyone could be so fast on her first dirt bike ride? Now she is a world champion mtb rider - but in the masters class ? :gerg

    Awesome effort!

    Sorry to use a youtwittface link. These young whippersnappers and their social media....

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  2. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    Bet i could break this in 10 minutes!

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  3. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Bloody amateur... five tops I reckon... :lol3

    (envisaging the scrape marks up those pretty aero rims and tire sidewalls from all of the roots and rocky singletrack)

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  4. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    Did a single-trail loop this arvo with plenty of exposed roots and a few nasty rocks, got a bit of a ding(another one) in the rim - poor HT rim.......
    Poor choice of lines - very rusty after being locked-down for so long.
    (And too fat/heavy atm)

    Only a couple of weeks of lockddown to go..........faaaark
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  5. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    You are hard on the gear though big fella.
  6. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    The gear has to compensate for lack of technique!
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  7. Wodger63

    Wodger63 Long timer

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    The older I get the less technique I have and that's not just on two wheels.
  8. Wodger63

    Wodger63 Long timer

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    A few weeks ago I posted how I had purchased a couple of these https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Tioga-M...349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=705-154756-20017-0
    to avoid getting puncters from bindi's from which I had a few in the past weeks.
    Moving forward, I've been riding on them for a few weeks and can report no puncture.
    However, geez they're heavy, bike feels very unresponsive (stable) and takes more energy to pedal.
    Yes it's an Ebike but at the same power setting it consumes power quicker to maintain any given speed.
    Not so much a problem when maintaining a constant speed but in an off road setting when you're constantly speeding up and slowing it is battery draining.
    So I will run them for a little longer but I can see me going tubeless in the future.
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  9. Dr AT

    Dr AT Long timer

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    when you remove them, can you take a photo / post about how compressed the foam is?

    I recently changed tyres on sprog 3's tannus equipped norco - I'd estimate the armour had been in for 2 puncture free years???? What was left is essentially an expensive version of double tubing - the foam was completely flat !!! No way would you be able to ride with a flat as advertised !!!!

    I'll still be running tannus on his bikes because he's 13 yo and , well, puncture prevention isn't high on his priorities......but I'll be moving back to tubeless on the rest of the fleet
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  10. wi11iamson

    wi11iamson Been here awhile

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    Do you know what they weigh? From the pic on the link, they look relatively weighty.

    I replaced the tyres on no. 2 son's Cannondale roady on Saturday. Before I put the new tyres on the rims, I removed the wire bead and approx. 5mm of side wall from the old tyres and inserted the remaining carcus between the new tyre and the tube, pumped 'em to around 120psi. I reckon it added about 100g to each wheel. Whatever, he didn't notice any difference on our Sunday ride.
  11. Wodger63

    Wodger63 Long timer

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    I don't know what they weigh but at least as heavy as the Maxxis Crossmark's I'm running.
    Feel a bit like those pool noodles.
    On the plus side they feel planted especially on loose gravel and generate plenty of grip, but they're noticeably slow on quick changes of direction.
    But I'm old and slow so no biggie.
    Any recommendations on which tubeless system to go with?
  12. Beet

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  13. jardine

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    Awesome Beet that should be great fun
  14. Dr AT

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    Spot the sprog ( no 3 has discovered my old emtb)

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    I'm not sure I like the way he looks at me levo sl....
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  15. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    Nice ride around the Craters MTB area near Taupo on the weekend with the rellies, always good to be guided around be the locals, especially when they helped build the trails - my uncle has been volunteering a bunch of hours on the little digger there lately & definitely shows some earthmoving talent. Linking up the new Spice Girls trail with ZZ Top, Dier Straights & Te Waipouwerawera made for a great ~24km afternoon loop with a mix of hand & machine built grade 3-4 riding.

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    Cuz was pretty taken with the Taniwha after a spin on that too.

    Cheers
    Clint
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  17. GelandeRoadie

    GelandeRoadie Been here awhile

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    Rode the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail over two days. We got rain in the late afternoon on Friday and then got cooked on Saturday (a good storm was brewing).

    I felt pretty stuffed at the end. It’s approximately 160km. We rode Yarraman to Toogoolawah. Overnight at The Exchange, recommended. Then Toogoolawah to Wulkuraka (west Ipswich). Lots of interest from magpies!
  18. wi11iamson

    wi11iamson Been here awhile

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    A section of the Great Victorian Rail Trail yesterday, Yea to Cheviot Tunnel to Molesworth and return.

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    The 1:40 grade to the Tunnel was tougher than I envisaged, going down to Molesworth was okay, but we had to return.
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    Been plenty of rain in the Goulburn Valley, everything that should be green was GREEN.
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    A lick o'paint and she'll be apples.
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    Around 36km for the morning, and worthy of a Yea Bakery (re-opened) pie.
  19. GelandeRoadie

    GelandeRoadie Been here awhile

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    That looks like a nice ride @wi11iamson . I think those gradients are the toughest, just relentless (like the drip, drip of water torture)! Yet, slightly captivating, the BVRT is calling me back...

    In fact, I'm thinking of adding the trail from Kilkivan into the mix.
  20. wi11iamson

    wi11iamson Been here awhile

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    Yeah, but they're relatively easy if taken slow and steady.

    Next stage I'm planning is Yea to Kerrisdale, and return to Yea for another pie.