So you ride a pushie hey - The Aus Bicycling Thread

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

  1. Toejamii

    Toejamii Still Learning

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    Legends that ride on two wheels (with and without motors) and occasionally one wheel :-) I have signed up for the Townsville to Cairns charity Push Bike ride , If you can spare a couple dollars for a great Cause " Children's Cancer Institute " please click on the link below or sign up yourself should be a great 3 days with a guaranteed hang over on the last night :photog

    http://www.tcbr.org.au/my-fundraising/327/rick-schafer-townsville-to-cairns-bike-ride-2017

    Thanks if you donate to the cause or I hope to see you there and have a beer with you at the finish
    cheers Rick

    ps i hope this is ok to post it here in this thread
  2. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Nightlightning led from NZ.

    AyUp lights from Brisbane.
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  3. Sol Erzenberg

    Sol Erzenberg Lost somewhere

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    A close mate is riding from Perth to Adelaide on a his push bike. Raising money for homeless returned Aussie soldiers.
    He arrives at the Torrens Parade King William Street, Adelaide at exactly 5:00pm this Friday.
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  4. Dr AT

    Dr AT Long timer

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    Im my very lazy and limmited opinion - a decent dual suspension bike is a hell of a lot faster and easier to ride on anything more difficult than a gravel road. In fact, I can't even get up my gravel driveway on a hardtail! ( I really should run the grader over it....) . Keeping the back wheel on the ground helps.....

    For clarity - my limitted experience is with my giant trance - maestro rear suspension linkage and a shock that can be switched to adaptive mode - ie it's supposed to compensate for the torque effects when pedalling - it still sucks up bumps, but is relatively stiff as you pedal ( stiffer if you select higher gears) . It took lots of adjusting dampening settings / air pressure etc to get to where it is now, but I can honestly say it's like riding a ktm after hopping off a chinese pit bike.

    Aussieadv, if you ever want to try the trance we have single line at the end of my block - pm me. Mine is a few years old, but my daughter has a similar era specialised fsr comp so you could compare the two to see the difference between adaptive suspension and just lock out suspension ( I suspect her fsr just stiffens up compression dampening )
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  5. galbo950

    galbo950 Been here awhile

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    I got the eBay specials, one is the 3 led SolarStorm light for the bars and the other is a single spot for the helmet. Modified a reflector mount for the handlebar light to fit on the bars and modified the spot led mount to fit a GoPro mount that attaches to my bell helmet. Cost under $35 for both from memory. They both come with batteries and soft mounting cases. The batteries were crap and lasted between 30 and 45 minutes, So I bought 2 battery packs from BoomerRC and they've never gone flat on a ride. They've been on for over 2 hours and still have half charge according to the display on the rear of the lights. The battery packs weren't cheap but worth the money. Off memory it was close to $150 for the pair delivered and that was with the correct plugs fitted to them. I ride with a bloke that has the Ay-Up lights and my cheap arse eBay ones are brighter and have a better spread and throw.
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  6. lentil

    lentil King of the Dad Joke and Senior Status Legume Super Moderator

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    IMG_0140.JPG Meep Meep Mamil coming through
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  7. Oldfatbeerman

    Oldfatbeerman Enroute to a PUB

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    ^ Needs a Hangers upgrade , sooner rather than later . Those bars look like the same bend that were on my Giant Anthem when I got it , Ritchie world cup Carbon riser bars went on within the first 2 weeks of riding it , the stockers were just plain uncomfortable due to the bend and sweep , placed my hands at an unnatural angle .

    Flash pedals , I use the DR of pedals , Shimano .:D
  8. lentil

    lentil King of the Dad Joke and Senior Status Legume Super Moderator

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    Crank Bros Candy 3's , mid range pedal so I'm gunna say they are the Africa Twin of pedals :lol3

    Now just got to get on it and ride, pissing down here this morning.
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  9. Oldfatbeerman

    Oldfatbeerman Enroute to a PUB

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    ^ I got out of bed at 4 am to let the White dog out for a pee , the sky was clear with stars shining bright , by the time I was leaving for work at 0530 the sky was a cloudy looking thing and the humidity had risen considerably , rain is a comin ! Left my umbrella in the car too ....... gunna get wet leaving this joint this arvo I recon' .

    I have not ridden my 29 er Anthem for about 6 months , I have an aversion to cleaning it , so when it's muddy it stays parked !
  10. Dukehunt

    Dukehunt Lost in Translation Nev 2.0 Super Moderator

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    Haven't ridden my roady "Koga" for 12 months, need to get back in the saddle and get some fitness back, turning in to a lump of lard.
    Maybe a new bike might inspire me after spending some hard earned cash.
  11. lentil

    lentil King of the Dad Joke and Senior Status Legume Super Moderator

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    Freight it up to @BygDaddee he cleans like no one else's business
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  12. lentil

    lentil King of the Dad Joke and Senior Status Legume Super Moderator

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    Road or trail?

    I can see you on a nice pink one with a basket
  13. Dukehunt

    Dukehunt Lost in Translation Nev 2.0 Super Moderator

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    Road mate, trail is for real bikes with engines much more fun.

    Been thinking about a basket :
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  14. lentil

    lentil King of the Dad Joke and Senior Status Legume Super Moderator

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    That looks just about what I had in my mind!!
  15. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    Gave my Giant Warp DS2 a refurb zt Chrissy and loving it again,awesome ride for 20 years old!!!!
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  16. poppy

    poppy Slow and Steady

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    We went and had a ride yesterday arvo in the rain. Got dark pretty quickly and made for some exciting riding. Giggling like school girls, not sure if it was the fun we were having or from being scared bouncing around like pinballs from stuff we couldn't see. Was an awesome ride.
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  17. Oldfatbeerman

    Oldfatbeerman Enroute to a PUB

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    ^ It's fun riding in conditions like that Doug , but the wear and tear on bike parts and consequently your wallet is horrendous because all the grit turns to a grinding paste on every moving part :(.
  18. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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  19. Warin

    Warin Retired

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    Narr ... it was someone else.
    It did not happen unless there is a photo of lentil taking a photo :D
  20. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Yeah right, didnt think of that.