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Unfortunately not, as we are in a short-term rental, in transition of moving. Frustrating more than anything.
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what saddle?

I'm torn between buying a *cough*comfort*cough* seat for my daily ride or continuing with damn padded shorts.

Charge Spoon. I'm a fan.... very comfortable.



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Also thinking about replacing my current bull horns with Charge ones as well.



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Charge Spoon. I'm a fan.... very comfortable.


do you ride with padded shorts?
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do you ride with padded shorts?

Not usually when I'm riding that particular bike.
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Someone stole my bike over the weekend, as I left it out in my backyard for a little while after cleaning out the storage room.


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Got an old Cannondale SuperV 700 off gumtree a few weeks back. Only had the chance to use it once but first impressions are that it's going to be great fun!

I used to think Cannondale MTB's were unjustifiably expensive.... but I've owned 3 over the years and they've been by far the best MTB's I've had. All built in the USA though. Interested to know how their Asian built models go. Not sure if I'd buy a newer one tbh






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cantilever front forks... fkn hell.
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Ever ridden? My brother loves them. My father thinks they're awesome when working but a bit too unreliable. Mac vs PC of the MTB world kind of thing I guess...

I've always been a fan. I've seen them fail and some people don't like them at all but I've never found any setup that feels as good to me.




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Ever since my bike got stolen a coupe, of years ago, I've had bike insurance and got one claim paid since when my CAAD10 3 decided to take a trip under a taxi. The only issue is they will only insure for 24 months from date of purchase, so you have to buy a new bike every 2 years. So I do!
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Ever ridden? My brother loves them.

never seen them before ( I don't ride off road), but if you can get the right quality of parts and tolerances then the advantage is obvious.

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Charge Spoon. I'm a fan.... very comfortable.



That seat is sex, suitable for MTB use? Need to upgrade mine some time, the stock WTB seat is getting tired. New rims and brakes next though.
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Yeah man I've seen a few people using them. They're not pricey either.... around $30 on Wiggle.

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Which brakes you looking at?

I've always had good experiences with the Avid range. Great value.
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Which brakes you looking at?

I've always had good experiences with the Avid range. Great value.

Yeah prolly going BB7 mechanicals, cheap and easy to adjust. Bike gets stored vertically which apparently isn't good for hydraulics.
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Yeah BB7's are awesome. The BB5's are also great if you're on a budget.

Hydraulic's are awesome but I'd prefer high end mechanicals over low end hydraulics.
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I've heard the BB5s are good but nowhere near as easy to adjust as the BB7s? Given the prove difference is only $30 or so might as well go the better option I think. Got any reccomendations for a cheap, reasonably sturdy disc rim? Won't get flogged that hard, I'm an old **** who doesn't like stacking it too often, ha.
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Anyone have any experience with POC body amour?

After taking a few stacks this week, I looking at getting some protection, at least for my knees.
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I've heard the BB5s are good but nowhere near as easy to adjust as the BB7s? Given the prove difference is only $30 or so might as well go the better option I think. Got any reccomendations for a cheap, reasonably sturdy disc rim? Won't get flogged that hard, I'm an old **** who doesn't like stacking it too often, ha.

You summed it up. BB7's are just easier. I think the pads are different but imo there isn't a huge difference in braking between the 2.

Halo Freedom's are worth looking at. Not the lightest but they're strong and reliable (not sure about the spokes/hubs though. I think Wiggle has them as well so you'd be able to get the Charge saddle, wheels and a brakes in the same order.

I haven't bought rims/wheels for ages though so there's probably better options now.

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I had a first time purchase through wiggle last week. Purchased a set of wheels on Friday and were delivered Wednesday, fantastic service and price. I'm trying out my third saddle now and hopefully I'll stick with the one, hopefully it breaks in nice. A comfortable saddle (especially on a road bike) is like finding gold IMO.
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Trying to justify buying another bike...


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I've been a bit of a knob with my bike purchases lately.


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Picking up my new 29er tomorrow




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Picking up a new city bash bike tomorrow.... Specialized P.Street. Heavy but strong as fuck.














I've sold both of them recently

The KTM was pretty alright but I needed $$$ and had the chance to sell it for the same price I got it. Was my first and probably my last KTM. Not a bad bike by any means and decent value but I just wasn't feeling it.

The Specialized was great fun while it lasted but I realised I'm not a teenager anymore so I did the right thing and sold it to a 16 year old.

Going to get an old roadie to mess around with soon. Got my eye on a couple of old Repco frames and a Peugeot Chamonix similar to this one on ebay


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^ old housemate bought decals from somewhere on the internet and just slapped them on a resprayed frame.

If you're into mainly the look, that is.
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Should be able to find a decent steel frame for not too much $ anyways. Most of the time I end up removing decals.

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Rode a friends Raleigh Clubman this morning. Really nice..... 520 Reynolds frame + Tiagra drivetrain + Brooks Saddle. Really cool strong bike... would buy.




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That looks like the push bike equivalent of a Triumph Bonneville or something similar- is it a modern retro bike or actually an old resto?
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It's brand new. A lot of steel touring/commuter bikes like that have stayed true to traditional styling over the years.

Really love the look of the Jamis Bosanova as well


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Took my bike back in for a free first service.

Asked them to chuck some of these on.



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Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.

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I see

Tbh I don't think there will be any problems. I use good quality BMX platforms on all my bikes and I've never copped one to the shin from my foot slipping off in the wet or anything like that. They're surprisingly grippy. Can destroy shoes though...
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I scratched up my shin pretty good on the chain ring last time out, so I'm guessing it won't be long until I do the same on these pedals.

Keen in getting some lower leg protection, the last place I checked out brought their old used set out from the back of the shop and tried to sell them to me new.

After I've trashed the shoes I'm currently using (won't take long), I'll look at getting some mtb shoes for flat pedals.
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I just wear Lotek's for commuting usually. They're specifically designed for BMX so the pedals don't destroy them..... mine have been trashed and they're still going strong.

http://lotekbrand.com/
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Thanks for the tip, I'll check them out.
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Anyone have any experience with Trek mtb's? Considering getting a Trek 3900.

It's been a while since I've peddled so th price is about right.
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In that price range it's pretty much the same shit across the board with some models offering hydraulic discs or a slightly better fork than the others.... but imo Trek aren't really offering anything more than other brands these days. Plenty of people will disagree but I think you're paying for a name with some Trek models.

Jamis, Apollo, Marin, Avanti and a couple of other brands seem offer some pretty good deals on entry level MTB's. Personally, I'd probably go with a Jamis.... quality bikes and I've seen a few Durango's going for around $600. Great value. A friend has an X3 and it's been great considering how unco and rough he is with his bikes.

http://www.bikeexchange.com.au/bicyc.../act/102130210

Considered a 29er? They're great. This Marin looks pretty decent for $600

http://www.bikeexchange.com.au/bicyc.../vic/102271405
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Guess I just need to look around for a while.

Not really interested in a 29er.
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I bought the trek cobia 29er. I like it, could have some more brakes. I haven't ridden or know enough about other bikes to really compare it though. I do like the store I got it from, some of the other bike stores were fairly breath taking in their obvious dodginess.

A mate just got a bike and we headed out for his first ride last week. All good until the pedals jammed up. Was having a look for the problem (chain was fucked, link had spread out and couldn't go thought rear derailieur) and found his bottom bracket mechanism was also loose as.

He took it back, they fixed and told him they wouldn't charge him for it, though they usually would. I couldn't believe that, it was his first fucking go on it, just a nice and sedate cruise.
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Yeah so many bike shops are fucking rubbish. Unless I know the guys are pro's, I make a point of going over the bike and making sure everything looks ok, tighten bolts etc

No different to car dealerships/mechanics. Dodgy ****s making the whole industry look bad.

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It's brand new. A lot of steel touring/commuter bikes like that have stayed true to traditional styling over the years.

Really love the look of the Jamis Bosanova as well


That bike has really piqued my interest. Right time of year to get back into riding to work as well.

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Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.

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They look beautiful in the flesh. http://www.cheekytransport.com.au/ @ Newtown have them. Really good bike shop.... great guys. Know their shit.

They also stock Surly bikes/frames and do custom builds as well. Some really sweet rides coming from there.
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I'm down in Melbourne, looks like there's a few different places that have them.

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Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.

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Yeah should be able to find one down there. There's also the Jamis Aurora Elite to look at.....

http://www.bikeexchange.com.au/bicyc.../vic/102156061





Charge also make wicked City bikes.... the Filter's are great. Checkit

http://www.bikeexchange.com.au/bicyc.../vic/102080172


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how epic was last night's road race?

one for the hard men
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So intense eh.... 61 finishers out of a field of over 200.
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how epic was last night's road race?

one for the hard men

Epic or crazy.
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Definitely epic.

Very much doubt that Purito and Valverde will be sharing a beer any time soon though.
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Took my brake pads out, cleaned them with alcohol, sanded them a bit and put some gaffer tape on the back (supposed to get rid of the "turkey warble"/vibration).

Now I have no front brake, reckon I've got some air in there.

Fuck it.

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