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CrossMax SLR

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THis is a bit of a long shot.

Just wondering if anybody can confirm whether a spoke key from a 2006 wheelset will works for a 2014 wheelset on the Crossmax SLR?

Speech from Senator Janet Rice

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In support of Alberto Paulon and ‪#‎AlbisRide‬ today, Senator Janet Rice gave this moving speech in the federal senate last night.
After Senator Rice's successful motion calling on the federal government to invest in cycling infrastructure, she talked about the health and economic benefits of cycling and the lessons from this week’s bicycle summit which was attended by Cycle and Bicycle NSW board member Sara Stace.

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=85210552485...

Help getting started

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Wanting to get a bike to start training for the Gloucester Mountain Man this year.

I am a competitive paddler (k1 and ski), and a runner. I've mountain-biked socially for years but never raced. My current bike is 19yrs old with 23" wheels and no suspension. (it was good in its day Eye-wink )

I am wanting to spend as little as needed to get a bike that will be good enough to train and compete at Gloucester. My running and paddling is up there, so if I can hold my own on a bike I'll do well.

Can I use Avid Rotors with Shimano Brakes?

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On my XC I run Avid Elixir 7's with standard 180/160 rotors
On my Enduro I run Avid Elixir 5's, with 200/180 rotors (upgraded because Im fat bastard).

The braking power I get out of the 7s is far greater than the 5's despite the rotor increase.

If the Elixir 7's were still available I'd simply upgrade however with the current bargains to be found online with Shimano XT I was considering switching brands.

The question is, can I use my Avid HS1 Rotors with Shimano Brakes?

Powder coating

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I have a mate who needs his steel frame sandblasting and clear coated. Can anyone recommend anywhere?

Cheers in advance.

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Races for kids?

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Hey guys

Are their any clubs out there who run races for kids ?

I need to find some races for my 9yo to do. HE done the 20km race at the Husky100 at the weekend and was going really well in the lead group until the sign vandal got him seriously off course and had to wait for mum to catch up....

Derby rim cracked

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Fun times. This after just 18km on these 26" AM wheels, and I only weigh 64kg.




The video.
http://www.mrmez.com/MTB/Derby.mp4
Jump at ~1min.

How did it happen?
Top section of Scorpion on the Kalamunda Circuit. If you can call them jumps, landed one a bit nose heavy, and when the rear came down there was a mighty crack.

Help with new bike for training on.

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Would like some help as I have a Merida big nine carbon team bike but would like to have a second bike to train on. Just test rode the Trek superfly 9 and really like the bike but I plan on doing some XC events the Convict 100 as well as some 4hr races this year. So I'm looking for some help I what bike I should train on that won't make me slow on my main bike if that makes sense.

Garmin gps file editor

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I went for a ride this morning and about 10km in, the garmin turned off. I pulled over, restarted it and carried on. When I got home the first part of the ride isn't recognized by the either the garmin or the the conputer. (It's a Garmin 810 so doesn't carry on from the same ride like the 500, it starts a new ride.) The rest of the ride uploads fine to Garmin Connect but won't sync with Strava. I've tried manually export both the gps and tcx files and uploading to Strava but it says there is a problem.

Can anyone recommend a good gps editor that may be able to sort the files out?

DIY Carbon Frame Repair

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Small crack in frame and some rather pricey quotes left me thinking that I should just do it myself.

Super easy, just sand it down to existing fibre, slap on some epoxy and a carbon patch. Ideally use a vacuum bag but in lieu of that a freezer bag and duct tape as tight as you can to force that resin in to the fibre and make the patch as compact as possible. Then sand until smooth and paint it.

A few hours worth of tinkering and what looked like a disaster has been sorted at a cost of less than $50 in resin and fibre - yay!

Snowy Mountain Mountain Bike Festival

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My mates and I did this at the weekend - an excellent event that I'd definitely do again. The two day, 4 stage format makes a nice change from the 100km events.

http://www.tre-x.com.au/Event-Info-Snowies-MTB.php

Keep a look out for it next year as it could do with a few more entrants.

Wheel Builders

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Does anybody know any good wheel builders around the northern beaches (that isn't belrose bikes - they can't do it in time)

thanks in advance. Scott.

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Has anyone ridden at Falls creek?

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I'm tossing up mt buller vs falls creek. I believe there are great trails at both, but they are 4 hours apart!
Buller has the new alpine epic trail, falls creek has similar I believe and has also hosted championship races..

If I lived in Melbourne, I could do both on different weekends. But I live in sydney!

Any recommendations and insight appreciated.
Cheers

Mt Buller 2014 SML

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More Mt Buller goodness... I wonder it tourism NSW are paying attention?


http://vimeo.com/118223476

3 day's tearing up the Nations Capital

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Hi all,

Myself and a few buddies are travelling down to Canberra this weekend for 3 days on a dedicated Mtb road trip, call it mtb boot camp if you will. None of us are very familiar with the trails down there and want your advice, where should we be riding for those 3 day's?? Stromlo is definitely on our list but we'd like to ride some more trails also I've heard you guy's are spoilt for great single track down there so give me the low down please!!!

Dropper seatpost and top tube converters

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I've always lugged my 06 Reign around on a towbar mounted rack with a top tube converter. Today I switched out the seatpost for a Giant Contact dropper post - has anyone had any experience with dropper posts being ruined by top tube converters?

I assume the posts work really when used properly, ie, being sat on, but not sure whether they'll go as well being pulled the other way when in transit using a top tube converter.

FYI, I can manually pull the seatpost so it fully extends even when the trigger isn't pressed...there's no locking mechanism to stop it moving upwards.

Praxis BB Conversion

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Thoughts on this:

http://www.praxiscycles.com/product/conv-bb-shim...

ESI Racers Edge grips 'throttling'

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I've had a pair of ESI racers edge grips for about 6 months now and I have had to remove them and put them back on a few times. The grips are not worn and have had little use. Just recently I bought a new set of bars and had to remove and put the grips back on for a third time in their lifespan. Now the grips won't 'stick' to the bars like they used to.

I have sprayed silicon inside them like your supposed to but they still won't stick. Any recommendations or is it just time for a new set?

awaba track work

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Hey guys
New to riding. Awaba is my local track an i love it.
How do you find out when track work days are? and can any one help out? Would love to get more involved.

xx1 noise

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I have a creaking noise in my xx1 crankset when under load in low gears (big chain rings). I have only been riding for 9 months so any help would be much appreciated. I have read a lot online but but I was hoping someone may have experienced this problem. Thanks in advanced.

Tubeless valves

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Guys any thoughts on the best valves to use for a tubeless rim?
I'm having a hard time sealing the Shimano ones I've put in my new LB rims.
They seem to move around a lot in the hole.

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Jason English Helmet Cam

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Just watched this video Jason English took of his first lap last week at the Ginja Ninja at Orange with his heart rate, power, cadence etc showing along the bottom of picture. Hopefully the link works.

I know I always feel like I’m going to drop dead in the first half lap of any of these races with my heart jumping out of my mouth so it was refreshing to see Jason had his heart doing over 180bmp for more than half the lap and his breathing sounded just like mine.

Fox shock rebuild question

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Hello everyone! Just a quick question, Ive noticed my rear shock is leaking a bit of air and for reference its an rp23s. How hard is it to service myself? Im assuming its just seals and fluid but is there any difference in servicing an rp23 and an rp23s?

Also where is the best place to get the seals and oil from? I really don't want to send the shock to fox for $250!!!!! Absolute madness..

Cheers,

Jono.

Fork & Shock service

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Hi guys,
Just need some advice, do LBS do Fox Fork & Shock servicing, or is it better to get it done by specialists?
Fox Talas 36 Fork & Fox RP2 DRCV Shock, Trek bike.
Never had them seviced yet, but have never had any problems either.
Any advice would be welcomed.
Thanks

Slime Tubes

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Has anyone tried them?

http://slime.com/31850/products/self-sealing-tub...

Thinking of putting them in my road bike.

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