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Hey Honey, I'm just doing some work in the yard

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Affiliate Deals for 23 December

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While we encourage everyone to support local bike shops, and in particular our local sponsors, Bike Addiction and Bicycles Online... it's understandable people shop around for deals.

To that end just a heads up that CRC & Wiggle are both starting their January sales early. Here's some links that just hit my mailbox:

Jan Sale Now on - Up to 60% off 1000’s of great products:
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/au/en/clearance

Jan Sale - Up to 40% off Bikes

Help - shudder front end

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I haven't ridden my bike for about 3 months. Took it out for a spin around the block and noticed a horrible vibration or shuddering on the front end of the bike. Looking down around the bottom end of the fork and brake caliper area, I can see it vibrating quite a lot on braking. Thought it was a loose wheel so tighten it up but didn't fix. when I walk the bike with the front brake on, i dont't feel anything. caliper feel fairly tight. almost feels like something is loose. there was nothing wrong with the bike when i stopped riding before.

Any help greatly appreciated.

How to display your contact details on your Garmin Edge

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I stumbled across this yesterday, thought it might be useful:

http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2013/08/display-numbe...

Compatible with 510, 800 and 810 models. I can confirm it works on my new 810.

Onboard with Sven Nys

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Onboard with Sven Nys in Milton Keynes World Cup …:
http://youtu.be/8vu58cHW7AM

Time, bandwidth and history

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I've compiled a bunch of my old (and newer) vids in to one spot as a bit of an ode to old times.

Back when mountain bikes rode rough, ungroomed, unshaped trails. Night riding back before HID and LED technology turned night to day. Back when helmet cams needed to be plugged into a big arse recorder housed in your back pack. Back when home editting software was crap. Back whne 26" ruled 29" was for roadies and 650b was for weirdos. Back when things were fun right through to now when they are even funner.

All hail the mountain bike

http://ctmbc.net/node/48647

OMV Bike Festival Wrap-up

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From Campbell King, president of SNORC.

Thought I'd share to show others what a difference the support each person gives whether it be by volunteering, participating and just general encouragement:

"Hi xxxxxxxx
Well the inaugural Old Man's Valley Bike Festival was a screaming success. Check out the snorc Facebook page for more pics or snorc.org.au for the results.

Specialized Test the Best - Coming in January

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Hi all

I know many of you love trying out / testing new bikes and different brands.

Well get prepared as this coming January, Specialized are organising one of the biggest demo / Test the Best events ever !

Based on rider feedback from previous events Specialized are planning to offer a more complete and enhanced rider experience than we have ever seen before. Great news for us all.

Planning is still being finalised but lock the following dates into your calendars.

Bloodredman

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After a weekend of riding I have a badly burnt head in the shape of the helmet vents . My Q is what do you use for a bit of protection from the sun ....oh & I've tried sunscreen but it ends up in my eyes.. Sad

26 inch commuting tyres

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my wife is ridding to work on my old 26 inch trek and would like some road orientated tyres that we can run tubeless any ideas

At the moment theres a cross mark on the rear and an ignitor on the front something even with less tread than the cross mark would be the go

Thanks

Intermediate Mountain Bike Skills Clinic-Feb 22 2015

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Sydney Bike Skills has just announced 2 new mountain bike skills clinics for 2015. A fundamentals skills clinic and an intermediate skills clinic. There has been numerous requests for an inter skills clinic and here it is.

Go to www.sydneybikeskills.com.au to register or to the calender on the Nob Mob website. Both skills clinics are planned for February 22, 2015.

THIS WOULD MAKE A GREAT CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR A LOVED ONE : )

Riding in the goldcoast

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Hello everyone. Quick question, i have the chance to take my bike to the gold coast soon. Whats the riding like there i've heard its pretty good?

Can anyone recommend anywhere to ride or wether its worth taking my bike?

Cheers,

Jono.

Fitting a tapered steerer into a straight headtube

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I recently scored a set of 2012 RS reba forks for a good price, the only problem was they had a tapered steerer and my old Giant XTC (2003) was setup for a straight steerer. After a little bit of research and measuring I came to the conclusion that the original headset was an internal cup or zero stack and the ID of the headtube was 44mm, this meant I could get a EC44/40 bottom cup from Hope's 'mix and match' range and it would accept the tapered steerer with a stack height of 14mm. when I got it I was really impressed by the quality and it fitted well without a problem.

enduro/DH seats

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hey guys,
Iv had an issue with bending the seat rails on my freeride/enduro bike. Its a nukeproof saddle n has bent jus behind the seatpost clamp. I also had the same issue a few years ago on my old bike.
So im looking for a new saddle to fit on my enduro bike and so i wanted to get some recommendations n reviews of ur best quality/comfort n strength seat is? It'll be used in DH, 4X n enduro events. Appreciate ur input n views greatly..
thanks snyds

Wahoo TICKR Heart Rate Monitor with Bluetooth & ANT+

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Looking to buy a wahoo to use with Strava and my iphone 5. woild like to hear from anyone that uses this setup and how it all works?

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XTR 360 View

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nice video with some great easy flowing action but the real surprise is the ability to change camera view get a 360 degree view as the action unfolds..


http://vimeo.com/112746660

http://pub.immersivemedia.com/shimano2014/produc...

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Why we race: The psychology of winning

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Why we race: The psychology of winning

http://cyclingtips.com.au/2014/12/why-we-race-th...

Convict 100 2015 to be run in reverse

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I think it was rumoured last year but it's now official.

Still my 1 and only 100km race... It left me a little bit scarred. I decided that the 50km races were more my style...

I'm sure the regular 100km Convict riders will have a bit to say about the reverse route???

Free Bike & Kid Trailer

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Anyone looking for a *free* Bike & Kid Trailer? Just spotted this on NSCC:

http://northernsydneycyclingclub.org.au/node/38865

If this site looks familiar it's because we're on the same network. Your login should work if you want to PM the dude Smiling

Don't forget to explain how you're not actually in his club but heard through a 'friend' Eye-wink

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Sydney skills training - beginner to intermediate level

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Can anyone recommend a Sydney based skills session/trainer for a beginner to intermediate level rider? Hoping to sort something out for a Christmas present.

City Bike Depot ceases trading

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Heard this morning that City Bike Depot has made the call to close its doors.

More info here. There will be a sale tomorrow.

http://citybikedepot.com.au/#bmb=1

Quite sad about this as Hugh ran a good operation.

Riding around Launceston?

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We are thinking about going down to Tassie and staying the the vicinity of Launceston for a few days as I've heard there's some fantastic bike tracks in Tasmania, particularly near Launceston.

Has anyone been on holiday to Tasmania with the bike and do they have any suggestions on where to stay/where to go, etc?

New WADA Prohibited List 2015

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Clicking thru one of the links in today's MTBA newsletter i found that the 2015 banned substances list has been uodated.

Interestingly, and contrary to my earlier belief, pseudoephedrine (aka cold tablets) had not been on the list. However that changes for next year.

From 1 January athletes must cease use of it at least 24 hours prior to competition.

http://asada.govspace.gov.au

Lots of other "interesting" products come onto the list next year as well... a bit of an eye opener.

LBS - good customer service still exists

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XT master cylinder / lever failed (piston jammed on) on my Rumblefish not long into a ride on Sunday which locked the rear brakes on. I had to release the banjo fitting to get mobile and without rear brakes the 435m decent from Brokers Nose (Illawarra Escarpment) to Bulli was "mildly interesting" but that is another story.

2015 R/S Pikes RCT3 unbeatable price!

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Hard to shop local when CRC have these at crazy prices!
Use discount code EXTRA10 for another 10% off already crazy prices on suspension forks.

Got 2015 R/S Pikes RCT3 150mm Solo Air 29 for $748. My LBS stated it costs them over $1000 after duties taxes etc!

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/au/en/rocksho...

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