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Bike travel box

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Hi all. Does anyone have a recommendation for rental/purchase of a bike box/case? Preferably northern beaches or not too distant, I need one for a four day trip. Sorry, I know this has been covered before but I couldn't find anything. Cheers

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Gotta get down to Bright

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Not sure if you guys have seen the write up on Bright.

http://flowmountainbike.com/features/ride-high-c...

If anyone is interested in accommodation for a boys or family trip (lots to do for the wives and kids) give me a shout.

Newbie!

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Hi all
After a lengthy hiatus from fitness and exercising, I have decided to get my unfit self back on the bike. I used to ride everyday but on a flat bar Merida road bike. I have decided to step into the world of MTB.
As a first purchase I'd like to get something that I can use to get to work (approx. 9km ride) but still be able to get out on the dirt on weekends. After some initial research, I'm guessing a 29er would be the way to roll?
Some background info. I'm 6'3, and 100kg plus.

Any advice is greatly appreciated. No matter how small or seemingly irrelevant Smiling

Cheers Smiling

Ginga Ninja Cancelled

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Have to admit, the cancellation of the Ginga Ninja would have to be the most pathetic I have encountered in 17 years of racing MTB.
36 degrees!!!
Too Hot!!!!
There would not be a race of any type, shape or form west of the dividing range and north of Sydney for the whole summer.
I think we need to take responsibility for ourselves in all our personal endeavours.
All competitors sign our life away before we race and if you don't like a little heat, then don't race.

Maxxis Minion Semi Slick

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Is anyone on here using the Maxxis Minion SS and if so what are your thoughts?

Bike transport

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I'm looking at changing my car and one of the considerations is transporting the bike's.
I need to take 3 sometimes 4 bikes at times, but generally its only the one or 2.
I'm looking at maybe a twincab ute and getting a tailgate pad similar to https://www.mountainbikesdirect.com.au/dert-tail.... It looks simple to use, no need to disassemble bike, or wrangle with bike racks not designed for odd shaped MTB frames.
Has any one used these and would recommend for it or against it?

the curse of .. warning (major) rant follows!

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press fit bottom brackets - aaaarrrgghhh!

I hate these changing standards, what was wrong with 26'ers anyway? My old one was light, ~10.5kg and very agile and the XTR bottom bracket in this bike was absolutely bullet proof, after almost three years of riding in frequently wet, muddy and shitty conditions it was immaculate, good as new, that was real engineering - simple, elegant & effective!

Recommend good semi slick tyres

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Hi there,

Haven't used my MTB for a while now. I am looking to put some new tyres on it just to ride around bike paths, parks, on grass maybe. Anyone recommend some good semi slick or slick tyres that would be suitable. Tyre size 26". Did see these.

http://www.wiggle.com.au/schwalbe-sammy-slick-pe...

Any good? Maybe this up front and a slick at the back.

Thanks for any suggestions.

What's The Point Of Presta

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Seriously, why do we have to put up with presta valves on MTB rims? My new rims came with presta valves and I was reluctant to drill brand new rims out to fit schraders. So I got adapters to use the air at the servo and my home air compressor inflater. What a fricken pita!

Twelve months on and warranty cares now zero, I carefully drilled them out to fit some nice new schrader valves. Life is much happier. Using the valve caps that have the core removal tool built-in lets me add stans anytime.

Keep It Simple Stupid

Derby Trails

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This looks tasty Smiling


http://vimeo.com/199416782

Plug for 'Dynaplug'

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I recently made a purchase I am so happy about I though I needed to share with NoBMoB:

Anyone who has read my blogs knows a puncture ruins my races. I’m absolutely crap at getting a tube in and getting back on the bike. My usual process is I stop and turn the bike upside down then rotate the wheel so the hole is at the bottom and hold my finger over it in the hope the sealant will block it.

Races and events 2017?

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We are already in 2017 and I don't have a plan!

I'm looking for some interesting events during the year, something new. Been doing MTB events since 2007 and it feels like I've starting to repeat myself so I'm looking for something new or different to look forward to and to motivate a bit of training.

What is the rest of the MTB community up to event or racing wise? any new trends or formats emerging?

Trans NZ

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Any nobmob'rs heading over the ditch for the Trans NZ?

Internal Rim Widths and Tyre Size

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Happy New Year to anyone who reads this:)

Just wondering what peoples thoughts are on internal rim widths and tyre size selection?

I'm currently running 2.3" tyres on rims with a 29mm internal width and while I'm generally happy with the setup the tyre profile is quite square (even at low PSI) which makes the tyres feel like they don't grip up straight away when cornering, if that makes sense (could be my crappy riding skills have something to do with it as well).

Cheers

Chinese carbon rims

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I'm just wondering if anyone has tried Chinese carbon rims from 3S bike?

I'm a tightarse so trying to salvage my spokes for the new wheel build. Light bicycle don't appear to have a wide rim (35-45mm internal) with a 595mm ERD, or close.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/252006586162?_trksid=...

These 42mm rims suit the needs of my wide tyres and the recycled spoke requirement, but I am having no luck finding independent product reviews.

Seat Fitting

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So, my seat on both the MTB and roadie are causing significant numbness in the front carriage. I have written a letter to Santa's Minister and they have agreed to a new seat Eye-wink Question is, where can I go to get an assessment of the type of seat that suits my anatomical needs?

I am located on the Northern Beaches but can travel if need be.

Cheers

Fling?

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Anybody do the Fling this year? It's not even in the Calendar. I was hoping to read a few Fling exploits to ease the pain of missing it this year...

Shimano equivalents

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Can anyone help me figure out a shimano (or quality non-SRAM) version of their X1 11 speed chain and sram 10-42t 11 speed xd cassette? Chain reacton and wiggle don't seem to stock sram anymore and I can't find these parts.
Cheers
Dan

The Pioneer Athlete Info Evening: Sydney 15/16 November

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Wondering what this Pioneer(http://www.thepioneer.co.nz/) stage race event is all about, or want to convince a mate to enter? Come along to one of our Athlete Information Evenings in Sydney or Melbourne and ask all your burning questions.

Race Director Bec Williams and some of our 2016 athletes will be there to offer advice and answer questions. We’ll cover bike gearing, training tips, and provide a rundown of the overall experience. Basically we’ll get you fired up to want to be part of this in epic event!

Light refreshments served.

http://www.thepioneer.co.nz/

Bike Racks

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For school i am looking at making a bike rack which fully incloses your bike on the back of the car to minimise the bike from being damaged or stolen. I was wondering if you could please fill out this survey for my research.

https://goo.gl/eM6bQ3

It will take no more than 3 mins.

Thanks in advance
Ben

Tapered steerer tube's

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I'm in the market to buy some new/secondhand forks after mine came up worse for wear after last week's off.

Bike involved is a 2014 Scott Scale

I've confused myself so my question is..Are 1.5” tapered the same as 1.25"-1.5" tapered steerer tubes or as I suspect are they different.

Cheers
Buster

Chris King Bottom Bracket regrease Tool

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Wondering if anyone out there
has A Chris King Bottom Bracket
that has never been regreased
looking for someone to let me trail run my new tool
get my techniques down
grease and tool happily supplied.
mines too new to use it on.

Anyone selling a Fox 36 Green spring for Van R forks.

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I am after a Fox 36 green spring for my Van R.
I have gained weight and need the next level spring until I lose weight but they seem to be pretty sparse online and no local shops can get them. Does anyone have one that they no longer need?

Cheers.

Avoiding Getting Doored - The Dutch Way

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I thought this was interesting: http://99percentinvisible.org/article/dutch-reac...

Scott 24 - End of an era

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Went down to CBR and did the Scott 24 - just socially. The numbers were down.

My first ever race was Scott 24hr back in 2007 and the size of the event back then was massive. This year it was tiny with most riders appeared to be doing 6 + 6 because the night laps were very lonely.

From 2007 onwards we did Scott 24 every year for a while but have not done it in two or three years so it was quite unexpected to find it so small.

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