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Old Ghost Road - riders wanted!

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Looking for a few additional riding mates (3) for a 1 week supported tour of some of the best single in the South Island. Highlight would be riding the entire length of the Old Ghost Rd - 82kms of sweet single track. Lots more single track including St James, Blue Spur, Craigieburn, Hanmer Springs (hot springs) this would be a 1 week trip with start/finish in Christchurch. Approx costs are ~$2000 for the fully supported tour + airfare to NZ + walking around money.

Best type of training for Kowalski

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With the Kowalski postponed until mid October (fortunately as I was under prepared) what do you believe is the best training rides/regime for the race?
As with the convict I would just hit the trails in Terry Hills and Cascades and get serious kms in those legs but the Kowalski seems to be a different race.

Would 4 hard laps of Manly dam and possums with a few laps Serrata thrown in be more beneficial than hitting the long fire trails of Terry Hills etc even though that many laps would only be around 50kms?

CTMBC Spring 3 hour

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There's been a few mtb races postponed of late due to weather,the track at Rydal is in perfect condition,you can still enter online or on the day get there early if entering on the day,all online entries go into draw for a trip for 2 to New Zealand drawn at the end of the year go http://ctmbc.net/node/53057 for details

Ourimbah XC & DH this weekend

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Sunday is race day at Ourimbah, come out and race with us, details on CCMTB FaceBook page or the website

Help on Crank Bro's Egg Beater Pedals

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Hi Folks,

I have some egg beaters that are coming loose between the black axle and the silver bit (see where the white is sticking out).

Why does this happen and what do I need to do to fix them?

Any advice appreciated.

Ian

BYBF question

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I was considering participating in the Back Yamma Big Foot. Whats the flora / fauna like? Have you guys seen many interesting animals during this event?

2016 Australian Mountain Bike Market Profile Survey

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Dirt Art are running an industry survey with all data/results published and available at the conclusion. Data from this can play a significant role in justifying new trail developments across the country, as well as creating an industry that better-suits all riders.

They are offering some great prizes too which will be randomly drawn from respondents;

PBM HardRock 6hr - The Debrief

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Looking at the nobmob event calendar it looks like I could have been the sole NobMobber at the event so I thought I share a short summary for those who considered it or is considering it for next year.

The race was a 6hr lap race with the usual bunch of categories. Organised by the local club calling themselves tipriders:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/MGLTR/

This was the first year they organised it but they did so super professionally. Everything worked brilliantly.
http://www.pbmhardrock6hr.com/

Magpie Alert Pine Island

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Warning, the Pine Island MTB Park Magpie has started this season's swopping program.

Bike Hire

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Best buddy from Sweden is coming over and I'm looking at options to rent a bike for him so I can show all the great tracks around around NSW. Problem is Swedes are tall but my man cave only stock small frame bikes so I'm looking at options to rent a bike for him for a week and a bit.

Any advise on businesses that rent reasonably decent MTBs will be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,
Staffan

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Reasonably priced prescription cycling glasses

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The subject of riding glasses comes up from time to time and I thought I'd share this as I thought it might be useful to forum members.

If anyone is looking for affordable prescription glasses to suit road cycling or mountain biking, I've just completed a review of an Israeli product called Shamir Attitude that is available through your optometrist. Mine were supplied via Blink Optical at Warringah Mall.

Recommend bike repair workstand

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Hi all, can anyone recommend a reasonably priced stand for doing basic at home repairs and services? Or what should I look for in a stand? Are there different ones for MTB and road bikes? I guess as long as the top tube or stem fit it should be fine right... Cheers for any info/recommendations!

Kowalski Climbing

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Hi Guys,

does anyone know roughly the amount of climbing in meters the full kowalski is?

Bike hooks for corporate bike storage

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Hey,

As some of the guys on the forum know we're looking to put in some bike hooks at our office to create a secure location for bike storage.

Being in Belrose we're fortunate enough to have direct access to all of the St Ives / Terry Hills MTB trails and to the Akuna Bay road rides.... and with a number of cyclists in the team we need somewhere to store all our bikes. Nice problem to have hey!

Canberra with kids

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Any recommendations of a place to ride in Canberra with young kids (4 yrs old)? Will obviously need to be quite flat and smooth but he can ride as far as 10km.

apparently there is a beginner loop at Majura - any other spots?

" Hidden Valley Classic"

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It's one hell of a ride !!...Sunday 18th Sept at Coolah with 30-60-90k options.
Over 90% of exhilarating singletrack which can be ridden one day of the year only.
Entries are limited, so don't miss out.
For information click onto link below or google Coolah Bikeworx.

https://www.facebook.com/Coolah-Bikeworx-3176527...

Bike Security...London Style

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Just returned from a trip to London and saw this in Kentish Town.

If you can't saw through the bike lock...try cutting the bike in half. Makes sense.

Derby Tasmania

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Anyone ridden Derby Tas? I'm heading there in Oct and was wondering what it's like? From what I've seen on line it looks pretty good.

Picking a New Saddle

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I am in the market for a new saddle and am keen for any recommendations.

Currently using a Brooks B17 which I love for the comfort but when I'm chucking it about on the trails it bashes my inner thighs too much.

Canyon Strive

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Has anyone test ridden the Canyon Strive? I spent a couple of hours on one today at Stromlo and I'd be interested to hear what others think about it.

Mowbray Park 12HR

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Anyone got any experience of this track? Big climbs, horrible slog through grass or as fun as it looks? Assuming it's a bog if it rains.
Cheers people.
Nige

Where to get Shimano parts?

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Anyone know here can I get shimano parts from? I'm wanting to get a new Shimano hub axle but struggling to find anything local or in English online

Thanks

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Indonesian Mountain Bike Tour

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Hey Guys

I am Serena from Bicycles Online, we are offering a mountain bike tour in Indonesia in October.

Just trying to get the word out and see if anyone is interested or has any suggestions, please let me know.

https://www.bicyclesonline.com.au/exclusive-poly...

Thanks
Serena

Thieves using social media to target high end bikes

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I got blown off last time I raised this but I see a report in yesterday's Manly Daily from the Northern Beaches LAC's crime prevention officer that three bikes a week are being stolen using social media to identify targets.

Recommendations:
* Understand and use your app's privacy settings. I have my strava settings ar maximum, with an offset location. However, it is still possible to circumvent this.
* Have your profile set to private
* Don't post photos of your bike
* Make sure riding apps do not contain residential locations or photos of bikes

Shimano MTB GP Awaba this wknd (23 Jul)

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Note the Shimano MTB GP will be at Awaba this wknd due to a change of venue.

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