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New wheelset - take 2 with pictures

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Hi all

take 2 from my previous post http://nobmob.com/node/52554

now with added pictures (not victoria's secret ones)

Cheers

New wheelset

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Excuse my lack of knowledge on something I'm pretty sure i should know, but I need a new wheelset for my bike (http://archive.trekbikes.com/us/en/2008/trek/fue...)

What do I need?

15mm front & 135mm x QR rear
15mm front & 142 x 12mm rear

Looking at these wheels, thoughts?

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

Thanks!!

Ben

Time to Upgrade: The best "marathon" bike?

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Well, I know this is going to turn into a never-ending debate, but, heck, it gives people something to do with their time, and as a bonus, it may actually give me some useful information.

The question: What is the best bike currently available (or to be available within the next six months) to be ridden by a serious contender in a mountain bike marathon?

Mark Gunter

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I'm friends with Marks sister-in-law and she said Leanne would like cyclists to attend Marks funeral and is hoping for a guard of honour for him with their bikes. If you attend the funeral then PLEASE take your bikes.

It's next Wednesday at Ryde.

Just so very sad.

http://www.heavenaddress.com/Mark-Gunter/1340921...

DH/Free ride knee pads

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Hi all,

Just wondering if anyone has any knee pads that they would recommend on getting for mix of riding: trail, DH, and free ride.

I am after a knee pad that is not so bulky but still protects you when ya fall off. Let me know what you think..

Thanks

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Video: Nine days in the Rotorua Redwoods

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Hi Guys

Here's my edit of the Redwoods from my trip to Rotorua in late October this year.


http://youtu.be/QRcjGC0v7ZU

This was my 3rd trip to the Redwoods and for the first time I managed to ride every day, even tho a couple were cut a bit short due to a shoulder injury from a day 1 OTB that kept getting aggravated on the XC climbs. The solution: Avoid the XC trails and pedally exits - just descend.

AYUP Battery question

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I have a half epic battery - some years old now and use it as a flasher - this morning stopped flashing but will light up constantly but only in high - assume the battery is cactus/on the way out?
Just want to check if someone else has had the same as the replacement is over $100

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Staying strong as you get older

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Some helpful thinking for us old farts from singletracks.com

http://www.singletracks.com/blog/mtb-training/ho...

parts

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are parts are worse than drugs?

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Cross chaining

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I've had my GIant Trance 2 for almost a year now and I love it, its perfect for the Dam and also went beautifully down at Stromlo, Sparrow and Madura a while ago. Probably ride 2 -4 times a week, depending on work and weather so it gets a good going. Anyhow, I'm not too mechanically minded, but did notice the gears cross chaining under a bit of pressure, eg going up the pinches or half way up a hill, so took it to the shop to get checked.

Lapierre 914

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Guys anyone got or had one of these....what did you reckon?
Been offered a new carbon frame and just wondering if I want to build it up.
Cheers

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Chris king wheel build

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Have some shiny new chris king hubs, what rims should I lace them too for AM riding. Carbon or alloy?
Cheers

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Remy Metailler

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Someone needs to give this guy a heavier bike. He spends way too much time airborne.


http://vimeo.com/145024998

Backpacks

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Any thoughts on backpacks. I always used camelbak as nothing beat their durability but they have changed the material they use and frankly are rubbish now. What do people think is a good substitute. Sick of companies compromising quality.

Highland Fling

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So how many people are heading to the Fling this weekend, Im heading down to do my first MTB race

Giant Reign 3 Suspension Bearing

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Hey all,

I bought an old Reign 3 '05 last year and finally got round to rebuilding it.

When I took apart the rear suspension, the upper bearing (i think its called the seatstay pivot, refer to pic) both just fell in pieces. Not sure if that what those bearings are meant to do but never seen that before.

I have bearings for the rest of the suspension set up but need to replace these smaller ones.

Does any one know the model or specs of the bearings i need to get?

Any help would be appreciated.

We all know someone

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http://mpora.com/articles/23-surefire-ways-to-ge...

Stuck Pedals

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I cleverly didn't put enough grease on my pedal thread on my old bike and time has come for the pedals to be changed, and I've been informed that there is some spray or liquid or something that can be applied to help loosen them to take them off. Anyone able to think of what this is offhand?

Which GoPro???

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Now I know there are many versions now days and naturally the higher specced version is also the most expensive.

What's the opinion of those owners that use theirs generally to video their MTB riding using the chest mount?

Carbon Rim Failure

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Well with 2 weeks til the Fling and after solid block of training, the front carbon rim on my Giant Anthem Advanced has failed - see attached photos. There was always a small "ridge" in the rim, like the one near the air valve, but where the spoke has popped out the ridge got bigger over time. I now suspect this might have been a manufacturing defect, since there are no ridges at all on the back rim. The bike is 2 years old. The failure happened unexpectedly - no crash or impact. I've written to Giant to ask if they have any advice...

New bike mechanic needed!

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Can anyone recommend a good bike mechanic in Sydney?
I just found out my regular mechanic is leaving tomorrow, and I need to get my bike serviced next week. I have all the major drivetrain parts already, just need them fitted and everything checked over.

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One on One Mountain Bike Training lessons

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Just wanted to share some testimonial with you all. I recently gave a gent in his 50's a mountain bike lesson. He had told me that he had done a lot of racing and was quite fit. However, he wanted some tips on how to climb techy rock sections. This is what he had to say after a 2 hour lesson with Lisa from Sydney Bike Skills. www.sydneybikeskills.com.au

Loctite choice?

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Just pulling the bike apart and putting it back together. piece by piece, there are some screws whick look like they have had loctite on them, and some that need them.

Bike: Trance
Riding style: Cross country

And advice? was thinking 243 according to the website

Didnt think i would have so many choices

http://www.loctite.com.au/3320_AUE_HTML.htm?node...

Thanks in advamce

Giant PTRX1 rims

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Decided to do some regular maintenance on my rims with DT 240 hubs. Drive side bearing is only accessed once the ring nut is removed. 3 bike shops later and I managed to get someone to replace the bearing. Now the wheel locks up because the ring nut has been installed wrong way up!! Last time I get a bike shop to do anything on my bike. Can't take the wheel back as I'm not in Perth!! No riding for two weeks now, thanks to Giant in Perth. 240 might be good hubs but don't try to change wheel bearings. Hope hubs are looking real good ATM

Cannondale OPI Recall

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I was just notified there is an OPI recall as per below.

http://www.cannondale.com/asp_en/manual_recalls/

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