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    On Yer Bike

    Show us yer bike, or show us yer bike-ride, or show us yer bodgy bike-DIY...

    Today I was fitting a back-rack to my Scott Aspect 50 which I inherited when a tenant abandoned it to return overseas.

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    So I will be able to carry more picnic and swimming togs and other assorted junk when out and about.

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    Trek ProCaliber 9.7SL Carbon.

    A bike for life, I hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirk diggler View Post
    Trek ProCaliber 9.7SL Carbon.

    A bike for life, I hope.
    New or used ? Not a cheap unit that

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    I bought it new as the previous season's stock. My mate owns a bike shop and he gave me a good deal

    I stuck a dropper seatpost on it, SPD pedals that can be used with/without clicky shoes and went tubliss, but it wouldn't hold so I'm back on inner tubes at the moment.
    Lang may yer lum reek...

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    On Yer Bike-ritchey-1-jpeg 1989 Ritchey Ascent pro comp. Fillet brazed by hand by Tom, Serial number 048
    over 30 years old and still state of the art.

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    About 8 years ago, I sold my Trek Madone and got this Trek Domane 6.9 Disc. Few years ago got a set of Hunt carbon wheels from the UK which are good for both road and gravel. Out of interest, I dug out the review that prompted me to buy the Hunt wheels, this is the set I got: Review: Hunt 30Carbon Gravel Disc Wheelset | road.cc The cloth is hiding my name on the frame.



    The Domane, though light, is set up for long distance/endurance, giving a slightly more comfortable ride. My Trek Emonda SL is a bit lighter and is great for hill climbs. Both bikes are Di2, and like Dirk, I've gone back to tubes instead of tubeless on both bikes.



    M'Sahibs Tokyo bike on the bottom rack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post

    Today I was fitting a back-rack

    I think it would be called a rear rack but I gather you are from the Antipodes?

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    In the antipodes we fit a back rack so our girlfriends can give us a Dinky home from the pub so we don't get done for pissy driving and have to give plod a bunch of fun vouchers

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    "got a set of Hunt carbon wheels" The best upgrade of any bicycle, rotating mass. huh, no reflectors.

    I ran 24 spoke front Mavic cross max for years, never a busted spoke and light as a feather. Great wheels are a good investment.


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    Early 80's Vitus, aluminum, glued joints.
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    P-38 Incredibly fast bike, but felt like a goober. Sold it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcusb View Post
    "got a set of Hunt carbon wheels" The best upgrade of any bicycle, rotating mass. huh, no reflectors.

    I ran 24 spoke front Mavic cross max for years, never a busted spoke and light as a feather. Great wheels are a good investment.
    Indeed, I have Mavic Ksyrium Pro Exalith SL on the Emonda, aluminium but come in at less than 1.5kg the pair (the whole bike including pedals is bang on 7 kg). Ksyrium Pro Exalith | Mavic


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    Some impressive and mighty steeds on display.

    Very tasty!

    Interesting insights on the tubeless.

    Quote Originally Posted by dirk diggler View Post
    but it wouldn't hold so I'm back on inner tubes
    What do you mean wouldn't hold?


    Some random pics from today's bike ride.

    Flame Tree Brachychiton acerifolius

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    Echidna

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    Gallus grass-muncher - I won't be rodeo riding this brute when my neighbour is out as my prostate is already bruised enough - although the handlebar position looks like he would give a relaxed upright posture

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    What do you mean wouldn't hold?
    They wouldn't hold pressure, always flat.

    I kept giving it back to my bike guy and eventually he just gave me the valves and told me he put tubes in.

    Pretty shitty considering I had paid for it.

    Just before I came offshore I was putting my bike upstairs into my gym and noticed a prickly thing on my front tyre. Pulled it out - psssssssssssss.

    Tubliss system would have plugged that but now I have to deal with it when I get home.




    Any reason your neighbour keeps highland cows or just something cool to keep the grass short?

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    Here's my dual terrain Trek Domane Al3...

    Road and mostly carpet


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    There are two issues with PAGs pikes photy, firstly i know when you move to the arse end you can't access the original kit but using 1/2 inch water pipe to repair Carbon frames is asking for trouble. Speaking of trouble, take a look, a close look at that saddle, that there is a saddle of a man that has given up on his prostate.

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    I had a tire go down on my tube type from a blackberry prick

    Instead of ripping it apart , i used this demon semen instead. It has been holding for 6 months now


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    Quote Originally Posted by dirk diggler View Post
    Any reason your neighbour keeps highland cows or just something cool to keep the grass short?
    I don't think it is his.

    It was there last year for 2 months and is back again this spring. I think he might be a rent-boy arrangement.


    The GT front derailleur has not been dropping onto the small chain-ring reliably. I couldn't figure out why until I realised the front corner was hitting the bottle cage. Easily remedied as bottle-cage aluminium files like butter with a chainsaw chain-tooth file

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    I was eyeing PAGs bike stands with envy. Very nice. Might be worth the investment to make bike-fiddling a bit easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    I was eyeing PAGs bike stands with envy. Very nice. Might be worth the investment to make bike-fiddling a bit easier.
    Not expensive from Decathlon (I'm sure there's similar in Aus). Great for not only storing, but properly cleaning and lubricating, any kind of maintenance. Bike Workstand 500

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    "the whole bike including pedals is bang on 7 kg" that's crazy light, must be fun I'm jealous.

    'I was eyeing PAGs bike stands with envy.' love those stands, I bought the top part, the clamp and swivel from Park Tools. I then had a welder attach it to a 60lb repurposed base. It was no longer 'portable' but extremely stable.


    1989 Skookumchuck BC. Raleigh Renegade. Weighed a ton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    i used this demon semen instead. It has been holding for 6 months now
    How much and where you get? Thanks

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    I was looking at PAG's pics with more than slight envy, but told myself that I only ride for fun and fitness, not fame, fortune, or Instagram likes, so my bike will have to do. And I just couldn't justify spending that much on a bike, his wheels probably cost as much as I paid for the entire bike (although I did get it 50% off).
    Optima brand "tesla" ...Thai assembled from decent imported parts... full Shimano Sora groupset, 3T bars and seatpost, upgraded the saddle.
    15,000km on it according to Strava, new bottom bracket on it earlier this year, and a couple of chains so just normal wear and tear.
    10.25kgs on the road, with lights, water, tools.

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    ^

    I started off here with a cheap mountain bike that I used to warm up with riding to and from a gym I used about 10km away. I also had a boat at that time which was expensive to upkeep, but I enjoyed it until the nearby islands that I used to enjoy going to, beach bbq, drinks and swimming, became inundated with group tourist boats. I found I used the boat less and less and eventually sold it.

    I used to see (and be passed by) quite large groups of road cyclists here in Phuket, and that got me interested. Got myself a Trek Madone and joined a group, and every weekend ride with them early in the morning for 100km rides. The rest of the week was an average of 50km/day on my own. After selling the boat, I treated myself to the Domane, and later the Emonda. Not cheap bikes for sure, but as my core recreation I get a lot of pleasure from riding them. Decent frames and components last for a long time, so very little in the way of expenses after the initial outlay so easy to budget for.

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    Did some more offroad today

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAG View Post
    Decent frames and components last for a long time
    Came a cropper of my cut-price chopper...!

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    ...but by the grace of Our Lord I just happened to have a single allen key about my personage and it fitted the derailleur hanger and I got her running again, but some further repairs will be required.

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    It is amazing how different muscles are required for offroad.

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    I was all muscle stretching aches and pains after I got back

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    But with my dodgy derailleur either fixed or fuxxed I will be back here to explore some more.

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    Not a soul in 8km of trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    is amazing how different muscles are required for offroad.
    Yeah, mote of an all over body workout when you venture off road.

    It's good to have that variety if you have the weather and trails , looking at your outstanding pics you certainly do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAG View Post
    Not expensive from Decathlon (I'm sure there's similar in Aus).
    I found the same stand on their Australian website for $150. 50% markup for the Aussie mugs!

    For my $70 GT I thought this humble $16.95 stand would be more befitting.

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    But as it turned out it was easier to just turn it upside down.

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    Swapped a tiny wheel from a spare derailleur into the broken Tourney wheel.

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    The real problem was the plastic washer allowing the whole assembly to move around too much. Swapped in 3 large washers and the movement is rock solid feeling now.

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    I also pimped my fork head on the Scott Aspect 50 with a 200mm riser to make a kind of relaxed posture beach cruiser.

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    It looks a bit daft but I just don't like being hunched over with my neck bent crooked. I want a relaxed posture to cruise along and watch the world drift by for beachfront meandering.

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    Bodgy DIY.

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