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Hi, I currently have a Handlebar Pushloc fitted to my 2012 Rockshox Reba Forks of course it doesnt work so I want to fit a Manual lockout to the top of my fork so my question is do I need to buy
1. a new Damper "and" the Manual lockout kit ( blue knob) or
2. just the Blue Knob Manual Lockout Kit
the reason I'm asking I've read, its just a matter of removing the damper from within the fork, unclipping the spring from inside and then screwing back together and then fitting the mew " Manual Blue knob kit" to the top and voila its a manual lockout ?
Cycling GPS. Found in the Watagans. Let me know the brand/model/colour + the approx location of where you think you lost it, and I'll return it.
Contact me via Rotorburn if possible, I don't check NobMob very often. The same post is listed there.
Apparently the event is still short of entrants. Get three mates and join up today.
I went out for a quick bash along Perim and Long from the School on Saturday before it go too hot and noticed 2 camera/counter thingys have been installed - one on your left as you head out, just past Lookout Rock and before you make the rocky right hand turn before the pinch climb and there was one on your left of the track coming back some where closer to the start of the track - cant remember exactly where to be honest.
Has anyone else seen them and does anyone know what they are there for? I have seen NPWS use the same things on Serrata and Gahnia.
Any idea where I might source individual XT sprockets if possible? Have worn one down from riding on the road too much (first mistake) and the rest of the cassette is fine.
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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Hi guys. Lost a pair of sunnies at the dam or possum track yesterday (11/02) morning . Value probably not a lot. I love them just because they were a present from gf. If anyone find them please let me know. Cheers!
Ps there's another tread about found sunnies but I lost them the week after.
Not sure if you guys have seen the write up on Bright.
If anyone is interested in accommodation for a boys or family trip (lots to do for the wives and kids) give me a shout.
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
Found some sunnies Sat arvo, Feb 4, at the Dam down near the Hydro lab. If you lost some just let know brand and colour and they can get back to their rightful owner!
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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.
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.
Just a heads up on a few trail advocacy happenings mentioned in the forum lately.
First off, our friends over at BMORC have locked in 4 maintenance days this year, starting on Feb 25 with Knapsack Build Day - XC and DH. All the dates are in the calendar. See their announcement for more details and discussion: 2017 - Knapsack Trail Day Schedule.
Then we have a couple of consultations here or coming up in the local area:
- Eastern Blue Mountains Escarpment Master Plan survey - Thanks to BikePhysio for the heads up, and as he says, "Please take time to invest in their very short survey and propose more cycling infrastructure including the reopening of the old Glenbrook tunnel."
- OMV public consult coming soon - Your chance to have your say on restoration of public land around the existing OMV site. Naturally, the more voices asking for extended MTB infrastructure the better. Be heard! And thanks to Hawkeye for kindly volunteering to liaise on this matter - it's a pretty dry and thankless task but someone has to do it!
Is anyone on here using the Maxxis Minion SS and if so what are your thoughts?
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?
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!
A long shot but I dropped my Garmin 520 in a black silicone case somewhere yesterday on BMX downhill, Bunnings, Oxford Falls connecter,
that fireroad up to Mt Narra or on Mt Narra itself :/
Its got my name and number on the startup screen but if anyone finds it or sees a rock wallaby trying to beat their strava times then give me a buzz on 0423711851.
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The BMCC has released a proposed Master plan for the eastern Blue Mountains escarpment including Knapsack Gulley and Yellomundee Regional Park as well as Yellow Rock. Please take time to invest in their very short survey and propose more cycling infrastructure including the reopening of the old Glenbrook tunnel.
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.
Any good? Maybe this up front and a slick at the back.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Just wondering what the night time spider population is like in Glenrock at the moment.
Normally I wait till the cooler months but the way the temp has been lately I think nights may be the way to go.
This year I am participating in the 5 day West Cycling classic which raises money for the Westpack helicopter.
While I hope I never have to use the rescue chopper I'm extremely grateful this service exists and the club did, in fact call on it's services at one of the DH races at the Statemine a few years back
Anyway I'm hoping people will be willing to throw a few dollars my way to put towards the donation. If you are able to donate please visit the sponsor page at
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
Hi All, a heads-up from Hornsby Council I received today:
"Hornsby Shire Council are getting closer to what will be a first phase of public consultation for developments that will restore the former quarry site and the adjoining Old Mans Valley site (containing existing MTB trails) in Hornsby for varied recreation pursuits and am developing a contact list of stakeholders and mailout lists to advise of the upcoming initial consultation phase.