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Bike Hire

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.


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BIGnige's picture

The Butcher of Babbage is back

A bit early but had a fly-by from our favourite bird today.
It was a bit half-hearted on his behalf and I saw the shadow coming so was waving my arms about like a freak.
Just a heads up peeps.

hawkeye's picture

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.

LittleRed's picture

Recommend bike repair workstand

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!

webby's picture

Kowalski Climbing

Hi Guys,

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

danielschipper's picture

Bike hooks for corporate bike storage

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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!

GarethP's picture

Canberra with kids

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?

BMAC's picture

PBM Hardrock 6hr MTB Race | 21/08/2016

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Manning Great Lakes Tip riders are proud to announce we will be hosting the PBM HARDROCK 6HR MTB race on the 21st of August 2016.

When: August 21st, 2016.

Where: Event Centre - Lantana Crossing Rd (Enter at the new carpark entrance off the Bucketts Way) Kiwarrak Forest.

New car park area (as of 2014) at trailhead opposite the Tip entrance, on The Bucketts Way (between Tinonee and Purfleet) 10 minutes out of Taree.

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TG's picture

Ideas for overnighter please

Looking for any tips for overnight ride with pub stay, ideally long loop to get away from it all, but not too far outta Sydney - eg blue mts, central coast, sth highlands.

Stringybark's picture

" Hidden Valley Classic"

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.

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.

hawkeye's picture

iPhone explosion at Manly Dam

I'm really not sure what to say about this. Shocked

Apparently this guy fell off his bike at Manly Dam and suffered third degree burns when his iPhone exploded. Currently awaiting skin grafts at RNSH.

Warning: some photos NSFW

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Ellsworth Joker's picture

Bike Security...London Style

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.

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.

DudeistPriest's picture

Derby Tasmania

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.

Dee's picture

Picking a New Saddle

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.

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.

DudeistPriest's picture

Canyon Strive

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.

ahein's picture

Lost Garmin edge 510

Hi all I know this is probably a long shot but wondering if anyone may have found my Garmin edge 510, I think lost it as I was packing all the stuff in my car on Ralston ave belrose last Sunday near the entry to cascades.

If you have found it when it turns on it will show my phone number to call me on otherwise please pm me.

Thanks in advance


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skipper_nz's picture

Nite rider batteries

I am on the hunt for some niterider PRO series batteries, does anyone have any laying around that they are not using, or will not use?

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BIGnige's picture

Mowbray Park 12HR

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.

tommo's picture

Wisemans Old northern road condition

Greetings all

It's been some years since I've ridden up at Wisemans Ferry on the old northern road track and remember it being quite rocky and technical in parts.

With all the other trails such as The Oaks being graded and smoothed out. Has the same been done with Wisemans ? Or is it still quite rough in places?

Wanting to ride there again soon!

brownie1324's picture

Where to get Shimano parts?

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


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Serena136's picture

Indonesian Mountain Bike Tour

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.


hawkeye's picture

Thieves using social media to target high end bikes

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.

* 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

maverick's picture

Shimano MTB GP Awaba this wknd (23 Jul)

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.

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

Mtbnuts's picture

Ourimbah DH where to park?

Hi downhillers,

If i go alone to ourimbah DH and have no shuttle, should I park close to the tower or at the trail head parking?

If the latter, how far is the walk (pushing my dh rig) to the tower? Is it doable?



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