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    VIC Found. . 12x shimano bits.

    If Moorey doesn't want it can I be next in line.
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    What did you do TO / WITH / FOR your bike today!

    Found out why I was having shifting issues, my legs aren't that strong so hopefully it's covered by warranty. Definitely won't be replacing it with another xtr 12 speed, first shifter issues now cassette.
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    Buying bike parts from overseas, shipping time estimates and methods ?

    I wouldn't hold your breath, I had a similar order sitting like that for 2 weeks. When I asked about it they said there was an issue in their system then cancelled the order and refunded me when I just wanted them to send me the order. When I went back to do the order again the products I...
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    Buying bike parts from overseas, shipping time estimates and methods ?

    Even local items are getting caught up, this needs to get 36km from one side of Sydney to another. I wish I could have picked it up but outside of my LGA / 5km radius.
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    Bike storage shed ideas...

    Thought I would provide an update on my setup. Moved into a new place and hanging bikes vertically wasn't an option anymore as the handlebars got in the way. The wheel are on Pinnacle tools holders from Bunnings, spare parts are in some Officeworks Ezy storage containers in the corner and...
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    Newly Released Bikes General

    Scott has another hidden shock design that looks more accessible than what is on the Spark. Wonder if these bikes have a steerer stop to protect the cables. Scott Patron emtb
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    New Sunnies

    I'm using some clear photochromic Rockbros from AliExpress, best feature is the spacer at the top that stops sweat running into the lenses. If it's really sunny I use some $8 Kmart polarised sunnies. I've never tried anything more expensive so no idea what the actual quality is like but...
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    Confessions from the fuckwits

    Installing new 12 speed SLX shifter and no matter how I adjust it it won't shift properly, fine at top and bottom but middle is giving me issues. Check derailleur alignment, a little off, but still not shifting properly. Clean and lube chain, check clutch on derailleur and still no good. Then...
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    Convert 12 speed to 11??

    I suspect a few 12 speed issues are due to derailleur hangar alignment. 2 of my 3 bikes running 12 speed had shifting issues out of the box (assembly by lbs) both of them had hangers out of alignment by ~1cm measured at the rim. Once aligned they shifted great.
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    Bargain buys thread

    Might be worth it for someone nearby. Might also have been permanently borrowed given the amount of info provided.
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    2005 Giant XTC

    I can't see myself wanting to let them go anytime soon, if I ever get back to the office this will probably be parked there full-time for lunchtime rides.
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    2005 Giant XTC

    That was a good read, sounds like there are a few of these stripped Giants around.
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    COVID-19: who’s going full doomsday prep on this?

    I think the government didn't make it easy enough to get vaccinated, I was elegible for the vaccine in March but didn't get it until May because it wasn't clear how to actually book in and get it. If the vaccine was rolled out similar to the flu shot with it being offered in workplaces...
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    2005 Giant XTC

    Most annoying brakes to adjust, made some shims from a Solo can to get it just right. Turns out a standard binder hole punch is just the right size for brake bolts.
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    2005 Giant XTC

    I used some poly paint stripper from Bunnings, after applying I wrapped with cling wrap and left for 30 mins before removing. Most of it came off after 2 coats and the rest only needed some small spot treatment took about 90 mins all up. Then I got a good look at the corrosion, after...
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    2005 Giant XTC

    I stripped it myself, there was quite a bit of corrosion under the paint that I wanted to check out before building it.
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    2005 Giant XTC

    Maiden voyage done. Was surprised at how nice the forks feel compared to my current Fox 34s, just need to sort out the brakes and rotate the bars a bit.
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    2005 Giant XTC

    Frame 2005 XTC 2 - Medium Fork 2010 Fox 32 100mm RLC Handlebars FSA K Force 31.8 600mm Stem Specialised Headset FSA Grips Giant Tactal Double Lock-On Saddle Selle Italia X-LR Air Cross Superflow Seatpost Thompson Elite 30.9 410mm Seatpost clamp Giant Brakes Shimano XTR M975 Cranks Shimano XTR...
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    Bargain buys thread

    And it's sold already