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  1. johnny

    WARNING: scammers active in Private Messages

    Folks, A couple of members have recently alerted me to other members contacting them via PM in response to their wanted to buy threads. The people contacting them were very new accounts with no posts in any threads or engagement of any kind on this website and their general e-demeanor was...
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    Would you do this?

    Spacers on the steerer are differing widths/thickness
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    Anyone in Canberra have any red ano Spank parts?

    I've purchased a Spank Split stem that's supposed to be red but is closer to purple. MTB Direct, the retailer from which I purchased the stem is being helpful and trying to get a better version of the stem from the supplier. What they've asked me to do is take a pic of my stem next to a...
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    Which tyres do you prefer and why

    Searched back 15 pages and couldn't find nuttin! Word me up if I missed a thread. So I recently offended @moorey's sensitivities (your welcome!) by running an Ardent and High Roller on my trail/AM Hyrax. I've always just gone maxxis out of habit and been of the belief that IU'd get a greater...
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    What are you reading? Books, articles or publications of any kind!

    Surprised there isn't a thread on this already - looked back through 2+ years of OT and couldn't find anything. Link me to it if I've missed it and I'll delete this one. I'm on a bit of a reading binge at the moment, first goal is to better understand the the drivers for and character of...
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    FOUND Shimano Rear 20mm post mount brake adaptor (160-180)

    Item: Shimano Rear 20mm post mount brake adaptor (160-180) SM-MA90-F180P/P Location: ACT, can do postage Item Condition: Condition is essential! Price and price conditions: Can buy new for $10-15, I'd prefer to utilise something that's just sitting in some one's parts box doing nothing. Pictures:
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    FOUND - it's always in the last place you look...

    Item: Shimano Pressfit BB suits 89.5mm or 92mm shell widths to replace SRAM BB89/91.5 on this frame: https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/mountain-bikes/trail-mountain-bikes/stache/stache-7-29/p/16906/ Location: Canberra, happy to consider postage costs Item Condition: doesn't have to be...
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    Headsets are confusing when you're a bit dim....

    Need to by a headset for the Hyrax (because I fucking lost a bunch of parts...). The Pyga webiste says: All of our framesets fit a Cane Creek 40series ZS44/ZS56 tapered headset. https://eu.pygamountainbikes.com/support/faq/?v=79cba1185463 I'm running an RS Lyrik ultimate, which has steerer...
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    Canberra Christmas ride and beers

    Figured I’d get the discussion rolling a bit early as I’m really looking forward to the end of the year and this can give me a deadline to get the Hyrax finished! ride and beers don’t have to happen on the same day either, and there’s no reason to limit ourselves to just one, of either...
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    Drop it like it's what?!

    There are so many dropper brands and models out there. All I've ever had is a reverb (first one carked it under warranty, replacement has been fine for 8 years with only a single service), so the range out there these days is a little bewildering to me. So I'm looking for advice/suggestions. I...
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    Question for the technically minded - VPN and data protection

    I tend to avoid almost anything that needlessly requires log in - SBS on demand is the perfect example. But now ABC iView is preparing to force log ins as well. There is a single reason for this, the collection of data. I don't think that I need to preach to anyone here about how important...
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    Project Hyrax: johnny's build thread

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    TDF 2021

    I'm watching it, are you?
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    How to work out which fork offset is right for me

    So I get the concept of fork offset and the influence of wheel base. But I'm not sure how to choose which offset I should get when I don't have the opportunity to test the range of options on the frame which I'm buying for. I have my heart set on Lyriks - 150mm on a 140mm frame. They have...
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    Lyrik or Pike?

    So I'm buying new forks, to put on the Hyrax but am struggling with the same supply issues as we all are. I originally wanted to put some new Lyrik ultimates on but am struggling to find some available that haven't been jacked through the roof in terms of price. I can see some Pikes for a nearly...
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    Post about your positive trade dealings with other forum users

    I might be losing my marbles, but I thought there was a thread where we would post positive trade dealings with other forum users. Did I imagine that or do my search abilities just suck? I want to post my positive experience buying a frame from @Rusty_68 IF I find the old thread, I'll delete...
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    Change of plan....

    What should I buy? I posted a thread a month or two back talking about spending ~4$k on a new HT. Well, Tubbsy has talked me around and I'm instead blowing the budget on a new trail bike and buying a cheapy for commuting the dragging the kiddy trailer. But the problem is, the world has...
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    Which bike should I buy?

    Hi guys, I'm looking for something super-tough, really light but not very expensive. Which bike should I get? Budget is about $4k Style of riding ix XC/trail - will be doing a lot of commuting and towing a baby trailer in about 8 months, after winter Happy to look at full...
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    ACT SOLD

    Item: bike rack Location: ACT Item Condition: fine Reason for selling: No need Price and price conditions: Free, pick up from ANU campus Extra Info: Pictures: Was given to me free of charge by @scblack I no longer require it, so no I'm giving it to you, free of charge.
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    Clawing my skin off here....

    Washed out a week or so before Xmas on a fast, flat turn (the off camber turn near the caravan park on Bruce Ridge, for those that know it), copped the usual shallow graze up the side of my leg on the shin/calf muscle. It was the kind of graze that stings a little bit in the shower but barely...
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