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Re: bikes

Post by autumnleaves » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:49 pm

What's a protour? Has it got suicide gear levers or the.... handlebar ones...? Would I need to do stuff like replace saddle and all that minor stuff that adds up?

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Post by Direkt » Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:03 pm

Protour is a brand.

I don't know what suicide gear levers are, the gears are on the diagonal tube, ala a 1996 bike of it's kind.

I think the saddle etc. is okay. Mate, it's $100.... it ain't going to be mint condition. But it's a reasonable bike (good for the money), just needs a service, a clean - maybe some new tires... hard to say, I haven't ridden it for years.

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Post by Jinx » Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:54 pm

Would anyone be able to point me in the right direction of where I can buy frames/forks online? I want a pushy to commute to work and would like to build my own fixie since I can't seem to find any pre-built ones that I really like. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Post by aroes » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:23 pm

for local places try the little mule or saint cloud, both specialise in fixed/single speed

or if you're dead keen on getting all the parts and putting it together yourself, you can try wiggle.co.uk, ribblecycles.co.uk, probikekit.com, chainreactioncycles.com

bear in mind that although the prices for most parts can't be beaten on those websites, you have to really know your shit to avoid buying the wrong stuff (ie- bottom brackets and head sets that will fit your frame etc etc).......also bear in mind that unless you have the tools and know how to build a bike properly, taking all the parts to a workshop and having them do it will cost you on average about $200, which obviously isn't cheap

i'd suggest looking around for a complete bike.....most shops worth their salt will swap out any parts you don't want for the ones you do, meaning you ride away on a bike you're happy with without having to worry about the inevitable headaches which always seem to crop up when sourcing parts and having a build done

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Post by huge » Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:01 am

come into little mule man and have a chat.
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Post by Jinx » Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:28 pm

Thanks for the replies. My old man use to race track and owned a store for 10years so knowledge/tools aren't a problem. Just having trouble finding frames anywhere online and I think that I will find building my own to be more rewarding. I will check out those links. Have been meaning to check out Little Mule when I'm in the city next. Site looks good! Thanks again for the links,

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Post by aroes » Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:00 pm

new steed

was finished about a week ago, whacked fenders on today, everything running pretty well, quite happy with it.......originally had a black san marco concor seat which looked awes but my bum wasn't a fan so i swapped it for the seat from my other bike

if anyone wants a dirt cheap brand new saddle hit me up

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Post by Direkt » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:43 am

pretty sure that bike has mudguards on it mate... :wink:

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Post by aroes » Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:22 am

Haha quiet you! It also doesn't have clipless pedals! I can't tell you what a relief it is not to have to put bloody bike shoes on every time i head out the door

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Post by deviant » Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:43 am

Looks awes mate :)

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Post by system » Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:54 am

nice looking ride. :thumbup:
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Post by deviant » Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:37 am

This FUCKING IDIOT squeezed past me down Elizabeth Street this morning on a motorbike... he though it was a good idea to beep his horn as he did it, came within centimeters. Scared the absolute shit out of me. But then I saw Huge riding the other way and everything was OK :)

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Post by aroes » Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:58 pm

lol i love how these fuckwits somehow manage to get on the horn while they're committing these acts of death defying stupidity. pre-meditated much?

glad you stayed upright

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Post by deviant » Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:09 pm

I heard him revving his penis extension just before he did this. I thought it was a car at first, so I ignored it thinking they're got no room to pass anyway. I was wrong.

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Re: bikes

Post by aroes » Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:21 pm

wankers

Glad my commute no longer takes in Elizabeth St in the morning. Had a few close calls with impatient idiots

My commute routes have changed drastically in the last few months. It's far from empowering to know that you've had to radically alter the way you get to and from work/town as a direct result of being intimidated by thoughtless morons

Melbourne=bike friendly city my fucking arse

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Post by youthful_implants » Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:33 pm

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Post by huge » Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:33 pm

not bad. im looking at making a "market run" bike for the shop that might look like that one.
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Post by youthful_implants » Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:16 pm

I like the orange tyres.
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Post by huge » Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:00 pm

haha saw that this morning. massive.

dude is winded as.

fuck that.
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Post by deviant » Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:07 pm

who's doing http://ride2work.com.au/ tomorrow???

if so, are you going to the breakfast? if so, which one? if so, wanna meet up?

I might do the Melbourne Uni one (it's on my way more than the others)

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Post by huge » Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:27 pm

was going to but now have to go to hobart tomorrow argh
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Post by FoundationStepper » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:31 pm

i'm going to walk tomorrow instead of riding like every normal day. too many noobs down canning st

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Post by huge » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:39 pm

lol yeah that would be pretty mental rush hour.
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Post by obliveus » Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:12 pm

Anyone doing Bike Around the Bay on Sunday? If so, we got a good group starting at some place i've never heard of, MCAT or sumthin. Only 210...should be fun. :)

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Post by deviant » Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:30 pm

These guys are insane. London Alleycats

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Post by nic » Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:01 am

standard nutcase courier commuter behaviour lol
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Post by Direkt » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:14 am

fucking idiots if you ask me. clearly doing their best to help the public perception of cyclists.


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Post by huge » Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:41 am

man you really have to commit to some of those moves far out. no helmets. argh. fuck that with all those skinny streets and buses!

alley cats here are similar but generally try to steer clear of the city
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Post by aroes » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:05 am

First real ride this morning since starting work in a bar a few months ago and systematically drinking/smoking myself into oblivion

So out of shapelol. Feel pretty stoked on life now though. Endorphinnnsssssssss

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Post by nic » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:03 pm

i need a biek

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Post by fooishbar » Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:11 am

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Post by JAMESSSS » Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:14 pm

NIC ARE YOU IN MELB? LET"S BEER LOLOL
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Post by huge » Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:03 pm

mates rates
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Post by CoB » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:05 pm

this made me laugh, and i thought of you guys...
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Post by nic » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:51 am

my bike is slowly appearing bit by bit from all corners, sitting in a pile in the studio

went for a look at all bike shops on weeknd - they are fucking suck. (xept mule totes)
STOP TRYING TO SELL ME A FUCKING GIANT OR AVANTI aarghhh u condescending wanker lol
NO I DO NOT WANT A PURPLE FIXIE WITH OFF THE SHELF BROWN TIRESZZzzz

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also overpriced. to fuck. (xept mule :brohugs:)

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Post by aroes » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:15 pm

race ya

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Post by nic » Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:24 pm

u want 2 race.

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Post by retzie » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:59 pm

nic, are you building a factory spec '90s mountain biek?
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Post by nic » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:03 am

no lol but i would like a proper intact 90's mountain bvi8ke
i decioded i need 4 bikes

singlespeed
mtb
8 speed hacked togetehr roadie from bits (prob end up being the best bike tbh)
roadie

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Post by aroes » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:27 am

fast roadie
commuter roadie
cross bike
track bike
possibly mountain bike but i suck majorly at not falling off on singletrack lol

all steel plz :retzielikes:

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Post by nic » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:52 am

hmm got my gf a nice surly on weekend - bit porky doe
caad 5 raw finsih aluminium (oxidising fastlol) frame at home that will mnake my 8 speed - will be a bone jarring *unt i reckon :lol:

need a new xc mtb tbh - not that much oppurtinity inner melb for that :(
leave it for tas

aroes u no post mixes anymore

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Re: bikes

Post by aroes » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:16 am

lol yeah my surly is a nice ride, very very heavy though......cannae wait for melburn roobaix next year, it eats cobbles for breakfast. did you by your missus the cargo bike so she can go to the shops for you? :teef: :teef:

i remember you posting a pic of that cannonfail all sanded back ages ago. whack a sram group on it tbh if you haven't bought one already, apex is cheap as and very good

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Post by nic » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:26 am

yep its a custom surly cargo 4 x 29" wheeler with a extra trailer to cart pingas to and from Brown Alley
groupsets are exy gah, only want downtube shifters - as frame has stumps for them.
the idea was to build a cheap commuter.

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Re: bikes

Post by aroes » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:39 am

nic wrote:
the idea was to build a cheap commuter.



i actually lold

there goes the neighbourhood

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Post by nic » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:22 am

like 600 all in minus stem/seatpost/frame/forks....
hmm

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Post by aroes » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:43 am

I just had some new wheels built

They will shave the best part of a kilo off my roadie

They cost me $1200

I am broke

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Post by nic » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:03 pm

"lol"
yer not top that level yet huhuhu
im well budget atm

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