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    Roll call

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)

    How often do you ride?

    Style of riding?

    occupation?

    bike you own?

    bike you aspire to own?

    fave trail?

    fave city... why? (controversial!)

    other sports?

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Eastwood, Sydney, NSW

    How often do you ride?
    at least weekly.... used to ride heaps more but marriage slowed me down.... now getting back into it... at one point i was doing the blue mtns 2x a month

    Style of riding?
    commuting for fitness.... eastwood to parramatta at least weekly... and getting back into trail riding BUT i used to love technical single trails

    occupation?
    Rehabilitation Consultant/Social Worker/Rehabilitation Counsellor

    bike you own?
    '97 Apollo Himalaya.... full 7005 Aluminium frame, cheapie rims, Alivio running gear, V-brakes, RST381 shocks.... yeah need new bike!

    bike you aspire to own?
    At the moment, strongly considering a GT idrive 3.0.... i would love a VTone!

    fave trail?
    oakes fire trail.... but i find it is the company that makes a big difference... i love riding with a big group

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    S Y D N E Y...... cause i'm born and bred here in this crazy city..... i also rate melbourne, adelaide and launceston highly....

    other sports?
    i love playing squash.... used to big on basketball and volleyball.... also love cars

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Toowoomba QLD (approx 1.5hrs outside of Brisbane

    How often do you ride?
    Try to do 2 x 1/2 hour hill climbing sets and at least one decent ride per week. Plan to ramp that up to also include 2 x 1hr trainer sets.

    Style of riding?
    XC

    occupation?
    Financial Planner

    bike you own?
    20.5" XTC NRS Pro Series frame
    Race Face Deus Stem
    Race Face XY seatpost
    Truvativ Team Stylo cranks
    WTB Speed V saddle
    Easton EC90 handlebar
    Avid Mechanical disks
    Avid Speed Dial Ultimate levers
    XTR shifters, front & rear derailleur
    Time ATAC pedals
    Geax Sturdy tyres (currently giving a set of IRC Serac's a run)
    Noleen Mega Air fork (set at 100mm and perhaps the only one in Australia)




    bike you aspire to own?
    Pretty happy with the NRS. Wouldn't mind a Truth if I had the $. Am also looking for a decent but cheap hardtail to SS.

    fave trail?
    Not really. Anything with dirt under the wheels and some good riding buddies on it with me.

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Not really (and I have lived or visited most of them)

    other sports?
    Snow Skiing

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)

    Essendon, Melbourne, Victoria

    How often do you ride?

    Nearly every day. Mostly commuting to and from work. That's 160km a week straight off. I don't get off road as much as I'd like.

    Style of riding?

    Road & XC

    occupation?

    Technical officer with a mining company

    bike you own?

    1998 Kona Explosif with XT drivetrain, Manitou Black Comp fork, XTR V Brakes and hubs, Mavic 517 rims, IRC Mythos tyres, Easton EA70 flat bars, Race face SyStem and XY seat post.

    2004 Jamis Eclipse Road bike. Reynolds 853 mainframe with carbon rear end. Basically stock standard.


    bike you aspire to own?

    I aspire to a Santa Cruz Blur and that will come to fruition in about 5 days time when the frame turns up. Spec goes something like this:
    Frame: Large Trans Blue with polished rear end
    Fork: Fox F100X Terralogic
    Brakes: Hope Mono Mini
    Wheels: Hope Ti XC Hubs with Mavic XM819 UST rims, Hutchinson Python tyres
    Drivetrain: SRAM X.9 shifters & rear derailleur, XT 760 Fr. derailleur, XT 760 cranks and BB, SRAM PC-99 Hollowpin chain, XT 760 11-34 tooth cassette, Shimano 540 pedals
    Other bits: Thomson seatpost, Raceface Deus stem, Maxm MX-1 flat bars, WTB Laser Stealth saddle, Cateye Enduro computer, Pedros grips.

    I won't be able to resist showing it off so expect some pictures in a couple of weeks or so.


    fave trail?

    Lysterfield Park-SE of Melbourne. Listed in latest Australian Mountain Bike. Commonwealth games XC to be held there.

    fave city... why? (controversial!)

    Not really although Melbourne must have something going for it if I've lived here for 16 years

    other sports?

    Bit of swimming. Used to play basketball. Keeping track of three young children must qualify as a sport.

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Blackmans Bay, Hobart, Tasmania

    How often do you ride?
    7 Days a week (Between 12 and 30hrs a week)

    Style of riding?
    The technical the better, the bigger the climb the better too. Also i like something challenging that I really have to stop and think before I commit

    occupation?
    Full time Commerce and Law undergrad and also work casually at the moment till I find a job that provides better security

    bike you own?
    I own two bikes. The first being a 2004 Ellsworth Truth and the second being a 2004 Giant TCR Composite 1, Its sad to say but I spend only about 2 days a week on the Truth at the moment, which is kinda sad.....

    2004 Ellsworth Truth My saddle is now atop a Thompson post with not so much setback...


    2004 Giant TCR Composite 1 This thing flies along.. If only my MTB could weigh like 7Kg..


    bike you aspire to own?
    Such a dangerous question. But probably a fully ridged single speed and if money grew on trees I would have Phil Wood Piss Off.

    fave trail?
    I enjoyed Lidsdale out near the Blue Mountains in NSW, I love Motezumas falls up on the west coast of Tassie, and love some of local offerings too, including Breakneck, Junction cabin, and the old tram line (Which is for the majority tight half track).

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    I live in Hobart and love it, but I also find Sydney to be just great, I used to live there too.

    other sports?
    Actually no just cycling, but I used to be involved with athletics till this

    Just a side note: I have made this entire discussion a 'sticky' so it will always remain on the top of the forum.
    Trev!

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    ... and if we just ...

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    St Ives, Sydney, NSW

    How often do you ride?
    once every 2 days I try.

    Style of riding?
    Aggresive XC, XC race.

    occupation?
    High school student, and part time Childcare

    bike you own?
    2004 Giant XTC2 Disk

    bike you aspire to own?
    Hmmm, oh soo many.... A XC race fully, something trevors. A SS hardtail. A roadie(anything will do), and maybe a bike like a Santa cruz bullit

    fave trail?
    Oaks and andersons. Manly Dam is also pretty cool.

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    There all good, I want to go to tassie for a holiday.
    other sports?
    A bit of golf and was playing Soccer.
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    Roll Call

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Blacktown NSW

    How often do you ride?

    7 Days a week....averaging 160 - 200km per week
    Style of riding?

    XC race, aggressive xc
    occupation?

    Firefighter

    bike you own?
    Giant VT3
    with
    Nokian NBX 2.1 tyres
    Maxxis Flyweight tubes
    Shimano SPD 540`s
    A few AI bolts here and there
    Minoura Bottle Cage
    Selle Italia Flite Titanium Seat
    Thomson Elite Seatpost
    Cateye Enduro 8 computer



    bike you aspire to own?
    Ellsworth ID, Santa Cruz Blur, Salsa Caballero, Turner 5 -spot....all nice

    fave trail?

    Yellowmundee
    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    I live in Sydney, but do like Melbourne...it has a great atmosphere.

    other sports?
    Played rep cricket and enjoy touch football for a run.
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    An interview with Cul

    Where you live? Geelong, Vic, Australia... Soon to be North Vancouver, BC, Canada (for a short while anyways)

    How often do you ride? Not often enough, I am trying to get out MTB riding at least once every week, but with the Winter coming....

    Style of riding? XC, Trail, Endurance... Anything really, I started riding 8 years ago, XC / Trail, have done a fair bit of DH in my time also... Now anything with dirt pretty much keeps me happy... I'm 20 by the way

    occupation? www.farkin.net 's resident crazy Cul, weight weenie, trailrider... Hang on I don't get payed for them Basicly I make and fit "commercial" windows into buildings... at the moment we are replacing most of the MOH high rise apartment windows in Melbourne.

    bike you own? I own a couple, a very old 1996/97(?) GT Pantera, its out in the shed somewhere... I just sold my Giant AC2, which was a DH bike for a few months.
    I also own an 2003 Avanti Montari, with some Avid Mech Discs and a set of Duke Race's hooked upto it...

    As well as ProjectX-Cul, a CoveBike, Handjob XC; which is finaly starting to look like a bike... The rest of the drive train should be here in the next 2 weeks, so she'll be "rideable" very soon.

    bike you aspire to own? An Intese XVP or EVP or Santa Cruz Blur or VP Free, whatever way, something custom spec, a factory race bike would be nice

    fave trail? God that could be anything, Almost all the race courses I have raced on are good fun. I would have to say though either Ballan, Vic or the Stockyards at the YouYangs ranges... Both pretty close to home.

    fave city... why?
    Cork City, Cork, Ireland: I was born there, lived there until the age of 3, Went back a few years ago, it is a VERY beautiful city, as is Ireland in general.

    Manorhamilton, Lietrim, Ireland: Where my good friend Sinead (former riding buddy), and her cutiepie 4year old dauther live (my god daughter) . It also is a very nice town, small but quiet tranquil.

    Geelong, Vic Australia: I have lived here since I was 3, it may smell, be covered in SMOG, and what ever else, but you cant help feeling that under all the **** there is a ncie place really... I wish the council would stop skrewing it up on us

    Melbourne, Vic, Australia: Another of my personal favorites, it's quiet nice at night... Not as many hookers as Sydney

    other sports? I used to be good at running till I stuffed my knee in a fall during a race... I also played quiet abit of Ice Hockey but my home teams "politics" lead to me quiting. I have only been back to the rink once, in almost two years (was every other day at a time)... Now MTB is my "thing", enduro's are great fun, I may not be the fastest but I love every minute of it...

    The COVE... Getting there slowly


    ... Well I'll shut up now, it's good to see we got ourselves our own little forum here

    -Cul
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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Abbotsford, Melbourne, Vic.

    How often do you ride?
    Commute as often as possible & ride at least one day each weekend.

    Style of riding?
    As stylishly as possible. Trail, XC, SS, Road & I did DH at Mt Buller last week.

    occupation?
    Corporate wage slave.

    bike you own?
    Craftworks FRM125,
    SS built up from spare/found/odd parts.
    Old ridgid MTB set up as commuter-tourer,
    15 year old Ti road bike,

    bike you aspire to own?
    Custom Ti SS or HT. Maybe SS with the option of a Rohloff?

    fave trail?
    Tough choice here.
    Dry Diggings Track near Castlemaine. Closely followed by Lysterfield.

    fave city... why?
    Melbourne for food,
    Paris for architecture
    Amsterdam for fun.

    other sports?
    XC/telemark skiing
    Will watch other sports that don't contain balls.

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)- Sydney, NSW


    How often do you ride? Whenever I can get the time to.

    Style of riding? Trail riding & getting into DH

    occupation? Workplace Assessor & Trainer

    bike you own? 2 USA Specialized's: '98 FSR Elite (MAX backbone)
    '00 S-Works Team DH (currently under construction!!!)

    bike you aspire to own? Already own them (the 2 listed above)

    fave trail? Oaks Fire trail

    fave city... why? (controversial!) None, I like going bush

    other sports? Haven't got time for other sports...too many hobbies!!

    Catch ya's later........Joe

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    Upset

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Mortdale, Sydney

    How often do you ride?
    2-3 times a week, it used to be more (road semi-pro)

    Style of riding?
    [I]XC, DH, Road, Urban[I]

    occupation?
    Part time bike industry- The Bike Shed, working on wealth creation

    bike you own?
    Ellsworth Id
    Norco Rush
    Casati Track bike
    Racline road bike
    TT bike
    (will post some pics soon)


    bike you aspire to own?
    Ducatti 999R
    Ellsworth Dare (later this year)
    Crumpton composite road bike


    fave trail?
    Some of the one recently closed in the Royal National Park

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Sydney

    other sports?
    Yoga

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)

    Devonport, Tasmania

    How often do you ride?

    Up until about a year ago, I rode 6 dyas a week, recently though I'm lucky to get one in a week

    Style of riding?

    Trailriding is where it's at for me. - Call it XC, DH or FR, it's all trailriding to me !!

    Occupation?

    1st year Uni student

    Bike you own?

    02 XTC Se-2 - not much is standard

    Bike you aspire to own?

    Do you really want to be reading for hours? Something nice!! I admire many bikes for many reasons

    Fave trail?

    The one I haven't ridden yet!! I love nightriding, any trail ridden in the dark is a blast, great fun for sure!!

    Other sports?

    I've tried a bit of Mountain Bike Orrienteering - does that count??

    Cheers Dave.

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)

    Dandenong, Melbourne, Victoria

    How often do you ride?

    Spend most of my riding on the trainer maybe 4-5 days a week nowdays but do try to hit the trails as often as I can.

    Style of riding?

    XC

    occupation?

    Lets see, in the late 90s I was the lead singer of Backstreet Boys until I was kicked out for political reasons. For the next few tears I was the head of APEC. Ran for governor of California last year and was briefly married to Brittney Spears just recently.

    No seriously, I'm a final year student of Aerospace Engineering and also work part time.

    bike you own?

    Currently ride an old Iron Horse hardtail with most components upgraded to ~LX level. It serves in all my biking duties reliably and well until I soon finish building my Sintesi X-wing which will become my race bike. Also this Sintesi will be the lightest MTB in Australia (to my knowledge) @ 16.7-16.9 lbs.

    bike you aspire to own?

    Hmmm, well, I suppose, once I finish building my race bike I intend to ride it for 1-2 years (the frame was cheap and is old) until I start working full time at which point I will save up for, most likely, an Extralite F1 FS frame and move over all the components. Severe case of weight weenism in case you can't tell. Other than that I'll probably get a road bike sometime in the future, dont know which one though. And of course over time I'll develop a series of niche riding styles each of which will demand its own bike, who knows...

    fave trail?

    I live close to and ride most around Lysterfield though as it turns out I have not explored even 10% of it. Other cool rides I like are Officer, Dixons Creek, You Yangs, Macedon etc.

    fave city... why? (controversial!)

    I live in Melbourne but have been to Brisbane, Toowoomba, Sydney... They're all equally sh!t. (Hey at least I'm trying to be controversial)

    other sports?

    Indoor horse riding
    If in doubt - pedal harder!!!

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    - Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Willetton, Perth, WA

    - How often do you ride?
    Weekends and good weekdays.

    - Style of riding?
    XM (Cross-mountain/All-moutain/Enduro) but my wheels can't handle it, so it's XC.
    Urban Assault (strapping on slicks and blasting through the city, messenger-style).
    Trying trials moves but bike too heavy (~33lbs), legs too weak for trial-style bursts, brakes spongy as hell and freehub is far from fine engagement. But I can pull off a 1/2 - 1 minute trackstand with LUCK!

    - occupation?
    Kitchenhand, student Kent Street Senior High School

    - bike you own?
    Avanti Ventura (2001, hardtail, 6061, no ISO disc tabs, stock fork- RST sh!tjob, 21-speed, square taper, 1" riser bars, Kenda Kenetics 26X2.1, plastic platforms, weinnman 519 rims)
    + RockShox Judy XC (2002, 100mm, coil, externally adjustable preload only)
    + gripshifts (generics, not SRAMs, soon SRAMs front and rear, shifters and derailleurs)
    + Shimano M424 SPD pedals (soon Crank Brothers Egg Beaters C)
    + Continental Escape (26X2.0, wire, front)
    + Continental Traction Pro (26X2.1, wire, rear)
    + Michelin Air+ inner tubes
    + Michelin rim bands
    + SKS front and rear fenders/mudguards

    - bike you aspire to own?
    Ellsworth Truth (Sapphire Blue anodized, with 2005 Fox Shox Triad rear shock [that's right 2005])
    RockShox Reba (85-115mm, Dual Air, adjustable ProLoc remote [RockShox-Red Pill fork available soon, 2005])
    Full SRAM transmission (29-speed, X.0 or X.9 series, gripshifters 'shorty', front and rear derailleurs, cassette, chain)
    Hope Mono Mini hydraulic disc brakes (160mm, ISO) + No Tubes' 160mm aluminium rotors
    Chris King ISO disc hubs, Mavic XM819 Disc rims (UST), DT SwissRevolution spokes, Stan's No Tubes treatment- wheelset
    Race Face cranks (Next LP ISIS), bottom bracket (Signature Ti) headset (Team SL), race rings and bash ring.
    Titec handlebars (C3 2.0), stem (Rip 3D)
    Thomson Elite seatpost (zero offset)
    Crank Brother Egg Beater Triple Ti (Mr. 6 1/2 hundred buck pedals)
    ODI Yeti Lock-On grips (90mm)
    Fi:zi'k Nisene CP (Ti rails)

    - fave trail?
    Langford Park, as I haven't been around looking for other trails as I'm 'automotive-impaired"

    - fave city... why? (controversial!)
    I've been to brisbane, sydney, canberra, melbourne, perth.
    Melbourne, you want culture, you get culture in Melbourne, free-thinking people (if not weird at times), very open people. Like a faster, bigger, cooler (in it's own way) Perth.
    Perth is cool because it cool, calm, quieter, more opened space and that bit more relaxed, Sydney just boring, too crowded, too busy, too cramped, too expensive, too fast.
    Sydney or Melbourne? Melbourne. Even with it's "four seasons in a day" weather.

    - other sports?
    I've played ball sports, I'm not the strongest swimmer and I've never been on a BMX for over six years.

    Respect, jonowee (Jonathan Wee)
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    Goodaye from Jawry

    LIVE
    Brisbane

    RIDE
    once or twice a week (always at night - long line the Ninja Nightriders)

    STYLE
    Hardcore trail, light dh

    OCCUPATION
    Safety & Environmental Manager in Civil Construction industry

    BIKE
    'Dale Jekyll

    ASPIRE TO
    Got a Rocky Mountain Slayer on order
    Wouldn't mind an Ellsworth ID, Turner 5 Spot...the list just gets more exy

    FAVE TRAIL
    Poo-shooter (aka Deanos or 4.5) at Mount Cootha

    FAVE CITY
    Brissie of course (Hobart wouldn't be bad, Wellington - anywhere near a mountain)

    OTHER SPORTS
    anything outdoors

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    Just thought I'd post some pics of my ride - it looks like you can't edit sticky contents??


    A bigger photo here


    And a bigger version


    Cheers, Dave.

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Melbourne, Victoria
    How often do you ride?
    I try for every second day, mostly on the singlespeed, although with a new roadie due to be all completed by next weekend, that's all gunna change
    Style of riding?
    Like a Spastic. Oh, that's not what you meant. XC, Trail, Singlespeed, Road.
    occupation?
    Product and Graphic Designer, Bona Fide "Little Guy" Bike Company owner.
    bike you own?
    Thylacine 221, Tephra, and prototype FS. Notice a pattern?
    bike you aspire to own?
    The ones I dream up
    fave trail?
    Greens Bush, Yarra Trail/Studley Park, any one I haven't ridden yet
    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    In Australia, it's Melbourne. You agree, just admit it.
    other sports?
    Err....when?
    No longer member of the bike industry nor society, so don't hassle me.

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    Re: Roll Call

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    :: Glenalta, Adelaide, SA

    How often do you ride?
    :: Commute everyday to work 15Km each way [150km / week but in traffic... boring]
    :: Can take a few different decents from the hills down to the plains every morning on dirt though - just a bit of a climb home every night - about 160m
    :: http://www.cycle2max.com/c2m/climbs....9?OpenDocument for the details. My time is about 12 minutes on dirt tyres
    :: Trail riding every second weekend or so - renovations and children keep one busy......

    Style of riding?
    :: Mostly XC / Trail riding

    occupation?
    :: Designer

    bike you own?
    :: '96 Sworks Hardtail
    :: Still trying to save the pennies for a new ride.

    bike you aspire to own?
    :: I'm looking seriously at a Stumpjumper FSR or an Enduro.
    :: But i often dream about a Spyder or a Blur

    fave trail?
    :: One i used to ride whilst living in Sydney. It runs from Fitzroy Falls near Kangaaroo valley in a 60km loop - absolutey awesome.

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    :: I like the ones i've visited - Melbourne / Brisbane - and have a lot of time for the 2 i've lived in: Sydney and Adelaide. I'd have to give it to Adelaide for the friendly people and great trails so close to the city.

    other sports?[/QUOTE]
    Lawn Bowls,,,,,,,

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    amendment!!!

    i am now a proud owner of a Giant VT3!!!!

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    Sweet - I hope you ride many happy trails with her!!

    Cheers, Dave.

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Gherang, Vic (about 15km inland from Anglesea)

    How often do you ride?
    Most days - about 7 hours per week.

    Style of riding?
    XC mostly

    occupation?
    Programmer - Work at home

    bike you own?
    VT3 (Just like yours!)

    bike you aspire to own?
    Nah - I couldn't be happier with what I've got.

    fave trail?
    Local ones - there's plenty!

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Melbourne, but I like visiting Sydney. Love Tassie too.

    other sports?
    no.

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wotzapollohimalaya
    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Reno/Tahoe, Nevada
    How often do you ride?
    3-4/week
    Style of riding?
    XC/FR
    occupation?
    Manager
    bike you own?
    Jekyll 2000 & 04 Kona Stinky
    bike you aspire to own?
    Demo 9
    fave trail?
    Flume Trail, Anything at Northstar
    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Lake Tahoe for obvious reasons
    other sports?
    Snowboarding

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    Aussie living overseas

    Vancouver Canada (lived near Byron Bay growing up)

    6 times every 8 days due to shift work

    XC, Singlespeed

    Firefighter

    4 Seven's, 2 Phil Wood PISSOFF's, 2 Norco's and 1 Spot

    I have to get a Jeff Jones One

    A lot of trails around Squamish

    Nimbin in the 60's

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    my VT!

    sorry, didn't seem to work... check it on this thread

    http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1401324





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    The dude in the last pic, I must really love MTBikng to put up with the pain of riding on midget travel RST's and flat bars You think the guy will get a helmet that doesn't fry his head in summer.

    Watch out, I been seeing reviews and rants about those Hutchinson tyres not working in Australia. And those SPD's are the same M424's I own and after half a year the plastic cage is really showning serious wear, any way I'm switching to Egg Beater C's soon.

    Good to see someone with attention to detail. Taking measures on high wear areas like the chainstay and seat tube.

    Respect, jonowee

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    wotzapollohimalaya

    The dude in the last pic, I must really love MTBikng to put up with the pain of riding on midget travel RST's and flat bars You think the guy will get a helmet that doesn't fry his head in summer.

    Watch out, I been seeing reviews and rants about those Hutchinson tyres not working in Australia. And those SPD's are the same M424's I own and after half a year the plastic cage is really showning serious wear, any way I'm switching to Egg Beater C's soon.

    Good to see someone with attention to detail. Taking measures on high wear areas like the chainstay and seat tube.

    Respect, jonowee
    there was one without any suspension... and he was slow and in pain.... but it was still fun

    they all had helmets... i wouldn't put up with anything that irresponsible... i think he just took it off to ventilate his head during the rest

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state) = Melbourne, VIC

    How often do you ride? = 3-4x a week

    Style of riding? = XC to aggressive XC and FreeRide

    occupation? = Geekish and all out for fun

    bike you own? = APOLLO HT, SHOGUN HT, GT Avalanche 0.0 was and now Giant FS

    bike you aspire to own? Any FS bike that is good to ride

    fave trail? anywhere nice to ride

    fave city... why? (controversial!) anywhere nice

    other sports? any 2 wheels with or without a motor, water sports and any sports that keeps me in shape.

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Brisbane, Qld

    How often do you ride?
    Commute x5
    Trail x3

    Style of riding?
    XC

    occupation?
    IT consultant.......argggh!

    bike you own?
    Giant NRS1

    bike you aspire to own?
    Ellsworth Truth would be sweet

    fave trail?
    Queen Charlotte Walkway, Queen Charlotte Sounds, South Island, NZ

    fave city... why?
    Wellington........cafes, makara trails

    other sports?
    trail running

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    Goodaye sp00kme

    Did you happen to go to NZ with Pete Creagh of Bushranger bikes?

    Did that in Nov 03 - Redwoods in Rotorua through to Makara Peak in Wellington.

    Mate, those Kiwi's have really got the MTB scene sussed out.

    If it wasn't for the accent - i'd move there!!

    cheers,

    jawry

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    Where you live? Victoria, Melbourne, Bentleigh
    How often do you ride? 6 days, 5 commuting, 1 riding where-ever the fark i want

    Style of riding? Singlespeed, like a spaz, commuting, etc, etc, etc

    occupation?Work for a big bad oil company

    bike you own?Kona Fire Mountain (converted into single speed), Surly 1x1, On-One geared, Mosh bagley 4 star, Custom road bike Ciombola,

    bike you aspire to own? Buying a 2005 Kona stincky, want a Turner

    fave trail? Bugged if i know

    fave city... why? Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. A city totally insane and geared to bicycles as a form of transport.

    other sports? Don't have time or care (wanking if thats a sport)
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    Where you live? Victoria, Melbourne, Mill Park

    How often do you ride? Weekends only until i get a holiday.

    Style of riding? Cross Country

    occupation? Working for a Bank

    bike you own? Specialized Stumpjumper FSR '03, Fox Vanilla Fork, thompson post, ritchey wcs stem, selle slr, answer carbon risers, eggbeaters etc etc

    bike you aspire to own? happy with my current rig.

    fave trail? Bluelake area in melbourne

    fave city... Have only lived in melb, has served me well so far

    other sports? nein

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Orange, NSW

    How often do you ride?
    Every day!

    Style of riding?
    Urban and singletrack

    occupation?
    Health

    bike you own?
    98 GT hardtail and I recently picked up a Norco rage both aluminium.

    bike you aspire to own?
    I like the top end scotts and Norco's.

    fave trail?
    single track around Mt Canobolas (near Orange) Love the tracks up in the Blue MTNs (check the link below)
    http://members.iinet.net.au/~fathers/mtb.htm

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Sydney. Born in the Nulla (Cronulla) and have many friends there

    other sports?
    not really MTB does it for me

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Balmain, Sydney

    How often do you ride?
    3 or 4 times a week

    Style of riding?
    Trail and commuting

    bike you own?
    2000 Intense Tracer
    Rockshox Psylo Race
    CK Headset
    Hope Bulb hubs on Mavic 223
    Shimano XT Disc brakes
    Sram X9 rear derailleur
    Sram X7 shifters
    Shimano XT front derailleur
    Shimano XT cranks
    Thomson seatpost and stem
    Easton AE70 bars
    Selle Italia Flite seat
    Continental vertical pro tyres converted to tubeless with stans
    ODI ruffian grips
    Wipperman chain
    Sram cassette

    bike you aspire to own?
    Working that out at the moment - Intense 5.5?

    fave trail?
    Really liking Lucas Heights at the moment

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Sydney

    other sports?

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Mt Evelyn, Melbourne, Victoria

    How often do you ride?
    Not often enough, preferably 2-3 times a week 20-30 km rides, but ATM I only get to go on Saturdays, roll on daylight savings and dry tracks.

    Style of riding?
    XC to aggressive XC

    occupation?
    Trucky

    bike you own?
    Raceline EXT Expert duallie. 90mm rear travel - x-fusion 02 Pro air shock.
    psylo xc u turns
    deore hydros
    mavic x223 rims
    hot S tyres
    mix of XT, LX

    bike you aspire to own?
    Ellsworth ID, Yeti ASX 575, Intense Spyder, Rocky Mountain ETSX - 70
    More realistically a VT2.

    fave trails?
    Lysterfield in general. My Wonga Park - Warrandyte circuit. Kurth Kiln park. Silvan/Dandenongs.

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Melbourne - because I know where the tracks are.

    other sports?
    Umm... Mountain biking.

    P.S. Low_Rider, is there much good riding around Devonport? I have family in Leith and Gunns Plains.

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    wollongong NSW

    How often do you ride?
    a couple of times a week

    Style of riding?
    xc / trail

    occupation?
    labouerer / mr mum

    bike you own?
    Giant vt3

    bike you aspire to own?
    giant vt1

    fave trail?
    brokers nose

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    woonona cause i live there

    other sports?
    none but do enjoy watching them hehe
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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Currently Prague, Czech republic - Previously Canberra

    How often do you ride?
    Pretty much every day

    Style of riding?
    Road, Cross, XC

    occupation?
    'nutha number crunching corporate slave

    bike you own?
    Billato roadie which has many guises

    bike you aspire to own?
    Soon - On-One Inbred 29er
    Dreamin' - Moots MootoX

    fave trail?
    Have to be pre-fire Stromlo forest in Canberra
    Some lovely riding in the Beskydy, North Moravia, Czech Rep.

    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    Canberra, see above

    other sports?
    XC skiing, golf, cricket, running, hiking.....

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)

    Perth, Western Australia

    How often do you ride?

    about 4-5 days a week depending on weather and uni timetable

    Style of riding?

    Urban Assault mainly.. dont get time to go offroad

    Occupation?

    3rd year uni bum

    Bike you own?

    03 haro escape frame
    '04 rockshox psylo xc
    DICE whiplash disk brakes
    Truvativ husselfet stem
    Maxxis holyroller 26x2.4 inch
    WTB dual duty rims
    Deore hubs
    Mix of LX and Deore bits
    DMR v8 pedals
    Titec Hellbent bar

    Bike you aspire to own?


    Intense m1 fully kitted out for my downhill bike
    urban bike would be a custom specialized P frame

    Fave trail?
    dont have any faves, just generally riding around. lots of stairs, drops, riding in evening when the cars dont try to turn me into road kill. :P

    Other sports?


    what you mean there are other sports!??!?!
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    My brand new wheels

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)

    Perth, Western Australia

    How often do you ride?

    not enough

    Style of riding?

    just starting... freeride, Dj...

    Occupation?

    High school student

    Bike you own?

    Specialized Big hit comp 03

    - all stock xcept:
    dabomb wide bars, Odi lock-on grips, Truvativ Gigapipe B/B, Truvativ Chain Device, DMR V8 Pedals

    and i also have a crappy Mongoose Pro Ald, all stock too, but with zokes (fake brand ..) tripple clamp forks

    Bike you aspire to own?

    Big hit Dh.. they so pretty

    Fave trail?

    new to the sport, like bought my bike and it hasn't even arrived new... but have always luved doin stairs and like 3 ft drops on my Mongoose, lookin to get a bit more serious...

    Other sports?

    soccer... tennis... swim... surf....
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    Hey mtbwannabe!

    nice looking bike you got there! just wondering whether you do any urban riding around the city or anywhere else?
    also what do you think of your rims? i was thinking of changing to sun rims but cant decide between the single tracks or the rhinolites..

    anyway have fun wit the bike. looks great!

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    Hmmmm... I had a pair of single crown *zokes* on one of my old bikes at one stage... actually not a bad fork when setup, but needed a set of decent seals badly, one ride in the wet (pretty heavy ride at that) and water would find it's way inside and lock the fork out. Easy to service though, it was just a pair of cartridges with the dampner rods bolted to the bottom of the sliders. It was also a pain in that compression dampening was adjusted with a regular valave fitting, but the air spring was a horrible rubber valve like a football.....

    The worst thing though was then name "Whohaa" or something....... Not a bad fork all up, but as you said, definiately not something speccy.......

    Cheers, Dave

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    Roll call stuff

    Where you live? Wollongong

    How often do you ride? Every day at least 2 hours

    Style of riding? Commuting + Trails & cruising + xc racing soon

    occupation? Chemistry PhD student

    bike you own? 2005 Giant XTC 2: Large frame, SRAM X9 rd,
    x9 shifters, XT fd, manitou skareb comp fork, hayes hydros,
    easton bar, stem and seat post.

    bike you aspire to own? Happy with this beast

    fave trail? Mt Keira (all of it)

    fave city... why? Queenstown, just amazing

    other sports? Running (half marathons etc), soccer, cricket, swimming


    Does anybody out there have a skareb comp on there bike? and if so
    can you make any other adjustments apart from rebound on the move.
    Because it is to active when riding on road (particularly uphill, no lockout)
    even when rebound is max. Can deal with it though by staying seated
    when climbing.
    Cheers
    Awesome fun off road

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    Hey Chookie!

    Is your bike red, yellow and black? If so I think I saw you riding up the sealed rd on mt keira a couple of saturdays ago. I was on holidays at the time. My fave bit of track at mt keira is the bit 2-3 k? from a pylon to the moto x track. Awesome!

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    Hey hud,
    my bikes all black with white and chrome stickering. only got it last week. so probably wasn't me u saw up keira. old bike was an avanti hammer but it got stolen a couple of weeks ago. bugger. give us a yell next time ur out this way. show u some awesome trails. have u seen the jump track?

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    ... and if we just ...

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)

    Sydney

    How often do you ride?

    sadly only about once a week on dirt, twice more on road

    Style of riding?

    XC & Centennial Park Ranger-cross

    Occupation?

    just another IT guy...

    Bike you own?

    stock 2001 Cannondale F700, soon to be put out to pasture

    Bike you aspire to own?

    Would like to join the church of our lady Santa Cruz but the missus doesn't see that fitting into out financial plans. So lookin for similar bang out of a Mountain Cycle Zen or possibly a Kona King Kikapu.

    Fave trail?
    Good old Oakes, Manly Dam, and the mecca - NZ!

    Other sports?
    Forget about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jawry
    Did you happen to go to NZ with Pete Creagh of Bushranger bikes?

    Did that in Nov 03 - Redwoods in Rotorua through to Makara Peak in Wellington.

    Mate, those Kiwi's have really got the MTB scene sussed out.

    If it wasn't for the accent - i'd move there!!

    cheers,

    jawry
    hey jawry, nah i used to live in wellington.........yeah I got the accent, but now I live in Aus.

    The mtb is wicked in nz eh, makara was my local trails which was awesome and we rode redwoods in rotorua whenever we got the chance.
    I'm heading back for the karapoti race next year.

    i'm still laughing about your comment on the accent.

    L8rs
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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state)
    Geelong, victoria

    How often do you ride?

    everyday

    Style of riding?
    bit of everything
    occupation?

    bike you own?

    bike you aspire to own?

    fave trail?
    Buller
    fave city... why? (controversial!)
    dunno, geelong is good...
    other sports?
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    - Where you live? (suburb, city, state)

    Perth, WA

    - How often do you ride?

    Most days, commuting to work and weekend rides

    - Style of riding?

    Still working on that, informal XC/Trail, tame Urban.

    - occupation?

    Mining, Lab machine operator

    - bike you own?

    Just got a Giant VT3

    - bike you aspire to own?

    My VT quenched any bike lust I had. A nice lightweight SS hardtail would be cool.

    - fave trail?

    Don't have a fav yet.

    - fave city... why? (controversial!)

    Melbourne... Cool people with a Euro feel to the place.

    - other sports?

    Donít go much for sport as a rule

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    Where you live? (suburb, city, state) McKellar, Canberra, ACT

    How often do you ride? 2-3 times per week depending on my wife's shifts! ( Kids to be dropped at school vs Bike commute!) Sat - go the single track.

    Style of riding? XC, 24hr and commuting

    occupation? Maths teacher - mid-life career change - shock!

    bike you own? Giant 2005 NRS2 - and loving every minute of it.

    bike you aspire to own? Bought it 3 months ago - better not think about the next one yet!

    fave trail? Mt Majura - all of the fun single track here.

    fave city... why? (controversial!) Canberra - We get to ride on the footpaths! All the bike paths and pavements are shared use with the pedestrians...and they move out of the way with a smile!

    other sports? Just sold my climbing rack - so not any more!

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    OK I've been squatting for long enough, better introduce myself...

    Where you live? (suburb, city, state):

    Scullin, Canberra, ACT. At the moment of writing I am currently living in Paris, France. A temporary disturbance. Look forward to returning to Canberra and my bikes !

    How often do you ride?

    every day when I'm with my bikes. Except for rain and work, nothing stops me !

    Style of riding?

    Tricky one, I started MTBing at age 14 on a diamond back Sorrento (rigid, 21 speed), riding the trails around the family farm. Loved it. When I outgrew the 16" frame I bought a mongoose DX6.7 hardtail with RS indy C forks and STX 7speed running gear. Loved it. Came to be interested in trials, "rigidified" the indy C by replacing elastomers with 3/4" polypipe, and went at it. Bought myself a dedicated Trials bike, 20" Raceline, and re-mtb'd the mongoose. Time passes and I continued to ride trials primarily, before getting back into MTB on the mongoose fairly strongly. Now trials is still my primary thing, but I love messing around on the trails on my rigid mongoose, now with zero stock parts. Have just bought myself a French hardtail frame, and will see to building that up into a nice XC/trail bike upon return. Mongoose will be a rigid SS frame for casual trails, commuting, whatever.

    That was a bit long...sorry...

    occupation?

    Student, third year Psychology at ANU.

    bike you own?

    Mongoose hardtail is still kicking, I just can't kill the thing, StreakX RCZ "Kinesium" hardtail (being built, looking to be Manitou Black fork, King ISO hubs, Marta brakes, Rhyno lites, Middleburn rs7 duo 29/42 crankset), Decathlon 7.1 Road Bike (Sora gear, for fitness, commuting, not very fun at all), Echo Pure 26" trials bike w/King/Roox hubs, HS33 rear, middleburn rs7 trials cranks, Planet X fork, Echo bar and stem (waiting for a new, wider BB before I change the frame over to a BT5.0 www.btaustralia.tk and V-brakes on the back).

    bike you aspire to own?

    Moots Ti hardtail, most likely an SS w/eccentric BB. Maybe a Thylacine. Support the (relatively) local guys and all that. I have my dream trials bike, not many can say that :-)

    fave trail?

    my favourite "trail" trail is Majura, definitely, love it there. Favourite ride spots are Hawker rocks (Canberra nature park, see www.canberratrials.com > other > riding locations for the best trials in canberra) and John Knight park, Belconnen.

    fave city... why? (controversial!)

    Canberra ! I'm a country boy at heart so big cities don't become me. I love Canberra because it's not REALLY a city by city standards...yet has everything you need. Having bush and trees everywhere is something I'm constantly appreciative of. As far as real cities go, I'd have to say Amsterdam, Netherlands because of the laid back vibe and open-mindedness of the place !

    other sports?

    Have taken up bouldering while in France (what with Fontainebleau a forty minute train ride away and all :-) and will most likely continue that in Australia...other than that nothing.

    pleased t'meet'y'all



    I'd wave but I'm busy in the pic. Apologies for the huge post.

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