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Old 03-16-04, 01:39 AM   #1
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what are you riding?

IM riding a raleigh RD1100 8speed,10kg*s,
a good bike for on the road,
and for off road a kurrahara mtb speed 21.
I accually road the kurrahara on road for 3
years,then bought the road bike, now the
mtb has a nick name the brick {red and heavy**.
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Old 03-16-04, 07:48 AM   #2
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welcome to the forums cyclist2.. there is an existing "what are riding" sticky thread.. you can see tons of pics and descriptions, of bikes, forum members ride...

anyway, currently i ride a custom made CrMo frame w/ 105/ultegra gruppo... and a pollini XC MTB w/ LX gruppo..
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Old 03-18-04, 03:08 AM   #3
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hello demax, this time of year to hot for mtb riding,{40deg** ,in a month will be much more satisfingriding, there are mtb tracks close ,to the city of perth.
tracks for the afternoon or treking up to a week,with camping shelters along the track.
in the mean time i ride zeus up to 100k*s a week
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Old 04-06-04, 09:31 PM   #4
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welcome to the forums cyclist2.. there is an existing "what are riding" sticky thread.. you can see tons of pics and descriptions, of bikes, forum members ride...

anyway, currently i ride a custom made CrMo frame w/ 105/ultegra gruppo... and a pollini XC MTB w/ LX gruppo..
Yes great to see other brands, makes of bikes we dont get here in OZ.MY Nov 2003 off the shelf zeus RD1100 is made by Raleigh, Shimano sora 12to21t transmission, tekrta brakes, double walled allex rims, 700x23 tires,alloy frame, flight deck controls, cats eye speedo and rear light, head light.Clocked 3236km*s so far.
Also own a Kuharra 26"MTB alloy frame.

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IM riding a raleigh RD1100 8speed,10kg*s,
a good bike for on the road,
and for off road a kurrahara mtb speed 21.
I accually road the kurrahara on road for 3
years,then bought the road bike, now the
mtb has a nick name the brick {red and heavy**.
It doesn't matter what you ride, providing you keep riding. One of the problems that I have come across is that I try to get newcomers to come out with our group of Mountain bikers, and we keep coming across the same problem, The newcomer feels that his bike will not be good enough. As we point out to them, We all start somewhere, and it is not very often that we find a keen beginner that can afford to buy, or has the inclination to spend a lot of money on what may be a passing hobby.

Providing we can get them out for that first ride, they will stay with us, and gradually upgrade their bike, or buy a suitable bike, not so that will look the part, but so that they can get better involved in this new Hobby.

By the way, I only have 4 bikes 3 year old Bianchi (Upgraded tremendously,) FS920, A 25 year old Road Bianchi, that still needs rebuilding, A 10 year old Kona Exploif, with no upgrades and in stock condition, but kept very well maintained, And the pride of my stable. A Dale MT2000. Off road Mountain Tandem. Triple crown Boxer forks, Hope Big un Hubs with Mavic x729 rims, Hope Mono M4 disc brakes. This is the one I spend my money on, and it is only used OFF road, and very aggressively at that. Hence the reason for doubling the cost of the bike on the upgrades.
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Old 04-08-04, 02:43 AM   #6
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It doesn't matter what you ride, providing you keep riding. One of the problems that I have come across is that I try to get newcomers to come out with our group of Mountain bikers, and we keep coming across the same problem, The newcomer feels that his bike will not be good enough. As we point out to them, We all start somewhere, and it is not very often that we find a keen beginner that can afford to buy, or has the inclination to spend a lot of money on what may be a passing hobby.

Providing we can get them out for that first ride, they will stay with us, and gradually upgrade their bike, or buy a suitable bike, not so that will look the part, but so that they can get better involved in this new Hobby.

By the way, I only have 4 bikes 3 year old Bianchi (Upgraded tremendously,) FS920, A 25 year old Road Bianchi, that still needs rebuilding, A 10 year old Kona Exploif, with no upgrades and in stock condition, but kept very well maintained, And the pride of my stable. A Dale MT2000. Off road Mountain Tandem. Triple crown Boxer forks, Hope Big un Hubs with Mavic x729 rims, Hope Mono M4 disc brakes. This is the one I spend my money on, and it is only used OFF road, and very aggressively at that. Hence the reason for doubling the cost of the bike on the upgrades.
I found that i was ridding on the foot path all the time dangerous and illeegle, Riding a 26" on the main road is scary enough as i live in the city.Thus bying the road bike,lifes a treat on the road now.The mechanic at the LBS is from England and was saying it*s safer in England than on the roads than here.Im riding the mtb off road whenever possible.The mtb is stock no shocks ect,the speedo is handy for distances with maps .Replaced the drive train at 8000km*s .Apparently they wear out quicker arround town.Keep up the good work.
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