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04-21-15, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By cyclops

Any hole will effect the strength of the frame,...

Any hole will effect the strength of the frame, the question is will it effect it significantly. I don't know your frame so when you talk about a diagonal I can't picture that. However a hole of that...
02-26-14, 01:54 AM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,391,742
Posted By cyclops

And here's the latest on my 1993 Iguana commuter...

And here's the latest on my 1993 Iguana commuter rig, another challenge for the local bike thieves hence the locks - Note head badge:D
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02-26-14, 12:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By cyclops

It turned out to be moot point. When I inspected...

It turned out to be moot point. When I inspected the chainrings minus dirt and plus glasses the chainrings were buggered so I went all ninespeed with the crankset and cluster.
02-25-14, 11:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,576
Posted By cyclops

And my latest commuter for the local bike thieves...

And my latest commuter for the local bike thieves to come and flog, hence the locks. Rattle can. Note the head badge.:D (Cries of Wanker! Wanker!)

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02-25-14, 10:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,576
Posted By cyclops

A roadie I redid for my wife, found in a rubbish...

A roadie I redid for my wife, found in a rubbish pile covered in 105. The sticker on the head tube is her family crest.

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02-18-14, 06:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,445
Posted By cyclops

Really? There are swathes of the earths surface...

Really? There are swathes of the earths surface populated by mtb riders where it never snows. You could ride it in sand I guess but why?
02-10-14, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By cyclops

Cool, Thanks guys, problem solved. Cheapness...

Cool,

Thanks guys, problem solved. Cheapness commenced.
02-09-14, 01:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By cyclops

Thanks for the Info!

Thanks for the Info!
02-07-14, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By cyclops

8 speed and 9 speed compatbility question.

Hi Guys,

Just trying to cheap out on a build, can I run an eight speed chain through a nine speed LX front deurailler and 9 (?) speed Saint rear?. That way I can use my eight speed cluster and...
02-07-14, 07:55 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 61,575
Posted By cyclops

Is there any potential my cantis could go the...

Is there any potential my cantis could go the same way as the flaming cheese?

How long should I cook them before consumption?

(The cantis - not the cheese)
01-14-14, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,325
Posted By cyclops

Damn man, how nice to see that word used. ...

Damn man, how nice to see that word used.


Nitanium? Sounds like a portmanteau of "not titanium,"
01-08-14, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By cyclops

Ahh... Yeah, I had to take my glasses off but I...

Ahh... Yeah, I had to take my glasses off but I see what you mean, *****ty.

I never noticed that before, so not only a popular solo recreational activity but regular as well. I need to get out more.
01-08-14, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By cyclops

LBD's ?

LBD's ?
01-08-14, 02:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By cyclops

358650 You may not know it but you want one,...

358650 You may not know it but you want one, assuming you want razor sharp handling and awesome responsiveness that is. :love:

http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv223/jmitting/DSCF0067.jpg...
01-07-14, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By cyclops

3lbs/ft, no less...

3lbs/ft, no less...
01-07-14, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By cyclops

A tale of two frames; 1: A Carrera Katalyst,...

A tale of two frames;

1: A Carrera Katalyst, about 1990 ish, strong, very heavy, - I think it was made from water pipe, slow - road based geometry; a function of its era.

2: A Giant Iguana'...
12-31-13, 07:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,257
Posted By cyclops

Nice bike - enjoy. I never realised you were...

Nice bike - enjoy.

I never realised you were cool D :D
12-03-13, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By cyclops

Don't get me wrong, I love high end tech but I...

Don't get me wrong, I love high end tech but I cant justify it for my skill/ability level so "classics" and home builds is where I live. Plus I enjoy the building and coaxing something unique out of...
12-03-13, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By cyclops

Meh, nobody loves it. In itself there's no way...

Meh, nobody loves it. In itself there's no way it's rare, but it is increasingly rare to find one so unmolested.

But the court of public opinion has spoken, off with its bits! It's going to make...
12-03-13, 03:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By cyclops

Should I let this be?

I bought this a few days ago and posted in "post your rigs" as you do.

http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv223/jmitting/DSCF0276_zps975d0610.jpg...
11-28-13, 03:57 AM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,391,742
Posted By cyclops

New (to me) bike! 1993? done about 10-20 hrs I'd...

New (to me) bike! 1993? done about 10-20 hrs I'd say.
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv223/jmitting/DSCF0276_zps975d0610.jpg...
11-27-13, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By cyclops

My choice

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/RST-First-29-Mountain-Bike-Disc-Remote-Lock-Fork-1-1-8-29erx120mm-/161100298303?pt=AU_Sport_Cycling_Parts&hash=item258253783f


I don't know the 29'r but the 26 is a...
11-26-13, 12:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,334
Posted By cyclops

I'm going to have to get one when they get Aus....

I'm going to have to get one when they get Aus. Looks perfect for beach and big sand.

47lbs! thats nearly two Voodoos!
11-01-13, 02:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By cyclops

Thanks Ed, Zephyr. Currently it has a 2012?...

Thanks Ed, Zephyr.

Currently it has a 2012? Marzocchi DJ 1 on it. but for the last couple years I have'nt been able do uphill real well due to a deteriorating knee. So I thought I might put...
10-28-13, 03:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By cyclops

So..whaddyareckon? Can my 08 Komodo handle a 160mm travel front end?

Hi! to all those still here. Its like the thread said, can an 08 Komodo handle 160mm of travel or is it too much?
05-06-13, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By cyclops

I love it when these threads resurface, you can...

I love it when these threads resurface, you can see how the personalities grow and change and... oh crap did I say that *****?
01-26-13, 09:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,296
Posted By cyclops

Dunno, $150 may be high. Have a look at the wear...

Dunno, $150 may be high. Have a look at the wear on the cassette and chain rings.

Looks like your going to learn all about bikes real soon...
01-26-13, 01:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By cyclops

Guy, There are least two threads on the...

Guy,

There are least two threads on the first page that cover this ground, three if you count D-minors asking what advice he should ask for.
01-22-13, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By cyclops

Two jars of jellybeans.:D

Two jars of jellybeans.:D
01-21-13, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,499
Posted By cyclops

or theis this sort of thing ...

or theis this sort of thing

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/New-MOSSO-Aluminum-Rigid-MTB-Straight-Fork-Black-/220774740556?pt=AU_Sport_Cycling_Parts&hash=item336733324c
01-21-13, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,499
Posted By cyclops

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/RST-First-30-Mountain-B...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/RST-First-30-Mountain-Bike-Disc-Remote-Lockout-Air-Fork-1-1-8-26-x100mm-/150909161654?pt=AU_Sport_Cycling_Parts&hash=item2322e310b6

A much better fork than their rep...
01-20-13, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 963
Posted By cyclops

Dont know about the lockout but ifits cold (< 0...

Dont know about the lockout but ifits cold (< 0 deg) where you are the elastomers may be very rigid. The knobs on the top of cheap RST's are usually pre-load and dont do a hell of a lot anyway. Could...
01-19-13, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By cyclops

Sounds nice guy. But if all your going to do is...

Sounds nice guy. But if all your going to do is "lite trail use and easy ridding" then its 300% more bike and complexity than you need. Shop around for a good used hardtail. Specialised Trek Giant...
12-02-12, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By cyclops

Jensons, mostly becuase their shipping to Aus is...

Jensons, mostly becuase their shipping to Aus is the best of the contenders.
11-25-12, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,248
Posted By cyclops

C'mon, your teasing us aren't you? Mate, if...

C'mon, your teasing us aren't you?

Mate, if thats for real then dust it, lube it, check the tyres for cracks when you pump them up and ride it.

And take a couple spare tubes with you.
11-25-12, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,391,742
Posted By cyclops

Last one! No more builds after this. This one is...

Last one! No more builds after this. This one is to replace the stolen bmx of number threes, he's our quality control guy hence the tougher build than the Voodoo.

Frame is a Spank smoke, the...
11-05-12, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,391,742
Posted By cyclops

Just finished number two sons new ride....

Just finished number two sons new ride. Replacement for the bmx that got stolen along with number threes bmx, wifes cannondale and my e-frame commuter.

Frame is a Voodoo Hoodoo, drivetrain is all...
11-04-12, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By cyclops

If you've been using it as intended then, yes...

If you've been using it as intended then, yes those components probably are shot. 11 years is a good run out of parts and a bike. I do my own and my family's builds and its rarely if ever cheaper...
11-03-12, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By cyclops

It looks like a basic entry level MTB. At that...

It looks like a basic entry level MTB. At that price it would need to be in excellent condition with no evidence of abuse or over reaching its abilities. Look for any scratching of the finish, dings...
11-02-12, 11:53 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,521
Posted By cyclops

Booyah! I remenber those, you could only get them...

Booyah! I remenber those, you could only get them on the rears because they were so amazingly powerful you could flip it if you jammed on the fronts!
11-02-12, 08:03 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,521
Posted By cyclops

Dude! We can has retro thred? I like discs...

Dude! We can has retro thred? I like discs becacause they stop better, hydros especially because they use less finger effort and give more control. You dont have to like them, and I dont have to...
10-31-12, 07:58 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,521
Posted By cyclops

You guys rock! I go away, I come back, it's all...

You guys rock! I go away, I come back, it's all still on. As entertainment goes this up there with South Park and the Simpsons for consistency and quality. D, good to see your still at it.

Retro -...
11-28-11, 04:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 798
Posted By cyclops

Good idea! why didn't I see this. I prefer long...

Good idea! why didn't I see this. I prefer long sleeves but its hard to find them in a loose fit and lightweight fabric. Genius!

Op, Bike (critical to your riding success) Helmet (critical to...
11-28-11, 04:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By cyclops

Ur, Limbo dancing and 'That' girl?

Ur, Limbo dancing and 'That' girl?
11-28-11, 04:19 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,658
Posted By cyclops

228603 Its a razor.

228603 Its a razor.
11-28-11, 03:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,847
Posted By cyclops

Hell, I have a permanent ebay search set on "6...

Hell, I have a permanent ebay search set on "6 speed"
11-09-11, 03:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,268
Posted By cyclops

Dudes, I had an epiphany, we're are all wrong and...

Dudes, I had an epiphany, we're are all wrong and at the same time we're all right too. Your right, your model probably isn't that far out that two tyres of identical construction, bar width, would...
11-08-11, 03:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 837
Posted By cyclops

As a rule of thumb, - buy the best you can...

As a rule of thumb, - buy the best you can afford.

80mm forks will be found on ebay. I turned up a set of works SIDs from the 90's some months ago, 60mm travel I think.
11-08-11, 08:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,268
Posted By cyclops

"The force is what determines how large the area...

"The force is what determines how large the area of the contact patch is, if those forces remain the same, then the area must remain the same."

Right there is where I think your model is flawed....
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