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03-14-09, 03:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 726
Posted By Hopper

Some petrol station air pumps have an inflat flat...

Some petrol station air pumps have an inflat flat tyre option. That is what you must not use. If you push that button the pump automatically starts filling the tyre at a very fast rate and doesn't...
03-12-08, 11:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By Hopper

Bike of Calibre

That's right, .243 Racing Hardtail built up for street and DJ.

I'm still tweaking the gear ratio's to find exactly what I want. The most unforunate thing is, I have had the bike for about 2.5...
02-03-08, 11:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,184
Posted By Hopper

Don't talk about things, which from my...

Don't talk about things, which from my perspective, it seems you don't fully know. I could get you some polymer composites that have a very high ultimate strength, but with a low yield strength it...
02-02-08, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By Hopper

I have learnt not to post on forums while very...

I have learnt not to post on forums while very drunk, I got a spanking with the banning stick for 12 hours to sober up on another forum. Too bad for them I had continued drinking throughout those 12...
02-02-08, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By Hopper

In Australia I'd be thinking around the $6500...

In Australia I'd be thinking around the $6500 mark but that could easily go towards the $8000, we get stooged when it comes to bike prices.
01-06-08, 07:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,454
Posted By Hopper

I've crashed into a mud patch that wsa full of...

I've crashed into a mud patch that wsa full of liquified cow patties and pesticides and fertillizer, that got into my mouth, damn face plants.

I've had a bee get into my full face helmet while on...
12-26-07, 11:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By Hopper

Sorry...... HAHAHAHAHA you suck more ass than an...

Sorry...... HAHAHAHAHA you suck more ass than an automated ass sucking machine on national ass sucking day in the land of ass suck


When bunny hopping I crouch down, lift my front wheel up and...
10-08-07, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By Hopper

The first bikes to have suspension only had rear...

The first bikes to have suspension only had rear suspension. I'm talking about bikes from the 1910's or 20's (I don't know the dates, just guessing by the pictures I'm trying to remember)
10-06-07, 11:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,298
Posted By Hopper

I was making a joke about that. The track was...

I was making a joke about that. The track was built in a pine plantation, the one we used last year has had the pine trees cut down for the mill so they made a new one for this year. However...
10-02-07, 12:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,298
Posted By Hopper

What the hel lare you guys talking about.........

What the hel lare you guys talking about...... it's Spring now, you guys must be in some weird land where up is down and it rains from the ground or something.

Weather has been great for riding...
10-02-07, 12:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,981
Posted By Hopper

It does sound like the guy at the store was being...

It does sound like the guy at the store was being a jerk but you should also know that a bike manufacturer reserves the right to make changes to the spec list on bikes they make and sell to the bike...
09-18-07, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By Hopper

Normally the less you pay the more you can get:p

Normally the less you pay the more you can get:p
09-17-07, 02:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 646
Posted By Hopper

Or you could not wash the bike, get a nice...

Or you could not wash the bike, get a nice protective layer of dirt going on it :p. Then when you do get a ding in it, let the dirt build back up and no one will ever know.
09-16-07, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 646
Posted By Hopper

M3 make a good clear tapethat you can buy in...

M3 make a good clear tapethat you can buy in sheets, it is about .5mm thick. They also make a more durable one which is supposedly designed to be put on Helicopter rotors (I have no idea if this ais...
08-26-07, 12:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 840
Posted By Hopper

Yep, couple of my mates do, I have on occasion...

Yep, couple of my mates do, I have on occasion but it depends on the type of track and I have a pretty loose cornering style, I get a fair bit of slip going so being clipped in freaks me a bit, I'm...
07-26-07, 10:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 968
Posted By Hopper

Wait wait wait....... there's a 4:45 in the...

Wait wait wait....... there's a 4:45 in the morning now? I thought there was only one 4:45 a day, Jesus what else have I wmissed out on?
Forum: Foo
06-20-07, 03:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,372
Posted By Hopper

When you say a case I am assuming you are meaning...

When you say a case I am assuming you are meaning a carton of 24? The reason I am confused is that if that is the case, then I am getting absolutely ripped down here in Australia. I hope you are...
06-20-07, 01:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By Hopper

Why do you carry spare rim tape? I'm assuming...

Why do you carry spare rim tape? I'm assuming you're talking about the rim strip you put on the rim over the nipple holes to protect the tube. It just seems an odd thing to bring with you.
06-20-07, 01:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,030
Posted By Hopper

keep your body loose, don't death grip the handle...

keep your body loose, don't death grip the handle bars and lean back. You can use front breaks, but unlike on flat ground they will not be your primary brake.
06-18-07, 03:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,407
Posted By Hopper

Best response ever:D

Best response ever:D
06-18-07, 02:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,647
Posted By Hopper

8 inch hydro front and rear is where it's at :p ...

8 inch hydro front and rear is where it's at :p

I'm biased because I use my bike for DH but hydro brakes put more power into the caliper for force pressed on the brake lever due to the principals...
06-12-07, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By Hopper

If you can try to get Hilltop Hoods-Recapturing...

If you can try to get Hilltop Hoods-Recapturing the Vibe Restrung.

Their restrung album of the Hardroad is absolutley insane, Aussie Hip-Hop backed by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra=Awsome. I'm...
06-12-07, 11:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By Hopper

You lucky bastard. I have a mate who is in...

You lucky bastard. I have a mate who is in Squamish now doing a GAP year working for a camp. He has taken up riding now and I am jealous of him. To make things worse there is also a bunch of guys...
06-12-07, 11:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,591
Posted By Hopper

Try to get yourself a use Ironhorse Kumicho (sp)...

Try to get yourself a use Ironhorse Kumicho (sp) DH possibly a Type R if you can. These are inexpensive bikes that are actually a really nice ride and can do quite well. Second hand Kona's, you...
06-10-07, 02:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 463
Posted By Hopper

Doing engineering at uni, my lecturer always...

Doing engineering at uni, my lecturer always warns me that builders get quite peeved when you give them dimensions with the accuracy being greater than a mil. Don't they understand, us engineers like...
06-08-07, 02:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 677
Posted By Hopper

I'd probably go the Fox, it is a better quality...

I'd probably go the Fox, it is a better quality ride in my opinion. I don't really have any experience in many Marzocchi forks other than Jnr T's, Super T's, 888's, 66's and Dirt Jumpers. So I can't...
06-08-07, 02:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By Hopper

I run moto, why? Because it is the standard brake...

I run moto, why? Because it is the standard brake set up in Australia.

Moto is when the front brake is modulated by the right hand and the rear by the left.

Also potentially you have 100%...
06-04-07, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By Hopper

I would probably have two different types of...

I would probably have two different types of suspension for the fact Iwould have two totally different types of bikes.

One would be a DH rig and I couldn't narrow it down. Most likely would be a...
06-04-07, 03:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,940
Posted By Hopper

Definately isn't a great thing but in some...

Definately isn't a great thing but in some situations you are going to hit a tree, it is unavoidable. I'm not saying go out of your way to hug the tree but if you know you will hit one, this method...
06-03-07, 08:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,940
Posted By Hopper

Just try to keep the momentum going as you hit...

Just try to keep the momentum going as you hit the ground. The amount fo force that goes into your body is proportional to the loss of momentum. I have become quite good at crashing, can tell you wha...
05-19-07, 01:55 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,187
Posted By Hopper

Here's mine (well actually dads but he hasn't...

Here's mine (well actually dads but he hasn't ridden it for years). I probably put a couple hundred km's on it a year. Last holidays I put around 400km's on her. She is doing well and there are none...
05-18-07, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,221
Posted By Hopper

Using that logic I should strip my bike and paint...

Using that logic I should strip my bike and paint it a single colour, get rid of all logos, sand off all the logos on the componentry etc. Then you can't wear any clothing with any label on it...
05-18-07, 05:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 528
Posted By Hopper

I have, two on DH bike, two on commuter, two on...

I have, two on DH bike, two on commuter, two on roadie, a pair of racing tyres for my DH, and a beater tyre for the rear of my DH (very worn High Roller) I use this if I want to just have fun and...
05-17-07, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,221
Posted By Hopper

You can't just buy them. It's not hard to do a...

You can't just buy them. It's not hard to do a home job one though, my mate did it with his skate lid. I honestly don't really like the idea though. It just cries out "look at me i ams teh bestest"....
05-16-07, 02:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 217
Posted By Hopper

Vouilloz, is there anything he can't do?

It's not everyone who has the potential to be a world DH champion and it's not everyone who has the ability to race Rally competitively in an international series, but it seems Nico can do both.
...
05-16-07, 02:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By Hopper

I'd probably ask on www.farkin.net That is an...

I'd probably ask on www.farkin.net That is an Australian based MTB site, there is a forums section with over 10,000 users. Pretty much all MTB clubs in Australia are represented on it, quite often by...
05-15-07, 06:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,098
Posted By Hopper

Wear a helmet hmmmkay

http://www.madison.com/images/articles/tct/2007/05/12/45019.jpg

http://www.madison.com/tct/news/index.php?ntid=133934

To cut a long story short, this guys head was ran over by a van, all he got...
05-15-07, 02:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 769
Posted By Hopper

Ride up to the drop at the right speed, get your...

Ride up to the drop at the right speed, get your arse over the back of the bike and just ride off. No need to pull up, just weight the back of the bike so you travel through the air level. either...
05-15-07, 01:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,116
Posted By Hopper

Well the guy who stole my old bike did it when it...

Well the guy who stole my old bike did it when it when it had no front wheel and I was getting one built at the LBS....... He must have been the whjeelie and manual king!
05-14-07, 03:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,116
Posted By Hopper

The original build spec was mostly to my...

The original build spec was mostly to my direction so not much needed to be changed. These are things I did after buying (haven't included stuff that was changed due to wear/breakage)
ODI Ruffian MX...
05-14-07, 12:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,355
Posted By Hopper

I was drinking all friday, all you could drink...

I was drinking all friday, all you could drink Engineers BBQ at uni starting at midday, then after that went to a mates 18th (Prob like a 21st in USA, 18 is legal age limit here). Got home at 2 in...
05-13-07, 04:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By Hopper

I use this same method. But I do have a racing...

I use this same method. But I do have a racing set of tyres which are Minnion DHR ST on the rear and a High Roller ST on the front.
Forum: Foo
05-08-07, 01:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,414
Posted By Hopper

They need to learn to work for themselves. Why...

They need to learn to work for themselves. Why should it be "ok" ( I know your not saying to let them off totally) at the start but then later in life you get crucified for it? If they don't do it in...
Forum: Foo
05-08-07, 12:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,414
Posted By Hopper

In South Australia, the High School certificate...

In South Australia, the High School certificate is run by a body called SSABSA. Our school policy on plagerism was, if any was found that assaignmnet was an automatic zero and you were referred to...
05-07-07, 11:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By Hopper

The new generation rear shocks can take a bob...

The new generation rear shocks can take a bob prone design and make it just as good (pedalling efficency wise) to any other design. Still some designs like a high pivot single pivot will have pedal...
05-07-07, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 872
Posted By Hopper

Chains, cogs etc metho is very good, but make...

Chains, cogs etc metho is very good, but make sure to lube it up afterwards.

What I do is use car wash on the bike, a degreaser from local hardware store and then lube it up when I'm done. As for...
05-01-07, 02:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By Hopper

Best tip I can give you is to look at your hub...

Best tip I can give you is to look at your hub throughout the spin. If you look at your hub, you will turn your shoulders and will then turn your hips, the bike will follow your hips.
Forum: Foo
04-26-07, 12:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 731
Posted By Hopper

Holy crap, that scares me. The second entry for...

Holy crap, that scares me. The second entry for my full name came up with a website. My name was under the name of Nicoles brother. The scary thing is my sisters name IS Nicole...

The first hit...
Forum: Foo
04-25-07, 11:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,635
Posted By Hopper

I was starting to get confused with this thread...

I was starting to get confused with this thread when people mentioned Funnel Spiders, Ithought that looked nothing like one. I have come to the conclusion I am thinking of ssomething completely...
Forum: Foo
04-25-07, 12:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By Hopper

To all the Aussies and Kiwi's happy ANZAC Day

Just thought I'd wish everyone a happy ANZAC day, even the non Aussie and Kiwis.

For those who don't know, ANZAC day is celebrated on the 25th of April every year in Australia and New Zealand to...
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