Re: Post Your Ride 2018

Postby el_booto on Wed 8th Aug 9:11pm

pushbikerider wrote:Looks great should be a bunch of fun


Was all the fun on Sunday afternoon, felt like being in a paint shaker coming off a 160mm fully but no less confidence inspiring :D
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Re: Post Your Ride 2018

Postby foremannz on Mon 27th Aug 7:10pm

Nearly finished my touring bike! The most obvious thing to note is the Deore crank - I thought it would be the easiest way to get a low gear ratio without using a massive cassette!
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Re: Post Your Ride 2018

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Sat 1st Sep 4:02pm

So to continue from here:

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Found a next gen in the size up, locally to boot.
Instantly felt better in the driveway test being the same reach as my Spitfire.
Have borrowed its stem, brakes, fork and wheels while it gets its annual teardown.

Should be a fun wild ride :thumbsup:
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Re: Post Your Ride 2018

Postby Conners on Sat 1st Sep 6:10pm

Looks like fun :thumbsup:

Chur for the link too, got to relive this wee nugget:
AgrAde wrote:They're referring to how I spent a little while trying to bleed my reverb lever, with zero result.


...Figured out the problem when I pulled the brake lever and my seat went up :lol:


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Re: Post Your Ride 2018

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Sat 1st Sep 9:04pm

Oh don't worry, I've never let him forget it :p
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Re: Post Your Ride 2018

Postby AgrAde on Sun 2nd Sep 12:30am

I wouldn't want to :D
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Re: Post Your Ride 2018

Postby foremannz on Thu 20th Sep 7:10pm

Finished my touring bike - such a cool bike to ride!
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Re: Post Your Ride 2018

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Sun 23rd Sep 3:38pm

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Now I have the other frame back with fresh bearings, the Privee gets its smaller wheels and fork.
Also have a 150mm dropper on it.
It's been a blast riding it though hitting my usual lines has been hilarious and scary at the same time with the back wheel getting bucked into the air or bogged down into the holes.
Have ridden it further in 2 rides than I ever rode the silver one in the year I owned it hehe.
I'll have to see if the wrong dropouts don't make it far too low.
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Re: Post Your Ride 2018

Postby Velocipedestrian on Sun 23rd Sep 7:25pm

Looks like a hooning good time.
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Re: Post Your Ride 2018

Postby pushbikerider on Tue 25th Sep 6:41pm

Bb height looks awesome low

My work mate had one, it looked like such a fun bike,
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Re: Post Your Ride 2018

Postby Tugboat on Mon 5th Nov 7:09pm

After a long wait for it to be built and then make it to this side of the world I finally have my new gravel/adventure bike. Roll on a summer of gravel riding and bike packing adventures.

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Re: Post Your Ride 2018

Postby BrokenKonaRider on Tue 6th Nov 9:22am

I like that bike.
Sliding drop outs for the win. Are those finned brake pads? You must go pretty fast.
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Re: Post Your Ride 2018

Postby Tugboat on Tue 6th Nov 7:45pm

Churr. The dropouts only have two positions, front and rear, which you can change to alter the geometry. Front setting, in combination with an optional road fork, gives a road oriented position and the rear setting (as set up here) gives more clearance for gravel/adventure tyres.

Yup. They are finned calipers, but the fins now come standard with the Ultegra 8070 brakes.
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Re: Post Your Ride 2018

Postby Conners on Sun 2nd Dec 9:44am

Last update for 2018, finally had a chance to install both XT brakes and trim the hoses.
Brakes are a massive improvement on the Juicy 7s, which were getting pretty tired.

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Haven’t quite achieved Grandads axe status, still rocking a few original parts:
- Frame and shock
- Cranks
- Seat
- Seatpost clamp (had upgraded but back to original with dropper)
- Front shifter (modified and using as dropper remote)
- Rear skewer


Fork serviced and pivots checked/lubed, she’s running mint for her 12th summer :butbut: :thumbsup:
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Re: Post Your Ride 2018

Postby Velocipedestrian on Sun 2nd Dec 2:43pm

Rad.
The grown up lego aspect of bikes has been a favourite thing of mine for a long time. Damn the standard changes that make it hard to swap the handle or the blade.

Keeping the axe, and allowing more funds than currently available, what would you change next?
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