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    eBay/Paypal Concern

    cash only!
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    Ho hum... another cracked rear triangle!

    ok I see, ... alloy would have bent, carbon crack. that's not a design fault more high side impact - yeah can't do much about that. you've got to take risks and have fun and sometimes this happens. its worth having a back up bike and keep this baby for show rides.
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    Ho hum... another cracked rear triangle!

    can't see many failures on forums mtbr just this one.
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    Ho hum... another cracked rear triangle!

    not good. have you got a picture of the broken part? would be interesting to see where it failed.
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    Sam Hill's 2018 Mega is for sale...$5,000

    yep ..... as you roll up to the trial head on your first ride.
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    Ayups users please.

    ayups, they simply aren't bright enough anymore, weather mine have faded or the current lights are just super bright, dunno. I use rockbro now. 2 of these light up the darkest trails - usb rechargable, run time on high 1 hour. you also need light penetration when other commuters approach...
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    Anyone ridden Forrest in Vic?

    you want xc bikes and fitness. yes red carpet climb up from the reservoir on track 2 you could ride up further on the dirt road and go through to the quarry descent that then joins red carpet, that's really your only long mtb descent. beyond that its all rolling up and down, some tight...
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    Mount Buller new EPIC trail

    if it aren't too wet or cold you can go to tbj junction cafe (mt stirling road) and start your ride from there, its around 20ks back to Mirimbah and of course you still have some nice climbing that means you earn the descent. If you park at tbj you can ride back to there after epic on dirt...
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    Mount Buller new EPIC trail

    rode epic last weekend, still one of the best technical xc descents around. just endless twists and turns. single track still in pretty good nick as well.
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    NSW Norco Torrent HT large

    can you weigh the frame for me. might be interested as my new commuter, single track on way home build.
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    24Hr racing advice

    you'd want to keep a log probably a whiteboard of total food (calories per hour) and fluids. at this stage you should know the course and have a target pace in mind that she can sustain. again I'd be logging/documenting this so she can set realistic goals - pace wise.
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    Bush Camping - Bright, Mt Beauty, Falls Creek area

    smoko camp spot is a good place to camp and free (mainly 4wd clubs plenty of quite spots, and next to river), not too far from harrietville - you could base yourself here. otherwise around the Rocky Valley Storage Dam area or Langford Hut Campground.
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    Tubeless Rim Tape Advice

    carbon don't like harsh chemicals, and put a tube in for 24 hours to really bond tape.
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    Why so few new bikes with Shimano drivetrain?

    when the gangs take over the highway, pray you have; s h i m a n o
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    Slipping saddle, advice please

    these are a flawed design as they're relying on a crush to keep clamp secure - seat in position. where thomson use a 2 bolt system and after nearly losing knackers, I don't use these kind of posts anymore (single bolt or crush clamp). what you can do is get yourself a high tensile bolt grade 8...