So, I'm looking at buying a new frame. I have the option of getting it painted in pretty much whatever colour I want.
The thing is, the build kit I'll be putting on it is what I'll steal from my Waltly, which is slathered in red-anodised components.
In theory green is the "complimentary"...
Item: Waltly Titanium custom hardtail frame (Approx. a modern size L).
Location: Sunshine West, VIC.
Item Condition: Excellent.
Reason for selling: I have another Ti frame.
Price and price conditions: $690 plus postage.
Clearance for up to 29x2.5" tyres
"Boost" 148 rear axle...
Item: Santa Cruz Highball Carbon V1 hardtail 29er frame, Size L.
Location: Sunshine West or Derrimut, VIC.
Item Condition: Very good for age. Some visual imperfections - ie: The clearcoat has peeled on seat stay yoke, frame has the typical scuffs inside seatstay and chainstay yokes, couple of...
So, I want to remove a few small bits of colour from my bike.
I know deanodising is a thing, so wondered who's done it - and is there any tips or tricks you might have?
I would probably favour a slower, gentler approach that may need to be repeated a couple of times compared to a "everything...
Frame - 2019 Transition Sentinel, Size L
Front shock/fork - Marzocchi Z1 Coil, 160mm travel, 44mm offset, Grip damper.
Handlebars - Spank Spike 800 Vibracore 31.8mm Diameter, 30mm rise. (Cut to approx. 770mm, but +10mm or so in use due to running single-clamp grips)
Stem - Diety Copperhead 50mm...
Item: GoPro straight/inline mount adapter
Location: Australia ideally, I don't want to wait months for one from China.
Item Condition: Very Good/Excellent/Un-used
Reason for asking: Need to space out mount point for the GoPro mount on my new "Chesty" mount, can't get the angle I need as is...
So I keep seeing pictures of single pivot bikes (or single pivot with yoke) and coil shocks and wondering how riders "get away with it"?
ie: a Pipedream Full Moxie:
Don't single pivot bikes generally have F-all progression in the suspension? What's providing the ramp up here? Is it just...
A thread I'll add to over time with any ride videos/edits.
Today's outing was good ol' Youies again, but this time on the SC Highball and a couple of different tracks.
Pretty tentative at the start again, wasn't sure how XC tyres, skinny carbon rims and an 80mm stem would go over the rocks...
Item: Waltly Custom Titanium Hardtail
Location: Derrimut, VIC
Item Condition: Excellent, as new.
Reason for selling: Touch too big, already have another.
Price and price conditions: Erm... $600ish? I have no idea what a custom titanium frame is worth used - make me an offer if you're interested...
"Never buy used carbon" they say. "Bollocks" I said.
I've been wanting to try a carbon hardtail for quite a long time now, but everything new either didn't tickle me or was just stupidly expensive, or had a weird mish-mash of "standards" fitted and I'm trying to standardise my fleet as much as...
Who's actually run one? Doing the long term planning for my next bike, and am after some real-world experience with belt-drives. The setup I am looking at will probably be in conjunction with a Pinion gearbox, so I'm not too concerned about the potential couple of percent efficiency loss, more...
Waltly Titanium custom hardtail MTB "Mullet"
Curvy tucked in chainstays and seat-stays for added ankle clearance:
Integrated headset bearing seats means no chance of squeaky headset cups - and a nice smooth headtube!
Weld details on the dropped top tube and seat tube brace:
Item: Formula Cura 4 brakeset
Location: Sunshine West, VIC
Item Condition: Excellent (*refer note about rear brake line in Extra Info)
Reason for selling: Not needed, too much brake for my slow speeds
Price and price conditions: SOLD.
Extra Info: Rear brake line had to be cut to remove from my...
Couple of newies coming from Kenda for the DJ/dual-slalom/pump track crowds. I reckon they look pretty good!
The booster in particular looks like a good all-rounder.
Kenda's new 26" tires
@Ultra Lord @pink poodle
So, going back a couple of months I decided I wanted to simplify my riding. I've been lucky enough to own some very high-end carbon trail and enduro bikes, have ridden a few mates alloy and carbon dual-suspension bikes from different brands, and while I'm not against having a dually - there's...
Just like @Zaf did with the Newly Released Bikes General thread - Thought I'd start a thread for new suspension releases.
To kick things off - the "Marzocchi" (Fox) Z1 Bomber Coil:
Found this one...
Item: Hope Pro-4 142x12mm, Shimano HG freehub, 32 Hole Rear Hub
Location: Derrimut, VIC
Item Condition: Excellent
Reason for selling: No longer required.
Price and price conditions: SOLD
Extra Info: Lightly used, lived a brief life on a hardtail I didn't ride long. Comes with QR caps to suit...
Anyone used one? I have a BikeYoke Revive 185mm and love it, but haven't seen much referring to the newer/cheaper Divine post.
The "springy" function when not at full extension or bottom out is intriguing (given I'm shopping for a hardtail), but not sure if having an undamped springy seatpost...