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  1. Haakon

    Where to get a decent 26er wheel set these days

    Who's got a line on where to get them these days...? New or good used. 10 speed.
  2. Haakon

    Google message

    https://about.google/intl/ALL_au/google-in-australia/an-open-letter/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=hpp&utm_campaign=middleslot-p2 so what's this all about?
  3. Haakon

    Floor varnish - water or oil based?

    The brains trust around here has dealt with more obscure things before... Having floorboards done - what type of varnish is best?
  4. Haakon

    Best beginner dually for a big bloke

    Guy in Hobart i know asked for advice on a beginner bike - 6’2” and 95kg. Ride Nth Sth track and presumably will get to Derby. 29er of course, but any brands better for big blokes?
  5. Haakon

    Manned Space X launch

    6.30 tomorrow morning, set your alarm kiddies. https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/05/27/falcon-9-crew-dragon-demo-2-mission-status-center/
  6. Haakon

    Deore 12 speed

    Now released. Looks good. https://www.bikeradar.com/news/shimano-deore-m6100-12-speed/
  7. Haakon

    Show us your home working setup

    I’m a data monkey in an office (usually...), so it’s all about screen real estate. Although during the week I sully my Mac with windoze via Citrix...
  8. Haakon

    cheap and good wheel bearings source in lockdown

    DT Swiss (OE Giant TRX 1 wheel set) rear hub - size 15x28x7. Enduro is the default choice I guess, but anyone found a cheap non bike specific source?
  9. Haakon

    Boutique bike pricing

    Helping a mate buy his first proper bike, and there are some appealing used bargains floating about. Or at least they might be... How do you price a used boutique...? eg an older model Canfield with older 10sp gear and a life of proper riding....
  10. Haakon

    Why are roadies mechanically inept?

    And mountain bikers know how to fix stuff? Guy near me is one of those triathlete weirdos, and said he had a Giant Trintiy with ETap on it. Couldn’t answer any of the technical questions I had out of curiosity. Mega bucks bike and doesn’t know how it works... I find that weird.
  11. Haakon

    Shortest 150mm dropper?

    Giant Trance has a pivot in the seat tube, so can’t get my 150mm X Fusion Manic far enough in - saddle still a little high. It’s about 440mm total length which seems the norm from what I can tell... Anything I’ve missed that’s known for being more compact length wise...?
  12. Haakon

    Dropper post collar - cant undo it...

    X Fusion Manic, stupid tight... Anyone got any magic tricks before I break out the vice grips and leave gouge marks in it....? Can not get this bloody thing off. Bought a strap wrench even. Its on super tight. I'm thinking maybe putting it in the freezer...
  13. Haakon

    Bar length - how is too wide?

    Anyone had trouble with too wide bars? I’ve had some elbow pain I’d attributed to computer mouse use, but now suspecting 800mm mtb bars is too long for me at 5’9” and making my arms run at unnatural angles...
  14. Haakon

    ACT Soma 650B x 38mm touring/commuter tyres - made by Panaracer

    Item: Soma 650B x 38mm touring/commuter tyres - made by Panaracer Location: ACT Item Condition:Brand new Reason for selling:not needed Price and price conditions: $120 + postage Extra Info: High quality touring/comuter tyre for 27.5 wheels. Funky colour :) Brand new pair, one opened and...
  15. Haakon

    Michelin cracked

    Not so old Wild Enduro, weird cracking along the moulding line. Warranty claim...?
  16. Haakon

    The 'My First Bike' Thread

    We should start a new thread - what was your first bike? 1986 Repco Tracer 18sp. Steel everything, canti brakes. Broke everything many times and regularly rebuilt with local tip find parts or from Toyworld in our local country town. Used to average 200kms a week easy along country dirt roads in...
  17. Haakon

    Earbuds in while road riding - yay or nay?

    We love a good controversy around here! I tried this once, found it scary. But it seems some people are not at defensive in their riding and are happy to trust that no one will hit them. Any ride on the road with music and not die yet? And can explain to my why it’s not scary as hell?
  18. Haakon

    Recommend me a turntable

    New or used, whats a good way to spend a few hundred on a turntable? Is classic better or are there genuine improvements in modern ones? I’ve never owned one, but she wants one to dust off a box or two of LPs from eons ago :)
  19. Haakon

    Who wants to move to Italy?

    And start up a low key MTB tourist trail guide business :) https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/11/underpopulated-italian-region-molise?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
  20. Haakon

    Librem 5 - the anti apple/google phone

    Anyone getting one? Looks nice. https://puri.sm/products/librem-5/ Strava is about the only thing I’d miss, and not having that is probably a good thing...
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