Thanks for the welcome. I don't plan on being a reformed roadie but would like to embrace both the dirt and the tarmac. I must admit, the bumpy dirt worries me and I expect I'm going to come-a-cropper so will take it slow. I'm in my mid to late 40's and probably a bit aged to be going extreme (this must be my mid-age crisis) but what the hey - looks like a lot of fun so I want to get a bike I don't need to upgrade (i.e. more bike than my skills) but getting the toys is half the fun isn't it?Welcome aboard!
So long as you can repress the worst of your roadie tendencies, you'll find this bunch pretty accepting of reformed roadies.
Well, eventually anyway
Thanks for the support. I've been looking for some time and my budget has crept up from $200 to 10 times that. Will take you up on the offer of advice if I find something that takes my fancy.You will love it and it's a great place to get into the sport. If you find something second hand online and you need some advice/unsolicited opinion post it up and there will be plenty of us on here willing to throw our two cents in.
You would be the star of the show if you made it to the bottom though. You should be able to get something good for between 2 and 2.5k what size bike do you need?Thanks for the support. I've been looking for some time and my budget has crept up from $200 to 10 times that. Will take you up on the offer of advice if I find something that takes my fancy.
Bought my 8 year old a new Trek Precaliber the other week and looking forward to being able to do the easy trails at Stromlo with him. Unfortunately my roadie just doesn't cut it on the trail.
I'm 1.8m so probably L size frame. Lots of M on gumtree, not so many large. Of course, I could always go new. My roadie is 10 years old so probably due for a new bike.You would be the star of the show if you made it to the bottom though. You should be able to get something good for between 2 and 2.5k what size bike do you need?
Thanks! My number may be in the 40's but reckon I can jump like I did on my bmx when I was 12. Maybe I should invest in some knee pads....just in case.Horseshit - plenty of other geriatrics here banging themselves up and loving it. Modern bikes are very forgiving too. You get out there and go for it!
Oh, welcome too.
Really must get out there one day on a Tuesday morning or something when no one is there to laugh at me and do the main loop up and down skyline on the roadie for shits and giggles... 28mm tubeless will be fine I reckon!Given the way Stromlo is going, you could probably just slap 35s on a roadie and be done
Ahh didn't think about school holidays going to be a busy couple of weeks out there.I was there today thinking it would be well quite, I was wrong, there was about 1000 kids...if you do plan on a Tues morning don't go tomorrow because even the 6 year olds will laugh at you.
It wasn't actually that bad, they were all hanging about the playground and lower sections (@Haakon will still get plenty of flats and rim dents in this section on 28s), once you got passed Blue Gums it was pretty quiet, there were shuttles running but I hardly saw them on the trails I was on.Ahh didn't think about school holidays going to be a busy couple of weeks out there.