Abso-bloody-lately! Bugger these full squish lounge chairs, that ain’t living.
Psy,Thanks for the welcome and all the advice guys, much appreciated!
ForkinGreat, definitely keeping the STP, I love it and it holds great memories. I’m in no rush to go and buy a duel suspension, besides they’re damn expensive! One day though. And yeah, I have noticed that straight steer forks are hard to come by these days. Man, it seems like everything has changed in the last 10 years. I’ve been looking for forks and wheels and 26” rims, straight steerers, 20x110mm front hubs and 135mm rear hubs barely seem to exist anymore. Feels like I’ve been gone 30 years, not 10. Good advice on the protection as well, I went and invested in a new full face helmet after my little bingle.
Moorey, yeah I think I’d be going secondhand when I buy a new duel suspension but like ForkinGreat says, there’s a few dodgy ones out there. You say 26 ain’t dead. It might not be dead but from where I sit it looks like it’s dying. It sucks, I love my bike but it seems very hard to find parts. I’d hate to have to get rid of it because I can’t get parts, we need to start a revival!
CardyGeorge, you’re right, 40 is the perfect age for a hardtail! I’m loving it mate, not that old yet. But like Moorey says, if I was to get another bike it would be duel suspension, change it up a bit, something different.
Pink Poodle, only on weekends.
Nambra, I’m hearing you mate, go hard or go home I reckon. I’ve been keen to go check out the Nerang trails, just down the road from my joint. But I imagine every man and his dog would be out there these days and I don’t want to get in anyone’s way. Where’s Boomers? Local? I’ve never heard of it. Probably be a little while before I do anything too crazy, want to get the feel back first.
So yeah, like I said, been looking for wheels and forks. Going to get a set Manitou Circus Expert forks but the wheels are a bit harder to find. Going to have to buy the parts separately I think. Looking at some Spank Spike Race 33 rims and Dartmoor Reel Pro hubs, they look like they’ll fit my bike and are in my price range. Buggered if I know what spokes I need though, hah.
Thanks again legends!