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aaargh1
18-08-2005, 05:58 PM
ok ok ok i know its not a mc but its doing my head intrying to pick a bike for fitness, and i am thinking of spending about 1k
any recomendations ie mountain bike or road?????

mystery
18-08-2005, 06:58 PM
Mountain bike, you can always ride them on road, try that with a pure road bike. If you want to do a lot of road riding, changing to slicks only takes 5 mins.

I ride a specialized fsr, similar to this (http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?sid=05StumpjumperFSR) but a few years old, and they are fantastic.

9zero
18-08-2005, 07:38 PM
I just bought a Giant Yukon
http://www.giant-bicycles.com/au/030.000.0...asp?model=10003 (http://www.giant-bicycles.com/au/030.000.000/030.000.000.asp?model=10003)

Its an awesome bike, about 7 fiddy it cost, but I got a few extra things on mine so it cost a little more. One thing that I got that I was quite surprised about when I heard about it are these hybrid tyres where they have knobblies on the outside and a slick type pattern on the inside of the tyre so you can go on or off road which suits me perfect

CB Boy
18-08-2005, 07:42 PM
Get a mountain bike and put slicks on it.

$1000 will get ya a pretty decent rig.
Personally, i'd go a hardtail with rim brakes (not a fan of discs......too much maintenance).
You should get Shimano Deore 27 speed gearset for that price (If you shop around for specials) with a fairly decent fork.

I've got a specialised and a Giant.....both excellent bikes.


GT make a pretty decent bike in this price range too.

basic
18-08-2005, 10:52 PM
what about one of these babys :D
http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/5482/dsc046506xj.jpg

Hailwood
18-08-2005, 11:56 PM
serious about fitness?*salesmans smile*

spend the extra dosh and get a kx250......more fun than peddling and if you can hang on for more than 10min at a time you'll be fit as fark. I know a peach of a bike going for a song at $2500...'96 model, original plastics and graphics :D ......and you don't have to peddle shit.....

It's your birthday aaargh1...treat yourself.... :D

aaargh1
19-08-2005, 08:50 AM
Originally posted by 9zero+Aug 18 2005, 07:38 PM-->
I just bought a Giant Yukon
http://www.giant-bicycles.com/au/030.000.0...asp?model=10003 (http://www.giant-bicycles.com/au/030.000.000/030.000.000.asp?model=10003)

good looking bike B)

Its an awesome bike, about 7 fiddy it cost, but I got a few extra things on mine so it cost a little more. One thing that I got that I was quite surprised about when I heard about it are these hybrid tyres where they have knobblies on the outside and a slick type pattern on the inside of the tyre so you can go on or off road which suits me perfect

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ya sure its seven fiddy... thats smint mate... like the idea bout slicks too


Originally posted by CB Boy@Aug 18 2005, 07:42 PM
Get a mountain bike and put slicks on it.

sounds like the way to go

$1000 will get ya a pretty decent rig.
Personally, i'd go a hardtail with rim brakes (not a fan of discs......too much maintenance).
You should get Shimano Deore 27 speed gearset for that price (If you shop around for specials) with a fairly decent fork.

see i have not had a bike #pushy# for a while and i did not know about tha mainenance of the discs....cheers

I've got a specialised and a Giant.....both excellent bikes.
GT make a pretty decent bike in this price range too.

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i have looked at a couple of gt's actually

<!--QuoteBegin-basic@Aug 18 2005, 10:52 PM
what about one of these babys :D

:lol: love it ..... wessssssss syyyyde


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serious about fitness?*salesmans smile*

spend the extra dosh and get a kx250......more fun than peddling and if you can hang on for more than 10min at a time you&#39;ll be fit as fark. I know a peach of a bike going for a song at $2500...&#39;96 model, original plastics and graphics :D ......and you don&#39;t have to peddle shit.....

i know i know but the mrs wants to go riding round the river and shit ;)

It&#39;s your birthday aaargh1...treat yourself.... :D

yeah maybe later in the year i&#39;ll get a dirter

Infusi0n
19-08-2005, 11:04 AM
Get a good quality mountain bike, preferably Hard-Tail with either lockout front suspension or suspension you can adjust on the fly. Go talk to TBE in Nedlands (The Bicycle Entrepreneur) they have a lot of stock and really good people working there. For rides around the foreshore a road bike = not the best

aaargh1
19-08-2005, 12:54 PM
Originally posted by Infusi0n@Aug 19 2005, 11:04 AM
Get a good quality mountain bike, preferably Hard-Tail with either lockout front suspension or suspension you can adjust on the fly. Go talk to TBE in Nedlands (The Bicycle Entrepreneur) they have a lot of stock and really good people working there. For rides around the foreshore a road bike = not the best

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yeah it sounds like from people who have replied, a front susp only bike is the way to go ..... i prolly do prefer to have a hard tail cos i used to race bmx and after all i am not going to go downhilling like a psycho.

thanks for the help B)

number9
19-08-2005, 05:09 PM
One&#39;s life is not complete without seeing MTV Germany&#39;s "Pimp my Fahrrad" (pimp my bicycle). It is the stuff dreams are made of...

9zero
19-08-2005, 06:56 PM
I would definitely go with a hardtail, I bought a bike with the mid suspension and it was shit, I know the newer ones are better designed but im not sure about getting a decent one for 1k

and yeah the yukon was $750 and its an 06 model

aaargh1
23-08-2005, 08:50 AM
ok the money is spent and after all ya advice i went with something that was along the lines of what "youse guys" recomended.... hard tail, susp lockout on the fly, and low maintenance rim brakes, apparently the last one in perth before the new models come..... ridden it a couple of times and boy it does sueley hurt my arse, getting used to the seat is going to be the only thing holding me back....
it looks like this
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http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/05/cusa/model-5FS4.html

B) B)

CB Boy
23-08-2005, 09:08 AM
Mate, that is fucking tip top.........exactly what the doctor ordered.

Got all the good gear on it too i see.
Great gear spread (you&#39;ll climb a fucking cliff with that 22/34)

If you got that for $1000 you have got a fantastic buy B)

Don&#39;t wuss out and change the seat for a softer one tho......your arse will get used to it after a few (lots) of miles.

aaargh1
23-08-2005, 09:21 AM
Originally posted by CB Boy@Aug 23 2005, 09:08 AM
Mate, that is fucking tip top.........exactly what the doctor ordered.

Got all the good gear on it too i see.
Great gear spread (you&#39;ll climb a fucking cliff with that 22/34)

If you got that for $1000 you have got a fantastic buy B)

Don&#39;t wuss out and change the seat for a softer one tho......your arse will get used to it after a few (lots) of miles.

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i could not let it go cause rrp was $1700 but i got it for $1100 odd dollars

i did have a fuggin laugh when i put it in the lowest gear and rode, i was giggli&#39;n like a 12yo who just found a playboy, doin about 15000 rpm and only going about .01kmh
i was hoping that the gear on it was alright cause being away from the pushy scene awhile i had not heard of sram, but i went for it mostly cause its a cannondale, i love brand names(the curse of generation x) and from my road racer i knew that most of the ride is in the frame so hence i may have sacrificed only a little bit for parts quality for frame "goodness".......
so far so good no stone chips or scrathes yet

ps thanks for ya help B)

9zero
23-08-2005, 09:56 AM
congrats dude!! Nice ride

looks flasher than michael Jackson

Bulbous
23-08-2005, 11:51 AM
nice ride matey, gotta love the cannondales..... mine is calling from the garage now, begging for a ride..... :lol:

aaargh1
23-08-2005, 12:56 PM
Originally posted by Bulbous@Aug 23 2005, 11:51 AM
nice ride matey, gotta love the cannondales..... mine is calling from the garage now, begging for a ride..... :lol:

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is that the bike respons.able for the famous stunting day avatar with cad B)

rz350
23-08-2005, 01:20 PM
Nice bike mate. Have always liked the cannondales. First time I saw one of the single sided fork models I needed some alone time :D

This is my poor old hack, a Giant NRS XTC3. Had her for a few years now. Clocked up a lot of km on it riding to work during 3 months of no licence. Still going strong after 3+ years, with the only maintenance being the rear rim (buckled it twice). And after 3+ years Im still not used to that f**king rock hard narrow seat. :P

Giant XTC3 front (http://members.westnet.com.au/moses01/bike1.jpg)
Giant XTC3 side (http://members.westnet.com.au/moses01/bike2.jpg)

All this bike talk has made me want to go for a ride... so Im outta here!

CB Boy
23-08-2005, 01:34 PM
I can&#39;t believe you&#39;ve had it 3 years and still have the reflectors on the wheels :lol:




Sorry ;)

Infusi0n
23-08-2005, 01:36 PM
Great choice in bike dude, exactly what my next bike will be :) A cannondale hardtail with a fatty ultrashock.

Bulbous
23-08-2005, 01:51 PM
Originally posted by aaargh1@Aug 23 2005, 12:56 PM
is that the bike respons.able for the famous stunting day avatar with cad B)

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it sure is...... :lol:

rz350
23-08-2005, 01:56 PM
Originally posted by CB Boy@Aug 23 2005, 01:34 PM
I can&#39;t believe you&#39;ve had it 3 years and still have the reflectors on the wheels :lol:
Sorry ;)

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Never considered taking them off, and Ive taken it offroad a whole once or twice since Ive had it, so the bike hardly has a scratch on it. When I was riding it into work at 3:30am in the morning I had lights mounted on it as well. Not the coolest looking thing around but at least people can see you.

Just went for a spin around the block then and Im buggered already haha. Geez I need to do exercise more often :blink: :P

aaargh1
23-08-2005, 01:57 PM
Originally posted by CB Boy@Aug 23 2005, 01:34 PM
I can&#39;t believe you&#39;ve had it 3 years and still have the reflectors on the wheels :lol:
Sorry ;)

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rofl...lmfao :lol: :lol: :lol:

aaargh1
23-08-2005, 02:25 PM
Originally posted by Infusi0n+Aug 23 2005, 01:36 PM-->
Great choice in bike dude, exactly what my next bike will be :) A cannondale hardtail with a fatty ultrashock.

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i could sell you the exact same bike... one owner hardley eva used...never seen the dirt...say $1500....three days old......hahahahaha :lol: ;) ;)


<!--QuoteBegin-rz350@Aug 23 2005, 01:56 PM
Never considered taking them off, and Ive taken it offroad a whole once or twice since Ive had it, so the bike hardly has a scratch on it. When I was riding it into work at 3:30am in the morning I had lights mounted on it as well. Not the coolest looking thing around but at least people can see you.

Just went for a spin around the block then and Im buggered already haha. Geez I need to do exercise more often :blink: :P

150389

fair enough i did not read your post but it was funny B)

CB Boy
23-08-2005, 02:28 PM
Originally posted by rz350@Aug 23 2005, 01:56 PM
Never considered taking them off, and Ive taken it offroad a whole once or twice since Ive had it, so the bike hardly has a scratch on it. When I was riding it into work at 3:30am in the morning I had lights mounted on it as well. Not the coolest looking thing around but at least people can see you.

Just went for a spin around the block then and Im buggered already haha. Geez I need to do exercise more often :blink: :P

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Was only joking mate.....if ya riding at 3:30 in the morning, best you keep em on then.

I quite often get out on mine during the day when the weathers fine, but usually do a minimum of 30k&#39;s.......

Gotta do everything I can to maintain my weight at my age :(

rz350
23-08-2005, 02:48 PM
Originally posted by CB Boy@Aug 23 2005, 02:28 PM
Was only joking mate.....if ya riding at 3:30 in the morning, best you keep em on then.

I quite often get out on mine during the day when the weathers fine, but usually do a minimum of 30k&#39;s.......

Gotta do everything I can to maintain my weight at my age :(

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I "was" riding it at 3:30am... These days I would struggle to get up at 3:30am let alone ride a frieking push bike in to work at that time. :P :P :P

sav
26-08-2005, 12:07 AM
Where does one go to purchase a pushie?
Any fav stores etc or are they all much of a muchness when it comes to prices?

Bulbous
26-08-2005, 06:50 AM
Originally posted by savo@Aug 26 2005, 12:07 AM
Where does one go to purchase a pushie?
Any fav stores etc or are they all much of a muchness when it comes to prices?

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i always go to The Bicycle Entrepeneur in Nedlands, as the guys there are all very experianced mountain bikers and road riders too..... they have punished most of the products much worse than we are likely too, and when they recommend something, i am pretty sure i can trust their judgement on what works and what doesn&#39;t....... also, the prices are good, and the range is mint...... now i just need $3.5k for the santa cruz chassis i really want.... :D :D