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    Re: What app to track workouts?

    If you are on Strava and use Google Chrome then the StravistiX add on is brilliant. It gives a lot of extra layers of data and understanding to your Strava stats -
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    Re: Hardtail or Full suspension, Carbon or Alu

    I don't see this on technical terrain often but when I do I am so tempted to slap the stupid out of them.
    It's not just about stress on the frame the loss of control this adds is huge.
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    Re: Show us your Mountain and Road Bicycles

    I upgraded from my Felt hardtail (somewhere earlier in the thread) a couple of years back. Got a fairly standard Anthem which I then tried to turn into more of an enduro/trail bike.

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    Re: Eselfontein mountain bike weekend

    I only just spotted this, bugger...
    Did a weekend there last year and it is a fantastic place, the trails are great and the sense of peace and quiet is awesome.
    If this pops up as a possibility...
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    Family mountainbiking is phenomenal, the amount...

    Family mountainbiking is phenomenal, the amount of top quality time I have spent thrashing around Tokai and other venues with my youngster is beyond price.
  6. Thread: Strava group

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    Sticky: I'm clearly not with it today [emoji1]

    I'm clearly not with it today [emoji1]
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    I'm looking around for a battery for my Disco 1...

    I'm looking around for a battery for my Disco 1 V8, anything that will get me mobile again between now and when I get the money in to buy a new one.
    If anyone can help that would be great. Thanks.
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    I'm desperately scratching around for a battery...

    I'm desperately scratching around for a battery for a Disco 1 V8, need to beg, borrow or steal a usable one for a few weeks to get mobile again until some actual money arrives in my bank account and...
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    Sticky: Yes, along with other details like speed etc. ...

    Yes, along with other details like speed etc.
    You can create a privacy zone around the start and finish of your ride should you want to keep that hidden.
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    We are hoping to book out the eco huts sometime...

    We are hoping to book out the eco huts sometime later this year (or early next year), you are welcome to join the fun.
    Must say we had so much fun on the Saturday there was non of this stopping for...
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    Eselfontein was absolutely superb, what a...

    Eselfontein was absolutely superb, what a fantastic mix of trails and as usual my little monster utterly destroyed me on the descents...
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    Staying st Eselfontein so it is absolutely going...

    Staying st Eselfontein so it is absolutely going to feature highly on the to do list.
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    It is huge fun. I'm off next weekend for a...

    It is huge fun.
    I'm off next weekend for a weekends riding around Ceres with my youngster and a bunch of friends next weekend, should be great fun.
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    Nothing wrong with the Silverback, it's a good...

    Nothing wrong with the Silverback, it's a good value bike.
    Beware of the cost of the extras though, helmet, gloves, shorts etc soon add up and you will probably end up changing the pedals from the...
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    All good stuff and I would add go to a specialist...

    All good stuff and I would add go to a specialist bike shop if buying new rather than Sportsman's warehouse or similar. You are much more likely to get good advice and a good bike fit.
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    You really don't have to spend that kind of money...

    You really don't have to spend that kind of money to enjoy the sport.
    I started off with a cheapy and over time bought and sold bits to create a decent bike for the grand price of around R7,000 (at...
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    A 12 year old on a 29'r seems a bit mad to me, in...

    A 12 year old on a 29'r seems a bit mad to me, in fact any kind of wheel size debate for a kid that age is almost pointless. Don't be fooled by the "just want to ride around some farm roads" line,...
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    Which in no way stops it being badly written.

    Which in no way stops it being badly written.
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    Thanks! Although the petrol from Muizenberg to...

    Thanks!
    Although the petrol from Muizenberg to Bellville in a v8 May just kill any saving [emoji1]
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    Thanks for the quick reply. They quoted me...

    Thanks for the quick reply.
    They quoted me R5,800 at the Tokai branch, which is a bit much right now.
    I will call around a bit and see if that price us better at another branch.
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    If anybody has a radiator for a D1 3.9 V8 please...

    If anybody has a radiator for a D1 3.9 V8 please message me.
    I'm fairly desperate and happy to pay for one in good working order.
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    Just like in America where it is a well known...

    Just like in America where it is a well known fact that all crimes are foiled by the gun carrying civilian population and police are not required...
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    They are very good.

    They are very good.
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    I have seen something similar recently but for...

    I have seen something similar recently but for the llife of me o can't remember where - I will have a scratch around and see if I can find it again.
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    That moment when you realize you are on a forum...

    That moment when you realize you are on a forum full of people that think cyclists are scum and to blame for everything.
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    I wish there was a like button here because I really want to use it here.
    I'm not a trained firefighter nor do I have any special insight into fire control but what I can say is I spent a few nights...
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    The Schwalbe tyres are great but the trailstar...

    The Schwalbe tyres are great but the trailstar compound does wear quickly on the back.
    I'm running the Muddy Mary in Vertstar compound up front and the Nobby Nic in Pacestar at the back. It's a good...
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    Just start off slowly and take it from there. I...

    Just start off slowly and take it from there.
    I was just shy of 100kg when I started riding with my, at the time, 9 year old just to allow him to go further than the end of the drive. The first few...
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    Boy do I know that feeling. Luckily our bikes...

    Boy do I know that feeling.
    Luckily our bikes are pretty scratched up from use (and falling a lot) but I would never put a new bike on a hanging rack if I could afford the platform type.
    That said...
  30. Thread: MTB startup

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    Buy her a pair of 5-10's and she will enjoy it...

    Buy her a pair of 5-10's and she will enjoy it even more, they make a massive difference when paired with a decent flat pedal.
    They are a little expensive (around R1700) but basically last forever...
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    Listen to DJR he is an all round good guy and...

    Listen to DJR he is an all round good guy and talks sense. Oh and his many years of riding back up what he says. This from him is some of the best advice you will get.
    He may be a dentist but don't...
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    This. For all the gumph written about helmets...

    This.
    For all the gumph written about helmets the simple fact is that they all pass the same basic impact tests.
    And the gloves are essential firstly for control and secondly for when you have an...
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    And I couldn't disagree with you more ;D...

    And I couldn't disagree with you more ;D
    Learning on flat pedals (decent ones not the sad little shin biters that tend to arrive with the bike) and a good pair of grippy shoes (5-10's) will allow...
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    Used to put the phone in my back pocket but since...

    Used to put the phone in my back pocket but since upgrading to a phone that's actually worth something it goes inside the hydration pack encased in bubble wrap.
    Strava and other gps apps still work...
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    My 'Frankenbike'. Built up out of any bits and...

    My 'Frankenbike'.
    Built up out of any bits and pieces I could get my grubby little paws on over the past year or so.
    Quite chuffed with the way it has turned out, not pretty but damn it has been...
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