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Post  internetbiker Mon Oct 03 2011, 22:33

So before starting to try and get my bike license I have always rode mountain bikes and have done so since I can remember. I was just wondering if anyone on here rides these bikes without engines?

If your interested in the type of riding I do, here is a short video I made with my gopro helmet cam.
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Post  YZFJohn Tue Oct 04 2011, 10:10

That looks great fun.

I see your in Stamford, I'm in Wittering.

Where was the wooded area you were riding in?

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Post  Rosco Tue Oct 04 2011, 10:56

Cool. I've done a bit of that - not quite up to that standard though.

I've got one of them camera's - they are really good.

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Post  firemaster Tue Oct 04 2011, 13:17

to much like hard work lol
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Post  Wooster Tue Oct 04 2011, 17:50

I've always wondered why bikes these days come without mudguards.

Unless you are planning on doing some tricks on a BMX, there's no real reason for them not to..other than to make you pay a premium for what used to come free.
Looking 'cool' might be a factor I suppose, but personally I think not looking like you've been suffering from an explosive gastric complaint is a far better look.

...maybe it's just me. green smile


(ftr I bought myself a belter of a mountain bike about six months before buying the Thundercat and it's just lay in the back of the garage ever since. tongue)
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Post  internetbiker Tue Oct 04 2011, 18:43

Manor69 wrote:That looks great fun.

I see your in Stamford, I'm in Wittering.

Where was the wooded area you were riding in?

John.

Cool small world lol, I'm actually in Barnack so less than a couple of miles as the crow flys!

None of the places in that vid are round here, the closest is Chicksands and the wooded area in the video will either be Chicksands, Woburn sands or Cannock chase. We live in a rubbish place for mountain biking lol, its too flat round here.
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Post  internetbiker Tue Oct 04 2011, 18:48

Rosco wrote:Cool. I've done a bit of that - not quite up to that standard though.

I've got one of them camera's - they are really good.

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Rosco do you use the camera on your thundercat? If so how do you mount it?
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Post  Rosco Tue Oct 04 2011, 23:18

Hi mate

Mine is the GoPro Hero HD and it came with a large suction cup.
Works brilliantly if your bike is clean (can you hear alarm bells ringing)

From Mallory Park last year............


mounted on the screen. (in the dry sunny )



Mounted on Krusty's number plate (watching Mevsyd) (in the wet :( )



Mounted on the tank watching yours truly.



I've also just used gaffa tape to stick it to the front indicator and that works fine too.


Unfortunately if the surface ain't clean the sucker doesn't stick very well as I found out at Bishops Castle. I very nearly caught it but failed. The polycarbonate shell is very strong (I have found this out the hard way and had to buy a replacement lens) - Best to have some gaffa tape as backup to the sucker cup IMHO.

Cheers
Rosco

ps I need to get some of the anti-mist inserts as my videos (still to upload) from Surf & Turf got progressively misty.
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Post  YZFJohn Wed Oct 05 2011, 08:06

Rosco wrote:

Mounted on the tank watching yours truly.


Sorry Ross don't believe you - that tank is far too shiny to be your bike - rofl
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Post  terry lees Thu Oct 06 2011, 09:08

Ross, What sort of bloody camera have you NOT got!
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Post  Ezzy's Mum! Thu Oct 06 2011, 09:12

terry lees wrote:Ross, What sort of bloody camera have you NOT got!

one thats not come out yet pmsl and bikes without engines?????? what would be the point if you can have one WITH?? Question wall
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Post  bobh Wed Oct 12 2011, 23:44

I still do a bit, while the old legs can still manage it. Here's a pic taken a couple of weeks ago in the eastern Pyrenees - Mount Canigou in the background:

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The bike's a bit retro now - steel Orange C16 frame, basic RockShox forks, 8-speed Shimano Deore with thumbshifters - remember them? No mudguards required - no mud!

I also do a bit of road biking over there. Thought this might amuse - only the French would bother to put up a "No Cars" sign on a little side track like this:

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The road bike's even more retro than the off-roader - Holdsworth 531 frame which I bought secondhand but repainted in about 2000. It was allegedly built as a training bike for Tony Doyle and I've fitted it out with Campag 7-speed bits. I'm now running tubed tyres - carrying a couple of spare tubs on long rides was a pain. I can still just manage with the double chainwheel - it would be a shame to spoil it by fitting a triple.
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