si618

Old fart still riding trails,
still learning, still crashing,
still digging, still loving it!

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si618 ollyforster's article
May 25, 2016 at 22:56
20 hours
Troy Lee Designs Sprint Kit - Review
Spare a thought for the polydactyly* riders out there! *don't feel bad, I had to look it up too.
si618 paulaston's article
Mar 3, 2016 at 1:11
Mar 3, 2016
MilKit Tire Sealant Injector - Review
Yup, I bought a box of 5 x 60ml syringes off ebay, use them for different jobs (forks, sealant, brakes). Think it was about $10 delivered. Tip: The flexible rubber tubing used for dripper systems fits perfectly over tyre valves (once core is removed), bleed nipples, and even inside fork lowers.
si618 onecutmedia's video
Feb 23, 2016 at 2:29
Feb 23, 2016
video
And zero f*cks were given for the "no transfers" signage. Love ya work :) Was lucky enough to score a ride there last month whilst on a work trip to Toronto. Friendly staff and riders, even for us old farts. Great set up. Had to fly back to Australia the next day and was in struggle town, but would do it again in a heart beat. Hopefully not sucking so much next time!

si618 evocsports's article
Jan 5, 2016 at 21:42
Jan 5, 2016
Fails of the Month - December
It's a crap ad, but I'll pay that.
si618 davidarthur's article
Nov 30, 2015 at 22:24
Nov 30, 2015
Exposure MaXx-D Mk8 light - Review
I don't think anyone is, rather they're suggesting an inferior product at a much cheaper price is a valid option. The cheap lights made today are superior to the expensive lights made only 5+ years ago, and when 4 of these lights would come close to what my whole bike cost, I couldn't justify it.
si618 MattStaggs's article
Nov 30, 2015 at 18:25
Nov 30, 2015
Mondraker Australia at Australian National Downhill Round One - Video
Props to Josh Clark for holding on @3:16, looked like a wild ride :)
si618 pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 9, 2015 at 20:31
Nov 9, 2015
10 Questions with Velofix
Pros need the fancy tools, as they get used a lot, so need to last and also might be faster or easier to use, but if you're only pressing the occasional headset (or whatever) then cheaper or DIY tools should be fine. I spent ~$150AUD ($100US) on a headset remover, press, crown race remover and installer which all work well, and I feel way more comfortable than using a hammer and screwdriver as some friends do :)
si618 morcombemedia's article
Oct 29, 2015 at 17:57
Oct 29, 2015
The Destruction and Story of the Tadpole Trails
Or seeing if there are any mtb friendly organisations (government or private) in the area that you can work with? More work initially, but you've got a much better chance of having a long-term and sustainable trail as a result. Where I live, around 10 years ago there were loads of problems between riders building illegal trails and locals (walkers, nearby residents, etc.), so bad that nasty traps were being set and it was inevitable that someone would end up seriously hurt or killed. The local council was approached, actually they were pretty much swamped by hundreds of riders :) and fast forward to today, and we now have one of, if not the best, trail network in Adelaide, with more coming. Local councils e.g. http://www.mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au/trails and state bodies e.g. https://www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/Visiting/cycling-mountain-biking are on board, getting funded and co-ordinating between themselves, and we have professional trail builders and volunteers also working pretty well. Good luck!
si618 dbaker's article
Oct 28, 2015 at 20:32
Oct 28, 2015
Video: Brian Lopes' All Star Weekend at Woodward West
Probably a gopro mounted on a gimbal: http://goo.gl/qDQwdo
si618 COMMENCALbicycles's article
Oct 21, 2015 at 21:06
Oct 21, 2015
Video: Constructing the Commencal Office Pump Track
Good advice to wait until the line is dialled, we're still tweaking ours and have more work to do, but once it's dialled I'll be using a locally sourced crushed rock for the top surface rather than concrete or asphalt. Clay dirt is great to shape, but a pain to maintain. Here's an example: https://instagram.com/p/4GpKtMQY5u The top surface is " 6mm crushed fines", it was recently built and is close to my place, so if it survives an aussie summer and winter, I'll be using it for our pump track at home.
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