Weird...Kepler wrote:I had an interesting encounter with the Law on the Bomber today. Police had a big spot check blitz on with at least 20 police pulling over nearly every car into the service road for checking. I rode straight through the middle of them all with at least half a dozen of them watching me go by. Not one comment as I rode past, peddaling hard of cause Must admit, I was a little nerves though.
What a hooligan though, fancy doing 50-60km/hr on a mountain bike...The man was observed riding the bike at speeds estimated to be about 50 km/h to 60 km/h. It will be alleged that the bike did not contain a chain, thereby making the biike a motor cycle. The man has been charged with disqualifed rider, ride unregistered vehicle, ride uninsured vehilce
And think, Australia does not have the death penalty!!! What will they do to deter other "bicycle hoons"????Hyena wrote:
What a hooligan though, fancy doing 50-60km/hr on a mountain bike...
*Hyena whistles as he goes to put the chain on his fighter...*
My seat post was so long that it kind of spoilt the lines of the bike too. Now I just drop it down when parked. Looks much better and makes the bike much easier to get on or off.Hyena wrote:Cool that's not an issue for me being only 5'8 - I actually cut a heap off the stock seat post on my fighter so it didn't hit the frame when the suspension compressed!
Did you stick that stealth logo to the side of your bike or is it a factory CF cut out ? Isn't it backwards ?? (inverted)
Trust you to notice that . Cover comes off quite often so I can check individual cell balance and cant be bothered putting all the screws back in.Also half your side cover bolts missing ?
haha I only noticed because I've only had my fighter 2 weeks and have already lost one!Kepler wrote:Trust you to notice that . Cover comes off quite often so I can check individual cell balance and cant be bothered putting all the screws back in.Hyena wrote:Also half your side cover bolts missing ?
Cool I'll have to look into those. I find cell logs for around half the price do a pretty good job. I've tried one of the hobbyking 8S monitors that displays % remaining and it's hugely inaccurate (and physically way to big for what it does - almost as long as a lipo pack and about half as wide and heigh) If it could be based off amp hour consumption it'd be brilliant but with the sag and varying C rates of different lipo packs it's essentially impossible to accurately determine the true remaining capacity from the voltage along.Speaking of checking balance, I am now using one of these. http://media.hyperion.hk/dn/sentry/They are brilliant with a heap of features. Such a big improvement over the crap HobbyKing units I have been using. I love the way it shows the remaining capacity as a percentage. Also at a quick glance you know how far the balance is out and which cells are the highest and lowest.
At around $30 it is a must have tool.
Kepler, you did a good thing! You will really notice the difference. I put a Gravity Dropper on my Fighter early on and it changed the whole nature of the bike. Best thing I did, after getting the Fighter of course.Kepler wrote:Added a hydraulic adjustable seat post today. Being quite tall, I need to have the seat post quite high for efficient pedaling but the long travel suspension of the Bomber makes it so I can only just touch the ground when stopped. Being able to quickly lower seat is also really handy when off road so you can comfortably drag a foot when needed.
Justtoby wrote:Thanks for doing your magic with the video knoxie.
I hope to have some more to come soon. Without the "that sucked" comment at the end!
Blimey, 200ft wheelie is pretty impressive! You do not want to get it wrong over 40mph. I know that 17th and 31st march are bad dates but other than that I think I am ok...what about knoxie?dave.a wrote:Knoxie/Toby. Superb vid there. I can make any saturday as a play day so please let me know when your planning. I will bring both bikes so there will be plenty to play on.
Will be great to meet you both finally.
I managed a 200ft wheelie on the Bomber today, pulled it up at 20mph and topped out at 42mph. Wheelies offeoad are much more difficult to keep up though.
When are you thinking of guys?