GVBR Bikes - where are they now?

General talk, queries & comments about the Great Victorian Bike Ride.
donna
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Postby donna » Thu 20 Sep 2007, 6:54 pm

we have a couple of violet crumbles and they are great for kids to ride on, we often see many being riden along the eastern subs bike paths :D

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Postby Adam » Thu 20 Sep 2007, 10:51 pm

I still get around on my green05 Frog.. proving to be alot more reliable than my grey sheared headstem MTB.. and alot less painfull :)

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rusty spokes

Postby 20 inch wheels » Sat 17 Nov 2007, 4:03 pm

Oh no! Broke three front spokes on the 2006 GVBR bike while riding the indoor trainer. Thought that odd until I looked closely. Those spots of surface rust of the spokes aren't surface rust. They go all the way through. Stainless steel aint what it used to be.

Quite poor form for a bike so young. Rest of the bike is still going well though. And I now have an excuse to try re-building my first wheel.
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Postby earl » Sat 17 Nov 2007, 7:25 pm

I can tell you quite a lot of these bikes are still around. There have been several in the workshops at Goldcross during the past month being serviced for the GVBR this year.

Weren't world-beaters by any stretch of the imagination, but many are still going.
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Postby JAC » Sat 01 Nov 2008, 9:52 pm

N - 1. One of our green bikes gone to a teenager with a dicky knee. She wants a "try before you buy" bike to see if the knee can cope with cycling.

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Postby fredinver » Sun 02 Nov 2008, 4:03 pm

A friend had one on the weekend. He had passed it to his daughter but it had been fitted with new wheels after the rusty spoke showed up. He had said 3 had broken by the time he returned from the 2006 ride and he had not even taken that bike.

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Postby freckle » Sun 02 Nov 2008, 4:50 pm

There's one (violet crumble I think) in the bike rack at Fed Square opposite Flinders St Station...it's slowly disappearing component by component. I've been watching it for about 3 months, not sure how long it's been there.

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Postby Marti » Sun 02 Nov 2008, 4:58 pm

My 06 green machine has been relegated to a shopping and short trips bike. The shops are nearby and the panniers carry a couple of bags of shopping each. Much better than walking! :)

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Postby Tim_mtb » Sun 02 Nov 2008, 5:25 pm

! I'm surprised I haven't posted here yet! Mine is converted to a SS roadie (will get a pic when I can be bothered...) - everything is changed except the frame and wheels (yes, stock wheels). And it's lived up to a MRR and a few NRR's (will have to see if I can stick on with the fast bunch next week :P )

It'll even be on the Great Vic! :D

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Postby baudman » Sun 02 Nov 2008, 6:33 pm

I certainly see a few around the (University side of the) CBD. Mainly Green.

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Postby Tim_mtb » Mon 15 Dec 2008, 6:12 pm

Here's mine...see if you can spot what I've changed! :D

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Postby roshea » Mon 15 Dec 2008, 9:55 pm

Rear axle? :lol:
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Postby freckle » Mon 15 Dec 2008, 9:58 pm

roshea wrote:Rear axle? :lol:
:lol:

The poor orphaned one chained at fed square seems to have lost a few more bits. Headstem and bars have disappeared.

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Postby sparklez » Mon 15 Dec 2008, 10:41 pm

I saw a violet crumble doing a gatorade triathlon yesterday :shock: :shock: Seen a few in the brooks series before but not the gatorade...

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Postby tonyk » Mon 15 Dec 2008, 10:49 pm

Tim_mtb wrote:Here's mine...see if you can spot what I've changed! :D
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You've changed the air in the tyres, right?

Tim - are those brake levers the CaneCreek/Tektro V-brake specific ones? If so, how do you find them? I've been meaning to get some for quite a while now, but can't find them on any UK stores, only US.

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