GVBR Bikes - where are they now?

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Postby Tim_mtb » Tue 16 Dec 2008, 8:41 am

tonyk wrote: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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Nope - just the normal Tektro road-style ones, taken off a Schwinn Madison (the guy wanted bull horn bars). They aren't perfect, but do the job - just have a lot of lever pull for not much pad movement, so they are set up pretty close to the rims.

And yes - changed the air a few times :wink: :lol:

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Postby Brocky » Wed 18 Feb 2009, 5:44 pm

My 2004 bike will be sitting in the whittlesea bush fire relief collection centre waiting to be re-housed as of tomorrow. I had been using it as a spare bike for whenever I went riding with a friend but gather those families can get better use out of it (it was neglected over this summer due to minimal riding time).

My daughters bike (still in its box waiting for her to grow) was pinched from our garage about 18 months ago, so where ever it is now who knows?????

My dads violet crumble (as they were nicknamed) and green machine are sitting down at phillip island for use at the holiday house.

I occasionally see the odd violet crumble or green machine out on the paths.

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Postby JAC » Sun 11 Mar 2012, 9:42 am

JAC wrote: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.

N + 1. The teenager still has a crook knee, and never really got interested in cycling. The GVBR bike is coming back today.
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Re: GVBR Bikes - where are they now?

Postby Chubbs » Wed 14 Mar 2012, 11:47 am

I was given a violet crumble from one of my dads workmates last year.
Commute between Essendon and Mentone for work, 4 days a week.

Installed clip-in pedals and waiting for the drivetrain and tyres to expire, then will convert to SS.
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Re: GVBR Bikes - where are they now?

Postby hox » Mon 22 Oct 2012, 8:20 pm

I had two unused violet crumbles in my Mum's shed. When she moved I put them on the nature strip with a sign saying "free bikes" and it still took all afternoon for them both to disappear.

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Postby Atom Ant » Mon 22 Oct 2012, 9:16 pm

JAC wrote:
JAC wrote: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.

N + 1. The teenager still has a crook knee, and never really got interested in cycling. The GVBR bike is coming back today.

Ours is still taking up space in our garage.

Green, small, free to a good home if anyone has a use for it.
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Postby veloaficionado » Fri 09 Nov 2012, 11:03 am

jda wrote:I still have two of the originals

Always intended taking them up to the bush block but it hasn't happened yet.

I have adopted the nomenclature of my sister (veteran GVBR participant) and her gang who refer to them as:
2004 - Violet Crumble
2005 - Frog
2006 - not named yet

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Postby Atom Ant » Fri 09 Nov 2012, 5:04 pm

Atom Ant wrote:
JAC wrote:Ours is still taking up space in our garage.

Green, small, free to a good home if anyone has a use for it.

:oops: I forgot to update this thread. It went to a good home.
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Re: GVBR Bikes - where are they now?

Postby gavin » Wed 21 Nov 2012, 2:35 pm

Bicycle Victoria promised us two bikes in 2011. But we never got them. And they don't respond to my queries or followups.

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Re: GVBR Bikes - where are they now?

Postby nuffnuff » Wed 30 Jan 2013, 1:42 pm

If you still want a GVBR or similar bike, you could try

this

this

or keep your eye out for next weeks Aldi special buys :wink:

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Re: GVBR Bikes - where are they now?

Postby Marx » Wed 30 Jan 2013, 3:05 pm

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Re: GVBR Bikes - where are they now?

Postby nuffnuff » Wed 30 Jan 2013, 3:24 pm

I just serviced my sister's 18kg* 'Quest KLR-5000' 21-speed steel dually department-store 'MTB'. It's never been ridden in the five years she's had it, but now that her 10 year old daughter has a decent bike, it'll be interesting to see how she goes riding with her. It's pretty flat out west, aint it?

(*Yes - 18 kilograms)

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Re: GVBR Bikes - where are they now?

Postby Chubbs » Sun 02 Jun 2013, 7:22 pm

Violet Crumble SS CX Conversion

https://www.box.com/s/4szl0atx0vn0wqkwqk91

Fun on this mornings CX training ride :D
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Re: GVBR Bikes - where are they now?

Postby veloaficionado » Fri 14 Jun 2013, 11:02 am

You are a full-on masochist

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