Hi from Melbourne!

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by Stewyh, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. Stewyh

    Stewyh New Member

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    Hey all. Long time lurker, first time poster. Just wondering if anyone knows of a bricks-and-mortar bike shop in Melbourne that specializes (or at least stocks) trials bikes & parts? There's Bike Trials Direct but they seem to be online only.

    Bought myself a Monty Kamel 220 https://flic.kr/p/Rk532N (few years old & needs a couple of new bits), looking to do a few comps at novice level & interested in social rides in/around Melbs if there's any happening. I'm assuming my MTBA license will cover trials events as well as MTB events.

    Cheers. :)
     
  2. SLB

    SLB New Member

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    what do you need? There's probably heaps of gear floating around here and online is best for new stuff in trials.
     

  3. Stewyh

    Stewyh New Member

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    Needs a headset. Got a Cane Creek mtb one lying around I'll probably try that and see how it copes. Besides that, just a rear tube for 19 x 2.6 tyre and some shin guards. I'm not convinced about the square taper cranks on it though. Tensioned ok & no play but little creaky still. I'm kinda heavy at 105kg and not the smoothest rider & Square taper cranks on a trials bike seems like underkill... which isn't a word but you get my drift haha. Will leave them for the time being though & see how they fare. Cheers
     
  4. SLB

    SLB New Member

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    pretty sure standard 20" tube is fine and yeah, square taper sucks. Don't have any mod cranks... about the only thing I don't have :s
     
  5. Gareth

    Gareth New Member

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    Standard 20" tube will work but get a 19" as soon as possible.
    With a normal 20" tube the rear end will wobble around like jelly and make the bike feel unstable.
    Probably not good for the 20" tube either