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by SpikePCR
Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Non-Technical: General Chat
Topic: 94.7 Cycle Challenge
Replies: 50
Views: 322

Re: 94.7 Cycle Challenge

correct have 2 pots rather than one piston that pushes the disc into the other brake pad This is my current setup. Any area that you can see for improvement? By the way I paid R1500 for the bike. http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc285/SpikePCR/019_2.jpg http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc285/Sp...
by SpikePCR
Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: Non-Technical: General Chat
Topic: 94.7 Cycle Challenge
Replies: 50
Views: 322

Re: 94.7 Cycle Challenge

Barney wrote:correct have 2 pots rather than one piston that pushes the disc into the other brake pad

Cost wise if i may ask?
by SpikePCR
Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Non-Technical: General Chat
Topic: 94.7 Cycle Challenge
Replies: 50
Views: 322

Re: 94.7 Cycle Challenge

Barney wrote:the seat... look proper pants make a difference and being set up correctly too...

yeah fitness sadly only comes with time. the fitter you get the faster you go and able to hurt more


ok cool. Is it worth it to change from cable disk brakes to hydraulic ones?
by SpikePCR
Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Non-Technical: General Chat
Topic: 94.7 Cycle Challenge
Replies: 50
Views: 322

Re: 94.7 Cycle Challenge

hardtail vs softtail hardtail give a more direct ride (stiffer) more responsive and lighter bike cheaper running costs softtail more comfortable (allows you to sit on rough sections and downhills) thus more ideal for longer rides but added maintenance (rear shock and pivot bearings (6months to a ye...
by SpikePCR
Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Non-Technical: General Chat
Topic: 94.7 Cycle Challenge
Replies: 50
Views: 322

Re: 94.7 Cycle Challenge

hardtail vs softtail hardtail give a more direct ride (stiffer) more responsive and lighter bike cheaper running costs softtail more comfortable (allows you to sit on rough sections and downhills) thus more ideal for longer rides but added maintenance (rear shock and pivot bearings (6months to a ye...
by SpikePCR
Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Non-Technical: General Chat
Topic: 94.7 Cycle Challenge
Replies: 50
Views: 322

Re: 94.7 Cycle Challenge

Barney wrote:hahahahaha. pro... thanks... wish i was.

beginner bike with outlook to ride more... must have air fork and hydraulic brakes..... rest can be sorted.


What about oil forks and cable brakes?
by SpikePCR
Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Technical: General Chat
Topic: 94.7 Cycle Challenge
Replies: 50
Views: 322

Re: 94.7 Cycle Challenge

yeah stopping along the way is all at your own choice... dont push your body too hard and relax enjoy it.. its your first one... thinking about that i might come past you when i do a second loop :fear: did it with marcel as it was his first last year and had no seeding thus started in XX which was ...
by SpikePCR
Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Technical: General Chat
Topic: 94.7 Cycle Challenge
Replies: 50
Views: 322

Re: 94.7 Cycle Challenge

yeah slicks will help you alot. scratch aka marcel put slicks on and the bike rolls alot easier. camelbacks... look its not really needed if you can put two bottle cages on your bike but also vs time you going to spend out there... you should have enough with two bottles to get between waterpoints....
by SpikePCR
Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Non-Technical: General Chat
Topic: 94.7 Cycle Challenge
Replies: 50
Views: 322

Re: 94.7 Cycle Challenge

yeah slicks will help you alot. scratch aka marcel put slicks on and the bike rolls alot easier. camelbacks... look its not really needed if you can put two bottle cages on your bike but also vs time you going to spend out there... you should have enough with two bottles to get between waterpoints....
by SpikePCR
Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Technical: General Chat
Topic: 94.7 Cycle Challenge
Replies: 50
Views: 322

Re: 94.7 Cycle Challenge

where you based? if you by craighall lemme know. I am based in the workshop for Dunkeld Cycles. Happy to answer questions about stuff. Post them and i will answer live in benoni and work in rivonia. I have a 26" mountain bike. A mate said i need to change my tires to "slicks" for roa...
by SpikePCR
Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Technical: General Chat
Topic: 94.7 Cycle Challenge
Replies: 50
Views: 322

Re: 94.7 Cycle Challenge

hahaha. welcome to the world of sport and nutrition you can carry sandwiches thou it may take awhile for them to be absorbed by your system and not really give it what it wants. bars - slower release but last longer - get rid of hungry feeling gel - fast absorb and quick release - got kicks and to ...
by SpikePCR
Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Technical: General Chat
Topic: 94.7 Cycle Challenge
Replies: 50
Views: 322

Re: 94.7 Cycle Challenge

Barney wrote:looking forward to the route again.

big this is eating and drinking enough during the route also the right stuff.

must enter number 14... so close to that red number


WTF . I thought only drinking. Must i carry sandwiches?
by SpikePCR
Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Non-Technical: General Chat
Topic: Is a golf 4 TDi (estate) a good buy? reliability issues?
Replies: 13
Views: 216

Re: Is a golf 4 TDi (estate) a good buy? reliability issues?

I had one. Was one of the best cars i owned before it was stolen. Fuel was 1200km long distance and 900km traffic driving. I had my cambelt tensioner snap. Luckly all that was needed was just a new cambelt service.
by SpikePCR
Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Non-Technical: General Chat
Topic: 94.7 Cycle Challenge
Replies: 50
Views: 322

Re: 94.7 Cycle Challenge

VW 'John Deere' TDI wrote:It should be, as long as you train regularly. My friend went from the gym and hardly ever cycling, to trained and completed in 4 months. However, he did train 4-5 times a week, including long cycles (60-100kms) on the weekends, during those 4 months.


Thanks man thats what I needed to know :)
by SpikePCR
Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: Non-Technical: General Chat
Topic: 94.7 Cycle Challenge
Replies: 50
Views: 322

Re: 94.7 Cycle Challenge

WOOP WOOP This year will be my second one. My tips: Make sure you get some good distance training in before the race, the jump from a 60km ride to 90-100 is BIG, and this race is called the Cycle Challenge for a reason. Another thing, pace yourself well, don't go crazy in the beginning like I did a...
by SpikePCR
Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Non-Technical: General Chat
Topic: 94.7 Cycle Challenge
Replies: 50
Views: 322

Re: 94.7 Cycle Challenge

WOOP WOOP This year will be my second one. My tips: Make sure you get some good distance training in before the race, the jump from a 60km ride to 90-100 is BIG, and this race is called the Cycle Challenge for a reason. Another thing, pace yourself well, don't go crazy in the beginning like I did a...
by SpikePCR
Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: Non-Technical: General Chat
Topic: 94.7 Cycle Challenge
Replies: 50
Views: 322

94.7 Cycle Challenge

So I enrolled for my first 94.7 cycle challenge. I am a novice cyclist. I will be doing the race with my 26" mountain bike.Any tips for a first time rider will be appreciated.
by SpikePCR
Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Non-Technical: Rides
Topic: Coilover picture thread
Replies: 203
Views: 5080

Re: Coilover picture thread

FK AK StreetLine

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by SpikePCR
Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Non-Technical: General Chat
Topic: E-Natis HelpDesk
Replies: 0
Views: 70

E-Natis HelpDesk

Anyone has any contacts or works for the Car Licensing dept. I urgently need your help please.

Thanks
Paul
0825736416
by SpikePCR
Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: TDI Engines
Topic: TDI - Just swings not starting
Replies: 30
Views: 1441

Re: TDI - Just swings not starting

Pics of the said tensioner

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by SpikePCR
Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: TDI Engines
Topic: TDI - Just swings not starting
Replies: 30
Views: 1441

Re: TDI - Just swings not starting

Cambelt kitt done and car starts :). No head damage thank God. What causes an oem tensioner to break after 15month and +-30000km
by SpikePCR
Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: TDI Engines
Topic: TDI - Just swings not starting
Replies: 30
Views: 1441

Re: TDI - Just swings not starting

Scatman wrote:Damn that's a crap one bud! Two teeth aren't a lot, let's hope the valves are fine!


Im hoping so too :)
by SpikePCR
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: TDI Engines
Topic: TDI - Just swings not starting
Replies: 30
Views: 1441

Re: TDI - Just swings not starting

Filled the diesel and still no start. Had a guy come out with a full mobile diagnostic and the error was diesel timing off. Mechanic bled the system and still no start. Opened the cambelt cover from the top and saw the belt that looked fine. Took the full cambelt cover off and upon further investiga...
by SpikePCR
Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: TDI Engines
Topic: TDI - Just swings not starting
Replies: 30
Views: 1441

Re: TDI - Just swings not starting

so the relay is fine then most likely, sometimes you can remove the bypass valve and have a look at the element inside the filter - if its relatively dry it could be an airlock issue.. other than that check the asv inside the intake pipe and clean everything, check the vacuum lines are good and not...

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