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Offline xing0318

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New to MTB, planning for Lysterfield
« on: February 28, 2018, 05:07:46 PM »
Hi all,

I have never been to a MTB trial, hoping to go on weekends.

I’m taking my partner and a 10 yr old. We all have very basic mountain bikes ~$300 range. Is that sufficient?

We are coming down from north Eastern suburb, do we need to circle around the park and head to the horswood rd entrance?

I also want to service the bikes before hand and would cost $100 each, and they need to be serviced every 6-12 months like cars?

Sorry I have so many questions! Thanks!

Offline Brossie (Tim)

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Re: New to MTB, planning for Lysterfield
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2018, 05:30:26 PM »
Hey mate,

Welcome to the wonderful world of MTB. And great that you are getting the fam in as well.

The bikes you have will be fine for starting out.

Yes, best start out at the Horswood Rd entrance. All of our easy trails are accessed from here. Make sure you print off a trail map from our website and have it on you -https://www.lysterfieldmtb.com/maps .

Definitely make sure you get the bikes serviced. $100 is probably a little more than you should be paying. $50 - $60 is more normal. And it really depends on how much you use the bikes. Once a year is ok, but if you guys get hooked and you start riding every week, maybe 6 months intervals will be ok.

Hope to see you out on the trails sometime.

Tim 
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Re: New to MTB, planning for Lysterfield
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2018, 09:43:59 PM »
Thanks Tim,

I have enquired a few places around the area, Preston, Doncaster, Nunawading, they are all min 80 - 100 + parts for basic service. Should I learn to service myself? Is there a place I can buy the tools? Or any where on the web I can look up a tutorial ?

Cheers roger


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Offline Brossie (Tim)

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Re: New to MTB, planning for Lysterfield
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2018, 06:38:54 AM »
Servicing your own bike isn’t that difficult. I’m not very mechanically minded so I put my bike in at Ben the Bike Tech in FTG.

YouTube is phenomenal to find out how to work on your bike.

Also, check out Gumtree or google to find a backyard bike mechanic in your area. There are a few riders setting up small bike repair businesses out of their garage.

They are probably too far away for you, but Life of Bikes in Pakenham are great supporters of the club and will help you out.

Tim
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