Dec 30 2005, 08:47 PM
Bunny hop over that wombat!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY AUSSIE HOMIES!!
Dec 30 2005, 08:55 PM
as big as hippo's ????
you must have the small ones up there, they're more like giraffes down here ;-)
Dec 30 2005, 10:34 PM
g'day all.... cool pic Ian, that womby looks like he found a hillbilly vegie patch if you get my drift... plenty of that stuff growing up that way - lol.
yes Roy, the dial on my digi therm is reading 40 degrees in the shade, I'm not game to leave it in the sun... thank god for aircon.
Luis - i tried to bunny hop a wallaby in my ute on xmas trip, but i didn't clear it... Fu$kn thing! 5am in Swanpool, just this side of Benalla.
Hey Martin, fwiw mate i think u got some nice bikes - look forward to seeing ur website finished.
Dec 30 2005, 10:58 PM
here's my Se Wombat.
Dec 31 2005, 12:16 AM
HA HA ,nice one Howard...like it, like it. Is that a PK wombat or a floval wombat?
Dec 31 2005, 05:14 AM
Wombats are good for doing curb endo's on & _really_ messing up the floorpan of your car when you hit them under brakes @ 100MPH
I think if a wombat got into someone's "experimental crops" It'd turn into a chopper or lowrider of some sorts , they got a real low center of gravity & lots of torque.
Happy New Year to All
time to map out & plan my midnight letterbox pyrotechnics run.....actually thats a typeo ,I'm not going to do anything like that at all.
Dec 31 2005, 07:49 AM
Happy New Year to all.
Oh, and it's definately a Pk Wombat!
JB, I'd do a chopper or lowrider Wombat but I can't be stuffed! Sorry.
Dec 31 2005, 07:58 AM
Happy New Year everyone...Thanks for a great VBMX year.
Dec 31 2005, 02:14 PM
Happy New Year everyone... what a night - 34 degrees at midnight in Wandin... to friggin hot!
Hey JB, Chris-Prosight check my post
in the cafe, you may be interested in some pics...
sorry no veedub pics Osama!
Dec 31 2005, 02:23 PM
oh yeah, Howard I hate using seatpost shims myself, but if you need shim steel for your PK lmk what you need, I can get pretty much anysize.
[ December 31, 2005, 03:24 PM: Message edited by: velocidad ]
Dec 31 2005, 04:51 PM
Well velocidad , you can't beat a speedway bike for sheer lunacy , riding a strung out motorcycle around a dirt track WOT with no brakes in a continual throttle steer powerslide footdrag movement makes for interesting elbow to elbow racing....Is that the old 2SM Torana that was painted or clad to look like it was covered in blue jean denim in the background ?
_Any_ 1970's 2 door Australian V8 production race car has well over 100% c00l factor. The Lotus powered 4 cylinder Cortina' s , triple webered 6 cylinder Chargers ,Toranana's with triple SU 6 cylinders in them & Jap cars like the Rx3's & 7's that they raced at Bathurst all gave the
Big V8's a good scare too.
Ford & Holden at the time really needed to homologate 4 spot ventilated disc brakes all round to their V8 coupes , the standard brakes back then were the weak link in those heavy small block V8 powered cars in "The Big Race"
They were the years that Bathurst was interesting , now all they do is race pretty "taxi cabs" around the track , yawn....
I own a blown XB coupe (4/71, 351C, C6 , 3.89 LSD) Still waiting for a set of Rx7 4 spot alloy calipers to fit to the front , it's built for street driving & sitting in Sydney traffic on hot days (if necessary) , all the hardware is hidden under a standard XC bonnet scoop , the only tell tale is the heavy exhaust thump at idle...
Last time I showed it in the Cafe & gace out some low tech pointers on how to avoid getting 5MPH over the limit "revenue raising" speeding tickets , things got _real_ ugly.
Damm Ignorant Hypocrites...never bothered going back.
Seems like owning a red "cult car" that looks like it is doing 100MPH when its parked , gets you tagged as a menace to other motorists & society by a lotta conservative yanks , who know nothing about our local laws..or how & where I drive my car.
Dec 31 2005, 04:57 PM
Happy New Year my Aussie Homies..
Velocidad.. WHat more could you ask for.. amazing Aussie racing history.. Love that Manaro.. thanks for the lovely photos WOW... ALSO I'm in the same vote in need of a shimy.. for my Elina UL 22.5 that is abit loose on my PK Ripper mid-scool.
Dec 31 2005, 05:15 PM
yeah thats the one JB, just uploaded another pic of the 2SM Torana... worth a day trip out there to Bathurst all you Sydney BMXers, I know i loved it. yes i recall your romantic coupe pic.... each to his own bro! - I had a thing for hr holdens in years gone by, maybe i'll build another one day.
hey Luis, have you got a vernier or a digi caliper? (make it your next ebay
purchase if you don't!)measure the bore of the seat tube accurately for me. -mark [ December 31, 2005, 06:31 PM: Message edited by: velocidad ]
Dec 31 2005, 06:28 PM
Happy new year everyone.
Mark, always said if I became wealthy (still might as I haven't checked the 32 million lottery ticket) that I would start collected and an A9X torana would be the first Aussie muscle car in the garage. Never driven one but had many pictures of them in my bedroom when I was younger and was always drawing them. Hardly ever see one of the road so they must all be tucked away safe and sound in people's garages.
Dec 31 2005, 10:47 PM
Happy New Year all
I was thinking of turning up some seat post shimes as I lost my IUN seat one. Is there call for them cause I could make some Extras I guess (out of polycarbonate but)
JB might be able to get some of them calipers you mentioned LOL
Jan 1 2006, 12:17 AM
happy new year everybody...hows the head thumping feel.?..it was too hot,, and got a hangover from that...not the beer...cheers
Jan 1 2006, 03:15 AM
Its bloddy hot here!! 45here!! Hot as bro!
Jan 1 2006, 04:13 AM
Latest addition . . . in stages
Jan 1 2006, 04:17 AM
SHOW US more homie!! stop teasing bro!!
Jan 1 2006, 04:19 AM
More tomorrow . . .
Jan 1 2006, 04:22 AM
Bloody teaser!! show us that Quad HOMIE!!
Jan 1 2006, 04:30 AM
Jan 1 2006, 04:38 AM
Definitely more tomorrow. Good night.
Jan 1 2006, 04:41 AM
SHOW us the whole bike BRO!! teaser!! LOL!!!
Jan 1 2006, 04:43 AM
How come all the quad pics are back/side-lit, and not front lit? we can't hardly see what you're trying to feature (unless you intend featuring the background???).
u need far bigger light diffusion and spread to do the pics properly, and kill the shadows galore.
If that's the best a pro photographer & studio can do for you, you should look elsewhere. those pics arent doing the bikes any justice, it's seems to negate the time & money you poured into the bikes themselves.
Then you'll spend far less time in photoshop ;-)
Jan 1 2006, 04:43 AM
hey martin, it's like buying a penthouse with all the best pics cut out..... bring on the full frontal stuff!
Jan 1 2006, 04:45 AM
The lighting in penthouse is far better ;-)
Jan 1 2006, 04:47 AM
not when they use that vaseline lens effect, although it does hide unsightly stretch marks and blemishes
Jan 1 2006, 04:52 AM
Photoshop? Geezzz.. a good photo doesnt need p/shopie!! SHOW me the Q U A D M U F F ! ! !
Jan 1 2006, 04:54 AM
I hear you. Unfortunately that's all the time I have left for shooting this trip. I fly back to Hongkers on Tuesday - although I do have a Floval done also. I will be reshooting the Quad - at least. I got mates rates on the photog deal - he's an old friend that usually shoots model babes.
Spent 20 hours on the JMC over 3 sessions to try and get the lighting right. Given his space and equipment, that's the best result we could muster. I will be tracking down another photog friend for the next round. You're right, the photos don't do the bike justice.
Given my constraints, this is a very long work in progress.
Jan 1 2006, 04:57 AM
OK, how about model babes on a quad? that would be hot - like those biker mags
Jan 1 2006, 04:59 AM
shoould have called me homie.. im an idea's man.. not a studio kinda guy? Shooter hehehe
Jan 1 2006, 05:01 AM
Ok, here's the full bike.
Photo 5 - this is raw, I don't know how to use Photoshop. LOL
Jan 1 2006, 05:07 AM
nice bike Martin.... love those cranks homie!! DID i tell you i love cranks specially 3pc! let me ride that Quadie homie..lol..
Jan 1 2006, 05:10 AM
Without Vaso!! jejejeje
Jan 1 2006, 05:14 AM
MrBMXa you got mail homie!!
Jan 1 2006, 05:15 AM
Here you go then.
Jan 1 2006, 05:40 AM
Hey Martin, I'm no pro but I can Photoshop. Would you like a Wombat with that???
He! He! He!
Oh, and I'm with Dugga, chicky babes on bikes....MMmmmm!!!
Jan 1 2006, 05:51 AM
Hey Howard, thanks for the offer. I'll let you know. LOL
Jan 1 2006, 06:09 AM
anyone know who ebay user name 'Adelaidecrows1997' is?
Looks to have some good stuff at times and I bought a SE seat from them. No problem getting the seat but they don't leave feedback???
This $h1t5 me! I always do the right thing by sellers and pay immediately and so many sellers hold off until you've given them feedback before they give pos feedback to you. I think it's rude!
Has anyone else dealt with this person? Just curious. None of you guys is it?
On another note, whilst I'm on the ebay thing, is it just me or does it erk you too when something pops up that you've decided to watch and some idiots start bidding with 5-7 days to go?
What is with these morons? Do they just like to pay ridiculous prices for everything?
Alright, back to my merry self.
Jan 1 2006, 06:17 AM
ok Martin, i assume it's shot in a closet sized room heheehe.....
Speaking of babes on bikes, i have been slowly organising a few bmx/babe projects, so lookout for a calendar or something ;-)
Funnily, i have no trouble finding people to "help out" for the shoots......
There's probably still a position for a professional baby-oil applyer ;-)
Howard, yeh 1 day ppl will learn HOW to use ebay, and not bid on the 1st day...shmucks!
Jan 1 2006, 06:26 AM
Wow Howard... you seem to be a bit irritated at the moment....
Just so as you know, I think it's perfectly natural for sellers not to provide feedback until the buyer has already done so. It is, after all, the only way that a seller knows that the transaction has gone well and the buyer is happy (and won't flame them unexpectedly).
Also, a strategy of bidding early in an auction is sometime like the shutout bid and can scare away the snipers.
I find eBay fascinating, as it is a true demonstation of the law of supply and demand in action. If two buyers want the same thing - the price will be high either if bid early or late....
Jan 1 2006, 07:34 AM
I understand what you're saying about the unexpected/unwarranted flaming thing but I think as a seller that's a chance you take.
As a buyer, once you have paid for the item and the seller has acknwledged receipt of payment, the buyer has upheld their end of the deal.
The seller should then post pos feedback immediately. If they get flamed later they have the right of reply.
If the seller shipped the product before receiving payment, then it would be fair to hold off on feedback...but obviously that is ridiculous and would not make sense.
Maybe it's just me (I'm sure it's not) but I just try and do the right thing by everyone. I think it's about respect for others. Maybe one of the downfalls of modern society.
That was the sound of me jumping down from my soapbox!
Sorry for the rant all!
Jan 1 2006, 07:39 AM
Back to the regularly scheduled program.
Today I bought a hand held sand blasting unit (from ebay ha! ha! ha!) and I am going to try the tuff restoration on a pair of faded red tuffs.
Jan 1 2006, 08:34 AM
Very nice ride martin
Jan 1 2006, 02:09 PM
Will enhoy seeing the rest of the photos Martin.
Call me slow but at first I thought people were talking about really nice apartments at the top of the building not magazines until the vaso call. Draped across a BMX seat might not be as comfortable as a motobike seat but hopefully some-one will do it!
Re the eBay thing, as a seller I would wait until the buyer has received the goods and is satisfied with them. To me that is the only way you know the transaction has gone smoothly. Quick payment is not the only part of the transaction. Unfortunately it means the seller usually gives feedback after the buyer. I usually confirm I have received the goods, tell them I will be leaving feedback and ask them to do the same. Just a bit of a reminder for them.
eBay is an interesting study and there are all types of tactics. The one that annoys me is the long auctions. It has been shown many, many times the longer the auction is doesn't necessarily get a higher price. Four days is the best I think. If you are after something then you keep looking every few days, set up alerts and the such. Having to wait seven, or worst still, ten days is really annoying.
Jan 1 2006, 02:38 PM
howard, dont use sand dude...if it can take the beads, go that way...sand will burn them...i found out the hard way...least the tuff was cracked. i could show u pics of sand vs. bead, but my memory stick died...go the bead!!
Jan 1 2006, 02:40 PM
marty can i be the baby oil applyer, and im professional....lol
Jan 1 2006, 05:40 PM
hehehe.. use the sand.. go on.. show pix.. hehehe sand is good.. hehehe
Jan 1 2006, 05:42 PM
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