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www.martin-bike.com
What are your full names?

It's hard keeping track of this sometimes with the acronyms you guys use. Thanks.
dugga
I'm ian (30+ 20")..... don't look at my cruiser results
COASTY
Good results there guys. Hopefully one day I'll be in the news for race results too. You guys are my inspiration. Thanks
Jarvi
Well, all you 30+ cruiser guys in Victoria can rest easy for another 8 weeks. Went back for a checkup today and advised not to hit the track in anger for that long. NOT HAPPY AT ALL. I can at least get back on the bikes and do a bit of bike track stuff and up the street for a coffee, so all is not lost. Serious mountain bike riding is also on the not allowed list.

As a side note, there was a guy in the x-ray waiting room with a broken wrist. He did it skiing at Thredbo. Mentioned there were 8 others who did the same thing up there. Number of ski resorts multiplied by the number of weekends equals a lot of dollars for some medical practitioners doesn't it?
velocidad
has the bone not knitted??
Jarvi
No everything is fine although I didn't think the x-ray looked much different. Probably a good reason why I'm an accountant not a radiologist!! I asked when I could get back on the bike and he then mentioned something about the tour and I said, "no BMX and MTB". He then shook his head and said the jumping and stuff wouldn't be a good idea. I doubt I will last that long but I have to at least start with good intentions don't I? I'm sure a few lazy laps and concentrating on skills that don't require air will be fine. Heading into a first corner with 6 other guys, maybe not yet.

Martin, Velocidad = Mark = Plate 44, CROzzy = Paul = Plate 3V, Dugga = Ian = Plate 40. All in the 30+ cruisers.
Mattblack
Hey I get my 1/2 cast off next Wednesday!!! hopefully and then they will tell me when the wires can come out.

I don't like looking at pic's of people having fun riding bikes lol
Kurt.
Hey Matt,

Did you see this? What a bloody shame!

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/DIAMONDBACK-VINTAGE...1QQcmdZViewItem
Jarvi
quote:
I don't like looking at pic's of people having fun riding bikes lol
Try taking photos of people having fun riding bikes! Actually I like it but would like a better camera. It's basically a point and shoot with a bit of a zoom. Good for quick snap type photos but not as good for action/sports photos. Now what would be cool would be to mount a camera in the face of a jump and take some photos remotely. Kind of like the cameras in the track at the motor racing.
Jet Black
Jarvi (& anyone else with internal injuries on the mend) , ask your Doc if he would recommend swimming or walking laps in an olympic pool in order to keep up your level of fitness & help your wounds heal quicker.
Chances are they will recommend this & possibly even encourage you to do it. All the work you do in the water is excedingly low impact on your healing bones , yet still works your cardiovascular system + leg muscles & it should help you heal quicker in general.
Granted walking laps in a heated pool isn't all that exciting & it is a hassle getting changed for swimming etc , but if you fall over in the water you are not going to shatter broken bones like you would if you happened to fall off your bike the wrong way doing something simple.

JB
Mattblack
Saw that DB they are serious dings and the forks aren’t DB either. And it's seems to be bad luck to talk about a sale before it ends. I have lost the last 3 decent DB.

I like taking pictures at the track but with my hand it’s a little hard to hold steady and I like to get the action photos so you can’t use a tri pod.
KOSY-MOTO
HEY KurTee, that guy is selling the same stuff again? Abit sus? looks like he has a dud bidder to boost prices
Mattblack
I don't think the pool will let you ride your bike in it. That would be a idea sprint training in the pool. It was fun riding on the bottom of Parramatta river after you jumped into it when I was a kid.
Jarvi
JB - yes I'm allowed to get back to exercise after a visit or two to the physio to get a program. But, gym work and a bit of running isn't nearly as much fun as BMXing. Of course I'll do some lower body workouts (which I hate because of a dodgy knee) and my legs could use the work. Hopefully they then might acutally look like proper bike rider's legs.

MB - have you thought about using a monopod. I assume that's what they are called. You know, just the one leg to rest the camera on. Have a look at Wimbledon tonight if you don't know what I'm talking about.
Kurt.
Yeah might be a bit suss Luis. Shame, pretty rare for a pro size frame to come up nowadays. Although the frame pad would cover the dings, you'd always know they were there.

So for those of us that came in late, what's the story with your user name mate. Did someone say you looked a bit Osamaie?!?
Kurt.
Or do you just use it to **** of the septics??? ;o)
rsrichie
post changed by richie
Cheers
Richie

[ July 03, 2006, 06:17 AM: Message edited by: rsrichie ]
Jarvi
I've bought from that ebay seller before and seemed on the straight and narrow. By round 2 he means another bunch of items, not relisting the same item. I was to do a local pickup and arranged the time and then he said he couldn't make it and sent the stuff via mail at his cost. It was only $8 but nonetheless very reasonable.
Jet Black
A bipod is no use for action shots you still have to use the ground to steady yourself.
My pistol grip setup with adjustable shoulder stock & 360 degree swivel base can hold any type of camera with a standard base screw. I've developed this setup over the years & used Cannon Super 8 movie cameras , assorted hand held video cameras , the full manual 35mm Cannon (I shot a friends wedding using the telephoto setup) , unfortunately the new Cannon Digital EOS 350 that just turned up hasn't got a manual shutter realease on it.!!!
I'll see what I can make/find/fabricate/think up to mount the manual trigger in the grip to work the 2 stage trigger on the digital camera & turn it into the any angle & position mobile sniper mounting platform utility it is when it has the 35mm film camera & motodrive mounted on it....



JB
Jarvi
But I said monopod not bipod. Surely all the sports photographers can't be wrong and sometimes solutions don't have to be complicated.
freestyler
hey guys any body got a front suntour 36 whole high flange hub doesnt have to be nos any colour
for trade or cash lmk please
must have the suntour stamping in block letters
cheers jas
Jet Black
My Bad a bipod is usually mounted on things like these.



With Mono & Tripods you are still attached or dependant on the ground to steady yourself , you are pretty much limited to a fixed elevation & you have a narrow left to right pan. They are by design , not suitable for fast changes in elevation or scoping across multiple axii looking for a shot.They are however great to set up & wait for a shot to come to you , however in the often unpredictable area of action photography , the ability to quickly move & reposition yourself for a shot can be very handy

With a pistol grip camera set up like this you have complete freedom of movement along any af the axii , you use your right finger to take the shot & your left hand is free to adjust the zoom lense whilst you wait for the shot to come into frame or you can pan around , hold the camera steady & chase after a good shot.Nothing complex about using this platform.
Think of the setup as a rifle with an adjustable scope that can quickly be setup to take quick shots of multiple targets from near any angle , elevation & direction with little to no setup time.It takes great photo's of what your targeting rather than sending sending a projectile at whats in your sights.

The design as usual is a compromise to a solution I have been working on for _many_ years that started off with 35mm photography & simple wedding videos that evolved into professional work.
I can configure it to suit my needs & style of photography & it will continue to be developed as time goes by.Triggering the digital camera remotely will be a challenge , but whats life without a challenge ?

JB
QuicksilverBMX
i hope u guys all come here for a visit, i dont think i'll coming over anytime soon

click here for the bad news
GTHODAD
JB
EOS 350 has an electronic remote release-plugs into the side/back. Part number is RC1. Is that what you mean?

[ July 03, 2006, 10:17 AM: Message edited by: GTHODAD ]
Mr.BMX
Nice train Fares reece, how many girls are included in that package?
Mr.BMX
JB:
on a serious photographic note, i made a very similar support to yours yonks ago, but i dont have the pistol grip or remote trigger.
I basically have the extender arm from the camera base to my shoulder like yours.

I still hold the camera as per normal, and pull it 'into' my shoulder, same as a gun, which provides far more "mobile stability" compared to monopods and the like.

I have modded my shoulder brace several times, and my masterpiece had a nylon (actually i think it's Dylon) ball join fitted between the extension arm and the shoulder-bracing, and the shoulder-brace end.
The balljoint gives me speedy twisting between landscape and portait framing.

I later modified an extended eyepiece, with a rotating eye-ring, so the camera was ALWAYS in contact with my eye/socket, yet still allowed the potrait/lansdscape modes to rotate VERY quickly without losing framing on the subject.
(i used to shoot loads of catwalk/fashion parades, where portrait/landscape were alternated just about every shot, hence the need for my stabiliser).

I ended up adding a valcro strap to the shoulder-brace, as the ongoing twisting would sometimes work the brace along my shoulder (slipping off) if i wasnt holding the camera 'into' my shoulder firm enough.

I didnt need the remote trigger, as i wasnt using long lens' at the time, but i can see your design would be an advantage keeping the cam as stable as possible with long lens' .

anyway, just my 2 cents ;-)

[ July 03, 2006, 10:55 AM: Message edited by: Mr.BMX ]
Kurt.
Hey JB,
I don't know about a bipod and the earth holding an M60 secure.

I put 100 rounds through one of those things back in '92 - and I swear the earth moved!
velocidad
GO ROBBIE!!!
Jet Black
QSBMX , on one of the old BMX video tapes , that Matt is burning straight to DVD then I rip into raw .avi files & burn onto another DVD , then eventually Matt gets an edited short old school BMX clip saved inbetween computer lockups , and uploads it to the www...it's not easy or quick
There's a short BMXploitation Channel 10 Sydney News clip with Han's Halthrop & a bunch of young unprepared kids all revved up & ready to all ride across the Nullabor on their 20 inch Cro Mo Supermax's wearing their mostly black Malvern Star race tops & Nylon pants..... there's probably a few of the bikes with kids buried in shallow grave's out there or at the botom of mine shafts along the route.
So I wouldn't recommend riding a bike or taking a train trip over, after reading that timetable , double up with a truck driver or fly over seem to be the only viable options...I wish we had the complete story on the BMX Nullabour crossing , I doubt they made it outta NSW , the news clip is an amusing watch tho.

You're right GTHOdad !!! they actualy make 3 different remote releases for the digital Cannon , I may be able to adapt or reverse engineer the RS-60E3 cord release mechanism to suit my camera platform if I can get a look inside of one , thanks.
I did see the IR intale port on the camera , but the literature says when you push the button it gives an IR signal to auto focus then take a time delayed shot when you use it. I might spend some time sending all the known IR signals I have at the camera to see if I can find the autofocus trip signal & possibly find an instant trigger IR signal for it , is not too hard to build a small 2 channel IR transmitter & tape the LED over the IR port, most IR controlled electronic stuff has unused or disabled features on it , you just need to poke around a bit to find them

Good to see that you know the value of building up your own special purpose mounting platform for a camera MrBMX , some people can get by with standard over the counter accessories , other of us like to modify & adapt "stuff" to suit our own special requirements. A lot of the time you only get a very slim time period to take your shot , then it's gone forever , building your own stuff helps you get more of those perfect shots.Plus I think a lot of us regret not being able to take more photo's of our antics bitd.
That extended eyepiece you fitted sounds like a good idea & Cannon actualy sell 2 versions to fit the camera , I'll have a look at them when I'm checking the remote release out.The changeover to digital has finally become cost effective & worthwile now , it should be fun.

JB
velocidad
Jet Black
No matter what the size , it seems controversy is always around bicycles... how many of the riders on the tour didn't study for their drug test properly this year ?
May Robbie triumph over all that is placed before him.

JB
dugga
pics.... 2004 alu-min-ium team quadangle. Still waiting on the matching forks to show up:

are you serious? another quadangle?
pickles
Great matching cat / bowl in Black and silver

How many Quads do you have ???
dugga
this makes 3: 1 reynolds, 1 cro-mo, 1 alloy.... in October SE are re-releasing the team quad - 21.75" top tube - start saving!
Mattblack
Hey Dugga I've got a blue 2004 still sitting waiting for the flight here. Do you have forks.
dugga
I've got a pair of the dirt jumping LGs (with the heavier gauge dropouts) plus the chrome 1 1/8 in the picture. The LG for the integrated headset I purchased from the US a couple of months ago - they might even arrive one day
KOSY-MOTO
nice black ***** duggie
waza007
Just added a 1975 goose to my gaggle of geese.

velocidad
very nice dugga... so you made your mind up?? is it to become the new dugga race machine?

waza you must be very happy... is that a short model? does it have a brake bridge?
KOSY-MOTO
very nice Waza!! looks very solid, checkout the welds the way bikes were made back then.
Jarvi
Gee Waza that does look short. Is the seat post also stuck in there?
velocidad
That old frame pic got me digging around for this old pic of my first mongoose. This is the only pic i have of it - (being piloted by my mum) while on holidays christmas 1979. it had the goose sticker on the top bar, goldstem, v-bars and steely coasterbrake wheels - what a slug. all be it an indestructable slug!
dugga
great pic mark..... could your mum do any tricks?
prosight
stuff for sale to the melb guy's pick up only and must be picked up by sat...........

3 mongoose frames $50 for all

1st in....... (prosight) 0431255392


[ July 05, 2006, 12:36 AM: Message edited by: prosight ]
www.martin-bike.com
Here's one to watch for world's most expensive bike:

http://cgi.ebay.com/OLD-BMX-VINTAGE-JMC-SE...1QQcmdZViewItem

Martin
dugga
$325 for a seat post? - who are the people that pay these prices? I can't pass judgement on how people choose to spend their cash - that's a personal decision, but are they legitimate collectors or are they just investors who will put it back on ebay 12 months from now? I wonder if it's some sort of ego trip - "my wallet's bigger than your wallet - look what I can pay" I really don't think it's a good thing - it's transforming a hobby into an elitist pastime for the rich.... anyone else have an opinion?
Jarvi
Of course I have an opinion!!

I just wonder what Jim Melton thinks of the madness with JMC products. Although I didn't know much about him until coming here he seems to be one of the real gentlemen of the sport and still genuinely interested in the people involved with BMX and not just treating it as a former business interest. My guess is that he is disappointed his products have become so elitest. But then I may be wrong.
Mattblack
Dugga it will go for $500+. limited number off, I think JMC can tell you how many there is. I wouldn't buy one but would keep if I found one !

Edit (stupid)

[ July 05, 2006, 03:32 AM: Message edited by: Mattblack ]
Mattblack
Edit- Doubles

[ July 05, 2006, 02:39 AM: Message edited by: Mattblack ]
Jarvi
Doesn't Freestyler collect these?

Roosters Padset

I don't have his contact details to let him know as it finishes in just under 7 hours.
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