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Hi-Ride Carrier “2+2” (4-bike)

Available in both the “Classic” model (for road and XC etc) and the “Downhill” (for those big rigs). This one’s a 2-bike Hi-Ride carrier when that’s all you need, but converts to a 4-bike rack (or back to a 2-bike) in just seconds.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE “CLASSIC” & “DOWNHILL” MODELS.


$658

Carriers & Racks on caravans & campers etc.

There’s nothing better than taking your bikes with you when you’re off in the van, camper or motorhome. Unfortunately it’s also one of the hardest things to organize properly… until now.

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Couldn’t resist |

No matter how you dress it up… stupid is still stupid.


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“If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he lucky?”

Getting our priorities right |

Football…. it’s not something we have anything to do with “work-wise”, but everyone here at Grip HQ does take their footy tipping pretty seriously.

And for the 3rd year running the girls have done a clean sweep of the major placings with Margaret in 1st, followed closely by Marian… then the boys way down in the minor results.

See… Testosterone aint it’s all cracked up to be, eh?


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“There are 3 kinds of people in this world…. those who can count and those who can’t.”

Big Boys’ Toys |

Big Boys’ Toys

The Hursty Show & Shine was certainly a huge success for the organizers with lots and lots of big boys drooling over, what used to be, little boys’ toys. So much bling that by the end of it our eyes felt like we’d been staring at the sun all day.


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“We have more than enough youth… howzabout we start searching for a fountain of smart?”

Show & Shine |

This weekend (Sunday Aug 31) is the extremely popular Wattle Festival in Hurstbridge (Victoria) and as usual, the BMX guys are putting on a fantastic show. For anyone that’s into BMX or even just bikes and retro stuff and restorations etc… just think of it as bike “porn”.

And this year we’re going to set up a little display of our own to show off our repair, restoration and painting skills.

So feel free to come along and say g’day. You can talk to The Boss and to Andrew about any frame repair or restoration projects you’re toying with and even get a quote. And of course you can check out our famous Hi-Ride bike racks too, because lets face it, we’ve all got to transport our bikes, right?

You can CLICK HERE if you’d like to read a little about the BMX Show & Shine… or CLICK HERE for information on the Wattle Festival itself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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“How many of you believe in telekinesis? Raise my hand.”

Going cheap |

One of our customers has had to get out of cycling and is selling his “Classic” Hi-Ride.

He (and the carrier) are in Maroochydore Qld so if you’re interested get in touch with Roger Ph: 0438 557 755 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

But be quick because secondhand Hi-Rides get snapped up quick-smart and tend to stay on the market about as long as a Tony Abbott smile.


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“Why oh why can’t chickens just be allowed to cross the road without always having their motives questioned?”

Head on |

We do get quite a lot of frames in for repair after head-on collisions of one type or another. However this one looked like it had lost an argument with a brick wall.

Whatever this guy hit, it completely folded the steerer tube (which we replaced) and also stretched out the lower end of the head tube so it looked more like an AFL footy rather than the precise circle it’s meant to be (but we got that back into shape and then “collared” the head tube for strength).

So come on, people… if you’re heading for a brick wall, this is what you have to do. Easy, eh?


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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“Something witty and thought provoking”  (that’s what the boss told me to write here)

Big black hole |

Most of us can imagine what the inside of a metal frame looks like… you just have to think of a piece of metal tube (or pipe) that’s been cut open… and we all know what a bit of pipe looks like. But have you ever looked inside a carbon fibre frame?

Well we’ve seen inside LOTS of ‘em… often through the big black hole that’s left in a frame when the entire bottom bracket thread simply falls out. And that, believe it or not, happens quite a lot.

And when it does, you’re likely to see that the (usually) paper-thin, aluminium sleeve that your bottom bracket screws into, really wasn’t held in by much at all. Most of them are glued in (which is absolutely fine), but the big problem is that frames tend to have very little for those sleeves to actually bond onto... which is not so fine.

So when we do this repair we want to make absolutely sure that nothing is going to move or fall out and we do that by making a new bottom bracket insert (the threaded bit) designed to actually sandwich the frame itself. Think of a piece of tube with a big washer fixed to either end and the frame sitting in between those washers.

This new sleeve is then fitted into the big black hole, bonded into place… and as a final “don’t-even-think-about-moving”, the whole assembly is then pinned to the frame. It’s as simple as an Amish lifestyle and tougher than Mr T… and it sort of makes us wonder why the factories don’t do it this way right from the start. Oh well…



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“Junk is something you’ve kept for years… then throw away the week before you need it.”

Change to Saturday opening times |

We’ve always opened on a Saturday, but it’s never been a normal work day for us so much as an opportunity for our customers to drop off and pick up their repair and paint jobs, or buy themselves a carrier etc.

But after a lot of feedback (thanks to all who took the time to give us that) we’ve decided to change Saturday’s opening hours to 8 till 11.




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“If you make people think they’re thinking, they’ll love you; but if you really make them think, they’ll hate you.”

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