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  1. Just because you asked so nicely (and because someone else asked for them via a message a couple of weeks back)...
  2. Cross post from trials-chat in case it's of any interest to those in here. Basically frame is 27.2mm and the options for dropper posts are few and far between while being silly expensive so I put one together with a cheap 25.4 seatpost, plastic USE shim as a bush and automotive gas strut giving a full 150mm of travel. Currently adjusted by manually operating the QR but considering looking into a remote system if I can be arsed. Right, here we go. First up pics in the lowered and raised positions: The components: The gas strut had to be turned down by a fraction to clear the ID of the seatpost and I just used a couple of bits of delrin to act as a spacer to the top of the seatpost and a stop which sits on top of the main pivot tube inside the seat tube. It's set up so that at max extension the post sits at the perfect height so it always goes to the right place and I can then lower the post to anywhere up to 150mm when I feel like it. A little bit fiddly to operate the QR on the move to start with but now pretty slick at it and since a lot of dropper posts operate via a lever under the nose of the saddle I didn't think it was too bad. Close up of the ball ended screw that goes through the seat clamp and seat tube: The travel: The only mod needed to the frame: Hopefully a video...
  3. Now to change/strip/paint that seatpost
  4. For security I've always stuck with bolt ups on my trials bike. Unless you regularly need to whip your wheels out to get the bike in a car or whatever I'd stick with bolts...
  5. Have you seen any of the pictures Bongo's stuck up on Facebook recently of his dawn jaunts up Snowdon? Very jealous!
  6. I can't see me buying a carbon framed mountain bike anytime soon. The way I keep my bikes in the garage, the use of bike racks, the way I use them on the trail I just don't trust the stuff. I've got a carbon road bike but it's not exposed to the same potential hazards.
  7. Pistol crossbows are surprisingly cheap you know...
  8. Also, considering the stuff Danny Mac has done on his 5010 which is still going strong (apparently) I wouldn't worry too much about the SC unless you're really casing the jumps.
  9. Cool beans
  10. They appear to be setup with downsweep (is that a thing?) which looks totally wrong. I'd have to run them so that they were at least horizontal (which looks like the rise would then be vertical relative to the ground). Are they the stock YT bars? Edit: Yarp
  11. What's with the bar angle?
  12. Is that the Dakar A2 everyone's raving about?
  13. Check your chainline. When I went to 1x10 on my Meta I ended up running the NW ring on the inside of the spider with some spacers to get the chainline better.
  14. No chain would be my guess.
  15. Produced and directed by: Fabio Wibmer. Well there's a surprise! Overtly is fine but when it's cringey and detracts from the riding it's just daft. Meh, cerrrazy riding nonetheless!
  16. Epic riding ruined by cheese. He really needs to chill out a bit and get someone like Stu Thompson involved to keep the riding nuts but remove the shite...
  17. Man up! I used to ride my trials bike 7 miles each way to get to Peterhead from mine! 2 miles is nothing. You'd walk that in half an hour so even with a silly trials gear you're only talking 15-20 minutes.
  18. It's another one where I'm not really convinced we should be getting involved... If the US want to go in and screw around pissing off the Ruskis then leave them to it. Unfortunately it's shit like this that give the extremists reason to carry out some horrible attack in Europe or the US.
  19. Can you add a zip tie or similar near the top of the fork to pull the hose out the way of the tyre?
  20. Good to see you back on a pedal rig, Heath!
  21. Not jealous of him getting to ride places like this for a living. Not at all. Cunt .
  22. Does it depend on how it's configured where you start? I guess some seemingly random configurations require fewer 'moves' to complete than others?
  23. Whereabouts are you?
  24. It's just a shame about all the americans that live there. If it weren't for them I reckon it'd be a lovely place