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About DeersSlayer

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    Trials Monkey

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    motocycle trips, mountain biking, hiking, curling
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    Ottawa, Canada

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    Inspired Flow Plus, Echo 24"
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  1. I started in December at 56.
  2. I made one, seems to help me. Don't bother with the 1 x 6 stage and stabalizer wings. The 2 x 6 base is good enough for side to side balance if you're not a complete newbie. If you can trackstand you don't need them.
  3. I bought a new Flow Plus in December. When I bought it I chose the upgrade option to hydraulic SRAM DB5 brakes. Those brakes are OK, but the rear is definitely not as strong as the rear hydraulic rim brake on my Echo 24. With the 2017 Flow Plus you can now optionally upgrade right away to Hope or Magura brakes. Wish that option existed when I bought mine.
  4. Found a couple more small hex keys hiding elsewhere in the tool chest. The one that worked seemed like a 2 mm, but maybe it's 2.5. Old eyes and a measuring tape, no micrometer. Thanks guys...
  5. I've misplaced my Echo Trial MK5 manual, can someone tell me what size hex key I need to adjust the chain? I'm assuming it's a small hex head bolt, can't really see inside the access hole. My hex key set is incomplete. I'm going to buy a new set and want to make sure it includes the needed size.
  6. For comparison, my new 2016 Inspired Flow Plus 24 with upgrade to SRAM hydraulic brakes was about Cdn $1,500, + 13% sales tax. in which Canadian city do you live? I'm in greater Ottawa, population about 1.3 million. There were zero used trials bikes for sale here in December.
  7. I have Five Tens that I use for trials and mountain biking. They have the small size raised circle treads which I find lock in too much with the pins on flat pedals. That's not too bad on the trials bike. But for mountain biking on really technical rocky terrain I sometimes don't get my foot back on the pedal in the right spot, and then can't adjust. Might pick up a pair of these 5 10's for the mountain bike, the tread pattern seem better suited: Local bike shops here (Canada) don't stock the Danny Macs, no surprise.
  8. A friend named his dog Askum. What's your dog's name? Don't pause after the first 2 letters....
  9. That was GREAT!! The music matched your edit nicely. And Ali C still rides smoothly even in fast motion....
  10. It's not often I can one up someone, I started in December at age 56. ;-) It's amazing how much energy is required just to do simple trials moves!
  11. That looks great! Nice pics too. How high is the BB? (it looks high in the pics) How long is the wheel base? What size are the brake discs?
  12. And just this week, after 5+ months, track stands are becoming easy. I can now track stand on the comp and the street in my garage for about a minute. Not as long on the MTB, but that's improving too. Relaxing and confidence seems to work for me. My ultimate goal is still to be able to bunny hop on my MTB, so it's time to learn how to manual. Just need to find an out of the way gentle downhill slope. I'll probably wear my enduro moto protection mesh overshirt: chest, elbow, shouder, and and full length spine pad. Because I can never look too dorky....
  13. I'm more than half way down the hall on the fifth floor! Late May last year I had 1 bike, now I have 5. I first started looking at trials videos last fall when searching for how-to videos for mountain bike skills. Now I have a 24" street trials and a 24" comp trials. I'll never be a good trials rider, but I'm having fun. :-)
  14. I bought the Echo Trial 24. I like it, feels very light. If I ever buy a 26", the new Crewkerz Desire looks like a good choice.
  15. That's really good, well done! My progress has been much, much slower. Before you got your trials bike, could you manual? Track stand? Bunny hop? My slow progress must be due to my ancient age. ;-)