Explosifpete

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  1. Good times ! If anyone wants one I'm happy to sell them one cheaply (they belong to the shop I work at) in other news the frame I brought has a cross threaded bb so fingers crossed I can re-tap it
  2. A quick search reveals I don't have the 14 which is good news! not sure what ages these are, hopefully the good ones as I have 6 of them!
  3. Thanks chaps. Although I've been a mtber since 1992 and worked in the industry for the last 8 years I haven't met any trials riders so it really helpful to get pointed in the right direction from the people in the know. The bike I'm building has mostly XC parts which I know aren't the best for trials but I want to keep things cheap before I know if I like it or not and I have accumulated masses of parts over the years. oh and that leads me on to another question. Magura hs33s, I have the latest ones but also a few sets from the race line era, I've gone with the newer due to the lever being a closer match to the Magura disc brake I'll be running but the older ones look much tougher, any opinions ?
  4. had a rummage and sadly there aren't any here I'm gonna try the baron and see how it goes, maybe ill give it a trim
  5. anything better? I had assumed trials bikes would use similar treads to a jump bike
  6. Building up my first trials bike which is a inspired Hex 26. it will be mostly used on concrete but also a bit of woodland hopping and im unsure of tyre choice, but lucky for me I have a good pool of tyres to choice from as all my mtb buddies have gone 27.5 So the choices are Conti Baron 2.3 black chili Cont Xking 2.4 tubeless Maxxis larsen maxxis high roller 2.35 nobby nics 2.4 (although they come up huge) loads of other random tyres. Im not really sure what i'm looking for, i would guess stiff sidewalls and sticky compounds would be good Any suggestions would be great
  7. If I was you I would be out on skis/snowboard playing in the snow but maybe the novety has wore off for you by now!