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David last won the day on May 8 2011

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  1. I have to admit I do feel it has died compared to the "good old days". Personally I have recently purchased a 24" to try and get me back into riding...I have to admit it's working so far! However, I do feel as we get older we see things differently and nostalgia plays a big part.
  2. Update: Mystery solved! (or more mystery uncovered). Out of curiosity I took my new Shimano front adaptor and tried it on the rear...a perfect fit! So looks as if you require two FRONT shimano 203mm adaptors to run 203 rotors.
  3. Hmm, it looks as if the equivalent shimano adaptor in 180mm might do the trick... Edit: On second thoughts I noticed the original Avid mounts appeared to both be identical. Does this mean maybe the Front 203mm Shimano mount will work on the rear?
  4. So the new rotors and adaptors arrived today. The front works fine but the rear caliper sits too high on the rotor The adaptor appears to bring the caliper more towards the front of the bike than the previous one. I've attached a photo of the rear adaptor I purchased. Any ideas?
  5. I suspect it is contamination. Oh, what's wrong with disc brake cleaner?
  6. Has anyone owned a Mazda 3 2.3 MPS or have any opinions on them? Still undecided on the next car choice!
  7. Hi Mark, Yes BB5 on the front (which works well to be honest) but I've upgraded to an old Saint M810 on the rear. However, the brake just isn't performing well at all. It's brand new (I got very lucky on Ebay!) with sintered pads and I've given it a fresh bleed. If I wet the rotor it works amazingly but progressively gets worse after a short time. I've had quite a lot of rides on it now and followed all the normal bedding procedures so something isn't right. I thought starting again with a new rotor and pads might help things but maybe I am going over the top?!
  8. Brakes are both post mount. Warranty only covers up to 180mm which seems fairly standard but I'm willing to take that risk.
  9. Hi all, Potentially looking to change the discs on my Czar Ion 24" to 203mm rotors. They come with 180mm as standard and both are IS. Do I simply need the front and rear "203mm" Shimano adaptors? http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mobile/shimano-mount-adaptor-front-post-to-is/rp-prod13743?gs=1&utm_source=google&utm_term=&utm_campaign=Chain+Reaction-UK-PLA-PLA-All-MB-SE-Shopping+QLB+Manufacturer+Mobile&utm_medium=base&utm_content=mkwid|sfn1nSdVW_dm|pcrid|161814140553|pkw||pmt||prd|38589UK
  10. I've literally just got a new trials bike after being away from trials for 7 years. I'm in Telford too! Not sure I've ever actually ridden Telford...I grew up riding in Wolverhampton.
  11. Czar Ion from tarty!
  12. Cut out of a single billet of unobtanium! Manuel, if you want to get an idea of what's involved in Fusion 360 and machining parts in general (although mainly aluminium) then definitely subscribe to NYC CNC: https://www.youtube.com/user/saunixcomp
  13. Purchase made!
  14. Hi all, I've noticed the release of the new Czar Ion 24" on tartybikes. Having a look around there appears to be several versions of this? Before I potentially make a purchase, does anyone know if there will be any new or upgraded models released over the coming months? I've noticed the Ion Pro and Neuron?
  15. In terms of taking designs from CAD to CAM it's quite easy. I'd definitely recommend Fusion360 (it's free!) as it's a completely integrated environment and very easy to learn. A lot of the skill is involved in selecting appropriate "speeds and feeds" as well as all the setup involved in work holding the material you are going to cut. If you are doing simple "2D" parts from sheet then this removes quite a bit of complexity but still requires some thought.