Mark W

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  1. HC1 has a different lever profile, and is a different length. It's a bunch stiffer too. It seemed to allow you to have the lever set a tiny bit further in without getting the weird spongey/lack of power feel you get when you wind the reach in too far. The HC3 blade has totally independent reach adjustment so you can set the end of the blade wherever you want it without affecting the brake performance (which is also independently adjusted).
  2. Ryan Leech only made Manifesto because Ali told him to. Some hefty moves in that video, you both make those bikes look like they don't weigh anything in a really nice way
  3. Yeah, they're relatively cheap although the original spinny-clicky ones are a pain in the arse to use. They're not super consistent, although they're not too bad. For serious though, like the style of it, especially how the Instagram feed looks
  4. It only counts if you do the Dymo stickers for real and scan them in.
  5. Which lever blade are you using? I've used the original, HC1 and HC3 blades on mine, and both HC blades made a positive difference to how it felt and operated. The HC3 blade is the way to go if you want to totally solve it but it is mega pricey. The HC1 should help a bit and will definitely be the cheaper option...
  6. Bike pics threads every 2 seconds = annoying. New sticky for bike pics = rad. Post your bike pics in here Try and keep comments to a minimum. It's unlikely you'll get validated for going "Nice bike" or whatever, and it gets annoying getting like 2 bike per page, but 23 replies or whatever, so yeah - pics and a comment if you've actually got something worthwhile to say about them No "Real" members post in here - you've got your own place... Let threadage commence! Edit: With this thread being here, bike pics threads posted elsewhere in NMC will be systematically raped.
  7. Due to the popular demand of Rob_P and Rob_P, here is the "Post a pic of today's riding" thread. This is a place just to put the odd one or two (if you've taken a zillion or however many, feel free to make a new thread ) pics you've taken, so there aren't so many "Here is a pic of a sidehop" threads or whatever. Go nuts. To start with, from a few days ago, and not trials: Let thread-age commence.
  8. It seems there's quite a lot of really good clips from random people popping up on Instagram these days, and it doesn't always get seen elsewhere. I thought it might be cool if people posted up some decent stuff they've seen in this thread as it might help get more people seeing more gooderer stuff. If not, no worries... Related - this has just been posted by Inspired: There's also Sintaro Otake who I've only heard of through Instagram, but does some pretty cool stuff. This is his most recent video but he's got some gems in his back catalogue: Rick Koekoek's been posting some serious stuff recently too, e.g.:
  9. Haha, not quite - I have been top down but it is noticeably different in there with no deflector. The seats are quite a different shape to the Mk1 so it seems to just whisk all the warm air out of there. Even being nearer the equator than you guys hasn't helped
  10. I'd be roof down more in mine but I haven't got a wind deflector yet, and with the lower 'scoop' (technical term) between the seats compared to the Mk1 it's like the f**king Arctic in there even with the heaters on. Whereabouts did you track the one that was in your/my old car Ads? I've searched online but haven't been able to find something similar, just some fairly shit looking ones that are either line barn doors or look like the least impressive roll bar ever.
  11. Thought it might have been from the shine over the logos on the front but the rear looked pristine. As before though, looks cool overall
  12. He's Dada Monistera now. #brandingproblems Bike looks really good, Karl! Are the logos on the tyres just coloured over or have you found a way of removing them permanently?
  13. The Kloud is the better of the two, but if you're buying something second hand you can't just go on which frame is technically the best - it'll depend on the spec, condition and so on.
  14. He gave it a go, but...
  15. No worries dude, thanks for getting me back out and about again. It's been really fun! Also, high fives for putting out a proper video, and working on it for that long. Trials is definitely missing 'proper' videos these days, and this is a really good step in the right direction. Top job on the editing
  16. None of those machines really involve you moving around the machine itself though, whereas you do with a bike. Your body position from preloading for a gap is totally different to your body position when you're at full tuck on a big sidehop.
  17. Looking forward to seeing the full video
  18. Things like ear plugs/masks can be just about getting you in 'it's sleep time, dickhead' mode. I used to find it hard to get back to sleep after I'd woken up, but with the mask on (or quite often off when I've spazzed it onto my forehead) it helps me switch into sleep mode. It also takes away the temptation to check the time or anything like that that usually leads to dicking around and not going back to sleep.
  19. Best part of that Kenny/Vince video was Gee Louter repeatedly posting: "Figures the trials nerds are rocking out on a single wall for a hour while some poor old lady gets mugged in the back ground. Tisk Tisk." ...for some reason.
  20. I'm a light as f**k sleeper too and used to have similar problems - I just got used to sleeping with ear plugs in. Some are more comfortable than others, so it's worth trying a few. They'll feel like shit at first, but once you get used to them they're a game changer too. Can also combine it with a sleep mask if you have a particularly light bedroom - I use a Plemo mask and it's comfy as f**k.
  21. He dabbles, yeah. Rides BMX a bit too. Think he's a bit more into climbing/bouldering these days though.
  22. I've seen her kick a 4-year-old to death before because he asked Mummy if that was the man from the funny bike videos.
  23. Obviously blew the grease budget on the frame.
  24. Matt, Phil Feeney, Tim Pratt and those guys were all so far ahead of their time. Nuts.