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    Here's a little video I've been working on- both homage to Ryan Leech and chance to build some unusual lines. Thought some of the older riders on here might appreciate it :)
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    Having succinctly put myself out of action for a couple of weeks (bragging rights: broke a blue pallet with my hip, having hit it directly on the supporting block in the middle), I thought I'd put this edit together now rather than wait. Filmed over the past few weeks. Only the first half is riding. The second is crashes. Major grumpy face at the end is because that happened two-hours deep into attempting it. Edit: Worth mentioning that apart from three clips, all of these were filmed on solo rides. That's already achievement enough for me!
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    Hey everyone...I recently vlogged in Edinburgh with Adam McGuire and I managed to get enough good looking clips to want to add music and make a little edit. This was filmed in an afternoon and some of the riding is rough around the edges but the response I've had has been good so I plan on using Adam again to film something a bit more polished.
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    A few months ago I decided to start a documentary film series about Bike Trial. In the first episode I worked together with Charlie Rolls. The film will be more than 1 hour long, with many riding clips, interviews, tips for younger and older riders, and with many other extras. I'll publish a new episode in every month about different riders, including young superstars, old legends, street and BIU riders also, not only UCI. This is the trailer: The full film is 1 hour, 34 minutes. (7,3 GB.) You can get the film by supporting my project on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/biketrial_documentaries More info about the next episode coming soon
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    Finally got out and did some filming on my Czar Neuron 26 that's over a year old already. Glad I got all this in the can because I got a new bike this week so I'm changing gears a bit. I hope you enjoy it.
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    You know, I watch lots of vlogs online, and I've finally gotten to the point where I don't feel like a complete dork trying a few out. They won't all be trials, and I don't have an upload schedule like most vloggers, but the trialsy ones I make will be posted here...unless I get trolled haha! On to the first trials vlog. I built up a trials bike modelled after Ryan Leech's Manifesto/Moment builds from the early 2000s. That was one of my favourite eras. This is my first trials ride in 6 months, so I'm a bit rusty.
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    went up to stay with flipp for a few days, thought we'd make a video of it visiting the nerth. always wanted to use a muse song in a video.
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    finally got round to getting this frame repaired and re built. A new drive side chainstay fitted, rear disc mount and stripped the paint job off. Going to have some cable guides fitted in the near future. Lighter than my Fourplay it’s replaced and super short, very happy with it. Running 16/14 ratio and feels a little too easy so have ordered a 13t cog. Spec : Leeson 609 - later longer version inspired forks inspired arcade bars - hope 90x25 stem Hope headset hope m4 brakes middleburn rs7 with trials superbash Izumi super tough track chain shimano xt large pedals chris king SS ISO rear ISO front hubs on Halo T2 rims 36h Schwalbe table top tyres Sell Italia SLR Carbon Ti saddle - unbranded Carbon seat post Hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I do!
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    Found the frame in a friends shed. He never built it up. So I bought off him cheap, decided to end my 7 year break from trials and build it up. Last bike I had was an Echo pogo stick, so this is quite different... On paternity leave at the moment, so somewhat limited funds meant budget build. Frame: Norco Manifesto, Reynolds 853 tubing. Fork: Planet X, CroMo steel Wheels: Halo, Supadrive hubs (we'll see if they last...) Cranks: Hussefelts Pedals: CB Stamp 1 Tensioner: I don't know Seat/post: Inspired integrated Stem: BBB 90mm Bars: Spank Spike 777 30 mm Brakes: SRAM Guide RE rear, SRAM Guide RSC front. Both 180 mm disc. Tyres: Table Tops
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    Thought I finally add to this topic. I must admit I've never been much of a car guy, I've driven vans for the last 10 years just so I can take bikes easier...the downside was that vans are expensive (both to buy, tax and insure) and they're pretty boring. Last year my van broke and I couldn't afford to fix it or insure it. Mark had been up in his MX5 and they seem really cool...I decided that I'd like to try one despite not being the most practical choice ever, the deciding factor was the low cost of fixing and insuring it (quoted £150 a year). I wanted a MK1 as they're easier to tell if they have rust issues plus pop up headlights are cool, I also get the classic car status for the cheap insurance. I looked around for a while trying to find a half decent one that would last and I eventually found this one. It's a 1990 Jap import 1.6, it was imported in 2000 and has been owned by the same older guy since. He didn't drive it in winter and always kept it inside when not in use, it had tonnes of paperwork and good previous MOT details and he regularly rust treated the under side. He said he loved the car but at his age was finding it hard to get in and out of it now. He wanted £2000 for it, that included the original wheels in good condition (just old tyres) and the hardtop, considering the condition I didn't haggle much. I can understand why people enjoy driving now, this is the first "fun" car I've had and it's an absolute blast! I'm not keen on the wheels so I'll probably put some new tyres on the originals. I'd like to keep this car for a while so I need to take good care of it, I'd hate to be the person that killed it after all this time!
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    Some people delete their videos who shouldn't. Some people don't who should.
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    Had a hankering for a short wheelbase 26”. Yet to fit brakes. Edit. The frame was ridden as a jump bike by a 5 stone 12 year old, so hardly has a mark on it. The white mark on the top tube is a lightning sticker. I don't even think its ever had brake bosses fitted.
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    went to ride the biketrial academy round 3 after a great time at round 2- offed myself on the saturday did a shoddy filming job instead. such a good time.
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    I am starting to get comfy on it. I've only crashed once so I'm not trying too hard yet, but here is the next vlog with quite a few lines in it. I felt like I was lacking a theme with this one, so it's just riding really.
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    It's been a while ! We decided to mix our clips again. Filmed in France and Estonia during autumn/winter. Edited by @zhenya
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    Connect bike to generator, use ghost to reduce your carbon footprint and lower electricity bills? Always wondered why movies focus around making ghosts go away, when they can be tricked into producing green energy.
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    Hi all, this is new setup for my street 20”.
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    Got into trials the same as a lot of other people around my age, had a friend into mountain biking and bought a cheap 2nd hand mtb (Univega Alpina) when I was 15/16. Started buying a few copies mbuk and saw The Marty(i)ns and other doing there thing. Then bought the Tricks and Stunts specials (Bought a GT Backwood around this time) and a friend and I learnt how to back hop, doing a few tricks, while messing about and still mountain biking. When went down to Bike 98 or 99, can't quite remember and saw Ackrigg, The Marty(i)ns, Ryan Leech, Jeff Lenosky and a bunch of others doing the trials demo. A couple of us were hooked. Around this time I had some epileptic fits, which meant I couldn't drive for 7 years, so that really pushed me towards bikes. I have bought a DMR Sidekick, which was a great little bike and really helped my progression. Then I moved to Leeds for Uni, bought a PX Zebdi and met up with the rest of Damnation Guys. Now at 38, yeah I still ride. Really because I still enjoy and it is super easy for me to get out and ride local stuff for a couple of hours. Also, having moved to America, it is cool riding stuff you know probably hasn't been ridden before. Yeah I can't hop quite as high, I am not quite as 'brave' in the stuff I try now and it takes longer to recover, but I have ridden fixie, road, bmx and mtb, it is trials keeps pulling me back. I do enjoy riding my single speed mtb now and taking those trial skills to the trail. As long as I still have fun, I will still ride and I can't see myself never having a trials bike. One thing I would still love to do I build my own frame.
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    doesnt really deserve its own thread, but i went out for a few hours in the morning for a solo stunt and filmed this
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    I need a beam screed as I have a load of concreting to do on the farm and it makes for a far better quality finish than doing it by hand. We rented one last time we did some and it was great, the trouble is it was £150 for 3 days and we need one for 2 weeks and then again later this year. They are £1500 new which is absolutely ridiculous and command decent prices secondhand. They are very basic, using an off balance shaft driven by the engine to vibrate the beam, bringing air to the surface and creating a decent surface for outdoors or for further trowelling later if you want it super smooth. So I delved into my scrap bin for my finest rusty off cuts, ordered some bearings, pulleys and a belt. I found a Honda GX160 clone for £50, shoved a new carb on and gave it a service and it ticked over as good as new. Some choppy choppy, melty stick, recycled belt guard, sloppy paint, crossed fingers later and I have a menacing, vibrating, piece of wood with an engine on top! Under £100, a day to build and it seems to work when running on a solid surface, it'll get its maiden run tomorrow
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    Ignore the clutter, that’s being removed, but as of Saturday this will found the beginnings of my own little business venture. It’s finally becoming a reality. (Civic in the corner is going nowhere. I saw it, offered money and bought it, predictably).
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    Thanks Luke, aprpeciate it! Had her out for a spin yesterday, the tweaks seem to have cracked it
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    Here’s my alias 20.2 I just built up with some hope shiny parts.
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    The Alias 20.2 is here. Same as the 20.1 except for colour and 135mm dropouts. I built mine up about two weeks ago but only just got the chance to ride it. A chilly morning solo-ride doddering around Bradford and Leeds. Fresh wheels and everything greased and tight makes a bike feel amazing, but now it's me that feels rusty instead.
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    After 10 years of riding mostly street, I finally decided to get a proper pure bike and see what it's like. I built it up from the frame with all the latest trick parts and most modern trials companies are represented somewhere. So far it's been a blast, but now I'm out for a while with a cracked rib (from the street bike!). Hopefully a video before the year's out. Clean carbon fork Trialtech rear hub Hashtagg rear rim Jitsie Race 100HS front hub Crewkerz light front rim Crewkerz 25 x 145 stem Clean 135 freewheel Bonz splined crankset 175mm HT ME03 pedals Hashtagg carbon riser bar Magura HS33 2014 in silver Clean ft and Jitsie rear brake clamps Jitsie Reverz tires F and R Monty foam grips
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    Hi, Here's my new video. Hope you like
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    Evening trials at a local spot :-)
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    Last week myself and some of the other riders who ride the barn up in the North East took a trip to Barcelona. While we were there Chester filmed and edited this video using just an iPhone. If you want to see more clips from the trip you can follow @the_barn_trials on instagram for regular riding pictures and videos from us. Here is the YouTube link https://youtu.be/4yksKTG_KpU Cheers Joe
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    I am hoping he goes to prison in his forthcoming trial. Won't happen though.
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    I needed to build a bar for my upcoming wedding, so why not use up an old piano that's been in my workshop for 2 years... It was very knackered and needs lots of TLC to get it to stay together but it's solid enough now. So far I've gutted it, lined it out, made space for a mini fridge, and made it so the front completely hinges and creates a canopy for lights. I've never sprayed wood paints before, nor water based so that was fun.
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    another 82 baby!!! my first bike was an x hydra too... as long as i can lug my leg over the bicycle and roll around I’m happy... the years of going out and “training” or trying to gap massive things are gone... the memories aren’t and never will be !
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    I hear they did their research, saw your TF avatar and that was that... Your best bet may be their social channels. They seem fairly active on there, and might be a bit faster to reply to messages through them.
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    God bless Kevin for churning out some awesome videos. The Maestro Team is looking pretty good now.
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    Did a trackday in February, 16c and sunny would you believe. Then got rained off from Oulton Park in March, now going to Nurburgring on the bikes for Easter weekend. Will report back with a POV video of the Nordschleife now I've bought the hero 7 black. Looking forward to seeing how clear it is with the hypersmooth tech.
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    This is pretty damn good. You should watch it.
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    New bars, stem and tyres! Feels so much better! Definatly not designed for an old school build. Last picture is the old setup
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    I didn't really realise it, but I've missed seeing your riding Flipp - got such a good eye for using spots, and the versatility/technicality to do it too. It suddenly jumped out at me on that line with the gap to rear jam, then drop to sidehop back up. Just a really unusual way of using a spot, but really refreshing. Also, that static alley-oop 180 gap was a treat, as was the up to rear/90 thing on that little edge on that wall. Muy bueno. Great riding from you too, Jamie! Seems you're getting on well with that bike, even if it looks like your rear rim isn't too keen? Really nice to see a 'proper' video again of some good street stuff. Thanks for doing it! Oh, and this was the first time I actually spotted your location, Jamie - where I had it on my screen made it extra creepy until I moved it up and saw the Clean 3 reference, at which point it made more sense.
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    Have you done anything other than clean it yet Dan? Had a drive up and down the road the other day
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