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  1. This one has been a long time coming (full story below)...however I hope you enjoy my last video on the Inspired Bicycles Arcade before i move onto the Inspired Fourplay. A follow-up to my original 3 days in London edit, Mark and I started filming in September 2019, and things were looking good until the crash in the middle of the video. Unfortunately, I ruptured my spleen when i hit the floor, which meant 5 nights in hospital and nearly 12 weeks off the bike. We returned to London in December 2019 to try and finish the edit off, but poor weather / getting thrown off spots meant I left frustrated without an ender clip. Then....2020 happened. Due to COVID restrictions, the stars never aligned for Mark and I to get back to London and finish the video. I've now changed bike to the Inspired Fourplay, but I didn't want to waste the footage, so we've finally pulled it together to make a short video. Thanks to Inspired andTarty Bikes for their continued support and helping get me and my bike home after the crash.
    21 points
  2. As some of you may have noticed, I'm now in the social media scene. I'm posting daily clips over on Instagram and Facebook (@________flipp & Fl Ipp respectively, if you're so inclined), and plan on doing weekly clip-dumps of everything I film during a given week. At the end of each month, I will make a proper video containing my favourite clips, with music and actual editing etc. I know some of you on here still hold true and abstain from the horrors that are social media, so I'll post the actual videos on here. They will contain all of the clips I post on a daily basis, so you're not missing out on anything by being a generally decent human. I thought there might be quite a lot of threads otherwise, so I made one that I'll re-use over and over, a la Ali/Scott. I'm not vlogging, as such. No talking, just a summary of riding. This first week is mostly at Shipley, with a few clips in Leeds and Guiseley. In the name of full transparency, it features a few clips from slightly before this week as I started filming a little early.
    12 points
  3. Big squeaky bike video. Don't get me wrong, I'm pretty chuffed with a bunch of stuff in this, but having made it, I'm somewhat concerned that it's a bit... pants. I've ended up filming largley the "big" stuff I did, and neglected to film a whole bunch of the smaller, weirder type riding that is what actually makes me smile. Still - it is what it is. I'll hopefully remember to film the gross ones next time. I feel like I might stay on the stock for a while as I'm rather enjoying it.
    11 points
  4. So here's a project I've been toying with for years. First thought it ages ago when someone I'd known for a while had never heard of CLS. I finally a few weeks of work so decided to stop dreaming about it and do it, and forked out for some webspace. Videos get forgotten. I feel like new riders overcongratulate each other a bit much, and largely because they don't have the frame of reference that longer-term riders have. Old videos just don't come up in searches, because they don't have millions of views. This is a problem for such a niche community. You have to go looking for specific videos, and you don't always get them even then, let alone videos from that era in related links. I know other people have made channels for uploading pre-Youtube era videos, but you still have to know what to look for. You can't just stumble upon them like you could on Old Youtube. I made a site that aims to provide links to a whole bunch of the better videos made throughout trials history. Just to make them accessible to people. It's certainly not a one-stop-shop, and it's very much a work in progress, but I think it's now at a point where the intent of what it wants to be is apparent. Anyway - Just thought it might appeal to some of you. There's about 100 videos posted there at the moment, but I'll be continually adding to the database. There's forms on there for suggestions or complaints. It's also worth noting that I also chose to pay a bit more for "unlimited" storage space and bandwidth. They're very cagey about numbers, but the intent is that if people have videos that got removed for copyright or whatever, I am in a position to host them privately on this site. Get in touch if you're interested in that. I'll be doing it for about half of mine Anyway... here we go. www.trials-videos.com
    11 points
  5. With the first competition of the year coming up on the 27th of June, I dug out out the old wagon, pulled the brakes and squished the tyres. Still seems to be working!
    11 points
  6. Ha. That explains it! Yeah it was the offcuts I'm interested in... skips it is then. Thanks dude. And thanks about the frame! Got it built up: Light! All this chat of the top mount, and it was the bottom one that was the issue About 10 mins of playing about on the car park and a few small rocks / low walls, and I found the above.... arse. Super disappointed. I think the butting must have ended close to the dropout, so the tube there was 0.6-0.7mm thick... But, I decided there were positives, in that I had found it early so would be able to fix it rather than have to fit a new chainstay. In terms of heat treatment / heat affected zone (HAZ), in theory this is reduced as you need to put less heat into the tube for the TIG braze. However, my testing showed there still is a HAZ and that it's not really much (if at all) different to normal TIG welding. One benefit I can imagine though is that the ductility of the silicon bronze filler material is huge - something like 65% elongation to break. Steel is around 20%. So, in theory the fillets are 'stretchier' and could load up the tubing less. In turn this could make the frame feel 'springier' and more compliant. This certainly ties in with how the bike rides - it is so nice! It just floats over those awful eyeball-shaking vibration-inducing micro bumps. There's a descent round here I know well which is pretty smooth but then the last few hundred metres turns into fist-sized rocks. You hit the section at about 20mph and previously it was a real effort to maintain speed and just hang on to the bike - pretty scary to be honest. But last night it kind of floated over. Hard to explain. I guess this is what the 'steel is real' brigade have been on about for years. Here's a badly out-of-focus photo from a quick blast last night. The bike absolutely flies, both up and down Happy bunny!
    11 points
  7. Back brake added but waiting on some decent mounts to arrive (the newer type with the back brace). The decals also arrived so have put them on! Pretty much the finished article now
    11 points
  8. I got head hunted by a DJ crew today, they have some big numbers in terms of viewers. My Twitch channel has really taken off lately and I think it's about to get even better Hard work pays off!
    11 points
  9. All three of the below are complete cliche, but in my mind all three videos are pretty iconic for their 'genres' of trials. When I hear any of the songs i immediately think of the video regardless of where I am. If i had to choose one then Toxicity...such a good video / song choice. Old school: Toxicity by System of a down from "Toxicity - Trials kings" - https://youtu.be/42Pvyrcdp8s TGS street: Lying from You by Linkin Park from 'Gilles & Giacomo coustellier in nottingham" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0EV2FZPugc Street trials: The funeral by Band of horses from 'Inspired Bicycles - Danny MacAskill April 2009' - https://youtu.be/Z19zFlPah-o
    11 points
  10. New edit online. Let me know what you think. Cheers guys
    10 points
  11. After ordering the frame kit from Marino in April 2020 for a lockdown project, it finally arrived late last month. I’d purchased most of the bits over a long period of time and got what I could second hand but in good condition to keep costs down. Ultimately this is a cheaper route to an inspired arcade which I make no excuses for, it’s what I wanted. A fairly standard build these days but I’ve gone with parts that have been tried and tested - so it is a bit of a photocopy of other 24’s out there, but that’s fine by me I’m absolutely over the moon with the finished result, only had a chance to ride on some curbs outside my house so far (I need to bed the brakes in anyway). But first impressions are great, the bike feels nimble yet solid and responsive. Can’t wait to have a proper ride this coming weekend (if the weather is kind!).
    10 points
  12. So here the bike is now as it stands. Graphics added to the Matt black frame, I have some in the post for the forks. I have to say, it is incredibly good fun to ride, I completely forgot how good bunny hops are with front suspension. I’m running forks pretty hard. The 70mm stem sits just right, short enough to make the front poppy, but long enough to keep it feeling Trialsy on the rear wheel.
    10 points
  13. viewed the house today, we both love it and will be putting an offer in. Fingers crossed no-one else goes crazy and puts in a 200k offer or something!
    10 points
  14. Hi guys! I hope everyone it's ok! I wanted to share with you my last video, i think this is my best riding video, the one that i really tried my best, and tried to push my riding to another level. And i think i'm happy with it. I hope you guys like it, and i would love to know your opinion.
    10 points
  15. Jamie and I were talking on New Year's Eve about motivation for riding. We thought of the video competitions of old, but whenever either of us have tried to do something similar in recent times, people just don't engage. So we had our own little private one. But without the competition aspect. We settled a list of "themes", and since I'm Covid-induced-redundant and he is on university coursework with no strict timetable, we set extremely tight deadlines to keep us on our toes. Tight meaning two days per theme. We disallowed filming for any one theme until the previous one was done, otherwise the later videos would obviously be better than the early ones. These rules and prescribed topics felt like school, so we ran with the analogy and started calling it the curriculum. Filming began the next day. Filming was cut short by weather and real-life getting in the way, so unfortunately the videos we expected to be the bigger and wilder ones never actually came to pass. Anyway - here we go. A collection of mini-videos. Enjoy
    10 points
  16. We've finally had our potential house valued, at first they estimated the value from looking online at other houses and how they've sold in the past. They came back with £385k which was far too high (we have to pay half to buy out Jane's brothers share). I think they assumed we wanted a higher number as usually when a house is left in a will the family will sell it but we want it lower so we can actually live in it. This house is the smallest in the area (2 bed bungalow compared with 4-5 bed houses) although it does have more land. They sent someone round to look in person and have now said the value is £320k...We thought it was a £300k house but everythings taking so long we will just accept it. Apparently it doesn't even matter it turns out, we can just agree a price between family rather than having to go by the valuation so according to Jane her brother will accept the 300k number if it means we can get a house to ourselves, he's a workaholic electrician and not short on cash and just wants to pay off his mortgage so we're going to set up our own mortgage and he gets the £150k share. We're happy as this means we get a £300k+ house for £150k. At the moment we're still waiting on lawyers to finalise things but we're hoping we can get all the paperwork done by next year and start actually making this house ours.
    9 points
  17. A few finishing bits and the build is complete! I should point out my aim here was not a replica. I was looking to build a 26inch street bike, my yellow Giant remains a replica, but this was about having a bike that felt familiar with modern components where needed to deal with the type of riding I have in mind.
    9 points
  18. Boooom. "I am thrilled to confirm I have now exchanged contracts in your purchase and completion is now fixed for 19th April 2021. CONGRATULATIONS !! A perfect excuse to enjoy a celebration or two over the Bank holiday weekend !"
    9 points
  19. This was my house paid £125,000 (£130,000 with stamp duty and fees) on the 6th of November 2019. Decided to do an extension and this is where I'm up to. About £40,000 in and still got all the inside to do. A series of lock downs and trying to do as much work by myself has taken its toll. I've done everything except the brick work. Will hopefully get it finished some time this year and be able to move in.
    9 points
  20. We've also got a summerhouse at the bottom of the garden with power & phone cable. Just ordered a dart board & mini fridge
    9 points
  21. Went for a hike up the hill today. Didn't get too far though. I'm standing on the leg you cant see, turned around shortly after this.
    9 points
  22. Had another call from our solicitors today and its looking positive for the 5th! Super exited but now just that horrible wait hoping nothing goes wrong and nobody in the chain gets covid or asked to self-isolate as that will f**k things over. All being well, should be here in 2 weeks
    9 points
  23. Knocked together a 2 person sledge last night. Fully expecting to die later
    9 points
  24. It’s built now and just about rideable need to sort a few bits to finish it off but this is how it looks now.
    9 points
  25. Good news! We all have brain farts like that sometimes! Here's one of mine from yesterday that nearly caused enormous trouble...
    8 points
  26. Here is a short video attempting to capture each of the riders’ favourite thing about Radfest 2021.
    8 points
  27. Filmed some Footage of Craig lee Scott last year during lockdown as he fancied a little spin on a couple of occasional rides ( doesn’t mean it’s a come back ) Well he’s still got it and can jump up down anything.
    8 points
  28. Frame #2 ready for welding! Used nice butted tubing this time, so is 1.86kg as shown and hoping for a hair under 2kg when complete. Mitres all cut by clamping the tubes in the lathe with a home made, er, clamp, and then sticking a holesaw through. Gives nice results and should make welding easier. This is end intended end result... bit of a weird bike, but its a lot of fun for general MTB duties with a bit of light trials thrown in. Sus forks can be swapped in easily too.
    8 points
  29. So, quick update following on from this.... Anyone that donated, you've earnt yourself a cold one. Nathan had the new treatment towards the end of last year after 3 or 4 sessions of treatment the cancer was massively overwhelmed and the treatment was a success. Before Christmas he had a MRI scan and they couldn't find cancer in his body at all, they recommended he go for a PET scan (I think that's the right, it was something like that, just MRI with binoculars basically, looking to the 1000th of a millimeter) and they found zero cancer, non, nada, nothing. At the minute he's still ongoing regular check ups and I think he has more treatment coming to really keep ontop of it. So anyone that donated to this your donation actually saved a life, be it 50p, £2 or £200, you contributed to saving his life. About 3 weeks ago he welcomed into the world his first kid with his wife, so if all continues as it is now he should have a long and happy life watching his kid grow up. TF did me and yourself proud.
    8 points
  30. Oh yeah! Today couldn't have gone better. It's all gone super smoothly and we were in by 2pm
    8 points
  31. Just put an offer in on a house - I really hope we get it!
    8 points
  32. A promotion opportunity came up at work, threw my CV in a few weeks back to show interest without thinking anything of it. Got an invite to interview which was last Wednesday, thought i'd ballsed it right up! Had a phone call yesterday to say i'd got the job. Well happy, definitely a nice surprise before the new year
    8 points
  33. Hey Guys, I've been doing the weekly video thing for a while, and I haven't been posting all of them here because that would feel pretty darn weird. I think the single thread thing that Ali and Flipp are doing makes sense. I never started one because I wasn't sure how long this weekly thing would go on, but it seems to be sticking. Also, I've noticed you guys have posted a couple of my vids in another thread, thanks for that! Glad you enjoyed some of them. Here is my first contribution to the thread.
    7 points
  34. New frame, ready for paint. Reynolds 853 front end, 631 head tube, Columbus stays, home made dropouts. Came out at 1.98kg, which is very light for a modern steel 29er.
    7 points
  35. It was a place called Sculpt. I have an update though…turns out I’m just a colossal muppet and couldn’t work out that MY OWN LOGO was upside down! I’m so embarrassed
    7 points
  36. Recently painted my hex in Volkswagen white silver. Will be changing a few more bits such as tyres, pedals and the tensioner to a new one. Overall happy with how it came out
    7 points
  37. Full write up from my social media: “Here is my brand new, totally custom, one of a kind, REEB Cycles trials bike. . This has been a concept of mine for well over a year now and to see it finally come to life is a literal dream come true. I feel like 8 years old and it’s christmas. I had been on my echo and inspired trials bikes for close to 5 years and wanted something fresh… something more down the middle of the road geometry wise which I wasn’t finding in the trials market. . I wanted to build a trials bike MY way. I wanted it to be fun, playful, able to handle natural riding on rocks, but also able to hit a kicker or do spin moves in my shows. I’ve always thought that the thin steel tubing style looked super proper so that was a no brainer choice. I went with blue because why not? It looks amazing and I wanted a friendly, eye-catching color that would pop for the crowds when I’m riding. Frankly, it just looks so cool too. I wanted my brakes quiet with more modulation so I made the move to go dual disc with a large 200mm in the rear for maximum stopping power in critical trials situations. For maxium chainring clearance and minimal weight I went with a screw on style crank with an 18t cog. I didn’t want a full saddle but I didn’t want a seatless bike either so I settled on the super rad mini pivotal “seat” which I’m very happy with. I think the clear looks badass haha. Front end is a 110x10d stem with a standard high rise trials bar. Had to side with the ultra light and strong @crewkerz carbon trials fork for maximum performance and had to go with Derby Rims 35i carbon model rims for tons of strength, perfect width and lightness. All the matte carbon is so incredible. @hopetech hubs front and rear for the sake of keep it real and I’ve always loved the reliability and sound. . This is the sickest frame I’ve ever seen in my life and I really can’t believe the build that I got to put on it. Overall I’m ecstatic with how it turned out and I’m even more eager to see how it rides once I get things dialed in. . Huge thanks to @reebcycles for the dream frame and to WebCyclery & WebSkis for supporting me with parts. . Looking forward to riding into the rest of 2021 with a lot more style.” Let me know what you think!
    7 points
  38. Front wheel was useful for more than just bashing into stuff.
    7 points
  39. I was planning on doing a bunch of big stuff, but I hate injuries and couldn't justify doing those lines, so more tech!
    7 points
  40. Unit move complete. Over the moon to have all my cars back under one roof and with plenty of space to spare too! Second lift is on order and hopefully fitted by next week. One very tired, but relieved Samuel. Between 6 of us (trying our best to keep to the rule of 6 job were all currently landed with) we managed to move everything out inside 4 days. We made an excel inventory of everything I’ve got down to individual parts, totalling 357 (not including part quantities). I’m amazed that it all fit inside the old place!
    7 points
  41. Hi guys! My name's Andy and I'm new here. I see for a trials-forum some of you also have an interest in cars - which I do too! I think we might get along. Below is a picture of my track cars, neither of which work, seemingly ever. Even if they did, they'll probably be considerably slower than my company car. Andy P
    7 points
  42. So after going into winter with my bees in a pretty bad way (re-queened in September so colony was barely half what it should have been and I didn't fit any insulation until late November) I've just checked on them and they're still alive! I didn't think they'd survive the cold snap with such small numbers but with a mild day today there are a few undertaker bee's bringing the dead out of the hive and some foragers out and about. Absolute result!
    7 points
  43. Some more spam pictures, can’t help it! Been out for my first decent ride on it today and it’s just lovely, exactly what I have been looking to achieve. So refreshing not to have noisy brakes.
    7 points