ben_travis

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About ben_travis

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  • Birthday 11/27/84

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    Ben Travis
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  1. From the picture you posted in the other topic you just need to rotate the tensioner around a little bit. 1. take the chain off 2. undo pinch bolt that holds the steel rod 3. rotate tensioner as far back as it can go 4. re-tighten pinch bolt 5. re-fit chain 6. ride, be happy, no more tensioner topics ;-)
  2. You'll be better putting a picture up dude so we can see what you're working with. With the standard tensioner, the tension is adjustable, however its lateral position along the chainstay isn't. If you were to get a custom mount made you could move the position but it sounds to me like your tension is just out. Also...this might help - https://www.inspiredbicycles.com/images/custom/downloads/Inspired Fourplay Tensioner Instructions.pdf
  3. So, i've got skinny wee chicken legs, and bought a size small. They were a bit tight round the ankle so had to cut them a bit to get my foot through. It sounds to me like you'd probably be best with with a size large as that arrow does seem to be pointing at the calf muscle rather than 'just below the knee'. If you're really that worried, you could always buy both sizes, try them on and send one back. Its a bit of faff, but at least you'll get what you want first time.
  4. Some absolutely unreal stuff in that. The drop hook 180 out was utterly ridiculous. Pure trials needs more of this kind of video. Good job lads
  5. For a couple of videos I made with Mark I pulled together a private spot map of London. It’s online now after I finished the last video. Hope it’s useful https://goo.gl/maps/uR26Dxg67uGMetN86
  6. Obviously a different city, but houses are going for under the 'offers over' prices round our end, @Ali C. A friend just sold his house for 10k less than asking price. I'd definitely speak with the agents as well and try get a feel for how long its been on the market / how desperate they are to sell / and don't put a crazy offer over in on it. Hope you guys manage to get something sorted soon.
  7. Another vote for these. Not using them at the moment but the quality / coverage is really good
  8. @Ali C, you’re up!
  9. Ingenuity at its finest
  10. Great video, @necoRick, that was sweet. I really like how chilled your style is. Lisbon is definitely up there on the list of places i want to ride again. So much stuff to ride.
  11. 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.
  12. What would you propose?
  13. 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
  14. Hey dude, I’ve had zero problems with mine so far. It’s been solid with no skips or slips. I’ve tried to put mine through it’s paces with decent sized gaps and TGS stuff as well as the streety stuff and it’s been really reliable. Can’t help on where you’ll source one from though I’m afraid.
  15. Don’t worry about the glue, just tape back over it. After a recent hub swap I’ve re-taped mine with glue under with no issues