Marten@ScandinavianTrials

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  1. 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
  2. And... There he is. Martin t: Any chance of riding in Stockholm soon? Might take the car (or train depending on how expensive parking might be...) in some night next week if there's anywhere fairly dry to ride in Sthlm.
  3. I know one of them. I'll point him to this thread.
  4. We are 3 more riders in Uppsala, and there are at least 2 more in Stockholm.
  5. A few pics. No words since I'm too lazy. (Yeah I know both sequences turned out shit... ) All pics by me. Riders: Christian Baekke, Robert, Linus Pihlsgård, Tobias Olsson, Viktor.
  6. Just try different bikes with different geometry and you will soon get the hang of it. It's mostly about how you want your bike to feel, most modern bikes are somewhat similar so there's no way to say which existing geometry is best. Worst part about geometry is that you can't isolate any single measurement. Say you would like to keep the wheelbase but change the head angle. Then you also change the reach...
  7. What?
  8. Went on a ride in Stockholm with my usual riding friends Saturday. The temperature when we left Uppsala was -12C and when we got to Stockholm it had risen to -4C, on the train to Stockholm I got a text saying that the entire city was covered in a cm or two of powder... It was too late to back out so we decided to push on and make the best out of it, oh well pictars I hope you'll enjoy:
  9. The fro t quick release, '06. Rest of the bike is 08-09... Addicted to new stuff.
  10. Thanks for the comments.
  11. It was probably the most fun I've ever had working on my bike... One for you - one for me... one for you - one for me... Ash-Kennard: Vodka rotting seals or anti-freeze rotting seals? Assuming anti-freeze works Vodka should be fine... It's alcohol mixed with water in both cases. Right? (Glycol is different (though more similar to DOT than mineral oil?) but I assume anti-freeze would be windshield wiper fluid stuff in this case?)
  12. Currently running Vodka in mine... "Absolut" 100 proof. Bit strange perhaps, but it works (at least so far).
  13. Went down to Stockholm for some riding last weekend. Probably it was the last real ride for the year, today my maggie froze after less than an hour of riding. Figured you might be interested of what an ordinary ride over here may look like... Nothing fancy, just a couple of us riding. (Yes, they are ice skating in the background. It is THAT cold here now.) No pics of me... d'oh.
  14. Thanks guys! Yea, those bikes are nice... Though the MBK has cracks in both seat stays and in one crank... gu trials: Most blur was intended (except for the sidehop onto the bench, that one's just completely out of focus)... Had a hard time getting used to my new camera too...
  15. A spoke, a rubber band and some duct tape... Took the rubber band off, didn't make a difference. The tape is needed to keep it quiet. Now I run a 74 Kingz though...
  16. Right... Using ss-spacers, sprocket, alu bash, cranks, bb, stem, headset spacer, rims, stem, bars, grips, QR, gripstops and booster from Trialtech. All working well. I may go for the fork when my Echo gives up.
  17. Actually yesterday (saturday), a friend wanted to take some pics. I was tired from 5 hours of riding earlier the same day but managed to do something reasonable:
  18. What I mean by "wrong" side is sidehopping towards your front/chocolate/whatever foot. The "right" way would be, say for me riding with my right foot forward to sidehop to the left. I do it the "wrong" way. Take notice of the "", as I said in my first post there is a theoretical "right" way to do it, but then again, Tunnicliffe can sidehop pretty high the "wrong" way. So in reality, just do what feels right. And in a perfect world you should be able to sidehop to both sides without any trouble. I can't though... Don't know why I'm in this discussion anyway... I'd be better off practising sidehops in reality rather than discussing them here...
  19. Well, it is a bit harder tucking to the "wrong" side. Just try it while trackstanding (where nobody can see you, it looks weird...) and you'll see what I mean.
  20. Reds are afaik discountinued. No point in recommending them as they're quite hard to come by...
  21. In theory it matters. Then you go watch a Tunnicliffe video...
  22. Good! Need to go ride with you guys sometime...
  23. SYKT! Shit, awesome pics! Riding not too shabby either... What do they put in the water in Norway?!
  24. So, tonight I came up with the brilliant idea of going for a trip around Europe next summer with my trials bike. Not going to be pedalling around, I'll be going by train and bring a camera so I can do a big video of it all... Figured Interrail cards are cheap (just over 300 gbp for one month, might be away longer but then that's still like 600 gbp for two months so no biggie) so that's covered. Though, I'm not sure where to go exactly. Figured you guys know the UK scene (obviously, you are the UK scene) and could give me some pointers? The plan is to come by boat from Norway to Newcastle, or just go across the channel from France... The latter is probably more convenient... Figured Newcastle has some good riding. But where to go from there? Or the alternative, if I land in Dover, where to go? Pretty much just asking for where I should go in the UK. Where's the best riding at? Where can I find the most friendly people to show me around and drink beer with? Maybe I should write something about myself so you don't think I'm some maniac. My name is Mårten, I'm from Sweden currently living in Uppsala where I study law at Uni. 21 years old. Other than studying I'm trying to offer Scandinavian trials riders quality parts through my small business Scandinavian Trials. No more info on that since I'm not advertising... Haven't been riding trials for very long, but I've done pretty much every other mtb discipline from full body lycra XC to full face, full on downhill and the odd bmx ride. Not the best rider, but I'm not the worst either. Not a TGS rider, but appreciate it anyway! If anyone has info on France, Spain, Germany, Poland, Austria etc. that would be most appreciated - going to find the equivalents of TF for those countries as well but figured I might as well ask here too. Oh yeah, I'll probably be starting the trip mid June so I guess I'll be in the UK sometime in July. If I'll be going. Need to see what's happening with the global economy first - if bad luck strikes I'll be poor by spring and then it's a no go...
  25. I'm thinking something like 1-1,5 months in total. So I could probably do like 3 weeks in the UK. 3 weeks with a lot of riding. Depends on how much money I can raise and how much it's gonna cost. Though I think this whole thing turned more into a UK trip... Not gonna do Spain, too far, too expensive. Aiming for northern Europe. UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Denmark?, Norway and places in Sweden I haven't ridden.