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  1. Good work! Fingers crossed it sorts your problem
  2. There's so little material contact:
  3. F1

    The Redbull looks like it's still in camouflage paint to stop people seeing exactly what it's like. Will be interesting to see how they go with the Honda lump. Equally how McLaren do with the Renault.
  4. But only one pawl (two teeth) effectively engaging at any one time? I know they say the flex in the system means that's not quite the case but...
  5. I think you'll struggle without a vice I'm afraid! Not unless you get adventurous with a dremel/angle grinder and sacrifice the sprocket (which is dead anyway) to get it off. You'd be risking damaging the hub though so probably asking nicely in Halfords if you can borrow their vice I'd say!!
  6. And the rest! I count 5 missing/very worn teeth! From about 1:30
  7. What components are you using on the Zoot? Is it front or rear freewheel and is the freewheel a screw on one? You can usually take freewheels apart and clean them out, clean up an rework the pawls with a file etc. before lubing with a light oil but (and it's a big but) first you have to get it off which can be a royal pain in the arse!
  8. If the chain's becoming slack after it happens then it would be pointing to the wheel moving... However if it's just that the cranks are moving without driving you forward that would suggest the freewheel slipping (though this shouldn't really change the chain tension noticeably). This happens when the pawls either don't fully engage in the freewheel or slip allowing the cranks to rotate until the freewheel engages. That's usually accompanied by a bang as you describe...
  9. I was actually a bit disappointed by that. Impressive locations but the riding was fairly tame considering what he does on a daily basis and the sorts of things we're used to seeing Danny (and Kris) do. Edit: How obscene is it that I'm a bit 'meh' about someone dropping out of a helicopter onto the helipad of the Burj Al Arab on a BMX... Crazy times.
  10. So I bit thew bullet yesterday and have ordered a very slightly used (flown once apparently) Mavic Air for £650 (the 'Fly More Combo bundle that retails at about £950). Hopefully will do what I'm after and should be fun to mess around with filming the kids etc. (I'm a dad, not just filming random children )
  11. Hey y'all (and by y'all I mean the three or four active members), anyone got any experience of little drones for photos and videos? I've been thinking of getting hold of one of the little DJI Mavic clones but it seems like when you get down to it they're all cheap tat in one way or another. They've either got crap cameras, dodgy interfaces, don't work to begin with, lose connection etc. etc. So now, having seen some very impressive videos of and footage from, I'm tempted to bite the bullet and get something like the DJI Spark setup (with extra batteries, controller etc.). Big Jeff Lenosky (apparently) actually paid for one himself to use for filming stuff on his MTB and since we're off to Canada this Summer I thought that it might be cool to have something to get some interesting views and pictures from. Any thoughts?
  12. Watched it with no sound on and thought you might've accidentally taken a video instead of a picture! Was expecting some yankee air suspension bouncing car or something!
  13. Good stuff, keep at it and enjoy it! I'm sure you'll find it a million times easier on the Monty than your DH rig!!
  14. I'd say there's definitely an element of feet hurting if you're new to trials (or haven't ridden for ages) as you do use some different muscles than would otherwise use to hook the back wheel up etc. when unweighting the bike.
  15. I'm starting to sway towards a Mavic Air for the slightly smaller folded size and probably more importantly the better battery life... A bit more expensive but not stupidly so.
  16. For Your Information: Ali why is your youtube channel called Butterboo90?!!
  17. There have been mutterings online about a Spark 2 being released so I might leave it a bit and see if anything transpires but it does look like a perfect little thing for travelling with... Would probably be looking at the 'fly more' bundle with controller, extra batteries etc. but will look out for a bargain!
  18. The Mavic Pro looks a bit too pro for what I'm after I does look like an awesome for of kit though!
  19. Not sure I'd be happy using the ISCG mounts if you're planning to use a bash 'in anger'... What about something like the Hope 1-4 for a 32T? You effectively get two for the price of one (ish, they're not exactly cheap in the first place) assuming you tend to always ride with one foot forward. Sounds like an interesting build! Edit: I remember my Ring God being pretty burly (polycarbonate I think but chunky). You'd have to check if 130mm diameter is big enough but could be an option? eBay link.
  20. Not sure about the floating rotor side of things Luke mentioned- the assembly will be clamped together with the axle to preload bearings and keep things tight so don't think that can be possible. With that being the case I like the idea of the slightly tapered fit of the Alchemist design to self centre and locate tather than the parallel sides that have more potential to be come a bit sloppy.
  21. That would be my fear too. Loading conditions for 'normal' bike conditions is pretty straightforward and I would guess (ignoring the complexities of modelling layup) FEA is reasonably reliable. You try and model what a fork is seeing when you've got a rider's weight hanging off of the thing while hooked over a cambered rock or whatever and it's just nasty. As mentioned, I think the way comps have moved on there is a huge reliance on front wheel moves and for that it seems the riders like the instant bite/lock that a rim brake gives rather than the often slightly mushier feel that a disc provides and so I would guess that market is not worth chasing too hard...
  22. Tooling costs. It's post mount. Skewer/wheel attachment is not being discussed.
  23. f**ked if I know. Current MTB 'standards' are a complete mess! Hope I've helped
  24. Assuming there'd be threaded inserts bonded into the fork leg my guess would be that the fewer times people need to fiddle with the caliper bolts the better. Not everyone understands mechanical sympathy!!
  25. The Nukeproof Factory in military green and orange is sexual...