John Shrewsbury

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  • Birthday 09/06/85

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    Street/Natural Trials, MTB
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  1. Probably not, only thing I noticed differently is the head tube and the colour. Guessing you know a bit more about the differences?
  2. Akrigg rode one for years
  3. #justgoodmemory
  4. First one was stolen when it was sprayed blue, then he had another one later in the year which was made and went on a trip to buthiers france with Eddie. https://fb.watch/3sMUB88j4c/
  5. I believe James Porter had the frame as a one off. That trip we went on to Barcelona was the first time he rode it and possibly the last. I know he has just built it back up, but they never went to full production. You could possibly message him on Instagram/Facebook to ask the geometry. Here’s some pictures of him riding from that trip and recent photo off his Instagram
  6. I’ll hopefully get round to it one day. Finding good parts to make it suit will be fun. But I got a few ideas to make it look great. Watch this space
  7. He had one stolen then another one made. There are a few megamo’s bobbling about, you can pretty much upgrade the bikes with decent spec to make it feel quite nice. I still got an old one which has cracked about 5 times in different areas and one brand new (see pic) frame with 150mm axle clearance on the rear. They used to have really wide shimano freewheel/fixed hubs on the rear.
  8. The green frame is an old Megamo frame. I believe chris got a few off Ben Savage’s father some years ago. The Raw one with Mongoose stickers was made by an American bmx company called Standard Byke co.
  9. Search Hayes or avid Fat adapter. It might be difficult to get one in 180mm. I only managed to find a 185mm here and filed it down https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Avid-Post-to-IS-Disc-Brake-Mount-Bracket-Adapter-REAR-for-185mm-Rotor/352149302576?pageci=22d30051-18d2-4329-b7f4-d3d33d11e7b8&epid=1305524222
  10. A lot of people have had this problem over the years, it tends to be the over tightening of the caliper on top which can weaken the holes where bolts go through or there is a lot of shock going through the setup when running a 203mm rotor. But as your running a 180mm rotor it’s hard to tell if it’s just weak about the holes on this particular caliper or you just had bad luck this time round. I went down the root of running one of these adapters. Yes it’s a 185mm, but you can either file it down yourself or take it to an engineer to put it to 160mm/180mm. Plus there cheap on eBay, I’ve not had any problems since. I run a shimano 203mm icetech rotors with shimano Zee brakes F+R. I also put one fat washers with green cab bolt on top of the calipers to give them a bit more stiffness. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Avid-Post-to-IS-Disc-Brake-Mount-Bracket-Adapter-REAR-for-185mm-Rotor/352149302576?pageci=22d30051-18d2-4329-b7f4-d3d33d11e7b8&epid=1305524222
  11. Just splash some water on the rotor if you have EBC reds. Then give it some time and they will bedd in.
  12. I did when I trying to bunnyhop high stuff. But I actually adjusted mine in a little further on the bar so I have more grip length. But Ali C mentioned he puts a bit of sugru mold on the inner side of the levers, possibly worth a try. https://sugru.com/buy/family-safe-skin-friendly-formula-classic-colours-8-pack?gclid=Cj0KCQjwudb3BRC9ARIsAEa-vUuGkoGumCYmrdOdPjPAIpfKouwOIG1ECAHRZ3v_9sIypHonPSLovHYaAsYbEALw_wcB Also if you want the lever blades in further and not adjust them out too far you could bring them back in to a comfortable position. The take the wheels out or the calipers off and pump the pistons in a little ( not too much ) then force them back on in between the rotor and you should get a strong lever bite so you don’t have to have the levers out far. You will still be able to adjust the brake, but pump it then hold and tighten the caliper down. I do it every so often because I wasn’t getting a good enough bleed, specially on the rear. Good little tip to try.