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Everything posted by Culshaw95

  1. I seem to have a hard time getting things right with setups/bikes... I rode 26" for most of the period of riding trials and tried out 20" which my riding seemed to be at its best at that time but stupidly a while ago I sold the 20" because I had been riding 26" longer and decided to keep it as its what i put the most time into. The issue with 26 was i spent loads of time trying to find the perfect geometry when i should have stuck and left the bike as it was which led to me not enjoying it as much. I recently built an Inspired Hex thinking I would get on with it which I do and i have learnt certain things i didnt know i could do and has helped on the MTB side but I guess I prefer the more TGS and pure trials scene more. I have three things on my mind of getting a custom frame from marino, sell the Inspired and get an Echo 26" or sell the Inspired and get a Jitsie 20" which is similar geo to the Breath Yes I had... Not sure what the best option is some of it is swaying towards 20" but im 6ft3" so i'd need a 180mm stem but then another part is saying 26" and go front disc as i always preferred front disc on a stock...
  2. Taken people's advice with Bars n Stem. Just having a quick test and actually enjoying it a bit more.
  3. I've just changed my ratio aswell from 22-18 to 22-17 which it feels better. Always had a lot of power in my legs and never felt the old ratio was quite enough
  4. Hi all, I'm just looking for a bit of advise before i think of splashing out on stuff but i've got a mk1 hex which is great but i always seem to get myself in these situations with front set ups (Bit new to the street scene). At the moment i'm running a 120mmx17 stem and highrise bars which as i'm 6ft 3 feels okay but when it comes to doing a bit of normal trials moves it feels as if i'm over extending whether thats set up or out of practice i'm not sure but i'm feeling it mostly on gaps and side hops. Not had the best of luck since starting it all due to cracking my ribs a few months back and only just got back on the bike but i was just wondering what people would recommend set up wise if anyone my height has had issues
  5. cheers all I think I'll get them bars and a 90x35 stem and see how that goes
  6. hmm I was thinking that but I didn't know whether to get a stem same length but higher. I don't think there's much height difference in the trialtechs and arcade bars...
  7. Quick blast on the Hex before work
  8. Finally been able to get back on my bike. Broken my ribs a couple of months ago and again was hospitalized last Sunday due to pushing myself too much thinking i've fully recovered so taking it easy at the moment getting back into things
  9. Looks like we're in for a good couple of months. Got The Biggest Slice of British Pie out this month then this, all we need now is a Akrigg video
  10. Seems its also on the 20".
  11. Think you maybe 13 years too late probably long forgotten haha although there maybe that one guy...
  12. Fitted blade and lever last night and changed tensioner to a trialtech as the heatsink was being a pain.
  13. So i've now grown to dislike my current set up after several years of tinkering about to make it how I like so time to start of the new year with a bike build. It kinda went down hill 3 years ago butI seem to prefer starting from scratch and tend to enjoy my bikes more when doing so. So here we are back at this topic and it's finally up n running. Actually impressed with how it rides and have a week off next week to get some propped riding in!
  14. Ah right well I'm not much of a fan of the curve in the blade where my finger rests. I've just got the jitsie blade for my hope trialzone and feel more comfortable but then that's my opinion
  15. I have a lot of bad luck with maguras...
  16. I was looking at the trialtechs but having the lever blades on my zoo i didnt get on with them and kept getting finger strains for some reason. Played around with them for ages and still no good, i've ordered a jitsie one now so we'll see how that goes but it's a pain that the magura has already failed i just dont get how they get their disc brakes right but not their rim.
  17. I have a habit of building bikes from scratch so heres my collection. Titanium On One CX Boardman Pro FS Single Speed 26" which is now a 1x10 with Shimano Xt 780 and rides like a dream
  18. Well went to southampton yesterday and things were going so well until I noticed the pin holding my magura lever blade was coming out... I knew something was gonna happen as it always does with the new magura rim brakes as i snapped one attempting a side hop it went when i landed on the wall D: so already looking to get a new lever haha which i was looking at the Jitsie ones and then thought of getting the matching lever blade for my hope
  19. I could have gone over kill with a 150x30 but that wouldn't have been the point of going to a street bike :L have noticed to fronts feel nicer with this set up
  20. I don't think i'd get on with a shorter stem to be honest as even with this stem it still feels pretty short as i'm pretty tall but i'll see how it goes. I got a 90x10 hope stem if i ever think of trying shorter but this feels alright for the moment
  21. Refer to page 1 it's done!
  22. Well today's the day. Waiting on my rear wheel to arrive and I can finish the build so expect photos soon....
  23. Slowly getting there, fitted stem, bars, forks and pedals (Still need to cut steerer). Struggling to get the front tyre to sit properly in the inspired rim for some reason.... (Sorry about the potato photo lighting in the workshops crap)