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  1. As long as you are happy with the bike that's all that matters! I just think its nice to have a pair of brakes with the same levers and calipers. As long as they work for you though that's fine. The grips are down to what you feel comfortable with. In my opinion they aren't the nicest looking grips but as long as they feel right to you that's all that matters. The rear rim is more of a competition style trials bike rim with the drilled holes and ground braking surface. I think that bike would suit a non drilled rear rim. For the rear tyre again I'm going off the looks. I think something a bit less aggressive and faster rolling would suit a street looking bike.
  2. It's a lovely looking bike and reminds of the golden age of trials. I have to say though I'm not a fan of the shimano hubs, lack of bash ring, mismatched brakes, grips, rear rim and tyre. All just my opinion though! Overall for me its a beauty of a bike.
  3. I've been an iPhone bitch for too long. I think its time to switch to android. I've got my eye on the Google Pixel 2 XL. I'm currently using an iPhone 8 and I don't really like it. It just seems like a fancy iPhone 6. What are people experiences switching from apple to android? Carphone warehouse had the Pixel 2XL for £550 but its gone back up to £799! I won't be paying full price for one.
  4. I always buy phones outright. Sim only is the best way to be!
  5. I went for the Pixel 2 XL. I really like it. It didn't take long to get used to and I do miss certain things from my iphone but I found the iPhone 8 to be laggy, slow and basically just a 6 with a glass back. I've been following a few youtubers who review phones and the Xiaomi Poco F1 looks like it could be a giant killer. I'm not a fan boy of android or IOS I can see the pros and cons to both side's I think with android though if there's something you don't like about it there's usually a way to change it but you get what you're given with IOS. You get a lot more options when it comes to android phones which is a big one for me. My opinion is Samsung make the best hardware, Google make the best software and Apple have the best user interface. If you could combine all 3 then you'd have the ultimate phone!
  6. Good shout boys. I couldn't see the woods for the trees then haha!
  7. I can't help but notice that it looks like the holes on the inner wall are the same size as the outer wall? It also looks to me like the nipples have been on the outer wall? Am I seeing things that aren't there? If you had a wheel built up with the spoke nipples resting on the outer wall I'd expect to see cracks like that.
  8. Sound's like there's air in there to me. Did you have the bike upside down after you bled it?
  9. I'm struggling to see the crack in that frame! How the hell did you spot it? Have you got xray vision?
  10. John The Mong has got the same bike. His shock has been pissing oil since he got it. Still seems to be working alright though. I don't think his has the knocking noise either. Give him a shout on facebook or something and you can share notes.
  11. I'd rather not ride at all than not have a dropper post.
  12. I liked the bit where you took the bike out the car... twice
  13. Is that a Martin Hawyes filthy ard guard? I think that's what they were called it was a long time ago haha.
  14. When did I ever say I don't like jumping? I can't jump but I do like it.
  15. Haha I did consider an inspired but I like the idea of riding ramps. I've been going to rampworx and its fun learning new stuff.
  16. I'm in a similar boat! I've just bought myself a BMX though! Get yourself out there
  17. What’s happened to trials? This sport has done so much for me. I’ve had amazing times made life long friends and learnt countless new skills on and off the bike. i just wanted to see what people had to say about trials. Is it still popular? Has social media spread it too thin? This was the place to go back in the day with hundreds of memebers online daily and so much to talk about. It just seems to be really quiet here now.
  18. I'm almost certain I saw a similar story about this same van but with charity bikes in it that got stolen. I'm very sceptical of the story though. It just doesn't make sense.
  19. So at least trials isn't dead! It's funny how it's changed though.
  20. It’s crazy because I personally saw trials as the first “internet” sport. Virtually everyone who rode was on here and there was a sense of comuinity. Big rides all over the country got arranged and everyone seemed to get on “in person” haha I know I ruffled plenty of feathers online but I was never met with hostility on actual rides and I’d like to say I was never nasty to anyone too!
  21. I'm thinking of flying to Mars and setting up a colony who's up for it?
  22. It's easy to see where your chain is joined! haha
  23. I saw Phil Williams do a decent sized drop gap at Lee Quarry with these spokes in his back wheel and his hub touched the rock he was landing on haha. His wheel completely folded. Not one spoke snapped which I thought was pretty weird. I wouldn't recommend them for trials personally.
  24. Anyone fancy it? Me and Flipp are riding (weather permitting) Probably meet at the docks by the wakeboard place about 11-12ish?