Shadytree

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  1. The other day I was out working on side hopping. I went up to rear and couldn't get the balance so I put the front back down. Some guy walking by stopped to tell me how cool that was. People are easy to impress, you are your toughest critic.
  2. I tried pads with unground rims on my hex and I couldn't take the noise. But I'm probably not the best person to answer this question.
  3. Thanks for the response. I am just putting it together, so I don't know. I had a enduro with 440 stays that was like riding an ocean liner, hoping this thing is a little more maneuverable. It was hard to switch between the enduro & my hex.
  4. It's this bike, only in black: https://m.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/2014-Sea-Otter-Classic-Pit-Bits-1st-Edition,7431/Kyle-Straits-Prototype-GT-Distortion-Sea-Otter-Classic,74157/bturman,109 And it's a 104 BCD crank. Just a frame right now.
  5. I am putting together a short travel dual suspension bike for trail riding & trialsy stuff. I have an 11-24 cassette with a 30 tooth chainring. Apparently aluminum bash guards have fallen out of style because I can't find a decently stout one. There are plastic ones, 5mm aluminum ones & ISCG mount ones. I can be kind of heavy on the bash guard sometimes. Which is best? Thanks.
  6. Thanks for the advice. I'll keep it on.
  7. I have one I bought to try out. I like the way it fits, but I am leery of it breaking (in a potentially painful way). Does anyone know if these are any good? Here is a link to a similar one: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UNO-AS-009-Aluminum-Alloy-AL-6061-35-Bike-Bicycle-Stem-Black-25-4-x-75mm/191300901413?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D54618%26meid%3Db9c1717bf8704728b0ba200ef1badd8d%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D7%26sd%3D141720205986%26itm%3D191300901413&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851
  8. If it is tennis elbow get a flexbar. They use them in physical therapy. Works great.
  9. Inspired has nailed the geometry for street. Do you want to ride street or more pure?
  10. Learning to ride trials on rear disc brakes can get expensive. I switched back to rim brakes because I found myself not trying certain moves after I'd replaced a number of rotors that got mangled.
  11. I tried this with a Norco Manifesto, then bought a hex. I can learn moves on the Hex and then transfer them to the Norco, but learning on the Norco was frustrating. If you want to learn actual trials you would be light years ahead picking up a used trials bike for learning.
  12. That is not in my present or future, but good point.
  13. Spox tried something similar about 15 or 20 years ago.
  14. Here you go... Much cleaner
  15. I drilled a hole in the back of the fork's steerer. Worked fine. Thanks.