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  1. Went out this evening because any old excuse to 'test' the ride - front tyre now tubeless on rigid mtb commuter. I practice trials on it quite a bit, but this evening, I didn't take tools so saddle was at full pedalling height and I wonder why I'm shit at trials. But even at my best I'm still a bit shit. Watched so many videos for inspiration over the past few months seeing people hop up ledges higher than I can even jump without a bike is just pissing me off. Homeless bloke under a concrete carpark round corner was doing a far better rant than this about dogshit while I practiced.
  2. Ah ok, washers on the outside sounds more sensible, that's why I mentioned it before just throwing some on there. Did think about filing the axle slightly, but not keen. Might try a serrated washer or should I not? Possibly over thinking this now? Cheers.
  3. After fitting the wheel with a pair of 25mm M6 bolts, then cutting one of them down to 23mm, the wheel still isn't properly secure. Where the hub axle is fractionally wider than the dropouts, the Trialtech axle bolt washer I bought are gripping against the axle rather than the dropouts. Are there any axle bolt washers designed with a little recess to accommodate the axle to avoid gripping against it? Either that or a couple of thin washers either side of the hub sandwiched by the dropouts would accomplish the same job (and the forks do compressed to the hub width when tightened).
  4. Thanks for the help. The bearings are starting to feel a bit rough will leave it for a rainy day later on.
  5. Still really rubbish at trials lol. Here's me having probably just braked and now attempting to get up onto front rear wheel. Taken with Yi 4K action cam, seems to get lots of interference with low light levels, hence the grainy lines.
  6. Thanks, yes you're right. I had a closer 2nd look and there are M6 threads inside the QR axle, about 21mm on the disc side and at least 40mm the other. Guess I can take my choice of axle-washers from Tartys provided they're for M6 bolts? Do you know how to get to the bearings at all?
  7. My Console front wheel is held in the forks by QR. I don't like it, it doesn't seem sufficient, it creaks sometimes and is bugging me. I'd rather bolt the wheel in place properly even though I'd need to do so every time I ride it. What are my options, what do I need? I see Tartys have V!Z end caps guessing that's where I'd start... but with those in place does it work similarly to the rear Hope Pro2 Evo SS hub? ie Two bolts + axle bolt washers for each side? Am I right thinking that any axle bolt washer would suffice, and then Just looked at the description again and realize I overlooked the part where it mentions a 10mm axle. Not sure if I can even change the existing end caps for these or not now. Any ideas? Cheers.
  8. I usually use my old 510 Freeriders which are quite flexible. Also have a pair of Scott flat pedal shoes that are stiffer soled with a harder grip compound, but they feel lethal in the wet. Will probably just take a minute or so out to recover, something I'm not used to doing so much with most of my riding being to commute and/or XC style rides. Heard a few people mention Addidas Terrex for MTB, so will have to keep a look out for sale offers.
  9. Is it normal your feet fatigue quite quickly from trials riding? Any recommendations to improve it, foot position, exercises, etc?
  10. New bike built up for daily commuting. Frame & forks are new, set of wheels from shed (which weren't hardcore enough for my hardtail), and everything else donated from my old 26" commuter. Had a mess about trying trials stuff on it last night, is good fun for practicing stuff on the way home, and nippy for getting about on too Will probably have to sort mudguards for it at some point, but don't want to spoil it for now.
  11. Like the mix of entrants ability in this.
  12. Couldn't find a horse videos thread so is posting it here ok?
  13. Go read the tutorials on and watch all those videos recommended to you in your thread from September again!
  14. You're best off asking on singletrackworld.