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Everything posted by marg26

  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. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. Thanks for the help. The bearings are starting to feel a bit rough will leave it for a rainy day later on.
  6. 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.
  7. 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?
  8. Is it normal your feet fatigue quite quickly from trials riding? Any recommendations to improve it, foot position, exercises, etc?
  9. 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.
  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.
  15. I spent most of my life thinking exercise was something other people did, and I didn't need to. Now in my early forties wishing I had been more physically active through my twenties and thirties. I've been trying to find an elusive balance over the past couple of years, cycling on daily commutes (4 miles each way), and trying to gain upper body strength/mobility/flexibility through taking bits and pieces from bodyweight exercise/stretching/yoga. If I do too much cycling, especially off road or attempting basic trials stuff, then I have to cut right back on exercises that involve bending elbows and flexing wrists (ie push ups, inverted rows, pull ups, planks, handstands against wall etc). Likewise if I do too much of those exercises I have to cut back on the off road cycling and trials-like stuff. But then strengthening my upper body is also helpful to my riding. I had a heavy landing over a couple of weeks ago which slammed my left wrist. I was reading a thread on here which recommended Controlled Articular Rotations (CARs). There's videos on Youtube demonstrating so I picked one and have been loosely following that. CARs on the left wrist have to be taken carefully, it's painful in flexion*. It seems to be slowly improving, but taking longer than previous instances. Cycling distance has been cut down, and still doing a few short sections of light off-road. It's frustrating to say the least. * standing with elbows at side, forearms horizontal, hand pointing upwards palm forwards.
  16. It's a shame about the timing, but no worries. If I really like the older version (assuming I'm actually going to get it, lol) then I'll probably get this new one too.
  17. Ahhh. How long has it been out? Come Christmas day, I might have to fake happiness with the previous version :-(
  18. Discovered the hub bearings need replacing so partially dismantled the hub to inspect. The freehub bearings seem ok, but the hub bearings don't turn freely and feel like crap. Decided while waiting for bearings to be delivered to put it back together so I can ride. Got the whole thing back together and wheel in frame, and it was only when tidying up I discovered the internal circlip on the floor. Woops. How important is it? I've been out for a hour long ride this morning and completely forgot about it, so hoping it will be ok for another ride or two until I dismantle and replace the bearings.
  19. Finally got round to looking at it last night, yes, it's the one that appears to prevent the bearing falling out from the freehub. Agree it doesn't appear to do much. The circlip was the first thing I removed before deciding I should probably look at some howtos and diagrams.
  20. Yes giving it a bleed worked.
  21. The MT7 brake on my bike gets real squidgy when feathering the lever, such that it doesn't take too long before the lever reaches the bar with continued feathering. Release the lever however and then do a hard grab of the brake and it reverts back to normal. It's not great when feathering on approach to an obstacle to find the power's gone just as you need it. Have you experienced this? Does it just need a good bleed or something else?
  22. Rear hub will need to match rear dropouts. Guessing that the '09 Boardman is a standard QR (135x10), whereas modern frames are 142x12 or 148x12 (Boost), with Boost becoming the way things are going.
  23. Think mine is more pdlpdlpdlpdlpdlpdlpdlpdlpdlpdlpdlpdlpdlpdlpdl freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewheeeeeeeeeeel pdlpdlpdlpdlpdlpdlpdlpdlpdlpdlpdlpdlpdlpdlpdl freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewheeeeeeeeeeel. lol.
  24. An uncanny number.