David Michie

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David Michie last won the day on July 22 2020

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  1. Nice work man! I've also installed some pallets in the garden it's helping my gaps enormously.
  2. Well I'm definitely warming towards disc's even more now. I'll be buying a disc protector that's for sure. Thanks for the advice guys. I think I hear an echo calling.
  3. It's almost year since I got back on the bike again. After years off riding trials, I'm totally hooked again. Re-learning all the basics and finally new moves, meeting up with old and new riders. its been Great for the body and mind! I've been saving up cash for a while now to buy a new mod but I need some help deciding which bike to go for. I'm really keen on the echo mk6 plus, I like the idea of having disc's front and rear and the splined freewheel and sprocket also the chain tensioner looks like a great idea. I've had a disc's before but only the front brake, because I'm right footed I'm a bit worried about having a rear disc as I know it will take some hits, will this be a bad idea? My other option would probably be a jitsie, I've never seen one in person and don't really know much about them, are they good frames? I've heard the welds are questionable? I see there is an option for a rear magura and front disc which might be better for me though. If someone could guide me in the right direction that would be much appreciated. Obviously I'd love a crewkers or clean but unfortunately they are for a much better class of rider than myself. Thank you David
  4. I thought it was a bit of a gamble myself when I bought the jitsie shin guards but I'm very happy with them. After a while you don't even notice that you have them on. Very stretchy, light and comfortable with enough protection from a shindig! Definitely recommend.
  5. Haven't seen one of those in years! Lovely bike!
  6. Hey man! well done for getting back on the trials bike. I did the same thing over lockdown. I was off the trials bike for ten years, I'm now 36 now and absolutely addicted to trials again, meeting up with old trials buddy's and new ones at every opportunity. It was an onza bird that started me off again. I managed to fit a set of maguras with adaptors and grind the rear rim which made a huge difference. I'm sure someone can advise you on your v brakes, maybe new pads and a grind. One of the best changes I made was fitting a decent freewheel onto the cranks and sprocket on the rear wheel, I think the freewheel on yours is on the back like mine was. It makes the gearing much better for trials. I hope you get the same enjoyment as I've been getting.
  7. That pashley is gorgeous!!!! I wish that was available to buy!!
  8. Wow! Great bike man. Well done keeping it! I remember the wait and excitement for this frame to come out. I think there was at least four in Stonehaven back in the day.
  9. Well done guys. Educational and motivating!
  10. Amazing video! That's terrible news, You ruptured your spleen!!?? Well done for finishing the video! I was watching some of your old videos on YouTube, you must have ridden every spot in Aberdeen and Stonehaven! Great to watch.
  11. Incredible, really well thought out and exicuted. Great to watch, thanks
  12. Really excellent videos and great riding! been watching them all year through lockdown. very inspirational , always excited when a you put out a new video. Beautiful part of Italy. Thanks
  13. Well done! That's a Beautiful looking bike! Loads of effort gone into that!!!
  14. Thanks everyone for the great response. That's properly answered my question then. Very sad news. It's definitely a bit too pricey for kids starting trials right now, hopefully the second hand market will sray strong for a while. I'm riding an onza comp at the moment I think it's one of the last bikes they made, it's made me love trials riding again.
  15. Wow! Brilliant riding and a great video!