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About forteh

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  • Birthday 05/21/79

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    Ed Emuss
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    Triton DeemaIntense 5.5 Santa Cruz Chameleon Standard STA CCM 640e Supermoto
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  1. Took the new board for a couple of hours with Reuben this afternoon, holy f**ksticks the wax makes it scary fast! At first it rode like a dog, couldn't initiate smooth toe to heel edge turns without the edges biting with no warning and spitting me into the snow. Fiddled around with binding position and angle, got more weight forwards, detuned the corner edges with a file and shifted the high backs forwards and suddenly the board has come to life, turns gliding from edge to edge without any dramas The board seems really nice to ride, flexes easily between the bindings to give easy turn control and pops really well. On the rental boards attempts at ollies were sketchy and unstable, the palmer just lofts and lands without effort. Unfortunately by the time I'd got the setup somewhere close I was getting tired and making silly mistakes. Cue a fast toe edge to heel edge catch which smashed me headfirst down the slope on my back. Going to be very sore in the morning
  2. For my 40th last month it was decided by the stepson that I should learn to snowboard (mainly so I can take him to the snowdome more often!). Did a learn to snowboard in a day course, ached lots but picked it up pretty quick. I accidentally a snowboard and bindings, also accidentally a pair of boots, grand total of 50 quid and the boots were unworn The board is a 152 Palmer Proto, about ten years old I think but should get me right to start off. The bindings are Burton cfx of similar vintage and they're super comfy. Just started servicing the board, made a file jig at work to sharpen the edges and clean up some oxidation and spent the last 20 mins ironing hot wax into the base. A learning curve but rather therapeutic so far Taking Persephone for her first kinder lesson on Saturday (she's 4 now) and going for a couple of hours lift pass with Reuben next week. Anyone else play around with planks of wood?
  3. Laser cut parts for the pedal car came in today, was given a budget of 500 and so far the build is below 300 with a bit of sponsorship wrangling
  4. Also possibly look at standard bykes, they make BMX primarily but I know they have done 24 and 26 so a street trials rig could be possible. Quality second to none
  5. @Brettoll, see below!
  6. They're pretty active on bookface, the deema (I still have mine) was 600 for the frame when it was released back in 2006; they've branched out a bit and are making really nice kit (not that the deema isn't but the current quality is far nicer) and have shown bikes at NAHBS for the past couple of years. edit: they won best cx bike at NABHS 2018
  7. Haha you gimp edit: incase @Brettoll doesn't know, Sick are a pair of hipsters with really bad social media attitude and no clue how to make frames, they promised the world, employed and pissed off a number of frame builders (the latest being marino who is now selling off their unpaid for stock of frames to recoup costs), never delivered on any promises and are suffering the wrath of the internet cycling community
  8. Triton edit: couldn't comment on how reasonably priced they are mind, or even if they still make trials frames; that said they do a whole range of custom bikes so don't see why they shouldn't.
  9. Here's one I photographed earlier The avid IS-PM adaptor is thinner and wasted away, additionally it looks like you don't have the full compliment of conical alignment washers (should be 4 thick and 4 thin per caliper). I would just cut your offending nubbin off
  10. I've finally finished the design for the pedal car that I'm making for a local cycling community project I say making, talking nicely to the machineshop and welding bay at work
  11. Needs a turbo? Would 450bhp be too much?
  12. It's likely binding on the spacer tube between the two bearings, take the wheel out and give the axle a light tap on one end, that might be enough to remove the axial preload on the ball races.
  13. Persephone is four today, when did that happen! We bought her a purple ukulele
  14. With shipping from Australia
  15. Farkin hell they saw you coming with the steel didn't they? Won't the smaller hipsters escape through the holes in the mesh?