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About Bigman

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  • Birthday 08/30/86

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    Bike trials, ladies, tractors, inflatable sheep, rubber ducks
  • Location
    Coventry, Warwickshire.

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    Adamiss Phillips
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    Echo trial 24, basic echo spec plus a few extras.
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    United Kingdom

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  1. Got the rear wheel sorted this weekend.
  2. Fortunately I have already used an Echo caliper and shimano lever, it was nearly 10yrs ago on an Echo 24 I had and it was awesome! With the new hope rotors and Trialtech/Jitsie pads I think it it will be good. Plus being IS mount they shouldn't break as easily as post mount brake calipers.
  3. Yes, I got a pair from Phil Williams when he was having a big clear out.
  4. My first thread in here for a while! As some of you may know, I stopped riding a reasonable while ago now. I had a brief flurry back on a bike during lockdown mk1 when I build an Echo Pure, however in hindsight I should have stuck to what I knew and built something more like I used to ride. Now that I have aged a little I am not looking to build anything too modern or that might attract attention to my now lack of skill. With the advancement in disc pads and rotors I was keen to give dual disc a try again so the hunt was on to find a suitable 26inch frame. I picked up an Ozonys XS26 which was in need of a little bit of TLC, as with many there is a crack on the drive side dropout, so my plan is to remove the cracked material and create a bolt in dropout. As it stands, I *think* I have everything I need, spec is going to be: Ozonys XS26 frame Echo Urban fork Echo 170mm CNC cranks, bash and 18t sprocket. Trialtech stem & Viz bars (bars may change to something wider) Fluorescent yellow Tryall rims on CK singlespeed rear and Tryall front hubs with Like new Tryall tyres. Sheco brakes, echo calipers and shimano levers with trialtech pads on the rear and 200mm hope V2 trials rotors I am quite excited to get this built and will try to update this thread as things come together. I have recently moved back to Cornwall, so all the spots I learnt on are now local again, so can't wait to get back out there on some cornish natural!
  5. Perfect, thanks guys. The rim swap is on! Was really hoping it was close so I could keep the awesome fluro rims!
  6. Hoping someone can help, I have an original Koxx/Tryall Fluro rim that I want to swap with an Tryall hOle rim, anyone know if the erd is similar enough to use the same spokes? These are the 2 rims: Something in my head is saying they were similar erd, but I am not confident to commit on that. Lol. Thanks Adam
  7. Shimano 4 pots were actually another option of mine, but probably not XT, there are some Deore level 4 pots which could be the best value for money. I have however heard that shimano calipers aren't the strongest, which put me off a little bit.
  8. I am about to build up a dual disc 26inch and am planning to go with Magura MT trail sport and swap the 2 piston to the front and 4 piston to the rear like Ali C does, at £160 for the pair they seem like the best value, also come with the better lever blades too.
  9. No, definitely not a ghz. I do remember James having a prototype pashley, he posted a few clips on his insta last year.
  10. I do, but not racing, it gets used on the local trails and is my go to bike at the moment. When the days draw out a bit it will get semi slicks and I am hoping to ride to work on it a couple of times a week, obligatory picture: I have to admit is a very fun bike and surprisingly capable offroad! Adam
  11. Chances are I might be free to pop up every now and then, however I might not always check here, if you PM me I will get an email. Adam
  12. So, a rare post from me in the car thread! Taken the decision to get rid of the Seat Leon Cupra 20vt, too expensive to tax, not economical enough any more etc etc As shuned as I might be I am looking to replace it with an 03/04 plate Mondeo hatchback diesel, cheaper to tax, insure and better on fuel! So if anybody is interested Adam
  13. have you still got magura mate

  14. My new (to me) Cotic BFe, its a little heavier than my last bike (KHS Alite) but I am sure I will cope! Just ordered some Renthal Lite bars and on the look out for a 70mm stem! Brief spec includes Hope Pro2 wheel set, Rockshox Revelation RLT 150mm forks (Probably for sale soon!) Avid brakes (soon to change) Schwalbe Rocket Ron tyres, SLX cranks running a 2x9 setup and a Rockshox Reverb, Really happy with it, just need to find it some trails now! Adam