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r2wtrials

Older, but not wiser!!

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According to the wife this will all end in tears, and probably hospital, but after many years i have just obtained one of my old bikes and plan on having a gentle hop around again.

I'm 52 now, and with a very knackered knee after 5 dislocations doing motorcycle trial ... but what the hell, you're a long time dead :)

Bike's a bit old school but then again so am i, and it may help to shed a few kilos and possibly help with my motorcycle trials balance etc ... here's the old dog.

... any other old gits like me still having a play?.

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Good to see you back on a pedal rig, Heath!  

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I'm only in my mid 30''s and now conform to as many headset spacers and highest bars possible. I've got buggered discs though.

 

The older to get you just ride however you want and take a more chilled mindset with it. When I was younger I used to push really hard and religiously ride comp style stuff. Now I'm happy popping a manual or gap or 2. It's just nice being out.

 

Enjoy it dude!

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.. had a hop around on the drive today. After 40 minutes i was fecked :) ... but if i can eat a bit healthier it will certainly make some weight fall of.

Fitted a slightly longer and more angled stem and tipped bars forward a bit and find it very comfy ... out on the motorcycle trials bike tomorrow for 4 or 5 hours, see if i can do more than two back-hops on that :D
 

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... just one question, bars feel narrow. They are 700mm .. is that normal these days?

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Perhaps a touch narrow, Heath, but certainly not crazy small. Not sure how tall you are/what your ape index is like, but I'd imagine you'd be fine with something a little wider if those feel a little small (Y)

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throw some arcade bars on there for maximum comfort and a bit of nice back relieving rise! You’ll lose a little bit in gaps but I feel it’s worth it...

comfortabilty > inch hunting

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Gaps I don’t think will be happening much .. age and a knackered knee are against me there! :D

... I am just under 6 foot tall if that helps. I did look on tarty site and most bars are the same width as mine or thereabouts.. I’ll try these for a bit.

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I run arcade bars,90x35 stem and over an inch of spacers. I set my bike up how I want to and it's comfy as anything! I've got back issues but that set up helps loads!

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I'm 37, still ride occasionally but my ankle and elbow are knackered so trials isn't very easy nowadays, Much prefer MTB now. Still got the Ashton, don't plan on ever getting rid of it

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A few adjustments and some Echo graphics, even had an hour hopping on the drive ...

 

seems harder to do now I’m 52 than it was when I last did it at 40 !

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Still young (42)...rides a ton, now the kids are older, it's easier to go some dad time...been on the 24" arcade for a while such a fun all round bike...great you back at it...good luck with the knees...

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