the_virtua_striker

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Hi! 

I used to be a member here almost 15 years ago and haven't ridden trials since.

Used to ride with the regulars meeting every Sunday at Shell Centre (Southbank), and my last bike was a custom build stock Koxx XTP which I wish i didn't sell but hey ho. 

Recently picked up an old style Onza T-Master mod for peanuts complete with a set of HS33s but it's full of issues but happy to get to work on it. Just looking to mess about really. 

Anyone got any tips for the following:

HS33 rear has been bled and a new crossover line put in as it was split. However its still spongy as hell... Even after careful bleeding three times. 

I think the rear wheel on it is 20inch, so I can't get the brakes to line up properly without the axle being pushed too far to the end of the dropout, hence the chain tugs are hanging off. Anyone got a 19" rear wheel and tyre for sale? Cheaper the better really. 

The freewheel has to be changed, I've seen a jitsie 72 on ebay for 40 quid. Are these any good? 

Once these bits are done I'm good.

Any advice or bits for sale are appreciated!! 

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Yo. I can help you here... i've got an onza rip full bike that i need to get rid of. All i want is the hs33's off it.

It's got a ska 19" rear wheel and a fairly new, hardly ridden echo sl freewheel 108 click(may have been left in rain for a while).

I'm happy to get rid of it stupid cheap, like 50 quid all in plus postage.

Let me take some pics tomorrow and see what you think, theres a pile of decent parts on it, i just hate it, and need the space.

 

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Nice mate. Where you based? I'll collect. 

I took the HS33 completely apart. Scrubbed it down, pumped hot soapy water through the lot, replaced all of the hoses and rebled. It's better but now I think alot of the sponge is actually frame flex. It's pretty bad. 

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Can you stick a booster on it to try and counter the flex? Is the frame 2 or 4 bolt, as I have a 4 bolt booster you can have for postage..

Edit: Just googled - it's 2 bolt mounts. Will have a look and see if I have a 2 bolt somewhere that might help

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You can still use a 4 bolt booster on a V brake frame if you want to.

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4 hours ago, Ross McArthur said:

You can still use a 4 bolt booster on a V brake frame if you want to.

Is this always the case? I thought clearance was an issue with the vee lugs being further down the seatstay than the bottom 4bolt mount.

Curious now!

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7 hours ago, Brettoll said:

Can you stick a booster on it to try and counter the flex? Is the frame 2 or 4 bolt, as I have a 4 bolt booster you can have for postage..

Edit: Just googled - it's 2 bolt mounts. Will have a look and see if I have a 2 bolt somewhere that might help

PM'ed you mate. I cant send anymore messages as its apparently reached a limit... Its 100% 4 bolt. I don't have any bolts or spacers to attach the booster but willing to add on the cost if you have spares. I've attached a pic of the bike.... A work in progress!! The bike was in a total state. The rear brake was in complete bits due to the wheel clearly being 20 inch and totally misaligned. The freewheel is practically falling apart.... 

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15 hours ago, aener said:

Is this always the case? I thought clearance was an issue with the vee lugs being further down the seatstay than the bottom 4bolt mount.

Curious now!

:unsure::lol: Now I'm not sure myself. Nothing a file wouldn't sort out. Shimano Carbon boosters by the way. A fortune on eBay!!

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I know... Had naughty thought about mine, but then I don't think it'd get much as either Ali or Rich had drilled it out to 4bolt at some point in its life. Doubt people would want that :P 

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7 minutes ago, aener said:

I know... Had naughty thought about mine, but then I don't think it'd get much as either Ali or Rich had drilled it out to 4bolt at some point in its life. Doubt people would want that :P 

I have the one Ali did that to for his proto Yabbaa Stinger. FYI.

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Oh. I think I bought mine off Rich Pearson, and at the time he said it was Ali's before his.
Honestly... you think you know a booster, and then...:lol: 

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Ok, well I have this and some bolts somewhere - I can clean it up and post it. £5 with the bolts posted?

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Here you go, all i want is the maggies off it..

You can have all the rest for silly cheep... freewheel is SL108 click.

 

 

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