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Riding photos
#21
Getting a bit OT now heh. I will point out though that with propedal on, it effectively jacks the back of the bike up so if you turned it off, your BB would be even lower...

PS: Get some Kendas as your next tyres, they have about 1cm higher profile than most others which will raise the BB presuming frame clerance is ok. I couldnt run a Nevegal on the back of my old Azonic. Profile is yet again something the useless mtb mags never mentions much like axle to crown lengths on forks!
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#22
yeah i do clip the ground occasionally but thats mainly when the bike is compressed . I'm kinda conscious about it so i know where to pedal etc. Overall it's not really a problem though. Mine seems to be about the same height as a friends orange 5. I've now got 130mm forks fitted along with a 2.35 rear tyre so that may have helped.
However another one of my mates has the same frame as you and he constantly clips the ground/stumps etc, i think this might be because he sits down too much though! Are the newer frames lower than the older ones?

Breezer, good work! Where abouts is it? Fair enough if you don't want to say but i thought i'd ask!

Hugh
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#23
if you come across a branch with no speed to do a normal bunny hop over it try this...

Start to wheelie using your 'wrong' foot, give it plenty of welly, as this is your weaker foot and this will got the front in the air, even from a low speed.

As the front lifts your 'good' foot will be at the top of the power stroke, give it plenty and a heave too, add to this a smattering of bunny hop technique and you will get up and over stuff from very little speed.

I'm not sure if this is a recognised technique, but it is a bit trialsy, so maybe Hugh can shed a little light on it. I thought I had invented it when i was younger (obviously not), but it seems to work.

PS i also thought I had invented masturbation, but it turned out it was already popular back in  the day...
Keep it foolish...
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#24
I just lift the front over and let the rear smash into it, needs far less energy and never get flats or bent wheels doing it despite being fat and heavy Smile
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#25
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Some snap of when I went riding in the Peak District recently.

Edit: DOH! Can some one give me some help on getting them on here properly!!!!!

[MOD]done for ya  Wink [/MOD]
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#26
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Some snap of when I went riding in the Peak District recently.

Edit: DOH! Can some one give me some help on getting them on here properly!!!!!

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#27
To get an idea of the length of the descent take a look at the last picture of the bridge, then look at the third pic from the bottom and look for the bridge at the bottom of the picture!!
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#28
I would rather not as quite frankly the photos are annoying me as it it looks awesome  Tongue
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#29
&quot;Breezer&quot; Wrote:I would rather not as quite frankly the photos are annoying me as it it looks awesome  Tongue

It was the first time, and as yet the only time, i've been anywhere near hills like this on my bike. I met a guy from MBR forum there after I posted on their forum asking for someone to give me a route as I was going to be in the area. Instead he'd said he take me himself! It was wicked!!

We'll have to organize a trip, it only took me 3 hours to get home!!!
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#30
I'm definitely up for a return visit  8)
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