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 Post subject: Re: To Recap then
PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:53 pm 
Lincs AEC
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niceguyeddie wrote:
for the trail you'll need front sus as a minimum.

MJN wrote:
tyres less than 2.0 aren't recommended round those parts


If I get the Tempest built in time.......I'm stuffed then :lol:

Well, I handled rigid on 1.75's BITD, so I can handle it now :wink:


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 Post subject: Rigid or not
PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:57 pm 
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I learnt to ride rigid back in the 80's and thought those bikes were the business. Been riding full and front sus now for years, tooks out an old full rigid cinder cone the other weekend and scared myself. You really have to concentrate that bit more.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:53 pm 
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Should be fine rigid,you need fat tyres round there for protecting your wheels,a mate of mine decided to run some 1.8 fire xc muds a few years ago,very ammusing for the rest of us!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:55 pm 
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MJN wrote:
Should be fine rigid,you need fat tyres round there


Ditto.....i've switched my 1.95's for 2.10's 8)


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 Post subject: Tyred and emotional
PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:22 am 
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Chill on the tyres boys - it's fine up there (even for Wildslippers and Megabytes)...

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:03 am 
Lincs AEC
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Well, if the Tempest gets built I'm riding 1.95 Wildgrippers......if it doesnt get finished and I bring the LTS im on 1.8 Fire Mud's.

I could change the 1.8's to 2.1 Magic's, but I've never ridden them before so dont know how they handle.

Better to stick with what you know IMO :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:08 am 
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Will be new school rubber for me :)
Nevegal/Blue Groove, current tyres of choice.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:11 am 
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gump wrote:
Will be new school rubber for me :)
Nevegal/Blue Groove, current tyres of choice.


Are those the ones for extra sensitivity or are they the curry-flavoured ones...? ;-)

Capt K


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:57 am 
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They are the exta thick ones with bumps. Large size. Lose a bit of feel, but you can't trust old rubber ;)


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Is it too late to put my name down to ride Saturday? I'll just be coming for the ride and not stopping over.


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