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About breagh

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    Ossa 300
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    East Neuk Wobblers

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  1. Double standards old bean, go into any local woodland on a slope and you'll find it's some sort of improvised downhill MTB track. You put one wheelmark down and you're for the Tower even though moving tons of earth cutting trees and breaking up walls seems to be tolerated if you've a set of pedals. All this "digging" is usually accompanied by a wide range of litter just to top the whole thing off. Like yourself I like the old MTBs too but haven't fitted the optional shovel /axe carrier.
  2. I don't know most us Scots up here are on a disability benefit of some kind so this could be a goer. Mind you as we're all all about clinically obese I think run time could be further ruduced hardly make it to the local chippy on the old EM.
  3. Hi Cabby I don't think there's a problem as I don't think any electric bike would finish a decent wobblers trial on the one battery. Be fantastic for the first hour and a real workout for the next 4 pushing it off the hill.. Give the hill walkers a good laugh.
  4. Tip I would give is regardless of the bike have it well set up. Controls', tyre pressures suspension carb etc just get it spot on. I ride loads of different bikes thers always give aways on most beginners bike like a loose grip loads of play in the throttle tickover to high/low just basic stuff that an experienced rider wouldn't have. Happy hunting.
  5. I'm not familiar with the Falkirk area but imagine there's a few places where a wee play on a Trials bike will go unnoticed. Personally I would be discreet as getting permission is tricky for a lot of reasons. Not like you need much ground a grassy bank would be enough to practice the basics. No doubt the locals will have places they go so keep an eye out. Disclaimer The author in no way condones illegal practicing on this forum.
  6. Hello Gordon got a few riders in your area that would certainly offer a bit help transports a big ask though? Some are regular TC users so might get in touch. I would suggest go to a local trial to get the lowdown we've one on Sunday but there's plenty more if you check the SACU website. Maybe see you around.
  7. I really don't know how trials riders think. Vertigo have won the SSDT 3 times on the trot and the only Vertigo in the top 50 this year was Lampkins also there was no Montesas in the top 50 though Bou's won everything. Round here there's loads of Scorpas because we have a great dealer thats the way I go support the local guy it pays in the long run. .
  8. Looks the part too, could this be the thin end of the wedge for petrol bikes? .
  9. For sure it's an Ossa swingarm most of the frame too and plastics.
  10. Good crowd though specially considering there's probably about 10 Trials riders in Luxembourg.
  11. As a side issue the rear mudguard is superb mines done 3 SSDTs without a crack, Pity they didn't make the main bearings out of the same stuff.
  12. Hi as mines got Beta foks on it I can't really help, however what I generally do with forks is guess and I'm never far off. Try about 275 ml in each leg and see how they feel you can always add a bit more if they're bottoming out. Check there's clearance at the clutch lever as this will cerainly cause clutch fix if it is. Cheers.
  13. You'll always get the odd rubbish decision be it stop or non stop in the long run they'll balance out' never heard anyone complaining about not getting a 5 for a stop. I imagine Bou will get the benefit of the doubt pretty often ,however I suppose all those years ago when he wasn't world champ he got plenty dodgy 5s just like any other upcoming rider.
  14. Can't be many about I've a 250 and run it about 80.1 . Frames are poor look for cracks and look carfully at the rear of the engine where it bolts on to the swingarm.. Imagine some stuffs really hard to get for them as they're so rare.
  15. Quite right it's a national disgrace and while I'm on have you ever seen a hill walker smile? Here's another one have you noticed that ever acre of sloping wood land now has a makeshift downhill MTB track on it.This envolves moving tons of soil cutting down trees and geneally depositing a wide selection of litter througout, Can hardly get the Ossa down some of them.