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#1 cholas

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 02:33 PM

Any views on using my 250 Mono for greenlaning?


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#2 handsome_al

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 03:36 PM

I don't see why not if ............

1. You don't mind standing all the time
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2. You have very short legs that stop your knees from sticking up under your chin (like mine do) when seated.

I rode a 15 mile - non-stop, standing all the way - 'Vinduro' lap last year. It was fun but I was cream-crackered when I finished.

You may want to raise the gearing slightly too ..... though greenlaning isn't (shouldn't be) about speed!!

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 04:00 PM

Lucky old me, I am blessed with short legs and a lack of skill that means any speed will be slow, slow, slow. Got a 35t sprocket that I will try too

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 04:30 PM

We obviously both share the same lack of skill then!

You say you have a 35t sprocket to try therefore I assume you are running std 12/42 (3.5:1) gearing at present?
You will see, going to 12/35 (2.91:1) gearing, a nice but subtle difference.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 04:52 PM

The 35t looks like a shirt button compared to the 42t. Any idea of road speed with the 35? I realise it's not going to be super bike-esque, but would like to be able to be safe riding short road sections

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 05:05 PM

Sorry I've no idea of what speed but if it helps, the guy I bought mine off had 14/35 gearing fitted for - as he called it - long road sections .

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 05:11 PM

Nice one. I'll go from there and have a fiddle with it all

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 05:57 PM

Any views on using my 250 Mono for greenlaning?

Yes - keep the mono for trials and buy a Yamaha Serow,they are brilliant.(And more bikes is good)

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:38 PM

Depends how far you're going but fuel range is always going to be a limiting factor, especially now that a lot of the small village stations are gone.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:02 PM

I was thinking of taking a Sigg bottle or similar with some fuel in, just in case. I think a proper enduro bike will be on the cards, just want to get some use out of the TY too


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