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    Beta Rev 3 270

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  1. Give it another 5 minutes - you'll love it! I had that arm problem - I eventually realised that I was gripping the bars too tightly (hanging on more like!) but once you relax a bit and hold it lightly it all gets better. I still find myself doing it if a section is a bit daunting and I'm nervous. Good luck!
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    Farewell Jamsport

    I've only visited this shop once to buy some boots. I wish it had been a bit closer to home! Ian was a really nice chap and happy to recommend some good value gear to me as a beginner - rather than trying to push anything too expensive. I wish him well - he sounds like a bit of a legend!
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    Returning to trials

    Welcome to the site Marc. I have found it such a useful resource. I'm sure you will get loads of advice and help and a chance to share your knowledge too! Good luck getting back into it - it's just like falling off a bike...
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    2007 Rev 3 270 Wheels...Now what?

    Put some tape over the spokes and fit new tube to front. I've given up the fight with my similar rear wheel - just fitted tube with new tyre (tubeless tyre) - no clamp - seems to be seated really well (after quite a battle to avoid nipping the tube when fitting tyre) and hasn't rotated on rim yet!.
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    Starting a new outfit

    What an amazing collection of frames Paul250! You must be pretty slick at bending and welding tube by now! I'm impressed!
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    Beta Bolt Kits?

    I'm new to it too but I liked the fact that most of the fasteners on my Beta were fairly standard so far and I seem to be able to sort out most bits in my own way - though perhaps I'm not so "OCD"!!! (Mind you, I guess you are mostly imperial sizes in the US? perhaps metric is a bit harder to come by) Hope you get the bits you need.
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    Beta Bolt Kits?

    I'm not sure if any kits are available but most screws I've come across are standard metric thread and I have replaced a few with stainless socket cap screws, sometimes cut to length. I've got the same bike as you.
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    Greeting from Italy

    Beautiful countryside! I'm very envious. Welcome.
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    Evo 290 hole

    Yes - I thought that when I saw a similar hole in my Rev 3!! - It appears to be deliberate, but has a very rough and broken "aesthetic"! - maybe they do it during the casting phase?
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    adults future of the sport ?

    I know I could never have afforded to do this when I was a youth - I saved all my money from a part time job to buy a moped (TY50 - wish I'd kept it!) to use as transport (and making lots of noise around the neighbourhood!) but a full sized bike for sport was out of the question. I think if parents are willing/able to spend some money on their children then that's great and very lucky for them, but even at the very basic level I am at, it's a significant cost to run a bike etc. which is why I can only do it now I am in my 50s. As has also been said, it seems that the events are mostly run by the more mature members - hopefully if enough "old" chaps like me find our way back into bikes after family life through trials, then the clubs will remain popular.
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    Cleaning oiled boots?

    it smells lovely too!
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    Signing out........

    What a very moving message. I wish you well with your new plans. I think it's vital to focus on the important things especially when life throws you a challenge and you must have a lot to consider. I am a relative newcomer here but I know we will all miss your input and good humour. Trials seems to attract kind and thoughtful people on the whole and I'm sure you will always be welcome here. Best wishes.
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    no start rev3

    just noticed one on well know auction site - in UK - if you need a new one. not sure if I'm allowed to paste a link.
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    Not new to Trials

    Have fun with that C15 - I've recently got one (a 63 bits and pieces one) - it's heavy, leaks oil and needs constant fiddling about with - but that's why I got it! You can make bits and use parts from other bikes too - Great to have the odd run out on it.
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    Trial-E an Olympic sport ?

    four stroke electric, of course