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  1. Looks like the bike was registered in 2001... so the guy has probably assumed that it was registered from new? It's an early '90s bike.
  2. HAHA! Brilliant Okay Telecat (sorry... dont know your real name!). That sounds like the official word on the matter. In that case, is there a restriction on the size of a lap to cater for dads (& moms) that are less able to get about on foot so that their kids do not suffer!? Kids with a superfit parent will benefit from their presence every step of the way. Club trials are not a problem as the parent on a bike can enter and ride around with their kid (even if they are watching the kid more than trying to keep their own score down!)
  3. Fair point. But still, I dont see why the option is not there as some of the venues are huge and some parents are just not able to jog around and make time. Surely allowing a parent to have a bike would keep the trial flowing better especially for the very young riders. Parents of c-class and above riders can maybe skip a couple of the 'easier' sections whereas parents of D-class small wheel bikes generally want to be there every inch of the way to look out for their 6 to 8 yr old! Does anyone have the actual official word on why minders are not allowed!?
  4. It cant be just insurance surely!? Like I say, I bet most parents would pay a few quid for insurance if this was possible. How does it work for the adult national minders? Surely the same could apply?
  5. Does anyone know why a parent is not allowed to take a bike to the nationals?
  6. I totally agree that minders/parents (one per competing rider) should be able to ride a bike round. I'm sure most wouldnt mind paying an insurance fee. Some venues are huge, which is great as it's nice to ride a bit between sections and it can reduce queuing but it's no joke trying to keep up with your kid riding a venue like Low North Park. My lad has only just turned 8 and rides in the D class. I'm not about to let him out of my sight in any trial. I'm fairly young and fit but find it quite hard going. Then needing to drive home afterwards. What if the parent weighs 20 stone or is less able for whatever reason. That could rule the kid out of riding or put a family off entering??? Talking of the excellent Low North Park, I'm especially surprised that the also excellent Scarborough club do not allow a parent to take their bike round during the less formal youth 2-day event. Getting round the course last year was nothing short of gruelling. My lad was fed up of waiting for me to catch up with a face like a tomato puffing & panting in what was otherwise an awesome weekend! ...here's waiting to be put in my place!
  7. Think what you like! It's not nice to suggest that someone doesnt understand something as if you were some kind of superior being! So stop being a plank! I agree with Martins points, but generally the riders would have had their own reputations to uphold and would as always be riding their hearts out both for themselves and the team, so the individual scores would have been interesting to see however you look at it.
  8. I rode in the ICTT down in Cornwall and individual scores were shown on the board throughout and published afterwards. I cant see much difference really, but thanks to Martin for his view and for sharing your past experiences of this event Andy. .... still want to see the individual results!
  9. I fully understood thank you... so wind ur neck in laughing boy! I still wouldnt mind seeing the individual scores. (Some people just like the sound of their own voice and have nothing constructive to add - idiot)
  10. Still be good to see the individual scores?!???
  11. My sons chain came off on his little GasGas 50TXT Boy on the weekend. It all bunched up around the front sproket, but I managed to stand on the chain and pull it out. When I put the chain back on he rode about 5 yds and the bike made an awful crunch click noise. I thought at the time it was knackered chain that wasnt meshing with the sprokets anymore. I've taken the chain off and rotated the front sproket by hand and I can feel something catching and clicking inside. Sounds similar to the problem you describe here. I'm now in the process of removing the engine to take to the dealer. :-( What did it cost you in the end??? Did you just take the bike whole!?
  12. Are the full results online anywhere? Tried the Scarborough website, but no joy! Thanks
  13. I had a 2001 Rev 3 and I liked it, but it did seem to loose grip very easily on slow slippy stuff. I remember trying my m8's GasGas at the time (never been a fan of GasGas) on the same sections and found that it gripped much better. This could have all been down to setup though. I've often heared people say that the Rev3's are 'a bit wild'. My first Beta was a 240 '89 TR34 replica which I loved, after riding a few Monts (311, 314 & 315) I went back to Beta and the first of the Rev3's. I like the feeling of being 'inside' the bike that Beta gives you rather than being perched on top like the GasGas. I've had my '07 250 Sherco from new and I've not had any problems with it (apart from water in the airbox). Very well ballanced bike with great power delivery, suspension and brakes. I've never had any problems with any of the brakes on any of my bikes! Older Sherco's were a bit iffy!
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