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05-26-06, 05:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 833
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

Ew that sounds pretty nasty... The only problem...

Ew that sounds pretty nasty... The only problem in the summer here is the infernal midge. Millions of these tiny fly things that bite you. It's not harmful just they itch like mad, but I have to be...
04-30-06, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

Find a good method of getting changed! The most...

Find a good method of getting changed! The most pain I ever had was trying to pull tshirts and tops off.
04-22-06, 08:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,806
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

I just use some washing up liquid and a scouring...

I just use some washing up liquid and a scouring pad, seems to work fine aslong as you rinse it well after.
04-21-06, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

I run a Gravity 2.3 on the back and Diesel 2.5 on...

I run a Gravity 2.3 on the back and Diesel 2.5 on the front. I've found no better all round tire.

They grip brilliantly in the dry on anything, rocks roots and dusty trails. In the wet they're...
04-15-06, 05:17 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,136
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

Would you want cantilevers on your bike? It's...

Would you want cantilevers on your bike? It's just the natural progression. Other than to save a few grams of weight I would see no reason to switch back from my hydros. They work in the wet, work on...
04-09-06, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

I see it's still winter for you too (bare trees)....

I see it's still winter for you too (bare trees). Crazy weather is april already! Looks like a great place to ride. How long was the trail?
04-09-06, 11:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,013
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

Steep and rooty downhills. Long flowing fast...

Steep and rooty downhills. Long flowing fast tricky corners. Berms into drop offs. Everything really:)
04-08-06, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

You need to pry the pads back with something. A...

You need to pry the pads back with something. A big flat tipped screwdriver might do. Just be gentle hehe.
04-07-06, 05:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

Woah that transition definantly looks nice. 650...

Woah that transition definantly looks nice. 650 according to one review there which isn't as bad as I feared. Thanks for the ideas, may be a bit yet to collect the appropriate funding but It's...
04-05-06, 05:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

Love to ride when its warm enough for a tshirt....

Love to ride when its warm enough for a tshirt. Being scotland that happens about twice a year:rolleyes: If its too cold its not fun either. 25deg with no wind is perfect.
04-05-06, 05:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

Tough Short Travel Frame

Hey, I've been thinking about changing the frame on my hard tail to something with some give in the back end. My ideal move would be to swap all the parts of my current bike over, MX Comp 100mm,...
04-05-06, 04:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,451
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

I have them on my hardtail. I didn't think you...

I have them on my hardtail. I didn't think you could buy them seperatly always thought they were OEM things. They've been good so far, stay true well. I dunno what you'd call my riding, all mountain?...
09-27-05, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 975
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

I did the same except for lighter springs. All...

I did the same except for lighter springs. All you do is release any air pressure, take the top caps off. Take the little metal tubes and plastic spacers out, (remember the order they came out!)....
09-26-05, 06:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 720
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

Those pics look fun :D The start of this year...

Those pics look fun :D The start of this year for my was just about getting back on the bike moving again after an operation over xmas. Since then I've improved so much over tech singletrack, much...
09-26-05, 05:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 317
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

Springs 05 MX Comp

Hey, recently bought an 05 MX Comp coil, love it compared to my old MZ but I find the springs very hard. Don't weigh much.... I've been trying to find what softer springs to put it in it. I contacted...
08-24-05, 05:20 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,525
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

Use the Hydros for a few months then decide if...

Use the Hydros for a few months then decide if you want to change them. After riding hundreds of miles with them through Scottish weather (thats usually mud and rain 80% of the year) I'd never...
08-03-05, 03:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 580
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

Dr Pepper...... 6ft no padding no helmet,...

Dr Pepper......

6ft no padding no helmet, whats the worse that could happen...

Splaaaaat
08-01-05, 03:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 927
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

I love damp forest trails. Somehow makes the...

I love damp forest trails. Somehow makes the tires stick like glue.
Mud - don't mind, have to get used to it here, rains 3/4 of the year.
Dry and Dusty is fun as its a bit different.
A warm misty...
07-25-05, 01:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

Been planning to get up there this summer, how...

Been planning to get up there this summer, how would you get there from aviemore train station. We have no car... I've heard there is a "bike Bus" that runs to the trails?
06-24-05, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

What difference would you notice between a 100mm...

What difference would you notice between a 100mm and 120mm MX Comp. I'm about to buy one of them! Is it worth saving nearly 50quid and go for the 105mm coil or is the ETA 120mm much better? They...
06-23-05, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,644
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

I just bought those exact tires, conti diesel and...

I just bought those exact tires, conti diesel and gravity last week and there fantastic. Farily light, roll well, cusion bumps more and grip best on loose damp foresty stuff.
06-11-05, 12:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 236
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

Conti/Maxxis Choices

Narrowed my long tyre search down to two pairs. First question is what would most you all choose. The contis are lighter and seem to get very good reviews. The highrollers look a little better in the...
05-25-05, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

Yeah I mean't curling, keeping one leg down seems...

Yeah I mean't curling, keeping one leg down seems to make sense, I'll try some variations out and see. Thanks anyway.
05-25-05, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

Dumb Dumbell Question

Ohhh the pun... :D

Anyway, is there any proper technique to using dumbells? The position to sit/stand in to avoid straining muscles?

Reason being I had an op for my apendix before xmas so...
05-24-05, 04:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,752
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

What is "the crunch" exactly?

What is "the crunch" exactly?
04-05-05, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,998
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

Lol, thats probably very close to the noise!...

Lol, thats probably very close to the noise! Without all the skin and flesh to dampen it slightly...
04-05-05, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,998
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

Knees Clicking

Another mystery click! I've found my right knee seems make a few little clicks when I bend down on it with my weight on it. Like the same motion if you were going down stairs. Doesn't do it walking...
02-19-05, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 519
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

Yeah, I'm planning to ride to Edinburgh from...

Yeah, I'm planning to ride to Edinburgh from Glasgow in the summer with someone, it's about 50miles and will probably take a train home lol. Not hardcore enough yet. Need to find a nice off road...
02-19-05, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 519
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

First Ride In 3 Months!

:) Finally got back out on my bike after having an apendix operation before christmas. It feels like soooo long ago, my balance has suffered hehe... Might take couple of months to get back to where...
02-15-05, 02:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 720
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

Unfortunatley yeah you will unless you have disc...

Unfortunatley yeah you will unless you have disc hubs with the mounts. They look like a star shaped thing with 6 holes in it on the left hand side. If you want to keep your rims maybe you could only...
01-16-05, 05:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

Brake Hose

Oops, cut my new rear discs hose a bit short. What should I expect to pay for another one? I've been looking at websites and they seem pretty expensive :o
01-13-05, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

Does it not also have something to do with the...

Does it not also have something to do with the fact that any bump you hit on a bike not only pushes up on the fork but back behind you slightly too.
01-03-05, 05:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

Does the maxxis high roller 2.3's work ok in...

Does the maxxis high roller 2.3's work ok in muddy conditions aswell as dry? They look like the have alot forward working tread like paddles.
12-09-04, 10:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 726
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

I don't find it a problem. Does it not absorb...

I don't find it a problem. Does it not absorb some kinetic enegry so you slow down quicker? I find it makes braking a little more controlled too with some leway before the back end pops up. What do...
12-03-04, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

Probably, no ones perfectly symetrical really,...

Probably, no ones perfectly symetrical really, having it slanty might feel better cause it fits that way.
12-01-04, 04:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

Yeah, the custom build wheels on merlin look the...

Yeah, the custom build wheels on merlin look the best, can pick all the parts. Probably do this next year, or I could upgrade my new bikes wheels and swap the old ones over hehe.
11-30-04, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

Light Wheels

I'm looking to turn my old raliegh mtbike into some form of roadie thing. First up would be the wheels as they weigh a hell of a lot more than my new mtbike's so I assume this could be a big...
11-22-04, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

Anyone ever seen that film Hot Shots? :) Just...

Anyone ever seen that film Hot Shots? :) Just dont get a branch stuck in your helmet...
11-21-04, 05:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

I'd thought the Jeep bikes would look a bit more...

I'd thought the Jeep bikes would look a bit more rugged going by the name..... that AWD one looks fun :)
11-12-04, 06:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,211
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

The fork might give the most obvious change,...

The fork might give the most obvious change, especially if you don't already have one.
11-07-04, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 375
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

Looks like Nicky Grist is out of a job.

Looks like Nicky Grist is out of a job.
11-07-04, 04:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 797
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

Hehe, some interesting wipeouts. Funniest one I...

Hehe, some interesting wipeouts. Funniest one I did was riding with this guy as far out of the town as we could into all this moorland through a forest. We thought we could get through another bit...
11-06-04, 06:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 448
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

Mabye I'll save up for something nice next...

Mabye I'll save up for something nice next summer. When my bike cost 400 it seems strange buying a fork for nearly 300.
11-05-04, 04:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 448
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

I have an MZ-comp and I do find it a little...

I have an MZ-comp and I do find it a little oversprung now I've been riding more. I'm fairly light 140, so that might be some of the prob, I've never got more than say 60-70% of the travel out of it....
11-03-04, 10:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 199
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

Conti Gravitys

Are these tires anygood has anyone had much use from them? I'm looking for a bit of a bigger tire with more traction. The bike shop seemed to recommend them, but maybe cause there nearly the most...
11-03-04, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

3ft... 160lbs... 9.8ms-2 vertical...

3ft... 160lbs... 9.8ms-2 vertical acceleration.....80mm travel?
10-30-04, 04:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 756
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

Trail Building

This is probably been asked a hundred times before but does anyone have any experience in building trails? Theres a fairly big forest area very near where I live and I'd love to make some decent...
10-28-04, 05:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,299
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

I guess for heat dissapation it would be good as...

I guess for heat dissapation it would be good as for the same stopping power you would be using only half the power on each ?maybe?. One more thing to wrong tho, or many more things lol. Design for...
10-27-04, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,299
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

Twin Disc Brakes

I've seen on alot of motorbikes now they have a disc and caliper on both sides of the front wheel. Obviously for more braking power, but do any DH bikes use this yet? Might be a bit too powerful...
10-26-04, 02:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,670
Posted By JohnnyTheFox

Hmm... other than biking, Try keep up with...

Hmm... other than biking,

Try keep up with Uni, just started.
Play guitars, music things.
Racing sims,
Learning to drive,
Eating,
Drinking,
If I ever get a chance now read things from time...
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