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Old 04-28-2011, 08:50 PM   #196
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yeah I cross trained hard on the Moto for the bike events... funny how the opposite works as well
It's all good as long as it's all fun.
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Old 04-30-2011, 01:29 PM   #197
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Bike Trials -- on the cheap?


I would really like to try out playing around on a trials bicycle. My son spends a ton of time on his BMX bike and my Titus MTB is just too big and springy for playing around. Does anyone have a recommendation for a trials bike I could get into really cheaply? The used ones I've looked at are really beat up, and building one out is way over $1000. I'm certainly not cool enough to roll around on a mod and would prefer something that looked more conventional in a 26 or preferably a 24 (like an Inspired Element or Echo Urban) that has a seat looking object. I've even thought of just getting a BMX bike or a 24" bmx since they can be found really reasonably, but of course they are overbuilt and heavy.

I just want to have something to play around with...any ideas or lines on something used for a decent price?
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Old 04-30-2011, 02:54 PM   #198
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I would really like to try out playing around on a trials bicycle. My son spends a ton of time on his BMX bike and my Titus MTB is just too big and springy for playing around. Does anyone have a recommendation for a trials bike I could get into really cheaply? The used ones I've looked at are really beat up, and building one out is way over $1000. I'm certainly not cool enough to roll around on a mod and would prefer something that looked more conventional in a 26 or preferably a 24 (like an Inspired Element or Echo Urban) that has a seat looking object. I've even thought of just getting a BMX bike or a 24" bmx since they can be found really reasonably, but of course they are overbuilt and heavy.

I just want to have something to play around with...any ideas or lines on something used for a decent price?
Pinkbike.com is a good source for used and new trials bicycles.

CBtrials is also going out of business and has some pretty smoking deals on frames and trials-specific parts. A lot of the parts can be sourced from your local bike shop.
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:12 AM   #199
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i will tell you from recent experience that it could take a LONG time to find a cheap trials bike that is worth buying.
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Old 05-01-2011, 08:21 AM   #200
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That's a bummer. I just want to take a taste...
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Old 05-01-2011, 10:25 AM   #201
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That's a bummer. I just want to take a taste...
You probably won't like it if you start on a piece of crap bike.

Use whatever bike you have and practice balancing and basic moves to see if it appeals to you.
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:12 PM   #202
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OK, I just got the Echo put together (somewhat) and did a quick session!

Yikes, this is fun. I am working on fundamentals.

Charla, why didn't you tell me to keep a "power foot" ready at all times? Alright, I think you did!

You are going to be soooo sorry for all those mean things you said about me ridng a bicycle!
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:51 PM   #203
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OK, I just got the Echo put together (somewhat) and did a quick session!

Yikes, this is fun. I am working on fundamentals.

Charla, why didn't you tell me to keep a "power foot" ready at all times? Alright, I think you did!

You are going to be soooo sorry for all those mean things you said about me ridng a bicycle!


We told you it was fun.

I just got back from riding the Echo. I was sitting here feeling like crap and being bored and I finally said "Screw this, I'm gonna go ride my bike." Ok, so it isn't really my bike but it's close enough.

I still can't balance on the rear wheel, it's making me nuts.
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:51 PM   #204
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goofed around on my brother-in-laws mtn bike today pedal kicking and so on.... man I miss by competition bike!!! gonna pull the only tank and veritas outta storage and try my hand at it....

btw... I have a woodman T-Comp stock bike frame that I'll sell dirt cheap if anybody wants to by it... has a crack 1/3 way around the top chain stay at the base... but has a tab for reinforcements next to it... so really unsure how long it was cracked.... rode the fire outta the thing!!!

http://youtu.be/RQYbkUJEdwA

over 4 years old.... damn.... I SUCKED!
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Old 05-01-2011, 02:06 PM   #205
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over 4 years old.... damn.... I SUCKED!
Just awful.



Why did you stop riding trials?
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Old 05-01-2011, 02:08 PM   #206
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Just awful.



Why did you stop riding trials?
I discovered GasGas
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Old 05-01-2011, 02:11 PM   #207
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I discovered GasGas
Good reason.

I'm still a lazy ass at heart so the throttle is definitely a nice thing to have.
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Old 05-01-2011, 04:35 PM   #208
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I still can't balance on the rear wheel, it's making me nuts.
That may take a while. A long while for me. It seems like that there is more going on there than meets the eye.
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That may take a while. A long while for me. It seems like that there is more going on there than meets the eye.
There's only like 17 or 18 distinct body motions that have to happen in the precise order to pull off any simple move. Nothing to it.


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Old 05-01-2011, 06:47 PM   #210
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I have my right hand brake working the front to be more like the moto, but man, that is giving me grief. My brain is strarting to slowly adjust to it.

I think if someone was to sneak a throttle tube on mine, I would twist it!
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