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Posted: Feb 28, 2020 at 15:20 Quote
I’d honestly get one, I’d love to ride a bit of park/DJ again, but I honestly feel too old to buy a bmx lol but the range of parts available seems to be close to zero. Couldn’t even find a decent wheel set.

If I could find a decent setup for one, I’d buy this one I was going to bid on, cancel the giant and put part of a build together. Better than a basic hard tail for getting me back into biking I guess.

Trail/enduro bike is still the end goal, but I could build one of these octanes up for this summer as opposed to waiting to next for a trail/enduro.

Posted: Feb 29, 2020 at 3:16 Quote
Random decision to buy a dirt jump bike update:

Frame is now bidding at same price CRC had it
On clearance for, so I’ve made that my Mac bid...

Do I take a chance on a company in Singapore being legit? lol Or even a chance on it getting to me given Coronvirus delays...

http://www.united-bikeparts.com/products/Octane-One-Zircus-26%22-frame%2C-black-.html


Edit:

I now own brand new octane one Zircus frame.

Posted: Feb 29, 2020 at 7:20 Quote
brodoyouevenbike wrote:
What a rollercoaster

Indeed lol

I have a DJ bike but just don't ride the thing any more - if I have an opportunity to ride it's always going to be on my trail/enduro bike.

That said DJ bikes are awesome and I probably should get out on mine more - particularly as I have a half decent pumptrack locally now.

Posted: Feb 29, 2020 at 8:47 Quote
Yeah apologies for that short ride.

Figured I could build one of these up relatively cheap, dirt jumps and skateparks are way more accessible to me at the moment as opposed to trails (my city has 7 skateparks 2 dirt jump trails, 1 indoor park and there’s a couple more within an hours drive)

Definitely still want to get into enduro/trails, and will next year, but couldn’t miss an opportunity to enjoy what I used to love again for a year until I can get a decent enduro/trails bike...

Frame comes Friday. Ended up paying same for it as CRC we’re selling it for on clearance, but it’s brand new, only taken out of box.

Eyeing up a pair of manitou circus expert forks that have been fitted to a bike and then taken off and never used, they’re on for sub £170 atm...

Edit: also this time next year
I’ll be back living in the sticks, so that’ll suit it far better.

Also if I seem overly excited
By getting a relatively cheap setup, it’s because that’s a fairly
Big investment for me at minute considering some other stuff I have going on.

Posted: Feb 29, 2020 at 10:14 Quote
At the moment I'm just over excited with my trailbike so I'm just riding that, but to f*ck around I'll grab my bmx

Posted: Mar 1, 2020 at 2:38 Quote
Given the 60cm of snow outside, I have to settle for cross country skis and haven't seen dry dirt since July.

Posted: Mar 1, 2020 at 3:01 Quote
brodoyouevenbike wrote:
Given the 60cm of snow outside, I have to settle for cross country skis and haven't seen dry dirt since July.

Cheeky flight or ferry over here bro you could get some riding in tup

Posted: Mar 1, 2020 at 3:02 Quote
Any recommendations on the topic of forks,

From what I can gather, what I would have chosen as a probable go-to option (RS Argyle) is now deceased.

Seen a few recommendations for Manitou Circus Experts,

Any other recommendations within that price band?

Max £350 preferably. (Preferably cheaper in fact) For DJ/Park.

100mm max, will probably be lowered to 80mm depending on geo.

Also, I’m a bit rusty, wheel set I’m looking at has a 10t driver, do I want to be looking at a 28T sprocket?

Bmx wise I ran 9-25t, 10t was for 28t, not sure how the increased wheel size factors in.

Posted: Mar 1, 2020 at 3:04 Quote
Aside from the 70mph wind and flooding, uk Is sound tup

Posted: Mar 1, 2020 at 3:57 Quote
tom666 wrote:
brodoyouevenbike wrote:
Given the 60cm of snow outside, I have to settle for cross country skis and haven't seen dry dirt since July.

Cheeky flight or ferry over here bro you could get some riding in tup

Seriously considering setting up a winter business to take locals from here riding over in my hometown in Portugal. Riding is nice, but getting paid to ride is in a class of its own.

Weather has been awful anywhere North of the Pyrenees

Posted: Mar 1, 2020 at 5:01 Quote
brodoyouevenbike wrote:
tom666 wrote:
brodoyouevenbike wrote:
Given the 60cm of snow outside, I have to settle for cross country skis and haven't seen dry dirt since July.

Cheeky flight or ferry over here bro you could get some riding in tup

Seriously considering setting up a winter business to take locals from here riding over in my hometown in Portugal. Riding is nice, but getting paid to ride is in a class of its own.

Weather has been awful anywhere North of the Pyrenees

It's blue skies here this morning, but we have had some poorer weather as well.

I reckon there's a business in taking Scandinavians riding in South Wales. If you haven't ridden at all in a few months to come over here and ride a few days of uplift would be super sick.

It would be cheap for Scandinavians too because your currency is strong and South Wales is very cheap.

Posted: Mar 1, 2020 at 6:10 Quote
brodoyouevenbike wrote:
tom666 wrote:
brodoyouevenbike wrote:
Given the 60cm of snow outside, I have to settle for cross country skis and haven't seen dry dirt since July.

Cheeky flight or ferry over here bro you could get some riding in tup

Seriously considering setting up a winter business to take locals from here riding over in my hometown in Portugal. Riding is nice, but getting paid to ride is in a class of its own.

Weather has been awful anywhere North of the Pyrenees

My brother does that in the summer in norway. (Any excuse to ride on Facebook/ Instagram) he's trying to find a winter location at the moment Haha, in Croatia atm

Posted: Mar 1, 2020 at 10:52 Quote
He's your brother? We went to Trolltunga together last summer tup


Gonna look into South Wales, Portugal is faaaaar

Posted: Mar 1, 2020 at 11:28 Quote
brodoyouevenbike wrote:
He's your brother? We went to Trolltunga together last summer tup


Gonna look into South Wales, Portugal is faaaaar

That's dope. I love Norway.

A few years ago I sat on the top of Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) which is a very similar vibe https://www.instagram.com/p/4OdMtcD90l/

Hit up my inbox if you want any help organising something in South Wales bro, I can definitely help out Smile


 
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