Does Chch Have Trials Riders ???

Postby slowMTB on Tue 14/Jul/09 4:53pm

Well, not entirely true. I got a e-mail reply from one but said person has not replied since :(

So apart from #1 there appears to be no other riders. Guess I will be going it alone.
So far my efforts have been both promising AND disappointing. Balance is improving sloooooooooowly and I can now spin around on the front wheel achieving a full 90* ish :thumbsup:

It is going to be a challenge 4 SURE ! :)
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Re: Chch Has Zero Trials Riders :(

Postby IamTOAD on Tue 14/Jul/09 5:35pm

Are you on a trails bike?
Or just a jump bike?
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Re: Chch Has Zero Trials Riders :(

Postby slowMTB on Tue 14/Jul/09 6:03pm

IamTOAD wrote:Are you on a trails bike?
Or just a jump bike?


Promise not to laugh, but I purchased an old GT mod Team Trials bike. Not the latest and greatest I know but little $$$ outlay and should be ok to try and get down the basics ?

So far so good :thumbsup:
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Re: Chch Has Zero Trials Riders :(

Postby IamTOAD on Tue 14/Jul/09 6:18pm

Thats preety mean
Vintage trails kinda
How much you pay?
Im looking into getting a trails bike
Currently trying on my Ruckus UF
Its preety hard
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Re: Chch Has Zero Trials Riders :(

Postby slowMTB on Tue 14/Jul/09 7:01pm

$300 - it is in mint condition. Not even a scratch on the bash plate ( until today :lol: ).
Magura hydro brakes both ends etc etc.
A guy was checking it out at Bottle Lake and told me that all the gear on it is quality stuff. It is a lot of fun :thumbsup:
My only reservation is whether I should have gone 26" wheels though :ib:

I have no idea about trials though, gonna be fun.

Look up Ryan Leech on You Tube for some "how to's" ;)
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Re: Chch Has Zero Trials Riders :(

Postby Lukus on Tue 14/Jul/09 7:03pm

Think you'll find the word is trials, my son.

Nifty wee bike, slowMTB. I had a vintage as Monty when I tried my hand at it. Very good fun, very tiring and sometimes frustration. But I was clawing my way up boxes in a day. Lurching on the back wheel was quite hard to learn - takes a heap of coordination.

Good luck!
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Re: Chch Has Zero Trials Riders :(

Postby IamTOAD on Tue 14/Jul/09 7:23pm

slowMTB wrote:$300 - it is in mint condition. Not even a scratch on the bash plate ( until today :lol: ).
Magura hydro brakes both ends etc etc.
A guy was checking it out at Bottle Lake and told me that all the gear on it is quality stuff. It is a lot of fun :thumbsup:
My only reservation is whether I should have gone 26" wheels though :ib:

I have no idea about trials though, gonna be fun.

Look up Ryan Leech on You Tube for some "how to's" ;)


Its easier to learn on a 20 so i rekon nah
I want a 20
Ok will do when my broadband comes back
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Re: Chch Has Zero Trials Riders :(

Postby slowMTB on Tue 14/Jul/09 9:18pm

IamTOAD wrote:
slowMTB wrote:$300 - it is in mint condition. Not even a scratch on the bash plate ( until today :lol: ).
Magura hydro brakes both ends etc etc.
A guy was checking it out at Bottle Lake and told me that all the gear on it is quality stuff. It is a lot of fun :thumbsup:
My only reservation is whether I should have gone 26" wheels though :ib:

I have no idea about trials though, gonna be fun.

Look up Ryan Leech on You Tube for some "how to's" ;)


Its easier to learn on a 20 so i rekon nah
I want a 20
Ok will do when my broadband comes back


Excellent :thumbsup: Let us know when it all happens and post something up :)
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Re: Chch Has Zero Trials Riders :(

Postby am-i-bothered on Fri 7/Aug/09 10:22pm

There are actually quite a few trials riders in chch. To get in contact with some trials guys down there call Lyall Sinclair. His phone number is on this site http://www.geocities.com/Pipeline/Ramp/2901/
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