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by MtbDiyShed
Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: squealing disc brakes sand the discs ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1015

Re: squealing disc brakes sand the discs ?

squealing wouldn't come from a leaking caliper - you just would lose effective braking wouldn't you? - The system relies on pressure after all - plus if the caliper is leaking I would expect you to be getting fluid on the disc and then I pretty much guarantee you wouldn't get squealing other than f...
by MtbDiyShed
Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: £500 budget for full suspension...
Replies: 19
Views: 926

Re: £500 budget for full suspension...

Looking to purchase full suspension bike with a budget of about £500. Will be riding mainly cross country, offroad trails, not much downhill. I bought a 10 year old full suspension Univega once for £180 off gumtree. Nice bike it was but learned that the Hope brakes was on it's way out, suspension b...
by MtbDiyShed
Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: Looking to start biking, looking for some pointers!
Replies: 3
Views: 554

Re: Looking to start biking, looking for some pointers!

Hi Mate, You'd probably need a 17-18" frame according to most frame size charts but it is always advisable to go to your local bike shop and try out a few bikes. I'd say with your budget you'd need to look at used quality bike brands. I bought an old Kona banger a few years ago for £99 and buil...
by MtbDiyShed
Tue Jun 17, 2014 09:15 am
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: Hello and advice needed, should I upgrade or replace?
Replies: 12
Views: 459

Re: Hello and advice needed, should I upgrade or replace?

I bought an old Kona a few years ago for £120 (2006 model), stripped all the old components etc the bike looked bran new. And I was happy with that. Yes your buddies might have the latest and the greatest but you go show them that you can still have fun.
by MtbDiyShed
Tue Jun 17, 2014 09:03 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Teaching them to ride
Replies: 171
Views: 120631

Re: Teaching them to ride

So - any tips? our two (twins) are 4 and a half, and have bikes (12" wheels, need something bigger really) and we're trying to teach them to ride without stabilisers. We have 'handles' for the bikes that enable us to hold them upright while they practice, but wanted to know if anyone has some ...

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