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What Do You Think, Will It Work

iwilldoitiwilldoit Posts: 710
edited August 2014 in MTB general
Hi All

Well being a bit of a tart but, my first ever full suspension mountain bike so I would like to keep it looking good, So suspension set up, Heli tape in the worst of the wear areas and I made this !!

What do you think will it work OK and can you see any problems, mind it might be mark 1 or mark bin after tomorrows first ride up the Hafren.

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  • lostboysaintlostboysaint Posts: 4,250
    FFS it's supposed to get dirty.
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  • WindyGWindyG Posts: 1,099
    I'd rather see a dirty bike than a bit censored like that on it.
  • batmobatmo Posts: 277
    WindyG wrote:
    I'd rather clean your bike myself than see a bit of censored like that on it.
    FTFY
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  • rockmonkeyscrockmonkeysc Posts: 14,774
    WindyG wrote:
    I'd rather see a dirty bike than a bit censored like that on it.

    True dat.
  • batmobatmo Posts: 277
    I support wholeheartedly your right to attach whatever you like to your own bike in the spirit of pursuit of the ultimate rider experience and a dry botty.
    Did Mr. Crud succumb to the gainsayers? Were Messers Mucky and Nutz put off by negative forum comments?
    When your entrepreneurial enterprise has made you a billionaire, I have no doubt you'll remember who pooh-poohed your creation and who was supportive... :wink:
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  • Antm81Antm81 Posts: 1,406
    I'm on my second bike with maestro suspension, if you're trying to protect the shock I wouldn't bother it's already well protected and probably the cleanest area of my bike when I got back in yesterday.
  • lbalonylbalony Posts: 301
    WindyG wrote:
    I'd rather see a dirty bike than a bit censored like that on it.

    Sheer class! Please comment more in things!
  • paul.skibumpaul.skibum Posts: 4,068
    All those zip ties will damage your paint as that monstrosity wriggles about like a fat hooker. Considering frame damage is what you are seeking to avoid this seems like a self defeating exercise.

    For that reason, I'm out.
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  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    Pointless, I tried a similar thing on my old iron horse sunday to stop the link filling with mud. It was an exercise in futility, just clean and maintain it regularly. It's gonna get muddy whatever you do.
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  • felix.londonfelix.london Posts: 4,067
    All those zip ties will damage your paint as that monstrosity wriggles about like a fat hooker

    :lol:

    true though
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  • mcnultycopmcnultycop Posts: 2,143
    All those zip ties will damage your paint as that monstrosity wriggles about like a fat hooker.

    Fat hookers just lie there looking bored, don't they...?

    I'd just put up with a wet backside or get waterproof shorts.
  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    By "work" I assume you mean flag you out as a moron? It'll work perfectly!
    I'd just put up with a wet backside or get waterproof shorts.

    It's to protect the bike, it'll do nothing whatsoever for the rider.
  • Angus YoungAngus Young Posts: 3,063
    mcnultycop wrote:

    Fat hookers just lie there looking bored, don't they...?

    Not, according to Bon Scott.
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  • iwilldoitiwilldoit Posts: 710
    Well took the bike out for it's maiden voyage and the guard didn't seem to make any difference at all, mind if you don't try you don't know, so that was a waste of half an hour of my time.

    Thanks for the good advise.

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    It was quite dry on the open going but the single track through the trees was quite steep and wet in places I had left the Racing Ralph's on and they griped quite well considering what I had been told, But I think my Trail Kings will being swapped over from my HT.
  • tootsie323tootsie323 Posts: 199
    Nothing ventured, and all that...
  • WindyGWindyG Posts: 1,099
    A bit of mud never hurts, ended up with over 2kgs on it, it did ruin the jockey wheels though.
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,802
    A mate has a photo of his front wheel as a solid disc full of mud.......
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  • paul.skibumpaul.skibum Posts: 4,068
    The Rookie wrote:
    A mate has a photo of his front wheel as a solid disc full of mud.......

    I have found myself two wheel sliding down the Chevanne track in Les Gets with both wheels full discs of mud and about 6inches wide and jammed in the frame - mud at just the right consistency!
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  • eric_draveneric_draven Posts: 1,191
    The Rookie wrote:
    A mate has a photo of his front wheel as a solid disc full of mud.......

    I have found myself two wheel sliding down the Chevanne track in Les Gets with both wheels full discs of mud and about 6inches wide and jammed in the frame - mud at just the right consistency!

    rode down that 'chavannes' track when it was wet and horrible,a mate had a marin attack trail 05' i think and his rear wheel about stopped it had that much mud in there,i was using different tyres and didn't get the build up
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